You may have noticed that the front page of the website has changed a little.
The post area now covers the width of the page and is shorter in height. The calendar, Facebook, Paramus Vets, and SMA Fathers information are all at the bottom of the page. If you put your mouse over the Officers link, you will see a new submenu for the Past Presidents, Current and Former District Deputies since the inception of the Federation.
Just a reminder that the audit for the period July 1 through December 31, 2017 is due to Supreme Council by February 15th. 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
Form 1728, Fraternal Survey was due to Supreme Council on January 31. This form can be submitted online via the Supreme website. The data from this submission is used to continue the Order's tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
A new Admissions (First) Degree team has recently been formed in Bergen County. The Brothers of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Council 3644, Wallington are the latest team. They've scheduled monthly degrees on the third Friday of the month. Their schedule has been added to the list of degrees on the Degrees page.
On the heels of a very successful Knighthood Degree held on February 9th at Rochelle Park with 31 candidates and some 60 guests, we now have three new Knighthood Degrees scheduled:
Friday, February 23, 2018: Mary Immaculate, Council 12769, Secaucus - Host District Deputy is Robert Millea. Friday, March 23, 2018: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Council 3644, Wallington- Host District Deputy is Steve Hutnik. Friday, April 6, 2018: St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield -Host District Deputy is Chuck Hollis.
Host Council: Mary Immaculate, Council 12769, Secaucus, Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium (Lower Hall). Parking & Entrance behind the Church - 760 Post Place,Secaucus.
The FIRST PLACEwinner of your council's Bee, who must be an 8th Grade student, is expected to be your local representative.
IMPORTANT: Spellers may come from Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools and Public Schools. Home-Schooled spellers who have participated in a Bee may also compete. We will accept ALL Spellers that meet the requirements listed in the Grand Knights Manual. Please check your Grand Knight's drive or the Supreme or State Websites for additional rules and information.
Our four (4) top 8th Grade students will represent the Archdiocese of Newark at The New Jersey State Council Spelling Bee.
The top four (4) spellers from our BEE will earn cash cards worth $100.00, $85.00, $65.00, and $50.00 which have been sponsored by the Archdiocesan Chapters and Federations
They will also have earned the expectation to attend, and the honor to represent the Archdiocese at the State Council Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 8, 2018 in Brick.
New for Tax Year 2017, New Jersey Veterans are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States by the last day of the tax year.
For more information and the necessary form, click HERE