Legal status of TPC

Legally, there is no organization named “Tucson Petanque Club”.

Since there is no such organization, it is also true that there are no club members, no club officers, no club dues, and no club assets. Because it doesn’t actually exist as an organization, TPC does not hold any organized inter-club competitions and it carries no liability insurance.

What does exist is this WordPress blog named “Tucson Petanque Club”. The webmaster of this blog occasionally refers to himself as the “president” or “coordinator” of the Tucson Petanque Club, simply to keep a conversation from being bogged down in irrelevant details.

Probably the best way to categorize a meeting of the TPC is as a “flash mob”, which Wikipedia defines as “a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, often for the purposes of entertainment, then quickly disperse.”