Operating Policies

  1. Recision and Termination of Sponsorship: In the event a Sponsoring Dealer decides to terminate or rescind sponsorship of a chapter:
  1. The Sponsoring Dealer shall inform the H.O.G. Executive of the Sponsoring Dealer’s intent to cancel or terminate sponsorship fifteen days prior to providing the chapter with written notice of termination or recision of sponsorship. Such notice shall be afforded by telephone, or facsimile transmission.
  2. The Sponsoring Dealer shall provide the chapter with written notice that sponsorship is terminated or rescinded, setting forth the reasons for termination or cancellation. Said notice shall be effective fifteen days subsequent to date of delivery of the notice. A copy of the Sponsoring Dealer’s written notice to the chapter membership shall be sent to the H.O.G. Executive.
  3. Any subsequent application by a group proposed to be sponsored by the former Sponsoring Dealer for recognition as a H.O.G. affiliated organisation shall not be considered for acceptance for a minimum period of three months following the Sponsoring Dealer’s termination or recision of the dealer’s sponsorship of the former chapter.
  1. Fees: Annual chapter membership fees may not exceed A$35 (NZ $40)
  2. Chapter Activities:
  1. Chapters must hold a minimum of four closed events per year.
  2. Closed events are those chapter events that are open to chapter members and one guest per member.
  3. Member events are events that are open only to H.O.G. members.
  4. Open events are those chapter events which are open to chapter members, international H.O.G. members and other guests as desired.
  1. Membership: In order to suspend or revoke a membership in the chapter, the Sponsoring Dealer must do the following.
  1. Notify the member in writing of the cancellation of his chapter membership. Give the reason for the cancellation in clear, concise terms.
  2. Refund the member’s chapter dues for the year.
  3. Send a copy of the cancellation letter to the H.O.G. Executive.
  1. Newsletters: Chapters must publish a minimum of six newsletters (printed or electronic) per year to be eligible to maintain H.O.G. affiliation.  Newsletters can consist of any printed material informing the membership of activities, i.e. postcards, flyers, multi-page publications, etc. Activities listed in the newsletter must indicate whether it is an open event, H.O.G. member event or closed event.
  2. Chapter Status:  Any chapter which fails to conduct any events or fails to publish six newsletters in one year, shall have their chapter recognition as a H.O.G. affiliated organisation rescinded.