PSD Tony Zally Update

From Bob Hatler, State Secretary:
Last week PSD Herb Meyer received a phone message that PSD Tony Zally was going into the hospital.  Tony never indicated why and it has taken the last two weeks trying to find out the situation.  After many calls and requests the email I received from Jim Meng who received word from Bob Wizeman spells out the situation.  He had surgery and currently is in rehab center.

The rehab facility, Care One is located at 221 County Road, Cresskill, NJ 07626.  It looks like he'll be there for a few weeks.  Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers.

The e-mail from Bob Wizeman:
I finally reached Tony's brother Bill, and got the latest news.  Tony is fine, although he did have hip surgery.  He is recovering at Care One in Cresskill, and he will be there at least another two weeks. He told his brother he is anxious to get back to Sunrise, as there food is good (pretty funny since he complained about it when he was there).  I tried to reach him in his room, but he was away and there is no answering machine.  The number is (201) 567-9310.  I will be way in MA, for a little bit and will try to stop by when I get back.  Bill thought he was in room 24.

Yankees vs. Giants - Friday, July 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the New York Yankees take on the San Francisco Giants in the beginning of a three game series at the Stadium.

The Bergen Federation will on hand that night.  Tickets are $65.00 per person which includes your ticket, seating on the bus, a sandwich, and liquid refreshments.  Only 100 tickets will be sold!

Click here for the flyer.

Two buses will leave from St. Peter the Apostle Church, 445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge.  Both buses will depart at 5:15 PM sharp!

You can contact one of the following committee members to make your reservation:

Silvio Sartori, DD - 201/906-3629
Vince deLhery, DD - 201/316-6346
Rudy Richter, PGK - 201/666-2297

2016-2017 Federation Meeting Dates Posted

Please refer to the Meeting Schedule page for the list of dates for the 2016-2017 Columbian Year.  There are events in August this year - please check the schedule for details.

28th Annual Federation Golf Outing

Thursday, September 22, 2016 marks the 28th 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

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 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 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

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.

New Degree Certificates Unavailable

Is your council is trying to order the new Admission, Formation, or Knighthood Degree Certificates (Item Numbers 268, 269, and 270)?
As of July 7th, they are all out of stock at the Supreme Council Supply Department.  Here is the reply from Knightsgear, the Supreme Council online webstore, when I inquired about them:
"Unfortunately, new certificates are not available.  We have not been given a date. You may want to check back periodically and we can contact the Supply Dept."
UPDATE:  As of July 21, they are still not available.
Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842

12th Annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner

Dateline:  July 7, 2016, Paramus, NJ. . . . .
The ink just dried on the contact for the 12th Annual Pride In Our Priests dinner scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Details will be posted by Don Ulisse, FDD after January 1, 2017.

Start planning now......you now know the date.....start talking it up among the religious of your parishes.  Their schedules fill up fast!  Don't wait until the last minute to get your councils and assemblies involved.  Bergen has always had the largest contingent of the four counties in the Archdiocese - let's keep it that way!

Degree Dates for 2016-2017

The schedule of degrees and dates has been set for 2016-2017 and have been posted to the Degrees page.

Election Of Officers

The slate of officers for 2016-2017 was voted upon at the Friday, April 29 meeting at St. Anthony, Council 11585, Wood-Ridge.

President:              Vincent de Lhery,  DD15, 2355

Vice President:       Rudy Richter, PGK 9021

Treasurer:              Steven Hutnik, PGK 8982

Secretary:              Charles Hollis, DD13, 1345

Warden:                 Dennis DeSantis, DD 12, 3550

Trustee, 3 Year (to June 30, 2019):  Chris Ege, FDD 5846

Trustee, 2 Year (to June 30, 2018):  Silvio Sartori, FDD 7041

Trustee, 1 Year (to June 30, 2017):  James Meng,  PGK 2229

2016-2017 Joint Kickoff Dinner with Bergen Chapter

Friday evening, September 30th marks the 8th Annual Joint Bergen County Kickoff Dinner with the Bergen Chapter hosting this year.  The dinner will be held at St. Ann, Council 2853, Fair Lawn.  DETAILS TO FOLLOW!