|Demonstrations of Character:
Full patch RAMC
membership as a Son or Daughter is a privilege earned by
real demonstrations of character. Demonstrations of
character are more important to carrying out the club's
mission than any other membership requirement.
Each Son or Daughter has
demonstrated that they have acted to improve the quality of
life for the trans and supportive communities. Our Sons and
Daughters demonstrate their character through their choice
of vocation and/or service to their
Our members have:
- Played significant
roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS
- Played significant
roles in fighting homelessness
- Set up programs,
services and agencies dedicated to increasing the
wellbeing of their community
an old biker saying called DILLIGAF which stands for, "Does
It Look Like I Give A Fuck?" RAMC members reject the
idea that apathy is somehow interesting or useful. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, "The
only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people
to do nothing." Doing nothing, refusing to care and choosing
to be flippant about the wellbeing of our community is
what each right-wing fundamentalist hopes to see in the
trans and supportive communities. RAMC members refuse to aid
"those which hate us" with our
Our Sons and Daughters
are advocates for justice and equality. Whether it's setting
up low-cost heath clinics or performing gorilla journalism,
our Sons and Daughters make meaningful improvements to
our community's wellbeing.
Our Sons and Daughters
are not pushovers. We are the people our oppressors worry
about. We take the wellbeing of our community very
seriously. The original RAMC members cut their teeth in
the Deep South and learned that if we want to win, we have
to play to win.*
Character defines a RAMC
Son or Daughter. Character is our destiny and our legacy. It
is for this reason, RAMC membership is not something to be
Club dues are $20/month and
are due by the 15th of each month. Club dues support the
continued wellbeing of the club as well as RAMC charity
work. Special arrangements can be made for students and for
those on a fixed income on a case-by-case basis.
Full patch members become
eligible to wear a Son or Daughter patch when they have
successfully completed their prospect membership period.
The club colors are black and white, which symbolize
the yin and yang of existence as well as the balance
between the two extremes.
Our patch represents the sprit of the Rebeccan
movement. The blacked out cowl and axe were common
icons of the Army of Rebecca.
Many who suffered under the brutality of unjust laws
viewed Rebecca as an angel of mercy and when the
Army of Rebecca moved against oppressors, they were sometimes
seen as angels of vengeance. The heart represents
compassion and the motto of the Rebeccan
movement is shown prominently.
Front Vest Patches:
These patches are usually warn on the front of the
vest on the left and right hand sides.
R.A.M.C.: Rebecca's Army Moto Club
SONS or DAUGHTERS: Notes what type of member
you represent and is usually worn under the RAMC
SOLITARY: A RAMC member who does not belong
to any one chapter.
SETTLER: Identifies a member as one of the
first 3 to start a chapter.
Unlike traditional motorcycle club rockers, these
are not territory patches. These banner-style
rockers are somewhat smaller than traditional
rockers and are worn under The Patch on the back.
GATECRASHER: Identifies a member as being a
significantly engaged activist for their community.
These are folks who tend to be a particularly
stubborn thorn in the side of those who want to
prohibit all American citizens from enjoying their
14th amendment guarantees.
GATE WATCHER: Identifies a member as being
someone who excels at recognizance and information
gathering. These are folks who alert others when "those
which hate us" attempt to increase the suffering
within our community.
VANGUARD: Identifies a member as being
someone who regularly participates in the planning
and/or execution of actions designed to improve the
quality of life for the trans and supportive
These patches are awarded to members as special
recognition of their character.
Participation Patches: These are patches that
are given to Sons, Daughters and Cousins in
recognition of their participation of a RAMC action,
activity or annual run.
Stars: These are awarded to Sons and
Daughters who have demonstrated a significant act of
character during a club action or activity.
The Axe: These are awarded to Sons and
Daughters who have played a pivotal role in an
action that is so significant to the trans and
supportive community that it touches the lives of
many people in a positive way.
There are a number of other patches, pins and
symbols that RAMC members wear that are not
generally disclosed to non-members.
Full Patch Members: Sons and Daughters
Full patch RAMC membership is a
privilege earned by demonstrations of character and by successfully
completing a prospect club membership. Those wishing to become full
patch members must:
- Motorcycles: Own their own motorcycle (500cc
- Scooters: Own
their own non-pedal scooter (50cc and above).
- Be voted in as a prospect member
by at least 75% of the full patch chapter members.
Successfully complete their prospect
a character that supports the goals and philosophy of RAMC.
- Remain current in their
- Be a
trans or supportive community member.
Full RAMC members are known as
and Daughters. Prospective members
Non-Member Supporter: Cousins
Any supporter can refer to themselves as
being part of Rebecca's Army. While a supporter is not
officially affiliated with RAMC, a supporter is authorized to own some
RAMC gear. Those who are
not members and who support RAMC are known as Cousins.