June 2023 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, June 8th, 2023 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

It is that time of year when we elect new officers to the council.  We have a stellar lineup of candidates for the next fraternal year; see the listing of officers below.  Please make sure you thank your council members when you see them. It is a very rewarding job but does take some work and time away from the family.  Please note the Deputy Grand Knight is OPEN. We need someone to step up for that Office, please consider running for that office.  We need someone to move to Grand Knight in a couple of years.

Grand Knight- Doug Zuidema

Deputy Grand Knight- OPEN

Financial Secretary- Steve DeWall

Treasurer- Brian Delong

 Recorder- Brad Doriot

Advocate- Henry Hartwell

Chancellor- Bill McDermitt

Warden- Tom Seatrom

Lecturer- Brian Powers

Inside Guard- Tim Kordecki

Outside Guard- Kelly Powers

Trustee 1 year- Matt Carlton

Trustee 2 year – Dennis Chandonnet

Trustee 3 year- Lee Chandonnet

Our Lenten season mission to help support Brother Michael Caughey, who is attending seminary in Lincoln, Nebraska, will continue beyond the Lenten season.  We are very close to our goal of $10,000.00 and know we will reach it.  If you would like to contribute, please contact me or leave your donation at the hall or give it to me.  Thank you for being so helpful in reaching this goal and helping put another young man one step closer to the priesthood and reaching his goal of serving God. 

Council meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month, and everybody is welcome and encouraged to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month our council meeting will be on June 8th @ 7 pm. I hope all Brother Knights and their families are doing well, but for those that are going through tough times, please pray for them.  See the members in need on the website and keep them in your prayers.

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • June 4th
  • June 25th
  • July 16th

If you can help out, please show up about 15 minutes before the 11:00 AM Mass.

Vivat Jesus,
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email: carlton29@frontier.com

Special Announcements

June Events:

  • The online event calendar will be up-to-date.  Please check it out at www.kc706.com.
  • Watch for emails on Wednesday dinner or check the Event calendar online
  • Our donations  for Seminarian Michael Caughey will be announced
  • Also, be on the lookout for emails of any additional dinners and special events that might come up.

May – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held, we are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  2. We discussed the new officers and have a slate of Officers for 2023/2024 (see the GK News above).
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing with our council. 

Building Association News

Our events are able to run smoothly because of Brother Knights volunteering to help, we need help with these dinners.  We also need help before the dinners, it takes a lot of people to get all the fixings together.  Please get in touch with Steve Tejchma at 855-2796.  We would like to thank all the volunteers that help out.  


June 7
Pulled Pork BBQ
5:30 – 7:30 

June 14
Burger Night
5:30 – 7:30

June 21
BBQ Ribs
5:30 – 7:30

June 28
French Dip or Reuben Sandwich
5:30 – 7:30

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

Please check the website here – kc706.com/event-calendar/. We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,
Email: timkordecki@comcast.net

From the Editors Desk

Remember, our Brother Knights who need prayers.  Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions.

Remember our Brother Knights in need of prayers.  Please let me know if you have special prayer intentions.  See my email address below to let me know.

The Thursday morning golf is in full swing.  We are always looking for a few more golfers (I use the word golfers), but everyone is invited.  It’s only 9 holes; lately, we have only had about 7-8 golfers.  Play starts at 9:36 am, weather permitting.  A group of us come to play golf, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.  No matter your skill level, you are invited.  We play at Excalibur Golf Course (the old Eagle Island), 800 S Mill Iron Rd.  We team up before playing, so there is no need to make it every week, but we would like to have more show up.  Everyone can compete because we keep handicaps each week.  Come join us, this is a fun group.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet
Email: famchando@comcast.net

Jokes and Reflections

Small Town Horrors


…the city jail is called Amoeba because it only has one cell.

…the New Year’s baby was born in October.

…there’s no place to go that you shouldn’t.

…Main Street is one block long and dead ends in both directions.

…Second Street is in the next town over.

…the ZIP code is a fraction.

…a “Night on the Town” takes only 11 minutes.

Some Moaners

Excuse me, I ordered a dozen bees, but you gave me thirteen.
That’s a free bee


In Athens, no one wakes before noon.
Why is that?
Dawn is tough on Greece.


Did you hear about Roy down on the corner selling tents for quarter?
Yes, they call him Quarter Roy

A Mother’s Love

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No Charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”

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Muskegon, MI 49441
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 799-2211
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Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 733-1637
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A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 722-6127
Fax:(231) 726-2601

Duff Plumbing
2195 Sherin St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone:(231) 755-3833

Excel Propane
365 S. Third Ave.
Fruitport, MI 49415
Phone:(231) 865-3665
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330 E Broadway Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49444
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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