September 2020 Newsletter

From the Desk of
the Grand Knight

Council Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

Usually when you think of September you think of the school starting, Friday night football and the start of the fall season. It looks like two of the three will happen, schools starting and fall, but football may have to wait. Another bummer for this year’s seniors. September falls in the church’s season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color of green. The color green is a symbol of seeds sprouting and a symbol of hope.

I thought this is a fitting especially for this year with the state of our great country. We need some hope at this point that things are going to be better in this world we live in. 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 will be on September 10th @ 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 by clicking the “In Your Prayers” button and please remember them in your prayers.

The Christopher Columbus Building Association is having Wednesday Wings throughout September, please support these events and check website for other events.

Ushering at St. Francis:
September 20th
October 11th
November 1st

We are back needed at Mass on Sunday’s again 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.

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

Special Announcements

September Events:
a) Online Event calendar is up-to-date. Please check it out at
August – Council Meeting:
a) Meeting was canceled.
b) We will meet September 10th at 7:00pm.

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

Wednesday evening dinners have started featuring wings, regular and spicey, cost $10. And who knows what Steve will also throw on the menu. Dine in or take out available (no drive thru). See the Website at click on the calendars for events.

We would like to thank Dave Eder for his time and efforts he spent on the Building Association. as Treasurer. All his work was sincerely appreciated. Thanks Dave. Great Job!

Thanks to Barb Langlois for all the email communications and maintaining the Events Calendar. You should start to hear from her more in the coming months. Barb you are awesome.

Thanks to Chad Earnest and all who helped him make our outside patio area look so beautiful with all the plants and planters. You did a great job. It looks spectacular! If you see Chad, please thank him for his efforts.

We appreciate everyone who has participated in all the dinners we have had at the club. This includes the people who prepare all the food (which is a huge undertaking), the servers, runners and cooks. They have all helped make our dinners a huge success because of you. Let’s keep it going. If you would like to lend a hand please contact Steve Tejchma or myself.

The hall is open; however, the bar is open with limited seating or enjoy outdoor seating too. Our hours currently are Monday – Thursday 4-8, Friday & Saturday 4-???

Weekday hours have changed, now open from 4:00 -8:00. We will close earlier if no one is there. We will still work for social distancing and facial masks are needed when entering and walking around. Please be mindful of others.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki, Email:

From the Editors Desk

The Thursday morning golf is still going. Join us at Eagle Island, Thursday’s at 9:00 am…weather permitting. We usually go well into the Fall.

As most of you know a portion of our dues go to the State Council and the Supreme Council. This is a portion of your dues bill. With just one of us donating the amount, it doesn’t add up to a huge donation, but multiply that by millions of Knights across the world it makes a huge impact. 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

A Native American chief had three wives, each of whom was pregnant.

The first gave birth to a boy. The chief was so elated that he built her a teepee made of deer hide.

A few days later, the second gave birth, also to a boy. The chief was very happy. He built her a teepee made of antelope hide.

The third wife gave birth a few days later, but the chief kept the details a secret. He built this one a two-story teepee, made out of a hippopotamus hide. The chief then challenged the tribe to guess what had occurred.

Many tried, unsuccessfully. Finally, one young brave declared that the third wife had given birth to twin boys.

“Correct,” said the chief. “How did you figure it out?”

The warrior answered, “It’s elementary. The value of the squaw of the hippopotamus hide is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.”

For the non-mathematical people, that the definition of the Pythagorean Theorem. It’s not as funny if you have to explain it!

Bonus Joke:

Robert F. Kennedy, while on his way to get an honorary degree at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, found himself under some wifely pressure to get a haircut.

He and Mrs. Kennedy were driving from the airport to the college when it was decided that the haircut could be put off no longer.

His police escort accompanied him into the barbershop, whereupon a woman standing nearby remarked: “I have to chloroform my seven-year-old to get his hair cut. This guy has to have a cop.”

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