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COMMAND MC's 27th Anniversary - Making a noticeable difference in the Mid Atlantic region

By December 13, 2015



By David Shover

The weekend of November 6-8 was alive in Baltimore, MD with COMMAND MC's 27th Anniversary Run (Corps Of Mem Making A Noticeable Difference Motorcycle Club) and the 2016 Mr. Maryland Leather contest.

The 27th Anniversary Run began with a cocktail party hosted by the former Mr. Maryland titleholders.  A tradition that began several years ago that helps to welcome Leathermen and Leatherwomen as they arrive for the weekend.

During the weekend there were cocktail parties hosted by the ShipMates of Baltimore, Baltimore Eagle, Leatherboys of MD,  and Bears, Bikers and Mayhem.

On Friday night there was a meet and greet party at The Loft where everyone gathered to meet the Mr. Maryland Leather contestants and the contest staff and socialize with old and new Leather friends.

Saturday was filled with excitement of the 2016 Mr. Maryland Leather contest. The annual Silent Auction was set up in Grand Central, the new venue of the Mr. Maryland Leather contest.

The judges begun their job earlier that day with the contestant interviews and community service portion of the contest.

The judges were Mr. Michigan Leather 2014 Chuck Braidwood, Mr. Maryland Leather 2014 David DeBlase, Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2013 Jim KZ, Mr. Touche' 1982 Mike McDonald, International Mr. Leather 2014 Ramien Pierre, Paul E. Treadway, III and Ms New Jersey Leather 2014 Nikki Wireman.

After an incredible contest, held at Grand Central in Mount Vernon, VA, Mr. Maryland Leather 2015 Greg King passed the title on to Eli Fishburne IV (AKA Eli Onyx) of Hyattsville, Maryland, a member of ONYX Mid-Atlantic.

The runner-up was 28 year-old Jake Rokker who also was awarded the David Allen Brotherhood Award.

King received a loud ovation which recognized his successful year with the title Mr. Maryland Leather stage manager Buz Norwood was presented COMMAND MC's Leather Person of the Year Award.

After the conclusion of the Mr. Maryland Leather contest back at the host Wyndham Peabody Court  Hotel, attendees enjoyed a formal Leather cocktail hour and the annual COMMAND MC Anniversary dinner before heading to Leon's / Steampunk for the Victory Party to celebrate with MML 2016.

The weekend was filled with the excitement of seeing old friends and making new Leather friends.

For more details check out http://www.commandmc.org

Founded in 1988, the COMMAND Motorcycle Club serves to promote the Leather lifestyle in Baltimore, MD and the surrounding areas. COMMAND MC supports the community financially, sponsor the Mr. Maryland Leather contest, regular bar nights and exclusive social events, raise money and awareness for gay-related charities and coordinate with other Leather Clubs and non profit organizations that service the GLBT and HIV/AIDS community of the Baltimore/Washington, DC are.

Note, Bears, Bikers and  Mayhem VI will be held March 31 - April 3 in Gettysburg, PA. This is a growing event that is not to be missed.