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Admission Degree - Sunday, May 5

The Admission Degree originally scheduled for Sunday, April 28 has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 5.
The degree will be held at Archbishop Walsh, Council 3550, Palisades Park/Ridgefield with registration at 5:30 PM and the degree beginning at 6 PM.

Nominating Committee Report

The Federation's Nominating Committee has reported the following slate of officers for the Columbian Year 2019-2020.

President:  Charles Hollis, DD (1345)

Vice President:  Gary Lepore, PGK (11585)

Treasurer:  Charles Miraglia, GA (3962)

Secretary:  Antonio Artola, GK (2853)

Warden:  Douglas Heron, DD (5819)

3 Year Trustee (to June 30, 2022):  Stephen Hutnik, DD (8982)

2 Year Trustee (to June 30, 2021):  Rudolph Richter, PGK (9021)
1 Year Trustee (to June 30, 2020):  Christopher Ege, FDD (5846)

The election of officers will be held at the Federation's April meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at Carmel, Council 8982, Leonia.  At that time, nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Admission Degree - Sunday, April 28 CANCELLED

Due to the Exemplification of the Fourth Degree being held on April 28, the April Sunday evening Admission Degree is cancelled.  However, there is a Admission Degree scheduled for Monday, April 22 at North Arlington.

Bergen Federation Mission Statement - PROPOSED

Please refer to the link below to read the proposed mission statement for the Bergen Federation.  The mission statement was proposed at the January meeting.  The vote for approval will take place at the March meeting.


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


Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842
Webmaster, Bergen Federation