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Old 05-14-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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MC clubs?

Not restarting a locked thread.... Not stiring the pot.... Promise.

This is for my and probably other peoples edification.

What, when, where and why?

What is the proccess and why? Obviously, a group of people can't get together and call themselves a MC club but, why?

Who is the sactioning body and why?

What are the ranks and proccesses to membership and why?

I have always wondered and wanna know...



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Old 05-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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I was wondering the same, I dont want to waste my time going to a meeting when some answers will answer a few simple questions.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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The CoC regulates clubs / issuance of 3 bar patches.
Ranking and processes to become a member vary from club to club, but typically there's a probationary period when one is a "prospect" for the club. Call it a kind of finding out if you're the kind of person the club wants as a member.
Most clubs are social organizations, some with philanthropic missions such as the Patriot Guard, etc.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #4
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Most clubs are social organizations, .
Hence the reason I have no knowledge....



Why the CoC, what is a 3 bar patch?

Football has the NFL, AFL, Arena League (I know, weak but it's all I have).

Does this apply to a bunch of old guys with Gold Wings who get together to
eat burgers?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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Not restarting a locked thread.... Not stiring the pot.... Promise




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They got you pretty paranoid don't they?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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www.coctx.org

The website might be able to answer some of your questions.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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The CoC regulates clubs / issuance of 3 bar patches.
Ranking and processes to become a member vary from club to club, but typically there's a probationary period when one is a "prospect" for the club. Call it a kind of finding out if you're the kind of person the club wants as a member.
Most clubs are social organizations, some with philanthropic missions such as the Patriot Guard, etc.
you sound like the guy off history channel when they talk about hells angel or the 1%er or any of the other notorious MC
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First of all, the COC does not regulate, we recognize. Come to a meeting sometime and I will be happy to sit down and explain to you what I can if you are a club. If you are not a club, does not matter, you need to check out the Coalition of Independent Riders to get involved. We are mainly about protecting our rights as bikers, both legislatively and judicially, promoting motorcycle safety and motorist awareness, promote commaradere amoung clubs, and create a common level for folks to learn protocall. Another place that can answer a lot of your questions can be found at:

http://www.rcvsmc.net/id21.html

You can learn a lot here about the world you live in or around. I respect a man that wants to increase his understanding for the right reason. All of us in clubs wether it be M/M's, R/C's, Military Clubs, Riding Associations, M/C's, or whatever were all independents at one time.

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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First of all, the COC does not regulate, we recognize. Come to a meeting sometime and I will be happy to sit down and explain to you what I can if you are a club. If you are not a club, does not matter, you need to check out the Coalition of Independent Riders to get involved. We are mainly about protecting our rights as bikers, both legislatively and judicially, promoting motorcycle safety and motorist awareness, promote commaradere amoung clubs, and create a common level for folks to learn protocall. Another place that can answer a lot of your questions can be found at:

http://www.rcvsmc.net/id21.html

You can learn a lot here about the world you live in or around. I respect a man that wants to increase his understanding for the right reason. All of us in clubs wether it be M/M's, R/C's, Military Clubs, Riding Associations, M/C's, or whatever were all independents at one time.

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Well say!

Here's the link for the "Coalition of Independent Riders"

http://usdefenders.org/COIR.htm

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So...

MH looks like a club, smells like a club and acts like a club.....

Does it need CoC sanctioning?
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:26 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=cedestech;2903695]So...

MH looks like a club, smells like a club and acts like a club.....

Does it need CoC sanctioning?[/QUO TE]e

I see where you are going, and you aren't going to get the truth.

Just saying......

They have given you plenty of hints, I/E: "I'll explain it in person"
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #12
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So...

MH looks like a club, smells like a club and acts like a club.....

Does it need CoC sanctioning?
No, MH is a forum. Now if you want to make a 3 piece patch consisting of upper and lower rockers then yes, It would be wise to seek sanctioning. You also should not make anything that has the words motorcycle club on it.
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No, MH is a forum. Now if you want to make a 3 piece patch consisting of upper and lower rockers then yes, It would be wise to seek sanctioning. You also should not make anything that has the words motorcycle club on it.
how about the name

"The UnSanctioned"
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How do clubs know what other clubs are "sanctioned"? Is there a list? Secret
hand shake? Safe word?

Seems like alot of trouble to hang out with people that share the same interests and become freinds that are as thick as family.

But then I don't get alot of things....

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How do clubs know what other clubs are "sanctioned"? Is there a list? Secret
hand shake? Safe word?

Seems like alot of trouble to hang out with people that share the same interests and become freinds that are as thick as family.

But then I don't get alot of things....

Yes there is a list. All it takes is a phone call to verify and then the violators are "questioned" about it.
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Yes there is a list. All it takes is a phone call to verify and then the violators are "questioned" about it.
it could even be a rally jacket that sets off the bullshit,(dosen't have to be a 3 bar jacket) if the wrong guy, drunk enough, wants to start some .. i know of this firsthand, in galvez. (no, not me, a former friend)
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If it's all about having a good time and getting acquainted with people who share the same passion for motorcycles, then I understand the appeal; however, it seems like there's a strong undertone of violence if you step out of line...which is what I don't understand
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If it's all about having a good time and getting acquainted with people who share the same passion for motorcycles, then I understand the appeal; however, it seems like there's a strong undertone of violence if you step out of line...which is what I don't understand
check out gangland on the history channel.
it's not as bad here as other places
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it could even be a rally jacket that sets off the bullshit,(dosen't have to be a 3 bar jacket) if the wrong guy, drunk enough, wants to start some .. i know of this firsthand, in galvez. (no, not me, a former friend)
Yep. You are correct. We had to deal with the MC's when we were talking about getting patches made for a military riding group. Of course before 9-11 the answer was, " no!" then after 9-11, they were all like, "we really support you guys, of course you can do it." What a joke. This is just one reason, out of many, that I will never join one.
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If it's all about having a good time and getting acquainted with people who share the same passion for motorcycles, then I understand the appeal; however, it seems like there's a strong undertone of violence if you step out of line...which is what I don't understand
There are some clubs that are really laid back and not very strict. But some of your more notorious clubs go so far as to tell you when you can and can't ride.
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