Lady R was going to step down from her long tenure as SAADE’s Chief Counsel. Duncan was going to assume command; Duncan was a very savvy guy with lots of corporate experience behind him. I don’t remember how it started, but Duncan and David and I ended up meeting fairly frequently over the summer of 2005 in order to design a club that would generate its own leaders through merit. Remember, this is the only club in the US that uses the Native American system of meritocracy (vs. democracy).

Ultimately, after a number of whisky-and-cigar encounters, we ended up designing five “silos” feeding to Chief Council.