Ladies United For the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (hereafter LUPEC) is hereby formed, March, 2001, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
LUPEC is intended to be a women-only social club that will meet once a month to try out vintage cocktail recipes, vintage hors' d'ouvres recipes and vintage bar and serving ware.
The active membership of LUPEC shall neither be less than 5 or more than 12.
Meetings shall take place on the first Sunday of every month at a designated member's home.
Meetings should be thematic with cocktails, hors' d'ouvres, decorations and music pertaining to that theme. The themes should all, in someway, pertain to women's history.
The meeting must feature at least 2 different vintage cocktail recipes and at least 2 vintage hors d'ouvres recipes. Choices for these are made by the host member and announced in the invitation.
Minutes shall be kept by the LUPEC secretary concerning cocktails, hors' d'ouvres, and other important points of business at each meeting.
When membership is less than 12 a field trip will be substituted for an in-home meeting.
For times when membership is at 12 the option of a field trip in place of, or in addition to, regular meeting may be voted upon. Each member, however, will be required to hostess a meeting within a year of her membership.
Each member is financially responsible for the hosting of her meeting.
The purpose of the club is social but with an acknowledged subversive feminist agenda. Attempts to overthrow and undermine the patriarchy will be encouraged at all levels and at all times.
Members attending the meetings are expected to support their hostess member by dressing--or at least attempting to dress--according to the theme of the party. Lack of this particular joie de vie may get your ass kicked out of Eden.