The Greybeards of PXL Invite You
To Join Our 53rd Noble Grand Humbug
Charles "Al VII" Topping
For Our Fall Doin's at Bald Eagle Ranch!
October 17-19, 2014 (6019 C.E.)
Brother, don't ignore this invitation to our 2014 Peter Lebeck Fall Doin's. Beginning Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th, we'll be Clamping in the mountains at the Bald Eagle Ranch in Havilah, where the crew will be geared up for some late season hijinks. Whether you are a regular or just want to check us out, this is the fall Clamping fix you'll need before beginning your winter hibernation. And you really can't go wrong. The Brothers of PXL are some of the friendliest in all of Clamperdom, and starting Friday Night you'll also be served some of the best epicurean victuals available at any Clampout and unmercifully stuffed through Saturday Night and on into Sunday Morning's Continental Breakfast. p>
Brothers who'd like to come up early will be welcome beginning Thursday morning. Brother Jim Bailey, PXL VNGH, will be hosting a BBQ Tri-Tip potluck on Thursday night. His meat. Your beans … or other sides.
So please, check out this internet version of our Doin's flyer. As you scroll down this page you'll find everything you'll need to know. Get the skinny on the rub, schedule, and directions; learn about our Hangin', and Charles's Do's and Don'ts. We even have a way for you to register and pay online. Follow the red arrow link down to our new and improved electronic registration or just download PXL's Infallible Fillable Flyer to sign-up the old fashioned way. Either way, we'll be glad you're coming and you'll be glad you did.
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Preregister and Save $10!
Register and prepay by Tuesday, October 7, 2014, and your cost is only $55 per Redshirts and $75 per PBC. Snail Mail your application to the address below or use our handy electronic registration form. Either way we'll accept your dust by way of a check or Paypal payment, just make sure your dust is in our hands by October 7th, or pay the extra $10! We don't care if you're Sid, an XNGH or Joe Szot's dog peed on your Procs -- no exceptions. It's $10 more at the gate.
ECV Brothers who are on Active Military Duty who preregister by October 7th get in free. Just mention it on your registration form and make sure to bring proof, like a copy of an official email showing your current orders, along with your military ID.
All Chapter Hawkers are welcome to ply their goods. But be prepared to do some trading.
Regardless of how you sign-up, letting us know you're coming helps keep our prices down, and if your jackass gets sick, no worries. Just call or email us at Registration@ECV1866.org before the start of the weekend, and our GDR will make sure you're comped for next time.
If you are registering by mail you still have the option of using Paypal to send in your rub. Just make sure your rub is on its way and your application postmarked by October 7th to get the $10 discount. Include a waiver form for each of your PBCs, and include one for yourself if we don't have yours on file from a prior doin's. These waivers are an ECV wide policy imposed by Grand Council to help keep E Clampus Vitus in existence. Click here to read the waiver.
Are you a PBC paying separately from your Sponsor? No Problem! You can use the Paypal link, below, or send us a check, just make sure to include your sponsor's name on the memo portion of the check or in the Paypal comment box. Postmark or Paypal by October 7th to get the early discount.
Mail your application and rub to: Peter Lebeck -- E Clampus Vitus, Box 384, Bakersfield, CA 93302.
EVENT SCHEDULE IMPORTANT S**T TO CONSIDER:
From Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th, we'll be Clamping at the Bald Eagle Ranch in Havilah, courtesy of our XNGH Wes Kutzner and his Widder Janet. Early arrivals will be welcome from Thursday morning.
Thr, October 16: Early arrivals are welcome at the Bald Eagle Ranch in Havilah from 10:00 am. BBQ Tri-tip Potluck Dinner hosted by VNGH Jim Bailey.
Fri, October 17: Relax and enjoy life in the mountains the Bald Eagle way.
10:00 am: Gates Open. Help set-up camp with "Petey's Flying Circus" as we unfold our tent for Peter Lebeck's 2014 Fall Clampout.
6:00 pm: Timbo& NGH Charles will have your dinner of slow-cooked chicken, beans and cole slaw ready to eat.
7:12 pm: PBCs must present themselves to the Hangman for survival instruction at the cookshack.
8:15 pm: Cowboy poetry, redshirted tales and other open mic shenanigans at the cook shack. BYOB
Sat, October 18: A great day of Clamping with the Brothers...
5:15 am: All PBCs report to the cookshack for our XNGH breakfast preparation/bonding ritual.
7:20 am: Potluck breakfast - We provide the EGGS! You bring sausage, ham, potatoes, tortillas, salsa, bacon, etc. Our XNGH cook team will prepare a meal guaranteed to cleanse your colon.
8:11 am: PBC & sponsor check-in at the cookshack. PBCs must be Clean & Sober -- even retreads.
9:06 am : Redshirts check-in and drop-in registration. Pick-up keepsake and swag of the day. No Grub-stub, no meals -- No Kiddin'.
Noonish: Return to The Clampsite for lunch at the cookshack.
2:33 pm: PBC interrogations, entertainment, bribes, presentations, tomfoolery, etc.
4:44 pm: Necrology Ceremony (if needed) & Hall of Comparative Ovations.
6:01 pm: Dinner- steak à la Timbo, with his Clamper beans & other vittles for your enjoyment.
7:15 pm: Fireside fun - Raffles, stories, jokes, male bonding, pass the bottle and the usual BS.
Sun, Ocober 19: The dreaded "morning after."
7:00 am: A continental breakfast at the cook tent. Aspirin & Rolaids for those who survived.
8:09 am: Camp clean-up. Everybody helps, from XSNGH to XPBC! New Redshirt? No helpy? No sheepskin.
10:06 am: Join us for the Ride to Kernville for the plaque dedication at the Ardis Walker House. Tour our late Brother's collection of historical and Clamper memorabilia at your leisure. Then drive home SOBER!
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Special PBC Requirements
ALL SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
All PBC's must check in with our Grand Imperturbable Hangman upon entering the Clampsite. On Friday night, at 8:12, all PBCs and sponsors present in camp must report to the cookshack for survival instructions from the Hangman.
Any infirmities that might affect your PBC's ability to do moderately physical tasks MUST be disclosed to the Hangman. Vertigo, bad knees, bad ticker, claustrophobia, diabetes, all that stuff counts. No Exceptions! Failure to disclose could result in sheepskin denial and suspension of the PBC's sponsor.
Our initiation is not an endurance test! If you have a friend who wants to join PXL but has health issues we will figure out a way to get him through the initiation, but a failure to disclose a PBC's health problems endangers your PBC, it endangers us, and is not appreciated by anyone.
ALL PBCs must have a bribe and a five minute historical presentation for our Board of Inquiry. Also PBCs may not wear RED until after completing their sacred ordeal. Finally, membership is open only to men 21 or older with good attitudes. These rules provide for the safety and fair treatment of your friend. As his sponsor it is your responsibility to make sure that he complies. Our initiation is a mind f**k. Do as you're told and no one gets hurt.
ALL PBCs ARE ADVISED:
That from the time of their arrival all PBCs are guests of the Brothers of Peter Lebeck, ECV and will be under the protection and control of our Hangman & his Vigilantes.
As is our custom at PXL, PBCs may fraternize with the Brethren on Friday but must show good attitude and submit to the directions of the Hangman from the time of their arrival, including being of service when so instructed by our Hangman.
All PBCs in Camp on Saturday Morning must report to the Cookshack at 5:14 a.m. for Kitchen Duty on pain of foregoing initiation. Last call for PBCs not in Camp for Breakfast is 8:11 a.m. Saturday morning. PBCs must be knowledgeable of all educational materials provided to them, especially the Handbook, be prepared to stand and deliver before our Board of Inquiry, and remain sober throughout the initiation. No Exceptions!
PXL adheres to all Grand Council Rules which will be strictly enforced. It will be a clean, but memorable initiation as befits our Honorable Order.
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These are the Rules--So Read 'em!
RULES FOR THE WEEKEND- read & follow them: We are the guests of XNGH Wes Kutzner and his Widder Janet. Make sure your diggin's are clean when you leave. Fires will not be allowed by order of the fire marshall. Sorry for the inconvenience. The area is bone dry! Dogs are OK, so long as they get along with the farm dogs, so be prepared to crate if necessary. Civilians will be present at Sunday's dedication in Kernville so please maintain seemly decorum!
DO BRING: Water, buckets, shade, raffle/auction prizes, stuff for Saturday's potluck breakfast (but not eggs), libations for yourselves and your Brothers, good PBCs, ideas for PBC games, trash bags. Please bring personal hygiene items for the ladies and toys for the kids at the women's shelter in Bakersfield.
DON'T BRING: Dope, firearms, explosives (including females), firewood, eggs (we'll just end up throwing them back at you, so if you bring eggs you'd better duck), weaponry, anyone under 21, pissy PBCs or any of the usual No-Nos. Violation means expulsion without refund. So, don't risk it. This applies to EVERYONE!
ALL PBCs must have a bribe for the board and an historical presentation, as well as their dust. PBCs will submit to the authority of our Hangman upon entry to the Clampsite and remain under his control - retreads included! There will be absolutely NO PBC Harassment on Friday Night!
NOTE: This chapter respect and adheres to the rules of the Board of Proctors of E Clampus Vitus®, Inc.
REMEMBER - The PXL bar has snacks, sodas, iced tea and water. Want more? Bring it yourself.
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So You Want Directions?
From Bakersfield: Take SR 178 west through Kern River Canyon to the Bodfish/Havilah Exit. Turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp and continue until you T-intersect with Lake Isabella Boulevard/Caliente-Bodfish Road, then turn right again. Follow Caliente-Bodfish Road for 6.7 miles. The turn-off to Bald Eagle will be on the right.
From Mojave or L.A.: Take SR 58 to the Caliente exit. Go north through Caliente for 5.2 until you reach a fork in the Road. The left fork is the Caliente-Bodfish Road. Follow it up the mountain and down into Walker Basin for 12.4 miles where you'll come to a T-intersection. Turn left to continue on Caliente-Bodfish Road for 9.7 miles. The turn-off to Bald Eagle will be on the left.
From the Mojave Desert: Take SR 178 east for 45 miles over Walker Pass to the Wofford Heights exit. Turn left over the bridge to Lake Isabella Highway, then turn right and proceed for 8 miles. Lake Isabella Highway becomes Caliente Bodfish RD. The turn-off to Bald Eagle will be on the right.
GPS Coordinates for Bald Eagle turnout: 35°32'38.2"N 118°30'33.2"W
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For more information contact:
For more information contact:
Al "The Quack" Price, NGH (661) 867-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark "Pokey" Crawford, VNGH (661) 993-7907 or Crawford562@Yahoo.com
Myrl "Doc" Wallace, Clampatriarch (805) 937-0156 or BigWallace@comcast.net
Mike "MGM" Ramirez-Mares, Cyberrecorder (818) 517-8781 or Cyberrecorder@ECV1866.org