Revised 22 March, 2014
Great Lakes Association of
Shrine Motor Corps By-Laws
||This association shall be known as the Great Lakes Association
of Shrine Motor Corps.
||Affiliated groups shall be referred to as Motor Units of
||The purpose of this association is to promote the organization
and betterment of Motor Units among the Shrine Centers of
the Great Lakes Shrine Association, to create and devise motorized
equipment that fit in with the style and display purpose of
the Shrine, and to promote cordiality and good fellowship
among its members.
||This association, as a body, shall not use its influence
in any way nor take sides in any manner whatsoever in the
affairs of the Great Lakes association A.A.O.N.M.S. or the
Imperial Council A.A.O.N.M.S., nor shall it enter into collusion
with others having that intent.
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
||Membership in this association shall be composed of active
members, members at large, and honorary and life members as
elected by the Executive Committee.
||An active member shall be a Shriner who is a member of a
Motorized Unit affiliated with the Association, or a rider
or driver of a wheeled or motorized vehicle who is regularly
a member of a uniformed unit of his Shrine Center.
||A Member-at-Large shall be a Shriner, formerly an active
member of a Motorized Unit of this Association, but whose
Corps has disbanded, or who has moved his place of residence
from the jurisdiction of the Unit of which he was a former
member. In order to quality as a Member-AtLarge, such a Shriner
shall pay dues of $10.00 per annum to the Great Lakes Association
of Shrine Motor Corps.
||Shriner Motor Units desiring to affiliate with this association
shall submit an application on a form furnished by the Great
Lakes Association of Shrine Motor Corps, listing its officers
and members and signed and approved by the Potentate of their
Shrine Center, together with the current year's dues and upon
approval of the Executive Committee shall then become members
of the Association.
||Each member shall be covered with insurance equal to that
required by the Imperial Shrine of North America or his Shrine
Center, whichever is greater.
ARTICLE III. OFFICER AND NIEETINGS
||The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held during
the session of the Great Lakes Association A.A.O.N.M.S., at
such time and place as may be determined by the Convention
Committee of this Association. The Mid-Winter meeting shall
be held no later than April 30 of each year at a place chosen
by the President of this Association.
||The Officers of the Association shall be a President, a
First VicePresident (Organizer), a Second Vice President (Who
shall assist the First Vice-President on Organizing), a Sergeant-At-Arms,
all of whom shall be elected for a term of ONE YEAR (1) at
the annual meeting of the Association, and shall serve until
12:01 A.M. THE LAST DAY OF THE CONVENTION. Only a simple majority
is necessary for election of officers. An Executive Secretary-Treasurer
will be APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, and through reappointment,
may serve successive terms. Only active members as described
in Article II, Section 2 may hold office in the Association.
Past Presidents will receive a past president's. PAID LIFE
DUES CARD upon the completion of his term of office as President.
||In the event an officer should relinquish his membership
in his motorized unit he will lose the right to the office
to which he was elected. His duties for the remainder of the
year will carried out by the remaining officers.
One (1) representative from each Shrine Center affiliated
with this Association together with the elected officers
and appointed officer of the Association, as enumerated
in Section 2, hereof, and including past presidents of the
Association, that are in good standing herein, shall constitute
the Executive Committee. Representatives to the Executive
Committee from the Shrine Center affiliated with this Association
shall at the Annual or Mid-Winter meeting of the Association,
or prior thereto, furnish satisfactory credentials of his
election or appointment to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer
of this Association.
If the regularly designated representative is unable to
attend, an alternate may be selected from the Shrine Center
and he shall qualify and function as representative. Each
Shrine Center Line Officer and Past President shall have
one (1) vote.
||The Executive Committee shall meet Annually and at Mid-Winter,
and shall transact all business of the Association. Active
members and members-at-large shall have the right to attend
all meetings of the Executive Committee and may participate
therein, but shall have no vote and may not propose any motion,
unless he be a representative of his Shrine Center, or a member
of the Executive Committee.
||The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association
and carry out all orders and resolutions of the Association,
he shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, he shall
appoint all committees and fill any vacancies occurring therein.
He shall communicate his plans regarding the Annual and Mid-Winter
meetings as early as possible to the other officers. He shall
notify the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the same so proper
notification can be sent to the members in the February News
Letter. The President cannot cancel a Mid-Winter Meeting without
the full approval of all the officers of the Association.
He shall at least ONE DAY prior to the Annual Meeting appoint
an auditing committee of not less than THREE (3) active members
to audit the books and accounts of the Association and report
their findings to the Association at the annual meeting. Upon
completion of the audit, the Treasurer shall immediately turn
over all funds of the Association to the incoming Treasurer
at the time of the audit.
||The First Vice-President in the absence of the President,
will perform the duties of the President. The First Vice-President
shall assist the President in the planning of the Annual meeting
and shall be informed of all planned activities. As soon as
he is elected he should choose a Competition Chairman so there
will be no delay in the picking of a site for Competition
in his year.
||The Second Vice-President shall in the absence of the President
and the First Vice-President perform such duties of the President.
The Second Vice-President should be available to assist in
the plans of the President First Vice-President. His primary
direction should be the recruitment of new members. The names
and addresses of the commanders, Directors and Presidents
of the motorized units of nonmember Shrine Centers should
be available to him from the Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
The Sergeant-At-Arms shall properly tile all meetings
of the Association. He shall provide a registration book
wherein such person attending the meeting of the Association,
shall register his name and Shrine Center and shall deliver
the same to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association at
the conclusion of the Annual and Mid-Winter meeting.
The Sergeant-At-Arms should help as needed by the President,
First Vice-President, and Second Vice-President. He should
also oversee the competition, not to chair it or to be Competition
Chairman, but to become aware of any problems that might
arise. He should know everything about competition as soon
||The Delegates shall encourage and assist in the organization
of the Motor Corps in the Various Shrine Centers of the Shrine
and shall promote the affiliation of such Motor Corps with
the Association. The Executive Secretary-Treasurer will send
each Delegate a letter in January requesting names of motorized
units and individual contact information for each unit along
with a Dues Form.
||The Executive Secretary-Treasurer shall keep all the records
of this Association and record its minutes, he shall receive
all DUES and FUNDS of the Association, and deposit same in
a reputable bank covered by Federal Deposit Insurance in the
name of the Great Lakes Association of Shrine Motor Corps
and pay out the funds of the Association on the order of the
Executive Committee, he shall SENT OUT IN THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER,
after the time of the annual meeting cause to be printed a
summary of his annual report, together with a copy of the
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING and also a copy of the Treasurer's
||The Secretary-Treasurer shall give good and sufficient BOND
for the faithful performance of his duties, in such an amount
as the Executive Committee shall require, and the cost of
said BOND shall be kept in the custody of the President.
||The Secretary-Treasurer will maintain a YEARLY LIST of all
past Presidents. They will all receive each mailing by First
Class Mail, the same as sent to other members. This is to
continue FOR THE BALANCE OF THEIR LIVES.
||Section 11 -A-2
||The Secretary-Treasurer shall respond to the request of
all the Officers in a timely fashion, usually 10 to 14 days.
ARTICLE IV. DUES
|The annual dues shall be FIFTEEN DOLLARS ($15.00) per member
of each Unit and each MemberAt-Large, and shall be paid into
the treasury of this Association on or before March 1 S` of
each year. The Association shall from the receipts pay the
expenses of the Secretary's office, the rental of necessary
headquarters and convention rooms during the Annual Meeting.
||The President will be allowed up to SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY
DOLLARS (750.00) during his term of office to cover incidental
expenses connected with his duties and the promotion of the
Great Lakes Association of Shrine Motor corps.
||Should the dues of any affiliated Unit, or any Member-At-Large,
not be paid 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE THE ANNUAL MEETING is
called order, it and all its members or the offending Member-At-Large
shall be denied all the rights and privileges of Great Lakes
Association of Shrine Motor Corps and shall immediately suspended
from membership at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
||Membership cards in the Association signed by the President,
countersigned by the Secretary-Treasurer, shall be issued
to ACTIVE MEMBERS and MEMBERS-AT-LARGE upon payment of the
annual dues. A life Membership Shrine Card will be issued
to each PAST PRESIDENT of the Great Lakes Association of Shrine
Motor Corps by the Secretary.
ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
||The President, along with the Executive Secretary-Treasurer,
shall publish a paper, magazine, or periodical, which would
be recognized as the Official Organ of the organization to
be known as GLASMC Newsletter. Said editor will select his
staff of reporters or assistants, preferable one from each
member Unit, to assist in this work, the purpose of the entire
group being to publicize the Association at every opportunity
and also keep each member of the organization informed on
current event and activities of the Association. The President
will assure the GLASMC will be published during February and
July of each year. The February newsletter will be mailed
to all members of record according to the dues listing. The
July newsletter will be mailed to all members paid up subsequent
to March 1st.
ARTICLE VI. ORDER OF BUSINESS
Unless otherwise ordered, the order of business at meetings
will be as follows:
- ROLL CALL
- READING OF MINUTES
- BILL AND COMMUNICATIONS
- REPORTS OF OFFICERS
- REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
- REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- NEW BUSINESS
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS
||All business shall be conducted and governed by Roberts
Rules of Orderwhere not specifically covered by the foregoing
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENT
||These By-Laws may be amended at any Annual or Mid-Winter
Meeting of the Association by a TWO-THIRDS (2/3) MAJORITY
VOTE of those present and qualified to vote, provided said
amendments are submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer in time
for printing and distribution to all member Units at least
30 days preceding any Annual or MidWinter Meeting.
ARTICLE VIII. COMPETITION - DIVISIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS
- Mini & Sub Mini. Pull Start - Centrifugal
Clutch or Torque Converter - No transmission or gear box
- 1" to 14" wheels -'/~ to 5 horsepower. No
- 0-360 cc's (Light Weight)
- 361-1200 cc's (Middleweight)
- 1201 cc's & over (Heavyweight)
- Unclassified. Any group of two (2) wheel vehicles
combining any of the cc's included in numbers 2 through
4 above, or any combination of vehicle colors, equipment,
brand of manufacturer, etc.
- Multi-wheel and track (0-500 lbs.) classified
- Multi-wheel and track (0-500 lbs.) unclassified
- Multi-wheel and track (500 lbs. and over)
- Multi-wheel and track (500 lbs. and over)
||Each Director or Captain will assure that all
items on the entry form are filled out. Any errors affecting
his Unit in ANY WAY will be the responsibility of the Director
||NO TWO-WAY RADIOS will be allowed on the competition
field for any Unit competing on the field and being directed
from off the field in any fashion.
DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS IS AUTOMATIC.
||The Competition chairman will be the only one allowed to
discuss any event with the judges. Anyone having a problem
with a judge or the manner in which they are treated by an
official, will immediately discuss this with the Competition
Chairman. If there is a problem, it will be your responsibility
to contact the Competition Chairman to resolve the issue.
ANYONE DISCUSSING AN EVENT WITH A JUDGE WILL HAVE THEIR UNIT
DISQUALIFIED AT ONCE.
Competition will include the following events:
- All classifications are eligible to compete in Inspection,
Drill and Obstacle Course.
- Classifications I through 5 (Two Wheel Classifications)
are also eligible to compete in the Slow Ride.
- All member units, including those that do not participate
in the actual competition, are eligible to compete for
the respective 2-Wheel or Multi-Wheel parade trophy.
||All Corps competing for a trophy in INSPECTION, DRILL, OBSTACLE
COURSE AND/OR SLOW RIDE, must enter a minimum of four (4)
RIDERS IN INSPECTION AND DRILL categories, two (2) in the
OBSTACLE COURSE, and one (1) in the SLOW RIDE.
||HELMETS must be worn in DRILL and OBSTACLE COMPETITION.
Optional Units choice for INSPECTION.
TROPHIES to be awarded as follows:
Inspection, Drill, and Obstacle Course: A 1st place trophy
for each classification and for each event that has at least
1 entry. Additionally, a 2nd place trophy for each classification
and for each event with 2 or more
Slow Ride: A 1st place trophy for each classification with
at least 1 entry.
ONE TIME NON-TRAVELING TROPHIES, SPECIAL AWARDS
- Teague: 2-Wheel Parade Trophy
- Geisler: 3-Wheel, Multi-Wheel or Track, Parade Trophy
High Point: 2-Wheel Drill and Inspection Combined
- High Point: 3-Wheel, Multi-Wheel or Track Drill and
- 2-Wheel Individual Obstacle Course for Best Time.
- Multi-Wheel Individual Obstacle Course for Best Time.