This is an excerpt for the requirements of membership
as written in the CVMA ByLaws, Article 3
Full Member:
 

Section  1 (a) Full Member:

 

a) Of good character.

 

b) Who is a Veteran of a Foreign War, "Combat."

 

c) The ONLY Acceptable proof for membership to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle

    Association is a copy of one's DD 214 or Official Military Personnel File or

    officer/enlisted record brief which must be surrendered to the NBOD for verification.

 

d) Must own and operate a Motorcycle of 500cc or above.

 

e) Should a full member resign they will be given a 5 day grace period to rescind their

    resignation with no repercussions. After the 5 day grace period a member will have to

    re-apply for membership as a new member and will require NBOD approval.

 

f) Active members in good standing with the CVMA who become infirm, disabled or

   otherwise unable to ride their motorcycles will be able to keep their patch and be

   retired as members in good standing with the CVMA. Members must submit medical

   documentation and a minimum of one year as a member and/or NBOD approval is

   required.

 

g) Life members, if for health reasons can no longer ride can at their discretion, remain

   members in good standing with full voting privileges and can keep their patch.

 

h) Life membership requirements: 3 years active in the CVMA. Member must be in

   good standing for all three years and minimum participation of one sanctioned CVMA

   event per year is required. One of which must be a National meeting. Cost for life

   membership is $200. If a life member quits for any reason or the member is removed

   from the CVMA rolls for any reason, no refunds will be made.

 

i) Member's initial assignment of chapter will be in the State of physical residence. Once

   membership is approved, he or she can request in writing for a change of Chapter to

   the gaining and losing State Representative. Chapter affiliation to any Chapter of his

   or her choosing may be requested, to include a chapter in another state if that chapter

   is closer than the existing chapter and the losing and gaining states share a common

   border. If the distance is shorter, the request will be approved. The member will only

   have all rights as a Full Member in the State that they claim membership in.

 

 

 

Auxiliary Members:

 

Section 1(b)     Auxiliary Members:
 
a) Must be of good character.
 
b) All Auxiliary members must be a spouse, widow or widower of a member who is
    in good standing with the CVMA. An Auxiliary widow or widower cannot sponsor
    an additional Auxiliary member.
 
c) Must support the efforts of ALL branches of the United States of Americas Armed
    Forces and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
 
d) Will have no vote in CVMA business.
 
e) Cannot hold a position on the NBOD.
 
f) Auxiliary Life Membership requires three years active in the CVMA. Auxiliary
   member must be in good standing for all three years and minimum participation
   of one sanctioned CVMA event per year is required, one of which must be a
   National Auxiliary meeting. The Full member sponsor must already be a Life
   Member (or concurrently seeking Life Member status). Cost for Auxiliary Life
   Membership is $100. If an Auxiliary Life Member quits or is removed for any
   reason, is no longer qualified as an Auxiliary member (e.g. divorce), or the
   sponsor member quits or is removed from the CVMA rolls for any reason, no
   refund will be made.
 
 


Support members:

 

Section 1(c) Support members:

 

a) Must be of good character.

 

b) Must own and operate a motorcycle of 500cc or greater.

 

c) Maximum number of support members will not exceed 10% of total CVMA full

    Combat membership.

 

d) Support members must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

 

e) Support members will read and abide by all CVMA by-laws applicable to them.

    Sections excluded: 1. Article 5: Elections 2. Article 6: Duties of Officers.

 

f) Support members are required to submit their application with proof of military service

     through a full member of the CVMA who has held a membership for not less than one    year. Support members are required to have either ridden a minimum of 3,000 miles

   with their sponsor, attended three CVMA events or be known by their sponsor for a

   minimum of 6 months. A full member submitting an application for a support member

   should verify they meet the above criteria. Only 1 support member can be vouched on

   per year by an individual CVMA member. Support members will be at a 1 to 10 ratio,

   1 support member to 10 full members based on state.  

 

g) Will have no vote in CVMA business.

 

h) Cannot hold a position on the NBOD.

 

i) Support members in good standing can wear a small CVMA Support Patch on the front of their vest or jacket which will be supplied by their sponsor. Support members can also wear the 10 inch support back patch which will be supplied by their sponsor.

 

 

 

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