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2018 Awards Night

On Thursday, September 27th, St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield will host the 2018 Awards Night.  This evening, councils that won awards at the 2018 New Jersey State Convention will be presented with their awards.

The following councils are scheduled to receive awards this evening:

520, Madonna, Englewood
747, Trinity, Hackensack
1736, Ridgewood, Ridgewood
1863, Coronation, Fort Lee
2188, St. Thomas More, Westwood
2396, Lyndhurst, Lyndhurst
2842, Sacred Heart, Rochelle Park
3428, Queen of Peace, North Arlington
3550, Archbishop Walsh, Palisades Park/Ridgefield
3644, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Wallington
3962, Rev. Patrick Pindar, Ramsey
4486, Our Lady of Fatima, Park Ridge
5846, Ramapo Valley, Oakland
7041, Monsignor Fitzpatrick, Hasbrouck Heights
11585, St. Anthony, Wood-Ridge
13678, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Wyckoff
14483, Our Lady of Victories, Harrington Park

The flyer for this event can BE FOUND HERE

RSVP for the dinner is due by Thursday, September 20th.


New Jersey Right to Life Raffle

The New Jersey Right to Life is holding its annual car raffle.  Click here for the flyer

If anyone would like chance books - 10 chances in a book for $10.00 each they can contact Neal McGarrity:
E-mail:  mcgarritye@aol.com
Telephone:  201/575-9984
US Mail:  814 9th Street Secaucus, NJ 07094.

Alzheimer's New Jersey - Annual Walks

The Annual Alzheimer's New Jersey Walk dates have been set.  Please refer to the flyer (link below) for locations, dates, and how to register.

Alzheimer's New Jersey Walks

St. John Church, Newark

As discussed at the April Federation meeting, Bob Tringali, Past Grand Knight of Our Ladies of Victory, Council 14483, Harrington Park, brought up a situation with St. John Church, Newark.

PGK Tringali is familiar with the situation as the Brothers of the council have been feeding the homeless at their soup kitchen four times per year for the past five years.  During this time, the Pastor has never asked the council for any financial assistance.

The Situation:  St. John is the oldest parish in the Archdiocese and is having a major problem with a wall separating.  The engineering study alone is over $13,000.  Any council willing to help pay for this is welcome.  So far, Council 14483 has donated $1000.  The address for donations is:  St. John, 22 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

In the notes area of your check state “Wall Repair”.

New Website Page Added

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.

New Website Feature: Subscribe to Receive Federation Updates

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me webmaster@bergenfederationkofc.org


Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842
Webmaster, Bergen Federation