Affiliation/Membership with the
STATE OF JEFFERSON BROTHERHOOD MC.
FRIENDS: club affiliation consists of individuals who have made contact with the club, through a friendship or acquaintance with a full patch member, but have not announced an intention of prospecting for future membership. Friends of the club may decide to join the club on rides or attend other club functions and may do this on a very frequent or infrequent basis. The key distinction is that they have not expressed any intent to join the club. A friend of the club may be a bike rider, though this is not necessary. Friends of the club wear no official club “colors” or patches. A friend of the club may eventually want to prospect with the club at some time in the future. Friends of the club should understand that the STATE OF JERFFERSON BROTHERHOOD MC respects all patch clubs and with this individuals have the responsibility to not do anything while associated with the club that would bring embarrassment or dishonor to the SOJB MC or any other club.
HANGAROUND: club affiliation consists of individuals who have stated that they are interested in prospecting with the club but have not either formally announced their desire to prospect yet or have simply not been presented to the club for a vote on their prospect status yet. The “hangaround period” may vary from person to person. It is also possible for one to go from being a hangaround to being a friend of the club or from being a hangaround to becoming a prospect. The former would usually occur when the person, after hanging around the club for a while, decided they are no longer interested in joining but still wanted to join in on club rides or events. Anyone who wants to prospect for the club must go through some hangaround period first. The hangaround period is a relatively informal time for someone who is interested in the club to spend some time with club members, go on some club rides, etc. It is also a time for the person to get a feel for how much they fit with the SOJB MC, It's also a time for the club to engage in the same evaluation process with regard to the hangaround. A hangaround will usually be a individual with their own bike. This however, will not always be the case and is not absolutely necessary. The hangaround wears no official club colors or patches and pays no dues. Hangarounds are expected to show a level of respect to all SOJB MC full patch members and patched members of any other club as well as to show respect to SOJB MC prospects and prospects of all other patch clubs.
PROSPECT: is a individual who has stated a clear intention of being a full patch member of the club and has also been voted in by the full members and has a full member sponsor in the club. The SOJB MC bylaws state the prospect period will be 1 year in duration. A prospect must be voted in by the full patch members of the club to become a full patch member. Not all prospects will eventually become full patch members. Some will realize during their prospecting period that the club is not for them. For others, the club will realize that the prospect is not a good fit for the club. The prospect level of club affiliation is the first level that includes a clearly stated obligation to attend a certain number of rides, meetings and events of the club. While a prospect has no voting privileges, they are considered a “member” of the club in more defined ways than a friend of the club or a hangaround. A prospect is expected to follow the bylaws. A prospect must have their own bike. A club prospect wears SOJB MC prospect colors on back of their vest. A prospect pays dues and pays for prospect colors and is expected to contribute to the well-being and overall good of the club in any way the club officers, the prospects club sponsor or any full patch member feels is appropriate. In the SOJB MC Prospects are expected to show a level of respect to all SOJB MC full patch members.
FULL PATCH MEMBER: of the STATE OF JEFFERSON BROTHERHOOD MC is someone who has been voted into the club by the full patch members. A full patch member has demonstrated being in elegance with the philosophy of honor, loyalty and brotherhood of the club. The full patch member has voting privileges and follows the club laws. A full patch member (and only a full patch member) is allowed to wear the full club “colors” or backpatch of the STATE OF JEFFERSON BROTHERHOOD MC. A full patch member is expected to respect the SOJB MC club members and to show this same level of respect to any patch member of any other club. 3>
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