Brotherhood Of Old Bikers Motorcycle Clan

Strength In Unity    Unity Through Brotherhood

BOOBs Principles


  1. Fun!
  2. Respect to all riders in the wind!
  3. Promote Brotherhood, Sisterhood, & Camaraderie!
  4. True Belief In Old School Traditions & 21st Century Biker Values Including Family!
  5. Promote Diversity In Bikes & Members!
  6. Support The Biker Community!
  7. Promote Goodwill By Serving Our Communities!
  8. Promote Safety By Example!
  9. Share Our Love For Being In The Wind!
  10. Strive Toward A Better Biker Image!


Membership Agreement Requirements: 


YOU SHOULD BE AT LEAST 40 YRS OF AGE BE REALLY FRIKIN OLD!  OR YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD AND 2nd GENERATION OLD SCHOOL! BECAUSE,


If you have lived this long, one can only hope that you know the meaning of the word Brotherhood.  It really does mean something in the biker subculture. Many groups require that each member MUST ride a motorcycle. In the spirit of Brotherhood, we are offering alternative options. We do require that all of our members have ridden at some time. Many of our members cannot ride anymore due to disabilities.  Many have lost their scooters and are rebuilding. That is where the Brotherhood  & camaraderie come in.  We were originally formed as a social organization to promote fun in the biker lifestyle. We hope you ALWAYS  keep in mind that you will be wearing a patch that represents our organization.  RESPECT is what is expected. If you have been around long enough, you know that respect does not stop at members of the Brotherhood. Keeping this in mind will go a long way in promoting good will toward all organizations. What we want is maximum fun at any and all events.  As Members of the Brotherhood, you would conduct yourselves as such.     

Q & A


Q. What do our colors stand for? 
A. The blue is for the varicose veins we get, and the silver is for the color our hair turns.   The scooter represents Old School, the old timer on the scoot represents each one of us that wears the patch proudly, and the Betty about to show herself represents the BOOBs that we Love so much!!!

Q. What is our agenda? 
A. Riding is always the main topic for our agenda.  Whatever happens after that is just a bonus.  However, besides the usual bikes, babes, buds, booze and some kick ass Rock & Roll, (with some Blues thrown in) we are interested in raising money for good causes. Especially when we are having a good time doing it.  

Q. What may be the most important requirement to join the Brotherhood?
A. Most important is that you know what Brotherhood is. For example, if I have to tell you about pulling over to help a biker in need, then you haven't got a clue. BUT, if you are an old school biker, you have lived through enough crashes, lost stashes, 5150 old ladies, and put enough miles behind you with friends old and new to know what what the true meaning of the word Brotherhood is. The rest should just fall into place. You will need to read the membership contract and agree to ALL terms as a requirement for membership.   

As a member in good standing you are entitled to the following: 

1. Prestige of being in an organization that is quickly becoming a household name. 
2. A personal e-mail address set up for you exclusively by the Brotherhood. 
3. Advanced notice for promotions and events. Also, members discounts will be given on special BOOBs items and possibly events as they occur. These notifications are only authorized to be distributed by the National Headquarters in Sonoma County. 
4. A bi-annual newsletter containing updates, BOOBs news, your rights etc... 
5. You will also receive our membership card that will indentify you as an official Brotherhood Of Old Bikers member.

BYLAWS FOR THE: 
BROTHERHOOD OF OLD BIKERS 
First Draft approved by Founding Members December, 2007 These Bylaws can be changed after a determination vote by original founding Members of the Mother Chapter ONLY! 

First of all we would like to Thank ALL ladies for whom without, we would not have BOOBs!

About Us

History


This organization was officially formed, or set in motion by the untimely death of our friend Nick "The Stud Duck With the Fuzzy Nuts" on July 24th, 2006.  We had been talking about doing something like this for a couple of years.  It wasn't until Nicks passing that we got off of our lazy asses and did something about it.   We hope that the success of this organization will be a constant living memorial to Nick and all the others that have passed.   

There is one thing that we all seem to agree on.   We Love BOOBs!  Big or small we love them all.  They might not be one in the four food groups, but they are one of the things bikers like most.  You know, bikes, BOOBs, booze,  buds and most of all, Brotherhood.  Most of us still ride.  Some of us can't ride due to disabilities.  We all still share the same love for being in the wind, beautiful women, and the occasional kick ass party.  So, after long hours of painstaking thought, (which gave most of us a headache from all of that thinking) we decided to call ourselves the Brotherhood Of Old Bikers (or BOOBs).   As many of us are disabled, and can no longer ride, we thought that in the spirit of Brotherhood we would offer a membership especially for our disabled Brothers.  In this respect we can all gather socially in biker surroundings and atmosphere.   Brothers & Sisters can be part of an organization and still participate without riding.  We invite you to check out the Brotherhood for yourself, and join in our celebration.

Brotherhood Of Old Bikers Bylaws



ARTICLE1. NAME AND ORGANIZATION
ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE
ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE 4. DUES
ARTICLE 5. MEETINGS
ARTICLE 6. CLUB OFFICERS
ARTICLE 7. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE 8. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE 9. APPOINTMENTS AND COMMITTEES
ARTICLE 10. AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE 11. CONDUCT AND GEAR
ARTICLE 12. NON-MEMBER GUESTS 
ARTICLE 13. MOTHER CHAPTER RESPONSIBILITIES 


ARTICLE 1. NAME AND ORGANIZATION

This organization shall be known as the "Brotherhood Of Old Bikers." This may be abbreviated as "the Brotherhood or BOOBs".  In the case of reference to the original designation it may be extended to "The Brotherhood Of Old Bikers Motorcycle Clan” with no reference to MC.(Amended on 11/21/2008)


ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE

The purpose of the BOOBs  is to Have Fun!!! In and about this task we intend to promote goodwill between the biker sub-culture and our community at large.  Among other things we intend to educate and enlighten all to the needs of non profit organizations such as the American Diabetes Association.  It is our hope to through skill and educated motorcycling, to broaden motorcycle awareness, serve as an advocate for motorcyclists on issues related to Biker rights, community issues, and share camaraderie with other motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the biker community. Promote advocacy and education concerning our rights as US citizens, and as bikers. 

ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIPSection 3.1 


Criteria: Membership is open to ALL applicants who are at least 40 OR 18  YRS OF AGE and second generation bikers who are dedicated to the Old School ways and attitude toward motorcycles and or motorcycling. Prospective members may choose between becoming full members, (they must wear the club colors) support members (wearing the small patch in appropriate, location) or associate members.  Motorcycle ownership is helpful but not required.  We offer unique memberships in as much as we encourage non riding disabled bikers that cannot ride due to accidents etc…  This encourages brotherhood and camaraderie.  Clarified on 3/29/2012


The memberships are as follows:

  1. Full Member-Representation of club by wearing full back patch and recommended participation in club events and meetings.  (Must be Full members or Lifetime Disabled members in good standing to be elected as an officer.)
  2. Full Member Lifetime Disabled-Representation of club by wearing full back patch and recommended participation in club events and meetings.
  3. Support Member-Representation of club by wearing  small patch and recommended participation in club events and meetings
  4. Associate Member-Representation of club through advocacy and goodwill.
  5. AS A MEMBER OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF OLD BIKERS, IT SHOULD BE FULLY AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BROTHERHOOD (Founders) OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE IMAGE USED AS THEIR LOGO.  FOR THIS REASON, SHOULD I BE REMOVED FROM THE BOOBs MOTORCYCLE CLAN FOR ANY REASON, I WILL VOLUNTARILY GIVE ANY ITEM, ESPECIALLY PATCHES, BEARING SAID IMAGE IMMEDIATELY BACK TO THE CLAN AS PERMISSION TO BEAR, WEAR OR OWN HAS BEEN RESCINDED.  (Amended on 8/14/2010)



Section 3.2

Membership Selection: Membership is open to those who:

(a) Meet the membership criteria.
(b) Agree with the club purpose and club bylaws.
(c) Be in good standing in terms of conduct. 
(d) Pay dues and agree to abide by club bylaws.
(e) Express true desire to be a participating member of  BOOBs.


Section 3.3


Rights: Each member shall have voting rights and full privileges. 

Section 3.4


Any member may be removed for cause by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present at a business meeting following a discussion of the cause. This removal must be precipitated by conduct unbecoming a member of the BOOBs  and an obvious violation of the club bylaws.  The vote must be announced to the membership no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to the meeting and must include the date, time and location of both the cause and meeting. Removed members are not entitled to a dues refund.


ARTICLE 4. DUES

Section 4.1


Cost: Annual Dues: $25.00.Annual renewal cost: $25.00.  These renewal fees are to be paid no late than 30days after the anniversary of the membership. Chapters have the option of charging fees for chapter membership.

Section 4.2


Term length of membership is as follows:
These renewal fees are to be paid no late than 30days after the anniversary of the membership and each year thereafter unless that member is a Disabled member. Failure to pay these dues will cause member to lose good standing unless other arrangements have been previously made.  If for any reason a member falls from good standing, they will have their membership temporarily suspended. However, a member can always return to good standing simply paying dues within 30 days of temporary suspension (60days).  Failure to pay dues within this time frame will be cause to have membership revoked.  Former members must re-apply as if they were new members. 


Section 4.3

Membership dues shall neither be pro-rated nor refunded unless approved by unanimous vote the presiding officers. 

Section 4.4


In the event of dissolution of satellite chapters of the BOOBs MC, all funds in the treasury shall be used to pay any existing bills etc… before dispersion to appropriate Non Profit organizations as designated by the National Headquarters donated as selected by the Original Founder Members and a majority representation vote of those members.

ARTICLE 5. MEETINGSSection 5.1


At least one business meeting will be held each month. Additional business meetings may be called by the President or by a majority request of the Execute Board to accommodate specific club circumstances. 

Section 5.2


Social and general membership meetings will be held once a month for the purpose of fraternization and to promote club interest.  The day, time, and location for these meetings will be determined by the presiding officers of each satellite chapter.  

Section 5.3


Exact dates, times and meeting places will be announced to the general membership and may be listed on the website of the individual chapters. 

Section 5.4


Meetings of the Executive Board shall be called at the discretion of the President. All club officers shall be given timely notice of such meetings. 

Section 5.5


Any three members of the Board can require the President to specify a quorum for decisions in a timely manner.

ARTICLE 6. CLUB OFFICERS

Section 6.1


The BOOBs shall be administered by the following officers who shall collectively function as the Executive Board: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sargent at Arms. As necessity arises, a Road Captain shall be appointed.  Subsequent appointments of Road Captains will be determined by size of pack or event.  These are temporary appointments for the ride or event only.  The appointments will be determined by the presiding officers.  As the relative size of each new chapter unfolds, the position of Photographer and Webmaster should be added to accommodate the needs of these positions.
(Amended  1/14/08) 

Section 6.2


Event Officers can be non-Executive Board officers with exception of the Sargent at Arm who is responsible for enforcing Rules of Conduct as set forth in the club bylaws. There are three types of Event Officers:

(a) Road Captain: organizes and leads the club during a riding event.
(b) Event Coordinator: organizes and leads an event not centered on riding.
(c) Sargent at Arms:  co-ordinates with both the Road Captain and Event Coordinator to facilitate security and necessary traffic direction.

Section 6.3 Qualifications:

(a) All officers must be members as described in Article 3 referring to Full Members or Lifetime Disabled Members in good standing, in section 3.1 of these Bylaws.
(b) Executive Board members may be non office holding members. Should be licensed motorcycle owners and operators.
(c) Road Captains must have taken part in a group riding program that covers the planning, procedures, signals and other relevant factors for a group riding activity.  All Road Captains must be licensed motorcycle owners and operators.
(d) Event Coordinators must be capable of seeing the given event through completion and should be licensed motorcycle owners and operators.

Section 6.3


Officers shall be eligible for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during the administration of club business by submitting a request with receipts at a business meeting. Approval is by a majority vote of members present. These expenses are to be listed separately on an end-of-semester report by the Treasurer.

Section 6.4

As the club expands, and we begin to have more than one chapter in each state. The original chapter will be designated as State Representatives for that state in particular.  Any problems that occur, or questions may arise should be addressed by folks at the state level.  If the situation warrants further discussion, State will contact National for further instructions or information.  State will report to National as these instances occur. Amended 1/17/10


ARTICLE 7. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 7.1


Duties of the President:
(a) Preside over club meetings, functions and activities not being led by an Event Officer. In the event that there is a discrepancy, whatever is best for the BOOBs will prevail.
(b) See to the enforcement of the objectives and purpose of this organization.
(c) Coordinate, direct, and manage the business functions and activities of the club as required to ensure continuity and success of club and the club objectives.
(d) The President shall inform the Vice President when the President is unable to preside over any club meeting, function or activity.

Section 7.2


Duties of the Vice President: 
(a) To perform the duties of the President in case of absence or inability of the latter.
(b) Serve as the Activities Coordinator in scheduling, planning, and ensuring proper arrangements are made for all club-sponsored activities and events.
(c) As necessary performs other duties which may be assigned by the President.

Section 7.3


Duties of the Treasurer:
(a) Maintain an up-to-date membership list available up request by any member of the Executive Board.
(b) Coordinate reimbursement expenditures through the Executive Board .
(c) Receive, record, and report all monies or property donated to, paid to, or owned by the club.
(d) Keep an account of all receipts and disbursements so that a statement of the financial condition of the club is available upon request by the officers or general membership.
(e) Prepare an end-of-year and quarterly report for the Board of Directors to be shared at the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting.

Section 7.4


Duties of the Secretary:
 a) Keep up to date notes for all meetings. Generate newsletter and keep Webmaster informed of necessary updates for website. Generate all correspondence for business and membership.


Section 7.5


Duties of the Webmaster:
(a) Maintain club website in coordination with the Mother Chapter.
(b) Collect new material and information as needed to keep the website current.

ARTICLE 8. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 8.1


Nominations and applications for Executive Officers shall be made at the first business meeting one month ahead of election.  Nominations and applications may also be made by contacting the club Treasurer in writing. 


Section 8.2


All officers must be members in good standing. 

Section 8.3


Candidates for the Executive Board positions must be current members. Those receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for that Term and hold office until the election of a replacement or incumbent. Terms will be for one year only.  These positions can only be held for two terms. 

Section 8.4


Vacancies in any office shall be filled by a club member in good standing appointed by a consensus of the Executive Board, and shall serve until the next regular election of officers. 

Section 8.5


Any officer may be removed from office for cause by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present at a business meeting following a discussion of the cause. The vote must be announced to the membership no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to the meeting and must include the date, time and location of both the cause and meeting.

ARTICLE 9. APPOINTMENTS AND COMMITTEES

Section 9.1


Appointments and Committees are positions in the club that are of a voluntary nature. 

Section 9.2


These positions are appointed by the Executive Board and may change at the discretion of the appointee or the Board.

ARTICLE 10. AMENDMENTS

Section 10.1


Notification of proposed changes to the Bylaws of the club will be made through the e-mail at least two weeks prior to a meeting at which changes in the Bylaws are to be considered. 

Section 10.2


Bylaws may be changed by a simple majority vote of the founding members (in the MOTHER CHAPTER ONLY) present at a regularly scheduled club business meeting and of members absent from the meeting who wish to vote by e-mail to the President. All e-mail absentee ballots must be received no less than one (1) day before the meeting in which the proposed Bylaw change is to be voted on by the membership. The President shall include e-mail ballots after tallying the votes of those present and summarize the results for the record at the same meeting. 

Section 10.3


Bylaw changes will take affect upon determination of the final result of the vote. 

Section 10.4


Amendments or changes to the bylaws shall note the date of change after the respective bylaw, e.g. "[1 Dec 07]".

ARTICLE 11. CONDUCT AND GEAR

Section 11.1


Any member of the club may be dismissed from a club meeting or club activity as a result of inappropriate behavior. The member shall be warned concerning such inappropriate conduct by an Officer, Executive Board member or Event Coordinator. The following shall be the basis for, but not limited to, inappropriate behavior and disciplinary measures:

(a) Wild, unsafe riding habits, especially any activity which jeopardizes the safety of other persons.
(b) Obnoxious behavior that is detrimental to the image of the club.
(c) Consumption of alcohol or any other potentially impairing substance by a vehicle operator prior to or during any riding event.

Section 11.2


Ratification of Executive Board recommendations for disciplinary action will be ratified by a two-thirds majority vote of the club members in attendance at a regularly scheduled business meeting. 

Section 11.3


All members and guests participating in any riding activity:

(a) Shall wear a helmet compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (FMVSS 218), commonly known as the DOT helmet standard.  If indeed and in fact the state in which your satellite chapter resides has no helmet law, the Brotherhood Of Old Bikers does not require its members to wear one.  (Amended 1/14/08)
(b) Shall wear eye protection such as goggles or a face shield that meets the shatter or impact standards in your state according to the Department of Transportation..
(c) Are recommended to also wear long pants, over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket and full-fingered gloves.
(d) Shall be licensed, tagged/registered and insured for the vehicle that they are operating.
(e) Shall keep their motorcycle in proper operating condition including but not limited to vehicle equipment and operation requirements set forth in the Statutes, in the state in which your chapter is located.
(f) Proof of license, registration, insurance can requested and an inspection of condition and or equipment to be done by any club officer or road captain who may deny participation for failure to meet these standards in the interest of group's safety (6.2, 11.1).

ARTICLE 12. NON-MEMBER GUESTS

Section 12.1


Non-member motorcycle owners are welcome at general meetings, rides, and social gatherings of the club so long as they are invited guests and accompanied by a “regular” member.  Each regular member may invite one (1) non-member guest to a club event. 

Section 12.2


Guests must agree to abide by club rules and standards of conduct. Sponsors are held responsible for the conduct of their guest.

ARTICLE 13.  MOTHER CHAPTER RESPONSIBILITIES

Section 13.1


In accordance with these Bylaws the Mother Chapter ONLY shall be responsible for the following: 

(a)    Post the Bylaws for public view on the Brotherhood Website.
(b)   Approve and authorize the formation of new Brotherhood Of Old Bikers Chapters.   New potential Chapters must complete an application process.  There must be a least 5 members representing the proposed elected officers.  These officers must have been elected in accordance with the Bylaws set forth by the Brotherhood.  There is no application fee, however, there is a $100.00 Chapter fee.  In this case, the fee will be applicable after the first year of operation.  Each new chapter is responsible for its own bills and cost of operation.  Refer to Section 4.4 for dissolution of satellite chapters. All information must be included and correct.  Applications can be received by request.  These can be received by e-mail or by USPS.  In either case, a completed hard copy with all pertinent signatures must be sent back to the Mother Chapter. (Amended 1/14/08)
(c)    Make official announcements concerning new Chapters to ALL other BOOBs Chapters.
(d)   Procure and distribute ALL clothing items that display our logo, or the name of our organization when fashioned in such a way as to resemble the Brotherhood Colors, to ALL Chapters and Nomad Members.
(e)    Procure and distribute ALL patches bearing the BOOBs MC Colors to ALL Chapters and Nomad Members.   As to  the wearing of  the Colors, they shall be worn to all BOOBs functions.   Never shall they be worn IN a vehicle. If BOOBs business is involved and motorcycles cannot be ridden, Colors will be removed before transport, and put back on before business is conducted.(Amended1/29/08)
(f)     Provide certificates of Acceptance recognizing each new Brotherhood Chapter.
(g)    Revoke or suspend ANY BOOBs Chapter that does not maintain the integrity of the Bylaws.
(h)    Maintain a roster of all chapters Officers, Board of Directors, and BOOBs members. 
(i)      Maintain a Mother Chapter Website that will provide information concerning club news, updates, membership, History, memorials, and links etc… for the entire BOOBs  organization.

Brotherhood Of Old Bikers Bylaws.  
First approved in December 2007.

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PMB 130
52 Mission Circle #124
Santa Rosa CA, 95409
E-mail   al@brotherhoodofoldbikers.com
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(707) 681-8083 BETWEEN 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST.  Monday thru Friday  

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  • BTO_takin care of business4:53

We started out as a group of family and friends that ride.  We try to maintain a blend of Old School tradition and 21st century biker attitude.  Keep in mind that it isn't so much about the party anymore.  Oh don't get me wrong, the party is still important!   It is!  BUT, maturity brings thoughts of other things.  Such as finding my glasses, or trying to remember what it was I came into this room for.  Maybe you can relate.  Well, in keeping with unwavering tradition, there are certain things that have and will remain unchanged.  Such as having fun and raising Hell!  We are also involved in trying to raise money for research groups and charitable organizations. 


This keeps us balanced and organized.  We suggest that you check out the rest of the website.  If you like what you see and learn, you might even be interested in joining us.  We do not discriminate against anyone because of what you ride.  Although We love Harley's, we don't care what You ride.  In the wind, is in the wind!