Last updated: 12-May-2014
The Blue Knights® News was the official publication of the Blue Knights®. It was published on a quarterly basis in a periodical format. The purpose of the magazine is to provide a means of communication within the Club outside of the Internet service we provide. Since the foundation of the Club is a social one, the foundation of the News is social as well. It is a means for Chapters, Conferences, and individual members to send out information on what is happening in their regions of the world.
At first it was just a single typed sheet, sent out by the office secretary and the President. It expanded to a newspaper style publication and was officially given the name: Blue Knights® News. This had been suggested by Tiny Scales of FL I (Gainesville). After a couple of years it stopped all together and was revived by the Board in 1981. Mike Fletcher (International Director at the time) would type up an info sheet after each International Board meeting and send it out to all the chapters.
A year later, Al Porter of ONT III (Windsor) was recruited to become the editor. The News was expanded to include chapter articles, and photos. The magazine underwent various changes, both in format and style, but always remained faithful to being a communication outlet for the members. In 1987, Mike Fletcher took over the post of Executive Editor, when Al decided he could no longer do it due to a move to Nova Scotia and a job change.
Today our news has grown into a full blown colourful magazine, averaging 32 pages per issue and is sent to each individual member world-wide. The current and back issues of the Sword & Shield are also available for download (Acrobat pdf format) in the "Members Only" area of this website.
In September 2012 the club hired a publisher from Southern Biker Magazine™ , who is also a member, to produce a modern colorful magazine with greater potential. This magazine will be mailed to our membership with the benefit of the ability to view online from the members only section.
Visit their web site for further information on how your club may benefit from their experience. Members are invited to log into the "Members Only" section to read the Sword & Shield magazine which includes our sales catalog on line.
In 2014 long time editor Mike Fletcher has stepped down passing the staff to Mike Ripsch (NA Editor) and Neil Hallam (EU Editor).