We passed the 100 member mark some time ago, and the garretteer census has fallen into lag. From this point on it shall remain as it is now, a list of the people who started the garretteers are were formally initiated by the Fall of 2005, one half year after the creation of our title.
Due mostly to our growing size and therefore maturity as a clique, in part to the lack of a public transportation system (The Garretteermobile), and in part to the lack of energy on my own part as central director of activities, I am hereby declaring the garretteers an OPEN CLIQUE.
This means there will be ---NO--- authority in the garretteers. Everyone from here to Atlantis is free to label or refuse to label (label-bashing is popular among liberal conformists these days) themselves or anyone as a garretteer, just as they are free to label or refuse to label anyone as a goth, prep, or banana nut muffin. This also means that formal initiations will be performed on an utterly leisurely basis, and will probably happen to anyone we hang out with who doesn't object. Likewise, their christened title will be subject to use, disuse and modification at the discretion of anyone who knows of it.
Essentially, we are no longer The Garretteers, but rather we are garretteers.
I, of course, will still be directing activities as my ability and the whim of my friends dictate, though I have been severely lacking in inspiration these days.
*Sniff* Our little community is all grown up.
SO IT MUST BE! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE! HAIL GARRETT! ALL HAIL KIWI!