International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
California VII (Oakland)
Make no mistake, this is first and foremost a RIDING CLUB of a fraternal
nature. In our Chapter, we try to keep politics out of our dealings as much
as possible and treat everyone as equals, regardless of rank or position
on-the-job and within the Chapter/Club. We all pretty much agree there is
enough "politics" in our professional and personal lives. Our focus is on
getting together for rides (and a few casual social events) and having a good
time. But, by necessity, and in accordance with our charter, there is a
leadership structure within the Chapter. This structure is established and laid
out in the Blue Knights' International By-Laws and Constitution. As a result,
our Chapter leadership structure mirrors that found at the Conference and
International levels. The following guidelines are published here in an effort
to make that structure clearer to those that are interested in holding office
within the Chapter, or have a question about the accountability of your elected
and appointed Chapter Officers.
All Chapter Executive Board Members, Appointed Chapter Officers, Directors and Committee Members serve on a voluntary basis and are not to be reimbursed for their volunteer time. They may be reimbursed for actual, non-personal, expenses they incur on behalf of the club or chapter that are directly necessary and authorized for the completion of their designated duties. Reimbursement may be made at the discretion of the Chapter President and Treasurer.
In accordance with Article VI, Section 6.02 of the By-Laws of The Blue Knights' International Motorcycle Club, Inc., our Chapter Executive Board consists of 3 to 7 members in-good-standing; the duly elected President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and at the discretion of the President, two appointed Chapter Directors (we are allowed up to 3 Directors, if the position if Secretary-Treasurer is held by one member) and the Immediate Past President (if he volunteers to be a voting member of the subsequent Executive Board, following his term of office).