Saturday, February 18, 2017
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.
Pre-Exemplification Planning Meeting for Assembly Officers (ONLY)
Sunday, July 9th beginning at 2pm
Mary Star of the Sea Church, 870 W. 8th St., San Pedro 90731
Meeting to be held in the Parish Hall
(Lite refreshments will be provided)
Each Assembly should make every effort to have the Faithful Navigator, Faithful Comptroller, Faithful Captain and Color Corps Commander in attendance. We will review the activities planned for the exemplification weekend and review the required paperwork. Each Assembly will also be able to request hospitality suites at this meeting.
Assemblies in the Los Angeles and Orange Dioceses
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
Reservations may be made for the upcoming exemplifcation by clicking on the link below to be taken to 'SPECIAL' page that has been set-up for us.
TORRANCE MARRIOTT REDONDO BEACH
Single or Double Standard Room $119 USD per night
NOTE: We have discounted parking of $8.00 per night,
not the $21.00 shown on the reservation page.
Qualifications to become a Fourth Degree member
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.