P.O. Box 24250
New Orleans, Louisiana  70184
thecincinnatusclub@gmail.comLegion of Mars Mardi Gras KreweThe Cincinnatus Club
Welcome to the Legion of Mars!

The Cincinnatus Club

Established in 2013, The Cincinnatus Club was created to honor the past and present members of the Armed Forces, their families, and to provide the citizens of New Orleans a military-themed Mardi Gras krewe.

The Cincinnatus Club is a New Orleans social club and carnival organization.  It is NOT a military or veterans group, such as the VFW, American Legion, etc.

Club Values:

  - Family Comes First

  - Integrity Matters
  -
Justice Should Prevail
  - Courage

  - Honesty

  - Self-less Service
  - Community


Membership:
Membership is annual and open to both male and females as an exclusive private and social non-profit organization.  To qualify for membership, you must be twenty-one (21) years of age and above all, of good moral character, a member of the military, retired military, friend of the military (civilian) or veteran honorably discharged and be willing to support the Krewe’s purpose and strive to preserve the Krewe for future generations.  Members may also be sponsored by current members and be a civilian who has not served in the armed forces.


Philanthropic Activities:
Previous Events...

May 2014 - Memorial Day flag activities at the Chalmette National Cemetery
December 2014 - Donation of riding positions to the New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building fundraiser
January 2015 - Supported and gained sponsors for World War II Veterans and Purple Heart recipients at the Krewe Ball
February 2015 - Supported and gained sponsors for World War II Veterans and Purple Heart recipients for the Parade
January - June 2015 - Support to New Orleans Homeless Veteran's Outreach

April 2015 - Members ran the Crescent City Classic and raised $1,950 for Operation Homefront
May 2015 - Memorial Day flag activities at the Chalmette National Cemetery
June 2015 - Greeted survivors of the Bataan Death March at the Louis Armstrong International Airport; provided support for 8 wheelchairs for their Conference
June 2015 - Attended Town Hall Meeting for the VA Hospital and Veterans Benefits

Future Activities...
- Continued support to the New Orleans Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building renovation
- Continued honoring of World War II participants and Veterans during our annual Ball and Parade with Alla

To get involved, visit our "Contact Us" page...

 
Dues and Fees:

Membership fees are $350.00 and includes your entrance into the annual krewe ball.  Unlike other krewes, we only include the ball fee in the membership to allow our members to choose which events they want to participate in.  This keeps dues low and affordable to all ranks.  Non-Member pricing for the ball is $100.00, mostly because we provide entertainment, food, and beverages for all of our guests.  Unlike other krewes, our guests participate in all of the ball activities available to those in attendance and may stay until the ball and entertainment is over.


The riding fee is low for members who wish to participate and is not part of your $350 membership dues. Riding fees include your costume and fee for the float.  Since our krewe rides with Alla, we must pay insurance and a non-member fee to ride with them.  This means that a separate fee must be assessed for those who would like to ride.  Your throws are also separate and are based upon the package and signature items you desire to purchase.

Parade Cost (Includes Costume):

$150 for members

$250 for guest riders (non-members)

Meetings are always free, but in some cases, we provide registration if food is available for you to enjoy.  This may include the Annual Meeting and Social, Veterans Day Social, Court Receptions, etc.  You are always welcome to attend and fellowship among the krewe, even if you do not plan on eating.

Court Fees are determined each year
.  This fee covers most court arrangements, but does not include dresses or extra items that the court may wish to attain.



Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

(520BC – 430BC)  Cincinnatus was a Roman aristocrat and statesman whose service as consul in 460 BC and dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC made him a model of civic virtue.

 

Cincinnatus was regarded by the Romans, especially the aristocratic patrician class, as one of the heroes of early Rome and as a model of Roman virtue and simplicity.  He was a persistent opponent of the plebeians.  When his son, Caeso Quinctius, was convicted and condemned to death, Cincinnatus was forced to live in humble circumstances, working on his own small farm, until an invasion caused him to be called to serve Rome as dictator, an office which he immediately resigned after completing his task of defeating the rivaling tribes of the Aequians, Sabines, and Volscians.

 

His immediate resignation of his absolute authority with the end of the crisis has often been cited as an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, lack of personal ambition and modesty.  As a result, he has inspired a number of organizations and other entities, many of which are named in his honor.


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Mars

Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian in early roman mythology. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and Neptune and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.  Mars was a part of the Archaic Triad along with Jupiter and Quirinus, the latter of whom as a guardian of the Roman people.  Although the center of Mars' worship was originally located outside the sacred boundary of Rome, Augustus made the god a renewed focus of Roman religion by establishing the Temple of Mars Ultor in his new forum.  Mars represented military power as a way to secure peace, and was a father of the Roman people.


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The Cincinnatus Club

P.O. Box 24250

New Orleans, Louisiana 70184

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