Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: May 2012
Re: Aces & Eights Discussion Thread
Just some knowledge I thought would be handy.....
" Typically a motorcycle club consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Road Captain, and Sergeant-at-Arms, then regular members and associates of the club.
The President is the leader of a chapter/club, and may be voted into this position or have it handed down from the previous President. Their power varies from club to club, either requiring a popular vote to have their wishes forwarded, or simply ordering members to complete them. Generally acts the signatory for the club in legal contracts.
The Vice President is the second in command, and will lead in times where the President cannot (such as illness or incarceration). In some clubs, the President may be a figurehead of sorts and the Vice President will be the "true" leader of a club. He is either voted into this position, or appointed by the President.
The Secretary is best described as the bookkeeper of a club, and will maintain membership details, meeting minutes. The Secretary usually arranges club meetings. He is either voted into this position or appointed by the President.
The Treasurer handles the assets and financial records of the club. Club properties may be owned in the Treasurer's name. He may also sign legal contracts for the club. Either voted or appointed.
Those four position generally make up the "board" or senior officers of the club. There are usually two junior officer positions in a club:
The Sergeant-at-Arms. Their basic role is to keep order at meetings and handle clubhouse and club security. In "outlaw" clubs, this role may extend to leading the club in attacks during war, and trying to identify members deemed to be disloyal or potentially acting for law enforcement, then handling them - usually brutally. They may also provide members with weapons if necessary.
Road Captain. Organises routes for clubs to take when out on a ride, and ensures safety on the road. I am unsure what their role extends to in "outlaw" clubs."