There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.After completing the necessary form (Form 100) for membership, which can be provided by any member, a prospective Knight will undergo the First Degree Exemplification. The ceremony is scheduled and available on a regular basis.
The costs are reasonable but should not hold anyone back from asking about joining! The initiation fee is $15 (for all degrees; monies not kept by the local council) and $40 annual dues.