WEARING THE OFFICIAL VBMC COLORS
VETERAN BIKERS MC OFFICIAL COLORS ARE GOLD LETTERS ON BLACK BACKGROUND WITH THE BLACK BACKGROUND ALSO TRIMMED IN GOLD.
A). GOLD represents HONOR and RESPECT for ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
B). BLACK represents the many SACRIFICES up to and including the ultimate sacrifice of the giving of one?s life to protect and defend our Nations Constitution and Freedoms from ALL Enemies both Foreign and Domestic.
IMPORTANT: All membership in VBMC is strictly voluntary! When one voluntarily joins VBMC they do so with the understanding and agreement that our Colors are to be worn properly and in their entirety. ALL PATCHES APPROVED AND AUTHORIZED BY VBMC HEADQUARTERS ARE TO BE WORN AND IN THE PROPER LOCATIONS WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. ANYONE NOT AGREEING TO THESE TERMS ARE ASKED TO STOP NOW AND RECONSIDER YOUR VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP IN VBMC.
OUR MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE THE COURAGE, RESOLVE AND WILLINGNESS TO STAND UP FOR AND IN DEFENSE OF THEIR VBMC COLORS AS WELL AS THE GREATER FOUR (God, Constitution, Country and Veterans). WE OF VBMC ARE MORE INTERSTED IN QUALITY OF MEMBERSHIP THAN QUANTITY. CHARACTER , LOYALTY AND INTEGRITY IS WHAT WE INSIST UPON. ANYONE THAT FEELS THEY LACK THE BACKBONE AND COURAGE STOP NOW AND RECONSIDER YOUR VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP IN VBMC.
YOUR VBMC COLORS VEST OR JACKET IS TO BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST HONOR AND RESPECT AND IS NEVER TO BE REMOVED IN PUBLIC AND LEFT UNATTENDED AND / OR UNSECURED UNDER LOCK AND KEY BY ITS OWNER. TO COMPROMISE ONES COLORS IN SUCH A FASHION IS TO COMPROMISE THE CLUB AND PLACES THE MEMBER AT RISK OF TERMINATION AS A CLUB MEMBER.
Below is a description of which patches MUST be worn on your BLACK LEATHER riding vest or black leather jacket as Active FULL COLORS, Patriot and Honorary Members of Veteran Bikers MC. (NOTE: members must purchase their own black leather vest and/or jacket).
BACK OF THE BLACK LEATHER VEST OR JACKET: (starting at top of vest or jacket and moving down)
1). The Official Top Rocker (Active FULL COLORS and Patriot members) consist of a one patch piece with the letters spelling the word VETERAN BIKERS (Gold letters on a Black background with the black background trimmed in Gold). This rocker measures 16 or 14 inches in length from tip to tip of the top arch of the patch. The width of this top arch is approximately 3 inches with lettering of 2 3/4 inches tall. This rocker is worn on the back of the vest or jacket and at the top of the vest or jacket just below the neck. This is a SLIGHTLY upward arched patch. No other patch or insignia is to be worn above or beside this top arch.
2). The Officially Authorized Back Center Emblem (Active FULL COLORS and Patriot members) consist of a one patch piece EAGLE patch WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG AS THE RIGHT WING AND THE GADSDEN FLAG AS THE LEFT WING AND WITH THE CAPTION UNDER THE EAGLE STATING; ?RIDE WITH HONOR". This patch comes in two different sizes LARGE 14 3/4, inches from wingtip to wingtip and SMALL 12 inches wide from wingtip to wingtip. Members WILL use the LARGEST patch that WILL FIT onto the back of their vest or jacket without going into the sides or under the arms.
3). The Officially Authorized Military Branch Rocker and /or Patriot Rocker(Active FULL COLORS members and Patriot members) each consist of a one patch piece measuring approximately 13 ¾ inches in length tip to tip.
4). The Official MC Patch, (Active FULL COLORS and Patriot members) consist of a square one patch piece with the letters MC (Gold letters on a Black background with the black background trimmed in Gold). The MC patch measures approximately 3 inches tall by 3 inches wide with letters of 2 3/4 inches tall. This patch is to be worn to the right of the center eagle emblem.
5). The Official State Patch (Active FULL COLORS and Patriot members) consist of a square one patch piece with two letters indicating the state which the member resides. (Gold letters on a Black background with the black background trimmed in Gold). This patch measures approximately 3 inches tall by 3 inches wide with letters of 2 3/4 inches tall. This patch is to be worn to the left of the Center Eagle emblem.
**OTHER THAN THE DESCRIPTION OF the 5 PATCHES/EMBLEMS MENTIONED ABOVE, NO OTHER PATCHES OR EMBLEMS ARE AUTHORIZED BY VETERAN BIKERS MC TO BE WORN ON THE BACK OF THE VEST OR JACKET. **
**THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE PATCHES ARE TO BE WORN IS SPECIFICALLY SPELLED OUT IN THIS REGULATION AND THAT ORDER IS NOT TO BE DEVIATED FROM FOR ANY REASON. IMPROPER WEARING OF THE VBMC COLORS IS GROUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP PROBATION AND ULTIMATELY MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION IF NOT CORRECTED.**
SIDE PANELS (UNDER THE ARMS) OF THE BLACK LEATHER VEST OR JACKET:
1). VBMC SPECIFIC Optional V2FFV2 Patch This is a one patch piece Black patch with Gold letters with patched trimmed in Gold. This patch comes in two sizes large for men being 2 X 7 inches with letters measuring 1 inch tall and small for women being 1 X 7 with 3/4 inch letters. This is a vertical patch worn on the right side panel under the right arm.
2.) VBMC SPECIFIC Optional GCCV Patch This is a one patch piece Black patch with Gold letters with patch trimmed in Gold. This patch comes in two sizes, large for men being 2 X 7 inches with letters measuring 1 1/2 inches tall and small for women being 1 X 7 with 1 inch tall letters. This is a vertical patch worn on the left side panel under the left arm.
FRONT OF THE BLACK LEATHER VEST OR JACKET:
1). The Official VB/FLAG Patch is the only other required patch (Active FULL COLORS, Patriot and Honorary members) which must be worn on the front of the vest or jacket and in the left shoulder area. This patch is a one patch piece consisting of the letters VB superimposed over the American Flag. (Black letters set on the American Flag). This patch measures 2 5/8 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide. The V on this patch is slightly offset higher than the B. V for VETERAN should always be given priority. This is the ONLY patch which is authorized to be worn by Honorary Members of Veteran Bikers M/C.
2). The VBMC SPECIFIC Optional Name Tag (Full-Colors and Patriot members) This is a rectangular one patch piece with letters spelling out the individuals name or road name. (Again Gold letters on a Black background with the black background trimmed in Gold). This patch measures 3/4 inches wide by 3 inches long and should be worn conspicuously on the front right side chest area of the vest.
3). The Official Officer Banner (Active FULL COLORS member officers only) (optional) this is a rectangular one patch piece with letters spelling out the official office being held by an Active member (Again Gold letters on a Black background with the black background trimmed in Gold). This patch measures ¾ inches wide by 3 inches long and should be worn conspicuously on front right side chest area of the vest. If the member is an office holder then the Officer Banner is to be placed immediately under and touching the Optional Name Tag.
4). The Official Headquarters / Chapter Banner (Active, FULL COLORS and PATRIOT) This is a rectangular one patch piece with letters spelling the word HEADQUARTERS or VBMC State, Chapter and designated chapter number (Again Gold letters on a Black background with black background trimmed in Gold). These patches measure 3/4 inches wide by 3 inches long and is to be worn conspicuously on the front right side chest area. The Headquarters patch is to be worn by VBMC Headquarters officers only. It is to be worn above the members name tag. There is to be a slight space between this patch and the name tag beneath it. The State Chapter patch is to be worn by VBMC members belonging to chapters. The Chapter patch is to be worn below the name and officer tags with no space between the officer tag and the state chapter tag.
5). Other VBMC Optional Patches include the G4 diamond patch, Christian Principles Cross patch, M & C patches which may worn on the front of the vest or jacket as indicated in the picture below.
SHOULDER AND SLEEVE OF BLACK LEATHER RIDING JACKET:
1). VBMC has 3 other approved, VBMC SPECIFIC Optional Patches for wearing on the sleeves of the leather riding jacket. These consist of the Fist Salute Patch, the Ace of Spade Card Patch and the Hash Mark Patch. Both the Fist and Ace Card patches are worn on the Right and left shoulders respectively and 1/2 inch down from the shoulder seam. The Hash Mark patch goes on the forearm area of the left sleeve and in a diagonal fashion.
ABOVE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PROPERLY PATCHED MEMBERS VEST (there should be space between each patch - no patch should touch).
PRINT AND TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEN HAVING YOUR PATCHES SEWN
EXAMPLE OF WHERE THE VB/FLAG PATCH, NAME AND OFFICER TAGS, M & C PATCHES, AND G4 PATCH ARE TO BE WORN ON FRONT OF VEST. ALSO SHOWS LOCATION OF FIST, ACE CARD AND HASH MARK PATCHES ON SLEEVES OF RIDING JACKETNO OTHER "VBMC SPECIFIC PATCHES" ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE SEWN ON THE BACK, SIDES OR FRONT OF OUR COLORS VEST OR RIDING JACKETS. NO MEMBER WILL FREELANCE OR DESIGN THEIR OWN VBMC PATCH AND WEAR IT ON THEIR COLORS VEST OR JACKET WITHOUT FIRST GAINING THE DIRECT APPROVAL OF VBMC HEADQUARTERS.
NON-MEMBER SUPPORT (NMS) has been created to accommodate spouses or significant others of actual club members who wish to ride along with their spouses or significant other but do not wish to become actual club members but only wish to show their support for VBMC. These non-members have no club rights or privileges. NMS may ride along with their spouse or significant other on APPROVED VBMC rides and missions only and will be the sole responsibility of their member spouse or significant other and must conduct themselves according to club expectations when doing so.
NMS will be authorized to wear ONLY the VBMC Eagle and VB Flag patches in conjunction with a SUPPORT banner on their vest. NO OTHER patches or pins are to be worn on a NMS vest.
THE ACTUAL CLUB MEMBER WILL POSSESS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NMS VEST AND ITS USE BY THEIR SPOUSE OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
All other non-specific VBMC patches and pins worn on the front of the vest or jacket are at your own discretion but should be of a patriotic and/ or military nature such as the American Flag, your service ribbons and medals, unit patches, military branch insignia, etc. Again, IT?S YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED VEST OR JACKET IN THIS RESPECT AND ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU KEEP IT IN GOOD TASTE IN TERMS OF BRINGING HONOR AND RESPECT TO THE GREATER FOUR (GOD, CONSTITUTION, COUNTRY AND VETERANS).
IMPORTANT: INSIDE ONE OF THE VEST POCKETS OF EVERY VBMC MEMBER WILL BE A POCKET COPY OF THE BIBLE (NEW TESTAMENT) AS WELL AS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND U.S. CONSTITUTION TO BE CARRIED BY THE MEMBER AT ALL TIMES WHEN WEARING THE VBMC COLORS!
To get your New Testament write to: Murrysville Alliance Church, P.O. Box 222 Murrysville, PA 15668 or call 724-327-7206.
To get your Pocket Constitution write to: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 or www.cato.org. Also call 800-767-1241.
**** VETERAN BIKERS MC FULL DRESS****
The VBMC Full Dress consist of all black clothing to include:
black t-shirt, black jeans, black socks, black boots, black gloves, black "LEATHER" road wear (jackets, chaps, pants etc), black leather vest with VBMC Colors, black ball caps with VBMC logo.
Full Dress should be worn on ALL formal VBMC missions. It may also be worn at the members discretion at any other time.
We DO NOT care what MAKE (brand name) of motorcycle you own or ride. The bike MUST be a street bike. THE MODEL (style) MUST be either a bobber, boulevard, cruiser, or touring style bike or trike (Dirt Bikes, Sport Bikes and Can Am Spiders not approved). The engine MUST be of two or more cylinders and no less than 850 cc's. Bikes and trikes with 8, 6 or 4 cylinder cage (car) engines are approved as well. All bikes and trikes MUST be licensed, insured and street legal.
COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK STATEMENT
The names, ?VETERAN BIKERS MC? and ?VBMC? logos (?if any?) are the sole property of the ?VETERAN BIKERS MC? Headquarters and may not be changed, duplicated, reproduced or copied without the express written consent of the VBMC Headquarters Executive Committee.
GOD BLESS AMERICA !
VETERAN BIKERS MC ? WE RIDE WITH HONOR!