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2019 Kickoff Dinner

The 2019-2020 Columbian Year will start with a Kickoff Dinner on Monday, September 30th, hosted by St. John, Council 1345, 61 Armour Place, Dumont.

Start time will be 8 PM SHARP.

Cost per person:  FREE

2019 Grand Knights Meeting

The 2019 Grand Knights meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 24 and will be hosted by St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield.  The council is located at 61 Armour Place, Dumont.

Coffee, bagels, and ... will be served at 8:30 AM with the meeting starting at 9:00 AM SHARP!

Who should attend?  All Grand Knights (Newly Elected and Re-Elected), Deputy Grand Knights, and any member(s) of your council that need or want to know how the order works.

Please respond to Chuck Hollis, Federation President at colcon218@verizon.net so he can plan refreshments accordingly.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER.

Just a Reminder

Just a reminder that council events are posted on their own page.  Just click on Council Events on the menu bar.

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.  The form is available via Officers Online which Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries have access to, or via the Supreme Council website:  http://www.kofc.org/un/en/members/resources/forms/council.html


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

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 Jersey Right to Life Raffle

The New Jersey Right to Life is sponsoring a car raffle - a 2020 Volvo XC40 AWD SUV valued at $42,000.  There are also second, third, and fourth prizes.
The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, November 22nd at 10 PM at the FairBridge Hotel, Somerset.
Contact Neal McGarrity at mcgarritye@aol.com for further information.  To purchase tickets via mail, print the flyer, fill in the required information and mail the form and your payment to Neal.
 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER IN ENGLISH

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA EL VOLANTE EN ESPAÑOL

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

Fraternally,

Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842
Webmaster, Bergen Federation