Wednesday, October 21, 2009

THE "TIT CLUB"

In January of 1974 I arrived at the University of Connecticut as a second semester sophomore student at the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut having spent three semesters at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. I lived that year in Belden Hall in the "Alumni Quad".

One day that year during the winter I was walking outside the dorm when I was approached by a couple of fellow students who said that they were founding members of the "Tit Club" and asked if I wanted to join. I said "the Tit Club, what's that?" They said that they were trying to recruit everyone that they came across and I just had to give them my name and say the "Tit Cheer" and I would be an official member. I was member number 444 and they gave me an official "Tit Club" blue card about the size of a business card be slightly larger in size. They said at the time that one of the members of the rock band "The Who" was also an official member. I wonder how many members are in the club today.

So, I said the official "Tit Club" slogan and I still remember it to this very day. Here is the official "Tit Club" cheer:

I am a tit rah,rah rah,
I am a tit rah,rah,
I am a tit rah,
I am a tit,
I am a,
I am,
I,
tit,tit,tit.

And there you have it. Maybe you too have run into other members of the Tit Club" in your journeys through life. Perhaps you want to start your own chapter of the " Tit Club". If so, now you have the official cheer.

I often wonder why the founders chose the name "Tit Club"? Were they so enamored with the life and times of a little "tit mouse"? To me it sounds like a kind of a "sophomoric" name for a club. But then again I was a college sophomore when I joined so maybe the "Tit Club" was the appropriate name for that time.