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Minutes of November 2018 Meeting Posted

CLICK HERE for the minutes of the November 2018 Federation meeting.

Form 1728 – Fraternal Survey

Form 1728, Fraternal Survey, is due to Supreme Council by January 31.  The form has changed since last year - DO NOT USE THE OLD FORM!  The new form is available from and 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.

Thank you.

Fall 2018 Audit Due

Just a reminder that the audit for the period July 1 through December 31, 2018 is due to Supreme Council by February 15, 2019.  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

11th Annual Federation Communion Breakfast

As tradition, the 11th Annual Federation Communion Breakfast will be held on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday - Sunday, March 3, 2019.


Mass:  9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 143 First Street, Wood-Ridge

Breakfast:  10:45 AM at Al Di La, 1 Hoboken Road, East Rutherford (at the end of Hoboken Road at Route 17 South)  (*please note new location for breakfast*)

Menu:  Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, French Toast, Home Fries, Assorted Danish, Muffins, Bagels, and Fresh Fruit.

Donation:  $20.00 per person.

Please RSVP by February 25, 2019 to Russ Petrocelli, FM

Click here for RESERVATION FORM

2019 Archdiocesan Spelling Bee

Date:  Sunday, March 10, 2019

Registration:  1:30 PM - Bee Starts:  2:00 PM

Host Council:  Mary Immaculate, Council 12769, Secaucus, Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium (Lower Hall).  Parking & Entrance behind the Church - 760 Post Place, Secaucus.

The FIRST PLACE winner 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 March 24, 2019 in Brick.

CLICK HERE for the flyer.

Knighthood Degree - March 22, 2019

St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield, will be hosting a Knighthood Degree on Friday, March 22, 2019.  Council address:  61 Armour Place, Dumont.


Host District Deputy is Chuck Hollis.  Chuck's contact information:  Telephone:  201/314-8599   E-Mail:  colcon218@verizon.net

Knighthood Degree - April 26, 2019

Lyndhurst, Council 2396, Lyndhurst, will be hosting a Knighthood Degree on Friday, April 26, 2019.  Council address:  324 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst.

Host District Deputy is Steve Hutnik.  Steve's contact information:  Telephone:  201/592-1332   E-Mail:  sjhutnik@verizon.net

14th Annual Pride in Our Priests Dinner

Please click the link below for the information regarding the 14th Annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner.
Pride in Our Priests Dinner

123rd New Jersey State Convention

Please click the link below for information regarding the 123rd New Jersey State Convention to be held in Wildwood on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
123rd New Jersey State Convention

31st Annual Federation Golf Outing

The date has been announced for the Bergen Federation's 31st Annual Golf Outing - Friday, September 13, 2019.

The outing will be held at River Vale Country Club - foursomes will tee off starting at 10 AM.

Dinner will be at 6 PM at St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield.

There will be prizes for:  Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, 50/50, and a Prize Table

Cost:  $150.00 per golfer.

Questions:  Jim Stiff (jstiff1982@aol.com) or 201/639-9079.

Since this is the only fundraiser for the Federation, your help is truly needed so that we can continue the good works done on your behalf.  Donations to the State Scholarship Fund, donations to various charities that feed the hungry, take care of the homeless and take sick children to Lourdes, (among others) and it also pays for our expenses incurred for Grand Knight and Financial Secretary training sessions during each summer.

Click here for the flyer.

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

Fraternally,

Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842
Webmaster, Bergen Federation