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Augusta Buffalo Soldier Membership Requirements

A candidate expressing membership into the Augusta Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club must meet the following criteria for “consideration” for one of two membership statuses: Full Member or Associate Member.

FULL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

1. Be referred by a existing Full Member of the club in good standing. (See definition of good standing.)

2. Submit letter of interest to Club House Address:

Buffalo Soldiers of Augusta, GA M/C
P.O. Box 9795
Augusta, GA 30916

3. Complete membership application.

4. Complete background information screening application.

5. Own a motorcycle of at least 750 cc’s.

6. Applicant must show proof of:

 –  Class M license
–  Current motorcycle insurance
–  Current registration permitting operation of a motorcycle in Georgia

7. Complete a prospect period of 3-6 months, a probationary period of 6-9 months, and log 3500-mile ride on own motorcycle through group sanctioned rides.

8. Receive a unanimous affirmative vote by club members on your membership request.

9. Attend regularly scheduled monthly club meetings.

10. Pay club annual dues.

11. Support organization’s two (2) mandatory annual events:

Club Annual Fall Dance held in September
Club’s Annual Martin Luther King Event held in January.

12. Be willing to travel to other organization chapter events, out of town and out of state.

13. Submit to national background check.

14. Give at least two (2) references of active community service within the last year of dated application. (See exception.)

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

1. Be referred and sponsored by an active existing Full Member of the club in good standing. (See definition of good standing.)

2. Be a family member, significant other, or friend of an existing Full Member.

3. Be an active volunteer in his/her community and provide at least one reference of volunteer community service performed within three (3) years of dated application.

4. Attend a minimum of six (6) club monthly meetings annually.

5. Support organizations’ two (2) mandatory annual events:

Club Annual Fall Dance held in September
Club’s Annual Martin Luther King Event held in January.

DEFINITION OF GOOD STANDING

A good standing full member is defined as an existing (active/participating) Buffalo Soldier that is in a positive financial annual dues standing and has been a full member for one or more years.

 

EXCEPTIONS

If a candidate is a recent military retiree or recently relocated to the Augusta area, community service references may be waived at the discretion of the Executive Council.

Request Forms

A preliminary membership request form is available here, or use our Information Request form to get more information.