WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE MEEK - STEWART CHAPTER #10 OF E CLAMPUS VITUS
Registration for 2019 Fall Doins
NGH Shawn Nuttall and the chapter officers invite you to our big Fall Overnighter Doin’s Oct 4,5,6. Scott Flat Lake road is just 5 miles outside of Nevada city (find the "Ol Republic Roadhouse", turn right, or if coming south turn left) drive a couple more miles to the gate. Proper ECV signage should be present. Have your E.C.V. Membership Card available. Sign in will be at the front gate. PBC's must arrive with their sponsors.
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."
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.