November 2019 Newsletter

Council Meeting Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

We will be having a first degree at our council on December 12th with registration at 6:30 pm and the ceremony starting at 7 pm. If you are interested in helping please contact me. We could use help with a light dinner after, also with help in setting up. Or just come on down a be a guest at the initiation. If you have a candidate, please make every effort to attend. If you have a Catholic gentleman that would like to become a Knight please get an application in ASAP.

There will be a Veterans Day brunch served after the 11 am mass at St Francis on November 10th, all veterans and families are welcome. Help will be needed for this event, if you are interested please contact Matt Carlton 231-740-4651. We have done this in the last few years and it is great to serve our veterans.

Our annual pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Fry is coming up November 27th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Please bring a dish to pass, we will cook the turkey. This is an extremely fun event if you have never attended, what are you waiting for. If you would like to donate a turkey, please bring it down to the hall. Not too large please, about a 12 pounder is the best. Hope to see you there.

As mentioned in last month's bulletin our checks for the Tootsie Roll Drive were delivered. These were delivered to Mary Bradley, Principal from Wesley school and Maggie O’Toole, Director from ARC Muskegon. Both organizations help the mentally challenged in our community. Last year our donation helped Wesley school add handicapped-accessible playground equipment for the students. Please drive by the school and check it out sometime. In the photos each group received two checks, the Council chipped in and extra $200 for each group. This is how some of your dues and other money from events we hold help our community. Thanks for your help with this event. We will hold our church drive next year, please help out.

Our annual Christmas parties are being planned for Saturday, December 14th. The children’s party will be held early in the day. Signup forms will be available at the hall soon. This is something for the kids and grandkids of the members. Then that evening will be the adult party. We will have music, food, and adult beverages. Please plan to bring a dish to pass. We hope to have the Zagar Trio for the music, but that is still in the works. It’s just a fun time. With the snow the other day, it means that Christmas is not too far away.

I would like to thank all those who can volunteer in advance and continue to volunteer their time and talents, this is the cornerstone of our fraternity. We will be planning our Lenten Fish Fries soon, if you would like to get a team together or if you would be willing to help on one or more dinners, please contact Steve Tejchma at 855-2796. If anybody would like to get more involved with any 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

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 of prayer on the website and keep them in your prayers.

Upcoming Events:

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

  • November 10th
  • December 1st
  • December 22nd

Add these dates to your calendar and try to arrive about 20 minutes early to Mass.

Vivat Jesus!

Matt Carlton, Grand Knight
Phone: 231-740-4651

Tidbit Announcements:

November Events:

a) Veterans Brunch November 10th at St Francis after 11 am Mass
b) Building Association meeting Monday, November 11th at 6:30 pm
c) Council Meeting November 14th at 7 pm
d) 1st Congregational Church November 30th – help serve breakfast at 8:30 am
e) First Degree Initiation December 12th at the Council meeting
f) Christmas Parties December 14th
g) See the online calendar for all the events.

October - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) We are in good standings with Supreme.
b) Checks for ARC Muskegon and Wesley School to be distributed.
c) Council financials are all in order

Membership Goals 2019-2020:31 new members and 11 new insurance members.

  • Members needed: 22
  • New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

Plans are in the works for many activities at the hall, please do not wait for an invitation to help. We will be setting the schedule for our annual Lenten Fish Fries. This is a fun activity to get involved in, but it does take some volunteers. Please talk to Steve Tejchma or myself to get on a team. If you would like to get a team of workers together that will work too. It’s good to get involved, many hands make light work.

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

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

From the Editor's Desk:


It’s sad but true, the Thursday morning golf at Eagle Island is done for the season. Stay tuned next Spring when we will hopefully continue. We have lost a few of our older golfers, so next spring I hope to see a few of you younger retirees out there knocking that ball around.

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonet

Joke of the Month

The Golf Club

Man: “Hello?”
Woman: “Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?”
Man: “Yes.”
Woman: “I’m at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $1,200 dollars right now, down from $1,900. Is it okay if I buy it?”
Man: “Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.”
Woman: “Oh, thanks so very much. I also stopped by the Mercedes garage this morning and saw the new models. There was one that I really, really liked.”
Man: “How much?”
Woman: “$80,000.”
Man: “OK, but for that price I want it with all the optional extras.”
Woman: “Great! Oh, and one more thing. The house that we looked at last year is back on the market. They’re asking $1,500,000.”
Man: “Well then, go ahead and make them an offer, but no more than $1,250,000.”
Woman: “Wow, great! I’ll see you later! I love you!”
Man: “Love you too, bye!”

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in absolute astonishment.

Then he smiles and asks, “Anyone know whose phone this is?”

Bonus Joke

TEXT TO NEIGHBOR: Hi, Fred, this is Richard, next door. I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-to-face. At least I’m telling you in this text and I can’t live with myself a minute longer without you knowing about this. The truth is that when you’re not around I’ve been sharing your wife, day and night. In fact, probably much more than you. I haven’t been getting it at home recently and I know that that’s no excuse. The temptation was just too great. I can’t live with the guilt and hope you’ll accept my sincere apology and forgive me. Please suggest a fee for usage and I’ll pay you.
Regards, Richard

NEIGHBOR’S RESPONSE: Fred, feeling so angered and betrayed, grabbed his gun, went to Richard’s and shot him, killing him. He went back home and poured himself a stiff drink and sat down on the sofa. Fred then looked at his phone and discovered a second text message from Richard.

SECOND TEXT MESSAGE: Hi, Fred. Richard here again. Sorry about the typo on my last text. I expect you figured it out and noticed that the damned Auto-Correct had changed “wi-fi” to “wife.” Technology, huh? It’ll be the death of us all.
Regards, Richard

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