Third Degree Update

Third Degree dates as of August 22:

Friday, October 14, 2016:  Hosted by Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle Park.  Host District Deputy is Vince deLehry.  The honoree is the council's 75th Anniversary.
Friday, January 20, 2017:  Hosted by Queen of Peace, Council 3679, Closter.  Host District Deputy is Vince deLehry.  The honoree is Anthony Lupardi.


8th Annual Joint Kickoff Dinner with Bergen Chapter

Friday evening, September 30th marks the 8th Annual Joint Bergen County Kickoff Dinner with the Bergen Chapter hosting this year.

Our host council this year will be the Brothers of St. Ann, Council 2853, Fair Lawn.

A cash bar will be available from 7 to 8 PM.  Dinner and the meeting will begin at 8 PM.  The dinner will consist of a buffet dinner, with beer, wine, and soda.  Cake and coffee for dessert.

Cost:  $25.00 per person.  Please click here for the reservation form.  It is preferred to have all reservations paid in advance.

2015-2016 Supreme Council Awards

In August, Supreme Council published the annual list of Star Council, Columbian, Father McGivney, and Founders' Awards.

Of the 41 councils in Bergen County, 23 councils won an award.  Congratulations for all your work and dedication!

Five(5) councils were awarded Star Council.  They are:

Council 2853, Fair Lawn
Council 3550, Palisades Park
Council 3644, Wallington
Council 11585, Wood-Ridge
Council 14483, Harrington Park


16 councils were awarded the Columbian Award.  They are:

Council 1345, Bergenfield/Dumont
Council 1863, Fort Lee
Council 2188, Westwood
Council 2229, Ridgefield Park
Council 2355, Cliffside Park
Council 2396, Lyndhurst
Council 2586, Teaneck/Bogota
Council 2842, Rochelle Park
Council 2861, Lodi
Council 3428, North Arlington
Council 3814, Oradell
Council 3962, Ramsey
Council 4524, East Rutherford
Council 5427, Township of Washington
Council 7041, Hasbrouck Heights
Council 8103, Fort Lee

One(1) council was awarded both the Columbian and McGivney Awards.  It is:

Council 520, Englewood

One (1) council was awarded the McGivney Award.  It is:

Council 4486, Park Ridge


A Special Request from Vito, Neal, and Our Brothers from Secaucus

Vito says, "A roof with holes is NOT HOLY! Let's remember some good nuns in our lives and show some kind of support. Can someone DONATE a roof?

Neal McGarrity and our Brothers from Secaucus are asking for support for the nuns in Fairview.  Their roof is leaking and the brothers are trying to help the nuns get a new roof so they don't have to move out and leave the area.  The goal is to raise $9,000.00
The link:  https://www.gofundme.com/2cgp3v8c

PSD Tony Zally Update

From Bob Hatler, State Secretary:
Last week PSD Herb Meyer received a phone message that PSD Tony Zally was going into the hospital.  Tony never indicated why and it has taken the last two weeks trying to find out the situation.  After many calls and requests the email I received from Jim Meng who received word from Bob Wizeman spells out the situation.  He had surgery and currently is in rehab center.

The rehab facility, Care One is located at 221 County Road, Cresskill, NJ 07626.  It looks like he'll be there for a few weeks.  Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers.

The e-mail from Bob Wizeman:
I finally reached Tony's brother Bill, and got the latest news.  Tony is fine, although he did have hip surgery.  He is recovering at Care One in Cresskill, and he will be there at least another two weeks. He told his brother he is anxious to get back to Sunrise, as there food is good (pretty funny since he complained about it when he was there).  I tried to reach him in his room, but he was away and there is no answering machine.  The number is (201) 567-9310.  I will be way in MA, for a little bit and will try to stop by when I get back.  Bill thought he was in room 24.

2016-2017 Federation Meeting Dates Posted

Please refer to the Meeting Schedule page for the list of dates for the 2016-2017 Columbian Year.  There are events in August this year - please check the schedule for details.

28th Annual Federation Golf Outing

Thursday, September 22, 2016 marks the 28th Annual Federation Golf Outing.
This year's outing will be held at the Rivervale Golf Club, 600 Rivervale Road, Rivervale.

Fee:  $150.00 per golfer
The fee includes: Golf Fees, Cart, Lunch, Prizes, and the Beefsteak Dinner.

Beefsteak Dinner Only:  $30.00

The Beefsteak will be held at Ridgewood, Council 1736, 31 South Broad Street, Ridgewood.  Click for Google map and directions

For further information:

Jim Stiff:  201/637-9079 or via e-mail at jstiff1982@aol.com
Charlie Miraglia:  201/954-4664

Click here for the Golf Outing Flyer

Click here for the Foursome Form

Click here for the Hole Sponsorship Form

Form 365: Service Program Personnel Report

Has your council filed its Form 365 - Service Program Personnel Report for the Term for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year?  Your Grand Knight or Financial Secretary can update this using the Officers Online System by Supreme Council or print the form from the Supreme Website available here:  Service Program Personnel Report
Form 365 is due on August 1 and must be on file in order for your council to be considered for the Star Council Award.

Semi-Annual Audit Due/IRS Form 990

It's audit season again!  The semi-annual audit of councils for the period January 1 to June 30 is due on August 15 to Supreme Council.

Speaking of audits, it time again to file your IRS Form 990 (or 990-EZ, or 990-N)  If your reporting year ended on June 30, councils have until November 15 to file Form 990, et al.

Excerpts below are from the IRS Website:

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less can satisfy their annual reporting requirement by electronically submitting Form 990-N if they choose not to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

To file Form 990-N online:  https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/annual-electronic-filing-requirement-for-small-exempt-organizations-form-990-n-e-postcard

Form 990:  Must be filed by an organization exempt from income tax under section 501(a) (including an organization that
has not applied for recognition of exemption) if it has either (1) gross receipts greater than or equal to $200,000 or (2) total assets greater than or equal to $500,000 at the end of the tax year.

Form 990-EZ:  If an organization has gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets at the end of the tax year less than $500,000, it can choose to file Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, instead of Form 990.

Remember, the Knights of Columbus IS NOT a 501(c)(3) organization.  The Knights are a 501(c)(8) Fraternal Benefit Society

New Meeting Minutes Archive Page

A new page has been added which allows you to access the past five (5) years of Federation meeting minutes.  To access the page, hover your mouse over the "Meetings" link and you'll see a drop-down that says "Meeting Archives".  Click on Meeting Archives and you'll see the past five years of minutes.

New Degree Certificates Now Available

Is your council is trying to order the new Admission, Formation, or Knighthood Degree Certificates (Item Numbers 268, 269, and 270)?
As of August 19, they are NOW AVAILABLE at the Supreme Council Supply Department.
Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842

12th Annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner

Dateline:  July 7, 2016, Paramus, NJ. . . . .
The ink just dried on the contact for the 12th Annual Pride In Our Priests dinner scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Details will be posted by Don Ulisse, FDD after January 1, 2017.

Start planning now......you now know the date.....start talking it up among the religious of your parishes.  Their schedules fill up fast!  Don't wait until the last minute to get your councils and assemblies involved.  Bergen has always had the largest contingent of the four counties in the Archdiocese - let's keep it that way!

Degree Dates for 2016-2017

The schedule of degrees and dates has been set for 2016-2017 and have been posted to the Degrees page.