The term "Good Standing" shall be defined as any person who has
fulfilled the requirements for membership in the Combat Veterans
Motorcycle Association, who is not currently under disciplinary review or
probationary status for disciplinary reasons, who has paid the necessary
dues and conformed to the requirements as set forth in these bylaws.
- a. Of good character.
- b. Who is a Veteran of a Foreign
- c. The ONLY Acceptable proof for
membership to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is a copy of
one's DD 214 or ERB which must be surrendered to the BOD
- d. Annual dues of $20 will be
assessed effective March 1, 2010 for all Full Members (Combat
Veterans) and $10 for Support Members (non-combat veterans). Dues for
CVMA members deployed in a war zone will be waived. Dues for all
members are payable by June 30th of each year. Dues for all new
members joining between January 1st and June 30th will be considered
as paid in full for the balance of the current dues year and the
following dues year. Dues for new members joining between July 1st and
December 31st will be for the current dues year only.
- e. Must own and operate a
Motorcycle of 500cc or above.
- f. Should a full member resign
they will be given a 5 day grace period to rescind their resignation
with no repercussions. After the 5 day grace period a member will have
to re-apply for membership as a new member and will require BOD
- g. Active members in good
standing with the CVMA who become infirm, disabled or otherwise unable
to ride their motorcycles will be able to keep their patch and be
retired as members in good standing with the CVMA. Members must submit
medical documentation and a minimum of one year as a member and/or BOD
approval is required.
- h. Life members, if for health
reasons can no longer ride can at their discretion, remain members in
good standing with full voting privileges and can keep their patch.
- i. Life membership requirements:
3 years active in the CVMA. Member must be in good standing for all
three years and minimum participation of one sanctioned CVMA event per
year is required. One of which must be a National meeting. Cost for
life membership is $150 and will be $200 effective March 1, 2010. If a
life member quits for any reason or the member is removed from the
CVMA rolls for any reason, no refunds will be made.
Section 2 (a)
- a. Must be of good character.
- b. All Auxiliary members must be
a spouse, widow or widower of a full member who is in good standing
with the CVMA
- c. Must support the efforts of
ALL branches of the United States of Americas Armed Forces and the
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
- d. Will have no vote in CVMA
- e. Cannot hold a position on the
- f. $10.00 annual dues will be
assessed by the CVMA Auxiliary Unit
Section 2 (b)
- a. Must be of good character.
- b. Must own and operate a
motorcycle of 500cc or greater.
- c. Maximum number of support
members will not exceed 10% of total CVMA full Combat membership.
- d. Support members must be a
veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
- e. Support members will read and
abide by all CVMA by-laws applicable to them. Sections excluded:
- a. Section 6 and subsection 2
- b. Section 3
- c. Elections
- d. Duties of Officers
- f. Support members are required
to submit their application with proof of military service through a
full member of the CVMA who has held a membership for not less than
one year. Support members are required to have either ridden a minimum
of 3,000 miles with their sponsor, attended three CVMA events or be
known by their sponsor for a minimum of 6 months. A full member
submitting an application for a support member should verify they meet
the above criteria. Only 1 support member can be vouched on per year
by an individual CVMA member. Support members will be at a 1 to 10
ratio, 1 support member to 10 full members based on state.
- g. Will have no vote in CVMA
- h. Cannot hold a position on the
- i. $10.00 annual dues will be
assessed and a CVMA Support ID will be issued.
- j. Support members in good
standing can wear a small CVMA Support Patch on the front of their
vest or jacket which will be supplied by their sponsor. Support
members can also wear the 10 inch support back patch which will be
supplied by their sponsor.
By applying for membership with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle
Association, you are giving the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and
its Board of Directors the right to verify any membership application and
DD 214 records.
Each member should attend a minimum of at least one (1) event hosted by
the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association per year. This can also be an
event in any member's state if prior approval is obtained by the state
representative from the governing body of the Combat Veterans Association.
All members MUST conduct themselves in a manner that is not an
embarrassment to themselves, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association,
or the United States of America.
All members must possess a valid motorcycle driverís license endorsed by
their state as well as proof of insurance for their motorcycle.
- a. In the event of misconduct by
any member, under the by-laws of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle
Association, the Board of Directors possesses the right to revoke that
member's membership. Misconduct is defined as failure to abide by the
by-laws of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and any
organization that the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association supports.
- b. Bringing dishonor upon the
Combat Veterans Association in action, word(s), or deeds. Always
remember WE ARE NOT, NOR DO WE CLAIM TO BE, A MOTORCYCLE CLUB!
WE DO NOT HAVE COLORS! We do not prospect. We do have