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Bergen District Deputies - Please Note

The following is a repost of an e-mail to Bergen County District Deputies from "The Boss". . . . .
Worthy DD's,
In order to get started on the right path for this Fraternal year I'm calling for an ALL Newark DD meeting on Saturday, August 16, 2017 to be held at Union Council 4504. WE will begin the meeting at 9am. I will have some breakfast refreshments available.

I expect ALL DD's to attend. My schedule gets fuller every day and while a Saturday morning may not seem to be the best day it's better than a weeknight when many of you have work that day and the day after.
 
AS for what we will cover I will get back to you but be assured you will need to update me on scheduled degrees through December 2017 (1st, 2nd and 3rds)! WE will also discuss Programs, forms and reporting and anything else you might want to talk about.
If there's something you'd like covered please let me know ahead of time!
 
If for some reason you are unable to attend please let me know! This is a very important starting point so please make every effort to be there.
Keep up the good work!!

Bob
 

St. Ann Council Fundraiser

By now, many of you have received the letter from Russ Petrocelli, Master 1st NJ District, regarding the fundraiser to help St. Ann, Council 2853, Fair Lawn, recover from the firebombing of their hall that took place on June 27th.  The reservation form can be accessed from the link below.  Reservations must be made in advance and are due to Russ by July 23rd.  Even if you cannot attend the dinner, you can make a donation to assist the council.

Click Here for the Reservation Form

Grand Knight Training Session

The Federation will once again be hosting a half-day Grand Knight Training Session on Saturday morning, August 19th at Archbishop Walsh, Council 3550, Palisades Park/Ridgefield.  Coffee and will be available at 8:30 AM, with training to begin at 9 AM.

The intention of this meeting is to provide hands-on training - how to run a meeting, forms, reports, etc.  while will enable you to conduct your own council meetings more effectively.  Questions and concerns will be addressed.

Please feel free to bring your Deputy Grand Knights and/or any other council officer who you feel would benefit from such training.

Bring your questions, your handbook, and your forms booklet, as well as your questions.

In order to properly plan for this meeting, we need to know if you plan to attend or not.  Please RSVP to Federation President Rudy Richter with the names and titles of those attending and your council number to rudolph.richter@gmail.com or call him at 201/666-2297 by August 12th.

New District Deputies

Congratulations to Michael O'Shea and Stephen Hutnik as they have accepted appointments as Bergen's newest District Deputies!

Mike is a Past Grand Knight of St. Ann, Council 2853, Fair Lawn and will be representing New Jersey District 9.

Steve is a Past Grand Knight of Carmel, Council 8982, Leonia.  Steve is also the Federation Vice President this year AND is also the Warden for the Bergen Chapter.  Steve will be representing New Jersey District 10.

Best of luck to Mike and Steve!

St. Ann's Council Building Firebombed

On Tuesday evening, June 27 at approximately 11:30 PM, the council building was firebombed.  The firebomb was apparently thrown through the window of the council's office.  The office was damaged and there was other damage to other areas of the building.  Please keep the brothers of St. Ann Council in your prayers.

Form 185 - Report of Officers Chosen for the Term

Has your council filed its Form 185 - Report of Officers Chosen for the Term for the 2017-2018 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:  Report of Officers Chosen for the Term

Form 185 was due on July 1 and must be on file in order for your council to be considered for the Star Council Award.

Form 365 - Service Program Personnel Report

Has your council filed its Form 365 - Service Program Personnel Report for the Term for the 2017-2018 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

29th Annual Federation Golf Outing

Friday, September 22, 2017 marks the 29th 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

FDD and PFN Patches Available from English Company

For awhile, the FDD and PFN patches were discontinued by The English Company per Supreme Council.
They are now available (along with the PGK patch) for $8.95 each.

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.