May 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brother Knights,

It has been a busy month around the Knights of Columbus, with many different events going on in our building and at other venues. One staple event is our delicious and very popular Lenten fish fry dinners. Thanks to all for helping out at a dinner or for coming down to enjoy some of the great food and fellowship. The money that is raised at these events is dispersed throughout our local community. Some of the places that this money goes to is listed on a flyer on the tables. It is important that we take pride in doing good deeds in the community and share this information with our organization and the community. I hope everybody had a wonderful Easter season and celebrated the true meaning of Easter.

One of those events that demonstrates this point is the work that was done to host a French Dip dinner at St. Francis de Sales church. All of the proceeds from the event went to the purchase an AED for St. Francis de Sales church. I would like to thank Pat Galla and Steve Tejchma for taking on this fundraiser and their crew of Pat Goresch, Tim Kordecki, Paul Kuharevicz, and John Schneller. This is a great example of how we can come together into our parishes and have a positive impact. Plus a check to Fr. Charlie for partial payment for an additional AED.

Easter Vigil lunch and reception were hosted by the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis de Sales on April 20th, thanks to Denny and Marilyn Chandonet, Pat Goresch, Tom Seastrom, my family; Lucas, Claire, Jen and myself for coming out help serve the parish during this Easter season.

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.
“A good deed is the best prayer” Robert G. Ingersoll

Upcoming Events:

Council Meeting May 9th
Elections of Officers, induction to be held at the July meeting.

Nominations for 2019-2020 Council Officers:

  • Grand Knight – Matt Carlton
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Chuck Wahl
  • Treasurer – Joe Kelly,
  • Recorder – Doug Zuidema, Advocate – Joe Gawron
  • Chancellor – Bill McDermott
  • Warden – Tom Seastrom
  • Inside Guard – Steve Dewall
  • Outside Guard – Leo Denslow,
  • Trustees 1 year- Dennis Chandonnet
  • Trustees 2 year – Lee Chandonnet
  • Trustees 3 year – Don Martines

First Degree – Thursday, May 2nd 6:00 pm

Friday, May 10th-Lee Fund Raiser, for baby Luke Lee at MCC.

Monday, May 13th 6:00 PM – Fatima Community Rosary at Our Lady of Grace. Need help with setup. This is an outside event, so pray for sunshine.

St Francis Usher Schedule for Sunday’s 11:00 AM Masses:
Add these date to your calendar and try to arrive 20 minutes early to Mass

  • May 5th
  • May 26th
  • June 16th

Vivat Jesus!
Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651
Email: carlton29@frontier.com


Tidbit Announcements:

May Events:

a) Building Association meeting Monday, May 13th at 6:30 pm
b) See the online calendar for all the events.

March - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) We are in good standings with Supreme
b) Parish Tootsie Roll Drive at St Francis and Our Lady of Grace
c) Next meeting May 9th at 7:00 pm. We need your input.

Membership Goals 2018-2019:

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

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 3, 2019 –New York Strip Steak Fry.
Advance Tickets $15.00. Limited Amount of $18.00 Tickets at the door

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Appreciation Dinner
Must sign up at the hall

Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Annual Fund Raiser Beer Tent
Entertainment – Westside Soul Surfers

We will need many hands to help with this, please volunteer some time to help out in some capacity. This is one of our largest efforts to raise money for Local Charities. Please don’t wait to be asked, step forward. We are just in the planning stage, so mark your calendars.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki


Bulletin Editor Note

We will be starting the Thursday morning golfing on May 2 at 10:00 am at Eagle Island Golf Course, 800 S Mill Iron Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442. You don’t have to be a great golfer, this is a fun league. Handicaps will be established and partners selected at check-in. If you can make it just show up, who knows who you might get stuck with for a partner. As the weather warms up, we will be changing the starting time to 9:00 am. Come out and have some fun. There is a $1.00 charge for prize money and of course green fees.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet


Joke of the Month

Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

"We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said Sven, "but we don't have a ladder."

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced, "Twenty-one feet, six inches," and walked away.

One engineer shook his head and laughed, "A lot of good that does us. We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"

Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are currently serving as elected members of Congress.

Bonus Stories (I had some extra room):

Some short stories are all very good stories and make us think twice about the daily happenings in our lives as we deal with others!!

1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said,
"Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."

2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful businessman in his 70s what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing."

3. Today, after my 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."

4. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And, just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.


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