Upcoming Exemplifications...

 

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.

 

Assemblies in the Los Angeles and Orange Dioceses

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

TORRANCE MARRIOTT REDONDO BEACH
Single or Double Standard Room $119 USD per night

The room reservation deadline was September 11.

Rooms MIGHT be available on a case-by-case basis.

Please have your Faithful Comptroller contact the District Master to see if any accomodation can be made.

 

(Candidates can still be registered to take the Degree and luncheon/dinner tickets are still available

through the Faithful Comptrollers)

NOTE: We have discounted parking of $8.00 per night,

not the $21.00 shown on the reservation page.

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Assemblies in the San Diego Diocese

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Town & Country Resort, San Diego

 

More Information to Follow...

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

 

NEW UNIFORM GUIDELINES

(As of August 14, 2017)

 

Click here for Supreme Council FAQ on the New Uniform

 

Additional District Guidelines:

  1. Effective immediately, candidates taking their Fourth Degree may wear a black, dark blue or dark gray suit with a white shirt and tie.  No sport coats or other colored suits will be allowed.  Fourth Degree members (“sideliners”) attending the degree may wear the same as the candidates or their tuxedo with social baldric.  Traditional tuxedo and social baldric are also acceptable. 
  2. Traditional Full Regalia will continue to be used at Exemplifications for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Columbian year.  Southern California District Color Corps competitions will also be conducted during this time.
  3. Only the basic Fourth Degree lapel pin (PG-113) will be worn on the new uniform.  Larger Fourth Degree pins or the current Color Corp flag pin are not to be worn on the new uniform.
  4. The uniform can ONLY be purchased as a full set and only from Knights Gear (www.knightsgear.com).  The cost is $510.00 and includes:  Dark Blue Jacket, Dark Gray Slacks, Fourth Degree tie, Black Beret, and gold medallion.  A 25% discount is being offered through September 30, 2017.  
  5. The new uniform is not required in order to take the Fourth Degree nor to be a member of the Fourth Degree.
  6. Each member will need to provide their own black shoes, black socks, black belt and long-sleeved white shirt with standard collar.  No tuxedo shirts or button-down collars.  No tie clips or cufflinks may be worn.

 

All District and Assembly officers are asked to help control the rumor mill and, especially, don't add your own speculative or criticizing comments.  As leaders, we need to unite behind our Supreme Knight, Supreme Master, Board of Directors and our Vice Supreme Masters to support this change. Regardless of your personal feelings about the new uniform, it is your duty as leaders to not only support the decision of our Board of Directors but to stand up against any and all opposition by your members.

 

Remember, we have taken oaths in all four degrees to obey and support the Laws and Rules of our Order and our superior officers. Now is the time to not only do that, but to lead by example.  We have all experienced many changes and we have all survived those changes.  The Fourth Degree uniform change is just another change.

 

Thank you for your patience and loyalty to our Order as we work together to implement this directive from Supreme.  The definitions of the program are still evolving.  Don’t believe anything you hear unless it comes from the District Master or Vice Supreme Master.

 

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