The name of this organization shall be BLUE DEMONS LE MC.
BDMC shall have a corporate seal.
ARTICLE TWO - PURPOSE
The following is the purpose for which Blue Demons Motorcycle Club has been organized.
The Blue Demos Motorcycle Club, LLC. Has been organized to promote Camaraderie and Brotherhood, for friends who enjoy riding.
ARTICLE THREE - MEMBERSHIP
Membership applications in BDMC shall be open to all that enjoy the sport of motorcycle riding, promote riding safety, and adhere to the by-laws of Blue Demons Motorcycle Club.
Membership in BDMC is limited to male members of at least 21 years of age or older.
No Company or commercial memberships will be allowed.
Each member must be unanimously voted in by the Chapter President and his Executive Board.
Each member must sign and agree to the BDMC hold harmless agreement form provided by the club before becoming a member.
New members shall prospect for their perspective Chapter for a period of 12 months unless voted in earlier by all the Board members & the Chapter's President, however the prospect has to complete a probationary period for at least 6 months in order to be considered for early voting & patching( NO EXCEPTIONS). They will wear the leather cut with the rear Bottom Rocker of (PROSPECT), the rear LE/MC Cubes and the name patch of prospect in the front top right until the probation period is over . The cut will not have the BDMC skull in the middle or Clubs name on top. Prospects will follow all rules and regulations of the bylaws, the same as all patched members. Prospects could be asked to do some duties in the best interest of the club. Prospects must pay a $260.00 registration fee to become a full patched member. This will cover all expenses of patches and any other equipment necessary to be a part of the club. If you leave the club at any time or violate any rules that may hinder the BDMC bylaws, you will return all property of the BDMC without question which consists of the patches, rockers, skull, and any other equipment issued by BDMC. NOTE: Completing probationary period does not guarantee getting patched in unless it is unanimously voted in by the Chapter's Executive Board.
All cuts must have the patches sewn on before riding. All BDMC main patches in the rear will be uniform. Rear path placement is as follows: The Blue Demon rocker will be placed on top. The "State" rocker will be placed on the bottom. Our skull insignia, "Logan", will be placed between the upper rocker and the bottom rocker. The "LE" patch will be placed central to the left of Logan. The "MC" patch, will be placed central to the right of Logan. In the front, the BDMC name should be left above the heart. Your road name will be placed on the right side with your rank (If rank applies) underneath your road name. You are free to put other patches anywhere in the front of the vest in any order, but never in the rear. No racist patches are allowed. Examples of racist patches are not limited but include BLM, KKK, Antifa, or any other extremist group. NOTE: Members should never take off their cuts while in public they must be worn at all times no matter the climate. The Cuts will never be placed on the ground nor hung from chairs backrest while sitting and enjoying drinks or meal and under no circumstances will cuts be left unattended ... such violations could be cause for membership termination. a
All cuts must be in uniform. Police your ranks.
ARTICLE FOUR – MEETINGS/RIDES
Regular member meetings/rides of BDMC shall be held every month at the discretion of the Chapter President and his Board Members. A special meeting of the BDMC Board of Directors may be called by the Chapter President when he deems it necessary. A special meeting of the BDMC Board of Directors may be requested by members of the Board or the Membership, at any time. All BDMC members MUST ride at least once a month, hence the reason for joining the club. If you are unable to fulfill such responsibilities you should reconsider becoming a member. The club was created for the love of riding and brotherhood. Members who do not participate in monthly meetings without a valid excuse shall be taken up by the board for reconsideration of membership. All BDMC Chapters will meet once a year, at a predetermined location set by the National President.
ANNUAL RIDES ARE MANDATORY.
Failure to participate in annual rides may lead to termination of membership. Some annual rides may consist up to 7 days of riding consecutively over vast distances in order to bring all Chapters together, if you can not commit the time please DO NOT APPLY. This ride is MANDATORY and the only exceptions are International Chapters.
ARTICLE FIVE - VOTING
The votes will be conducted by the Executive Board that consists of five members and will be in person. The Chapter President has the right to VETO any vote made by the board if he feels necessary to protect the image or reputation of the club at any time without authorization of the board(except for a vote of no confidence).. This will most likely end up at the National Presidents Desk.
ARTICLE SIX – NEW CHAPTERS
All chapters, local or foreign will abide by the BDMC bylaws and regulations. Chapters will receive patches and (Logan) from the Mother chapter to ensure uniformity. All patches issued by BDMC is Trademarked & property of the BDMC and will be returned upon leaving said chapter or dismantlement of said Chapter to include: Top Rocker, Bottom Rocker, Logan (skull), & LE MC cubes. 10% of dues have to be paid by chapters once a month to Mother Chapter, and a minimum of $20.00 will be the amount for dues. Any endeavors taken upon a Chapter including the selling of merchandise with our name on it or Logo (Logan), must be purchased through the Mother Chapter and approved for sale by the board. That includes shirt sales, raffles, caps, etc. All proceeds will belong to the said Chapter. Any new chapter must have a minimum of an Executive Board within six months, and fully patched members to maintain good standards of the BDMC. Any actions taken from a chapter with the club name (Events, Sales, Business Endeavors) must be approved by Mother Chapter E. Board. 1% members will not be allowed to be a part of BDMC chapters, because chapters represent the Mother Chapter at all times.
Chapters may use our social media FB (bluedemonsmc) or IG to post pictures or videos, if you want to open your own page for any reason, please let the Mother Chapter know for approval. Chapters are not allowed to post anything on any social media related to politics; race; religion; ethnicity; or defamation of character in a negative manner. We also have a website: www.bluedemonsmc.com, feel free to use it, and post pictures as a Chapter. No BDMC chapter will be patched over by any other MC, nor open their own LLC under the name BLUE DEMONS MC. BDMC is a TRADEMARKED official business under the law and we are responsible for anything with our name on it. Violation of these By-laws can result in the termination of a Chapter and its members with possible legal consequences . All patches and property of the BDMC shall be returned without question to Mother Chapter upon request. If any Chapter terminates any member from their chapter, they will collect patches and property and keep them for your use.
All Chapters are required to ride at least once a year( Annual Run) with Mother Chapter to meet and discuss club business. Location to be determined.
New Chapter Presidents must open an App requested by Mother Chapter and make all payments transferable to Mother Chapter via mobile App. This includes monthly payments, or any public or private event using the BDMC logos, and names that might produce profits, in which case 10% of all proceeds will be given to the BDMC Mother Chapter. Note: ( Payment App can be changed at any time by Mother Chapter) Every new chapter member must pay their registration fee to the mother chapter to receive the colors for their cut. It is the responsibility of said chapter's Treasurer to send money to the mother Chapter to receive all patches. Prospect patches will be reused among chapters to reduce the cost of new patches.
ARTICLE SEVEN- ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Roll call.
2. Reading the minutes of the preceding meeting.
3. Reports of committees.
4. Reports of officers.
5. Old and unfinished business.
6. New business.
7. Good and welfare.
ARTICLE EIGHT – BDMC Ladies/Partners
It is a law of the BDMC by-laws that no member shall at any time whether intoxicated, under any influence of any substance, disrespect or flirt, philander, seduce, tease, or try to make a move on any other member’s woman. (Wife, Girlfriend, Friend, Cousin, Sister, or anybody related in any way to any other member of the BDMC family unless giving the blessing of said member first. This violation will not be tolerated and will be grounds for immediate termination of the club.
MOTORCYCLES: Mostly all MC clubs mandate only American made bikes, the BDMC prefers American made cruisers, but it’s not mandatory. No speed bikes will be allowed, only cruisers.
ARTICLE TEN – OFFICERS
Every chapter shall have an Executive Board consisting of the following:
Sgt at Arms
Chapters may add the ranks of Lt. at Arms and Road Captains as deemed necessary.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF OFFICE
The President is the CHAIRMAN of the Executive Committee and the Chief Executive Officer of the club chapter. All matters concerning relations between the club and any outside person or organization should be routed to the President for appropriate action. The President is responsible for controlling the meeting and keeping order. If necessary, the Chair may utilize the services of the Sergeant-at-Arms to aid in keeping order. The Chair may not make or second any motion, and may only vote on questions where their vote would affect the outcome, as in making or breaking a tie vote, or on ballot questions.
The Vice-President shall coordinate all committees and supervise plans for all club events. The Vice-President shall act as an intermediary between the President and the Members and Prospects. All questions or comments concerning any club business not specifically related to the duties of the other officers should be brought directly to his attention. Additionally, the Vice- President is the Second-in-Command to the President and shall assume all responsibilities and duties of the President in his absence.
Sgt. at Arms
The Sergeant-at-Arms (SAA) is responsible for ensuring that the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the club are not violated. He is responsible to ensure that the orders of the Executive Board are carried out properly. He is responsible for policing and keeping order at all club events, except as noted under the Duties of the Chairman. He is responsible for securing any patches or colors from any member who retires, resigns, or is expelled. The SAA is responsible for the safety and security of the club, as well as the protection and defense of its members and prospects. He shall keep and maintain a record of all data pertinent to the safety and security of the club and its members and prospects. Upon becoming aware of any real or perceived threat to the club, its Members, Prospects, or events, he shall immediately notify the Executive Board of that information.
The secretary is responsible for making and keeping all club chapter records. Membership List, Chapter Bylaws, Rules of Order, Standing Rules, Records of all committee appointments, all written reports, copies of all correspondence between the club and any outside person or organization, Meeting Minutes. He is responsible for calling roll at the meetings. The Secretary must notify Active Members of special or emergency meetings and must notify all the members of any appointments or elections in their absence. He will also be in Charge of Logistics during club travels.
The Treasurer keeps all the funds of the club chapter. All un-issued Club Colors and Patches, as well as a record of colors, patches, or reproductions thereof issued to members. He may disburse funds to pay expenses as prescribed in the Standing Rules. The Treasurer must keep an accurate record of all income and expenses. He is required to report the fiscal status of the club at each regular meeting for the information of the members. He must submit a written monthly report to the Executive Board during the Monthly Meeting, or an annual report of all club business.
ARTICLE ELEVEN - DEMOTIONS
The National President / Founder may never be removed from position under any circumstances. However other Chapter President's do not share the same immunity. The individual Chapter's Executive Board have the power to demote the sitting President if they feel it necessary for the betterment of said Chapter. A unanimous vote of no confidence must be issued by the Executive Members with an explanation as to why such a decision was conducted. The sitting President will have the right to appeal the decision of his Board to the National President where a final decision will be made if the said Chapter can not resolve its issues. As to demotions or promotions of other Executive Members within Chapter's the responsibilities lies solely on the said Chapter's President
ARTICLE TWELVE- DUES
The dues of BDMC shall be payable on the date of the club ride or on the first ride of the new year if paying for a full year. Dues shall be paid by check, money order, or cash…no credit cards. Every month has to be paid to keep membership active. If you miss riding dates they must be paid retro the date of your return. The same applies to New Chapters. Failure to do so will result in termination of membership. As stated in Article Six, all new Chapters will pay a minimum of $20.00 a month. However, the Chapter’s President may determine any other amount to be paid above $20.00 by chapter members. All Chapters must pay their 10% to the Mother chapter before the end of each month.
ARTICLE THIRTEEN - AMENDMENTS
These by-laws may be altered, amended, repealed, or added to by an affirmative vote of not less than three directors.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN - GROUP RIDE RULES
The following Group Ride Rules will apply to all BDMC sanctioned rides.
1. Obey all traffic laws (stop signs/signals/markings etc.)
2. Ride formation. (Staggered with a two-second interval as a minimum following distance from the
bike directly in front of you, one-second from the bike to the right or left of you.) Road conditions and the speed of the group may require a four-second interval.
3. All rides to be led by BDMC Road Captain or as designated by President.
4. Sgt At Arms will conduct a full Pre-Ride Briefing, as per the BDMC Pre-Ride Briefing card.
5. New riders, and new members riding with the club for the first time, shall ride at the rear of the
last group in front of the sweep road captain.
What You Can Expect On A BDMC Club Ride
1. Communication. On' every club ride you will receive an email or text notification on the planned logistics for the ride to include destination, route of travel, meeting place, time of departure, and approximate time to complete the ride.
2. Pre-ride Briefing. Each ride will begin with a pre-ride briefing outlining the items listed above plus
riding formation, approximate speed of travel, hand signals to be used, and any other information to make your ride safe and enjoyable.
3. New Riders/New to BDMC. If you're new to riding, new to group riding, or simply new to BDMC, we encourage you to ride in the back of the group. All groups have different riding characteristics and we want to make sure that you learn how we ride. Each group will have a "sweep" rider who will be there for you in case of emergencies, bike failure and to ensure that you won't get left behind. Besides, riding in the back is fun!
4. Speed. Our rides are not races. All traffic and speed laws are observed. If, however, normal posted speeds are difficult for you to maintain, you may want to consider additional riding time before joining a sanctioned club ride.
5. Intermediate Stops. We acknowledge that all bikes and bladders are different and plan stops along the way. We encourage you to stretch, hydrate, and visit with other members. We would ask, however, that you understand that we are on a ride, usually with a restaurant reservation at the end of the ride. Refuel, refresh and get ready to continue the ride. You will not be left behind!
6. Ending Rides. Sanctioned club rides end at the location. Your travel home can either be on your own, a different route, or riding back with other members.
7. Safety. Safety is the ultimate concern of all the Road Captains. Should a Road Captain speak with you regarding your bike's condition or riding habits that may affect the safety of the group, please take the feedback constructively. The Road Captains are not the BDMC police. They are excellent riders with many miles and riding experiences to share. They also give their time freely to make sure that all club members have an enjoyable safe experience. So, come ride with us! You'll have the time of your life, meet new friends while putting your "bike Investment" to use as it was intended. I look forward to seeing all of you on the road!