January 2020 Newsletter

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 7:00 PM

Fellow Brothers,

Happy New Year to all and may God bless you in 2020. We have a few events coming up for the new year. Please check out the Building Association news and please look into helping out on the Lenten Fish Fries.

The following note was from the Supreme Office and thought it was some very good information to share, especially since it is the time of year our membership billing is sent out. As some of you know, our dues not only help fund some of our Council Charity activities, but a portion goes to the State and Supreme Councils. When we combine that with Brothers throughout the state and the world, we can make a huge difference.

“Thanks to Knights, our dues and donors, hundreds of families in the Middle East who have faced genocide at the hands of ISIS will once again celebrate Christmas in their own homes.

With your support, the Knights of Columbus has committed more than $25 million since 2014 to helping those affected, giving — among other things — food and educational programs, medical clinics, and reconstruction of the town of Karamles, which was previously destroyed by the terrorist group. This is one of the ways a portion of our dues help worldwide.

If you haven’t donated yet, use this link http://www.kofc.org/en/charities/christian-relief/index.html (you can copy this into your browser) for the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief fund to bring humanitarian aid to persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.”

“A good deed is the best prayer” Robert G. IngersollUpcoming Events:

Upcoming Events:

Here are the next couple dates our Council helps out with ushering duties. Please help out when you attend the 11:00 am Mass at St Francis.

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

  • January 12, 2020
  • February 2, 2020
  • February 23, 2020

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

Tidbit Announcements:

January/February Events:

a) January 9th, Thursday, 7:00 pm - Council meeting
b) February 8th, Saturday – 2nd annual Winterfest
c) February 14th, Friday – Valentine Dinner (date night for you and a friend)
d) February 29th, Saturday 8:30 am - 1st Congregational Community Breakfast Help
e) See the online calendar for all the events.

December - Council Meeting Highlights:

a) 1st Degree initiation at the monthly meeting, 4 new brothers.
b) Council financials are all in order, however we are in need of a treasurer. Joe Kelly has done an excellent job for many years, and it’s time to retire, plus his job requires a lot of travel. Please consider this position on the Council…only one meeting a month, come on!

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

  • Members needed: 18 now
  • New insurance members needed: 11

Building Association News:

Upcoming Events

The 2nd Annual Winterfest is planned for Saturday, February 8, 2020. Live music with The Jetts. There will be a Chili cook off again this year. If you missed it last year, it was a blast. We can still have fun in the winter, please come down to the hall and have some fun!

A Special Semi-Formal Valentine Day Dinner.
Menu – Prime Rib or (Fish or Pasta??)
Friday: February 14, 2020

Include: appetizer, salad, potatoes, bread, vegetable, desert
This will be a semi-formal sit-down dinner – Waiter Style Dinner
$25.00 – per person – Tickets must be purchased in advance. We will take table reservations for 6-8 people. Dinner Settings: 6:30 or 8:30 (two seating’s).
Entertainment: Vincent Hayes:
Tickets will be going on sell in January and are available at the bar.
******No tickets will be sold at the door

The online Calendar of events is in need of someone to update it with the happenings. If you think you could take some time to update our events calendar. Please talk to me and we will give you the training necessary. It’s really not that difficult. See the Website at www.kc706.com for events as we get them updated.

Building Association President,
Tim Kordecki

From the Editor's Desk:


A note from Supreme:

“Almost everyone knows the Knights of Columbus as an organization. Many people even know members. But, too often, they don’t know what we really do.

They don’t know about the thousands of wheelchairs Knights give away, or the K of C-sponsored ultrasound machines. They don’t know that Knights are helping save Christianity in Iraq, or giving coats to children internationally. They don’t know the countless ways you, your council, your brother Knights and your family join together in doing good for others.”

People need to hear our story. And the success of sharing these stories starts with you, right now. .

Vivat Jesus,
Denny Chandonet

Joke of the Month

Air Travel

Mrs. Chapman spotted a weight machine as she was walking through the airport. She was curious about the machine, so she deposited a quarter and stepped onto it. A computerized voice stated, "You are five feet, six inches tall, weigh 160 pounds, and you are taking a plane to London."

She was impressed with the accuracy of the machine and decided to try it again. "You are five feet, six inches tall, weigh 160 pounds, and you are taking a plane to London," said the voice.

Mrs. Chapman wanted to try once more, but this time she decided to fool it. She went into the ladies' room, changed her sweater, and put on a hat. She returned and dropped another quarter into the slot.

The voice came again, "You are five feet, six inches tall, weigh 160 pounds," and added, "and while you were in the ladies' room, you missed the plane to London."

Bonus Joke

What I’ve Learned

* I've learned that you should keep your words both soft and tender, because tomorrow you may have to eat them.

* I've learned that the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

* I've learned that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

* I've learned that being kind is more important than being right.

* I've learned that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

* I've learned that when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you're hooked for life.

* I've learned that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

* I've learned that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

* I've learned that just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

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