The mission of Ye Westchase Krewe of Freebooters is to provide a social, leadership and charitable platform for the benefit of the community that we call home. We are committed to enhancing the level of local support and spirit that already make Westchase great - and we plan to have a great time doing it!
In the 16th century, when piracy on the high seas was rife in many parts of the world, one of the terms that arose to denote a pirate was the Dutch word vrijbuiter. It comes from
vrijbuit ("plunder") and -er ("-er," a suffix indicating one engaged in the action). Therefore, a vrijbuiter was a "plunderer."