Where does my donation money go?
We understand that our mission statement and goals may seem a bit vague, and that is because our fraternity’s real value is intrinsic. Unlike a 501(c)(3) organization, we do not use your donations as grant money, or for other services for veterans. Our organization uses donated funds to finance events and gatherings for our members. This could mean buying camping supplies, or paying for gas and tickets to a game.
What can be said is that NO DONATED FUNDS ARE SPENT ON ALCHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, OR AMMUNITION. We take ownership of all donations as a serious obligation, and the fraternity votes upon all expenditures, but in the end, donating is a decision you should make carefully.
How can I join the Fraternity of the Ruptured Duck?
Unfortunately, membership in FRD is not open. To qualify, a prospect must be male, either on active duty or honorably discharged from any branch of the US military, and must have served in direct support of combat actions. Each prospective recruit is hand selected by a member, and must undergo a prospect period of no less than one year before being considered a full member. This process has been decided upon to ensure the dedication of each new member, and to protect the existing personality of the Fraternity.
That having been said, guests are invited to many FRD activities, and being a guest is the first step to membership.
Can female veterans join?
As the word “Fraternity” suggests, FRD is a men’s only organization. Part of the value that FRD provides for our members is the ability to share emotions that might make a man uncomfortable to share with his wife, or other women. Surrounded by men with the same experiences, our members can feel free to heal all of their emotional wounds.
We do not intend any disrespect in this policy. To be quite honest; there is just a different dynamic. We love hearing from our sisters-in-arms, and hope in the future to form a female auxiliary unit.