Patriotic Exemplification

Fourth Degree

Florida District – De Soto Province

Exemplification Nov. 26, 2022, Florida Hotel, Florida Mall, Orlando, FL

Fourth Degree Exemplification Instructions


The Florida Fourth Degree will continue a cherished Thanksgiving Weekend tradition by holding an Exemplification in Orlando, at the Florida Hotel located in the Florida Mall. The ceremony will begin at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. The event also includes a banquet following the ceremony; Vigil Mass; Ladies Luncheon; and Patriotic Rosary.

The Florida Mall is located at 1500 Sand Lake Road in Orlando. The Mall includes many stores and restaurants, with free parking. In addition, many of the popular Orlando attractions are only a short drive away.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the Exemplification beginning at noon. There will be the recitation of the Patriotic Rosary in the anteroom to get candidates into the proper frame of mind for the Patriotic Degree. The Degree will begin at noon.

The event honoree is Robert J. Higgins of Haines City, the State Logistics Coordinator and a member of the Florida Exemplification Team.

There will also be a Ladies Tea at noon.

The Exemplification will be followed by a Vigil Mass at 4 p.m., followed by a banquet at 6 p.m.

The candidate fee is $70. The fee for a Priest is $45. The deadline is Wednesday, November 16. Assembly checks are to be made out to: John J. O’Toole, and sent to Master John J. O’Toole, 9686 SW 92 Place Road, Ocala 34481. 

Assemblies will be required to send in a downloaded copy of the registration form (please do not write on the original, degree certificate, signed dress code letter, signed Form 4 (all four copies for each candidate) and check by Wednesday, November 16. Forms are available on the Florida State website.

Please note the dress code for the exemplification. While tuxedos are no longer mandatory, candidates must wear a dark suit (not brown!) and black dress shoes. Candidates are encouraged to write the number of their new assembly on the back of their KofC membership card.

Everyone is invited to support our Candidates and Honoree by purchasing an ad in the Exemplification program. The cost of a full-page ad is only $250, and will include your Assembly or Council name, number, current officers, and your message. We will have pre-made pages for your convenience. Half-page ads cost $150. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 16.

To access the forms, click here:

   Form 4           Candidate Spreadsheet      Dress Code Letter      Candidate Certificate


Thank You and God Bless,

John J. O’Toole

Master, Florida District

9686 SW 92 Place Road,

Ocala 34481

(954) 801-4914

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Sat, Nov 26

Patriotic Exemplification

by Florida Knights of Columbus

Date and Time

Saturday, November 26

From 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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Florida Hote
1500 Sand Lake Road in Orlando.

Orlando, FL 32809

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