how to organize a chapter

azbill

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are there any suggestions on organizing chapters for rides n bbq's n stuff like that
people could make suggestions and we could put the best ones into a sticky for the lets ride forum

just a thought
 


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locoWelder

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give me till late tomarow and I'll have the whole thing made up for you to look at and then we can put it to the members for a vote....Dave
 
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azvinnie

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azrider - Chapter, sounds good to me, whata you guys think?
 
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locoWelder

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FRIST WE NEED AN "ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ".

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL .

PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
ELECTED TRUSTEES
LIFETIME AND HONORARY TRUSTEES

CHAPTER EXECUTIVE BOARD

PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
ROAD CAPTAIN
ELECTED TRUSTEES
LIFETIME AND HONORARY TRUSTEES


CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE I-NAME
The name of this organization shall be " THE MOTORED BIKE RIDERS CLUB INTERNATIONAL ." Also known as " MBRCI".

ARTICLE II-PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this organization shall be to bring together riders whose common interest is motoredbicycle riding, promoting good fellowship, encouraging membership in the fraternity, and aiding and assisting its members. This organization is a not for profit club and is tax exempt.

ARTICLE III-MEMBERSHIP
For membership of this organization you must be a in good standing with the MotoredBikes.com . ** Hereafter referred to as Active member.

ARTICLE IV-OFFICERS
The elected Officers of the MBRCI. shall be, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected for two one year terms. ( Odd Years. ) The Officers must be elected by a majority vote and must have served as an elected Officer of a subordinate Chapter. Members-at-Large may serve as an elected Officer of MBRCI, if they have attended at least two Annual Meetings and served two one year terms on a standing or created committee of the MBRCI.

ARTICLE V-LIFETIME TRUSTEES
Tom and Augidog shall be Lifetime Trustees of the MBRCI. They shall hold these positions until they die, resign or decide to run as an elected Officer of the MBRCI. Once vacated, these position shall not be filled.


ARTICLE V .01-HONORARY TRUSTEE
The Honorary Trustee position will automatically be filled by the outgoing President at the Annual Meeting. The position shall remain vacant if the out going President is elected to an office or is no longer an Active Member. The Honorary Trustee shall assist the President and elected Officers in the discharged of their duties. He/she shall hold the office for two one year terms and have one vote at all MBRCI. meetings.

ARTICLE VI-EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board shall consist of the elected Officers and all Trustees of the MBRCI. with the President serving as the Chairman. Three Officers present at an Executive Board meeting shall constitute a quorum. Any Active Member of the MBRCI may attend any open meetings called by the Executive Board. They alone shall have the authority to approve Committee additions, guide lines and changes.

ARTICLE VII-VOTING MEMBERS
The voting members of the MBRCI shall be all Active members And Executive Board Officers present at the Annual Meeting. Only Executive Board members shall vote at an Executive Board meeting, however Active members may express their opinions when recognized by the presiding Officer.

ARTICLE VIII-AMENDMENTS
The Constitution shall not be altered, amended or repealed until the proposed addition, alteration, amendment or nullification be; (a) sponsored by not less then than three members of the MBRCI or the By-Laws Committee, (b) reduced to writing and filed with the MBRCI Secretary ninety days (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting; (c) entered upon the agenda of the Executive Board for approval; (d) presented to the membership, and if approved by a unanimous vote, will immediately be adopted. (e) If not a unanimous vote, it will be held over to the next succeeding Annual Meeting, and if approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members present and voting, it shall be adopted. Each Chapter shall receive one updated copy of the Constitution prior to the next Annual Meeting.

BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I-ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting will be held during the month of ?. The date and place will be set by the Executive Board no later than the first of that year. Nominations, Elections and Installations of Officers ,if appropriate shall take place. All final reports will be given by the Officers and Committee Chairman. Three members of the Executive Board and four subordinate Chapter Representatives shall constitute a quorum at the Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE II-ORDER OF BUSINESS
The order of business at all Annual Meetings shall be as follows, but not limited to;

Call to order. Welcome.
Roll call of Executive Board Officers and Chapters.
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the Country.
Reading and Approval of Minutes of the Previous Meeting.
Report of the Treasurer.
Reading of Correspondence and Action Thereon.
Report of Officers.
Report of Committees.
Old or Unfinished Business.
New Business.
Election of Officers as Needed.
Awards.
Announcements.
Adjournments.
Installation of Officers. ( Can be done at a separate time. )

ARTICLE III-DECORUM
Except as otherwise provided in these By-Laws, all questions of order in the conduct of all meetings shall be decided in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

ARTICLE IV-EXPULSION
Any violation of the Constitution, By-Laws or Resolutions or any misconduct by a Chapter or an Active Member that bring discreditable behavior upon its Chapter, the MBRCI in general, would be subject to disciplinary action by the MBRCI Grievance Committee, which could be expulsion, temporary suspension or probation of any Active Member or an entire Chapter.

ARTICLE V-DUTIES OF OFFICERS
President.
The President shall preside at all meetings of this organization . He shall appoint committees and non elected Officers. He shall at all times enforce a due consideration and observance of the Constitution, By-Laws and Resolutions and shall preserve order and harmony within the MBRCI.

Vice President.
The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President and discharge such duties of the President in case of his disability or vacancy of his office. he shall assist the host Chapter in coordinating the Annual Conference and report back to the Executive Board.

Secretary.
The Secretary shall attend all meetings, keep a record of all proceedings, attend to all correspondence, keep the membership informed of all organizational activities and functions and inform all members of By-Laws amendments. At the expiration of his term. He shall transfer all books, papers, monies and other organizational property to his successor in office.

Treasurer.
The Treasurer shall attend all meetings, receive all monies from the Secretary keeping a record of the same and pay all bills when approved by the Executive Board. At the Expiration of his term, he shall transfer all books, papers, monies and other organizational property to his successor in office.

Executive Board.
The Executive Board shall exercise a general supervision over the interest and affairs of the Organization, shall prepare an annual budget, shall procure and prepare suitable quarters for Executive Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting, supervise all organizational activities, property and equipment and meet when deemed necessary.

Trustees.
The Trustees will oversee the operations and functions of the Organization, in accordance with the Constitution, By-Laws and Resolutions. The Trustees shall meet and assist the Executive Board when Executive Board Meetings are called.

ARTICLE VIII-STANDING AND OTHER COMMITTEES
The following Standing Committees will be appointed by the President;

By-Laws Committee.
Safety Committee.
Audit and Finance Committee.
Nomination Committee.
Conference Committee.
Grievance Committee.
Membership Committee.
Web Page Committee
Other Committees may be appointed by the President when deemed necessary.

ARTICLE IX-AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws shall not be altered, amended or appealed until the proposed additions, alterations, amendments or nullifications be;

sponsored by not less then three members of the MBRCI or the By-Laws Committee.
reduced to writing and filed with the MBRCI Secretary ninety ( 90 ) days prior to the Annual Meeting;
entered upon the agenda of the Executive Board for approval;
presented to the membership and if approved by unanimous vote, it would be immediately be adopted;
if not a unanimous vote, it would be held over to the next succeeding Annual Meeting and if approved by two thirds ( 2/3 ) of the voting members present and voting, it shall be adopted.
Each Chapter shall receive one updated copy of the By-Laws prior to the next Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE X-LOGO
The Club logo shall be put to a vote by Tom and Augidog.


This is as far as I can go without any input by all others :(
 
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gone_fishin

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that's a good place to start, loco, thanks very much.

now, let's please take this slow...let people mull it over, correct, edit, amend, fold, spindle & mutilate.

as we progress, we may have to vote on things detail by detail.

where did you get that core set of guidelines from?
 

iRide Customs

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I second the motion...oh wait...am I out of order? Just kidding.

We just kind of formed our own chapter of the Freak Bike Militia. I belong to Twisted Spokes Freak Bike Militia Pacific Northwest Chapter.

Maybe we should do the same kind of thing here.

Dan
 
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azvinnie

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loco, are you crazy,yup. we just wanna get together and ride, don't need a pres or vice pres. we just wanna call everyone from the az group and pick a place to ride. :cool:
 
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gone_fishin

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good, vinnie, lets' discuss that.

i agree that too tight an organization can get in the way...BUT if we maintain the same attitude as we do on the forum, the officer's will be more of a token-thing anyway.

not everyone wants to be involved in the official organisation of MBc...no problem at all, simply let the ones who want to take the time handle it & enjoy the benefits.

that's my .02

anyone else?
 
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