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In The Begening

In the earlier part of 2004, in Naples, FL the founding members rode with another LE/MC. These members did not like the direction of the club was heading and requested a meeting with the national board. The meeting got heated at times and these members were still not happy with what was going on. These members got up, took off there vests, cut off there colors, tossed them into a pile and walked away from this club.

Over the next few weeks these members held a meeting and decided they still enjoyed riding together. It was decided to start there own motorcycle club. After a few weeks the name Defenders LE/MC was born.

 

Center Patch (LEO)

The next step was coming up with our center patch. Let the battle begin. Rebel offered a friend of his services who was an artist. With his help and input from the founding members he began putting it all together. The in fighting then started over the center patch. The fingers were not right or the gun was not right. They would approve the artist draft and in the same breath change stuff to the point the artist got pissed off and handed us a bill for his work. Rebel was able to calm his friend down and he took back the bill. The center patch was named LEO and was designed with our Badges - Police and Sheriff's badges to show we are Law Enforcement and carry the honor and obligation they represent, Duty Weapon- The side arm represents a tool of LEO's trade, Head Band - Represents the American Flag and its ideals we defend every day and the Skull - Reminds us of our brothers and sisters lost, as well as our own mortality and the risks all officers face every day.
 

Mother Chapter

The Mother Chapter of the Defenders LE/MC was born. Shortly, there after a chapter in Ft Myers was started.

In 2006, it was decided to form a National Board. President Trespasser • Vice President Shark • Commander Ragz • Major Thumper • Lt At Arms Chubbs • Secretary Deuce • Treasurer Magnum

 

74 Chapters

1. Naples (Mother Chapter) Jun 2004 2. Lee County Feb 2005 3.Charlotte Apr 2006 4. Tampa Jun 2006 5. Jacksonville Nov 2006 6. Boston May 2007 7. Panama City Aug 2007 8. Aiken Sept 2007 9. Central Florida Jan 2008 10. 1st Georgia Feb 2008 11. Golden Isles Jun 2008 12. OZ Sept 2008 13. Volunteer Oct 2008 14. Smoky Mtn Oct 2008 15. 1st Missouri Feb 2009 16. Tarheel Feb 2009, 17. 1st Ohio Jun 2009 18. South Jersey One Jun 2009 19. Suncoast Aug 2009 20. Pine Barons Oct 2009 21. 1st Penna Nov 2009 22.Diamond Lakes Dec 2009 23. Canopy Roads Jan 2010 24. Dixie Thunder Jan 2010 25. 1st Alabama Jan 2010 26. Sarasota Mar 2010 27. TN Valley Apr 2010 28. Chicago Apr 2010 29. Oconee River May 2010 30. Downeast Sept 2010 31. Upstate Sept 2010 32. Connecticut 1 Oct 2010 33. High Plains Oct 2010 34. Rocky Mountain Nov 2010 35. 1st Kentucky Dec 2010 36. Palm Beach Feb 2011 37. South Florida May 2011 38. Black Swamp Jun 2011 39. Mountaineer Jun 2011 40. RI Original Jul 2011 41. Treasure Coast Jul 2011 42. Central Maine Aug 2011 43. Music City Aug 2011 44. Rocky Top Aug 2011 45. Tri Cities Oct 2011 46. 1st Louisiana Nov 2011 47. Jersey central Nov 2011 48. Twin Pike Nov 2011 49. Upper Cumberland Mar 2012 50. Nebraska Five O Apr 2012 51. Blue Ridge May 2012 52. Crowleys Ridge May 2012 53. Everglades May 2012 54. Twin Cities Aug 2012 55. Mason Dixon April 2013 56. Little Havana Mar 2013 57. Foothills May 2013 58. Keys May 2013 59. Powell River Jun 2013 60. Space Coast Oct 2013 61. Voo Doo Nov 2013 62. Little Dixie Nov 2013 63. First Capital April 2014 64. River Valley April 2014 65. Gateway May 2014 66. Hawkeye Aug 2014 67. G-Vegas May 2015 68. Ozarks Jun 2015 69. South Central Aug 2015 70. Low Country Oct 2015 71. Appalachian Apr 2016 72. Shine Jun 2017 73. Ft. Lauderdale April 2018 74. Blue Lightning March 2019.

13-Volunteer (Orignal opened as Knoxville, Oct. 2008, reopened and name chage, Jun. 2017). 58-Salfish (Orignal opned as Keys, Moved and name change, Nov. 2021). 59-Atomic City (Original opened as Powell River, Jun. 2013, moved and name change, Nov. 2021).

 

National Rally's

Our first National Rally was held in Lakeland, FL in 2009.

 
  • 2010...Boston, MA
  • 2011...Gatlinburg, TN
  • 2012...Osage Beach, MO
  • 2013...Gatlinburg, TN
  • 2014...Tampa, FL
  • 2015...New Orleans, LA
  • 2016...Gettysburg, PA
  • 2017...Gatlinburg, TN
  • 2018...Louisville, KY
  • 2019...Boston, MA
  • 2020...Quarantine
  • 2021...Gatlinburg, TN
 
 

National Board

In 2006, Snoop replace Thumper as Major. In 2007, Cat Daddy replaced Magnum as Treasurer.

In2008, Snake replaced Shark as Vice-President.

In 2009, Snake replaced Trespasser as President. Chubbs became Vice-President. Snoop became Lt-At-Arms. Bubba comes onto the board as the Major.

In 2012, Taz replaced Deuce as Secretary. In 2013, Tank replaced Ragz as Commander.

In 2010, we held our first Presidents meeting in Townsend, TN .

In 2011, we held it in Dublin, Ga. It was then decided to hold the Presidents meeting during the National Rally.

In 2011, The Defender Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) was formed. DERF funds are used to assist members and associates who are involved in a motorcycle accident, get sick during club business or pass away.

In 2017, Chubbs steps down after 11 years faithful service on the National Board (2006-2009 Lt-At-Arms, 2009-2017 Vice-President).

Janurary 1st 2018, Snoop became Vice President and Houdini became Lt-At-Arms.

March 2019, Bubba stepped down as Major.

July 2019 Murfdog becomes the Major.

August 2019 Snake stepped down after 11 years of faithful service on the National Board (2008-2009 as VP & 2009-2019 as President).

September 2019, Snoop becomes President, Tank becomes Vice-President and Big Daddy becomes Commander.

March 2021, Murfdog steps down as National Major. Gator becomes National Major.

January 1st, 2022 Catdaddy steps down as the National Treasuarer after 15 years of faithful service on the National Board (2007-2022 National Treasuarer). Panda becomes the National Treasuarer.