November 2021 Newsletter

From the Desk of the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Brother Knights,

As we are getting back to our lives as we once knew them, more opportunities are becoming available for us to use our talents to help the community.  I would encourage you to get out there and be part of the giving.  Throughout the fall and into the winter we have a number of events that have a wide range of tasks and every task is key to making our organization run smoothly.  If anybody is interested in helping at an event or has an event that they think the Knights of Columbus should be part of, please give me a call, text, or email.  Matt Carlton 231-740-4651 or

Serving our Parish:

  • St. Francis: Veterans Brunch – November 14th after 11 am mass
  • St. Francis: St. Nick’s Breakfast – December 5th after 11 am mass

Recruiting for our Organization:

  • Our Lady of Grace: November 27th
  • St. Francis de Sales: November 28th
  • St. Mary’s: November 28th

Serving our Community:

  • Coats for Kids: drop off coats at club or donation
  • Hygiene supplies for Holy Cross Services drop off at the club

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.

If anybody would like to get more involved with events, please don’t hesitate to contact me or another member.  We have many opportunities to serve this great Muskegon community. 

Ushering at St. Francis:

  • November 14th
  • December 5th
  • December 26th

Please help to usher at Mass on Sunday at 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

November Events:

  • The online Event calendar is up-to-date.  Please check it out at
  • November 12th – Friday night Fish Fry with all the fixings.  Dine in, Drive thru or take out.
  • November 24th – Wednesday our annual Turkey Fry.  Potluck dinner, bring your best dish, we will supply the turkey.  If you would like to donate a turkey for the event, please contact Steve and bring it to the hall.

October – Council Meeting:

  1. Meeting was held in the Council Room.
  2. We are in good standing with State and Supreme.
  3. Please plan to attend the next meeting and see what we are doing in our community.

Membership Goals 2020-2021: 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

Here come the Fall dinners, please stop down and enjoy…dine-in, drive-thru, and pick-up.  Please try to support these dinners.  Current dinner schedules coming up:


November 3
Ham Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 10
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 12
Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

November 17
Soup Bar
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 24
Annual Turkey Fry
No Cost, donate a turkey and/or bring a dish. More info to follow.

Wings and Fries are also available Wednesdays

Please check the website here – We try to keep it updated to the best of our ability!

Building Association President
Tim Kordecki,

From the Editors Desk

Believe or not, a few of us are still golfing at Eagle Island Golf on Thursday morning at 9:45 am. As long as the weather holds, we will plan on golfing. Come on out and join the fun, but dress warmly. I think we might be at the end of our fun!

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Joke(s) of the Month

Quick Ones

Once upon a time, there lived a king who was only 12 inches tall. He was a terrible king, but he made a great ruler.

Asked: Did you like working at the unemployment office?
Answered: Not really. Even when they fired me, I still had to come in.

Asked: Have you heard of the music genre called “bubble rap”?
Answered: It sounds like pop to me.

Asked: What do you call a knight who likes to scare people?
Answered: Sir Prize.

Asked: How much do you weigh?
Answered: About 200 pounds with my glasses on.

Continued: How much with them off? 
Answered: I don’t know, I can’t read the numbers.

Farmer’s Names

George, the farmer, had so many children that he ran out of names.  So he started calling his kids after something around his farm. 

It was the first day of school and the teacher asked each child their name.  When he got to one of the farmer George’s sons, the boy replied, ‘Wagon Wheel.’

The teacher said, ‘I need your real name boy, to which the lad replied, ‘It’s Wagon Wheel, sir…Really.’

The teacher rather annoyed rejoined, ‘All right young man, take yourself right down to the Principal’s office this minute.’

The youngster pushed himself out of his chair, turned to his sister, and said, ‘C’mon, ‘Chicken Feed’, he ain’t gonna believe you, either.’

Get to the Other Side

There’s this ‘not-so-bright young woman out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees another woman on the opposite bank.

“Yoo-hoo” she shouts, “how can I get to the other side?”

The second woman looks up the river, then down the river, then shouts back, “You are on the other side.”

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A J Vallier Sons, Inc.
1664 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
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Duff Plumbing
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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Excel Propane
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Muskegon, MI 49444
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Muskegon, MI 49441
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