Suggested Areas to be Covered in the Club By-Laws

Club by-laws allow the organization to regulate its members. You may use and alter the following sample to fit your club's desires.

Number 1

Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the parliamentary proceedings of this club unless otherwise provided by these by-laws. The order of business shall be:

Roll call

Reading of minutes of previous meeting

Report of officers

Unfinished business

New business

Number 2

Standing committees shall be the House Committee and the Activities Committee, each made up of three members.

The House Committee shall have supervision of the clubhouse, if one exists, and be responsible for the maintenance of order and the upkeep of club furniture and fixtures.

The Activities Committee, with the road captain and/or meet coordinator acting as chairman, shall have general charge of all tours, runs, competitive meets and club social functions, subject to such orders as the club may give.

Other committees may be appointed as necessary by the president.

Number 3

All bills must be reviewed and approved by the executive board before they are paid. All checks should be signed by both the treasurer and an additional officer.

Number 4

Applications for membership must be recommended by two active members of the club in good standing. On payment of dues, the applicant will be placed on probation for one month. Afterward, he/she becomes a member entitled to all privileges of the club.

Number 5

The club dues shall be $___ a month and the initiation fee $___. The dues for each current month shall be paid not later that the 15th. Any member two months or more behind in dues shall be considered not in good standing and shall not be entitled to vote at club meetings.

Number 6

Any member more than six months behind in dues may be expelled from the club by a two-thirds vote of those present at any meeting.

Number 7

A member may be expelled for conduct unbecoming a member of the club, but charges must first be made in writing and the accused member given a hearing before the executive board. The executive board shall take evidence and report its findings to the club with the recommendation that the charges be considered proven and the accused member be expelled, or the charges be considered not proven and the accused remain a member of the club. The club shall then vote whether the recommendation of the executive board shall be adopted. It shall require a two-thirds vote of the active members present and entitled to vote to veto the recommendation of the executive board.

Number 8

All active members of the club shall be members of the American Motorcyclist Association.

Number 9

Only active members may hold office.