Hey guys/gals I see there aint a Virginia Chapter so I am posting this to see if there is enough Virginia Powerstrokes that want to start a Chapter. Ya'll let me know cause I helped do the Georgia Chapter and got it started, so I will help get this one going also. I have all the rules that we have to go by and will post them later if there is enough members that want to join. I have a place that I can get stickers, shirt, etc. made for cheap. So ya'll let me know. I am going to pm the admin personel and see if military can be dual chapters i don't think so but i will ask anyways (just if there is any members down here in another chapter). Here are the Chapter RULES read them, learn them, go by them.
Powerstroke.org Chapter Rules
A chapter may be formed by any group of five (5) Powerstroke.org members who have some kind of common geographical connection.
All chapters will have a logo. All logos will include “Powerstroke.org” in their design.
The requirements for being a member of a chapter are the following:
Be a member of Powerstroke.org in good standing.
Display the Chapter Logo on your vehicle.
Chapters will be required to plan and organize one get together per year. Attendance is optional. There will be no minimum requirements on attendance levels.
Chapters will at their onset, and then whenever they feel the need to, elect a Chapter Director, a Chapter Vice Director, and a Chapter Historian. These positions will hold no authority, but those holding them will serve as coordinators for any chapter event. These positions will be open to any chapter member with the exception of Powerstroke.org Staff.
Chapter formation will occur at such time as a group has organized, and presented a list of members and a logo design to the Powerstroke.org staff, and said logo design is approved.
These chapters are a function of Powerstroke.org. As such, they may not function outside of Powerstroke.org CoC. Also, the Powerstroke.org staff reserves the right to make changes at any time to facilitate operation of these chapters.
DIRECTOR - 96whitehouse (Brandon)
VICE DIRECTOR - Diesel Freak (Lloyd)
HISTORIAN - MUDVAIN (Mike)
VICE HISTORIAN - Dizzmatic (Chris)
QUEEN - 00EXCURSION7.3 (EB) HAHAHA
Virginia Chapter Bylaws
Virginia Strokers chapter bylaws may not contradict the local chapter bylaws provided by Powerstroke.org. Bylaws contained herein are in addition to those provided by Powerstroke.org.
Local chapter membership is open to any Ford Powerstroke enthusiast residing in the state of Virginia. Chapter functions may be attended by any Powerstroke.org member, but only Virginia Strokers chapter members may vote on any matters pertaining to the Virginia chapter. Virginia Strokers logo must be located on the vehicle, location is up to the owner. Members must attend at least 25% of the Virginia Strokers events.
To our members in the armed military forces we realize there maybe several individuals who own PSDs and are from Virginia but are currently on tour and/or stationed overseas. Virginia Strokers will exempt you from membership requirements. All the Virginia Strokers will require is for the individual to attend the next possible event so every member can give their thanks for their service.
III. Chapter Events
All chapter events will be announced on Powerstroke.org, and in the Virginia Strokers chapter section. Any announced Virginia event which draws 25% or more of Virginia chapter members will be considered a qualifying event for maintenance of chapter qualification. Examples of chapter events include, but are not limited to, track meets, camping trips, picnics and wrench meets. Powerstroke.org national events such as the Southern Smoke Show and/or Diesel in the Desert can be considered a chapter event as long as 50% of the Virginia Strokers members are in attendance.
IV. Chapter Decision Making
Any decision made by Virginia Strokers will be handled by Virginia Strokers officers. Officers will first address Powerstroke.org administration. Once administration has approved, officers will turn to members to vote in the form of polls post on Powerstroke.org for all members to view. Any decision must have at least two-thirds vote from Virginia Strokers members before it is confirmed. In the event of a tie or split, another poll will begin in which two-thirds of members must vote in the majority otherwise the matter with be handled by officers and Powerstroke.org administration with the best interest of Virginia Strokers in mind.
V. Sub Chapters
Considering the amount of possible members in the Virginia Strokers, sub-chapters among the Virginia Strokers maybe required. At this point in time, Virginia Strokers does not recognize the requisite of sub chapters. However, when members initiate concern and desire for sub chapters the issue will be addressed and a set of by-laws will be drafted for each sub chapter that will follow the by-laws of the Virginia Chapter and Powerstroke.org.
VI. Removal From Chapter Membership Roles
A member may be removed from chapter membership at any time, at the written request of the member. A member may be involuntarily removed by a two-thirds majority of voting members. A vote for removal will be posted and left open for no less than 14 calendar days. Grounds for removal include consistently rude or obnoxious behavior toward other chapter members, or any actions which bring discredit to the chapter or Powerstroke.org.
VII. Removal from Office
Elected board members may be removed from office by a two-thirds majority of voting members. A vote for removal will be posted and left open for no less than 14 calendar days. Grounds for removal include failure to perform the duties of the office, or any actions which bring discredit to the chapter or Powerstroke.org
VIII. Amendment of these Chapter Bylaws
These chapter bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority of voting members. Means of casting and validating votes to be determined.
6- Diesel Freak
24- GETPHILTAFISH TOW TRUCK
27- Airborne 29th
45- Charles Turner
52- Diesel Mack
54- Good Enough
Last edited by 96whitehouse; 11-11-2009 at 11:30 AM.
Im definitely interested in starting a virginia chapter, I want to get to meet some new friends.