Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo

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This article is about the forest service products fraternal organization. For the phrase used by Opie and Anthony, see Opie and Anthony.
Logo of the Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, featuring the black cat with its tail curled in a figure nine.

The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Incorporated is a fraternal and service organization whose members are involved in the forests products industry. Hoo-Hoo has members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Africa. Hoo-Hoo was founded in 1892 in Gurdon, Arkansas, USA by five business travelers returning from a meeting of the Arkansas Yellow Pine Manufacturer's Association who had to wait several hours for their connecting train, and who were joined by a local businessman. The first name suggested for the new organization was Ancient Order of Camp Followers, but the name Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo was selected instead.

The founders wanted the organization to be unconventional and unregimented. Its one aim would be "to foster the health, happiness, and long life of its members".[1] In a spirit of fun, names for some of the officers were inspired by Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. The chief executive officer of Hoo-Hoo is the Snark of the Universe (formerly the Grand Snark of the Universe). The Board of Directors includes the Chairman, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Seer of the House of Ancients, and the Supreme Nines. The Supreme Nines include the Supreme Hoo-Hoo, Senior Hoo-Hoo, Junior Hoo-Hoo, Scrivenoter, Bojum, Jabberwock, Custocatian, Arcanoper and Gurdon. The Hoo-Hoo emblem is a black cat with its tail curled into the shape of a figure nine.

Atlanta branch[edit]

Monument to 1926 Hoo Hoo Club tree planting, Piedmont Park, Atlanta

The Atlanta chapter of the Hoo Hoos worked closely with the Southern Forestry Congress.[1][2] A monument commemorating the planting of trees by the Atlanta chapter of the Hoo Hoo Club in 1926 stands just inside the Park Avenue entrance to Piedmont Park.[3]

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