AUSTRALIA SMC CLUB FOUNDATION
“OUR CLUB FOUNDATION”
Australia SMC is an independent and free club that has been established to bring together proud Australian riders and motorcycle enthusiasts seeking a bond with other like minded people. Male and female riders are equally encouraged to join and come along for a ride and attend our social events. There are no restrictions on types or sizes of motorcycle, although members are strongly encouraged to ride a minimum of 800cc.
Our purpose is to create a club free of any political orientation as we strive to bring together like minded people who enjoy the social aspects of motorcycle riding. We aspire to develop a social motorcycle club that encourages a bond between riders and their families who enjoy the freedom of riding with other motorcyclists. We believe that riding a motorcycle is about freedom, excitement, mateship and experiences. Full Membership is free and is only available to supporters who own and ride a motorcycle.
Australia SMC represents:
· Freedom – The feeling of freedom when riding a motorcycle and the freedom of being Australian.
· Patriotism – A love and respect for our country, its ways, laws and customs.
· Unity – To seek a bond with like minded motorcycle orientated people.
· Family – Your family, our club family and the combined social aspects of motorcycle riding.
· Respect – Respect for your club, yourself and your family and respect for other riders.
The Club Foundation of Australia SMC has a simple structure as defined by 6 role levels:
1) National Officer (Founder)
2) Assistant National Officer
3) State/Territory Officer
4) Group Officer
5) Full Member
1) NATIONAL OFFICER (FOUNDER)
“VAMP” the National Officer of Australia SMC is the founder and also creator and owner of the club.
He is the principal owner of the club name “Australia SMC” and the website created as www.australiasmc.com
National Officer (Founder) ensures that the club ideology is adhered to by all
members of the club Australia wide.
The National Officer (Founder) has the responsibilities of:
a) Assigning and cancelling State/Territory Officer and Group Officer positions in each State or Territory of Australia.
b) Ensuring that the club ideology is adhered to by the State/Territory Officers.
2) ASSISTANT NATIONAL OFFICER
The Assistant National Officer is a full member of Australia SMC who has been appointed by the National Officer to fulfil the same duties and responsibilities as the National Officer
3) STATE/TERRITORY OFFICER
A State/Territory Officer is a full member of Australia SMC who has been appointed by the National Officer (Founder) to carry out the responsibility of ensuring the co-operation of all members within their State or Territory. The State/Territory Officer represents the club and is a role model for all members. Each State/Territory is required to create a minimum of 6 club ride events per year. Only holders of a “full motorcycle licence” may be appointed as a State/Territory Officer.
The State/Territory Officer has the responsibilities of:
a) Registering and cancelling memberships within their State or Territory.
b) Appointing Group Officers.
c) Approving Full Members.
d) Keeping the peace within their State or Territory and ensuring members adhere to the ideology of the club.
e) Managing the membership guidelines and social aspects.
f) Promoting the club within their State or Territory.
g) Social Media – State Officers are not permitted to be administrators on social media pages regarding riding groups or ride clubs other than that of Australia SMC.
h) Approval of full members must be made on this site in a message to the correct person. No requests will be made on social media or other.
A group officer recomends to the state officer who in turn aproves the full membership on this site.
4) GROUP OFFICER
A Group Officer is a Full Member of Australia SMC who has been appointed by the State/Territory Officer to carry out the responsibility of ensuring the co-operation of all members within their Group. The Group Officer represents the club and is a role model for all members. Each Group Officer is required to create a minimum of 4 club ride events per year. Only holders of a “full motorcycle licence” may be appointed as a Group Officer. This position is reviewed often, to ensure our direction.
The Group Officer has the responsibilities of:
a) Keeping the peace within their Group and ensuring members adhere to the ideology of the club.
b) Managing the guidelines and social aspects.
c) Social Media – Group Officers are not permitted to be administrators on social media pages regarding riding groups or ride clubs other than that of Australia SMC.
5) FULL MEMBER
A Supporter becomes a Full Member of Australia SMC once their full membership has been approved by their State/Territory Officer and is committed to following the membership guidelines and adhering to the ideology of the club. Supporters who are holders of a Motorcycle Learners Permit may at the discretion of their State/Territory Officer, also be eligible for Full Membership.
Australia SMC patches, although paid for by the Full Member, remain the property of Australia SMC and are to be returned to the National Officer if for any reason a full member leaves the club or has His/Her membership cancelled. ( NOTE, once patches are ordered, there is no refund if you decide to not go ahead with full membership, consider wisely!)
Becoming a Full Member is as follows:
a) Must not be a member of any other motorcycle orientated club.
b) Must own and ride a Motorcycle, which is able to maintain the maximum speed limit.
c) After a Supporter has attended a minimum of 4 club events they may, at the discretion of their State/Territory Officer, have their full membership approved. Once their full membership is approved they are permitted to acquire their front patches.
d) It is expected that Full Members attend 5 club events per year to retain their full membership within the club.
e) Social Media – Full Members are not permitted to be administrators on social media pages regarding riding groups or ride clubs other than that of Australia SMC.
f) Club vests are to have the Australia SMC three patch set on the left hand side with no other patches above them. No other club’s patches are to be worn on the vest and it is strongly recommended that other patches as a whole be kept to a minimum so the Australia SMC set is predominantly the point of focus.
g) Any disrespect towards other clubs and Australia SMC full members and supporters will terminate their full membership immediately. It is expected that PATCHES be worn on full membership approval to show their loyalty and respect to our club.
A Supporter of Australia SMC is a person who has registered on the club website and will be progressing towards full membership within the club.
Being a Supporter is as follows:
a) This is the first step to connecting with and meeting full members and supporters and starting the process to becoming a full member.
b) Permitted access to Australia SMC website after registration.
c) After registering it is expected that a new supporter contacts the nearest G.O or S.O and either attends or creates a club ride or event within 1 month.
d) The passengers of Full members are able to wear an ASMC Supporters patch along with name and state or territory patch once qualified to do so.