By Laws

Muddy Buddys Jeep Wrangler Club Rules

Article I - Name

The name of this organization will be Muddy Buddys Jeep Wrangler Club.

Article II - Purpose

The purpose of the Muddy Buddys is to bring off road enthusiasts together for the enjoyment and betterment of the hobby of off roading and to promote the legendary Jeep vehicle. This will be done through our website, message forums, social gatherings, off road adventures and regular club meetings. Muddy Buddys will always promote friendship, knowledge and a family oriented atmosphere.

Article III - Objective

The objective of the club is primarily enjoyment, friendship and family values as well as preservation of trails and the hobby of off-road recreation in a safe, environmentally friendly manor. It is our intent to work for more open trails, to work with individuals and organizations to open and maintain trails for ORV use. When called upon, members of the Muddy Buddys will offer logistical and transportation support to local, State, or governmental agency's in emergency situations or other times of need.

Article IV - Membership Qualifications and Standards

  1. Must own a Wrangler style Jeep or any vehicles in the evolution of the Jeep Wrangler including but not limited to MBs, CJs, YJs, TJs, JKs.
  2. Vehicle must be four wheel drive to participate in trail rides
  3. Members must be at least 16 years of age with a valid license and insurance. Members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult during any and all trail rides.
  4. No vehicle modifications are required to join but are strongly suggested for attending trail rides.
  5. One club decal will be provided and must be applied, in plain sight, to their Jeeps. Decal must be removed if vehicle is sold or membership is revoked.
  6. All members must fill out a application and sign a per meant liability waiver that will be placed in their file.
  7. Follow trail etiquette, article IX.

Article V - Dues

  1. Club dues are 24 dollars each year due July first of each year. New members are required to pay a one time 10 dollar processing fee.
  2. To maintain good standing dues must be paid no later than August 31 of each year. Failure to pay by the dead line will result in a 10 dollar late fee.
  3. Failure to pay dues will result in a suspended membership and the loss of all club benefits i.e. discounts.
  4. Dues and processing fees are non refundable.
  5. Members fulfilling the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer, or other elected positions will not be required to pay dues, due to time and commitment of their position.
  6. Example of dues schedule for new members January $22, February $20, March $18, April $16, May $14, June $12, July $34, August $32, September $30, October $28, November $26, December $24. These are the amounts to be paid by new members based on when they join.
  7. When dues are paid, each member will get their membership card and begin to receive club benefits.

Article VII - Code of Conduct

  1. There will be no consumption of alcohol during club sanctioned events or organized trail rides or events held by other "clubs or organizations". Non driving events are not included. There will be no underage drinking at any event period.
  2. Any use or possession of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination of membership.
  3. Unruly or disrespectful behavior by club members during club sanctioned events or on the message forum will not be tolerated, including extreme and constant profanity.
  4. Firearm possession must follow state and local regulations. Displaying firearms during club events is strictly prohibited.
  5. Members will not knowingly trespass. While trail riding, if a member ventures on private land or a closed area and an officer of the law issues a citation, arrest or confiscates the vehicle; liability is bore solely by the owner or the person doing the action. Members are to follow rules and regulations of property and/or its owners.
  6. All codes of conduct and bylaws also apply to any passenger or non-member guest. Club members will be held responsible for any and all passengers or guests that accompany them to an event.

Article VIII - Violations and consequences of bylaws and code of conduct

  1. First offence
  2. Verbal warning by the officers of the club.
  3. Second offence
  4. Written warning by the officers of the club. Copy will be placed in the members file.
  5. Third offence
  6. Constructive council with officers with criteria to improve club members standing. This criteria will be reviewed in three months by officers. During this three month time member will be placed on probation. Failure to appear for the council will result in a membership vote to remove said member.
  7. If the problem continues a vote will be held among the members to revoke the membership of the offender.
  8. Severe cases can be brought to immediate membership vote to remove.
  9. Removed members can be reinstated after one year. They must complete a 3 month probation period and the membership will vote to reinstate.

Article IX - Trail Etiquette

The following items must be available and/or applied to your Jeep in order to participate in trail rides.

  1. Make sure vehicle is in good mechanical condition and trail ready. Will it make it back to the trail head?
  2. Tow hooks, tow strap with out metal hooks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, extra fluids, carry own tools and bring a trash bag.
  3. Stay on clearly marked trails and obey property signs.
  4. Follow winch safety rules.
  5. Be friendly and courteous to all trail users.
  6. When attempting an obstacle follow the three strikes and your out. This will keep large rides from becoming congested.

Article X - Terms and Responsibilities of Officers

  1. President-2 year term
    1. Promote, maintain, and enforce club bylaws.
    2. Set up and organize club events.
    3. Conduct meetings in an organized fashion.
    4. Promote club at all levels.
    5. Authority to make basic club decisions.
  2. Secretary-1 year term
    1. Take minutes/notes of meetings.
    2. Keep proper records of members.
    3. Involved in the maintenace of club website.
    4. Responsible for keeping members informed of club events and happenings.
    5. Responsible for new member processing and club promotion.
    6. Authority to make basic club decisions.
  3. Treasurer-1 year term
    1. Keep safe and secure all funds of the club.
    2. Give report at each meeting of funds and expenses.
    3. Control basic financing of the club.
    4. Authority to make basic club decisions.
  4. There will be no term limits and at the end of the officers' term an election will be held. Simple majority election will decide who wins.
  5. To run for club officer member must be a member in good standing with at least 1 year as an active member.
  6. Elections will be held in April.

Article XI - Removal or Replacement of Club Officers

  1. If an officer is unable to uphold the duties or resigns his/her position the remaining officers will take over the responsibilities of the vacated position until an election will be held to fill the position. The new officer will finish the remainder of the term.
  2. In the event that an officer is not upholding the duties of his/her position a motion can be raised by any member and two supporters. Within 2 months an election will be held and a simple majority will rule. If officer is removed an election will be held to fill the vacant position.

Article XII - Amending Bylaws

  1. If a member in good standing wants to present a new amendment they can present it to the membership for a vote. Simple majority rules.
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