Founders ClubFounders Club was created in 2009 to recognize the individuals who started the Rat City Rollergirls. Through their dedication and hard work, we moved from skating in a small rink in White Center, to selling out the KeyArena in a little over 6 years. The RCRD Founders embody Rat City Roller Derby’s history and formation – forged by time, strength and wisdom. The RCRD Founders stand as a base to share and pass down knowledge. Having walked down the intricate paths of being active skaters and coming out the other side willing to impart our wisdom and foster goodwill to skaters still on the track.
The Founders logo represents this goodwill with symbolism inspired by the heraldry of Alumni Military and University organizations. The laurel leaves and olive branches symbolize peace and maturity due to the unusually long time the olive takes to grow its fruit.
The vision of the Founders and Founder’s Club is to be a starting point to chronicle growing RCRD history. The Founders comprise the core group who built the league in White Center at Southgate Skating Rink in 2004. The Founder’s Club is the group embraced by the Founders for exemplary service to the league through working above and beyond the standards imposed on an active skater. Each wave of individuals who serve to this level is recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. The league wouldn’t be what it is today without the efforts of each year skaters’ blood, sweat and tears – from that first group of Founders in the beginning to the league members involved this current day.
At some time in every skater’s career, they will face the tough decision of hanging up their skates. The Founder’s Club takes these Alumni under our wings and celebrates their contribution. Each year a new wave of Founder’s Club Alumni will create a growing base of knowledge for the future of RCRD.
Skaters create heavy bonds during their time committed to derby. The Founders and Founder’s Club is our way of continuing to honor that bond.
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Original founding league members, including active, alumni, and retired members:
Betty Ford Galaxy
Dirty Little Secret
Jowanna Ass Kickin’
Mae C. Stars
Rettig to Rumble
Robin Yo Life
Members who have put in 1,000+ hours of participation since their start date, including active, alumni, and retired members:
Blaze of Lori
Jill Nye the Science Guy
Jo Jo Stiletto
Sugar N. CreamHer
Support team members who have put in 1,000+ hours of participation since their start date, including active and inactive support members:
Barry M Later
Beelzebub and Spike
David Axlehoff/General Anesthesia