ScooterZ Social Club
Bylaws of Governance & Membership
The ScooterZ Social Club, founded in 2015, is a group of like-minded adult scooter enthusiasts, who enjoy the camaraderie of other adult scooter enthusiasts for club gatherings, scooter rallies and club rides. The ScooterZ Social Club is based in Stamford (Connecticut), and will conduct most business and other meetings within the locales of Stamford.
ScooterZ Social Club Governance
ScooterZ Social Club governance will be conducted by the ScooterZ Social Club officers, which will include the Directors, an Executive Manager and an Assistant Executive Manager. All decisions of the club officers will be subject to the club directors approval. All decisions by the club directors are final. Other positions will be considered Staff, such as Administrative Assistant and Social Event Coordinator. Staff positions will be overseen by the Club Directors.
- Executive Manager: will conduct monthly meetings, oversee the coordination of Scooter Rallies and direct general club business.
- Assistant Executive Manager: will assist the Executive Manager in conducting monthly meetings, directing general club business and membership.
- Tour Coordinator: will be responsible for coordinating Scooter Rallies, rides and other travel events for the club.
- Administrative Assistant: will take notes as needed at monthly ScooterZ Social Club meetings and other club meetings (ex: Scooter Rallies, rides and other events), compile and distribute same to membership.
- Treasurer: The treasurer duties will be maintained by the directors, such as managing the ScooterZ Social Club banking and Paypal accounts, including membership dues, merchandise and scooter rally finances.
- Social Event Coordinator: will be responsible for members signing in at meetings and events as well as meeting setups and including refreshments. He / She is also responsible for keeping inventory records pertaining to the ScooterZ Social Club.
- Social Media Coordinator: Manages the club's electronic presence on the world wide web, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and the club website.
NOTE: To qualify as a ScooterZ Social Club officer, a member must be a ScooterZ Social Club full member in good standing for one year and have attended a scooter rally or attend a majority of club events.
Voting ability for basic members will be determined on a per vote basis and announced at the time of the vote by the presiding club officer. Full club members shall always have the ability to vote on club business.
ScooterZ Social Club officer elections will be held at the December ScooterZ Social Club meeting, after nominees have been selected during the November ScooterZ Social Club meeting. Nominees should be nominated, and then confirmed by two ScooterZ Social Club full members. All officer nominations are subject to the club directors approval. A club officer can be removed by a unanimous vote of the remaining officers with club directors approval or directly by a consensus of the club directors.
ScooterZ Social Club will hold an official meeting once a month to accomplish ScooterZ Social Club business and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded scooter enthusiasts.
ScooterZ Social Club meetings will be held at a local or regional eatery, meeting hall or other location as announced via the club website or club email newsletter.
ScooterZ Social Club's official means of communication will be via information posted on the club website, club facebook page and occasional newsletter e-mails. ScooterZ Social Club also has a team on Slack, which is a real-time chat service, plus we have a group chat in our official text messaging app, Signal. Both Slack and Signal are also official means of disseminating club information. (To join our Slack team or Signal chat group, you must be invited - contact a club officer if you are a member and have not received your invitation.) All club email correspondence will originate as a newsletter from the club website, members of the club are not to send individual emails as official club correspondence. On the necessity of communicating club business to individuals, only club officers and directors are permitted to send emails on behalf of the club. Any other apps or services are NOT approved for any ScooterZ Social Club use.
ScooterZ Social Club reserves the right to modify these Bylaws upon a majority vote of the club officers with approval from the club directors, or directly by the club directors.
ScooterZ Social Club Membership
The ScooterZ Social Club welcomes anyone who is 18 years of age or older, with a keen interest in scooters, scooter culture and scooter riding.
To become a basic member of the ScooterZ Social Club you must apply for membership via our website. All applications for basic membership are free and valid for one year from date of application.
Once it is decided by a majority vote of the club officers based upon your activity within the club, you will be offered the opportunity to become a full member. Full Membership registration is also via our website. Membership dues for a full club member are $30 for one year or any part thereof, to be renewed on January 1st. All full memberships are for a period ending on December 31 of the current year.
Any member that has not renewed their membership before the expiration date will be considered inactive and all privileges associated with their full club membership shall be suspended until such time that they make their membership current again.
All ScooterZ Social Club members are expected to participate in member events / rides and any Scooter Rally productions, and they are also encouraged to attend out-of-town scooter rallies presented by other scooter clubs.
Any ScooterZ Social Club member who is detrimental to the ScooterZ Social Club and / or its membership, can be permanently removed from ScooterZ Social Club membership via a majority decision of ScooterZ Social Club officers and Directors (previous officers may be consulted). Said member will receive notification and explanation via official club communication channels.
Ride / Event requirements - Liability
The ScooterZ Social Club requires all participants (members or not) in any event or ride organized or sanctioned by the ScooterZ Social Club to have current registration, license and to provide their own insurance as required by all applicable laws from the participants state of residence.
The ScooterZ Social Club will not be liable for any issues or actions by participants at any club gathering, event or ride.
Failure to produce any legally required documentation upon request from any ScooterZ Social Club officer or director will be grounds for the ScooterZ Social Club to deny participation in any and all club sanctioned activities until such time that proof of compliance with all applicable laws is shown.