Major William Downie Chapter 1849
correspondence and Grand Council

This may be a lengthy download page, depending on the correspondence

This is a series of letters and comments that chronicle our Chapter and Grand Council
January 31, 2010 - February 13, 2010 - February 22, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Most everyone has heard by now, the self-proclaimed Guardian of all Redshirts, has had an ongoing issue with the  Major William Downie Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus.

As a courtesy to neighboring Chapters and fellow Clampers, Officers from the Downie Chapter have appeared before Grand Council twice within one year, to dispel rumors and alleged charges of misconduct within our own organization (as though it were any of their business).

In January of 2010 the Grand Council decided to take action against our chapter threatening the very existence of our corporation, our liability insurance and our long standing relationship with our neighboring Clamper Chapters.

-Letter received from Grand Council-

The Major William Downie Chapter 1849 Response

It is our intent to operate the Major William Downie Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
as it has been done since the Chapter was revitalized in 1939.

 As always we will continue to welcome the participation of other
 Clamper Chapters to join us in any of our ECV events.

In other words, it is going to be business as usual in Sierra County, and we will not be influenced by an organization that has established itself on a pedestal, and has acted
like a kin to God Almighty, proclaiming to be in charge of anyone wearing a red shirt.


The following letter was drafted and sent to Grand Council by our retained legal council,
and is the official position of this Chapter:

Next letter from Grand Council

We decided to let Carl Wheat, the Founder of E. Clampus Vitus Redivivus capture our response.
 He did it better than we ever could, in his book “Credo Quia Absurdum”.

"Our Ancient and Honorable Order has ever been the
defender of the People against all false pretenders, demogogues,
 stuffed shirts, windbags, quacks, thimble-riggers,
sinister ambidexters, fanatics, braggarts, prigs, hypocrites,
 imposters, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and asses in lion’ shins…
 It is Time for the Hewgag, to sound its terrible warning blast! TAAROOOMPHT!
  See, the smug faces fall! TOOOORAAAAFST!
Watch, the overswelled chests deflate!  RAATOOMK!
  They are on the run with their tales between their legs. ROOOOTAAAASHFSK!"

Letter sent to all Chapters of ECV

and so recorded

Thank you for taking an interest in this matter - Credo Quia Absurdum!
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