RULES & REGULATIONS
RED KNIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB® INC.
The Rules & Regulations of the Red Knights are not attached to the Constitution and By-Laws and exist for the purpose of controlling current and emergency circumstances that may arise and not requiring changes to the International By-Laws for inconsequential considerations. The International Executive Board may use the Rules & Regulations without changing the intent of the Red Knights’ philosophy, precepts, objective and missions. *2/1/05
Members will conduct themselves in such a manner as to reflect credit upon themselves, their Fire Departments and the Red Knights.
Members will observe all State/Provincial traffic laws at all times.
Members will keep their Motorcycles in good safe operating condition at all times. Also, when riding on the road, all motorcycles will be street legal.
Members should go out of their way to assist the motorcycling public and endeavor to improved the image of motorcyclists and the Red Knights.
When on Chapter runs, each member will be under the direction of the Road Captains and his/her assistant, regarding formations, traffic control, route travel, etc.
The Chapter Executive Board and Road Captain will keep a membership list, and it is their responsibility to keep it current, also, forwarding it to the International Executive Board.
Each member will be allowed to wear the Club uniform and patches whenever he/she is riding or at other times, but will not do anything to discredit it. No abusive alcoholic beverages or non prescription drugs while riding a motorcycle, and wearing any Red Knights clothing or apparel that will identify that person as a member of the Red Knights, will not be tolerated.
It is requested that all Red Knights insignias ( Club Logos ) be removed from any motorcycle, automobile, helmet, clothing, etc., prior to the sale of the same to a nonmember.
Upon conflict between the Rules & Regulations, any Chapter having a question may submit it in writing to the International Executive President for consideration or interpretation, enforcement and discretion of the majority of the International Executive Board and to be consistent with the Consititution and By-Laws of the corporation. The ruling of the International Executive Board shall be binding on all concerned parties.
Active members wishing to file a grievance, complain, seek an interpretation, etc., from the International Corporation, may communicate indirectly with the International Executive Board. The Chain of command shall be used. The Active member may meet with the Chapter Executive Board, or deliver his/her communication to any member of the Chapter Executive Board. If it cannot be resolved within the Chapter, the Chapter President will convey the same to the State/Province Representative. If the situation is not resolved at this level, the State/Province Representative will convey it to the International Regional Director of the Chapter’s area. If the situation is still not resolved at this level, the International Regional Director will convey the matter to the International Executive Board or the International President. After review, interviews and investigation, the decision of the International Board shall be binding to all concerned parties. *2/1/05
If available within his/her State/Province, any Active Member who wishes to obtain Red Knights registration plates for their motorcycles may do so providing that a person conforms to Article 5:04 of the International By-Laws. It is responsibility of each Chapter President to assign Red Knights numbers to its members and to forward this list to the State/Province Representative for final International Board authorization.
Expenses of all Committee Chairpersons appointed by the International President may be authorized for payment by the International Treasurer including the costs of reports, mailings, phone costs and requested attendance for travel, housing and meals related to Red Knights business. Such expenses will have receipts sent to the International Treasurer prior to being paid. * 2/1/05
The bottom rocker on the back of jackets, vests, etc., will contain the abbreviation of the State/Province, the word Chapter and the numerical number of the Chapter assigned by the International Executive Board at the time of acceptance. Example;( NH CHAPTER 9). All previously purchased and worn bottom rockers shall be grand fathered effective 2/15/2005. *3/1/05
The Red Knights International Firefighter Motorcycle Club® Inc. and the subordinate Chapters shall not endorse, support or align themselves with any other Club, group or organization that does not conform to the doctrines of the Red Knights, State/Provincial and Federal Laws. *5/20/05
These Rules & Regulations may be amended at an International Annual Meeting or Executive Board Meeting by a majority vote (51%) of the International Executive Board present and eligible to vote, providing notification of the notice to the By-Laws Committee of the proposed action, setting forth the substance accordingly, has been given to all members of the Executive Board by the International Executive President, directing the International Executive Secretary to send out notice of the proposed action. Chapter Presidents will be notified of the approved additions and changes as they apply. *2/1/05
*Added or amended after the International Executive Board Meeting on November 12, 2004 and accepted on June 9, 2005.