A New Year demands a New Name to our illustrious band of brothers (and cistern). Many duck lovers took offense at our OLD COOTS CLUB, so we have reorganized it and renamed it. 600 years ago young men and royalty enjoyed the sport of "falconry". They trained birds, hawks, et al to hunt and do battle. When the men grew too old to train and carry the birds, they were often asked to carry the "cadge" (pronounced "codge") which was a wood perch on a stand and often included a cage of yew. Hence the modern English word "cage" from the same root. These older men were called "codgers". They played an integral role, working with and supporting the younger men in the fray. So we are dubbing our group the OLD CODGER'S CLUB. Dues are free, age limit is discretionary, and bibs mandatory. As for bladder control? It all depends.