Requirements for membership as written in the CVMA ByLaws, Article 3
 Full Member:
   1. Of good character.
   2. Who is a Veteran of a Foreign War, "combat".
   3. 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.
   4. Must own and operate a Motorcycle of 500cc or above.
   5. 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.
   6. 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.
   7. 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.
   8. 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.
   9. Member will be assigned to a chapter upon application approval. Member's initial assignment of chapter will be in the State           of physical residence, and closest chapter. 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:

   1. Must be of good character.
   2. All Auxiliary members must be a spouse, widow or widower of a full member who is in good standing with the CVMA.
   3. Must support the efforts of ALL branches of the United States of Americas Armed Forces and the Combat Veterans
       Motorcycle Association.
   4. Will have no vote in CVMA business.
   5. Cannot hold a position on the BOD.
   6. $10.00 annual dues will be assessed by the CVMA Auxiliary Unit.

 Support members:

   1. Must be of good character.
   2. Must own and operate a motorcycle of 500cc or greater.
   3. Maximum number of support members will not exceed 10% of total CVMA full Combat membership.
   4. Support members must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
   5. Support members will read and abide by all CVMA by-laws applicable to them. Sections excluded:
       1. Section 6 and subsection 2.
       2. Section 3.
       3. Elections.
       4. Duties of Officers.
   6. 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.
   7. Will have no vote in CVMA business.
   8. Cannot hold a position on the BOD.
   9. $10.00 annual dues will be assessed and a CVMA Support ID will be issued.
        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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