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4th Degree Winter Exemplification
From Friday, February 23, 2018 -  05:00pm
To Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 04:00pm
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Contact Faithful Navigator SK Albert Baker 281-462-7356 home or

Candidates must be a Third Degree member in good standing with the Knights of Columbus.

The Exemplification Fee is $70.00. The Candidate will receive an Initiation Package which includes the initiation fee, registration fee, Social Baldric, Fourth Degree lapel pin, and a Saturday banquet ticket. The exemplification Fee for a priest, deacon and/or seminarian is $30.00.

The Candidate may purchase the optional sword package for an additional $200.00, which includes an etched sword, scabbard, carrying case and service baldric. Non-regular size service baldrics are an additional $5.00.

Candidate “no-shows” without a six (6) day advance notice to the Master will be assessed $40.00 from his exemplification fee. Priests are exempt from this assessment.

Candidates must wear the approved Dress for   Fourth Degree Candidates as described below.  There are three options in order of preference:                             

(1) A dark business suit (Black, Grey, or Navy) with a plain white shirt (no button-down collar), dark subdued necktie, dark socks, dark/black plain toe shoes (no boots).              (2) The new uniform of the Fourth Degree available on-line at            (3) A tuxedo with black bow tie, black cummerbund, white-pleated tuxedo shirt with a standard “shirt collar” (wing type collars are not allowed), black studs, black socks, plain black toe shoes (no boots) and white gloves.                                                      Candidates choosing the tuxedo option and  wearing a wing-type collar will be offered a compliant shirt for which a $45.00 fee will be charged to his Assembly or he will not be allowed to proceed. 
Priests and Transitional Deacons should wear clerical attire. Candidates currently on active Military duty, may wear their Class A dress uniform. Candidates will not be allowed to participate in the Exemplification without the above-mentioned proper dress. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
Exemplification Banquet - Candidates are guests of the Master and will receive one Saturday banquet ticket if noted on the registration form. Candidates must purchase additional banquet tickets for their family and guests in advance through his new assembly. Tickets will be distributed during registration.                                                              Meal Tickets for all Sir Knights, their families and guests must be purchased in advance through the Assembly Comptroller. Tickets will be collected at the banquet.
Saturday Banquet Tickets are $35.00 each if preordered. Tickets purchased at registration, if available, will be $40.00. Seating will be limited, first-come, first-serve with additional priority given to Candidates and their Guest.  There is no guarantee that tickets will be available at the door.
APPROPRIATE DRESS                                                                                                   Saturday Ladies Program……………..….Church Attire                                                            Saturday Mass                                                                                                             Sir Knights……..4th Degree Regalia or New Uniform                                                    Ladies …..………………………...……. Church Attire                                                              Clergy ……………………………..…… Clerical Attire                                                               Active Military Personnel………..…... Dress Uniform                                                          Saturday Banquet                                                                                                                        Sir Knights……………..…Dark Suit or Social Regalia                                                          Ladies ………………….…………..…… Church Attire                                                                    Clergy ……………………………...…… Clerical Attire                                                              Active Military Personnel…….………. Dress Uniform                                                  Members without the uniform or color corps regalia must wear social regalia with the social baldric. The combination 4th Degree pin is the only acceptable lapel pin.
The Candidate’s Council Financial Secretary must complete and sign Section 7 of the Form 4 to verify that the candidate is a Third Degree member in good standing, and his First Degree date and Membership Number are correct.
 The Assembly Comptroller shall make sure all Form 4’s are properly completed, then forwarded with the Exemplification Package/Advance Meal Ticket Forms to the District Comptroller SK Randy Czaplewski.
 All paperwork and Assembly checks are due to the Assembly Comptroller no later than Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Checks should be made to: “District Master”.
COMPTROLLERS: Please make sure all Forms 4 are COMPLETELY FILLED and all 4 pages of the form are sent to the District Comptroller.

SK RandyCzaplewski, CPA 713-703-3548(cell), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 17310 Nevelson Circle, Spring, Texas, 77379-6254

District Photographer SK Andrew Spies will take a class picture immediately following the exemplification and be available for individual pictures throughout. All candidates share in the cost for the class picture.  Each candidate is charged $5 for that purpose.  Information to access to the photo will be made available to Navigators and Comptrollers when the photo has been processed and is available.   The cost for requested individual pictures varies and prices will be available from Andrew.
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Location of Events 
           Sacred Heart Catholic Community 915 Runneburg Road Crosby, TX 77532

Friday,February23,2018                                                                                                                                       5:00 – 7:00 PM  Early Candidate Registration, Fish Fry Dinner,    $10 at the door,              KC Hall, 1508 Crosby Dayton Rd.                                              

7:00 PM – close       Hospitality Suite, Hampton Inn & Suites
Saturday,February24,2018                                                                    Morning                Breakfast on your own.
7:30 – 9:00 AM  Candidate Registration, Family Life Center                                           9:00 AM             Candidates assemble for Exemplification, Sir Knights in the church.
9:30 AM           Candidates process to the Church and  Exemplification Ceremony begins.     Ladies’ Program begins.    
11:30 AM         Exemplification Ceremony Ends.  Class Photo.  Ladies Program Concludes 
12:15PM       Lineup/ProcessionofHonorGuard New SK’sintochurch                                                                                                                   12:30 PM     Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
1:30 PM       Exemplification Banquet at Sacred  Heart Catholic Community
Hotel Reservations

Hampton Inn & Suites 7211 Garth Road Baytown, TX 77521
A block of rooms are reserved for Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 2018.

Call direct at 281-421-1234 to make your reservation.  Be sure to ask for the discounted Knights of Columbus rates under group code KOC for the weekend.

$99.00 plus applicable tax for two queen Beds or for a King bed.  Includes breakfast.

Reservation deadline for the room rate is end of day, February 8, 2018.  After the deadline, rooms will be on an availability basis at the $159 + tax market price.  It is the responsibility of each candidate and Sir Knight to make their own reservation. 

No Smoking hotel.  No Pets.
Ladies’ Program                                                                                                     Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

A Pro-Life agenda is planned.  Snacks and drink will be served.

Held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  
Instructions for Members and Candidates Participating in the Knights of Columbus Winter Exemplification February 23rd and 24th, 2018
 SK Larry Triebel, District Marshal, Diocesan Deputy, Past Faithful Navigator, Past Grand Knight, Former District Deputy For his dedication and service to the Knights of Columbus and to the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Beaumont, TX
 * * Host Assembly  * *
 Sacred Heart Assembly #3435
 SK Albert J. Baker Faithful Navigator 281-462-7356 home 281-686-9218 cell
The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus                                                             Our Lady of Guadalupe Province                                                                                  First District of Texas Exemplification                                                                            February 24, 2018 – Crosby, TX

Candidate’s Exemplification Registration Package and Advance Meal Ticket Form Instructions
Candidate:  You are a guest of the Master and will receive one (1) complimentary banquet ticket.  Please complete this form and submit it to your new Assembly’s Comptroller by February 1st, 2018, indicating your choice of exemplification package, number of Ladies Program tickets and any additional Saturday Banquet tickets you will need.
All tickets will be distributed at the Exemplification Registration.
Please print legibly                                                                                     Name:                                               New Assembly #:                                                  E-mail address:                                                                                                               Guest’s Names:
Candidate Exemplification Package:  (select 1 package only)                                    Social Package:  $ 70.00 (includes Initiation Fee, Social Baldric (only for candidates in tuxedo), Lapel Pin and 1 Saturday Night Banquet Ticket (if box is checked)                 Sword Package:  $ 270.00 (includes Social Package plus Sword & Case and  regular size Service Baldric)                                                                                                      Circle Required Service Baldric measurement:  -2”, Reg, +3”, +6”, +8”, +10” (add $5.00 if not Reg.).  Refer to “Service Baldric Measurement” form to determine correct length.
Saturday Banquet Candidate Attending?  (Please check this box or you won’t receive a ticket.):  ----------------------                                                                                  Candidates Guests: Extra Tickets Ticket Cost Total Candidates Guests:   @ $35.00 Saturday Ladies Program:   N/C                                                                         Prorated Assembly dues and name badge cost.  (Optional use by your new Assembly)
Make check payable to your new Assembly and submit to that Assembly’s Comptroller. This amount
           Exemplification Hotel  

7211 Garth Road       Baytown, TX  77521                                 281-421-1234
                    *** Deadline for Hotel reservations is 02-08-2018***
Fee for exemplification group picture.                                                                                       $                         5.00
The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Guadalupe Province First District of Texas Exemplification                     February 24, 2018 – Crosby, TX  Sir Knight’s Exemplification Registration Package and Advance Meal Ticket Form Instructions
Sir Knight:  Please complete this form and submit it to your Assembly’s Comptroller by February 1st, 2018, indicating the number of Ladies Program tickets and Saturday Banquet tickets you will need.
All tickets will be distributed at the Exemplification Registration.
Please print legibly
Name:  Assembly #: Guest’s Names:
Tickets Required Ticket Cost Total
Saturday Banquet:   @ $35.00 Saturday Ladies Program:   N/C
Make check payable to your Assembly and submit to your Assembly’s Comptroller. This amount
                                        Exemplification Hotel                                               HamptonInn & Suites    7211 Garth Road    Crosby, TX  77072    281-421-1234
 *** Deadline for Hotel reservations is 02-08-2018**

Location Sacred Heart Catholic Community
915 Runneburg Road
281-686-9218 cell