Mud Brothers of the North ATV Club

Bylaws

Article I: Name

Section 1. The name of the organization shall be the “Mud Brothers of the North ATV Club”.
Section 2. The Mud Brothers of the North ATV Club will hence forth be referred to as “Mud Brothers”.
Section 3. The official mailing address shall be P.O. Box 553, Indian River, MI 49749
Section 4. The official web address shall be www.mudbrothersatvclub.com.

Article II: Mission Statement

Section 1.  The purpose of the Mud Brothers of the North ATV Club is to advance the general welfare and safety of ATV/UTV recreation. To serve in the interest of ATV/UTV owners and other ATV/UTV enthusiasts and to perform all desirable and lawful functions for the successful operation of the club and in the general public interest. To take part in and host charity rides for local communities. Most importantly to promote community among the owners of all-terrain vehicles and gain access to trails for the enjoyment of ATV/UTV riding.

Article III: Purpose

Section 1. The purpose of the club is to:

(a)   Stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of ATV/UTV recreation.
(b)  Educate and serve the interest of ATV/UTV enthusiast.
(c)   Assist owners against discriminatory legislation, regulations and burdensome taxation.
(d)  Promote enthusiasm among ATV/UTV users.
(e)   To provide a medium for the exchange of ATV/UTV information.
(f)    To perform all desirable and lawful functions.

Article IV: Membership

Section 1.  Three types, a board of directors which consist of eleven (11) members, regular members, and corporate sponsors.

(a)  Members of the board of directors have one equal vote per member.
(b) Only board members can bring topics to the table and serve as a representative to other members.
(c)  Any form of membership must be nominated with a second and voted in by the board, with membership dues due at time of application.
(d) Must be 18 to be a member.
(e)  A corporate sponsor, corporate members do not have to own an ATV/UTV. Businesses that wish to assist and promote safe ATV/UTV riding may become members upon payment of annual dues.
(f)   Any member can removed from the club, pending a vote of the board of directors.

Article V: Dues

Section 1. The amount of dues as well as the time for payment shall be determined from time to time by action of the board of directors.

(a)  Paid by all club members to the club Treasurer on an annual basis.
(b) Annual dues due on Nov 1 and no later than Jan 1
(c)  Due amount shall be $20 for single member.
(d) Due amount shall be $30 for family of two.
(e)  Corporate sponsorship requires a minimum due of $50.

Article VI:  Board of Directors

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of no more than eleven (11) members with a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and a Secretary within the Board. With the officers having a term of one (1) year with the year beginning and ending on Nov 1.

Section 2.
(a)  Any new proposed business needs a second to bring that business to a vote.
(b) Any ties will be broken with a coin toss with the President calling the toss.
(c)  If any board members are absent from the meeting they can only vote on agenda items.
(d) Vice President to fill in for any officer that is absent.
(e)  Any member of the board of directors can be removed from their position, with proper voting.

Article VII: Monthly Meetings

Section 1. Meetings shall consist of the following,
(a)  Call to order
(b) Roll call
(c)  Report of treasurer
(d) Report committees as needed
(e)  Welcome new members
(f)   Old business
(g)  New business
(h) Schedule next meeting time and place
(i)    Adjournment

Section 2. Committee meetings may be scheduled at interval times to promote ongoing club projects.

Article VIII: Vacancies:

Section 1. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal or otherwise, may be filled by vote of the board for the remaining portion of the term at the meeting following the occurrence of the vacancy.

Article IX: Incidental Expenditures

Section 1. The club officers shall have the authority to expend no more than $50 for incidental and routine expenditures, i.e., stamps, office supplies, etc. without approval of the board of directors.

Article X: Amendments

Section 1. These by-laws may be amended at any annual or special meeting of the board of directors by a vote of a majority of the board of directors present, providing a quorum of club officers are present. All amendments shall be dated.

Article VII: Dissolution of Club Assets

Section 1: Dissolution of the Club
If, at any time, the Mud Brothers of the North ATV Club no longer exists for the purpose and objectives set forth its constitution, the Club will hereby be dissolved.

Section 2: Disposition of Club Assets
At the time of dissolution of the Club, any and all assets shall immediately revert to an entity named at the discretion of the Club at the last meeting.

Participation is the keystone to any organization!

This trail system belongs to you!

There are many ways in which you can participate without devoting a lot of time:

Volunteer to help with an event after a ride

Volunteer to help with special events.

Pay Online now available!

Only pay if you have been contacted by the club

please note membership fee's are $5 more when paying online

you may still send your dues in via snail mail to P.O. Box 553 Indian River, MI 49749

Family Membership                           Single Membership

New membership guidelines for 2018!

​Members must be capable of minimum in trail speeds of 35 or more and have a machine capable of faster speeds on open sections. Rides will be longer, harder and with challenging terrain for 2018 , if you feel this might be to much for you sadly this club may not be for you. ​

1.OBEY ALL LAWS, FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
2.RESPECT ALL PEOPLE AND THIER PERSONAL PROPERTY, WILDLIFE AND ENVIROMENT
3.FOLLOW ALL RULES OF SAFTY WHILE RIDING, REPORT ANY OTHER RIDERS THAT ARE NOT FOLLOWING CLUB RULES AND STATE LAWS TO CLUB OFFICERS
4.KEEP TRAILS CLEAN AND YOUR FELLOW CLUB MEMBERS SAFE (NO ONE LEFT BEHIND)
INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THESE CLUB RULES OR STATE LAW ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE CLUB.

If you would like to join our family, please fill out this app and send it in, you will receive a conformation email, thanks for your interest, and hope to see you on the trails.

Do not pay until your contacted by the club please.

If you are not contacted in 7 days please email mud.brothers@yahoo.com thank you.

Please use full web site for Application.

family membership Includes 2 adults in home and anyone under 18

Application/By Laws