West Bank Motorcycle Club Handbook
There will be two annual meetings. The 20 ride/Road Captain meeting and the General membership meeting. Both to be held in the spring with the 20 Ride/RC meeting occurring about 4 weeks before the first ride and the General Membership meeting the next week.
20 Riders/Road Captain Meeting:
The 20 Ride members and Road Captains are the governing body of the West Bank Motorcycle Club. They propose any changes that may be needed at the 20 Riders/RC meetings. If they decide something should be changed it must be brought to the attention of the general members at the general membership meeting for a vote. If the 20 Riders/RC's decide something will not change then there will be no further action taken.
Club Officers will be nominated at this meeting and dues will be gladly accepted.
General Membership meeting:
Everyone that is a paid member is urged to attend this meeting. Additional Officer nominations will be accepted before the Officers election gets under way. Any changes to the club that was brought up for a vote at the 20 Riders/RC meeting will be voted on at this meeting.
Dues will start to be collected for the current year. You cannot get a Ride Credit until your dues is paid.
Ride schedules will be made out and the First Ride Pot Luck will be discussed. Old and New business will also fill some of the time slot.
First Ride Pot Luck:
The first Ride Pot Luck is on the last Saturday in April. The WBMC may provide a portable toilet. This a traditional pot luck lunch, with members bringing a dish to pass.
The host will make maps and be a Road Captain or ask someone to help him/her out.
Mid Summer Family Camp-out:
This is an optional event! That will happen if we are invited to a location were camping is permitted. This is also a traditional pot luck event.
This is the only Ride that you will receive a ride credit for if you show up on 4 or more wheels (other than the first and last ride - maybe).
Traditionally this event is sponsored by the WBMC at 5 year intervals i.e. 30-35-40 year anniversaries (from 1969). The WBMC will supply the main dish with members & guests bringing a dish to pass.
Year End Awards Banquet:
This is normally held on the first Saturday in October. At least one week after the last ride. This is a pot luck with the WBMC supplying the main coarse, and the members and guests bringing a dish to pass. A portable toilet will be provided by the club. The club will also provide utensils, plates, salt & pepper.
At this event the trophies and patches will be awarded. Door prizes that have been donated by sponsors will be awarded to the members by way of a 'ticket drawing'. You must be a current member and be present to win door prizes. Non-members attending will be charged an amount to be determined at the 20 Riders/RC’s meetings.
The official club rides start on the last Saturday in April and continue twice weekly through the end of September. Wednesday rides leave at about 6:30 PM and Saturday rides leave at about Noon. Most rides will leave from Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagles Club #34.
Starting in 2018 there can also be one extra ride per month (April to September), called the Xtra Ride, which must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance of the ride date.
If you arrive late then look in the bar area, under the Eagle, for maps - please leave the last map or two for the next rider that is also late. There may also be a map posted on the bulletin board at the entrance.
Keep your ears open as there are also may riders that will be happy to have you tag along on Sunday rides. Some are also able to cruise around during the weekdays.