Guest Member of the Month


Hello all. Happy New Year! I Love you Guys.Quill_and_ink_1

At our Last meeting I proposed a “Guest Member of the Month”
to be worked into our meetings. The
purpose of the “Guest Member” is threefold:

 1) To
give potential members a trial meeting without having to fully commit. Sometimes the potential members we nominate
are only known to a few people. (The
group is getting a little large, and we need to be selective with our picks.
Otherwise we could be facing 40 member meetings and $5,000 checks. And frankly
I think the MOF had enough trouble with the last bill of $200+.)

2) To
allow old friends and out of town visitors to witness and participate in one of
our meetings. I know many people are
aware of the meetings and I also know many of these people want in. And well, I can’t blame them.

3) The
“Guest Member of the Month” will add a new dimension to meetings. The guest can offer an outsider’s perspective
on the meetings and also hopefully add ideas on ways in expand and enrich our

 The Rules:

1) Seeing
as how we are a very selective group we need to extend that element of
discipline to our guest privileges. It
goes without saying that any guest considered must be deserving of such a

2) The
guest must have considerable support from the group. First of all, one member will sponsor the
guest. The “Primary Sponsor” will be
responsible for drawing up the required paperwork, submitting the paperwork to
the Minister of Member of the Month and is directly responsible for the guest
and their behavior during the meeting. There will also be a Co-sponsor and three additional sponsors who are
required to sign the application.

3) “The
Application”, There is a specific format which must be adhered to.

 IFS Guest Member of the Month Application

 Primary Sponsor: Name
GMOM Name: Name

I __________ nominate _________ for
the “Guest Member of the Month” for the month of _________.

(State your reason for the nomination)


Primary Sponsor


Sponsor 1

Sponsor 2

Sponsor 3

 4) The
application must be submitted to the Minister of MOM at least 12 hours before
the meeting for approval. The applications must be submitted either in person, writing,
mail, napkin, IFS letterhead or via email.

5) There
will be no more than 2 Guests per month, unless in extremely extenuating
circumstances. (Vegas?) Such a circumstance must be explicitly stated in the
reason section on the application and submitted 24 hour in advance.

6) No
Girls Allowed. Over 21 years of age.

7) Lastly
and perhaps the most important stipulation to the “Guest Member of the Month”
is they must be present the night before the meeting in order to become
acquainted with (get drunk with) the members he does not know as well. Very

 It is my hope this added element of the “Guest Member of the
Month” will only serve to deepen and expand the International Flapjack Society
for the better.

 On a personal note: Sorry this post is so longwinded, but
rules are rules and I felt they needed to be specifically outlined to maintain
order. Please follow these rules, it’s
important and applications can be rejected if the format is not followed
closely. (Minister of Wardrobe: Can we put together a few shirts, either brown
IFS shirts or even a nice white tee-shirt with IFS sharpied on , I almost think
that might be more appropriate for a guest, since you’ve got to earn the brown $50
shirt. ) Without the rules we’re just a bunch of munks eating pancakes and
getting drunk.

 Lastly my contact info, apps can be submitted to:
4667 Ocean Blvd. #312
San Diego, CA


(must receive the same email from all 5 sponsors)

Or the good ole in person hand off.

 Pancake joke of the

 A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Fricker, 5,
Finance, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their
mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting
here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.’"

Fricker turned to his younger brother and said, "Finance, you be da Jesus!"Nice

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. theguywhodealswiththecheck
    Jan 20, 2006 @ 16:14:20

    Nice rules. I like your rules. Bajonians rule.

  2. Baumann
    Jan 19, 2006 @ 13:00:10

    Yes, without rules we are no better than the rest of them.

  3. Minister of Media and Technology
    Jan 19, 2006 @ 11:56:25

    I think Finance forgot his poncho in that picture, least he remembered to where his native print tee, and that ever so stylish hand-painted pottery abortion of a hat.
    Nicely done Minister of MOM. I like the rigid stipulations, and look forward to guest members.