2017 Exemplification Information

47th Annual Exemplification of the Fourth Degree

Colony South Hotel and Conference Center
7401 Surrats Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735
March 24-26, 2017

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Download a PDF of the Print & Mail Registration Form here.
Download a PDF of the Exemplification Brochure here.
Download a PDF of the Exemplification Summary here.
Download a PDF of the Hotel Registration Announcement here.
Download a PDF of the Advertisement Contract Form.
Download a PDF of the Ladies' Activities Flyer here.
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Schedule of Events

Deadline for Priests' exemplification Jan 25, 2017 (Ceremony Feb 25, 2017)
Deadline to reserve hotel room Feb 25, 2017
Deadline to reserve KofC events Feb 25, 2017. No refunds or changes after this date.

Friday, March 24, 2017
KofC registration 1:00pm - 4:00pm (completed by Faithful Navigator & Faithful Comptroller)
Hotel check-in 3:00pm
Master's dinner (by invitation) 6:00pm
Evening entertainment 8:00pm

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Breakfast 6:00am - 9:00am
Candidate check-in 10:30am 
Ladies' activities 10:30am
Exemplification commences 12:00pm (all Sir Knights seated by 11:40am)
Ladies Luncheon 12:00pm
Banquet 5:00pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Breakfast 6:00am - 9:00am
Mass (4th Sunday of Lent) 9:00am
Hotel check-out 12:00pm

Download a PDF of the Print & Mail Registration Form here.
Register online here.


Honorees for the 2016 Exemplifications of the Fourth Degree.
47th Annual Principal Exemplification of the Fourth Degree
The Honorree for the Principal Exemplification will be the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington and Moderator of the Curia. He is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Order of Malta and a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Bishop Knestout serves on the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council, the Archdiocesan Finance Council and the College of Consultors. In addition, he has been a member of the Archdiocesan Building Commission since 1991 and the Archdiocesan Sacred Arts Commission since 1994. He is a member of the Administrative Board of the Maryland Catholic Conference and the Episcopal Moderator of the American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association. He also serves as the Region IV representative on the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, as well as the Episcopal Liaison to the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference. He was co-chair of the Papal Visit Planning Committees in 2008 and 2015, managing many of the preparations for the historic April 2008 and September 2015 visits to Washington, DC by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

Priests' Exemplification of the Fourth Degree
The Honoree for the Priests’ Exemplification will be Fr. Scott Woods, Pastor of St. Cecilia Church in St. Mary’s City, MD and St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, MD. He serves as a religious or faith counselor at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, is totally dedicated to youth groups in Southern Maryland, is the Chaplain for the Boy Scouts, and he is an assistant Vocation Director for the Saint John Paul II Seminary, and has been responsible for numerous young men choosing to go to the Seminary.

Exemplification Event Fees

Candidate Exemplification Fee (includes 1 banquet ticket, lapel pin, social baldric, and processing fees):

  • Lay candidates and Permanent Deacons $70.00 (Please note: Fees for the Exemplification does not constitute payment for dues to the Assembly)
  • Priests and members of religious orders $35.00

Banquet & Program Fees:

  • Banquet tickets (each candidate receives 1 banquet ticket)
  • Banquet Tickets for wife, guests, and current members $50.00
  • Ladies' Program (pre-paid reservations only) $30.00

Download a PDF of the Print & Mail Registration Form here.
Register online here.

Hotel Reservations

The Exemplification of the Fourth Degree will be presented during a weekend-long fraternal event at Colony South Conference Center. Reservations for Friday and Saturday night accommodations are available directly through the hotel.

Room Rates are as follows for one or two occupants. Hotel accommodations should be made for the entire weekend of fraternal activity. Please secure all overnight hotel reservations directly through the Colony South Hotel and Conference Center. To make reservations, book online at www.colonysouth.com or call the hotel directly toll-free at 1 (800) 537-1147. When booking, please use the group code 170324PDE to identify yourself as a Knight of Columbus attending the Fourth degree Exemplification during the weekend of March 24-26, 2017. A credit card is necessary to reserve your room. Be sure to retain your confirmation code to avoid confusion when you arrive.

  • $99.00 + tax (Single or Double),
  • $109.00 + tax (King Over-sized)
  • $129.00 + tax (Kitchenette)

All reservations at the Colony South Hotel and Conference Center must be made by February 25, 2017. Late reservations will be charged the prevailing rates for that time of year.

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