Membership

The Motley Crew Membership


There are two levels of membership to the Motley Crew:-

1. Forum Member
2. Full Financial Member

Regardless of the membership level there is a common passion that ties all of us together – 4wding, camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

Forum Members

Forum membership is free to anyone who shares the common interests of 4wding, camping and the great outdoors. Forum members can:-

Share information and stories with other forum members
Attend up to two (2) club trips as a visitor Attend club meetings as a visitor

Full Financial Members

By becoming a full financial member you have access to the following benefits:

* Covered by our Public Liability and death insurance

* Ability to vote in club meetings and the AGM.

* Ability to be nominated for official club positions on both the club committee and the trip committee

* Access to the chat box on the forum where you can chat with each other in real time on the website

* Access to the "Members only" boards on the forum. This includes the Private trip and social event board.

* Access to the Motley Arcade on the website where you can battle each other to achieve the best high scores in our arcade game collection.


Below is an extract from our club bylaws that relates to club membership.

The full club constitution and by laws can be found here: Constitution and Club By Laws

Membership requirements listed below are as found in The Motley Crew By-Laws


1. Membership

Club membership shall be open to all persons who are interested in the same activities of this club’s members

Membership classes are as per our constitution (rule 5) and the children of members are considered Mini Motleys, who upon attaining the age of 18 must if they wish to remain in the club apply as a separate ordinary Member.

All Memberships have a common expiry date of June 30th each year regardless of joining date. A membership maybe extended by one year (July to June) by paying the associated fee prescribed in 1(d) Membership Fees, on or prior to June 30th each year.

Membership applications received from previous members of the club within 30 days of expiry will be exempt from the new membership criteria (1(a) and 1(b)), beyond this period any person or persons wishing to rejoin the club will be subject to the criteria outlined below in 1(a) New Membership

1(a) New membership

The application for membership shall :

(a) be made in writing on the application form available on line or from the Membership Officer or Secretary.

(b) be lodged with the Membership Officer of the club, in person, at a General Meeting of the Club, by pre-paid post, or by email and be accompanied by the prescribed membership fee applicable to the type of membership applied for.

Nominations received by the Membership Officer will be recorded in the Membership Register.

1(b) Acceptance of Membership

Before a membership can be accepted by the club, the applicant/s must have fulfilled the following conditions:

(i) Submitted a membership application form with the prescribed membership fee

(ii) Attended two activities of the club one of which MUST be a trip. (ie. Day trip or camping trip)

Once the Nomination has fulfilled the requirements specified above the application for membership will be mentioned at the next meeting of the club.

During this meeting the Membership Officer will advise the members that:-

The applicant has completed the requirements of these by laws

The meeting must decide whether to accept or reject the application.

If a majority of the members present at the meeting vote to accept the applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member for the class of membership applied for.

The secretary of the club must, as soon as practicable after the meeting decides to accept or reject an application, give the applicant a written notice of the decision.

1(c) Close Register of Membership

The Committee may, from time to time and upon giving written or electronic notice to the members, close the register of members for a total period of not more than 6 months in any membership year, or for such other period as the Club, by resolution in an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting, may determine.

1(d) Membership Fees

(i) New Membership

The membership fee for new memberships are:

$70 per annum Family Membership

$70 per annum single membership

(ii) Membership Renewal

$70 per annum Family Membership

$70 per annum single membership

Renewal fees paid before or on 30th June each year will attract a $20 early payment discount

The membership fee can be reviewed by the committee at any time.

Applications for membership received after the 31st December of each year may incur a reduced subscription fee as decided by the Committee.