Message from the President
Welcome to the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Old Line Chapter. The Old Line Chapter is the second oldest chapter in the Nam Knights organization. The mission of the Nam Knights is to honor the memory of Military Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers in their time of need, and to promote community awareness through sponsorship and participation in various community and fund-raising events.
In the summer of 1989, a small group of Harley riding Vietnam Veterans, who were Law Enforcement Officers, banded together to form the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club. The Club was founded in New Jersey by Jack Quigley, now a retired Undersheriff of the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. Jack served in Vietnam as a platoon sergeant with the 11th Motor Transport Battalion, First Marine Division. As Jack says, "The club was formed to recapture the brotherhood its founding members shared while serving in Southeast Asia, and to help other veterans of all wars who are unable to physically or financially help themselves." The first chapter of the Nam Knights, founded 30 years ago, is now referred to as the organization's "Parent Chapter." To date, there are 77 chapters spread over 17 states and Canada.
The Old Line Chapter was established in 1992 and currently has 20 members spread throughout central and southern Maryland. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable corporation that has established programs and events that support military, law enforcement and public safety. Each year, the Old Line Chapter actively works to raise funds that are donated to selected charities and applicable causes including the Maryland Chapter of Concerns Of Police Survivors or "COPS. We also use funds to support our local Law Enforcement and Public Safety agencies by purchasing needed equipment or supplies that strained budgets can’t support. In 2018 we supported the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence initiative by purchasing DV awareness items. In 2010, we started a scholarship in honor of one of our own; the Nam Knight Darrell "Stone-Cold" Canter Scholarship assists deserving college bound children of Military families. The management of this scholarship was turned over to a newer chapter of the Nam Knights MC that is located where the scholarship applicants are pulled from. To date we've given away close to $20,000 in scholarships.
Nam Knights share a strong bond of Brotherhood and are dedicated to the mission of the club. We are a traditional motorcycle club that does not recruit new members but is always willing to accept men who have completed our process and earned the right to wear our patch.
Thank you for your interest in the Old Line Chapter of the Nam Knights of America, MC. Remember, freedom isn't free, so whenever you have an opportunity please thank a Veteran, thank a Cop, thank a First Responder and always ride safe! Feel free to contact us by sending a message to the chapter e-mail address.