This is a committee that exists for the purpose of monitoring current political and legislative activities that affect the motorcycling community within the state of New Mexico. The members of the board will collect information about current activities, consider what steps (if any) should be taken regarding activities, as well as make recommendations regarding the possible introduction of laws or regulations that will benefit the motorcycling community. This board will be composed of 9 volunteers. In addition to the nine board members, there will be members who will be commissioned to do outside work and report back to the board. The committee will provide this service, at no charge, to all members of the motorcycling community within the state of New Mexico and will also provide a central body to which any individual can make recommendations, proposals or suggestions regarding current or future legislative activities. Although not associated with any one organization, the committee may report on a quarterly basis to the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, ABATE of New Mexico, Inc. the Coalition of Clubs or any other organization deemed appropriate.
Officers will consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, Editor, webmaster, club liaison and Sergeant-At-Arms. Their office will be held for two (2) years as voted by existing board members. There will be no term limits.
The chairman shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and shall, in general, be subject to the control of the Board of Directors, and shall supervise and control all business and affairs of the Corporation. He/she shall perform all duties incident to his/her office and such other duties as may be required by law, and the Article of Incorporation of this Corporation, or by these by-laws, or that which may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. He/She shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and is an ex-officio member of all standing committees.
The Vice Chairman of the Corporation shall, in the absence of the Chairman, perform all duties required of and have all the powers of the Chairman and act as an ex-officio member of all committees. He/she shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board of Directors and the Chairman.
The Secretary of the Corporation shall:
Certify and keep at the principal office of the Corporation the original or a copy of the by-laws as amended. Keep at the principal office of the Corporation or at such other place as the Board of Directors may order, a book of minutes of all Board meeting with time and place of holding, whether regular or special and of manes of those present at
See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws or as required by law. Keep a complete and accurate account of membership records and issue all membership cards. Be responsible for standardization of all record keeping.
In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer of the Corporation shall:
Deposit all funds of the Corporation. Maintain a record of the income and disbursements of such funds. He/She shall keep accurate books of account and report to the Board of Directors as to the financial condition of the Corporation. Withdrawals from the Corporation fund shall be made by check signed by the Treasurer of the Corporation or either the Chairman or Vice Chairman.
The Editor of the corporation shall:
Create the newsletter published on a bi-monthly basis Maintain accurate records of advertisers
Public Relations Officer:
The Public Relations Officer shall establish, maintain, or improve a favorable relationship between the Corporation and the public by:
Raising public awareness of motorcycling. He/she shall deal with all media coverage. Educate motorcyclists on their rights and what they can do to help themselves. Membership building and retention. Provide articles and press releases to media about motorcycle awareness, education and rights.
Sergeant at Arms:
The Sergeant at Arms shall:
Maintain order at all meetings. Be in charge of all security matters at events/runs.
The Webmaster shall:
Maintain, update and keep accurate the corporation's website
The Club Liaison shall:
Act as a primary contact for all clubs.
How board members are established:
All prospective board members shall submit a written petition to the board
The board will privately review and discuss the petition
The board will vote on the prospective member. The vote must be unanimous
The prospective member will be on probation for a minimum of 90 days
After the probationary period, established board members will vote on the prospective member. The vote must be
Attendance is of the utmost importance. Each board member must be able to be contacted by e-mail or their contact numbers. In addition, in lieu of extenuating circumstances, each board member/prospective board member must attend a minimum of every other meeting, for a sum total of 75% meeting attendance within a 12-month period. Failure to meet this obligation will result in mandatory dismissal from the NMMRO board.
For due cause, board members may be removed by a majority vote of all established board members.
Every established board member has an equal vote and say on committee business. The quorum will be at least two board members and the chairman or vice-chairman. If the chairman is unable to attend the meeting, then the vice-chairman will vote in case of a tie.
Donations will be held by the Treasurer and will be dispersed as needed. All receipts will be shown to the board for final approval.
As a member of the board of this committee, you agree to have your name, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses published in different publications.
Funds are to be raised through contributions, grants and fund raising activities. Upon the dissolution of New Mexico Motorcyclists Rights Organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the corporation, the remaining assets shall be distributed to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. No part of the earnings of this corporation shall ever inure to or be for the benefit of or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the exempt purposes for which it was formed. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
These bylaws may be amended by a unanimous vote of all the established board members at any time.