The members and associates of the Bucks Motorcycle Club appreciate you stopping by to visit us. While you explore, click on our Santa Saturday® link and learn about our annual fundraising event bringing members of the leather and LGBTQIA community together for over 48 years!
Santa Saturday® 2021 Confirmed!
We are excited to announce that we will be returning to The Empress and Paradise once again to celebrate the community and raise resources for our charities in what has been an undoubtedly difficult year for everyone.
History of Santa Saturday®
Santa Saturday® originated in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest and largest East Coast Leather charity events still to this day. The Buck’s Motorcycle Club originated and has been hosting this event since 1973, celebrating 47 years of services to the LGBTQIA community and its charities. All proceeds raised are donated to charity, and we would love the opportunity to share more about these wonderful charities so please visit below for information. Santa Saturday® is a sanctioned event by the Atlantic Motorcycle Coordinating Council.
Santa Saturday® is a charitable event with a combination of the following:
- Entertainment by performers associated with the Bucks MC and Paradise of Asbury Park, NJ
- Service Awards for worthy individuals
- Photos with the Bucks MC’s Santa
- Vendors for goods and services including bootblacks and leather goods
- 50-50 raffle
- Dogs Serving Food and Refreshments
2018 Charity Organizations Assisted
On October 31, 1972, The Bucks Motorcycle Club was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
The Bucks MC is an organization whose fraternal atmosphere provides members of the LGBTQIA Community to come together over shared interests of leather, levi, and motorcycles. As an organization we have hosted and participated in social activities both privately as a club as well as in the form of our public charity event Santa Saturday®. The Bucks MC has held our annual charity event, Santa Saturday®, since 1973 – which draws over one thousand individuals raising funds to benefit HIV/AIDS and other local charities. The Bucks MC is a “not for profit” organization.
Eligibility for membership in the Bucks M.C. is opened to all gay/gay friendly persons 21 years of age or older in accordance with the Bucks M.C. Constitution and its By-Laws. Anyone interested in obtaining active membership is required to file an application. The applicant and two sponsors who are full active members, will sign the application.
Classes 0f Membership
After an applicant has attended two regular meetings, a vote for pledge will be on their third meeting. A two-thirds affirmative vote of the active membership will enable the applicant to be considered a pledge. The pledge must attend three regular meetings, during which time they will be entitled to wear the Bucks M.C. pledge patch. The pledge is expected to attend all club functions during this period. On their sixth meeting a pledge may obtain active membership, if they receive an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the active membership, including any proxy votes. A Pledge must be present at this meeting.
Any person who has successfully completed their pledge-ship is considered an active member.
After years of service and dedication to The Bucks M.C. – members may be eligible for the honor of Emeritus status after time spent as a full member and/or officer of The Bucks M.C. A vote may be called by existing members of The Bucks M.C. to offer Emeritus membership as an extension of the club’s appreciation for years of service.
Associate membership is opened to all gay/gay friendly applicants 21 years of age or older and must receive two-thirds affirmative vote of the active membership. Associate members are entitled to receive an associate patch. An associate member can not vote.
New active members will be assessed an initial fee which will include the first month’s dues and the use of the back patch. Associate members will be assessed dues annually.