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PRAETORIAN GUARD RC

Mission Statement


The PRAETORIAN GUARD is a nonprofit family orientated riding club for motorcycle enthusiasts.  The PRAETORIAN GUARD is organized for friends to get together and share comradery and riding the road together.


 The PRAETORIAN GUARD does not make claim to any territory.  The PRAETORIAN GUARD RESPECTS all motorcycle riders, motorcycle clubs and riding clubs that show respect.  The PRAETORIAN GUARD respects all law enforcement officers and law enforcement agencies and abides by all local, state and federal laws.


The PRAETORIAN GUARD supports community involvement and directly supports children’s charities.


The PRAETORIAN GUARD is open to all men and women over the age of 21 as long as they meet all prospect standards as listed in the by-laws.  The PRAETORIAN GUARD is open to all two and three wheeled vehicles with the minimum of a 600cc engine.

PRAETORIAN GUARD RC

Bylaws


The PRAETORIAN GUARD RC bylaws are hereby established to define the foundation of the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC and its governing bodies.


Article I.    The PRAETORIAN GUARD RC is established as a family organization centered on motorcycle enthusiasts.  The purpose of the organization is to have fun and make the riding experience more enjoyable for all members.


The PRAETORIAN GUARD RC do not lay claim to any territory or geographical regions.


Membership is open to any man or woman over the age of 21, who is an operator or passenger of a two or three wheeled motorcycle with an engine over 600cc.


Article II.    Club Officers are either nominated and elected by the membership to serve for a term of two years, or appointed by the appropriate level President.  There is no restrictions on how many terms an officer may serve in his/her post.  The appropriate level President may appoint interim officers to fill any vacant posts until either elections or special elections can be held.  The appropriate level President will determine if there is a need for special elections.  No interim officer appointed may hold their post after the next scheduled elections are held unless elected.  Elections for new officers are held at the first Chapter meeting in October on odd numbered years. 


In the event an elected officer fails to do their appointed duty, the membership can call for a special meeting to remove the officer and elect a new officer.  In a case where the officer was appointed, The President that appointed the officer has the right to remove them from their post.


The First Chapter's Officer's have the additional duties of National Officers.  The first chapter to be established within a state's officers will assume the duties of State officers if and when another chapter is established within their state.  Officer posts are as follows;


National President: 

The National President carries out the will of the club and makes decisions in keeping with the daily operation of the club. 


The National President coordinates and represents the club when dealing with outside agencies not otherwise listed and is the spokesmen for the club in all events.


Coordinates the clubs officers and ensures daily operations are conducted efficiently. 


Schedules meetings with the membership to insure all members are kept informed.


Appoints officers as required.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance for State Presidents.


National Vice President: 

The National Vice President assists the National President in all duties, acts on the National Presidents behalf in any and all cases when the National President is unavailable.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


National Treasurer: 

The National Treasurer handles all club financial matters and business affairs.


        Ensures the Federal Identification number (FIN) remains current.


        Maintains all documents and submits all reports required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).


        Maintain all National club bank accounts.


        Audit all club bank accounts.


Collect club dues.


Maintain all club financial records.


Make a report of financial status to the membership every quarter.


Pay all reoccurring club debts.


Make the financial arrangements for all club National events and outings.


Buy, sell and maintain inventory in the clubs quartermaster.


If deemed necessary, the National Treasurer may appoint a Quartermaster.


Handles all duties normally performed by the National Secretary when no National Secretary is available.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides Guidance and training to all State Treasurers.


 National Secretary:

        The National Secretary records all National meetings.

        

Publishes a club quarterly newsletter and maintains the club website.


Maintains and make changes as authorized, to the clubs mission statement and bylaws.


Assist the National Treasurer with all club correspondence.


Acts as the clubs historian, collects club artifacts and documentation to be stored until such time as it can be properly displayed.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all State Secretaries.


National Sergeant At Arms:

The National Sergeant At Arms is responsible for all the clubs security issues and assessments.


Ensures all members of the club maintain the standard and conduct as described in the mission statement and bylaws.


Evaluates any incidents of misconduct and recommends punitive actions to the National President.


Accompanies the National President to all meetings and events outside the club.


Carries out the will of the National President.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all State Sergeant at Arms.


National Road Captain:

The National Road Captain coordinates the logistics for National club events and activities.


        Coordinates with the National Treasurer on all lodging and other prospective costs      associated with any National club event.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly

Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all State Road Captains.


National Nomad Captain:

The National Nomad Captain ensures that the clubs Nomads are represented in all National club decisions and are aware of all National club events.


        Keeps in contact with the Nomads


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


State President: 

The State President carries out the will of the club and makes decisions in keeping with the daily operation of his/her State. 


The State President coordinates and represents the club when dealing with outside agencies not otherwise listed and is the spokesmen for the club in all events.


Coordinates the States officers and ensures daily operations are conducted efficiently. 


Schedules meetings with the States officers to insure all members are kept informed.


Appoints officers as required.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance for Chapter Presidents.


State Vice President: 

The State Vice President assists the State President in all duties, acts on the State Presidents behalf in any and all cases when the State President is unavailable.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


State Treasurer: 

The State Treasurer handles all State financial matters and business affairs.


        Keeps the State articles of corporation of nonprofit corporation current and up to date.

        

        Keep all required paperwork current with the state Treasury Office, public charities division, or  maintain the tax exemption waiver.


        Maintain all State club bank accounts.


        Audit all Chapter club bank accounts.


Maintain all State financial records.


Make a report of financial status to the National Treasurer every quarter.


Pay all reoccurring State debts.


Make the financial arrangements for all club State events and outings.


Handles all duties normally performed by the State Secretary when no State Secretary is available.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all Chapter Treasurers.


 State Secretary:

        The State Secretary records all State meetings.

        

Maintains and make changes as authorized by the States membership, to the States supplemental governing documents.


Assist the State Treasurer with all State correspondence.


Acts as the states historian, collects club artifacts and documentation to be stored until such time as it can be properly displayed.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all Chapter Secretaries within his/her state.


State Sergeant At Arms:

The State Sergeant At Arms is responsible for all the State security issues and assessments.


Ensures all members of the club maintain the standard and conduct as described in the mission statement and bylaws.


Evaluates any incidents of misconduct and recommends punitive actions to the State President.


Accompanies the State President to all meetings and events outside the club.


Carries out the will of the State President.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Provides guidance and training to all Chapter Sergeant at Arms.


State Road Captain:

The State Road Captain coordinates the logistics for State club events and activities.


        Coordinates with the State Treasurer on all lodging and other prospective         costs  associated with any State club event.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter before the next newsletter is published and before/after any State club events..


Provides guidance and training to all Chapter Road Captains.


Reviews Chapter ride plans and schedules before State events.


Submits ride plans and state events to the National Road Captain for review.  Once approved, the National Road Captain forwards them to National Secretary for publishing.  The ride plan must be submitted monthly by the 25th of the month prior and updates as changes occur. 


        Makes contact with clubs prior to traveling through their area.


        Researches helmet and other applicable motorcycle laws prior to travel.


Chapter President: 

Elected by the membership, the Chapter President carries out the will of the club and makes decisions in keeping with the daily operation of his/her Chapter.

 

        Schedules and holds elections as required.


The Chapter President coordinates and represents the club when dealing with outside agencies not otherwise listed and is the spokesmen for the club in all events.


Coordinates with the Chapter officers and ensures daily operations are conducted efficiently. 


Schedules meetings with the Chapter's membership to insure all members are kept informed.


Appoints officers as required.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.



Chapter Vice President: 

Appointed by the Chapter President, the Chapter Vice President assists the Chapter President in all duties, acts on the Chapter President's behalf in any and all cases when the Chapter President is unavailable.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Chapter Treasurer: 

Elected by the membership, the Chapter Treasurer handles all Chapter financial matters and business affairs.


        Maintain all Chapter bank accounts.


        Maintain all Chapter financial records.


        Collects and forwards National dues to the National Treasurer.


Make a report of financial status to the State Treasurer every quarter. 


Pay all reoccurring Chapter debts.


Make the financial arrangements for all Chapter events and outings.


Handles all duties normally performed by the Chapter Secretary when no Chapter Secretary is available.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


        Coordinate with all the Chapter's charities.

        

        May appoint a Quartermaster and/or a Club House Manager.



Chapter Secretary:

        Elected by the membership, the Chapter Secretary records all Chapter     meetings.

        

Maintains and make changes as authorized by the Chapter membership, to the Chapter's supplemental governing documents.


Assist the Chapter Treasurer with all Chapter correspondence.


Acts as the Chapter historian, collects club artifacts and documentation to be stored until such time as it can be properly displayed.


Is required to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


        Advertise all public club events.


        Ensure all prospects are given a current copy of the clubs mission statement      and bylaws.


Chapter Sergeant At Arms:

Appointed by the Chapter President. The Chapter Sergeant At Arms is responsible for all the Chapter security issues and assessments.


Ensures all members of the club maintain the standard and conduct as described in the mission statement and bylaws.


Evaluates any incidents of misconduct and recommends punitive actions to the Chapter President.


Accompanies the Chapter President to all meetings and events outside the club.


Carries out the will of the Chapter President.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


        Ensures all Prospects are trained in proper club conduct.


Chapter Road Captain

Elected by the membership, the Chapter Road Captain coordinates the logistics for Chapter club events and activities.


        Coordinates with the Chapter Treasurer on all lodging and other prospective      costs  associated with any Chapter club event.


Is encouraged to submit an article to the National Secretary for the Quarterly Newsletter.


Submits ride plans and Chapter events to the State Road Captain for review.  Once approved, the State Road Captain forwards them to the National Road Captain.


        Makes contact with clubs prior to traveling through their area.


        Researches helmet and other applicable motorcycle laws prior to travel.



Article III.    Membership is defined as any Officer or Patch Member in good standing.  All members with club dues up to date have the right to nominate and vote on any and all club issues.


Article IV.    Although the President has the authority to conduct daily club business, the direction of the club is determined by the membership.  The chapter will hold monthly meetings where articles of club business will be discussed and debated until a vote is declared.  On most articles of business, the majority will rule.  In some events, the president may declare an article of business to require a unanimous vote.  The declaration for a unanimous vote must be declared prior to the vote taken.  When voting on a new patch member, the vote must always be unanimous for the chapter.


Article V.    A Prospect is a candidate being considered for nomination as a member.  Prospects have the right to be treated with respect and attend any and all activities. Prospects are encouraged to meet as many members as possible during this period of evaluation. The normal period served as a Prospect is six months of evaluation and at least six club rides.  The Prospect has the right to petition the President for a shorter period of time if he/she has been active during that point and has had the opportunity to meet most of the Chapter membership. 


The PRAETORIAN GUARD RC may extend the period of evaluation for a Prospect if he/she has not been active and has not had the opportunity to meet most of the chapter membership.


Prospect have the right to petition the Chapter President for a waiver of any membership requirements due to special needs.


Each Prospect must have a Sponsor.  A Sponsor is an officer or a Patch Member in good standing.  The Sponsor is responsible for the conduct of each of his/her Prospects.  The Sponsor is also responsible to ensure that the Prospect meets as many of the members in his/her chapter and completes the Prospect rides.  The Sponsor is responsible for ensuring that the Prospect fulfills all membership initiation requirement and tasks as set fourth by the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC.  The Sponsor is responsible for recommending road names to the membership for each Prospect to be voted on by the chapter.  Prospects will wear the chapter patch on their own vest and only the Chapter Patch.  The Chapter may, at its own discretion, create a Prospect vest.  A prospect vest may have sewn on it, a Chapter Patch, Prospect Patch, and a back patch.  It is required that Vorenus be painted completely black on a Prospects back patch.



The Chapter Sergeant At Arms will meet with each Prospect and ask appropriate questions limited to membership and the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC organization.  The Sergeant At Arms will ensure that each Prospect fully understands the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC’s mission statement and bylaws.  The Sergeant At Arms will then set up a Prospect ride to determine acceptable riding behavior.  The Sponsor will ensure that each Prospect has read the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC’s mission statement and Bylaws and will accompany his/her Prospect on each of their mandatory rides.  Each Chapter will have the opportunity to vote on each Prospect.  Only a one hundred percent vote from the available chapter members will allow the Prospect to continue onto the "Run to the Boarder.


The Sergeant At Arms will then send each nominated Prospect on a “Run for the Border”.  The Prospect will ride to the state border determined by the Sergeant at Arms, within the guide lines of the chapter officers and the geographical location.  The "Run to the Boarder should be of sufficient distance to ensure the Prospect is able to handle highway speeds and has enough endurance to ride on most of the Chapter rides,  The Prospect will be required to complete a task at the state border, as decided by the Sergeant At Arms and supervised by the Prospects Sponsor.  The task will not violate any local, state, or federal laws, place the Prospect in danger, be degrading, or be of any nature that will bring discredit to the Prospect or the PREATORIAN GUARD RC. The "Ride to the Boarder maybe waved by the Chapter membership.  Upon completion, the Prospect will be eligible for their patch.  Patches maybe held at the discretion of the Chapter President, to be awarded at major club events.



Article VI.    All Members and Prospects are responsible for their own conduct, operation of their own vehicle and the safety of any passenger as well as their own safety.  The PRAETORIAN GUARD will not tolerate any member acting recklessly or irresponsibly and such actions may lead to expulsion from the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC as well as any legal action from any local, state or federal authority.  Any conduct that interferes with the harmony of the Chapter or club maybe grounds for punitive action. 


The Sergeant At Arms will investigate any misconduct and forward the results to the President for disposition. The Chapter President may impose disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the club.  The Chapter President may not impose fines unless it is for actual cost of items broken or damaged by misconduct.  The Chapter may not profit from any such fine.

The member may either accept the Chapter President's decision or decline.  If the member elects to decline the Chapter President's decision,  He/she may meet with the Chapter's membership during the Chapter's next scheduled meeting.  In which case the Chapter's Sergeant at Arms will brief the Chapter on his/her investigation. The President will make public his/her decision and why the Chapter President feels it is appropriate.  The offending member will then be given the opportunity to sway the membership into a lower punitive action or no punitive measures.  The membership may ask questions of the offending member, President, Sergeant at Arms and any member that bared witness to the offence.  Once all questions are asked and answered, the offending member will then be removed by the Sergeant at Arms while further discussion is made.  The Chapter's membership must be a majority vote for punitive action to be except in the case of expulsion from the club.  In cases where the offence was sever enough to warrant expulsion, the vote must be unanimous.


Any member, oral or written that declares an intention to willfully leave the Praetorian Guard RC has a seven day window of cooling down to change his/her mind.  Come midnight local time the morning of the eighth day and they have changed their mind and wish to remain in the club, they must meet with the Chapter's membership and be voted on to return.  The vote must be positive from 100% of the available membership. This does not pertain to members who are leaving to become Nomads or to members who are behind on their dues.


Any member who is unable to ride due age or permanent medical condition may petition the Chapter's membership for retirement.  The Patch Holder must have been in good standing with the club for at least ten years or have medical condition that makes him/her unable to ride either a motorcycle or a trike.  The vote must be unanimous.  If approved the member will no longer be required to pay dues.  The retired Patch Holder may continue to wear club patches as long as they continue to represent the club in a positive manner. Retired member's are no longer able to participate in voting on club issues or run for a club officer position. Retired members may attend all club events, but no discount will be provided from Chapter, State or National Funds.  If a member returns to riding status or joins another motorcycle based club, the retirement will be revoked and the member will be put into resigned status unless they elect to return to the Praetorian Guard RC.  In which case they will need to meet with the Chapter's membership and be voted back in.  In this case the vote will be majority rules. 

When a retirement is revoked and the member is not returning to the club, club patches will then be collected in accordance with local policy.


From time to time Patch Holders will find themselves moving away from a chapter due to work, family or military orders.  In the case were a Patch Holder is no longer in the same geographic area as a PRAETORIAN GUARD RC  Chapter, the Patch Holder will move to Nomad Status.  A Nomad is a displaced club member. Nomads will continue to where the chapter patch of the last Chapter they were in.  The Nomad Captain, Chapter, State and National will keep them informed of all events and policy changes.  Nomads will still be able to attend all functions.  When a Nomad has moved to an area where a Chapter exists, the Nomad will be removed from Nomad status and assigned to the closest Chapter of his/her choice.  This does not pertain to members of the military who are deployed or people who work in similar circumstances where the move is temporary and the are expected to return to the same location.


Article VII.    The wearing of the patch is authorized for Patch Members in good standing.  Prospects are not authorized the wearing of the patch, they will only wear the Chapter Patch.  Unless the Chapter has created a Prospect vest in accordance with Article VI.  The patch may be sewn on any vest or jacket.  The wearing of pins such as event, brand, armed service or quotes is encouraged.  Only officers may wear post pins or patches stating their post if allowed in the region the chapter is in.  Regardless of purchase, the PRATORIAN GUARD RC patch remains the property of the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC.


Article VIII.   PRAETORIAN GUARD RC club vests will be worn at all events, rides, meetings and visits to club houses unless specifically stated by the highest ranking officer in charge of the event, ride or meeting.


Patch Members will wear their road name and chapter patch on the left side of the upper portion of the front of the vest and the back patch centered on the back of their vest.  The road name will be decided by majority vote of the membership upon new membership.  The road name will be used whenever representing the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC.  This includes introductions to other clubs, charity events, or anytime wearing the club patch.  Prospects will only wear the chapter patch and introduce themselves as Prospect.


Pins depicting motorcycle events, veteran organizations, military service and motorcycle manufacturers may be worn on the front of the vest at the member’s discretion.  Any pin placed on the vest will be relocated in the event the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC selects the location for a club patch.


No non-club patches will be sewn on the club vest without the prior authorization of the chapter President, except those described in this article.  Patches describing a specific geographical location, M/C patches, national patches, or 1% patches will not be authorized for wear on any club vest or jacket. 

The area of the club vest located about the right shoulder is open to personal patches worn at the wearer’s discretion.  Personal patches depicting military service patches, POW/MIA support patches, law enforcement, fire department, or EMT/paramedic patches are authorized in this area.  State patches and patches that support other clubs are strictly prohibited.  A patch depicting the national flag of the members origin maybe worn on the left front of the vest above the Chapter patch as long as the patch is not so large as to cause the Chapter patch to relocate to an area that is obvious to the membership that it is no longer the Chapter patches' intended place.  Any other patches will require a waiver from the Chapter President.  No member may wear any patches containing the color orange on any club vest. 


For the Chapter President to wave a non-club patch within his/her authority, the Chapter president must take it to the Chapter Membership for a vote.


No patch will be placed on the back of any club vest without a waiver from National.  To apply for a waiver, the member must have a photo of the patch and its measurements.  The member must go through his/her chapter membership with justification as to why the waiver should be granted.  If the chapter approves the waiver, they will submit the photo and justification to the State President for him/her to take to their chapter membership.  If the State approves the waiver, they will forward it to the National President to take to his/her membership for approval.  At each level, the waiver may wait until the next scheduled meeting. The waiver maybe denied at any level.  The member wishing the waiver may resubmit as many times as they like and may change the justification with each submittal.


Founding Members of the Praetorian Guard RC are authorized to wear a Founder patch directly below their Road Name patch.  The only Founder patch authorized is the one obtained through the National Treasurer. Those members authorized to wear a Founder Patch are noted on the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC website.


Charter Members of a Chapter are authorized to wear a Charter Member patch directly below their Road Name patch.  The only Charter Member patch authorized is the one obtained through the National Treasurer.  Those members authorized to wear a Charter Member Patch are noted on the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC website.


Article IX.    All members are divided into chapters as defined by their geographical area.  All Chapters are governed by the State and National Officers.  For a chapter to become a functioning chapter with the right to self govern their membership and elect officers, the Chapter will have a minimum of four Patch Members and petition the National Officers for the right to do so.  All chapters regardless of functioning or not, are required to follow the Articles of the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC bylaws and any and all policies and regulations set forth by the National Membership.


All Chapters are required to fill the minimum posts of President, Treasurer, Sergeant At Arms and Road Captain. For a nonfunctioning chapter, a Road Captain will be appointed by the National President.  The Road Captain will be responsible for all the Chapter’s functions until such time the Nonfunctioning Chapter is established and able to fill all its requirements. 


All Chapters are required to seek out and support local children’s charities.  The Chapter will hold a fund raising event at least once a year.  When ever possible, club members will be sent to support other local clubs charity events.  Nonfunctioning Chapter's are not required to host charity events.


Each Chapter is required to submit a ride schedule and articles for the quarterly newsletter.


No Chapter may purchase or sell PRAETORIAN GUARD RC merchandise to include, but not limited to articles of clothing, mugs or any other support item, unless the Chapter went through the National Quartermaster. This does not include items made for a specific event that the Chapter hosted.  Any item made for a specific event must have all three club colors, The support emblem and the name of the specific event.


Each Chapter is subject to audits by State and National Officer's.  In the event that a Chapter is found to be in violation of the Mission Statement, Bylaws, or to have submitted fraudulent reports, the Chapter will be given 90 days to correct all areas of deficiency.  If after 90 days the Chapter is found to still be deficient, the Chapter may request more time from National to correct the deficiency.  A Chapter that can or will not comply with the Mission Statement, Bylaws, or correct their reports are subject to have their charter revoked by the National Chapter.  If recommended to the National Chapter, a vote must be taken and agreed unanimously to close a Chapter.


In the event that a Chapter has its charter revoked, all the Chapter's club property will be sent to the State Chapter for redistribution.  All monies left in the Chapters bank account will be donated to a local children's charity in the Clubs name.  All members will need to relocate to another chapter or turn in their club patches.


Article X.    Membership dues will be collected annually from the membership.  National Dues are $25.00 annual fee and are due no later than the first scheduled meeting held in July.  Prospects are exempt from paying dues until such time they become a Patch Member as determined by the membership process.  Chapters may collect an additional fee if the chapter approves it through majority vote.  In this event, the Chapter Treasurer is required to keep these funds separate from those collected for charity.


Upon initially becoming a Patch Holder, the member will be responsible to pay $57.00 to National as a buy in and his/her Chapter dues.  The money will cover the members first year's National dues.  The National Treasurer will then issue the member's club patches.  The Patch Holder will be responsible to supply a vest or jacket for the patches to be sewn on and will pay their own set up fee to get the patches sewn on.  Members may purchase additional patches through the National Treasurer.  Cost of patches is listed in the National Website.


Article XI.    The PRAETORIAN GUARD RC is a non-profit fraternal organization that supports children’s charities.  Each chapter is responsible for seeking out local children’s charities where small amounts of money can have a large impact to the local community.  Each chapter is allowed to define the specific requirements of the charities they support.  These charities maybe, but not limited to, Child abuse centers, orphanages, children’s special needs groups, Toys for Tots, or they may be for an individual child in the local area that has a special need.  Each chapter is required to conduct at least one annual charity event and no more than one per quarter.  This is to ensure that other local clubs are able to perform their functions without undo competition from the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC.  No charity supported will have their name attached to any advertising without their consent.  The type of charity event is up to the Chapter, but must comply with local state and federal laws.  Nonfunctioning chapters are exempt from this requirement, but will be required to have a plan to fulfill this requirement prior to becoming a functioning chapter.


Article XII.    The club website will consist of both public and private club business.  Although the National Secretary is responsible for the posting of information and keeping the website current and up to date, all Sergeant At Arms' are responsible for periodically reviewing the website to ensure no personal information is made public.  Only Road Names will be used on the website.  No contact information will be made available except for official club email addresses.


No member may tag another member on any photo uploaded to Facebook.  Photo defined here as one that is posted to the PRAETORIAN GUARD RC wall, has PRAETORIAN GUARD RC in the description, or shows Club patches or emblems.  Each member may tag themselves if they so choose to do so.


Article XIII.    All articles of the bylaws are subject to additions or amendments by majority vote of the National membership.


Article XIV.    All States and Chapters may develop and enforce additional Governing Articles for their members as long as they do not come in conflict with the Mission Statement and Bylaws.  Any additional Governing Articles must be forwarded to the National Secretary for review and to be filled.