I just completed my application to become a card-carrying member of the North Carolina Barbecue Society. The best part? The oath:
I promise to give some of my time, energies and funds to further the goals of the NCBS (a.k.a “THE FUN TRIBE™”) to wit: cook and/or eat barbecue as often as possible, preferably in the company of good friends, and to promote the Old North State as the “Cradle of ’Cue™” wherever my journey takes me.
I'll do my best.