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Admission Degree - Palisades Park/Ridgefield DATE CHANGE - OCTOBER

Archbishop Walsh, Council 3550, Palisades Park/Ridgefield announces that there will be a change in the Admission Degree date for October.

The original date, Sunday, October 22, has been changed to Sunday, October 29.

Attention Veterans and Active Personnel: Bergen County American Legion to Host MyVA and Tricare Seminars

Bergen County American Legion is proud to announce that it will sponsor a MyVA and Tricare Seminar on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at the Rochelle Park American Legion Post 170 located at 33 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park.
For complete details refer to the MyVA flyer by CLICKING HERE and the TriCare flyer by CLICKING HERE

Reservations are required for both events. 
To register for the MyVA event, the link is:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myva-new-jersey-veterans-townhall-tickets-37562921710

Questions:  Contact Jean O'Brien at 908/528-1101 or e-mail at myvanjmedia@gmail.com

To register for the TriCare event, contact Darrel Hutchinson at 646/354-0126.

On Facebook:  Facebook.com/myvanj

Message from State Deputy Bob Hatler Regarding Harvey Disaster Relief

Worthy Grand Knights and Brother Knights,

I'm sure you have all seen the recent devastation in Texas as a  result of Hurricane Harvey.  We all know, from past storms that have impacted New Jersey in the past few years, the mental and physical damage caused by such storms.  We all also know how Brother Knights and their families have come to the assistance of others when these devastations occur.  There are many things that we as Knights can do to assist the people of Texas as they deal with this situation:

First - PRAY! The physical happenings are hard to imagine for us  but we need to pray for all those impacted and ask God to watch over all the people of Texas impacted.

Second - Monetary Donations! The Knights of Columbus Supreme website has a LINK  (Link:  https://kofc.org/en/secure/charities/annual-appeal.html )for anyone to make a donation that will go directly to assist the people impacted.

Also you can go to the Texas Knights of Columbus State Council website and click on the "Donate to Disaster Relief Fund" (Link:  http://www.tkofc.org/fundraising/project/disaster-relief-fund ) link to make a donation.  Be sure to designate "Harvey" in memo field.

The State Council will be making a donation and we ask anyone who has the means to do so as well.

Fraternally,

Bob Hatler, State Deputy

New Front Page Items

If you scroll down to the lower right corner of the home page, you will see two new items:

Paramus Veterans Home Masses
Mass Cards from the SMA Fathers

Pride in Our Priests 2018

The date of the 13th Annual Pride in Our Priests Dinner has been announced:  Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

The location once again will be The Terrace, Paramus Road, Paramus.  Cocktail Hour at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM.

Costs and other information will be forthcoming.

Start informing your clergy of the date before their calendars fill up!

Knighthood Degree Update

As of August 28, there are now three Knighthood Degrees scheduled for Bergen County this year:

Friday, September 29, 2017:  Rev. Patrick Pindar, Council 3962, Ramsey - Host District Deputy is Vince deLhery.

Friday, October 27, 2017:  Queen of Peace, Council 3428, North Arlington - Host District Deputy is Steve Hutnik.

Friday, February 9, 2018:  Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle Park - Host District Deputy is Vince deLhery.

 

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