74th Michigan District II Exemplification
Our numbers have been low for Fall Saturday Exemplifications due to a variety of competing interests – so we’ve decided to try a weeknight.
Our Fall Exemplification will offer you two choices on dates to attend –
Monday, October 16th at the Owosso Columbus Hall, 1259 E M-21, Owosso. This exemplification is open to all who cannot attend in Paw Paw on October 18.
The Owosso Exemplification will be at Owosso Columbus Hall at 1259 E M-21 Owosso beginning with registration at 5:30 PM.
There is not a ladies program for the Owosso Exemplification.
Wednesday, October 18th in St. Mary Parish / School 508 Paw Paw Street, Paw Paw.
The Paw Paw exemplification will be held at St. Mary School, 508 Paw Paw Street beginning with registration at 5:30 pm.
There will be a Ladies Program at the local Columbus hall, 32373 E Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw. Registration is at 5:30 to 6:00 PM. With the program starting at 6:15 PM.
Following the Exemplification all the Sir Nights will be joining the Ladies for a light meal and refreshments.
Updated Information about the Changes in uniform and dress:
With the change in the official uniform of the Patriotic Degree, a change is also being made to the dress requirements for Patriotic Degree
Starting with the Fall 2017 Exemplification, candidates are able to wear a dark business suit (black, dark blue, dark grey) with plain white shirt - lay down collar (not button down), tie (no bow ties), black socks and black shoes or, if they choose, a tuxedo. Sport coats and light colored suits are not allowed. Since the Exemplification is a solemn ceremony, proper taste should be used in tie selection. Candidates serving in the armed forces of this county, full-time police and firefighters may wear their Class A or dress uniform. When wearing a tuxedo, it must be a black tuxedo (traditional – no double breasted or tails) with a black bow tie, white pleated shirt – lay down collar (no winged tip collars allowed), black cummerbund (no vests), black shoes and socks.
Observers at an exemplification may wear either a tuxedo with the Social Baldric (until June 30, 2018), a dark business suit (same requirements as candidates), or the new uniform. When wearing a business suit or the new uniform, a social baldric is not to be worn.
Exemplars will continue to wear their traditional ceremonial robes.
With the change to the dark business suit for candidates, the social baldric will no longer be provided to candidates/new Sir Knights. However, social baldrics will be available for purchase for those who would like one (at a discounted price).
These requirements are being provided based on the latest information received from Supreme and the Vice Supreme Master.
Issued: August 29, 2017