By-laws are your club’s rules for operation. They establish the formal process by which club activities are handled.

Sample By-Laws

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

Old business

New business

Number 2

Standing committees shall be the Facilities Committee, Marketing Committee, Activities Committee, each made up of three members.

The Facilities Committee shall have supervision of the clubhouse or property, if applicable, and be responsible for the maintenance of order and the upkeep of the facilities.

The Marketing Committee shall be responsible for promotion of club events made available to the public and drafting up ways to recruit new club members.

The Activities Committee, with the road captain and/or referee acting as chairman, shall have general charge of all sanctioned events and club social functions.

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 ___ months. Afterward, he/she becomes a member entitled to all privileges of the club.

Number 5

The club dues shall be $___ per month and the initiation fee $___. The dues for each current month shall be paid no 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.