ARTICLE I NAME
Section 1: This organization shall be known as EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17. Section 2: Unauthorized use or abuse of the name or logo shall be grounds for dismissal and/or termination of any individual’s membership or the affiliation of a Chapter and may be subject to legal action.
ARTICLE II CHARACTER
Section 1: The EMS Angels MC is a humanist association that does not distinguish between race, color, nationality, ethnic origins, religion, gender, age, social class, motorcycle brands, etc. EMS Angels MC members share a passion for motorcycles that unite us in a brotherhood.
Section 2: The EMS Angels MC Motorcycle Assoc. is a Not for Profit, apolitical association and shall not take active participation in political campaigns, have no affiliation with any political parties or any activities that may cause a negative effect on the reputation of the Association.
Section 1: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 was created to organize recreational activities for its members such as tours, picnics, campouts and a host of other social activities that benefit the members.
Section 2: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 may provide safety education for the membership and the public at large through classes, instruction at EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 meetings, videos, workshops, etc. that promote the safe and legal use of motorcycles and is in accordance with EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 SAFETY FIRST practices.
Section 3: EMS Angels MC International will act as the official International governing body over all Chapters. Section 4: Although EMS Angels MC is not a charity and our mission is motorcycling, as an integral part of our respective communities Chapters EMS Angels MC are expected to organize some charitable events on behalf of those less fortunate. This can be achieved through toy drives, food drives, blood drives, fund drives and a host of other activities.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership is open to all individuals who enjoy owning and/or riding motorcycles and share a passion for motorcycles that unite us in a brotherhood.
Section 2: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members cannot be members of any other motorcycle club.
Section 3: A member who is delinquent or has been suspended from a Chapter cannot be allowed to transfer to another Chapter until such delinquency or suspension has been lifted by their original Chapter.
ARTICLE IV QUALIFICATIONS
Section 1: Any person desiring membership to the EMS Angels MC shall make application upon EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17. The date on your application is the official start date of your EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership.
Section 2: Applicants will be assigned an EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Sponsor unless one has already been identified and all EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Members will serve as Mentors to Applicants approved for Membership.
Section 3: All Driving Members must have a current motorcycle license, current motorcycle registration, and proof of insurance.
Section 4: You agree to attend at least one monthly meeting quarterly, take active participation in EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 sponsored and/or co-sponsored events and take active participation in 75% of EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Club rides and/or EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 voted Club participation events and/or rides.
Section 5: Once application approved by the EMS Angles MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17, the prospect may wear vest with the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 top and bottom rocker on the back for a period of at least three months or more based on the EMS Angels Gulfcoast Chapter 17 evaluation.
Section 6: In the event of membership termination or resignation, the member agrees to return all colors [patches worn on back of vest and the front patches (EMS Angels MC badge, EAFFEA patch, Officer Title patch/patches)] to EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 and accepts the fact that there will be NO REFUNDS for EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership dues and/or patch expenses.
ARTICLE V HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Honorary membership may be extended to select individuals, such as Public Officials, Law Enforcement Officials, and Presidents of organizations etc, who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17. The Chapter President shall notify the National Committee to receive approval to extend an Honorary membership to the selected individual. The National President will notify the International Committee who will look the application over to award final approval.
Section 2: Honorary membership is permanent. Honorary members shall have no requirements placed upon them by the Association or its Chapters. Honorary members are expected to conduct themselves in an honorable manner and can have their membership terminated for bad conduct.
Section 3: Honorary members do not pay dues within the chapter nor have a voice nor a vote in EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 matters.
Section 4: Honorary memberships will be reviewed by the Chapter’s Executive Board on an annual basis for updating of personal data.
ARTICLE VI RULES OF CONDUCT
Section 1: Absolutely no fighting is tolerated among the members. This is considered a very serious offense and cause for termination of membership.
Section 2: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members cannot be involved in any illegal activities including theft, drug use, drug sales, sale of stolen goods, prostitution, gambling, etc. Nor will these activities be tolerated in the clubhouse or during any EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 sponsored and/or co-sponsored events or during any EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Club rides and/or EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 voted Club participation events and/or rides.
Section 3: All EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members are to be treated with respect.
Section 4: Absolutely no hot rodding, burnouts, wheelies, or any reckless driving which is deemed unsafe and/or illegal, in front of the clubhouse, at events or runs, will be tolerated. All local traffic laws will be obeyed.
Section 5: An EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 member deemed too intoxicated to operate his vehicle in a safe manner will have his/her keys taken away from them by the highest ranking Officer on site.
Section 6: Never put anyone before my Nationwide EMS Angels MC brothers and sisters, especially myself.
Section 7: Be courteous to all visitors at our clubhouses and make them feel welcome. Never bad mouth or discuss internal Club problems in front of visitors. Save all your comments for the meetings.
Section 8: Never under any circumstance make fun of, curse, belittle, humiliate or disrespect anyone.
Section 9: Never will a brother or sister be left behind whose bike breaks down or acquires problems along the way.
Section 10: In the event an EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 member has to drive a vehicle. They will do their best to stay behind the pack and serve as an additional emergency vehicle to the group.
Section 11: All EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Members will do their best to guide prospective members in a positive way without ridicule or badgering.
Section 12: Never use racial jokes and respect everyone regardless of nationality, race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, or social status.
Section 13: All EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members will respect Officers regardless of Chapter Association.
Section 14: All other undesirable conduct by EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members will be decided by the highest ranking Officer present and dealt with accordingly.
ARTICLE VII RUNS AND TOURING
Section 1: When participating on runs or rides, all EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members should be on time and adhere to the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Rules
Section 2: All EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members should strive to leave together and return together on all activities.
Section 3: All driving should be done in “staggered twos” in accordance with the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Rules with the highest ranking Officer in front or any other driver designated by EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Captain.
Section 4: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members will ride in formation according to rank and then seniority.
Section 5: All EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 members participating in a run or ride should have a full tank of gas before arriving at the starting point.
Section 6: All local traffic laws will be followed and respected.
Section 7: Know all hand signals so we can safely communicate when riding and make sure you signal them to riders behind you.
Section 8: Rest stops will be determined by EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Captain. Runs or rides should not go any further than the distance necessary to refill the smallest tank on the trip. The EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Captain will decide the length of time of the rest stop.
Section 9: Road captains and other members should be certified in first aid and CPR and carry a trauma kit in case of an emergency.
Section 10: When inclement weather is evident, the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Road Captain will determine a safe pull-off location to put on rain gear.
Section 1: No EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Officer can terminate an EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 member. Once a prospect is promoted to full member status, the only way membership can be terminated is by a simple majority vote in an official EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 meeting.
Section 2: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Officers must be full members for a minimum of 1 year.
Section 3: Any member who has not paid dues by April 1st will lose all privileges automatically. (NO Vote needed) to Terminate his/her membership automatically and must turn his/her colors to The EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 President.
Section 4: EMS Angels MC colors (name and logo) are solely the property of the Mother Chapter located in Newark NJ. The colors are to be accorded the same respect as the flag of a country. A) The name and logo of the EMS Angels MC are permanent. No Committee, Elected Official, Chapter, or individual can change, mutilate or redesign them.
Section 5: In addition to the International Committee the approval of the usage, sell for profit and distribution of the EMS Angels MC logo and name is loaned to the National Committee of each nation to sell official merchandise to the Chapters and the Members. All official merchandise must be obtained from the National Committee of each nation. Chapters can use the name of the Association for merchandise but not the official logo.
ARTICLE IX EMS ANGELS MC AND LOGO
Section 1: The EMS Angels MC name and logo is a registered trademark and protected by copyright laws. EMS Angels MC name and logo is owned by the International Committee/ Mother Chapter located in Newark, NJ. The National Committee of each nation has been granted rights to make jewelry, t-shirts, or display the EMS Angels MC name and logo on merchandise it chooses for sale to their Chapters and Members to raise funds for their respective Committees.
Section 2: No Member will have the authorization to make, sell, or distribute EMS Angels MC name and logo.
Section 3: The EMS Angels MC name and logo are registered as a “Collective Membership Mark” that distinguishes membership in EMS Angels MC Official Chapter patches and official T-shirts bearing this logo can only be sold to or worn by Official Members.
Section 4: The use of the EMS Angels MC name and/or logo to promote commercial products or services can only be authorized by the EMS Angels MC International Committee. Contracts and negotiation of royalties and fees can only be determined and/or authorized by EMS Angels MC International Committee.
ARTICLE X DUES Section 1: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership dues must be paid annually by all Chapter Members and will be due on January 1st of each year. A late fee will be charged after January 31st. EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership is officially terminated on April 1st for Members who have not paid their membership dues and they must return their colors to EMS Angels MC EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 President.
Section 2: Chapter member’s dues are to be determined by each Chapter Rules for expulsion for nonpayment of Chapter’s dues to be determined by each Chapter.
ARTICLE XI SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS
Section 1: To be determined by each chapter by majority vote on a case by case basis.
Section 2: Discipline should be enforced in 3 steps: 1) A personal interview with a verbal warning, documented 2) Removal of the center patch for a predetermined period 3) Permanent expulsion from the chapter.
ARTICLE XII LEAVES OF ABSENSE
Section 1: To be determined by each Chapter using the following criteria; to receive a leave of absence an EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Member must apply in an official membership meeting. If accepted the Member must leave all colors in his/her possession in the care of the Chapter President. If the Member returns on the agreed time, the colors must be returned to the Member.
ARTICLE XIII MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Section 1: EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 membership meetings will be held on an as needed basis with a minimum of a 2 week notification to all EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Members.
Section 2: Times and dates are determined by the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Members.
ARTICLE XIV TRANSFERS
Section 1: A Member may transfer to another Chapter in certain circumstances. A) Example; a member moves to a different state or town and another EMS Angels MC Chapter is closer to the Member. The President of the Chapter the Member is transferring to must receive a letter from the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17C President approving the transfer of the Member.
Section 2: The EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17President of the Member’s current Chapter will notify the National Committee of the pending transfer so the National Committee can keep current records of the Members across the nation. The National Committee will make a decision if the pending transfer will be approved.
Section 3: The Member requesting the transfer must be in good standing with EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17. Section 4: If a transfer is approved the Member will surrender the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 patch to the EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17Chapter President. The Member will wear the new patch and this will be considered their home Chapter. Section 5: If a member has been expelled from a Chapter the International or National Committee has the right to determine on a case by case investigation, if the Member can be transferred or reinstated to another Chapter. ARTICLE XV ELECTIONS Section 1: Elections for Executive Office and Board Members will be held every 2 years, unless it is required earlier due to a decision of the Executive Board. Section 2: Nominations for the elected positions will be brought to the Chapter Members 60 days before the election. Section 3: Only Members in good standing and that have been an EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 Member for a minimum of 1 year may be nominated for an Executive position.
Section 4: In the case a new Chapter has been formed by the International and National Committee, the International and National Committee will decide who is qualified to hold the position of President or Vice-President.
Section 5: On the day of the elections, all members will have the right to cast a vote for a nominee.
Section 6: The voting process will be held as a secret ballet. A form listing all of the nominated candidates will be given to the Members. The Member will choose who is best qualified for the position. After the voting is conducted, the President of the Chapter will tally the votes in the presence of two other Members to preserve the integrity of the voting process.
Section 7: The entire Board or any individual Board Officer may be removed from office at any time by majority vote of the voting members of the Chapter. If any or all Officers are so removed, new Officers will be elected at the same meeting and will hold office for the remainder of the term.
ARTICLE XVI CHAPTER STATUS
Section 1: When a group is granted sanction to start a chapter in their respective area they are called an “Organizing Chapter”. Sanction to start a Chapter can only be granted by the International Committee. An Organizing Chapter has the advantage of not having to fully comply with all by-laws concerning elections and officials until they gain official status
Section 2: An Organizing Chapter is under the direct supervision of the International Committee until they are granted official Chapter status. After being granted official Chapter status the chapter will be under the supervision of their respective National Committee
Section 3: An Organizing Chapter can be granted official status after a period of no less than 12-18 months. The following requirements must be met: A) Must have no less than 10 Chapter Members. B) Must be nominated by International President or Int. Vice Pres. before the National Committee of their respective nation by mail, in person or otherwise. C) The National Committee will then pick an official function or activity and notify all Presidents at least 30 days prior to the event. The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Chapters and the National Officials present at the event will, through a simple majority vote, decide if the Organizing Chapter will be admitted as an official Chapter of EMS Angels MC a Chapter is expected to prioritize participation and support EMS Angels MC activities and functions of other Chapters and Brother-Clubs.
Section 4: Upon being voted in as an official Chapter the President and Vice President of the Chapter will compose part of the National Board of Directors, with a voice and a vote in that Committee. In the event that the Chapter’s Membership drops below 10, the Chapter will lose both seats on the National Board until that time when it reaches 10 Chapter Members again.
Section 1: The Chapter Agreement is intended as a binding agreement between the Mother Chapter, headquartered in the Newark, NJ, and every Chapter wishing to wear and/or use the EMS Angels MC name and/or logo anywhere in the world. These rules dictate what is expected of those who wish to become and remain a Chapter of the EMS Angels MC.
Section 2: The document must be signed by EMS Angels MC International President and Vice President, the National President and the President and Vice President of the chapter or group applying for EMS Angels MC membership.
Section 3: In essence the contract guarantees that the applying Chapter agrees with the ideology of EMS Angels MC and will run itself according to the established by-laws of the International and National Committee. The undersigned Chapter also agrees that all EMS Angels MC Chapters are ONE nation no matter what country, state, or city, said Chapter resides within.
Section 4: The Chapter must be registered and run as a NON-PROFIT organization. All sales from Tshirts, pins (i.e. anything with the Chapter name and Chapter logo) all sales or donations, money raised EMS Angels MC functions become club funds, not individual or personal funds.
Section 5: Each Chapter MUST give a Treasury Report to the Membership at least once per month with a detailed description of all spending and totals funds raised.
Section 6: By law all Chapters must register in their home state. This is no way gives any Chapter exclusive rights to the EMS Angels MC name or colors (LOGO). The exclusive rights belong to the International Headquarters located in Newark, NJ.
Section 7: Chapters must have Executive Officers as follows: A) President B) Vice President C) Treasurer D) Business Manager E) Secretary.
Section 8: A Board of Directions are decided on a 5:1 ratio (one director for every five members) excluding Executive Committee Members, and elected by a vote from Chapter Members for a term of 2 years.
Section 9: Appointed positions as follows: A) Sergeant At Arms B) Two Road Captains.
Section 10: Elections for all Offices must take place every 2 years.
Section 11: The International President will always be a Member of the Headquarters Chapter and will always be elected by Headquarters Chapter. He will be the Executive Officer of all EMS Angels MC. One of his many duties is to make sure the rules of this agreement and EMS Angels MC by-laws are enforced.
Section 12: The International Committee will consist of an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors composed of the National President and National Vice President of each nation.
Section 13: EMS Angels MC colors (LOGO) can only be obtained from the International Committee by the Chapter President to award to qualify Members. No Chapter under any circumstances can fabricate their own colors. Official T-shirts and articles sporting the official EMS Angels MC logo can also be obtained from the National Committee of each country.
Section 14: The Chapter must have an official place of business, (i.e. Clubhouse) not a domestic residence.
Section 15: Starting a new Chapter is solely the responsibility of the International Committee. No other Chapter can start a Chapter or have a Chapter anywhere else.
Section 16: No Chapter Members can be involved in any illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, vehicle theft, burglary, gang activity, and etcetera or allow any kind of illegal activities to go on within the Chapter or within organized events. Infractions of this nature will lead to termination of Membership. These rules dictate what is expected of those who wish to become and remain a Chapter of EMS Angels MC.
ARTICLE XVII NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Section 1: The National Committee is composed of an elected Executive Committee consisting of the following: A) National President B) Vice President C) Treasurer D) Business Manager E) Secretary
Section 2: The National Committee handles the Chapters of their respective nations and enforces the International and National by-laws.
Section 3: The National Committee will consist of an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors composed of the President and Vice President of each Chapter in their respective nation.
Section 4: The National Committee will work closely with all of the USA Chapters to ensure all bylaws and the EMS ideology are being followed to ensure all of the Chapters are operating as ONE EMS Angels MC within each nation
Section 5: Funds raised by the National Committees will in part be used, at the discretion of the National Board of Directors, to fund Officer’s participation in National and International meetings.
Section 6: National Committees should present their Chapters with a National Treasury Report biannually within each nation.
ARTICLE XVIII OFFICER DUTIES AND DESCRIPTIONS
Section 1: The duties and descriptions of the officers of each chapter are as follows:
CHAPTER PRESIDENT A) The Chapter President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter. B) He/she shall preside at all Chapter meetings, enforce order and see that the By-Laws are strictly adhered to. C) Perform the duties of the Chairman of the Board. D) He/she shall sign all official documents which are authorized by EMS Angels MC International committee. E) Act as a spokesperson before all business, Government, individual organizations, and agencies. F) Present a monthly report to the Chapter. G) He/she shall fill a vacancy in any office that is vacant and the term has less than 9 months left except for President or Vice President. If the vacant position has more than 9 months, an election must be held. H) He/she shall convey to his/her successor all unfinished business of the Chapter.
CHAPTER VICE PRESIDENT A) He/she shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President and shall otherwise generally perform the duties of President during any absences. B) He/she shall perform all of the mentioned duties for the President in case of his/her absence and assist the President with Chapter business. C) Present a monthly report to the Chapter. D) Perform additional duties as directed by Chapter President.
TREASURER A) He/she shall have custody of all financial records of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall receive and take charge of all monies belonging to the Chapter and keep a record of all monies and expenditures. B) He/she shall deposit all monies belonging to the Chapter in a designated bank to the Chapter account. C) There will be minimum of (3) signatures (President, Vice-President, and Treasurer) on the bank account. D) When withdrawal of funds occur from the Chapter account, there will be (2) signatures (President and Treasurer) on the check and approval from the Board of Directors. E) Present a monthly Treasurer report to the Chapter. F) He/she shall keep an itemized record of all receipts and disbursements. G) He/she shall conduct any purchases as directed by the President (i.e. products, services and materials for the chapter) H) Receive monthly utility bills, rent and other related bills and determine what will be paid accordingly. I) Order forms, patches, from Headquarters etcetera. J) Perform additional duties as directed by Chapter President. He/she shall convey to his/her successor all unfinished business of the chapter including records, documents, and patches etcetera.
SECRETARY A) He/she shall act as Recording Secretary at all Official meetings. B) To ensure completion of all Chapter correspondence, reports and required forms. C) He/she shall receive record and file records of all activities, Membership information and business transactions of the Chapter. D) Handle Membership and newsletter mailings. E) Prepare an agenda for each meeting. F) He/she shall keep a list of Members and collect monthly and yearly dues. G) He/she shall keep minutes of each meeting and conduct all correspondence. H) Gather information on upcoming events and coordinate the events. I) Post flyers on chapter events (M/C dealerships, stores, etcetera.) J) Present a monthly report to the Chapter. K) Perform additional duties as directed by Chapter President. L) He/she shall convey to his/her successor all unfinished business of the chapter along with all books, records, documents, and all equipment belonging to the chapter. SARGEANT AT ARMS A) Shall attend the door and shall not permit entrance to any person who is not properly qualified by Membership or is a duly invited guest unless otherwise ordered by the President. B) He shall maintain order at all Chapter meetings and functions. C) He shall collect all patches and Memberships cards upon termination. D) Enforce all International, National, and local Chapter by-laws. E) Head and oversee all security and safety arrangements at all events. F) Perform additional duties as directed by Chapter President.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A) The Chapter Board of Directors shall meet at least quarterly. Additional meetings shall be called upon petition of three (3) Board Members. A quorum of four (4) Members one of whom must be the President shall be necessary for the transaction of business. The President may vote by proxy at any such meeting.
B) The Board of Directors shall have a working email address and phone number.
C) Shall meet for discussion of problems and issues that cannot be resolved by the general Membership.
D) Shall meet for discussion of upcoming issues, new information and to set and agenda for the next scheduled chapter meeting.
E) Shall properly discuss and investigate all business and important situations to the Chapter Members, and make a decision in good faith for the welfare of the Chapter Members.
F) Shall remain open to communication with Officers and Members.
G) The Board of Directors shall not discuss with the general public or other Members of the Chapter, any issues concerning the particular Member or situation which does not affect the Chapter as a whole. All records, documents, and discussions shall be kept confidential.
H) The Board will accept all grievances from the Members in letter form. All pertinent information shall accompany the request. Before a grievance is filed, the Member shall go through the proper chain of command to settle the issue. If the issue is not resolved, only then is the Member granted permission to file the grievance.
ARTICLE XX CHAIN OF COMMAND
Section 1: All members shall respect the chain of command.
Section 2: The chain of command is as follows: A) International Committee B) National Committee C) Chapter President D) Vice President E) Treasurer F) Business Manager G) Secretary.
Section 3: When a Member has a question or dispute, they shall utilize the chain of command.
Section 4: If the Member had utilized the chain of command and the question or issue has not been resolved; he/she can file a grievance to the Board of Directors. If the questions or issue still has not been resolved, the Member can contact the National Committee to get a final answer to the issue or question. The National Committees answer shall be final as long as the National Committee follows the National and International By-Laws. The National Committee has the right to summon the International Committee if the question or issue cannot be resolved. The National President shall notify the International Committee and address the question or issue. The answer received from the International Committee shall be final and is not open to further investigation or discussion.
ARTICLE XXI UNIFORMS
Section 1: The EMS Angel MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 required protective gear is composed of vest with EMS Angels Chapter 17 colors, closed toe shoes, DOT helmet, and long pants in accordance with EMS Angels MC Gulfcoast Chapter 17 SAFETY FIRST practices.
ARTICLE XXII NON PROFIT STATUS
Section 1: The EMS Angels MC was founded as a Nonprofit Motorcycle Association. It is each Chapter’s responsibility to do the following at such a time that each Chapter deems it necessary for its proper operation:
A) Establish Articles of Incorporation in their States or Country.
B) File for the proper Non-profit Tax Filing Status.
C) File tax returns in accordance with State and Federal laws.
D) Each Chapter is responsible for the proper conduct and licensing of any and all fundraisers, raffles, or events that raise monies for their Chapters and must do so in accordance with Local, State and Federal Laws.
ARTICLE XXIII AMENDMENTS
Section 1: Amendments to these By-Laws can only be passed into law at the annual International meeting.
Section 2: Since the Members of the International Board are located across the globe, the International Board has the option to conduct conference calls or utilize the internet for communication purposes.
Section 3: All Members shall be notified of the International Committee’s decision by their respective National Committees and respective Chapter Committees.