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Folks Of Interest To Patch or not to Patch. How do some of you lead or guide your clubs as president

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LilBlue82, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    As some of you know i started a car club in my area in 2016. there are five founders ( myself one of them) we have our logo and jackets done but we are ironing out the details for rules and regulations. we have a few basics but I'm curious from other H.A.M.B guys or gal's. what are some of your rules, regulations, ways of operating or ways of dealing with those who go against the code. A few ideas would help because i would like this Car club to last for generations not just with those who founded it. any advice will help thanks
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  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,490

    Atwater Mike

    Dealing with those who 'break the code'? Tie 'em to the rear bumper. Drag 'em...
  3. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,031

    from norcal

    One code I taught the members....behave your self while wearing you jacket, I don’t want to get punched because you were a drunk ahole in our club jacket
  4. The Vipers' Rules:
    No meetings
    No dues
    No rules
    Everyone's the president...

    Works for us.

  5. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    Love that movie and that Merc too
  6. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    I mean we are all laid back and no one has an ego and we like to keep it that way.
  7. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    I guess the same would go for any shirts too??. and one thing we don't promote is drinking and driving we are very much against that
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  8. .................That's all great as long as there are only 5 of you.
  9. In our club, if you fail to do a club duty (El Mirage patrol) you get a letter telling you byby.
    That doesn't sound so bad,,,,
    Then at the next Board meeting, you mention so-and-so has been dropped from the club in bad standing, where upon Mr/Mrs So-And-So will not be allowed to join any other club, so no more racing at El Mirage.
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  10. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    we plan on expanding to a few more members. So your saying sometimes less is more??
  11. ............Yep.....Be selective 'cause all it takes is one ass-hole to screw things up for the whole club.
  12. That's how our club has done it for the last 16 years! I'm one of the founding members. The only requirement if you want to be a member and we let you in you have to buy a club jacket, that's it! Never had any problems, if we have a get together or we go somewhere the club members pay their own way. Our so called meetings are usually a friday night "social" BYOB we just BS about everything and anything!
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  13. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    we have a strict rule as far as new members go and that is they have to wait a year to two years before even being allowed in they have to prove themselves physically, and mentally and we all have to trust him and get along or try too
  14. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,192

    Donuts & Peelouts
    from , CA

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  15. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    we do have that as part of a requirement they must buy there own jacket but i will consider adding the BYOB social nights too,
  16. LilBlue82
    Joined: Dec 16, 2015
    Posts: 102


    One rule that i'm gonna suggest to the guys soon is respect another members wife or family. any member harassing another members family or caught sleeping with another members wife or girl is immediately out anybody else think this is a good rule or sound a bit too personal for a laid back car club..
  17. We only let in people/friends we have known for awhile "hang arounds" so to speak. Our club is 1959 and older vehicles. The get togethers we have usually are at a different members shop we try and rotate so we can check out the progress on everyones projects. Lately that been lacking though!
  18. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 456

    RICK R 44

    X2 Chilli Phil. Same rules as Deacons Canada
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  19. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,225

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    One thing you don't want done is to have one of your own rules violated by a liar. Case in point...Rule is that all cars must be built from the ground up...a founding member has to lie about his rod and say that be built it when he bought it....It happened.

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  20. Ain't there enough rules?
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  21. 33 cdan man
    Joined: Sep 15, 2016
    Posts: 134

    33 cdan man

    I have been a member of the "un-club" for about 15 years or so. Loose knit group of gear heads of all ages but mostly over 50. No rules , no meetings, $5 a year dues get you on a mailing list of club activites. Anyone can organize an event. We have a club pot luck a couple times a year. I think you will find that the less structure you have the better. Most of us are older and wiser and we police our own. The ones that "don't fit" kinda take care of themselves over time. They will go onto other things. We are family orientated and anyone is welcome. Can't remember who said it but the quote goes " I wouldn't be a part of any club that would have ME as a member".
  22. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,192

    Donuts & Peelouts
    from , CA

    I can't to the whole club thing. I just can't. So I vote for no patch.

    I can't take someone's drama and beef on my plate or someone trying to act brave because of #'s.

    I've seen clubs turn into gangs with my own eyes.

    Clubs are a target for thiefs.

    All you need is one Judas.

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  23. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,192

    Donuts & Peelouts
    from , CA

    Rule number 43, don't complain about how many rules we have. Lol

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  24. Groucho Marx..... LOL.

    It all depends on where you decide to go with your 'club'. There can be legal issues involved, some involving liability, so be careful. As long as it's 'no meetings, no dues, no rules' and I'd add 'no events' to that list, you'll be ok. Step outside of that, and it can get complicated fast.

    FWIW, I belong to a club where the previous administration believed in minimal rules, and it's caused us all sorts of problems. I'm in the process right now of trying to address this with a new set of bylaws and it ain't easy (I was the only one to volunteer to look at them). But one thing we've always done (at least since I've been a member) is carry an insurance policy for all club 'activities', whether it's a show open to the public or a strictly club member event but held in a public space (and this can include cruises).

    Imagine this; you're out on a cruise, everybody is wearing their club 'colors' or are otherwise identifiable as 'club' members and somebody runs over a civilian. These days, any lawyer worth his salt will name any and all persons and organizations even tangentially involved as a respondent as a matter of course. Just like that, you're a named party to a lawsuit, maybe even if you weren't even there.... It's sad, but that's the world we live now...
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  25. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,243

    from wash state

    Iam not sure I want to belong to a club that would have me as a member
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  26. 28 Ford PU
    Joined: Jan 9, 2015
    Posts: 454

    28 Ford PU
    from Upstate NY

    No kneeling during the National Anthem.

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  27. buffaloracer
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 801

    from kansas

    After reading all of this I can see I don't belong in a car club.
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  28. Gavin Tittle
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 238

    Gavin Tittle

    man... didn't know that sitting/driving around and talking about cars with your friends could get so damned dicey... they even come with seats.... what do you need other than a flat spot to park on and a place to piss?

    I have a feeling i'm missing part of the CC idealism, because it sounds like a good way to fuck up free lunch, if you know what I mean.
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  29. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,203

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Seriously? I thought joining a car club was all about hooking up with fellow members' "Old Ladies". But I guess it all depends on how "laid back" your car club is.....:cool:
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  30. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 930

    from so cal

    Sounds like "sons of anarchy "

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