February 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

Blessings Brothers,

Remember Our Purpose for Existence:

Charity, Unity, Fraternity, & Patriotism


We will have a fundraiser at St Francis with the proceeds going to purchase an AED for the church. A quality AED can cost anywhere from $1500 or more. The fundraiser will be French Dip sandwiches and chips. Folks can eat in at the church or take-out orders. There will be meals available after Saturday 5 pm Mass and Sunday 11 am Mass. The dates are February 23 and February 24. If you would like to help serve food we could use your help. Contact me 231-286-3994.

We will also do a recruitment drive during the fundraiser meals. We would like to do something like this in the future at Our Lady of Grace as well.

I spoke with Father Charlie and asked if we could do fundraising meals a few times a year. He is highly in favor of us doing something like this. It takes a lot of help to do something on this scale so if you have ideas or just want to help serve contact me.

We would like to hold a First Degree ceremony in March. Anyone who knows of men interested in becoming a Knight contact any council officer.

You should have received your dues for 2019. Please return as soon as possible if you have not already.

The Christopher Columbus Building Association has put out a schedule of dinners through March. Please support these.

Supreme is considering changes to the First, Second and Third degrees. They are thinking of combining all three into one degree and performing the ceremony after Mass. Plus it would be open to the parish members including all family members. The idea is to make joining a more family-oriented process. This is not likely to happen until 2020. If you have any thoughts on how to do this your ideas are welcome.

We have 2 vacancies for council officers: Lecturer and Chancellor. If anyone is interested please contact me. Please think about helping on the Council…it only means 1 meeting a month.

Lent is rapidly approaching. I am sure there will be one evening where we are asked to support Lenten activities. In the past we have helped St Francis with soup suppers after Wednesday Mass as well as Stations of the Cross. We will put details out as soon as we know more.

St Francis Usher Schedule for Sunday’s 11:00 AM Masses:

  • 2/10/2019
  • 3/10/2019
  • 4/7/2019

Vivat Jesus!
John Schneller, GK
Email: gk706@gmail.com

Tidbit Announcements:

January Events:

  1. Building Association meeting on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 pm
  2. Usher at St Francis 11:00 am Mass January 20th

January - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) Short Business meeting
b) Trying to get our candidates to a 1st Degree scheduled
c) District Deputy Bill Bernesser gave his report and discussed Home Councils.
d) February 14th is our next Council meeting 7:00 pm. We need your input.

Membership Goals 2018-2019:

  • Members needed: 31
  • New insurance members needed: 11

2019 billing for dues has been sent out, please remember to send your dues in. The funds help support all our charitable activities throughout the year. We cannot do these things without your continued support. We have made an impact this year to ARC Muskegon, Westley School, Kids Food Basket, Muskegon Catholic Central to name a few. In addition, some of the money goes to State and Supreme and they do support many charities also. So you dues do a lot when multiplied by the number of Knights worldwide.

Building Association News:

The Building Association is working on events to keep things active and lively. Please check the events calendar online or come to the hall to see what’s going on. We have a lot of dinners planned and with lent coming up the Fish Fries will be starting too. These events make it possible to keep the hall in good shape, but also some of the funds help support local charities too.

We are always looking for volunteers to help on the dinners. Don’t wait to be asked, please ask to help.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

Joke of the month:

Children can say the funniest things:

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. It read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now, she's hitting the bottle.

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'

A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out 'What have you got there, dear?' With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

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