DINING OUTEvery year AZ-862 hosts a Dining Out. The Dining Out is a formal dinner to which non-militaryguests can be invited. The protocols for these affairs, or “Rules of the Mess,” often reflectlong-standing traditions within a unit. The Dining Out is recognized as an occasion whereceremony and tradition combine with good fellowship. It's a great opportunity forparents, friends, and significant others dress up, spend time with their cadet, and experience the camaraderie and esprit de corps that comes from our close-knit team.Details:The Cadets and Staff of AZ-862 Cordially Invite You to Attend Our Annual Dining Out
Friday, 1 November, 5:00 - 8:30 pm
East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Social Hour - 5:00-5:30
Dinner Program - 5:30-8:30
Cadets: Semi-formal Dress Uniform (Service Dress with white dress shirt, no nametag, no cap)
Parents/Guests: Semi-formal dinner attire (coat & tie, dinner dress)
Military: Mess Dress (officer/enlisted), Semi-formal Dress (enlisted) or service equivalent
Mixed Greens Salad
Choice of: Thai Grilled Chicken w/Basil Fried Rice and Vegetables
Vegan Plate - Season Vegetable Hash, sautéed in olive oil served over roasted potatoes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Apple Pie w/Caramel Ice Cream
Tickets: Cadets - $25/each, Guests - $30/each NOTE: Cadets may bring as many guests as they wish
SIGN-UPS WITH ENTREE' SELECTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd !!!!!!!
PAYMENT FOR MEALS IS DUE NLT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30th
This is a cadet-planned, and cadet-run event. It is a mandatory, graded activity for all cadets, part of which will be their uniform wear/inspection grade for the week. Cadets are not required to bring guests, but we encourage you to join us and experience the fruits of their hard work and professionalism. EVIT (Mesa) has an outstanding catering department and the meals are always excellent.Lt Col Franklin & MSgt DriverDetails also posted on the Corps Calendar.Grog Procedures & ROE:
When a member of the mess (in this case, a current cadet or AS Instructor) becomes aware ofanother member committing a "Rules of the Mess" infraction or some other egregious lapsein etiquette or decorum, he/she is obligated to right the wrong by bringing the infraction to theattention of the mess and its governing entities, the President & Vice President of the Mess.Members will address all violations to Mr/Madame Vice, who will decide on the matter and willdetermine the rehabilitative course of action. Mr/Madame President will be the arbiter of anydisagreement when consulted by Mr/Madame Vice.
Mr/Madame Vice, with the approval of Mr/Madame President, will at some point during theevening, announce his/her intention to hear and judge upon rules infractions and will "openthe Grog." At this point, members who witness infractions may begin the rehabilitative processby rising (when the floor is open), facing Mr/Madame Vice, and announcing loudly and clearly:
"Mr/Madame Vice, Cadet Schmuckenfuss (your name), Banshee (your flight), point of order".The Vice will recognize the member in some manner and ask them to state their point.The member must then loudly and clearly describe the rules infraction IN RHYME, and at somepoint during the rhyme, identify the offending member and the suggested punishment (typicallya trip to the Grog). If the rhyme is foul or the story a slog, the Vice may very well send theteller to the Grog (i.e. make it good).
The Vice will determine if the infraction is worthy of consideration and may choose any courseof action he/she sees fit, to include allowing the alleged perpetrator to rebut....or not. He/shemay also consult the President at any time.
Once the Vice (or President) has ruled, the judgment will stand and the offending member willserve penance as directed. If the punishment is a trip to the Grog, the member will:
1. Come to attention
2. March in military fashion and in the most direct route (squaring all corners) to the front andcenter of the Vice's table, facing the Grog bowl3. Crisply salute the Grog, then obtain an empty cup/glass and fill it 3/4 full with grog.
4. With charged cup of grog in hand, perform an about face, raise the cup in toast and say"TO THE MESS!" loudly and clearly.
5. Quickly, efficiently, and completely consume the entire contents of the cup without removingit from the lips
6. Raise the empty cup above thy head and turn it upside down to prove to all present that noliquid remains
7. Lower the cup, perform an about face and place the empty cup in the appropriate area(or receptacle)
8. Salute the Grog, perform an about face, then march in military fashion and in the most directroute (squaring all corners) to your seatNOTE: if more than one member is sentenced to the Grog simultaneously, all offenders willapproach the Grog and establish line formation in front of the Vice's table. The ranking memberwill call all commands: "present arms", "order arms" (will fill cups for each member and handthem down the line), "about face", all will shout "To the Mess" in unison, "about face" (after allhave consumed, tipped their cups above their heads, and returned to attention), assist indisposing of cups, "about face", "dismissed" (all will return to seats)