In 1964, Rod Macintyre founded and became the first president of the Deacons Motorcycle Club. The Deacons were, and still are, made up of a circle of friends and motorcycle enthusiasts. The Deacons were among the first MC to locate themselves in the New England area along with the Emeralds (today known as the Red Emeralds), Huns, Nomads, and the Roadrunners.
Rod designed the center patch of the Deacons, and the Deacons set up their first club house in Canton MA. The Deacons would often be seen roaming the streets between Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Arlington Heights, Cambridge, Somerville, and all points in between. Smoking the tires from Art Johnsons in Norwood to Jolly Cholly's in North Attleboro and then shooting over the Villa in Dedham, Revere Beach, Nantasket Beach or Wallaceton Beach. Beverages at Jerome's and the Novity Bar in the Combat Zone. Hanging with hippie girls at Boston Common and Cambridge Common. The Deacons became a fixture in Eastern Massachusetts. We were everywhere.
In 1966 Russ Mattson took the reins of the Deacons MC becoming the second club president. The Deacons entered a period of explosive expansion. The clubhouse, long a home away from home for the members of the MC, was relocated to Foxboro behind McGoverns Bar before moving to Lambertine St in Jamaica Plain. A second chapter opened up in Cambridge in 1967. Forrest was the first president of the Cambridge Chapter, and the boys opened up their clubhouse above the Camel Bar.
With multiple chapters, and a membership that would eventually approach 150 strong, Eddie Elias was elected as the first Regional President of The Deacons MC in 1967.
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