CLAW’s Great Yearly Ceremony for 2010

January 5th, 2010 by MarkMonlux

Elliot Trotter, Mark Monlux, James Stowe, RR Anderson Photo by Kevin Freitas

Elliot Trotter, Mark Monlux, James Stowe, RR Anderson Photo by Kevin Freitas

Rumors have been flying for the last month about the CLAW’s Great Yearly Ceremony. For a secret society that has been not-so-secret with its secret ceremonies, this secret ceremony was kept…well…pretty secret. In fact only a select few other than the membership were invited to the event, which was his in the historic Knights of Pythias Temple in Tacoma, Washington on the dark and gloomy evening of January 4th 2010. The extravaganza showed the changing of the guard with Two of the Four Eyes stepping down, and Two new victims being called into leadership.

Unlike other organizations, which have a democratic process to determine leadership, the CLAW thrust leadership upon its hapless membership. When you are called, you serve. Bu wa ha ha ha ha ha!

Shaking their mantle of responsibility were Elliot Trotter and RR Anderson, the masterminds behind the CLAW’s conception. Now sharing in the wealth of chores and labors are Jeff Hawley and Michael Shaudis. Remaining on the council for another year of sterling leadership are Mark Monlux and James Stowe.

The CLAW also took this time to semi-publically thank the Friend of CLAW, individuals who proved themselves to be very strong supporters of the CLAW. You’ve seen the invites, now you get to meet the recipients:

Kevin Freitas, Warren Caves, John Munn and Dave L. Photo by Kevin Freitas

Kevin Freitas, Warren Caves, John Munn and Dave L. Photo by Kevin Freitas

Kevin Freitas – Photographer Extraordinary, and creator of
Warren Caves – Owner of Tacoma Art Supply
John Munn – Owner of Comic Book Ink
Dave L. – A Really Good Guy

Yet more rumors abound! It’s possible that the CLAW might make next year’s Great Yearly Ceremony available to the public. If you think that tickets, supporting the CLAW Student Scholarship Fund, would be a good idea, then let the CLAW know.

The CLAW sends a special thanks to the Knights of Pythias. The CLAW encourages its reader to check out the Knights of Pythias, who believe the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship.

And here is Adam the Alien’s special Vlog-Tag of the event”


  1. Erik B. said,

    January 5, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    Great location for C.L.A.W. events.

  2. Commencement Lodge #7, Knights of Pythias said,

    January 5, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    It was an honor sharing our Castle Hall with CLAW and Friends of CLAW. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  3. DC the Bambu Guy said,

    January 5, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    CLAW members are just as weird as the Pythians!

  4. Father O'Blivian said,

    January 6, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    I have to figure out how to infiltrate C.L.A.W.

    You should question Mr. Monlux about his connection to the CC of UU. The artwork still survives.

  5. Mark Monlux said,

    January 6, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Ah! The Cosmic Church of Universal Uncertainty! What was that all about?

  6. Pedro said,

    January 8, 2010 @ 8:37 am


  7. Father O'Blivian said,

    January 28, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    Are you tired of all those read-thy-daily-bread-Nazi-Christian-Buddhist groups? Good news! The Cosmic Church of Universal Uncertainty is the organization you have been looking for! If you have no views on sex, violence, police, booze or anything at all, then the CC of UU is for you. We have no answers for anyone at all. Call today 812-473-PRAY, that’s 812-473-7729.

  8. sue said,

    February 15, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    Does James Stow have a relative the use to be with nights of Pythias. I have a sword with that name on it from his organzation, dated pack to the early 1900 i believe.