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History/info of the Green Knights Founded: – By Adam F. Buehler with the help from TSgt Jeff Richards – At Mc. Guire AFB – Officially established on 15 Feb 00 – By-Laws officially adopted on 19 Dec 00 Was created to help all riders on base to have one voice.
Trademarks Green Knights Motorcycle Club – Serial Number: 78011456 – Filed 6 Jun 00 – www. uspto. gov Military Motorcycle Club (MMC) – Serial Number: 77856751 – Filed 24 Oct 09 – www. uspto. gov
History/info of the Green Knights (cont) Founded on the principles/values of: Charity, Honor, Truth, Respect, Support, Loyalty, and Commitment 2004 - The Air Force uses a template from the Green Knights as a standard format for all bases. Air Force Safety Motorcycle Site http: //afsafety. af. mil/AFSC/RDBMS/Ground/motorcycle_training_page 2. htm 2004 - Green Knights won- Outstanding Club or Event for the military. 2005 - (April) The Green Knights National is established. 2009 - (27 Oct) The Green Knights vote on becoming International
Why the name Green Knights? When we first started the club we searched for a name that all branches of the service could rally behind. While searching for names, we came across the Blue Knights. They were very helpful and informed us of other “Knight” clubs. So far there are the following: Blue Knight MC- Law Enforcement Gold Knights MC- Retired Law Enforcement Red Knights MC- Fire Department White Knights MC- EMT’s In keeping with the “Knight” theme we decided on the color Green represented the old green style uniformed that our services worn in the past. Plus it sounded better then the Camouflage Knights. The Knights name was liked due to the old medieval code of the knight: Charity, Honor, Truth, Respect, Support, Loyalty, and Commitment
Our Symbol (cont) • Symbol- Was modeled after the basic military style insignias. • Horse- represents the horsepower of our rides. • Knight- represents the old code. How our members should act • Lightning bolt- represents the Air Force striking power. Since the AF started the club. • Stars- represented the original 13 colonies. • Knights Shield- represents defense of our country.
Who Are The Green Knights • • There are currently over 70 chapters Membership is open to all motorcyclists of the Do. D community – – – Active Reserve Family Members - Guard - Do. D Civilians - Retirees • • Promote safe fun riding for ALL “Bikers”. • All motorcycles are welcome Designed a new style of the “MC” worn by some clubs. The Green Knights do not promote the MC but MMC (Military Motorcycle Club) ™. – cruiser, sport, touring, dual-purpose, scooters, etc.
Our Purpose • Foster comradeship and esprit de corps for all motorcyclists • Promote and encourage on-going rider education and skill development • Provide a means for new riders to find experienced riders as mentors • Promote motorcycle awareness on and off base • Serve as a voice for our motorcycling community – Fight for your rights on Base. – Help define the regulations so all are happy
Our Purpose (cont. ) • We love to RIDE!!! – Weekly rides for all motorcyclists • Maintenance Help “Tech Parties” • New member orientation – Help members get to know the area with a “Places to go list”. Monthly dinners, rides, and events • Network of trailers- Members with trailers often help or retrieve members that break down in the area. No one is left stranded!
Mentorship and the GKMMC #1 Goal: Lead by example
Mentorship in the Green Knights • New Rider Member: New members with less than one year of riding experience will be provided with a mentor when joining the GKMC. A mentor must be selected from the general membership to observe and advise the new rider for a period of six months. The mentor is selected by an agreed upon decision of the President, Vice President, and Secretary. After completion of the six month period, with mentor concurrence, the individual becomes an active member.
Green Knights and Safety • Act as the focal point between safety and the riders. Updated safety information and news will be forwarded to all members of the GKMMC. As well as all complaints and issues to the safety office. • Push to not only educate the base riders but the base populace. We are out there all year round. Bright colors and protection only go so far. • Support MSF classes. • Try to make the gear and regulations the new in thing.
Green Knights and Safety (cont) • We are not “Safety Police, ” but we do endorse guidelines established by DODi 6055. 4, specific Branch regulations, and local installations. • Safety is a primary concern of the Green Knights – any rider who jeopardizes the safety of any club member during a club ride will be asked to leave • We are here to educate our riders and foster safe riding • Encourage base, safety, and LE officials to attend meetings. Create a positive work environment.
Our Values • We strive to set the example everywhere we go based on the standards, traditions, and customs of the United States Armed Forces • We only participate in events that would reflect positively on the military and on the Green Knights • We promote charity and rewarding activities for our folks to participate in. • Family members are encouraged to attend any/all of our events • Educate- new, old, and non riders
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 1 - Mc. Guire AFB/Ft Dix , NJ Chapter 8 - Fairchild AFB, WA Chapter 2 - Orangeburg Army Chapter 9 - Andersen AFB, Guam Recruiting Center, NY Chapter 10 - Maxwell AFB, AL Chapter 3 - Mc. Chord AFB “South Chapter 11 - Whiteman AFB, MO Sound”, WA Chapter 4 - Lackland AFB, TX Chapter 5 - Hanscom AFB, MA Chapter 6 - Columbus AFB, MS Chapter 7 - USAF Academy, CO Chapter 12 - Washington DC Metro Area Chapter 13 - Seymour Johnson, NC Chapter 13 - Seymour Johnson, Chapter 14 - Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 15 - North Carolina Air National Guard, NC Chapter 21, Tyndal AFB, FL Chapter 16 - New Hampshire "Minutemen“, NH Chapter 23, Vermont National Guard Chapter 17 - Niagara Falls ARS Chapter 22, Aviano AFB, Italy “Green Mountain Men” Chapter 18 - Scott AFB, MO Chapter 24, Travis AFB, CA Chapter 19 - Beale AFB, CA Chapter 25, Schriever AFB, CO Chapter 20 - National Capital Region, Chapter 26, Edwards AFB, FL MD
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 27, Spangdahlem A. B Eifel Riders Chapter 35, Eielson AFB, AK Chapterr 36, Patrick AFB, FL Chapter 28 - Luke AFB, AZ Chapter 37, Charleston AFB, SC Chapter 29 - Ramstein AFB, GER Chapter 38, Westover ARB, MA Chapter 30 - Moutain Home AFB, ID Chapter 39, Vandenberg AFB, CA Chapter 31 - Mac. Dill AFB, FL Chapter 40, Rochester Recruiting Company, NY Chapter 32 - Wright Patt AFB, OH Chapter 33 - Royal Air Force, UK Chapter 34, Hawaii (all services) Chapter 41, Hunter AAF, GA Chapter 42, West Virginia ANG
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 52, NYANG, NY Chapter 43, Atlus AFB, Ok Chapter 53, Gulf Coast Chapter 44, Incirlik AB, Turkey Chapter 54, Sheppard AFB, TX Chapter 45, Mc. Connell AFB, Kan Chapter 55, Little Rock AFB, AR Chapter 46, Willowgrove NAS, PA Chapter 56, Ellington Field JRB, TX Chapter 47, Ft Sam Houston, TX Chapter 57, Bolling AFB, D. C. Chapter 48, Langley VA (Ft Eustis) Merged with Chapter 20 Chapter 49, Dover AFB, DE Chapter 58, Shaw AFB, SC Chapter 50, Stewart ANGB, NY Chapter 59, Irish Defense Force Chapter 51, Pittsburg ANG, PA Chapter 60, Ft Mead, MD Merged with Chapter 20
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 61, Ft Bragg, NC Chapter 70, Arnold AFB, TN Chapter 62, Grand Forks, ND Chapter 71, Canadian Forces Canada (CFC), Vancouver Chapter 63, Dyess AFB, TX Chapter 64, Goodfellow AFB, TX Chapter 72, Malmstrom AFB, MT Chapter 73, Houston Army Recruiting “American Patriots” Battalion, TX Chapter 65, Minot AFB, ND Chapter 74, Delaware National Guard, DE Chapter 66, Sunny Point, NC Chapter 75, Barksdale, LA Chapter 67, Hill AFB, UT Chapter 76, Clear AFS, AK Chapter 68, Ellsworth, SD
Green Knight Chapters Chapter 77, Ft Lee, VA Chapter 78, “the Maniacs” ANG, MA Chapter 79, Nellis AFB, NV Chapter 80, Davis-Monthan, AZ Chapter 81, Moody AFB, GA
Members at Large The Green Knights MMC understands not all bases will have chapters. To ensure membership we have developed a catch all chapter: Green Knights MMC Chapter X Chapter President: Milton Abrams milton. abrams@us. army. mil
Past Runs/Events • • Daniel Faulkner Memorial Run • Local Events The Green Knights MMC does not ABATE – For the Kids Mc. Guire AFB – Awareness Run endorse any illegal motorcycle Valley Forge Run- Mc. Guire • Polar Bears AFB • events functions or. Ride to Work Day • Rolling Thunder- Run to the Wall • • Daytona Sturgis Myrtle Beach Laconia – Charity – Blue/Red/White Knight Events – AMA • Tail of the Dragon
Gathering of the Knights Green Knight Chapters gathering together to ride. Each year we try to locate gatherings for both coasts. If your interested in hosting one, have your Chapter President contact National. 1 st Annual was hosted by Mc. Guire AFB at Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon) This year, Chapter 16 is hosting our East Coast Gathering of the Knights for Laconia Bike Week.
• Coins Website: www. lenaj. com E-Mail: sales@lenaj. com • Colors (large 9 -15 in) Apparel 2000 Bob- APPRL 2000@aol. com • Colors (reflective 10 in only) Sports and Shirts Gale- kager@utma. com • Company: The Sticker Factory POC: Jeff Richards- GKMC National MSF Rep
Colors The Green Knights knows that one set of colors will not fit into all areas of the US let alone the globe. We off three designs. Chapters can design their own colors. Before they go into production the chapter needs to clear the design with National.
Basic Design Modeled after the Air Crew design. This is still a singe patch. The Green Knights do not use a Three Patch system.
Iron Cross A symbol adopted first by fire departments around the world and then by motorcyclists. It is a symbol to represent protection and safe return.
Circle This is a favorite symbol to use for colors.
Green Knight Contact at Wiley-X John Moore Military Account Manager John@Wiley. X. com www. wileyx. com Phone: 888 -203 -4521 Tell him your with GKMC!
POC: Craig Anderson craig@shirtmasters. com www. shirtmasters. com 888 -784 -6730
In support for the Green Knights when we replace the flags on cemetery plots of fallen brothers and sisters in the armed forces. Aaron Schuh Green Knight direct link http: //www. cvsflags. com/? ml=61 aschuh@cvsflags. com www. cvsflags. com Phone: 866 -691 -0308 ext 125
• National Officers: Director, Adam F. Buehler Phone- (609) 754 -8551 DSN- 650 -8551 adam. buehler@mcguire. af. mil Safety Director, TSgt Jeff Richards jeffery. richards@whiteman. af. mil Sgt at Arms- TSgt Tom Green firensum 99@yahoo. com • http: //www. greenknightsmc. com – Links to all GKMC Chapters – List of Events – Online Forum
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