Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus®
San Diego and Imperial Counties, California
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Did you know that John P. Squibob Chapter #1853 is registered as an exempt organization with the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code? Our programs to commemorate and promote the history of our region exist through the generous support of individuals such as yourself.
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Code of Conduct
The John P. Squibob Chapter #1853 Code of Conduct is available for review within our Members-Only area by clicking here.
Please review it, as each member and guest attending a chapter-sanctioned function will be expected to adhere to it. Copies of the Code of Conduct will now also be made available at check-in at chapter events.
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2016 Spring Clampout
Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2016
Beal Road • Niland, California
NGH Joe "Bossman" Meraz has ordered the sounding of the hewgag to summon all redshirt brothers in good standing to gather near Niland, California. The occasion of this roisterous assemblage will be to dedicate a monument to Salvation Mountain, east of Niland at Slab City.
For more information on this event, to download the event flyer and Release of Liability form, and/or to register online using PayPal, please click here.
2016 Family Clampout and Picnic
Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, 2016
Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
VNGH Mike "Two Hatz" Hoagland has ordered the sounding of the hewgag to summon all redshirt brothers in good standing , widders, orphans and gueststo gather near Bonita, California. The occasion of this roisterous assemblage will be the annual John P. Squibob Chapter #1853 Family Clampout and Picnic.
For more information on this event, to download the event flyer and/or to register online using PayPal, please click here.
Learn More About our Namesake!
The May 2015 edition of The Portal -- the newsletter of the Medfield (Massachussetts) Historical Society -- features an excellent biographical article on George Horatio Derby. Written by MHS Librarian and docent, Cheryl O'Malley, the article provides new insight into the life of the distinguished U.S. Army officer and humorist.
It grieves us to report that John P. Squibob brother David ("Dave") Graves, XNGH has answered the call of the silver clarion hewgag and left for the Great Diggins beyond the Golden Hills. Brother Dave passed away on April 12th at the age of 68.
Information on a celebration of life and/or other services will posted here as it becomes available. In the meantime, please remember the Graves family during this time of loss.