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Campbell Chapter, Order of DeMolay                                                                           December, 1998                                                                           Issue 112


This publication acknowledges allegiance and yields authority to DeMolay International of the Order of DeMolay, of which Frank S. Land was founder.


 

Table of Contents

 

From the East1

From the West1

From The North. 2

Scribe's Corner. 2

Civic Service. 3

Target Practice. 3

Visitation(s) Across The Bay. 3

1998 N.C.D.A. Convention. 3

Birthdays. 4

Editorial4

 


 

 

From the East

 

 

Oh boy.  I get to write about our glorious chapter.  Well, the state of our union just got a serious boost.  Actually, it wasn't all that serious, but a boost none the less.  Apparently, we got a few members in on December 12th.  I just hope we can keep them interested.  And finally, I leave you with this question.  How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

 


Sincerely,
Arthur
"The All-Mighty Pigeons"
Cardoza

 

 


 

 

From the West

 


Hey people!

I have a vision!  Yes, you heard me right a vision.  It's all about a Flea Market and a group of guys that are going to make some MUNAY!  But in order to do that I'm going to need major help.  As a matter of fact you don't even have to volunteer because I'm already thinking of a job for you.  Yup, that's right, come Thursday night I won't even have to ask anyone to stand up because you my lucky friend already have the job!  At any rate, let me tell you that the flea market going to be March 6, The sixth of March, the sixth day in the third month of the nineteenth hundred and ninety-ninth year of our century.  So, you can probably imagine that it's going to be a very important day.  Now for your help:


1) I need you to start scouting out homes that are having garage sales
a) Yes, that would mean now
b) The flyers that you're soon going to get are to be given to those people.  Yes, we'll pick the junk up.
2) WE MUST HAVE A STORAGE GARAGE TO PUT EVERYTHING IN!!!!
a) This is so important I can't even begin to tell you.  We'll even clean at any dad or advisor's garage out if it means storage space.
3) Please start collecting paper bags and boxes.
a) This will be our secret and as soon as I get four bags from you I'll let you in on it.

Those are the basics for now but remember:
MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 6
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MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 6

Don't forget to tell your parents :o)


A cantaloupe,
Eddie

 

 


 

 

From The North

 

 

Well, after a short trip I'm back again to spread some of my thoughts and knowledge to all.  Events and ideas have been relayed to me as well as my own searching and what my eyes have seen.  You've seen me many places just not knowing who it was.  A few think they know but only truly 3 do.  Anyway now for the fun.  In the past few months from the start of the new term many funny events have happened.  We all remember that memorable meeting Arthur found out he had a knee cap.

 

It's told to me we have a new ladies man in the chapter.  Nope not Nick, even though there are a few crazies out there who still think he's hot.  Matt, Arthur?  Yeah right, that's funny, good one guys.  Chris Avila?  No, he has his assembly but needs a little practice and a few years.  Now there's Eddie but he's at SCU and doesn't count.  Chris Rogers?  No, he's an oldie now, outdated, like groovy and psychedelic.  He had his days.  Justin?  Nope, he's found his lady and doesn't need any other.  Plus he's older than Chris.  It's not him but a new man just beginning the long journey up the ranks to the top.  First, swinging with the Nor-Cal Honor Court, then just recently at Bethel #206's Installation.  He's learning fast what it means to be a Campbell DeMolay.  Can you guess this young man?  Nope?  Well then you need to get out more.  Ha ha, process of elimination guys, come on now.  There are eight now ten active members, two of which were just initiated so they don't count.  Still can't think of it?  Oh well not going to tell you this year.  Maybe next year.

 

Nick and Matt while trying to work on the Champ find themselves hypnotized by the computer.  As the truth pours forth we find out Nick needs a place with padded walls and friendly people in white coats.  We also find Matt's true meaning of life.  If you don't know ask him.  With Justin's engagement it seems our PMC's could be settling down and starting their own lives.  Eeks that sounds bad.  With our new initiates it looks like the chapter's turning around and going to the top again.  By the end of the term, Campbell will be the top dog again as the division goes in the opposite direction.  Well I guess that's all for now.  Tune in next year for Pasadena; I can guarantee you there will be some joke there.  Tah, Tah, for now.

 

 

Ghost Writer

 

P.S. Just in: Flag Football in April.  Get ready.

 

 


 

 

Scribe's Corner

 

 

I am inspiration for the uninspired.  You ever lose something and there's always some guy who asks you, "Where did you see it last?”  If I knew that it wouldn't be lost.  You know when your born and everybody asks how much you weigh, but no one ever asks when you die.  Charlie Smith died today.  He weighed 250 lbs.  If a word in the dictionary was misspelled, how would we know?  I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards.  I got a full house and four people died.

 

Every Scribe goes through Stress ('s tres) n: that confusion created when one's mind overrides the desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately needs it.  In all the confusion some things go through the Scribe that get mixed up or they are true.  All of which are under sickness and distress: May 12th Arthur - is bruised badly and has no pride; June 4th Arthur - has a hickey; July 2nd Arthur - has a cold from pennies covered with white out and that's why he failed his permit test; Aug. 20th Eddie - work for Century 16; Sept. 17th Chris - got a booboo from softball.  Arthur found out that he has a knee; Nov. 5th Arthur - got a booboo on his ankle; Nov. 19th Justin - wet his bed.  (At the next meeting it was changed the bed wet him).  Dec. 4th Arthur is just sick.

 

With the Chapter changing banks we want to look for free checking.  There is always stuff you need to look for so you know it's the right bank.  So here are the Top Ten Tip-Offs.


10.When you make a deposit, teller's high-five each other.
9. After you get a free toaster, bank president shows up at your house begging for toast.
8. Your monthly statements are handwritten on cocktail napkins.
7. They also offer body piercing.
6. When you try to make a withdrawal, teller's suddenly don't speak English.
5. Your safety-deposit box is a Dunkin' Donuts carton wrapped in tinfoil.
4. Instead of cashing your paycheck they ask, "How about 30 minutes in the back with Rosalita?"
3. You notice chickens roosting in the vault.
2. Instead of FDIC, it's insured by Skippy's Bank Insurance & Driveway Paving Company.
1. Bank's logo is a dollar bill on fire.

I hope we made the right decision with Home Savings/Washington Mutual.  All I have to say on the serious side is that I am glad to see the amount of attendance to meetings as well as events.  Keep it up.  Dear Arthur - Of the best rulers the people only know that they exist.  The next best they love and praise.  The next they fear.  The next they revile.  When the best rulers have done their task, the people remark we have done it ourselves.

 

Perhaps if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man.

 


-Matt Milde,
Scribe

 

 


 

 

Civic Service

 

 

Ah, the sets of KTEH - there is nothing that could remind me more of a crazed secret admirer.  Fortunately I didn't have to deal with that and neither did Parker, Chris or Nick.  Nope, instead we hid behind the cameras working as fast as we could to get the galleries ready for their 1998 Art Auction.  OK I was late but I had a prior engagement!  Still, I think the timing was great because I got to see an old manager of mine (now working as the head of the art auction I might add).  Anyways, I ran out of the car, shook a couple of hands and the next thing I knew there was Dad Downey calling me from his position on the telephone.  What a layout!  I mean, I think KTEH is notorious for it's lack of instructions before you jump in and do anything, but that's just fine.  I arrived just in time to see Nick and Chris set-up a table as Parker played with a gigantic glass pistol in the back (hey, I had my thoughts too! - Just kidding Parker.)  At any rate I was about as confused as the auctioneer so I sat in a nearby chair made of pipes (it's rumored that Robin Williams has one just like it).  Well, the next thing I'm told is that I'm to be working with the art director setting up the pieces (oh joy).  I think Chris thought the same thing when she gave me her phone number.  I wasn't interested although I wonder about her.  So now I'm standing right next to the auctioneer, so close that he ended up bumping into me and announced for all the Bay Area to hear that I had given him a fright.  Not a scare I might emphasize but a fright.  Well, that's the way it went.  Chris and Nick taking care of stuff behind the scenes, Parker playing with guns, and myself being mocked for being on TV and getting the phone number of a 28 year old woman.  That's how it happened so now you know.

 


Eddie

 

 


 

 

Target Practice

 

 

Well, if you haven't noticed rifle season is here again.  We've been holding practices at 5:30pm on Sundays at the rifle range.  We have a pretty good team and we've been getting good practice as usual Dad Nesbitt is our instructor, and also Dad Downey is there helping out.  Just a reminder, bring $3.00 for the rounds we're shooting, and your safety goggles.  So lets all go out there and win back our rifle championship.  We shoot December 20th.  Have some fun and I'll see you out there at the range.

 


Brotherly,
Justin Martin
PMC-MSA

 

 


 

 

Visitation(s) Across The Bay

 

 

October 21st was the day but it was also Eddie's Birthday.  The Chapter planned to visit San Jose Chapter.  Arthur, Parker, Dad Downey and I came but Eddie's mysterious disappearance flabbergasted us.  In addition to Eddie's disappearance San Jose Chapter's Master Councilor was also missing.  Nobody knew where he was.  They were thankful that Arthur was there to fill in (ha).  The meeting went ok with Arthur in the East.  After the meeting Mrs. Cardoza was going to take Arthur and Eddie out for Eddie's birthday but he wasn't there so I took his place.


To Eddie: You had a nice dinner at Marie Calendars.


See you at the next visitation,
Nicholas C. Schilling

 

 


 

 

1998 N.C.D.A. Convention

 

 

Well, for those of you who didn't go, you missed one heck of a party.  Girls, Jousting, Awards, Football, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!  Ask any of the five members who went and they'll all agree.  Well, unfortunately yours truly didn't win Pac-Bay Master again, but that's okay.  Now I have more time to spend down there with you guys.  The first night was full of long speeches and an okay dinner.  Then of course bowling, laser tag, and music.  Lots of music, and Dancing.  The chapter was full of moves at that bowling alley.  All of those who didn't go missed the Chapter get down and bogie.  It was groovy.  Then Arthur, Parker, and I watched Godzilla, from DLC.  The next day was the first Youth Summit.  Then Degrees and football.  Our members went out into the parking lot and played football.  Other DeMolays joined in and then the points rattled up.  Arthur, the man with a cast, little San Jose, and myself scored 16 T.D.'s with the other team at 11.  It was great, then that night all the Master Councilors received the opportunity to be escorted and sit in the East.  That night our Chapter won the award for best Content in our Champ.  Congrats Chapter.  Then that night I escorted the lovely Mindy Antonio during the Grand March.  Afterwards the swinging began.  Little Big man, Parker, was a hit with the ladies.  First dancing with many Honor Court, then all the other ladies.  He was THE MAN.  Arthur and I watched, while showing an occasional step or two.  Chris, who was also there, showed off his moves with the ladies.

 

The main event: The After Party.  Arthur first busting some moves on the new Pac-Bay MC, Doug Bell, decided to try and bust a few on me.  Well the battle was hard fought.  After about six shots in the leg I yawned at the powerless karate moves this so-called star had to offer.  He won the first round, because I lost balance on a lunge.  Round 2 - I disarmed him but then it became a pulling match.  I fell forward, but took Arthur with me.  They awarded him the win, but the ground told the real story.  That's the second time I've knocked him out of a ring.  Arthur continued on to the Sumo Rink, but needed no suit.  They strapped him up anyway and he tried to defend some family honor against another DeMolay.  Inside thing.  I decided to go Past and Future taking on Doug.  Three rounds, 3-0 Chris.  The undefeated ranks.  That makes 5-0 in two years.  Arthur eventually won, because the judges didn't watch very carefully.  Anyway, wrestling and movies, ended the night.  Sunday, of course, was the Installation, ritual awards and Chapter of the Year.  Of course, we didn't win, but there's always next year.

 


Christopher Rogers


Christopher Rogers, "Well, it was a blast.  For those of you who missed it you missed a heck of an event.  Dancing and bowling and just being crazy."

Arthur Cardoza, "Who ever didn't go you missed a swing band, jousting, wrestling, and bowling."

Parker Downey, "It was great!  No, it was beyond great!  It's a lot of fun.  We get to make the call for lunch and best of all we danced with girls!"

Nicholas C. Schilling, "As always it was one of the best vacations I've ever had.  The bowling was great and the football game we had in the parking lot was a blast.  Long Live Convention!"

“  Dad" Downey, "I truly enjoyed it.  It was a great introduction to Nor-Cal DeMolay.  Well developed program.  Food service and quality was poor."

“  Dad" Taylor, "One of the best I've been to.  Probably should have one formal business meeting.  Food was not well received.  Just hamburgers would have worked."

 

 


 

 

Birthdays

 

 

In the last edition of the Champ I forgot to mention a couple of our brother's birthdays and they will be included this month:

Jason Martin - October 31
Justin Martin - October 31
Terrance Wilson - November 6


If I missed anyone else I'm sorry, but Happy Birthday!

 

 


 

 

Editorial


"People who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do."
-Nick & Matt

 

Please don't contradict our authority.  We know all, we see all, we are all.  Dare you enter the realm of the Champ Editors.  We know what goes on behind the scenes of every Champ and we know more than what you think we know, every Champ has its upsides and downsides but Matt and Nick have gone beyond the paranormal level where good faces evil and us, the evil, overthrows you, the good.  Anyone found contradicting our authority will be placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds; this is pretty standard.  Due to recent setbacks our assets are collapsing, did you here us our assets are collapsing.  Does this mean we wont be able to do the champ any more, Nick.  No, this means we wont be able to live anymore, Matt.  Here in the heart of Campbell…

 

 


"The things written in the editorial aren't real and wont come true.  They were just thought up with our wild imaginations.  Please don't take anything literally." - The Editors


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