185th COUNCIL MINUTES
These are the Minutes of the 185th AMCC meeting held at the Clarion Hotel in Portland, ME, on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
CALL TO ORDER
President Ed Caraballo called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.
Present: Bay State Marauders; Bucks MC; Centaur MC; C.O.M.M.A.N.D. MC; DC Bear Club; Empire City Motorcycle Club; Excelsior MC; Harbor Masters of Portland, ME.; Iron Guard BC; Long Island Ravens MC; Pennsmen Inc.; Philadelphians MC; Reading Railmen; ShipMates Club of Baltimore, Inc.; Three Rivers Leather Club.
Proxy: Knight Hawks of VA (to Shipmates Club of Baltimore, INC); Pocono Warriors (to Bucks MC); TBLC of Virginia (to Harbor Masters of Portland, ME); Twilight Guard (to Excelsior MC).
Absent: Highwaymen TNT; Northeast Pennsylvania Leathermen; Potomac MC; Reading Railmen.
Quorum was present.
Guest: Peter Kim; Lewis LaBatt; Joe Johadhan
The President requested a moment of silence to honor Al Lawrence, a former president of the AMCC.
The following changes are being made to the 184th meeting minutes. Under the heading MINUTES, it was indicated that amendments were made to the 183rd meeting minutes. There were no amendments. The minutes were approved as presented. Here the actual amendments to the 184th Meeting Minutes:
● 184th Meeting Minutes – Amendment under the heading OFFICERS' REPORTS, in the Secretary's report, DCBC asked for the following change - "as at the Meeting" to “as of the Meeting".
● 184th Meeting Minutes – Amendment to reflect the following clubs should have been listed as absent: C.O. M.M.A.N.D. and Bucks MC.
● 184th Meeting Minutes - Under the heading NEW BUSINESS, DCBC asked that the policy that was adopted at the 184th meeting pertaining to the use of email when the Articles state "in writing" be actually included in the minutes and not just posted on the web site.
● 184th Meeting Minutes - Under the heading GOOD AND WELFARE, DCBC noted it is TFL [the first lady] and not TIFFLE.
● 184th Meeting Minutes - Under Old Business, the amendment to Article 10 correctly is stated as VI. F. Attendance – A member Club must attend in person at least one (1) meeting after including the biennial election of officers and before the next biennial election or it automatically loses its right to vote until it does so. [The balance of this Article remains unchanged.]
Approved the 184th Meeting Minutes as amended: Motion by the Philadelphians, seconded by DCBC.
The Secretary requests the contact information be kept updated.
The Secretary apologized for confusion regarding the issuance of the minutes of
the 184th Meeting.
Notification was made via US Mail and e-mail to AMCC member clubs on the proposed
Amendment to Article 10, VI. F. Attendance. A postcard was included to be returned to the
Secretary indicating that the club has been notified of the proposed Article amendment. Twelve (12)
cards were returned. The amendment will be voted on at the 186th Meeting in March, 2018.
Treasurer’s report: For full report please see see attached at end of document
● Bank charges paid
● Secretary Supplies
● P.O. Box Rental
● Donation from the Centaur MC
● Upcoming Expenses include Corporate filing for 2018, Web Server and Domain Registration
Vice President’s report:(absent-sent in writing) – The VP asks that clubs keep him aware of their upcoming events, so he may get them on the AMCC calendar as soon as possible.
President’s report: No report at this time.
Outreach Committee: Those persons in attendance were asked if they were interested in serving on this committee so we have a greater input from our member clubs. Michael Matles, ECMC expressed interest.
Historian’s Committee: Still looking for a copy of the minutes from meetings 121 and 122. The TFL tea set is not lost forever. The historian has the TFL set in his attic and he will get the set to the Club President as soon as practical.
Web Committee: The Website was updated as of November 6, 2017. If you have any updates that
need to be made regarding your clubs information on the website, please let Sean know as soon possible. He thanks you for your cooperation!
Amendments and Additions to the sanction calendar
There are no adjustments to the current sanction calendar.
Change to Article 10, VI. F
Tabled to the next meeting, and for vote, the change of the word “after” to reflect “including” in the Article 10, VI. F. Attendance Amendment to Article 10, VI. F. The change should read as follows
– “A member Club must attend in person at least one (1) meeting including the biennial election of officers and before the next biennial election or it automatically loses its right to vote until it does so.” [The balance of this Article remains unchanged.]
Motion by DCBC and seconded by The Philadelphians.
2018 Sanction Calendar
January 12th – 15th, 2018 - Centaurs MC M.A.L.
March 23rd – 25th, 2018 - L.I. Ravens MC 25th +1 Anniversary
May 18th – 20th, 2018 - Excelsior MC Lust for Life
July 27th – 29th, 2018 - TBLC Campout
October 5th – 7th, 2018 - Knight Hawks of Virginia 25th Anniversary
November 2nd – 4th, 2018 - C.O.M.M.A.N.D MC Maryland Leather Weekend
November 24th, 2018- Bucks MC Santa Saturday
December 8th, 2018 - Empire City Toy Drive and Christmas Party
Scheduled AMCC Meeting for 2018 Calendar
186th AMCC Meeting – to be hosted by L.I. Ravens MC on March 23rd – 25th, 2018
187th AMCC Meeting – Submitted paperwork from Knight Hawks of Virginia for October
5th – 7th, 2018. However, due to a medical emergency, the group’s representative was not present
and could not AMCC Meeting could not be awarded.
No request to host future AMCC Meetings were made at the 185th meeting.
Nominations for the Torrid Tuber
None were made. (The Tuber currently resides with the Harbor Masters.
Nominations for the Award for Excellence
Termination of AMCC Membership
Highwaymen TNT are in violation of not meeting the AMCC requirement of certifying their club on an annual basis. This has continued two years with no communication from the club. AMCC eBoard reached out to Highwaymen TNT on several occasions and no responses received.
AMCC eBoard sent the Highwaymen TNT a final warning memo advising of their pending termination of membership from AMCC. After having no response, the termination letter was sent to the club president and AMCC representative.
Congratulations and thank you to Harbor Masters on their anniversary were verbalized by ALL
DCBC announced an all club bar night at the DC Eagle to benefit Eagle Wings. 10 pm to 3 am.
Empire City Motorcycle Club announced their 54th Christmas Party and Toy Drive to be held at Stonewall Bar in NYC on December 2, 2017, 6pm to 9pm. The toy drive benefits Leake & Watts Children’s Services.
The Pensmen, Inc. announced their Christmas Party and Fund Raiser on December 2nd. Funds to
GOOD & WELFARE
The death of Al Lawrence, founder of the LI Ravens and past AMCC president was announced.
Letters of condolences will be sent to Al’s partner, Peter Buompastore and to the LI Ravens.
Bay State Marauders suggested going forward we combine the Good and Welfare along with Club
Announcements. The AMCC President agreed and will adopt this practice going forward.
Motion by DCBC and seconded by LI Ravens to adjourn the meeting at 2:06 p.m.
AMCC SANCTIONED CALENDAR – 2018
(Approved as of 11/11/2017)
January 12 – 15 Centaurs MC M.A.L.
March 23 – 25 L.I. Ravens MC 25th +1 Anniversary
May 18 – 20 Excelsior MC Lust for Life
July 27 – 29 TBLC—Annual Camp Out
October 5 – 7 Knight Hawks of Virginia 25th Anniversary
November 2 – 4 C.O.M.M.A.N.D MC Maryland Leather Weekend
November 24 Bucks MC Santa Saturday
December 8 ECMC—55th Toy Drive
The following is a summary of the Treasurer’s Report submitted November 11, 2017.
Beginning balance: $3,327.10
Bank fee for paper statement (May) 2.00
Bank fee for paper statement (June) 2.00
Bank fee for paper statement (July) 2.00
Bank fee for paper statement (August) 2.00
Bank fee for paper statement (September) 2.00
Bank fee for paper statement (October) 2.00
Sec. supplies (ck 263 to Michael Matles 27.97
PO Box rental fee (ck 264 to Paul Rose for PO Box) 134.00
Total expenses 171.11
Deposit of$500. Donation from Centaur MC
Total deposits 500.00
Ending balance (November 1) $3,653.13
We currently have a stock of 505 AMCC patches
Reminder — Upcoming payments:
Cooperate filing fee in Jan 2018
Web server Jan 2018
PO Box rental payment September 2018
Domain name in 2022
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