The ' Patriotic Degree '


The Fourth Degree was established on February 22nd, 1900 on the principle of patriotism - love for and devotion to one's country.  Fourth Degree Knights, or Sir Knights as they are called, focus the majority of their activities on this principle.  It is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus.  It is a group of outstanding Knights who are dedicated to the service of the Church, their Country and our Order.


Upcoming Exemplification...

Assemblies in the San Bernardino Diocese


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ontario Radisson, Ontario

Here is the schedule for the upcoming exemplification on Saturday, April 29


The exemplification is going to be held at: 

Ontario Airport Radisson.


To book your reservation you may call:



or you may make your reservation online at:


Knights of Columbus - Fourth Degree


After you click-on the link, enter the dates you want to stay and it will direct you to the group reservation page.


* All reservations are due by April 10, 2017 to ensure the KofC group rate.





Sideliners/Members must have their 'current' Fourth Degree membership card to enter the exemplification chamber and must be wearing their tuxedo and social baldric.


Candidates/Members evening banquet tickets will be distributed by your Assembly.  Tables are assigned by the District Master's staff to each Assembly.  

The Assemby Comptroller distributes tickets to their members.  

You may not sit at a table without a ticket showing that table number.

Ontario Exemplification Schedule April 2017
Degree Agenda ONT April2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [247.9 KB]

Future Exemplification...

Assemblies in both the Los Angeles and Orange Dioceses


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Torrance Marriott, Torrance


More details coming soon...

Poway Exemplification

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Qualifications to become a Fourth Degree member


  • Over 18 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A Third Degree member in 'good standing' with your local council.


Any Knight in 'good standing' is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.

There is no longer a waiting period to join the Fourth Degree.  

Fourth Degree members must retain their membership as Third Degree members with their council to remain in 'good standing'.  


Membership in the Fourth Degree is through an "Assembly".  If you meet all of the above qualifications, please contact the Assembly of your choice to submit your application.  Your Grand Knight or the District Master can assist you in making contact with the Assembly.

Dress Code for the Fourth Degree


The official dress for the Fourth Degree is black tuxedo, black bow tie, plain white pleated tuxedo shirt (NO wing tip shirts), black dress shoes, and cummerbund.  Members ONLY wearing tuxedos must wear the fourth degree lapel pin, social baldric and white gloves.


Color Corp and Honor Guard members are to wear the same black tuxedo outfit, white tuxedo shirt and white gloves as listed above with the addition of 'authorized' regalia pieces.  Color Corp and Honor Guard members are to wear their service baldric and the 'authorized' lapel pin of the Color Corp and Honor Guard.  'Approved' Officer jewels and mini-jewels from previous offices are allowed to be worn in proper display.


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