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Fourth Degree Knights
On February 22, 1900, the first Fourth Degree exemplification or degree ceremony was held in New York City. The Fourth Degree imparts a lesson on the virtue of patriotism. The primary purpose of this degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large and encourage active Catholic citizenship. Today there are some 300,000 Fourth Degree Knights out of the total 1.6 million member Knights of Columbus.
Local units, called assemblies, draw their members from Knights of Columbus councils. The qualifications for membership in the Fourth Degree are: membership in the Knights for at least one year and being a Third Degree Knight.
Richard Lowery, PSD
Leadership Training Seminar
July 16 and 17 - Kearney Nebraska
Worth Sir Knights,
Understanding how to be successful in your Assembly is an important part of being a leader. Setting goals and planning are factors in success. The Leadership Training Seminar (LTS) is a great opportunity to learn from other leaders of both Councils and Assemblies what successful programs are being done to encourage member participation and provide opportunities to invite new families to join our Order.
This year the LTS will be the weekend of July 16 and 17 in Kearney Nebraska at the Holiday Inn. State Deputy Matt Richardson has once again invited 4th Degree members to attend this weekend of education and fellowship to learn about programs and share ideas. The 4th Degree will meet on Saturday afternoon in an open forum to share ideas and ask questions.
Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers received an email with the information on how to register for LTS meals and rooms if needed. If you are interested in attending please contact your Assembly leaders for information.
If you plan to attend, please bring your Uniform and plan to stand Honor Guard at the State Mass on Saturday afternoon where State Officers and District Deputies will be installed.
I look forward to seeing you in July
Richard W. Lowery, PSD
Combined 4th Degree Exemplification to Honor Veterans Day
I am pleased to announce that once again this year Nebraska and Iowa will be co-hosting an Exemplification in honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 13.
The Exemplification will be held in the Omaha metro area with location to be announced as soon as possible. The schedule below is tentative and will be finalized as soon as possible.
- Mass – 11:00 a.m.
- Parish Donut Social – 12 noon
- Registration 12:30 to 1:30
- Exemplification Ceremony – 1:30 to 3:30
- Photo Opportunity & Social – 3:30 to 4:00
- Banquet/Dinner – 4:00 to 6:00
The fee is $70 per candidate and includes the candidate meal. Spouse and guest meal cost will be announced when available.
Richard W Lowery, PSD
District Master – Nebraska
State Membership Director
Nebraska Knights of Columbus