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 byCLICKING HEREand the TriCare flyer byCLICKING HERE
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 bysuch 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.
From George Di Costanzo, FS, PGK 1345, PFN, Benefit Chairman:
Barry Bernard FDD, PGK 1345, PFN needs our help. His granddaughter, Addison, was born with a condition that will require daily hormone treatments for the rest of her life. She is coming up on one year old. You can imagine the cost of treatment!
The council family of 1345 St. John's Council of Knights, Columbiettes, and Boy Scout Troop 1345 are hosting a benefit dinner on Saturday, September 23, 2017. All proceeds will go to the family.
Please try to attend and call ASAP for your reservation. If you cannot attend, and wish to make a donation, see the instructions on the flyer. No amount of money is too small. All donations graciously accepted.
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.
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.
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 annualgross receiptsarenormally $50,000 or lesscan satisfy their annual reporting requirement by electronically submitting Form 990-N if they choose not to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
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 $200,000or (2)total assets greater than or equal to $500,000at the end of the tax year.
Form 990-EZ:If an organization hasgross 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