From the Desk of the Grand Knight
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:00 PM
We have made it to October and the temperatures are starting to cool down. We all know where the weather is headed from here on out, just going to get colder. Therefore, we thought it would be a great time to start a new program at the Knights of Columbus 706. We have started the “Coats for Kids” program to help put a coat on every child in our community that needs one. If you have been down to the Knights of Columbus 706, you may have seen the flyers on the tables. If you haven’t seen the flyers, the program works to provide a coat to any child that needs one within our Muskegon community. There are multiple ways that you can help as a member of the Muskegon Community. You can either drop off a new coat to the Knights of Columbus or give a cash donation to the program. At the end of the donation period, we will take the cash a purchase coats at a discounted price to distribute throughout our Muskegon Community through local organizations. I would like to thank you in advance for your support for this program and for helping keep the children of our Muskegon community warm this winter.
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. Keep our leaders and our community in your prayers.
Council meetings are the second Thursday of each month and everybody is welcome and encourage to join us for our monthly meeting. This month will be on October 8th @ 7 pm. If the weather permits, we will be meeting outside on the patio.
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:
Please help ushering at Mass on Sunday 11:00 am. We are needed more than ever to help with social distancing and some cleaning after Mass. Please add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to get your instructions.
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
a) Online Event calendar is up-to-date. Please check it out at www.kc706.com
September – Council Meeting:
a) We are in good standings with State and Supreme.
b) District Deputy talked about the “Coats for Kids” program. We are collecting donations of new or GENTLY used coats, or donations at the hall. This will stay in the Muskegon area. Please Help!
c) We will meet again on October 8th at 7:00 pm. Come join us!
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
Please see the Website at www.kc706.com click on the Calendars, then Event Calendar to see what going on. We will be doing some additional dinners again on special Friday evenings. We have received a few calls asking when these might continue, so we will see how it goes. Keep checking the calendars as things get added throughout the months.
We had another great Steak Fry dinner and a huge thank you for all those who attended. It was not only good food, but good entertainment. Also THANK YOU for those who helped out. Working together we get things done. If you would like to lend a hand on any functions or dinners, we are always looking for people to step up. Contact Steve Tejchma or Tim if you can help.
The hall is open; however, with limited seating so please enjoy the outdoor seating (at least until the weather holds out). Our hours currently are Monday – Thursday 4-8, Friday & Saturday 4-??? We will close earlier if no one is there. We will still work for social distancing and facial masks requirements are still in place. Please be mindful of others.
Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki, Email: email@example.com
From the Editors Desk
The Thursday morning golf is still going. Join us at Eagle Island, Thursday’s at 10:00 AM now with the cooler weather starting. We usually go well into the Fall.
I thought I would post this again this month for those that might have missed it. This is a great thing that we as Knights do worldwide with our dues. Here is what we as Knights did in 2019. Approximately $187.6 Million was donated at the Supreme level. Here are some of the areas:
Leave No Neighbor Behind $5M
Special Olympics $4.5M
Christian Refugee Relief $3.3M
Food Drives $1.8M
Habitat for Humanity $810,000
Global Wheelchair Mission 8109 wheelchairs
Coats for Kids 124,211 coats
For the State Council, I could not find as much information, but I know they donate quite a bit of money also. We as a Council have done many donations this year as Knights. As you may have read in a past bulletins, we have made contributions of over $25,000 this year to various local charities. Some of this through our dinner donations, pop can drive and your dues.
I am noting this because there are a few members who have not paid their dues this year. It is good to know where your dues are going and that they are doing good in both our local community, State, and worldwide. We do make a difference as Knights of Columbus!
Joke of the Month
What Love means to 4-8-year-olds
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8-year-olds , ‘What does love mean?’ The answers they got were broader, deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined! See what you think:
‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So, my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’
‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’
‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’
‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’
‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.’
‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate. ‘
‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.’
‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’
‘During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’
‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ ‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’
‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’
‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’
‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’
‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ (what an image)
‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’
‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’
The winner was a four-year-old child whose next-door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing, I just helped him cry’
Bonus Joke: Financial Foresight
I’d been working on my business degree for about a year when I finally got to take a popular finance course. I went to the bookstore to buy the text and was shocked to find out that it would cost me $96. I asked how much it was worth if I sold it back at the end of the semester.
“You’ll get $24,” said the clerk.
“This is insane,” I protested as I wrote out the check.
“I know,” replied the clerk sympathetically. “I’ve always thought that a person who buys a book for $96 and then sells it back for $24 should fail the course.”
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