May 2021 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

The month of May is upon us and in the church; the month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.  The first part of the month is represented by the color white for purity and innocence, with the next part of the month after Pentecost represented by the color for green.  The green represents the sign of hope, the color of crops sprouting and reaping the harvest of heaven.  Hope is a fitting symbol that is needed at this time.  We need the hope that things are going to get better, the hope that things will return to normal, and hope that our loved ones will remain safe and healthy.  If all this holds true, I hope to see everybody sitting around the deck of the club this summer, enjoying the company of this great Knights of Columbus family.  

Steve will continue to have dinners on Wednesday nights, please come down for a dinner to support the club.  The building association fish fry will take a break for the summer, but I just wanted to say thank you to all the fine folks that helped with dinners during the pandemic and throughout the Lenten season.  Due to the commitment and hard work of many people, we were able to raise a lot of money for many different charities throughout Muskegon.  It all started with helping Father Matt Barnum and his cause the Muskegon Baby Pantry, which we worked to reach the goal of $10,000.00.  After we reached that goal, it continued for the next year raising money for different groups: Muskegon Rescue Mission, Pound Buddies, Boys & Girls Club, Family Promise, just to name a few.  We rounded out the Lenten season with another large donation of $10,000.00 for AMBUCS and our last couple of fish fries we will support the Special Olympics.  We collected for our Annual Tootsie Roll Drive at our local parishes, St Francis and Our Lady of Grace, on Easter Sunday.  We were able to raise over $1,000.00, and along with the donations at the dinners, we should be able to send in a check for over $2,500.00.  It just goes to show you that there is goodness in this world, and it is all around us, we just need to open our eyes and minds to see it.  

I would ask that you add into your prayers, that God may guide our leaders and all of us to make the place we live in better than the day before.  I believe that all of us can make a difference, especially in our own community, it starts with each one of us.

Council meetings will be the second Thursday of each month and everybody is welcome and encourage to join us for our monthly meeting.  This month the meeting will be on May 13th @ 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:
April 18th
May 9th
May 30th
June 20th

Please help ushering at Mass on Sunday 11:00 am.  Please add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to get your instructions.

Vivat Jesus,
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email:

Special Announcements

MAy Events:

  • The online Event calendar is up-to-date.  Please check it out at  Please be aware and watch as things may change as the COVID things get worse.
  • Dinner events are drive-through and also in hall dining. All our dinners have been supporting local charities, please stay tuned to the charity we will be supporting each week.
  • Please support these dinners, volunteer if you are able. Contact Matt Carlton or Steve Tejchma to help.
  1. The meeting was canceled because of schedule conflicts.
  2. We are in good standings with State and Supreme.
  3. We will plan on meeting in person in May with social distancing.

Membership Goals 2019-2020: 31 new members and 11 new insurance members.
Members needed: 23 now. Please try to always recruit new gentlemen.
New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News

We are still planning to do dinner in May, but will be cutting back on the Friday dinners.  Wednesday Drive Thru and in hall dining will continue.  Please follow the social distancing rules.  We have been doing very well with this, but your support has been very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Current dinner schedules coming up, all are Drive Thru at this time. Please consult the online Calendar for changes:

May 5 Wet Burritos/Tacos $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Burgers on the grill $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
May 14 Fish Fry $11.00 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Beef Tips and Noodles $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
May 26 French Dip $10.00 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

We are looking forward to 2021.  Please see the Website at click on the Calendars, then Event Calendar to see what activities are planned.  Thank you!

Stay Safe and wear those masks (it’s helping)!

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki, Email:

From the Editors Desk

I’ve talked to Eagle Island Golf course and we will start our senior play on May 6th at 9:45. When the weather starts to improve; we will change it to 9:00, usually June. This is a fun league, maybe a few bets, but you will never lose more than $1.00 unless you bet with Larry Allore.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet, Email:

Joke of the Month

Getting Older and Wiser:

* Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. This is so true. I love to hear them say, “You don’t look that old.”

* The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

* Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me! I want people to know why I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.

* When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth… think of Algebra.

Bonus Joke: Visiting Her Husband

A young woman was flying from Georgia to Germany, where her husband was stationed in the military.  At the ticket counter, the agent asked her the standard security questions.

“Do you have any bags with you that you didn’t pack yourself?” the agent asked.

“As a matter of fact, yes,” the woman answered.

And she went on to explain that her mother-in-law had given her a package to take to her son. The agent eyed the woman and asked, “Does she like you?

Had Room for a 2nd Bonus Joke(s)

When the driver of a huge trailer lost control of his rig, he plowed into an empty tollbooth and smashed it to pieces.  He climbed down from the wreckage and within a matter of minutes, a truck pulled up and discharged a crew of workers.  The men picked up each broken piece of the former tollbooth and spread some kind of creamy substance on it.  Then they began fitting the pieces together.  In less than a half-hour, they had the entire tollbooth reconstructed and looking good as new.

“Astonishing!” the truck driver said to the crew chief. “What was the white stuff you used to get all the pieces together?” The crew chief said, “Oh, that was tollgate booth paste.”     OH! MOANER!

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