The Boozefighters (r) are not "one-percenters" or an Outlaw Club. We believe in peacefully coexisting with the rights of all motorcycle clubs, as well as the rights of all community members. We believe in the right to choose and the freedom to drive. Unfortunately, this doesn't always mean what it says in the club handbook. In fact, it means the opposite much of the time. The Boozefighters are a social club that has allowed its membership to be filled by people who might not otherwise be able to ride together without causing problems.
Although there is no official line of succession for the title of "chief", it is generally accepted that if one is unable to lead, then someone else will take his place. This could be any of the other members, or even someone outside the club. If the chief cannot lead because he is dead, then perhaps the next best thing is represented by one of his successors.
In general, it can be said that the Boozefighters' code is simple: do as you would be done by. If someone wants to join, they can; if someone feels like leaving, they can. There are no requirements for joining other than a desire to have fun and make some friends. As long as you follow our rules, then you will be fine.
We encourage everyone to think carefully before they join something called an "Outlaw Motorcycle Club".
Since 1996, the Boozefighters have been at odds with the motorcycle club Wino's Crew MC. Wino's Crew Motorcycle Club was founded to honor the principles of the Boozefighters MC's founder, "Wino," Willie Forkner. They claimed that the existing members of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Group were steering the club in the wrong path. The two clubs resolved their differences in 2008 after a series of meetings and negotiations between their respective leadership.
In 2009, it was reported that there had been another incident involving a member of Wino's Crew and an employee of Boozefighters. It was alleged that the employee had shot at the member, but missed him. No arrests were made, and no further details were released.
In October 2010, it was announced that a merger would take place on January 1, 2011, between the Boozefighters and Wino's Crew clubs. It was also stated that the new club would be called "Boosers." It is not clear why the name change was decided upon, or who came up with it. However, it has become an accepted part of the merger process. There are reports that some members of Wino's Crew may still exist as separate entities, but this cannot be confirmed. It is known that there are fewer than 10 members in total, compared to the hundreds of members in the Boozefighters.
The reasons for the feud between the two clubs are unknown.
The name "booze" is commonly attributed to Edmund G. Booz, a Philadelphia-based distiller in the nineteenth century, however it was used in English to designate alcoholic beverages several hundred years before. The word comes from the Latin bōlīx, which means "wine bottle".
Until the seventeenth century, when it became popular again, "booze" also meant "foolishness", "madness" or even "death". It is derived from the old English word bouge, which means "joke" or "trick". In modern English, "booze" has taken on its current meaning.
People said "booze" because alcohol was once used as medicine. It was believed that drinking alcohol could help cure diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and smallpox. People also drank booze to get high. They thought that alcohol made them feel good about themselves and others.
In England, Scotland and Ireland, it is traditional for young people to drink beer or wine together after school hours or at parties. These drinks are called "bubs" or "bluds". The term "booze" is used instead. Children also drink milk after school with cookies or cakes called "lunches". This is still common practice in many countries around the world.