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Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus®
San Diego and Imperial Counties, California

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Help Wanted

Clamp Storekeeper

Here is your opportunity. Get to know your fellow redshirt brothers and be one of the most popular redshirts at each doins. Be the first to get the latest and greatest ECV® swag. Be the center of it all.

Longtime Squibob storekeeper/hawker, Mike "Wreck’nball" Warner, is retiring this year after a solid decade of faithful and enthusiastic service to the chapter. Under Mike’s care, the Squibob store has grown and prospered. More importantly, Mike has transformed the store into a turnkey operation that offers a wide variety of ECV®-themed clothing and goods and generates a significant revenue stream for our chapter.

Here are the three most important attributes that any prospective storekeeper/hawker candidate should possess:

Creativity. First and foremost, tap into the irreverent and absurd nature of our illustrious Order. If you can think it up and find a source for it, you can sell to your fellow redshirt brothers. Find out what redshirts want and sell it to them.

Inventory Management. When you look at the bigger picture, a store is a rather simple venture. Goods are ordered and purchased at cost from supplier(s), a modest mark-up added to allow for overhead and a profit and then the goods are sold to customers. Good ‘ol supply-and-demand, just as Adam Smith described.

Cash Handling. If you can tell the difference between your Georges, Abes, Andrews and Benjamins, you are a step ahead of the game. Moreover, if you can keep a simple accounting of cash on hand, cash and checks received and balance a checkbook, you have what it takes to handle the cash flow of the store.

This is an especially great opportunity for those of you that are new to our chapter and looking for a way to become involved. Mike will provide all necessary training and will continue to offer guidance. Bring along a couple of your fellow redshirts to assist you and make it a package deal.

If you have what it takes and are ready to step up, contact VNGH Joe “Bossman” Meraz (his contact information is on the chapter calendar).

Upcoming Events

Spring clampout 6020

Noble Grand Humbug Gerow "Monkey" Pitchford has directed the sounding of the hewgag to call all upstanding brethren of E Clampus Vitus® to convene in the picturesque Santa Maria Valley of central San Diego County for the 2015 John P. Squibob Chapter #1853 Spring Clampout.

Details on this event may be found by clicking here to go to the event page. There you will also find the RECON report, PayPal for secure online payment of your rub, as well as links to the event flyer and release of liability form.

Plaque Dedication

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:02 AM there will be a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a plaque to our chapter's namesake, Capt George Horatio Derby of the U.S. Army Topographic Corps. This event will take plaque at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego. A reception will follow the ceremony.

For more information on the event, which is open to Squibob members, guests and the public, please click here

Parking is extermely limited and ridesharing is strongly recommended!

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