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  • Writer's pictureAnne Hartley

The True Sons

Hello everyone, well its March 2024 still some cold weather ahead but spring is just around the corner. Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10th, St Patrick’s Day is March 17th and the first day of Spring is March 19th. We are getting close to those warm sunny days so hang in there. This week I thought it be nice to write about one of our local Motorcycle Clubs (The True Sons MC). Let me first say when I arrived at the True Son Clubhouse, I was welcome with open arms. I instantly felt like family. They had salad, lasagna, brownies, peach cobbler ready to eat. What a wonderful way to welcome someone.

(A man named Rothie) The founder father of the True Sons retired Army Special Forces, 1974 Combat Vet, with a wife and two sons. When Rothie came home from the army he missed the feeling of the camaraderie he had when he was in the army. The mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together. Rothie and his wife both loved riding a motorcycle. After a couple of years Rothie had found a group of folks who like to ride and likeminded. So, he started the True Sons Motorcycle Club. When he first started the club there were 12 members and of course have grown since then. Rules were and still are very simple. Family first then club, must be past your 21st birthday, must have a job, and either have a Harley Davidson or Indian Motorcycle. They want quality over quantity when it comes to the members of the club. They do not go looking for new members, they prefer folks come to them and hang around for at least a year to see if it’s a fit for the club and the individual wanting to join. After 15 years of being an active member in the club they can apply for retirement and become a lifetime member at the approval of the leadership of the club. Rothie is now 77 years young. While talking with him I could see in his eyes that he is a man of honor. I knew I was right about how much honor I saw in eyes and heard in his words when he told the wifies or girlfriends of the club members wear patches saying True Son Ladies. I love that. I asked Rothie why he named the club True Sons. He told me it was because of a book he read called True Son, a true story about an Indian tribe who had killed a white man & his wife but could not kill their infant child, so the chief took the infant boy back to his tribe where he raised the boy as his own and called him his True Son. The chief sent the boy back to the white man where he learned to speak English and went to school in England. The story in this book touched his heart. Their center piece is an Indian Chief and the feathers on the member’s vest stands for the years in the club. The True Sons MC not only helps its members, but they love helping the kids in the community, veterans, and those in need. They help raise money for a variety of charities and the support their community and other clubs. They want the world to know that motorcycles clubs are not about drugs and alcohol. It’s about a group of individuals who become family, people who are like minded, who like the camaraderie, like to help others, and please have a love of riding motorcycles.

It was a great honor for me to meet and hang out with the members of the True Sons and their ladies, to eat dinner with them. To be invited into a meeting with their members and meet face to face with their founder father and president of the club. So, folks when you are traveling and see motorcycles thundering down the road know they too have families and are not some gang looking for trouble. It’s a pack of family members out for a ride or maybe out paying to ride to help raise money for someone in need. MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO MY BIKER FAMILY    

Local Events:

1. 2nd Annual St, Patty’s Day Party 1pm March 16th at True Sons Club House

2. Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction March 24th 4pm-6pm Guardian Riders Club House Blountville, TN

3. Rod Runs April 18th – 20th Pigeon Forge

4. 1st Annual Stoners Ball April 19th – 20th Maggie Valley NC

5. WJ’s Spring Bike Show April 20th 11am


Bike Nights:

Wednesday: 19E Pit Stop

Wednesday: Jonesborough VFW

Thursday: Darrell Waltrip

Friday: Tulips


1. Lids for Kids March 30th Registration 10am KSU 2pm Wrecking Crew

2. Isaiah 117 House Benefit April 13th 11am Wrecking Crew

3. Triple T Poker Run meet Peacemakers 10:30am at Jonesborough VFW KSU Noon

4. Spring Kickoff Ride for the Senior Citizen Center Registration 9:30am KSU 10:30am start at Wrecking Crew Harley Davidson Hosted by Appalachian Warriors

Bike Rallies:

1. Daytona Bike Week March 1st – 10th Daytona Beach

2. Route 66 Spring Fever Bike Rally March 28th – 31st. Depew, OK

3. Arizona Bike Week Scottsdale, AZ April 3rd – 7th

4. Tallahassee Bike Fest April 11th – 14th Tallahassee, FLA


1. Worm Moon on Monday, March 25 - 3:01 am

2. Pink Moon on Tuesday, April 23 - 7:51 pm

3. Flower Moon on Thursday, May 23 - 9:55 am

4. Strawberry Moon on Friday, June 21 - 9:10 pm

5. Buck Moon on Sunday, July 21 - 6:19 am

6. Sturgeon Moon on Monday, August 19 - 2:28 pm

7. Harvest Moon on Wednesday September 18 - 10:36 pm

8. Hunters Moon on Thursday October 17 -7:27 am

9. Beaver Moon on Friday November 15 - 4:29 pm

10. Cold Moon on Sunday December 15 - 4:02 am

Useless Facts About Animals: 

1. Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water-going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long.

2. Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.

3. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.

4. Deer have no gall bladders.

5. The ostrich can run up to 40 mph. Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.

6. The hummingbird can flap its wings up to 80 times per second.

7. The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 70 mph.

8. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

9. A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

10. The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.


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