Hash House Harriers

  PITT H3

Pittsburgh Inebriated Thirsty Thursday

 

THE PITTSBURGH INEBRIATED THIRSTY THURSDAYS 

HASH HOUSE HARRIERS CHARTER

This association shall be known as The Pittsburgh Inebriated Thirsty Thursdays Hash House Harriers (the PITT H3). Effective 27 June, 2013.


The PITT H3 will meet every other Thursday at 6:30pm on out at 7pm from any club, pub, vacant lot, parking structures or premises with in the city limits of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan-I- A.


OBJECTIVES

  • To promote physical fitness amongst its members.
  • To set the stage for weekend hangovers.
  • To acquire a good thirst and satisfy it with beer.
  • To persuade the older members that they are not as old as the feel.
  • To prove to younger members that they are not as spry as they think they are.


MEMBERSHIP

  • Membership is open to all persons who are interested in taking part in a fortnightly hash.
  • A person wishing to join the Hash merely shows up at a Hash and is thereafter considered to be a member until such time as he          notifies his intention to resign.


ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND OTHER DUES

  • No entrance fee is payable by VIRGIN hashers.
  • Hare fees are free not to exceed 4 Hares. Additional Hares will pay $5 each. All hareswill receive hare credit.
  • Exceptions for Special Events.


RULES & TRADITIONS


HARE GUIDELINES

  • All trails must be live.
  • Trails must be within the city limits of Pittsburgh, or easily accessible. Mis-Management has the right to deny or allow an area as           they deem necessary.
  • Trails should be 3-4 miles. 5 Miles MAX.
  • Circle MUST be outside:
          o Circle must be in a secluded area where we won't bother or be bothered by police and muggles.
          o Coordinate with the Beermeister to determine how beer will get to circle.
          o The Beermeister will supply the beer and snacks for circle.
          o DO NOT TELL anyone, under any circumstances, where circle is EVER!!!
                     - If any pimps want to show up... direct them to the on after.
          o Hares are responsible for supplying (which means paying for) TWO BEER Stops.
                     - Stops can be inside or outside. If inside, hares are required to purchase enough for all hashers to have at least 1 beer.
                     - Beer quests are not equivalent of a beer stop.
  • Hares must acknowledge if 3 marks are on OR if all Falses are marked. Must be let known at chalk talk.
  • Hares will have 8 minutes to start before on out.
  • Hares should wait at each beer stop until the last of the pack show up. Once everyone has arrived they should notify the hare raiser,    and get their ass out on trial.

IN THE EVENT THE HARE IS CAUGHT
  • The person who catches the hare takes the hare’s dog tags/necklace.
  • Give the hare 5 minutes to get moving.
  • In circle hare(s) must:
          o Strip down to as close to naked as comfortable.
          o Get on their knees in circle until allowed to get up by RA.
          o Must drink out of the horn with donation beers.

NAMING
  • To be eligible for naming one must have run 5 trails & hared 1 trail.
  • Questioning will be conducted by the entire circle to assist in name development.
  • The unnamed hasher must leave circle while names are discussed and decided upon.
  • A hasher named in a PITT circle will be gifted necklace.

COMMEMORATIVES
  • 10 trails & 1 hare: Dog Tags
  • 25 trails & 3 hares: Drinking Vessel
  • 50 Trails: Patch, every 50 trails hare receives a new 50 trail patch
  • 10 Hares: Patch
  • Perfect attendance for one year: Special tag
  • Flouring the hare should only occur at naming and when receiving tags.
  • Further commemoratives will be decided upon as the hash nears notable accomplishments or events.


BYLAWS
  • The recitation of “Head, who said Head” will result in a punishment most foul.
  • Hares must follow the PITT hare guidelines, under penalty of death.
  • INDUSTRY on Butler Street will not be utilized…ever…like, NOT IN A MILLION YEARS!!!
  • No Tech on Trail, especially at Circle.
  • Blessing the hares before each trail will happen now and forever.
  • Bylaws can and will be added by Mis-Management pending founders’ approval.
  • No voting.

HASH RULES
1. NO WHINING
2. There is no rule #2
3. See rule 1
4. No stealing (see hereunder-definition of stealing):
         Stealing: the covert removal of another Hasher's property with the intention of depriving said hasher of such property for                   an indefinite period of time.
5. No stealing, but borrowing is okay (see hereunder-definition of borrowing):     
          Borrowing: the act of covert temporary removal of another Hasher's property (property in this instance is confined to items of           a portable nature and directly related to hashing such as mugs, bugles and run books). Substantial items such as kegs whilst               being directly related to hashing should never be borrowed. At all times the property borrowed is held for a relatively short                     period of time and always returned in good order. Often such property is enhanced by suitable engraving to record for posterity           the guile of the borrower. Borrowing is a complex issue and where any doubt exists the Grand Master should be consulted.
6. Rain is not permitted during Hash runs: 
    The Religious Advisor is personally responsible for ensuring that fine conditions prevail for a period of not less than one hour                 each Thursday trail from 6:30pm to 11:00 PM EST.
7. No tax collectors
8. No discrimination:
    Unemployed, dogs, women, criminals, disabled, nymphomaniacs, and even lawyers are all encouraged to run Hash. Alcoholics are       particularly welcome. Athletes are tolerated (barely). Athletes and dogs whilst permitted to run, can never aspire to become Grand       Master.
9. Down-downs may not be declined, but alternate beverages or showing skin may be allowed at the discretion of the RA.
10. No competitiveness
11. No training:
     Persons caught training will be deemed to have breached rule 11 and will be liable to a charge. A range of activities may be                  interpreted as training, and for guidance the following non-exhaustive list is provided:
            a. Running other than official Hash runs, unless a Hash event
            b. Cycling (fornication on a push bike is exempt)
            c. Visiting a gymnasium for any other purpose than perving on the aerobics class
            d. Using the stairs while escalators are available
            e. Wearing of competitive clothing at the hash
            f. New shoes will not be tolerated. Really.
12. All Hashers must commit to memory rules 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 13, and 18 and be able to recite them at any hour of the day or             night regardless of their state of inebriation.
13. No fighting at Hash. This rule is absolute and the entire culture of Hash relies on strict adherence to this rule. If a fellow Hasher         causes you immense displeasure by stealing your car or impregnating your daughter (wives are exempt) then belt shit out of him         at some other place than Hash and on some other day than Thursday which is a day of reverence and tranquility–and the day of         the Hash.
14. No bikes. Dykes OK.
15. Other rules may be enacted by the committee as they see fit.
16. Amendments to Rules 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 18 are illegal.
17. When the Hash Shit is awarded, the awardees’ shall bring the Hash Shit to all trails following the award. Treat the Hash           Shit with respect, add one item per week that the Hash Shit is in their possession until passed on to the next awardees’ at the               behest of the Hash. Hash Shit retires at AGM and new Hash Shit is started.
18. There are no rules!

MIS-MANAGEMENT
The Hash is to be run effectively but cooperatively
A Mis-Management committee shall be established that will consist of the following members at a Minimum:
  • Founder/Hash Master,
  • Grand Master/Mattress (GM)
  • Religious Advisor (RA)
  • Hash Cash
  • Hare Raiser
  • Hash Scribe
  • Beermeister
  • Web-meister
  • Haberdasher
  • Sign-in

Committee Members will serve at the leisure of the Hash and may be changed at the Annual General Meeting, hereafter AGM.

If an unscheduled Mis-Management meeting is called by any member of Mis-Management, a 24-hour lead time is required.

AGM should be held annually in June or July as near to the anal-versary of this humble kennel. 

Changing of Mis-Management:
Members of will be changed at AGM. In order to be eligible to be a member of Mis-Management, a Hasher must meet the following requirements:
  • Have run at least 15 trails with the PITT H3
  • Have run with at least 3 other hash Kennels (this includes events)
  • Must show up to the PITT H3 trails regularly, and have hared at least 5 PITT trails

Should a member of Mis-Management be deemed unfit to hold a designated postion, that member of Mis-Management may be replaced at any Mis-Management meeting by a majority vote. The first choice of replacement shall be the Alter-person. Should there be no Alter-person, the Mis-Management will vote on a new member of Mis-Management.

Duties of each position of Mis-Management
FOUNDER/HASH MASTER
Defender of Peedom, Cream of Mushroom, Curb Appeal, Glitter Spitter, ManGurglar
1. Be the PITT H3 representative at any Hash Function
2. Ensure PITT H3 kennel proceeds in direction of original intent
3. Invited to Mis-Management meetings to uphold intent of Founders

GM (GRAND MASTER)
1. Ensure Mis-management members are upholding standards of positions
           a. Replace Mis-Management members who are not fulfilling responsibilities
2. Speak with officials should any question of Hash activities arise
3. Fill any role of Mis-Management when needed
4. Be the first point of contact for general PITT H3 hash business
5. Be PITT H3 representative if at large Events (DC RDR, AIH, Stinko, etc.)
6. Ensure quarterly Mis-Management meetings are being conducted
7. Defer to PITT H3 Founders for direction of hash business
8. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 75%
9. Must have at least 2 years of hashing experience before being eligible.
a. Replace Mis-Management members who are not fulfilling responsibilities

RA (RELIGIOUS ADVISER)
1. Chalk Talk:
           a. Recognize visitors and virgins
           b. Explain the marking of trails
2. Circle:
           a. ALWAYS will begin circle with a toast to G.
           b. Recognize visitors, virgins, birthdays, anniversaries, FRB, FBI, DFL, etc.
                      i. Visitors are called upon to sing a song, tell a joke or show body part
                      ii. Virgins are taught down-down by sponsor.
                                 1. If Virgin is self-starter RA is down-down demonstrator
           c. Conduct Violations
           d. Open circle for announcements
           e. Close circle by “May the hash be with you” to be followed by “And also with you”
3. Commemorative ceremonies:
           a. Present item
           b. Acquire donations for down-down
           c. Lead song
4. Naming ceremony:
           a. Inform kennel when a Hasher is going to be named at earliest convenience
           b. Conduct questioning of to-be-named hasher
           c. Conduct suggestions
           d. Have To-be-named Hasher escorted away from circle
                      i. Escort should be a not named hasher with some credibility that will not allow to-be-named hasher to overhear voting
           e. Conduct voting
                      i. Do not name To-be-named Hasher if a good name is not devised
           f. Acquire donations from circle for down-down
           g. Conduct “Old McHasher” once name is bestowed
5. Ensure continuity of PITT H3 traditions and general Hash traditions.
6. Fill in as RA during other Hash events if requested to do so.
7. Be PITT H3 representative at large events.
8. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 75%.

HASH CASH
1. Collect weekly trail Hash Cash.
2. Collect any additional trail fees and ensure they are distributed to the correct recipients.
3. Reimburse Beer Meister.
4. Keep account of all money coming into and being paid out of the hash.
5. Quarterly accounting reports to Mis-Management.

SCRIBE
1. Keep minutes at all Mis-Management meetings and distribute to all Mis-Management members.
2. Keep notes of naming ceremonies (answers to questions, suggestions, etc.).

HARE RAISER
1. Ensure a trail is provided every fortnight.
2. If someone fails to sign-up to Hare, or if the Hare cannot lay trail at the last minute, the Hare Raiser is responsible for laying trail.
3. Show up to trail with additional flour, chalk, toilet paper, flour bag, etc., in the event the Hare needs said items, or needs a co-hare.
4. Have Hares/trails scheduled out as far as possible.
5. Provide trails for additional Hash activities if called upon.
6. Assist any Hare when requested.
7. If any Hasher is presumed lost/missing, search for that person with the hares once circle has ended.
8. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 75%.

HABERDASHER
1. Promote sales of PITT H3 items.
2. Keep track of inventory.
3. Report sales and inventory to Hash Cash.
4. Receive approval from a majority of Mis-Management before purchasing Items.
5. Maintain a list of suppliers and quality of items from said suppliers.
6. If unable to show up to trails, ensure another member of Mis-Management has items to sell.
7. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 50%.

SIGN IN
1. Register people who have attended trail each week.
           a. This includes names, birthdays (birth months) date of first trail attended.
2. Collect Hash Cash.
3. Check ID if virgin hasher appears to be younger or close to the age of 21.
4. Transfer Hash Cash for trail to Mis-Management Hash Cash.
5. Make notes of visitors, virgins, birthdays and anniversaries and let attending RA know.
6. Maintain accurate records of trail attendance by week and by Hash year.
7. Ensure proper trail counts are given to Web-Meister.
8. If Sign-in cannot go to trail, arrangements must be made with another member of Mis-Management to do this duty.
           a. The substitute Sign-In is responsible for relaying sign in records to official Sign-In, as well as transferring funds to official                        Hash Cash.
9. Keep Mis-Management apprised of anniversaries for next three trails.
10. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 75%.

WEB MEISTER
1. Maintain current and future trail info on PITTH3.com
2. Monitor the Gmail account and forward e-mails as appropriate to PITT Mis-Management.
3. Monitor Facebook group.
4. Publicize PITT H3 events on Yahoo, Google, and Facebook groups.
5. No minimum trail attendance.

BEER MEISTER
1. Provide cold beverages (beer and water at minimum) for end circle each week.
2. Provide Food, usually in the form of chips, cookies, etc.
3. Provide Trash receptacles and cups.
4. Clean coolers each week.
5. Stay within a reasonable weekly budget and submit receipts to Hash Cash forreimbursement.
           a. Beer Meister will not be reimbursed without receipts.
           b. Additional costs may be incurred for larger events and these expenses must be approved by Hash Cash before purchases                    are made.
6. Coordinate with hares if trail is A to B.
7. If Beer Meister cannot go to the end of trail, arrangements must be made with another member of Mis-Management to do this duty.
8. Beer needs to be kept cold during the week between trails. No dramatic temperature change
9. No alcohol will be provided to anyone under 21 years of age.
10. Maintain a minimum trail attendance of 75%.