NATIONAL PARTY
ON AUGUST 30, 2008 WE HELD OUR FIRST NATIONAL RUN IN OVER
SIX YEARS. BACK IN 2002 OUR BROTHERHOOD HAD DECIDED, THAT
WITH ALL OUR DIFFERENT CHAPTERS EACH HOLDING PARTYS OR
EVENTS THROUGHOUT EACH YEAR, WE BASICALLY WERE HAVING A
WARLOCKS FUNCTION EVERY WEEKEND OF EVERY YEAR. WITH OUR
THEN TWO MANDATORY NATIONALS, BIKEWEEK AND THE 4TH OF
JULY, IT WAS DECIDED TO FOREGO THE TWO NATIONALS FOR ONE
REGIONAL PARTY, TO BE HELD EACH YEAR IN A DIFFERENT REGION,
WHICH WOULD ONLY BE MANDATORY TO THAT REGION. BUT IN 2008
IT WAS DETERMINED THAT SINCE ALL OF OUR BROTHERS WERE AT  
EVERY REGIONAL ANYWAY, WE ALL DECIDED TO BRING BACK A
ONCE A YEAR MANDATORY NATIONAL.  FOR OUR RENEWED 2008
NATIONAL, HELD OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND, WE RENTED OUT
THE ENTIRE RAMADA INN MOTEL IN FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA.
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO PARTY AND SOCIALIZE WITH BROTHERS
OLD AND NEW. THE MOTEL ROOMS PROVIDED ALL THE COMFORTS
OF HOME, AND LAYING AROUND THE POOL AND IN THE HOT TUB ,
CREATED A VERY ENJOYABLE & RELAXING ATMOSPHERE. THE
MOTEL STAFF TREATED US LIKE ROYALTY. THEY PROVIDED US
BREAKFAST AND DINNER ON SATURDAY AND BREAKFAST SUNDAY
MORNING. WE ALSO PROVIDED AN OUTSIDE GRILL SERVING UP
HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS EACH EVENING AND OF COURSE A 24
HOUR OPEN BAR. SATURDAY EVENING WE ALL SADDLED UP TO JAM
OUR ENTIRE PACK, SEVERAL MILES OVER TO OUR NEARBY
FLORENCE CLUBHOUSE, WHERE WE PATCHED A NEW BROTHER
AND HELD A CEREMONY TO HONOR OUR FALLEN BROTHERS FROM
THE PAST TWELVE  MONTHS, FOR OUR BROTHERS WHO MAY HAVE
MISSED THEIR INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER SEND OFFS TO OUR FREEBIRD
CHAPTER. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR BROTHERS AND
OUR GUESTS THAT MADE THIS NATIONAL, A PARTY TO REMEMBER.
AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK PATTY AND CATHY AND
THEIR ENTIRE RAMADA INN STAFF FOR GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY
TO CATER TO OUR EVERY REQUEST. WE WOULD LIKE TO ALSO
ACKNOWLEDGE WALL TO WALL PRODUCTION'S ASSOCIATE
PRODUCER, MARCY COX AND DIRECTOR MARC TILEY, WHO CAME
AND SPENT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND WITH US, DOING INTERVIEWS
AND SHOOTING PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF US, FOR A UPCOMING
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TV DOCUMENTARY BASED ON OUR
BROTHERHOOD, WHICH WILL AIR AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK S.L.E.D. (SOUTH CAROLINA LAW
ENFORCEMENT DIVISION) WHO HAD CONTACTED US PRIOR TO SAY
THEY WOULD BE WATCHING US AND IF WE BEHAVED THEY WOULD
BEHAVE. WE ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THEM, NOT ONLY FOR
BLOCKING TRAFFIC AT INTERSECTIONS AND ESCORTING US TO AND
FROM THE FLORENCE CLUBHOUSE ON SATURDAY, BUT MORE
IMPORTANT, FOR JUST ALLOWING US BE WHO WE REALLY ARE,
BROTHERS WHO LOVE THE LIFE WE LIVE & LIVE THE LIFE WE LOVE.
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