Saturday, July 7, 2012
Sober Bikers United, Inc.
Sober Bikers United, Inc.
Welcome to Sober Bikers United, Inc. (SBU)
Sober Bikers United, Inc. is a family oriented group of clean and sober bikers whose primary goal is to have fun and share the clean and sober biker lifestyle. You don't have to be a biker to be a member. You don't have to own a bike. You don't have to be in recovery. The only requirement for membership is that you live and/or support a clean and sober biker lifestyle and like motorcycles. There are no gender, race, or recovery program requirements for membership.
Purpose : Sober Bikers United Inc. is a social association. The membership body offersfellowship to motorcyclists in recovery from drug and or alcohol abuse. Sober Bikers United Inc. is not a recovery program or a religion in itself. Sober Bikers United Inc. does not endorse one recovery program, religion or religious denomination as superior to another. However, the influence of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and a Higher Power is strong within Sober Bikers United Inc. Members are encouraged to take whatever steps necessary for them to live a clean, sober and legal lifestyle. Sober Bikers United Inc. is to be self supporting via events hosted, dues paid and sales of Sober Bikers United Inc. merchandise to its membership. We may accept unsolicited contributions as long as there are no requirements or conditions imposed upon Sober Bikers United Inc.
IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE WELL BEING OF SOBER BIKERS UNITED THAT WE ARE NEUTRAL TOWARD ALL MOTORCYCLE CLUBS.
Membership :Sober Bikers United, Inc. is open to anyone, both those in recovery and those who support those in recovery regardless of race or gender. The only true requirement is a desire to live and/or support a clean and sober lifestyle. If a Supporter, this includes not drinking or using in the presence of the general membership or while wearing the SBU patch. "Members" are people in recovery or those who chose to practice total abstinence, "Supporters" are all others. The Representative for your State will be notified about you. If members/supporters are near by, you are encouraged to go meet them. It is the hope of Sober Bikers United, Inc. that friendships will form and support will begin. That is what our chapters are built on. You are free to join a chapter or remain independent. No particular brand of motorcycle is required. Paid members/supporters will have access to the web sites members/supporters area. Children under the age of 18 are considered part of their parent's membership. SBU reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone for any reason other than age, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
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Dues : Annual dues of $30 are paid to the International office. Your dues will maintain your place on the International roster and help to defray operating costs of SBU. Paid members/supporters will have access to the web site's members/supporters area. There are no dues on the chapter level. Dues are non-refundable.
Affiliations, Coalitions, Federations etc : Sober Bikers United, Inc. is an association, not a motorcycle club. Therefore, as an association Sober Bikers United, Inc. cannot enter into affiliations, coalitions, federations etc, as a motorcycle club would. However, Sober Bikers United, Inc. accepts its responsibility to help support bikers rights organizations as best it can on the National level. State level SBU chapters have no authority to use the Sober Bikers United, Inc. name to join any groups of any kind without permission from the National office. Sober Bikers United, Inc. respects all traditional motorcycle clubs and in no way means any disrespect to any of them. The Sober Bikers United, Inc. membership is urged to use judgment with regard to wearing any support items. Misunderstanding can easily happen as we travel across the country and from event to event.
SOBER BIKERS RESPECTS ALL MOTORCYCLE CLUBS AND IS NEUTRAL WITH NO DESIRE TO CLAIM TERRITORY.
Territories and Boundaries : Sober Bikers United, Inc. has no boundaries and claims no territories. SBU uses established geographical boundaries and State lines purely as an organizational tool to help us better keep track of SBU members/supporters. SBU chapters have names that tend to reflect recovery or inspire, they are also numbered to help keep track of them. They have no meaning in regards to claiming any territories or establishing boundaries.
Runs, Events & Meetings :There are no mandatory runs, events or chapter meetings in Sober Bikers United, Inc.. We are indeed a social association and highly encourage our members to get together for such events. Directors try to coordinate one or more events per year; however, no event or run will be mandatory. Chapters are encouraged to plan fun get togethers and rides to various events as often as they want but should never pressure members/supporters to attend. We are about social fun not mandatory attendance.
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