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Come one come all to the Chapter 10 widder’s Ball. Held Saturday February 25, 2023  4:00PM.

Humbug Les, Pennywise, McMurry cordially Invites all Redshirts and their Widder’s and any potential Future ECV Guests to join us on this festive evening, where we put the Widder First. 

  The Theme is Victorian steam punk.

  Dress to impress if you’re so inclined. Or were your nicest clamper red and Black.

There may be the return of a dress contest? 

  The Rub was set at $80.00 per couple and $55.00 per stag.

  Clampchef Boogie claims some prime Bovine roasts, mashed taters some steamed plant based materials and any other road side delectables will be served on paper plates.

    We are returning to the Ponderosa Hall again. This is at the Nevada county fair grounds.

11228 McCourtney Road

Grass valley, Ca 95949.

  Additionally there is an RV park nearby should you want to stay next to hall in your RV. Call (530)273-6217 to make a reservation.

 If you’re still old school and want to snail mail it. Send your Gold dust to



  Any Questions please contact the Recorder. XNGH, GNR Jim “JETHRO” Cheatham. or phone (707)953-4505

Registration for 2023 SPRING doins
ends APRIL 26TH 

Chapter #10 Father’s of the Northern Mines, and our Illustrious Leader, XNGH Mike Antrobus shall sound the Hewgag!!! 
   You can expect our Clamp chef Boogie has special plans for all the Clamp Vittles. It is said he has roamed the back roads collecting the finest road kill specimens. Mixed with his special root tonic sauce. Saturday Dinner Mixed Mystery critter meat with all the fixings, Saturday night non vegetarian burger meat and whistle berry party
XNGH Noodle and his Libationists will have the Two Bills Tavern open. Saturday Morning Menstrual Marty’s to get you started.
    We have reserved Hammon Grove Park for the party location. 5560 State Hwy 20, Browns Valley, CA 95918
   Fees as prescribed by the Humbug. Redshirt prepay - $50, Day of $60. All PBC and retreads $100.00 in Gold Dust. Shirts available for pre order at $20. Make your purchase by 11:59 on April 23rd to guarantee size (otherwise you will get a random size). Bring cash and visit Our Hawker Emeritus XXNGH Tyler, “Cousin It” Souter. 

What is ECV?

The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV) is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Western Heritage, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. There are chapters in California, Nevada and other western states. Members call themselves "Clampers." The organization's name is in Dog Latin, and has no known meaning; even the spelling is disputed, sometimes appearing as "Clampus", "Clampsus", or "Clampsis". The motto of the Order, Credo Quia Absurdum, is generally understood as meaning "I believe it because it is absurd."; the proper Latin quotation Credo quia absurdum est, is from the Christian apologist Tertullian (140-230), who rejected rationalism and accepted a Gospel which addressed itself to the "non-rational levels of perception."

Our Activities

The current incarnation of ECV (yes, it has evolved over it's illustrious history) spends most of its time concerning itself with the preservation of Western Lore by "Plaquing" lesser know historic sites and items. Plaques describing esoteric subjects as the first bordellos in the area, or where some lesser know bandit may have stopped for a drink are examples of the smaller details "Clampers" like to showcase.

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