Racoon Club

The NICKELS RACCOON CLUB is the first club of its' kind in Montana under association with the ROYAL ORDER OF THE RACCOONS.  Formal meetings are not held in the summer.  The meetings resume in September for the next fiscal year.  Members will meet only on the last Tuesday of the month.  On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, it's informal but drinks will be reduced in price for Raccoon members mugs $1.00, other beverages one dollar off the price.

The annual dues are $25.00 and include your raccoon hat or wrap, discounted prices for beverages at meetings, and the Annual Raccoon Banquet with an open bar.

Members must wear their Nickels Raccoon Club hats to get the discounted prices. Ladies must wear their raccoon tail wrap. The meetings start at 5:30 and end at 7PM with the secret Nickels Raccoon Club chant.   Membership is limited.


History

The Royal Order of the Raccoons arose as an off-shoot from "The Honeymooners" — a recurring TV skit within the Jackie Gleason Show during the early 1950s and later as its own TV show. It starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramdem — a Brooklyn Bus Driver, and Art Carney as Edward "Ed" Lillywhite Norton —  a City Sewer Worker. Along with their ever-tolerant wives played by Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden and Joyce Randolph as Thelma "Trixie" Norton, the characters expressed universal themes of love and compassion in the midst of marital dilemmas and conflicts with neighbors, employers and In-Laws.

Ralph and Ed had endless get-rich-quick schemes that taught many of us to think big and learn problem solving -- all while having fun.

Brooklyn lacked wild game such as Elk and Moose, but it did (and still does) have its urban critters including raccoons. So it was only natural to have a Royal Order of the Raccoons Club. Clearly Ralph and Ed were Founding Members.

Nickels Raccoon Club embraces the positive values of The Honeymooners, and our members reflect them through the Community Spirit of our meetings.

Newsletters

 



2014

November  25, 2014
October 28, 2014
October 14, 2014
September 23,2014
Banquet, May 22, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 8, 2014
March 25, 2014
March 11, 2014
February 25, 2014
February 11, 2014
January 28, 2014
January 14, 2014

2013

December 10, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 12, 2013
October 22, 2013
October 8, 2013
September 24, 2013
WE NO LONGER PRINT A MEETING AGENDA

NICKELS RACCOON CLUB IS IN SUMMER HIATUS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27,2016--THE FOURTH TUESDAY. THEN WE WILL MEET ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.5:30pm- 7pm

COME JOIN OUR FUN CLUB. DUES ARE $25.00 PER YEAR AND THAT WILL INCLUDE A PRIME RIB (OR IS IT ROAST OF RACCOON) COME THE SPRING OF 2017. $1 MUGS OF BEER AND $1 OFF OTHER DRINKS DURING THE CLUB MEETING FROM 5:30 TO 7PM.

MA MA RACCOON, SUSIE PROUL, ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING FUN LINED UP FOR THE MEETING.