If you enjoy riding motorcycles and you are an active or retired law enforcement officer, The BLUE KNIGHTS INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MOTORCYCLE CLUB may be for you.
The Blue Knights are a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of men and women with time honored traditions. We were formed in the spring of 1974 when several officers in the Bangor Maine area decided to go for a ride and form a local motorcycle club.
We now have approximately 650 chapters, 19,500+ members in 11 Conferences within 29 countries. We sponsor and are involved in many charitable endeavors throughout the year including but not limited to, many rides, events and parades. Our charitable organization has contributed over $18.8 million dollars toward various charities throughout the world. During the riding season we also go for weekly rides and we invite the public to join us where we promote motorcycle safety, camaraderie and we just have a good time.
As your new president I can not begin to express what an honor and privilege it will be to serve and represent RI Chapter One. I will dedicate my time, effort and hard work for this great chapter and to all the members. I’m going to focus on revamping our monthly membership meetings. For instance, offering food, beverages and an assortment of raffle prizes. Getting more involved with the community by way of participating and partnering with local charities to raise money or assist when needed for important causes. Gather ideas from members, offer additional days for rides and other activities post Covid. Last, to honor Neil and find a place to call our own.
Frank P. Vessella II
President, Blue Knights Rhode Island 1