4th Degree Exemplification
April 17, 2021 * 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 31, 2021
Worthy Navigators and Assembly Officers,
Due to the on-going Corona Virus Pandemic, the 2021 Spring Exemplification that was scheduled for April 16-18, 2021 in Walker, MN. at Chase on the Lake has been changed from an in-person to a virtual exemplification. Although the Covid-19 restrictions were loosened in January, they are still too restrictive to allow us to meet and maintain the safety of our membership.
As we continue to focus on things we can do, the 2021 Spring Exemplification will be held on the same Saturday, April 17, 2021 (exact time of the ceremony will be determined soon) but will follow the same process and guidelines the district staff developed for the Winter Virtual Hybrid Exemplification which was held in January. The Degree Team will be performing the ceremonial live while candidates will gather locally in small groups with their respective new Assembly and view the ceremonial virtually.
This Exemplification will honor our Former Vice Supreme Master, SK Paul D. Isherwood. Please reach out to your respective Councils and spread the word. If you are aware of new members or members who are not yet 3rd Degree, remind them that they can easily receive their 3rd degree by participating in the new 35-minute Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity that the Minnesota State Council is doing on Zoom the first three (3) Wednesday’s each month. (This zoom can be located on www.mnknights.org).
It’s never been easier or less expensive for candidates to join the 4th Degree. Candidates must be 3rd Degree Knights, complete a form 4 application and pay the registration fee ($50 for candidates and $30 for Priests), however, in honor of the recent Beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney Priests will be Exemplified for Free and Deacons at a reduced cost of $30. Now is a great time to get all of the clergy in the District active in our Assemblies.
More information and guidance will be forthcoming regarding the Hall of Fame, so please continue to watch the District Newsletter and Website.
James M. Witzman
James M. Witzman, Master
District of Minnesota