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1. NAME

The Club shall be known as the “INTERNATIONAL LAVERDA OWNERS CLUB”

 

2. OBJECTIVES

2.1 The objectives of the club shall be to promote interest in Laverda motorcycles, to organise meetings and social events for Members and to encourage their knowledge and enjoyment of Laverdas.

2.2 The Club shall be essentially a Members’ Club and shall be conducted independently of the personal interests of any individual Member.

 

3. MEMBERSHIP

3.1 Membership shall be open to owners of Laverda motorcycles, persons actively connected with Laverda and Laverda enthusiasts.

3.2 Dealer membership shall be available only to companies trading in Laverda Motorcycles or spares or service for Laverdas.  Directors or partners of companies eligible for dealer membership may serve on the committee, but only as ‘Members without Portfolio.’  They may not however propose or second candidates for the Committee.

3.3 Wives/husbands/partners of owners have the option of being regarded as joint owners of owners of Laverda and taking out Full or Joint Membership.

3.4 Honorary Membership may be given to any individual for services rendered to the Club or to Laverdas in general. Honorary Membership is conferred by a majority decision of the General Meeting. An Honorary Member has the same rights as a Full Member.

 

4. COMMITTEE

4.1 The Club shall be governed by a committee consisting of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and such other officers as shall be deemed necessary for the efficient running of the Club.

4.2 The committee shall be elected from eligible Full or Joint Members of the Club.

4.3 The duties of the Committee shall be:

a) To act for the Club in all matters ordered for the Club.

b) To have general control over all club affairs.

4.4 The Committee shall met on a regular basis - at least three times a year and the quorum for such meetings shall be at least five members of the Committee.

 

5. DUTIES OF THE CHAIR

The duties of the Chair shall be:

5.1 To ensure adherence to the constitution of the Club

5.2 To preside at Club meetings and activities.

5.3 To generally supervise Club affairs.

5.4 To personally represent the Club on proper occasions and business contracts.

5.5 To assist all other Committee Members in records, correspondence and other duties.

5.6 To delegate any other Committee member to act in his/her stead and with his/her authority in any matters he cannot attend to personally.

5.7 To cast the deciding vote when one vote is necessary to break a tie.

 

6. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

The duties of the Secretary shall be:

6.1 To handle the Club correspondence.

6.2 To keep a record of meetings of the Club and its Committee.

6.3 To preside at meetings of the Club in the absence of the Chair.

6.4 To convene Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of the Club, prepare the Agenda and record the Minutes.

6.5 To convene Committee meetings, prepare and circulate an Agenda, record and circulate Minutes to all Committee Members.

6.6 To ensure that good contact is kept with all organisations deemed by the Committee to be important in maintaining the aims of the Club 

6.7 To perform such other duties as generally fall to that office.

7. DUTES OF THE TREASURER

The duties of the Treasurer shall be:

7.1 To arrange and co-ordinate the collection and banking of all monies due to the Club.

7.2 To maintain such records as are required for an accurate accounting of all Club funds.

7.3 To handle disbursements.

7.4 To submit regular statements of accounts to the Committee and to the Annual General Meeting.

7.5 To provide other accounting information and advice necessary for the efficient running of all the Club’s finances.

8. DUTIES OF THE EDITOR

The duties of the Editor shall be:

To ensure regular production of the Club magazine containing news, social events, technical data and other information and articles of interest to Members of the Club.

 

9. DUTIES OF THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

The duties of the Membership Secretary shall be:

9.1 To maintain a register of Club Members, arrange the publication of a membership list and inform the magazine distributor of all the Membership changes.

9.2 To bank subscriptions collected from members and account for it to the Treasurer.

9.3 To correspond with and provide information to prospective members of the Club.

 

10. DUTIES OF THE REGALIA OFFICER

The duties of the Regalia Officer shall be:

10.1 To arrange the design and manufacture of such Club Regalia as agreed by the Committee.

10.2 To order & maintain economic stock levels and make available at all Club meetings the complete range of Regalia.

10.3 To actively promote Regalia sales.

10.4 To maintain financial and stock records and account for all monies to the Treasurer.

 

11. ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

The duties of the Advertising & P.R. Officer shall be:

11.1 To promote the club magazine as an effective advertising medium.

11.2 To determine advertising rates to secure maximum space sales and financial return for the Club.

11.3 To advertise the Club and its events by cost-effective means thereby recruiting new Members.

11.4 To establish and maintain links with such bodies as required to promote the name of Laverda and the Club.

 

12. DUTIES OF THE CLUB ARCHIVIST

The duties of the Club Archivist shall be:

12.1 To maintain a collection of articles and information relevant to both Laverda motorcycles and the ILOC.

12.2 To seek out and preserve any additional material as it becomes available.

12.3 To maintain financial and stock records and account for all the monies to the Treasurer, if any income generating transaction takes place.

 

13. DUTIES OF THE EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR

The duties of the Events Co-ordinator shall be:

13.1 Act as the Club’s contact for event organisers and provide them with assistance in obtaining club resource

13.2 Compile and maintain an up-to-date events list for publication and liaise with organisers to avoid date clashes

 

14. DUTIES OF THE WEBSITE OFFICER

The duties of the Website Officer shall be:

14.1 Manage, maintain, update and develop the Club website.

14.2 Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements in respect of copyright; data protection; website accessibility; software licensing.

14.3 Register and maintain the Club’s domain names.

 

15. ELECTION OF THE COMMITTEE

15.1 All Committee Members must retire each year at the AGM but may stand for re-election.

15.2 The procedure for the election of Committee Members shall be as follows:

a) The existing Committee shall make a recommendation concerning the size of the Committee required for the following year. The size of the Committee shall be agreed before proceeding to election of Members.

b) The following posts shall be voted on separately and in the following order:

Chair

Secretary

Treasurer

Editor

Membership Secretary

Regalia Officer

Advertising and Public Relations Officer

Club Archivist

Events Co-ordinator

Website Officer

c) Nominations for the above posts shall be in writing, signed by the Nominees, Proposer and Seconder, who must all be Full Members of the Club, and must be received by the Secretary 10 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Voting shall be by a show of hands and the Nominee receiving most votes shall be deemed elected.

d) Nominations for the general Committee Members shall be in writing, signed by the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder, who must all be Full Members of the Club, and must be received by the Secretary prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting. If the number of nominations for General Committee Members exceeds the number of vacancies, those nominated shall leave the room and remaining members shall each cast votes equal to the number of vacancies. Those nominees receiving the highest number of votes shall be deemed elected.

15.3 A Committee member may resign his post during his term of office by giving notice in writing to the Chair. The committee has the power to co-opt a replacement or assign his duties to another Committee member to fill the vacancy created.

 

16. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

16.1 The Annual General Meeting shall be held wherever convenient, and at least 28 days notice shall be given to members in writing or by the Club magazine and website. 

16.2 The quorum for an Annual General Meeting shall be 30 members or 5% of the membership whichever is least.

16.3 A simple majority of votes decides a resolution. The Chair has a casting vote in all cases of tied voting.

16.4 The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be:

a) Minutes of previous AGM

b) Chair's Report

c) Secretary's Report

d) Treasurer's Report

e) Editor's Report

f) Membership Secretary's Report

g) Regalia Officer's Report

h) Advertising & Public Relations Officer's Report

i) Club Archivist's Report

j) Events Co-ordinator's report

k) Website Officer's report

l) Election of Committee

m) Scheduled Business

n) Any Other Business

 

17. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS

17.1 The Chair shall call an Extraordinary Meeting on receiving a request by 30 Full Members, giving written motions for discussion.

17.2 An Extraordinary Meeting shall be held wherever convenient, and 14 days notice shall be given to members in writing or by the Club magazine and website.

17.3 The quorum for an Extraordinary Meeting shall be 30 members or 5% of the membership whichever is least. Postal votes, which must be received by the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting shall be included as part of the vote.

17.4 The business of an Extraordinary Meeting shall be restricted to consideration of those motions proposed by the members requesting the meeting.

 

18. SUBSCRIPTIONS

18.1 The level of the Annual Subscriptions for all Membership categories shall be subject to annual review by the Committee.

18.2 Subscriptions are due on January 1st each year. Each Member shall receive two reminders from the Membership Secretary before Membership is discontinued.

 

19. CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION

The Committee shall not modify the Constitution without the authority of a General Meeting.

With plenty of great Club events in the calendar there's something to suit everyone. Why not come along and join in the fun? 

Please check with the organiser before setting off or contact our Events Co-ordinator Shaun Dampier

Where shows are listed, the club has a stand and our organisers may welcome your offer of a bike to exhibit!

An asterisk shows those events that do not have an formal ILOC presence.  If you wish to provide club support yourself, or indeed put on a new event, please contact the Events Co-ordinator.


January 27 - 29
   ILOC HB Rally
The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch, Hereford HR2 0BY
Contact: Gavin Spencer

February 18 - 19   32nd Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show
The Bristol Royal Bath and West Showground, BA4 6QN
www.classicbikeshows.com
Contact: Baz Vaughan 01242 680513

April 15   ILOC AGM - with a talk by Phil Todd -
"MOTODD - TO THE GREAT FIRE....AND BEYOND!!"
Venue open from 11am.  Buffet lunch @12 noon.  AGM starts 1pm
Blackwell Village Hall Nr Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4PE
Contact: Dave Fisher

April 20 -22   ILOC Concrete Cow Rally
sorry - now CANCELLED
Contact: Paul Creasy 01908 226841 or 07599 301657

April 28   Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival
11am - 4pm in the city centre BS1 1HT www.biamf.co.uk
Contact: Shaun Dampier

April 28 - 29   32nd International Classic Motorcycle Show
Staffordshire County Show Ground, Stafford ST18 0BD
(on A518) www.classicbikeshows.com
Contact: John Faulkner

May 4 - 6   ILOC Scottish Rally
Altguish Inn, Garve, Scotland IV23 2PQ
Contact: Richard Jones email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 19 - 20   BMF Show
East of England Showground, Peterborough  www.thebmfshow.co.uk
Contact: Simon Harrison 01757 617107 or 07740 721371

*May 26 - 27   Coupes Moto Legend
Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, France www.coupes-moto-legende.fr
Contact: Nathalie Mauny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01 60 71 55 24  Fax: 01 60 71 55 35

May 26 - 28   Laverda Club Nederland Pinkster Rally
Camping 'De Hei', Wiel & Tony Poels, Gochsedijk 37
5853 AA Siebengewald (Noord Limburg)
tel +31 (0)485 42 036  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 8 - 10   Dansk Laverda Klub Rally
Isle of Funen (Fyn)
camping only

June 8 - 10   Laverda Club de France Rally
Portbail, Normandy see News section

*June 29 - 30 - July 1   Bikers' Classics
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, 4970 Francorchamps (Stavelot) Belgium
http://eng.bikersclassics.be/ 

July 6 - 8   VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes
Mallory Park, Kirkby Mallory, Leics LE9 7QE
www.vmcc.net/1000bikes/index.htm

*July 21 - 22   Trofeo Rosso 10th anniversary (entries open 1 March)
Le Vigeant circuit, Val de Vienne, south of Poitiers, mid France
web:  www.trofeorosso.net

July 13 - 15   Laverda Club Berlin Rally
huts & camping near W Berlin

July 20 - 21   Beezumph Track Day
Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Wales  LL63 5TF
Contact: Shaun Dampier

*July 22   The Big Italian Day
Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton
Hampshire  BH25 5SZ

August 3 - 5   ILOC Cornish Rally - CANCELLED
The Rising Sun, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7SN
Contact: Shaun Dampier

August 17 - 19   Laverda Club Schweiz Rally
Halls & camping 20km south of Zurich

August 19 - Culm Valley meet (from 11:30am)
Culm Valley Inn, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3JJ
Contact:  Shaun Dampier 

September 7 - 9   ILOC International Rally
Baskerville Hall, Clyro, Powys, Wales
Contact: Shaun Dampier

September 14 - 16   I Laverdisti Belgi Rally
Achel, Belgium
camping & some beds; B+Bs

September 15 - 16   BMF Tail End
East of England Showground, Peterborough  www.thebmfshow.co.uk
Contact: Simon Harrison 01757 617107 or 07740 721371

*September 21 - 23   3rd 200 Miglia di Imola revival
Imola race circuit, Italy www.200miglia.com

September 28 - 30   Squires Mini Rally
Squires Cafe Bar, Sherburn in Elmet, West Yorkshire LS25 5LX
just off A1(M) Junction 42 on the B1222 at Newthorpe 
Contact: Simon Harrison 01757 617107 or 07740 721371 

September 29 - 30   Cadwell Park Rally with Piero Laverda
coincides with last VMCC/BHR BEARS race meeting of season
Full details & tickets here

October 20 – 21   19th Classic Mechanics Show
Staffordshire County Show Ground, Stafford ST18 0BD
(on A518).  www.classicbikeshows.com

*October 20 - 21    Bol d'Or Classic 
Magny Cours, near Nevers, France
www.boldorclassic.com

December 29   2nd Culm Valley Cabin Fever Rally (from noon)
Culm Valley Inn, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3JJ
Contact:  Shaun Dampier

Motorcyclists Not Budgeted For bmf_logo_140x129px

Angered that under the Chancellor's recent pre-budget report, road tax rates for motorcycles are set to increase this year, the British Motorcyclists Federation have set up a petition on the No 10 website asking the Prime Minister to intervene and stop the increases.

The bmf say that at a time of economic hardship and when sales of motorcycles are already down some 27% year on year, it makes no sense for any government to increase taxes on motorcycle ownership.

Unlike the car world where motorists and the motoring industry have benefited from the car scrappage scheme, conversely, due to the weak pound, the price of motorcycles has increased and now motorcyclists are to be faced with a Vehicle Excise Duty increases of between 4% and 6% - and this at a time when the Consumer Prices Index is only 1.9%!

The bmf's Government Relations Executive Chris Hodder said: "This is all wrong. While in monetary terms the increases of between £2 and £4 are admittedly quite small, it's not about the numbers, it's about the principle of increasing owner taxation at a time of economic hardship when the motorcycle industry is struggling to stay solvent."

The bmf are asking that in this an election year, all motorcyclists should sign-up to show the strength of feeling over motorcyclists and motorcycling being treated unfairly. The petitions says:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stop the increases in motorcycle tax proposed for 2010

Given that the motorcycle industry is facing some of its darkest days with sales slumping by around 25-30%, it makes no sense for any government to increase taxes on motorcycle ownership as is proposed in the Pre-Budget Report. We petition the government to support the motorcycle industry as it has the car industry and freeze or lower Vehicle Excise Duty and provide some other stimuli for the industry and not to attack it further by increasing the cost of ownership for law-abiding citizens.

The petition can be found at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/motorcycleved/

Ends

bmf Events 2010

bmf Show 15/16 May · Garden of England Show (GEMS) 12/13 June

Kelso 10/11 July · Tail End 18/19 September

www.bmf.co.uk

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