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

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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.

Help Wanted

Clamp Storekeeper

As a reminder, without a Clamp Storekeeper there is no Clamp Store. If you enjoy the opportunity to purchase ECV®-themed clothing and merchandise (and help support Squibob Chapter in the process), this is your opportunity to step up and ensure that the Clamp Store doesn't go away.

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, has recently retired 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

Redshirt Invasion!

Friday, February 12, 2016
Hi C-Era Tavern
11541 Woodside Avenue Suite D
Santee, California

Click here to find out more about this informal get-together of redshirts and friends.

Redshirt Invasions are not sponsored nor sanctioned by John P. Squibob Chapter #1853 or E Clampus Vitus®

R.E.S.C.U.E. 6021

Friday-Sunday, February 19-21, 2016
American Legion Post #853
4515 Borrego Springs Road • Borrego Springs, California

The hewgag sounds to summon all redshirt brothers in good standing to gather in Borrego Springs to Revisit Every Squibob Clampsite Until Exhausted. By order of the Greybeards of Squibob Chapter, each redshirt Squibob member may bring along one guest, male and at least 21 years of age.

For more information on this event, to download the event flyer and to register online using PayPal, please click here.

Not Receiving Chapter Email Messages?

Cox Communications is Blocking Our Address

Cox Communications (Cox Cable) continues to email traffic originating from our hosting provider for some (but not all) Cox subscribers on our email list. If you subscribe to Cox, it is possible you have not been receiving important chapter email from us for a while.

If you expect that you have been blocked or have been notified that you are being blocked, you will need to contact Cox internet support and ask them to unblock email coming from the domain -- tell them the blocking code is CXBL.

From the Sublime

Read an important letter to all Clampers from SNGH Jim Waterman
click here to view the letter

Squibob TV

As our chapter honored our namesake this past spring, here is a brief video presentation prepared by Rick Paskowitz featuring the writings and artwork of George Horatio Derby.

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.

To read the newsletter, please click here.