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River Canard “Chummette” Ladies Auxiliary stays busy in 2023

Updated: Jan 9

We are proud to announce that the Knights of Columbus “Chummette” Ladies Auxiliary to St. Joseph Council 5642 in River Canard is alive and well! We had a very busy year in 2023.

The year 2023 will be remembered for the many changes that were made.  We elected a new president and secretary in early September, which is when our year officially began. 

Our by-law committee worked to overhaul and rewrite our Aims and Purposes which were originally written almost 50 years ago! 

We continue to support the Knights of Columbus in River Canard by providing pie for their first Friday chicken and rib dinners.  We also provided lunch for the Men’s Euchre Tournaments in September and October.  Also in October, we held a potluck dinner for our membership and were honoured to award Lifetime Membership to some of our more senior ladies.  

Our group enjoyed an afternoon out to see a production of the Sound of Music in November at the Chrysler Theatre. Our regular membership meeting in November was well attended as we had a guest speaker from LaSalle Police Services speaking about fraud and scam prevention.

2023 ended on a positive note as we were able to meet with the McGregorettes as well as the Kaycelle’s from Belle River  to share a night of fun, something we have not been able to do since COVID.

Our ladies also enjoyed a Christmas Sunday lunch provided by our executive committee.

Since September our auxiliary has made generous monetary donations to Street Help in Windsor, the Stubenville Ohio Student Retreat (sponsored by St. Joseph Parish), the Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association, the Giving Tree (LaSalle River Canard Family of Parishes) and the Knights of Columbus (River Canard) Children’s Christmas Party.  

Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month with the exception of July and August.  We meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 8965 Malden Rd. in River Canard at 7 p.m.  Yearly dues are $10.  Any women over the age of 18 may join.  Our aims are to raise funds for charitable purposes, visit the sick and bereaved, and assist and participate with Knights of Columbus activities.  

Our goals for 2024 are to continue the spirit of giving to various local charities and to welcome new members!  Please be our guest at our first meeting of the new year, which will be held Tuesday, January 16.  Come out and share in faith, friendship and fun!


Alice Beneteau

President – Ladies Auxiliary “Chummettes”

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