This is long but I sure could use some adviceHey guys I have a question for all you more experienced persons out there. A group of us guys up here in Oregon started our own MC. The basis for this club is our passion for motorcycles and our wanting to give back to the communities around us. We have designed a patch with both upper rocker with our name and a lower rocker with our state. After speaking to another forum member I got concerned about having rockers and whether or not we could potentially have an altercation with a 1%er club.Well after doing some digging and hours of research online I come to find out that any time you start a new MC you are supposed to get permission from the dominant club in your area mainly the 1%er’s. During your asking they can ask you about your colors, tell you yes or no on them, allow you to have or not to have a rocker, may tell you that you aren’t allowed to show state representation, or tell you all together NO.Now I am all for tradition and showing respect. The last thing I would want would be one of my fellow club members to be harassed or assaulted for his representing our club. So I have thought about this long and hard and thought that I wouldn’t have a problem presenting my club to the dominant club in the state. However there are a couple of things that make this difficult, 1st, there really isn’t a dominant club in Oregon. We have 6 OMG’s (Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs),FS (105 members), M (just moved in 12-15 members),GJ (40 members),BS (45 members), O (26 members), and V (15 members) (these numbers are from the Oregonian which did an article on OMG’s this past October). Yes the FS have the most members but from my understanding they are older guys who are laid back now. But even if they aren’t, how are you supposed to find one and arrange a sit down. 2nd in all the research that I have done many articles state that Oregon is neutral. 3rd We are not a 1% club so I would think that in today’s times that would easily be recognized by us not having a diamond on our patch or our vest, and if one were to ask we have nothing to hide and there for once told what we are about we would be no worry. 4th I have hard time with someone telling what I can and cannot do especially if it is against the law. 5th I don't understnad the big deal about showing state representation?This is my problem fellas. I know this is long but if I can get some feedback I sure would appreciate it. We have spent a lot of time putting this together and I would hate for it not to come to fruition because of another club.