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FRIENDSHIP DAY 2002
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RISING SONS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
THE PURPOSE OF THE RISING SONS MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF IWAKUNI IS FOR THE OWNERS OF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES TO BE AFFORDED A MEANS OF ASSOCIATING WITH OTHERS WITH A COMMON BOND: THAT BOND BEING THE MOTORCYCLES THEY RIDE. A BROTHERHOOD OF SORTS.
1. MEMEBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
(A prospective member will hereafter be referred to as a “PROSPECT”)
a. Own and operate (in Japan) a Harley Davidson motorcycle of any year or model.
b. Be sponsored by a current member and attend six (6) club meetings / functions. Exceptions to this will be military on duty as long as prospect calls his sponsor.
c. Be voted in by the majority of members present.
2. CLUB COLORS:
a. Will NEVER be worn in a manner that will bring discredit to the club.
b. Will be purchased by the prospect upon sponsorship. All but one portion will be worn by prospects. Upon being voted in by the majority, the prospect / new member will be authorized to wear all portions of the colors. Only rockers will be worn by prospects.
c. The colors will be the temporary property of the member until a majority vote authorizes the colors to become the permanent property of the member.
(1) REASONS FOR REVOKING THE CLUB COLORS:
(a) Any act which brings discredit to the club.
(b) Riding while visibly impaired.
(c) Any grossly unsafe act performed while riding.
(d) Missing one year of club functions / meetings (unless member is TAD, etc.). If dues are not up to date, a member shall be considered burdensome to the club.
(e) Failure to pay dues for three consecutive months without due cause (determined by all officers).
(f) Allowing the wearing of Club Colors by non-members except in the case of a wife or girlfriend needing the jacket for a little warmth.
(2) A special meeting by the club officers will be held, with the accused member and his accuser
(if that be the case) in attendance. At that time a determination will be made by the club membership on revoking the members Club Colors. If so voted, the members Club Colors will be returned to the Club President and a monetary refund will be given for the Club Colors only. Ejected members will be barred from all future club meetings and functions.
3. CLUB OFFICERS:
a. PRESIDENT: The Club President will preside over all monthly meetings and have the tie-breaking vote on all disciplinary proceedings.
b. VICE-PRESIDENT: The VP will assume the responsibilities and obligations during the Presidents absence.
c. SECRETARY: The Secretary will maintain the meetings minutes.
d. TRESURER: The Treasurer will be responsible for the clubs funds and give a financial statement at monthly meetings.
e. ROAD CAPTAIN / SAFETY OFFICER: The Road Captain / Safety Officer will organize and lead all club runs. And will insure that a safety brief is given at all meetings and prior to all runs.
f. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: The Public Relations Officer will be responsible for all advertisement and information released to the public.
a. Dues will be ¥500 per month, collectable at the first meeting of each month.
b. Initial membership fee is 8,000 Yen, which will include the members Club Colors.
c. Dues may be paid in advance if a member desires but no monetary refunds will be given to disbarred members with the exception of the cost of the returned Club Colors.
d. Club funds will be available on all sponsored runs for members with an emergency. Any funds borrowed will be repaid at the next scheduled club meeting.
e. Club funds will be used primarily for special club sponsored events and charities or as the membership majority sees fit.
f. All non-members attending club sponsored runs / parties will be required to pay their fair share.
g. In the event the club is disestablished, all funds still in the Treasury after the “DISBANNING PARTY” will be given to a needy charity voted on by the majority membership.
5. CLUB RUNS:
a. All club runs will be led by the designated Road Captain. Either the President of the VP will be last in formation.
b. The maximum speed on club runs will be that of the slowest rider.
c. A staggered formation will be mandatory on all open roads and a single file on all congested roadways.
d. First aid kits will be maintained by the Road Captain.
6. CLUB MEETINGS:
a. Club meetings will be held on the 1st Sunday of each month at a place to be determined. The time to meet will be 1100. Changes to club meeting locations will be determined at each meeting if needed and will be the Secretary’s responsibility to notify any members not in attendance.
b. Club runs will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Club runs will be determined at the club