Buffalo Soldiers MC
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Membership into the Shreveport, LA Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club is open to anyone with an interest in promoting the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, maintaining a positive image of motorcycle riders, and interested in group riding, regardless of race, creed, religion, or sex.
The club membership reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone.
The overall goals and objectives of this motorcycle chapter can be reviewed on the site links under History, Background, etc.
Our National Association web site, and the various chapter links, discloses an overview of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Clubs.
There are two types of membership: Full Member and Associate Member. A Full Member is required to own a (registered) motorcycle that is able to maintain the posted highway speed limits (650cc or above) for sustained periods of time. Full Members must be willing to ride on planned rides at least once a month during our riding season, which is year round. Full Members and Associate Members must be willing to participate in club activities and promote the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Interested adults should fellowship with our members on rides and events, prior to expressing their desire to join our organization as either a Full Member or as an Associate Member. After their participation in several rides/events, the candidate may come to a scheduled club meeting for a formal introduction and request for membership.
Those interested in becoming a Full Member or Associate Member must be sponsored by a current club member in good standing. The interested party will become a “prospect” after reviewing a copy of the club’s By-Laws, and submitting a completed application. Upon the acceptance of the application, and participating in the club’s activities, the current members will vote to accept or reject the “prospect” within a three month period. Once becoming a member payment of membership dues will be required.
Additional requirements if accepted for Full Membership include:
Educate the community and others on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.
· Actively support the Club and its functions (75% of scheduled events/rides).
· Complete a six month probationary period
a. During this six (6) month period, a minimum of 1000 miles in the saddle with one or more club members is required. This can be done over several trips and only rides of over 100 miles will count.
b. Complete or show proof of completing the Motorcycle Safety Course in the last five (5) years.
c. Seek out and coordinate a community service of choice (club members will give their support).
· Agree not to discuss Club business that has been discussed in a “Closed” session of the membership, with any person NOT a member of the BSMC.
· Pay Club dues as required in the By-Laws.
· Agree to wear Club “Scholey/Colors/Patches” at Club events and meetings.
· Agree that the “Scholey/Colors/Patches” are the property of the BSMC, and are to be returned if either the Club or member terminates membership for any reason.
· Agree to terminate membership in any other motorcycle club prior to becoming a member of the BSMC of Shreveport, LA Chapter.
· Acceptance of both the National and Shreveport Chapter By-Laws.
· Agree to a “face to face” meeting with the Club.
Any member listed on our site, can be contacted for questions involving membership. You may also request to be contacted on our next scheduled club ride and/or event.
We are a non-profit organization of Americans who share a common interest the sport of motorcycling and the study of African American History. We ride under the name of Buffalo Soldiers to express our pride in, and our respect for the many accomplishments they made during the Civil War. We tell the story of the courageous Buffalo Soldiers and the brave Native American Chiefs and warriors that they fought during the settlement of the American West. We strive to honor this heritage by performing community service that enhances and promotes cultural and ethnic awareness.
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