My name is Swirl and I have the distinct pleasure to be the President of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club Westside Chapter in Valrico, Florida. Thank you for visiting our website.
The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club started just under 25 years ago with a group of men who were looking for the brotherhood they shared in Viet Nam. These men were now police officers and loved riding their Harleys, and it wasn't long before the Nam Knights MC was born. From this original group, the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club has grown into an organization that spans the east coast from New Hampshire to Florida and chapters in Canada. We are all driven by the same ideals that started it all: Brotherhood and service to our communities.
Membership is made up of 50% police officers (active and retired) and also 50% Viet Nam, other military era veterans, active duty Service Members, plus a few "Patriots". The Patriot members who are non-police/non-veterans enjoy all the benefits of any member, although they cannot hold executive positions from 1st Sergeant At Arms up through the position of President. All members ride Harley-Davidson Motor Company or custom-built motorcycles with the appearance and construction of which is identical to a Harley-Davidson, and which engine parts are interchangeable with a Harley-Davidson with an engine displacement of 750cc or above.
The organization's main interests are to stress the importance of helping our fellow police officers and family members that may be in need of assistance. We also place a great deal of importance in the well-being of our veterans and to bringing out the message to the general public about our prisoners of war and those that are missing in action. We support legislation for the benefit of veterans and veteran's facilities, the advancement of studies and treatment of Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress and Hepatitis C. Many of our projects are to benefit the Paramus Veterans Home, police personnel and the betterment and enjoyment of motorcycle safety.
The Westside Chapter takes great pride in putting alot of our energy towards supporting the Haley House. The Haley House Fund is in place today and provides rooms at a local, nationally known and respected motel chain at reduced rates. This support is available to those that cannot afford to pay for lodging and other costs themselves. The Haley House Fund provides living arrangements for families to spend needed time with the recovering current duty injured and veterans.
Again, I would like to thank you for your interest in our organization. If you will please sign our Guest Book and let us know your personal feeling about the web site, the Nam Knights, and/or our missions. If you are a Veteran of any conflict, please let us know that too. If you are an active or retired police officer, please let us know which department.
Love, Respect, & Brotherhood
President, NKMC Westside Chapter