BLUE DEMONS LE MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Amended, July 31, 2017
ARTICLE ONE - ORGANIZATION
1. The name of this organization shall be. BLUE DEMONS.
2. 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 21 years or older only.
BDMC has certain events where you may bring your spouse or girlfriend with you on the ride, but must be approved by the board before said event.
No Company or commercial memberships will be allowed.
Each member must be unanimously voted in by the President and his Board.
Each member must sign and agree to the BDMC hold harmless agreement form provided by the club before becoming a member.
New members will be a prospect of the club for a period of 6-12 months or sooner if voted in by all the board members. They will wear the leather cut with Top Rocker (BLUE DEMONS) Bottom Rocker (PROSPECT) until probationary period is over or voted in by all board members. The cut will not have the BDMC skull in the middle. 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 without questions. Prospects must pay a $260.00 dollar registration fee in order to become a full patched member. This will cover all expenses of cut and any other equipment necessary to be a part of the club. In the event that 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 are the patches, and any other equipment issued by BDMC.
Leather Cuts –
All cuts must have the patches sewn on before the next ride, and all BDMC main patches in the rear will be uniform. In the front the BDMC name should be left above the heart and your road name on the right side with your rank if issued one underneath. You’re free to put other patches anywhere in the front of the vest in any order, but never in the rear.
All main patches placed must be uniform ………………
ARTICLE FOUR – MEETINGS/RIDES
Regular member meetings/rides of BDMC shall be held on a monthly basis at the discretion of the President and his Board Members.
Special meeting of BDMC Board of Directors may be called by the President when he deems it for the best
Interest of BDMC.
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 are encouraged to 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 as a member.
ARTICLE FIVE - VOTING
At all meetings all votes shall be via voice.
The votes will be conducted by the Executive Board that consists of five members.
All votes pertaining to the club shall be held once a month and a vote that has 4 out 6 shall pass except for the membership vote that consists of only 6 out of 6.
The President (Kabar) 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.
ARTICLE SIX – NEW CHAPTERS
All chapters, local or foreign will abide by the BDMC bylaws and regulations.
Any chapter will have the same name (BDMC) plus the city or providence under the club logo.
Chapters will put on their rear leather cut (State, Providence) they represent National, or International,
(city) and BDMC logo in the front.
Chapters will get patches and (logan) from the Mother chapter to insure uniformity.
All patches issued by BDMC is property of the BDMC and will be return upon leaving said chapter or dismantlement of said Chapter to include: Top Rocker, Bottom Rocker, Logan (skull), LE MC cubes.
20% of dues have to be paid by chapters once a month to Mother Chapter, and a minimum of $20.00 dollars will be the amount for dues, which can be change by chapter president at their discretion.
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: shirts sales, raffles, caps, ext…. after purchase all proceeds will belong to said Chapter.
Any new chapter must have a minimum of an Executive Board within six months, and fully patched members in order 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 an official business under law and we are responsible for anything with our name on it!
Violation of these By-laws can result in termination of a Chapter and its members. All patches and property of the BDMC shall be returned without question to Mother Chapter upon request. If any Chapter terminates any member from said chapter, they will collect patches and property and keep them for your own use.
All Chapters are requires to ride at least once a year 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 montly payments, or any public or private event using the BDMC logos, and names that might produce profits, in which case 20% of all proceeds will be given to BDMC Mother Chapter. Note: ( Payment App can be change at any time by Mother Chapter)
Every new chapter member must pay their registration fee to the mother chapter in order to receive colors for their vest. It is the responsibility of said chapters Treasure to send money to mother Chapter to receive all patches. Prospect patches will be reused among chapters to reduce cost of new patches.
ARTICLE SEVEN- ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Roll call.
2. Reading of 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 tolerated and will be grounds for immediate termination of the club.
ARTICLE NINE – MOTORCYCLES: Mostly all MC clubs mandate only American made bikes, the BDMC prefers American made cruisers, but it’s not mandatory. As an MC we ask that NO speed bikes (Crotch Rockets) be aloud as a member, because those bikes are usually used in riding clubs, which we are not. Let’s keep the tradition of all MC’s alive and continue cruising.
ARTICLE TEN – OFFICERS:
The officers of BDMC shall be as follows:
Vice President- Smo-king
Sergeant at Arms- Chesty
Secretary – Ton Ton Machute
Road Captain - Hellboy
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 insure that the orders of the Executive Board are carried out in a proper manner. He is responsible for policing and keeping order at all club events, except as noted under the Duties of the Chairman. He may conscript members to aid in keeping order on their own authority. He has the responsibility to the club to report any unseemly behavior of incident to the Executive Committee. 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.
The Road Captains job is to lead the rides and map out the direction of the journey. The Road Captain rides in the front of the pack next to the President and leads the way. His job is also to insure the safety of all other members while riding in a group. If he feels a ride is unsafe due to weather or a mechanical issue, he can suspend a ride or change the location at any time. The RC is also the Secretary when the Appointed Secretary is not available.
ARTICLE ELEVEN - COMMITTEES
All committees of BDMC shall be appointed by the president and their term of office shall be permanent unless otherwise determined by the 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, in other words 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 by chapter members. All Chapters must pay their 20% 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
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 speed of 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!
Vice President Smo-king
Sgt. At Arms Chesty