Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Bow Tie Club

A couple of weeks ago we attended a UMKC OBGYN Bow Tie Club lunch. Apparently this was started by a former Dr. who passed away during Chris' first year. He wore a bow tie every day for work. Most of the guys in this picture are wearing this Doctors old bow ties given out at his funeral. Unfortunately Chris never really got to know this man and was unable to attend the funeral so we were on our own finding a bow tie for this event. We searched everywhere, and the only place we found a bow tie you had to tie yourself was at Mens Warehouse and there was no way I was going to pay 40 dollars for something Chris was not going to wear that often. Heck who am I kidding I don't like to even pay more than 10 dollars for a regular tie. After seeing the tie at Mens Warehouse I thought it can't be that hard to make myself. So after buying a pattern on sale for 99 cents and some material for less than two bucks with plenty left over, Chris had his own unique bow tie for a lot less than 40 dollars. I think it turned out pretty good and now our cute Ty keeps asking when I am going to make his bow tie.

At the beginning of the meeting they passed out this paper explaining the Bow Tie Club. I thought it was funny so I thought I should share.

Whereas male residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Missouri Kansas City constitute a minority of residents in the Department and Whereas it is established public policy that all minority groups need special assistance, therefore By these presents is established


The purposes of the Bow Tie Club shall be:
  1. To raise the self esteem of the male residents in the Deparment of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Missouri Kansas city
  2. To improve the sartorial standards of the Department.
  3. To promote camaraderie and fellowship within the Department.

Membership shall be limited to male members of the Department who can tie a bow tie.

  1. Attendance- All males attending meetings must be attired in a coat and self tied bow tie. All females attending meetings must be accompanied by a male attired in a coat and a self tied bow tie. All residents, faculty, and alumni are eligible to attend meetings if appropriately attired or accompanied.
  2. Schedule- Meetings will be held irregularly.
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Never trust a surgeon who clips on his bow tie

1 comment:

Becca said...

I love it!! How fun! Every needs to belong to some cool club like that. Good work making the bow tie. Jon made himself a green bow tie once. It only gets worn in jest, but it is a lot of fun.