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Adopted: Febuary 29, 1976


Section 1 Name

The name of the association shall be known as "MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ASSOCIATION" and offically be abbreviated as "MRA".

Section 2 Purpose

The general purpose of the MRA is to form an united association for improving and protecting the rights and well being of motorcycle riders, and improving relations with the non motorcycle driving public.


Section 1 Membership

A. Chater Member - Any member who has completed the membership application and paid the membership fee before May 1, 1976 shall be Chapter Members of the MRA

B. Member - Membership will be granted to persons18 years of age or older, upon completion of membership applacation, payment of membership fee and approval of officers.

C. Associate Member - Persons not meeting requirements for membership will be granted associate membership, upon being sponsored by a member, payment by membership fee and approval of officers.

D. Honorary - Any person who has commended themselves to the esteem of the MRA and elected by a majority vote shall be granted honorary membership.

Section 2 Membership Fees

A membership fee of $ 2.00 will be paid by all members and associate members. Fee includes the cost of membership card and patch.

Section 3 Membership Renewal

Membership will be renewed annually from 1 March through March.

Section 4 Meetings

A. Monthly - Monthly meetings will be held the first Sunday of each month.

B. Special - Special meetings of the members may be called by the President or by a majority of the officers.

C. Change of Meetings - Meeting dates can be changed by the President or by a majority of officers as necessary.


Section 1 Voting

A. Voting rights will be held by members in attendance only.

B. Voting for new officers shall be conducted in accordance with Article V, Section 3.

C. General voting for MRA business shall require a simple majority by open vote.

D. Change in MRA Constitution shall require a 2/3 majority by open vote.


Section 1 Election of Officers

The members shall elect from the membership a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any member with a minimum of Six months in the association and in good standing shall be eligible to hold office. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer must be held by a person who anticipates 95% attendance.

Section 2 Resignation of Officers

In the event that the President shall resign or become unable to hold office before the end of his/her term, the Vice President will assume the office of the President. In the event that the Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer shall resign or become unable to hold office prior to the end of their term, a new election will be held to fill the vacant office. This election will be held within four (4) weeks at a regularly scheduled meeting by a simple majority vote of the membership by secret ballot.

Section 3 Election Procedures

Election of officers shall be held at the monthly meeting in April. Nominations shall be taken from the floor. All officers shall be elected by a simple majority by secret ballot.


Section 1 Duties of the President

The President shall preside at all meetings of the members, and shall perform the duties pertaining to this office; to lead and inspire leadership in the other association officers so as to have a successful administration. Be able to state a position or make a decision concerning association business which does not require a vote but must bring all decisions to the association before taking action. Be aware of association attitude, so as to be able to represent the association in all matters that arise with confidence of the membership. Take advantage of situtations and suggestions, so as to improve and advance the associations prestige and honor. He may call specail meetings of the members under the provisions of Article II, Paragraph B. He shall accept and carry out all responsibilities as President and Chief Executive of the Association. He is a non voting member execpt in the case of a ties.

Section 2 Duties of the Vice President

In the absence of the President the duties usually pertaining to that office shall be performed by the Vice President. He may also perform other duties as directed by the President.

Section 3 Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the members and shall record all minutes and votes in a book kept for that purpose. He/She shall give all notices of special meetings of the members and shall perform all duties incident to this office as required by the President. He/She will keep roll of all associate members.

Section 4 Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall attend all meetings of the members and shall maintain an up-to-date record of all monies, debts, and obligations belonging to the association. He/She shall receive all payments to the association and make all payments of association debts. All contracts, checks, drafts, notes or other orders for payment of maone shall be signed in the name of the Treasurer and countersigned by the President or Vice President. He/She shall give bond at the associations expense if required by law. He/She will not write checks without approval.


Section 1 Activities

The activities of the association shall be planned by the member responsible for them.

Section 2 Appointment of Committees

The President shall appoint such committees as he finds desirable from time to time, and shall outline the duties and repsonsibilites of such committees. All reports or actions taken by the committee must be voted on by members present.


Section 1 Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the association shall begin on April 1st and end on the last day of March of the succeeding year.

The MRA Constitution is presented here for historial reference; the MRA merged into ABATE of South Carolina in the late 70's.

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