August 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

Installation of OfficersOur 2019 Charity Beer Tent Fundraiser is in the books. If you did put up a poster or yard sign please take it down and return them to the hall. Thanks to everyone who helped put this event together from the planning committee, set-up crews, volunteers during the event and the clean-up crew after the event. Many hands are involved with this event to make it a success for the charities of West Michigan.

The West Side Soul Surfers did have to cut their session short due to the weather, which was unfortunate, but it I looked like everybody was enjoying themselves without the music. Please stay tuned next month for results and donations to the West Michigan Charities.

The 32nd Annual Crusader Open charity event was held August 2nd. We donated $500 to the MCC outing and our name “Dan M Kennedy Council #706” will be on one of the tees.

Galla Family donations, in memory of Monica Galla, the Galla family decided to donate the money to fund the installation of the handicap front door system. A generous gift for the betterment of the organization. Thank you to the Galla family and please continue to keep their family in your prayers.

The 2019 Installation of Officers was August 1st at 7:00 PM at St. Francis de Sales with Father Charlie presiding over the ceremony. If you run into an officer be sure to thank them for volunteering their time and talents to Council 706. Special thank you to Father Charlie and our District Deputy Bill Bernesser and all our new officers that made this ceremony.

Upcoming Events:

Volunteers needed to serve at the UCC Community Breakfast.

August 31stfrom 8:15 am - 11:00 amFirst Congregational Church, UCC 1201 Jefferson St. Muskegon, MI 49441

The summer months are somewhat quiet at the hall, however, check out the online calendar of events for all the happenings. Wednesday night dinners are always a great time and great food. On August 7th a special event. Come on down to the hall and take your wife out for a nice dinner. An added bonus will be Live Music on the patio with “Two Dudes in Flip Flops”, it should be fun.

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

  • August 18
  • September 19
  • September 29

Add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to 11 am Mass. It helps to be a little early so we know if we have the six ushers for Mass. Also, we need help handing out bulletins, taking the offertory basket to the vault and straightening up the pews at the end of Mass. If you are going to this Mass, please help out.

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

Vivat Jesus!Matt Carlton, Grand KnightPhone: 231-740-4651Email:

Tidbit Announcements:

August Events:

a) Council meeting – August 8th 7:00 pmb)
Building Association meeting Monday, August 12th at 6:30 pmc)
Wednesday Dinners continue, come on down for some great treats
* See the online calendar for all the events.

July - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) We are in good standings with Supreme

Membership Goals 2018-2019:

  • Members needed: 22 – 9 initiated on May 2nd.
  • New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

We would like to thank everyone for coming in the hall during the summer. We appreciate it. The summer months are a little light, so it’s good to see turn out for events and just good comradery.

The flowers/landscaping and umbrellas have made the exterior very nice looking. Thanks to all who have helped brighten up the hall on the outside for the summer months.

Please see the online Calendar of events at for all the events.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

Bulletin Editor Note

The Thursday morning golf is under way…sort of. The weather has not been kind of Thursday. We have only played a few times. We start at 9:00 AM from now on, still at Eagle Island Golf Course, 800 S Mill Iron Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442. I think the weather pattern is finally breaking through. Handicaps and partners are established at the course. If you can make it just show up, who knows who you might get stuck with for a partner. There is a $1.00 charge for prize money and green fees are $10.50. Come join the fun!

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonnet

Joke/Thoughts of the Month


"A house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture." AMEN! And my house is sure a home!! I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING! I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect -- "in case someone came over." Then I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home.  They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!  Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, or do some Bible study, spend time with a friend bake a cake or plant a seed, go play golf, ponder the difference between want and need?

- Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear, songs to sing and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

- Dust if you must, but the worlds’ out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

- Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. And when you go -- and go you must -- you, yourself will make more dust!Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it. !!

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Share this with all the wonderful people in your life! I JUST DID.Live well, Love much, Laugh often!  And Praise God, with all your might!

Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older

Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

Life is sexually transmitted.Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years unless you give them your email address.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing

.All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do here, today, may be a burning issue somewhere else, tomorrow.

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