CLUB HISTORYThe Borinqueneers MC was started because it’s founders recognized the need for a Motorcycle Club to promote the 65th Infantry Regiment.The Connecticut Chapter was opened May 2005. CLUB COLORSThe Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club colors are an expression of nationality, pride and are derived from significant and historical symbols: RED = The blood of our warriors. BLUE = Represents the sky and coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Black shield and eight-point White Maltese cross is most famously associated with the Knights of Malta. The eight points on the cross signify the eight aspirations of the Knights: Live in Truth, Have Faith, Repent one’s Sins, Give Proof of Humility, Love Justice, Be Merciful, Be Sincere and Wholehearted and To Endure Persecution.
The Coat of Arms (COA) of Puerto Rico was first granted by the Spanish Crown in 1511, making it the oldest heraldic achievement still currently in use in the Americas. The territory was ceded by Spain to the United States in accordance with the peace treaty that ended the Spanish-American War in 1899.
The green background represents the island's vegetation. The Lamb of God and cross flag on the shield are symbols traditionally associated with St. John the Baptist, patron of the island. The book with the seven seals on which the lamb sits represents symbolism from the Book of Revelation, generally attributed to St. John the Apostle.
The border is made up of 16 different elements: castles and lions to represent the Kingdom of Castile and the Kingdom of Leόn, a flag with the arms of the Crown of Castile and León, and The Cross of Jerusalem to stand for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, whose succession rights passed to the Kingdom of Sicily, and henceforth to the Spanish Crown.
The gold-crowned “F” and the arrows represent Ferdinand II of Aragon, while the “Y” and the yoke represent Ysabel, i.e., Isabella I of Castile who were the Catholic monarchs when Puerto Rico was discovered. Spain granted the coat of arms to the Spanish territory of San Juan, as Puerto Rico was then known.
MEMBERSHIP CRITERIAOur membership is comprised of Military, Law Enforcement, First Responders and those who feel a desire to support the cause. We share our passion for motorcycling and are committed to promoting past, present, and future positive contributions in our communities.
OUR MEMBERS MUST-Complete an application-Sign a liability waiver-Purchase Club colors-Pay annual dues-Be of HIGH MORAL CHARACTER-Be familiar with the Club history, purpose, colors representation, membership, and by-laws-Maintain a valid motorcycle license, roadworthy, registered and insured motorcycle.-Ride in a safe fashion.-Participate in a minimum of 50% of meetings and 50% of rides and events per year.-Not ride under the influence of alcohol. -Any ILLEGAL use of drugs will NOT be tolerated
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