On January 15th, Supreme Council communicated to the Board of Directors, State Deputies, State Officers, State Membership Directors, State Program Directors, State Ceremonial Chairmen, State Chaplains, District Deputies, Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Council Chaplains, and Council Membership Directors changes to the Admission, Formation, and Knighthood Degrees. It is presumed that the effective date of these changes will be July 1, 2020.
For further information, please go to the Degrees page and click on the link for the frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding this new degree.
Please click the link below for the information regarding the 15th Annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner - Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Please pay special attention to due dates and the change of venue. Pride in Our Priests Dinner
Just a reminder that the audit for the period July 1 through December 31, 2019 is due to Supreme Council by February 15, 2020. The form can be downloaded either from the Officers Online system which Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries should have access to or via the Supreme Council website: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/resources/forms/council.html
It's time to start planning for our annual State Convention at Wildwood. The 124th State Convention will convene on Friday, May 15 and conclude on Saturday, May 16. Bergen County will be staying at the Bristol Plaza Hotel in Wildwood Crest. Get your reservations in early - the Bristol Plaza only has 160 rooms and last year it filled up fast!
The reservation form is available on the Conventions->New Jersey page.
If you are a Former District Deputy who has served Bergen County in the past and did not receive a Jacket from the Federation, you now have an opportunity to purchase one. It is a three-season Jacket in red and blue with the emblem of the order and your name embroidered on the front. Please CLICK HERE for the order form.
At the April 5th meeting, it was announced that going forward, there would be a page on the Federation website where councils can post their council events. You'll see "Council Events" on the right side of the menu bar.
Some basic rules:
Degrees will continue to be posted on the Degrees page. They will not be added to the Council Events page.
If your council has a color or black and white flyer, please send it to the webmaster as either a PDF file or JPG/JPEG file.
Remember the "Who, What, Where, When, How Much, and Why" of the event - your council may know what you are doing, but the rest of the county may not.
IMPORTANT: Remember that while the Federation website may be for the councils in Bergen County, the Internet is worldwide - meaning that whatever you ask to be posted must conform to Supreme and New Jersey State Council standards and practices.
At the January meeting, I gave an update on the website. Part of my update was that I was looking at ways to automatically notify the Brothers of new postings to the Federation website. This is the first part of what I presented that night.
You may have noticed that off to the right of where these posts appear is a section where you can register to receive updates to the Federation website via e-mail. Updates are usually posts that appear in this section of the website or events that are posted to the calendar. By subscribing to the updates, you receive e-mails as soon as items are posted to the website.
Simply enter your name and e-mail address and click Subscribe. You will receive an e-mail from "Bergen Federation Knights of Columbus" with the subject "Bergen Federation Knights of Columbus - Please confirm your subscription". When you open the e-mail there will be a sentence stating that the website received an e-mail from your e-mail address and asks you to confirm it by "clicking here". When you do so, you will receive a message thanking you and that you have been successfully subscribed as well as a welcome e-mail. In case you don't see the e-mail, check your spam filter as well as your spam folder in your e-mail system.
As new posts are added to the website, subscribers will receive an e-mail with the words "New Post Published" in the subject line along with the post title. Once you open the e-mail, there will be a link that you can click on which will open the post in your browser.