1. The Silver Star Outlaws are an International Fraternal Order consisting mainly of active duty service members and former active duty service members. The Silver Star Outlaws is a Veterans Community Service Organization and is a Non-Profit, Charitable Veterans Service Organization as recognized by the United States Government. Entity number 3022886; Employer Identification Number 25-1893315. It is designed to contribute to the alliance with the Korean nation by developing friendly relations with the Korean people, improve the quality of life for soldiers stationed in the Republic of Korea and to contribute to the general benefit of the United States and its Uniformed Military Service personnel, their dependants and survivors. The Silver Star Outlaws is a family oriented organization that will lend support to anyone it can within the limits of the organization. It is here to support the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation services in the 2nd Infantry Division as well as all Eight United States Army/USFK areas.
2. The Silver Star Outlaws ARE NOT A GANG! Gang activity and gang-type activity is strictly prohibited. No one will be turned away or denied assistance because of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, membership (or non-membership) in this or any organization, or any other physical personal identifier. No actions or activity of this nature will be tolerated from any member or guest in the Silver Star Outlaw House.
3. The Silver Star Outlaws and the Silver Star Association are equal opportunity organizations. Current Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and United States Federal Statutes and regulations regarding Equal Opportunity are in effect and will be observed and enforced within the Silver Star Outlaws. No prospective member will be turned away due to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, national citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, service status or any other physical identifying features. Anyone who wishes to join the Silver Star Outlaws has a lawful right to do so. The Silver Star Outlaws will observe that right and welcome anyone who wishes to prospect or merely participate. Prospective members have a series of tasks to accomplish in order to qualify as a full member of the Silver Star Outlaws. These tasks are to complete the study guide on the history of the organization, know what the hat means, what items go on the hat, and learn the outlaw creed. All members of the Silver Star Outlaws are encouraged to participate in organizational functions and to contribute to community service projects of the House. All Silver Star Outlaws are encouraged to continue this dedication to community service when they return to the United States, or wherever their home maybe either on their own or with another chapter of the Silver Star Outlaw Family.
4. Qualifying criteria to become a full member of the Silver Star Outlaws is to voluntarily express the wish to join the organization, accept the organizations principle of voluntary community service, demonstrate knowledge of the history of the organization and demonstrate knowledge of the hat and the items on it.
1. Prior to prospecting people will attend at least two meetings so that they can see how the family operates. This is to ensure the prospective member sees the good, the bad, and the ugly the family can go through.
2. The prospective member who chooses to initiate the prospecting process will be referred to as “Prospect”. The first step to prospecting is to find full members to serve as a sponsor and a co-sponsor. The prospect will begin prospecting by conducting a four week process designed to teach the prospect the information he/she should know and to allow the prospect to become familiar with the House and the House Members. This process is also designed to allow the House members to meet and become familiar with the prospect. Prospecting weeks start and end with the House meeting. The prospect may postpone his/her advancement, but he/she must request the postponement through the Council at weekly prospect call, either in person or through his/her sponsors. The Council has the right to measure the knowledge and completeness of the prospect and the requirements he/she must meet in order to advance. The prospect may cease the prospecting process any time he/she chooses to do so. This in no way reflects negatively on the individual, and that individual will not be barred from the House or House events.
3. A prospect may be dropped from the prospecting process by the organization based on serious misconduct of the prospect. The Council must inform a prospect who is being considered for elimination. If three of the four seated Council members agree the prospect should be eliminated, then the matter must be placed in front of the House membership and the membership must vote on the question. The prospect must be present for the entire process. The prospect will have the charges against him/her read to the House membership. The prospect will have the opportunity to explain his/her actions and to defend their self. After the Council and the prospect have had their opportunity to present their issues, the House membership will vote. The House membership will face the question “should the prospect be removed from the rolls as a prospect?” Removal of a prospect will require a vote in the affirmative from 75% of the House membership. Absent House members may vote by an appointed proxy vote. Proxy votes must be in writing. Members who have not designated a proxy vote will be contacted verbally by cell phone. Two members will confirm the absent member and vote. If the absent member can not be reached, they will be counted as an abstention. The President will not vote unless there is a tie. The Sergeant of Arms (SOA) will call the vote on the prompting of the President. The SOA and the Vice President will both count the vote and confirm they have the same number. The SOA will inform the President and Secretary of the official vote. If a 75% majority vote is not attained, then the House membership will vote on the question as to whether or not the prospect would be placed on a probationary status. The vote will be conducted in the same manner as noted above. The prospect will be reviewed each week to determine when the prospect should come off of probation. The end of the prospect probationary period will be announced by the President and confirmed by a House membership vote of a single majority.
4. At the end of the guest’s second meetings, they will be asked by council if they wish to prospect. If the guest says no, they will be invited to keep coming to meetings as a guest for as long as they like. If they say yes, their prospecting starts then by talking to the prospect master. The prospect master will go over in detail what is expected of the prospect. Each prospecting week will start at the end of the meeting on Saturday. By this, week one will be from the time the guest says yes to end of the next meeting. Once the prospect has completed the requirements for week one at the next meeting, the family will decide if the prospect deserves to move on to week two. If so, that week will start at the end of the meeting and so forth through all weeks.
5. Prospecting consists of 4 weeks:
a. Week one: Introduction to the family, sign for prospect packet containing: Personal Data Card, Copy of Family History, Copy of Creed, Hat Guide, Study Guide, and a copy of the By-Laws. Answer any questions of any nature, excluding personal, so the family may get a better sense of the prospect.
b. Week two: Explain the Outlaw Hats and read the Silver Star Outlaw Creed. While reading the creed, the family may “mess with” the prospect. This includes anything other than harassment or moving the creed to a point where the prospect cannot see it. Should the prospect stumble, stutter, or pause for more than 5 seconds, they must restart. The prospect will also show proof of owning the 3 C’s (Creed, Coin, and Condom) which the sponsor and co-sponsor will provide.
c. Week three: The Duck Hunt: Each family member will be allowed to ask one question from the study guide only. Council will get a family question and an additional question from either the study guide or the bylaws. Dinosaurs will get a family question and an addition question from anything in the prospect packet. Fossils will get a family question, the Dino question and an addition question to cover anything they may have learned about the house, history or the prospects missions. Elder will get the same as Fossil but will be allowed two Fossil questions. Prospects may only be asked historical and questions that have outlaw answers. The Sponsor or Co-sponsor will do 10 pushups for each incorrect answer given by their prospect. Also the prospect will return their prospect packet to the council upon completion of week three.
d. Week four: Prospect must recite the creed from memory, then will be discussed and voted on by the family. A unanimous vote is required. If the number of abstentions equals to or is greater than the yes votes then the council will put the prospect on hold for one week until either absent members can give a proxy vote or enough members for a vote can be present.
6. Prospects responsibilities:
a. Meet and get to know as many family members’ as possible.
b. Know your Sponsor and Co-sponsor.
c. Ask questions to increase knowledge of the family.
d. Ensure that you sign for a prospect packet.
e. Ensure you return the prospect packet upon completion of week three.
f. Attend all Family functions. (the only exceptions are for sickness and military duty)
g. Offer suggestions to help the Family. Your opinion counts.
h. When entering House prospects should greet all family members
present and introduce themselves to those he/she doesn’t know.
i. Ensure that dues of $40.00 are paid prior to getting their hat (Other arrangements can be made on a case by case basis with the treasurer.) $30.00 goes to buy the plaque, $5.00 goes to the orphanage fund, and $3.00 pays for their name on the banners, and $2.00 for the Emergency Fund.
7. Prospects are go-fers, they will be asked to go places and do other things for the Family. This is done out of fun and no harm is intended. In other words treat them as little brothers and sisters. They will not pay for anything; the person sending them will pay for it. If the prospect is sent for an item that requires payment, the member sending the prospect will give double the amount for the item. This is the prospect can get something for themselves equal to the cost of the item. If the prospect chooses not to buy anything, they will not keep the extra money. THERE WILL BE NO HAZING OF THE PROSPECT. Hazing is defined as anything causing embarrassment or is demeaning in nature.
8. Once a prospect is given their hat it will be given proper attitude without disrespecting it. Prospects, Honorary, and Friends of the Family may bring up points but can not vote.
9. Pregnant female prospects will be handled on a case by case basis.
1. Sponsors must be a member in good standings and have their hat at least 30 days (15 days for Co-sponsor).
a. If a family member is on probation, he/she is not in good standing.
b. If a Family member is not in the field, on duty, injured, or ill (council will give passes but you need to talk with council first) then they will be expected to attend meetings. If they fail to be at 2 consecutive meetings they will be considered “not in good standing”.
2. Family members can only sponsor one prospect and co sponsor one prospect at the same time unless approved by council.
a. Introduce the prospect to as many Family members as possible.
b. Ensure that the prospect receives a prospect packet.
c. Show prospect items in the house to help them learn more about the Family.
d. Come up with the House name and Saying.
e. Purchase the hat, pins and coin prior to the end of the week 4. At the start of each meeting, any prospects on week 4 will be first so that the sponsor can purchase these items prior to the end of the meeting.
f. Ensure that the prospect packet is returned at the completion of week three.
g. Ensure that the prospect knows the time and place of all Family functions.
h. Ensure that the prospect knows that they can ask questions and that their opinion is valuable.
i. Ensure that the prospect is good quality and good moral character, the represent you. Sponsors and Co-Sponsors are responsible for the actions of their prospect; if they screw up you will face the punishment from the council and the Family.
There are six (6) exceptions to prospecting they are as follows:
1. DINOSAUR RIGHTS: Done at the discretion of the all active Dinosaurs in the house at the time (a minimum of 3 sober, unless there is less than that assigned to the area). Must be presented to all the Dinosaurs and voted on, if approved, must be presented to the council prior to the next Family meeting and then presented to the Family. Fossils are Dinosaurs first. Therefore they cannot use Fossil as a way to right a person into the family. There is no Fossil Rights for exception to prospecting. Dinosaurs can only use this once per week.
2. COUNCIL RIGHTS: If it is brought to the attention of the council that a prospect has done numerous and wondrous things for the House and the Family, the council may vote the person in under Council Rights but it requires a unanimous vote of the council. The council then chooses a Name and Saying for the person and their hat and coin are bought out of the Outlaw fund. Council can only use this once per week.
3. FAMILY RIGHTS: Any immediate Family member of an Outlaw may be brought in under Family Rights. The member will pay for the hat and give the information to the Secretary to be put into the books. Honorary and Friend of the Family cannot exercise Family Rights. A person stating that a Family member is an Outlaw, confirmation by Books and phone must be made and that person must agree to Family righting that Person.
4. FOUNDERS RIGHTS: Any three Founders may automatically Founder Right an individual into the family. All three Founders must contact either the Korean Council or the Family Historian in order to make it official and have the new family members added to the records.
5. HONORARY OUTLAWS: To become an honorary member, the individual must have a sponsor who will go before council and explain the reasons for them becoming an honorary member. If found worthy the council will bring it up to the Family to be voted on. The hat and coin will be purchased out of the Outlaw fund. On the hat, the word Honorary will be sewn in red letters above the House Name.
6. FRIEND OF THE FAMILY: If a person doesn’t have 90 days left in country but still wants to become an Outlaw, their sponsor will present them to the council. The council will make the determination on whether or not the person prospects. The council may decide to make the person a Friend of the Family. This decision will be presented to the Family. The “John Deere Green Hat” will be purchased out of the Outlaw fund.
1. Probation for misconduct: The council has the right to put Family members on probation if they feel that he/she was acting in a manner that shows a negative view of the Outlaws. The council will talk to the individual one-on-one and make a decision if the action warrants probation. Probation will be set using the following outline:
a. 1st offense: Probation will be set for 30 days. At the end of that period the council will look at the individuals performance and make a decision on weather the individual is rehabilitated or not and is able to uphold the Family Honor.
b. 2nd offense: Council sets probation for an indefinite period. At the end of the determined period the individual may petition the council to be reinstated. If the council believes it to be in the best interests of the Family then a council vote is taken. It requires a unanimous vote to be reinstated.
c. 3rd offense: Third strike you’re out. During the meeting the council will call a vote. It requires a 100% vote of Active Family in the House with a 75% yes vote (there are no abstentions during this vote.)
2. Any two sober Family members can inform another Family member that they are committing a Probation\Blackball offense. Then it will be brought before council and put to a Family vote on whether to put the member on probation or for a black ball status. Then according to the vote the hat will be pulled or not. Do not take it upon yourself to take a hat.
3. When a person is blackballed all traces of that persons name will be removed. Their name will be blacked out of all the books, taken off the banners, their hat taken and burned, and patches removed and burned. This will only be done in the House in front of the Family. They are still welcome in the house but won’t be called by their Outlaw name any longer.
4. Members who are black balled may petition to have their black ball status lifted provided a 75% yes vote is attained from The House to include any family members the black ball offense is committed against. Regardless of the offense, black balled members will not be allowed to use any of the rights (family, dinosaur, council) to be reinstated in the family; this includes stateside chapters as well.
5. Black balled members who have been granted to have their status lifted (which will be voted on first) must re-prospect with either the House, a stateside chapter, or voted in at a Reunion to become a new member. Once prospecting is done, they will receive a new house name and saying.
6. Family members who walk away or throw in their hat and cut will be given a chance to change their minds. However, if this is done repeatedly, they will be considered blacked ball and treated as such.
SECTION VI: REASON FOR PROBATION AND BLACKBALLING:
1. The following is a list of just some of the reasons for probation and/or blackballing.
a. Conduct that brings discredit upon the Family.
b. Fighting in the House (grounds for immediate removal)
c. Fighting while wearing a hat or cut. (grounds for immediate removal)
d. Causing dissention (problems) between sub-groups or Family members.
e. Stealing from the House or the Family (this is grounds for immediate removal)
f. Removing and throwing your hat in anger and out of disrespect (this is grounds for immediate removal)
g. Being disrespectful to the Council, Crew, Dinosaurs, Fossils, or Elders.
h. Not adhering to the request of the Crew while in the House (i.e. if asked to leave, or quit drinking.)
i. Underage drinking.
j. Removing a Hat or Cut from someone for no reason.
k. Any reason that council deems necessary. Meaning that certain situations do not require divulging all information to family for confidential reasons.
l. If you fail to pay your tab for two consecutive military paydays (2 months) you will be placed on probation. If you fail to pay another 2 paydays (2 months) you will be brought up for a possible blackball and your chain-of-command notified for failure to pay a bill.
m. Racist, sexist, religious discrimination of ANY kind. (This will be cause for immediate removal, no vote will be taken.)
SECTION VII: SUB-GROUPS
1. Any sub-group is authorized to conduct meetings in the House as long as it does not interfere with the Family meeting.
2. New sub-groups must submit a copy of their by-laws to the council for review. The council will go over the by-laws with the group and make necessary adjustments. The group will then petition the family, it takes a majority vote for the group to be recognized.
3. Members of Family sub-groups are subject to the Outlaw by-laws and will conduct themselves accordingly.
4. All sub-group members will either be Outlaws or when they enter the sub-group they will start prospecting within two weeks.
5. Sub-groups and chapters may hang their banner in the house and take it down whenever they like, but they must inform the Sergeant-of-Arms.
6. Only 2 members of the same subgroup will be allowed to hold Council Positions at any one time.
1. Family members are responsible for their guests and their conduct while in the House.
2. If a T-shirt is not worn under a cut or vest then it must remain buttoned.
3. Family members will not get involved in Council or Crew business.
4. The travel banner/guide-on will be at all functions outside the House whenever possible.
5. Meetings will be held weekly at the House at 4:00 p.m., on Saturdays. If there are not three members of Council and three Family Members present there will be no formal meeting.
6. Council Meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. During this time, Prospect Call will be with the Prospect Master. Once completed, the PM will address the Council Meeting to give a status report on each prospect.
7. Floor time will be given to those who request it from the council prior to the beginning of the meeting.
8. Floor time will be limited to 2 minutes. Any arising will be handled by the 3-kick rule, meaning 3 rebuttals of no more than 1 minute. If it requires more discussion then it can be discussed by individuals and brought up again at the next meeting.
9. After a third week it is brought up it must be voted on.
10. Suggestions or changes will be brought up at Family meetings the first week for discussion and voted on the following week unless council declares an immediate vote is needed.
11. New members will have to wait 30 days before being allowed to hold a Council Position. They may accept nominations for council positions prior to the end of their 30 days as long as the election and appointment does not happen until after the 30 days.
12. Additional positions authorized by council not listed below in section ix such as webmaster, dj, grill master and so on will not be sewn on their hats but instead will be sewn on their cut above their name. Positions will be sewn in black on jean cuts and white on leather cuts. These positions will only be given by council after a family vote.
13. Members who miss two consecutive meetings without a valid reason such as duty, illness, school, MWR trips will be placed in an inactive status. An inactive status is the same as “not in good standings” with the family. As such, any inactive member will have any powers (dinosaur and fossil) placed on hold until amends are made. Amends will be made when the inactive member has attended two consecutive meetings. Simply telling another member of intentions to miss a meeting is not a valid reason. If a council member falls into this situation, they will automatically be removed from position and a vote will be taken to replace them on council permanently. If previous obligations have already been made, as long as council has been notified prior to the meeting, exceptions can be made.
SECTION IX: COUNCIL POSITIONS
The Council consists of four elected positions, four appointed positions, and House Dinos. The Council is an administrative council designed to manage the regular and day-to-day business of the organization. It has no command authority and exercises no leverage or control over the House membership.
1. The elected positions are:
a. President; the President is responsible as the official liaison for the Outlaws. The President will preside over all House meetings and functions. The President cannot vote in House issues except as a tie breaking vote. The President initiates all corrective action. The President must always act in a responsible manner and set the example for the House. The President must be nominated and elected by a single majority vote. The President, when nominated, must accept the nomination in order to be considered for the position. Action to remove the President requires a unanimous Council vote and a 75% majority vote of all active members in the House. A vote for removal cannot take place if the President is not present.
b. Vice-President; the Vice-President is responsible for taking over in the absence of the President. The Vice-President is the advisor to the President on all matters. The Vice-President must be nominated and elected by a majority vote. The Vice-President must also accept the nomination in order to be considered for the position. Action to remove the Vice-President requires a unanimous Council vote and a 75% majority vote of all active members in the House. A vote for removal cannot take place if the Vice-President is not present.
c. Secretary; the Secretary is responsible for keeping minutes of all meetings and functions. The Secretary fills out the prospect book. The Secretary maintains correspondence with other Silver Star chapters and the Silver Star Association Headquarters. The Secretary updates cards, addresses/e-mail addresses, and updates the phone roster. The Secretary maintains the membership roster, departure roster, and regularly updates National Headquarters of changes, additions, departures, and adverse membership action. The Secretary orders plaques for outgoing Outlaws and coordinates with the Treasurer for purchasing. The Secretary must have legible penmanship. The Secretary must be nominated and elected by a simple majority vote. The Secretary must also accept nomination. Action to remove the Secretary requires a unanimous Council vote and a 75% majority vote of all active members in the House. A vote for removal cannot take place if the Secretary is not present.
d. Treasurer; the Treasurer is responsible for maintenance of the Outlaw fund and the orphanage fund. The Treasurer has the responsibility for handling all money that goes in or out of either fund. The Treasurer will report the weekly status of both funds. The Treasurer will maintain a history of all transaction matters. The Treasurer collects and maintains a record of member dues. The Treasurer must be trustworthy, loyal, and of a high moral character. The Treasurer must be nominated and elected by a simple majority vote. Action to remove the Treasurer requires a unanimous Council vote and a 75% vote of all active members in the House. A vote for removal cannot take place if the Treasurer is not present.
2. The appointed positions are:
A. Sergeant At Arms; the Sergeant at Arms (SOA) advises the Council on matters in the House. The SOA is responsible for the safety of the patrons of the bar while they are present in the House. The SOA is appointed by the Council and must be confirmed by a simple majority vote of the active members in the House. The SOA may be asked to relinquish the position at any time by the Council, but the appointment of the position must be done at the regular House meeting.
B. Sheriff; The SOA appoints the Sheriff. The Sheriff is responsible for coordinating Crew duties during peak operating days in the House. The Sheriff is responsible for keeping peace in the House. The Sheriff appoints Deputies to assist each night as required. The Sheriff and the Crew working will not be allowed to be under the influence of alcohol or any other substance, such as medication, while on duty. The Sheriff will mediate conflict and at all times, may ask belligerents to leave the bar or to stop drinking. The Sheriff will be appointed by the SOA and confirmed by a simple majority vote of the active members in the House. The Sheriff may be asked to relinquish the position at any time, but the appointment of the position must be done at the regular House meeting.
C. Adventure Team Captain; the Adventure Team Captain is appointed by the Council. The Adventure Team Captain is responsible for coordinating adventure trips for the House. The Adventure Team Captain will coordinate with the Council and present these options to the House at the regular meetings. When enough interest is generated in an event, the Adventure Team Captain will coordinate with the MWR and other agencies to participate. The Adventure Team Captain may use his/her discretion and coordinate other events that are in the best interest of the House.
D. Special Advisor to the Council; the Council may ask any member to sit in on the Council meetings if there is someone whom they feel can add to the discussion of House business. The Special Advisor should be of good moral character, has participated in events, and is willing to add a voice of advice to the Council. The Special Advisor may be appointed to deal with a particular event or for duration of time, at the discretion of the Council. The Special Advisor may be asked to relinquish the position at any time and may voluntarily step down at any time.
E. Prospect Master; the Prospect Master is in charge of making sure the prospects and their sponsors are doing what they are required to do. The prospect master handles anything concerning with the prospects and reports to Council on the status of all prospects each week. This position will be held by either a Fossil or Dino unless there are none in country. It is appointed by Council and can be asked to relinquish at any time. More detailed guidelines can be found in the Prospect Master Guidelines concerning prospects, sponsors, and the Prospect Master.
F. Dinosaurs (DINOS); Dinosaurs are responsible for keeping the House traditions alive. Dinosaurs will serve as an advisory board for the Council on House matters. All Dinosaurs in country have a voice, and are encouraged to use that voice to advise the House on matters. In case of detected corruption or massive wrong-doing, “only as a last resort” Dinosaurs may dissolve the Council and/or House. In case of such an event, this must be done with a unanimous vote of all Dinosaurs who are active members in the House, excepting those who are suspected of participating in the suspect activity. The Dinosaurs will then have responsibility of reestablishing a new Council and reestablishing the House (no votes will be taken, all council positions will be appointed). All possible measures will be taken to rectify the situation prior to a Dinosaurs vote being taken. Dinosaurs not present may give a written proxy vote. In the event the House will not be reconstituted, all funds and holdings of the House will be used to help pay for any outstanding Outlaw tabs and any money left over will be allocated to Mommy to make necessary repairs to the House.
3. Council has the right to revise these by-laws at any time if it is in the best interest of the House. Any revisions to these by-laws must have a unanimous vote of approval by the Council and then presented to the House for ratification. Ratification will be accomplished when the revision receives a 75% majority vote from the active members of the House.
1. The Crew is responsible for the safety of the patrons inside the House and the items that hold the history and tradition of the House.
2. The Crew positions are run by the SOA and will be taken seriously at all times by all members. The Crew has the right to assist the MP/CP inside the House if necessary, but will not interrupt the MP/CP in the pursuit of their duties. If a fight occurs in the House, the Crew has the responsibility to ensure no one is injured and notifies the MP/CP. The Deputy working at the door will greet patrons as they enter the House to show that everyone is always welcome. The Deputy will also make sure that any contraband items, such as knives, beer bottles, or any other foreign object that may harm other patrons or break any laws or regulations are not brought into the House. The Deputy will also stop patrons from taking beer bottles or Silver Star Outlaw items out of the House. If patrons argue with the Deputy, the Deputy will not cause a disturbance or attempt to detain anyone, but will report the incident and the patrons to the MP/CP.
3. Persons assigned to Crew duties will not drink at all on the day they will be serving on duty. Normal duties for the Crew will start on or about 1900 hrs and end no later than 0200. The Crew must be sober. This reduces problems with the MP/CP and makes sure the Crew personnel do not add to the problem.
4. Crew will report any problems or issues to the SOA who will inform Council at the next council meeting.
1. Dinosaurs are those active members who have held membership in the Silver Star Outlaws in the Republic of Korea for over a period of one year/returning Korean Black Hats being stationed in the ROK for work purposes. To be eligible to become a Dinosaur, a member must either have been a black hat member stationed in Korea for over 365 days or be returning for work purposes a second time. Once a member becomes eligible, all current Dinosaurs and Fossils active and in good standings will vote on whether the member demonstrates the wisdom and maturity to become a Dinosaur. If there are no Dinosaurs or Fossils, the family as a whole will vote but the member in question must meet the eligibility requirements stated above. A unanimous vote is needed.
2. Dinosaur’s will serve as The House Historian. The House Historian is responsible for preserving and documenting history and activities of the House. The Historian is responsible for keeping the photo albums; all archive records, and any other items deemed appropriate by the Council. The Historian will receive all items from the Secretary to ensure the items listed are recorded in the Secretary log.
3. Fossils are Dinosaurs who have held membership in the Silver Star Outlaws in the Republic of Korea for over a period of two years/returning Korean Black Hats being stationed in the ROK for work purposes. To become eligible to become a Fossil, a member must either have been a black hat member stationed in Korea for over 730 days or be returning for work purposes a third time. Once a Dinosaur is eligible to become a Fossil, all current active Fossils in good standings will vote on whether the member demonstrates the wisdom and maturity to become a Fossil. If there are no current Fossils when a Dinosaur becomes eligible, the vote will fall on all current active Dinosaurs in good standings. If there are no other Dinosaurs, the vote will fall on the Family as a whole. A unanimous vote is needed. Anyone falling under rule 5 is on a case by case basis. Unanimous vote still applies.
4. Elders are family members who were stationed in Korea from 1985 to 1989. No one may be granted Elder status outside of this time frame.
5. The only exception to eligibility is family members who were family written in and are coming to Korea as a black hat for the first time for Dinosaur and a second time provided they are already a dinosaur for Fossil. The family member in question will have had their hat for at least two years and have been a part of a stateside chapter. In this case, Fossils will make a case by case decision on each individual or if there are no Fossils, then the Dinosaurs will vote. A unanimous vote is needed.
6. There will not be any recognized statuses above Fossil other than Elder and Founder. Fossils, Elders, and Founders have no extra powers within the family with the exception of Founders Rights (not Elder Rights). Their status is simply to show their wisdom, maturity, and time spent in the house. The only thing Fossils, Elders, and Founders have extra are the amount of questions they can ask during a prospects week 3.
7. Founders are those original 13 members who first started the family in 1985. Founders will be held with the highest respect for starting the family. When needed, Founders may be asked by Council for advice on how to handle particular situations but they have no final say regarding any family member or the House as a whole. Any final judgments regarding discipline, black balling, or reversal of disciples, for both individual members and Chapters as a whole will fall on those involved with the local Chapter or House only.