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We are part of the International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, a fraternal and service organization of the forest products industry and includes members from all aspects of the industry. Hoo-Hoo has clubs in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Black Bart Club #181 is located in Jurisdiction VI, Northern California USA and serves the greater North Bay area. The Black Bart Club was founded in 1956 in Ukiah, California.
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The History of Hoo-Hoo
January 21, 1892, in Gurdon, Arkansas, was much like any other Arkansas winter day - cool and brisk. The citizens of Gurdon went about their daily activities. The whine of the nearby sawmills was overcome only by the piercing scream of the train whistles. Travelers awaiting a coming train gathered around the pot bellied stove in the depot and made small talk while frequently checking their pocket watch for the correct time... >>READ MORE
What is a Hoo-Hoo?
The Fraternal Order of the Forest Products Industry, is one of the longest standing industry service clubs in the world. The men and women of this historic fraternal order share a bond that goes far deeper just a professional association. If you work in the forest and lumber sector, you’ve likely heard of this enigmatic club. Perhaps you’re a member. But do you know the history of the club and the origin of its name? >>READ MORE
Spirit of Hoo-Hoo
The spirit of Hoo-Hoo is expressed in the nine fundamental values that encourage members to be fraternal, helpful, grateful, friendly, tolerant, progressive, industrious, loyal, and ethical. Hoo-Hoo believes that these nine points are the building blocks of the “Golden Rule”. Hoo-Hoo members are expected to practice these principles in both their business and personal lives, as stated in our Code of Ethics. >>READ MORE