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 here to deliver support and enhance the local spirit that already makes the Westchase area a great place to live!
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."