What should you look for in a club? To answer that question, you must first ask yourself, “What is important to me?” The answer to that will determine what you like and what you don’t like. Another important question to ask of yourself, “What kind of civic involvements do I prefer?”
Find a club that works best for you. Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Veteran, Law Abiding Motorcycle/Riding Clubs are everywhere. Spend time with a club you think might be a fit and determine if your morals and ethics will be questioned or compromised. If the answer to this is yes, move on.
When I started my Law Enforcement career, way back in the day, I told myself that I would never join a MC. However, as I continued growing and riding, I developed brotherhood from the Military, Law Enforcement and friendships from my small town. The more time I put in the better I could hear my calling to join a Law Enforcement Club.
I was asked by a colleague and Founder to join his LE/MC. I have known him for about 10 years and we had a lot of trust within each other. One significant moment that bonded us tightly, was the involvement in an event that resulted in rescuing and saving a child's life. I explained to him that I didn’t want to join an MC but he asked me to come over to meet the guys, ride and hangout. I was hesitant but I went for a ride and met the guys. A month later I returned and a month after that I was back!
I was asked again if I wanted to join. This time I said yes! I paid my dues, followed the bylaws and promoted my LE/MC. I worked so hard that I was later elected National President of my brothers. We share a common belief that it is not just motorcycling that brings us together; it is the combination of Brotherhood/Sisterhood, support and like-minded beliefs.
As I promote our club to others as “the best '', keep in mind that I think it is the best for me and I am aware that it may not be the best for you. However, it doesn’t change the fact that we are all brothers in the Law Abiding MC world regardless of the club.
The Alliance of First Responder and Law-Abiding Motorcycle Clubs welcomes MC’s and RC’s together with brotherhood/sisterhood and friendship. As things change for clubs and individuals, we live with the changes, but never forget we are brothers/sisters in the MC world.