Joining our organization is easy but it is not a quick process. Not everyone is cut out to ride with an association like LAMA; however, if an individual rider is interested in joining our chapter, he or she should do the following:
• Attend our scheduled meetings, rides and events.
• Display an interest and/or desire to be part of our group.
When the individual decides to seek chapter membership, he or she will be offered the chance to become a “Prospect” of our chapter. Upon completing three (3) months as a“Prospect” the membership committee of our chapter will vote to promote the “Prospect” to “Probate.” If the new member is promoted to “Probate” he or she will be offered the privilege to wear the LAMA rockers. The chapter membership committee will vote to promote the individual to “Full” membership after the individual has completed three (3) months as a “Probate” member. If the “Probate” member is promoted to “Full” membership, he or she will then be offered the privilege to wear the full LAMA colors and to become a full member of LAMA and of the LAMA Atlanta, GA achapter.
Rules for chapter members of LAMA:
Complete an application for national membership and send it to the Chicago Headquarters with a check (Ask chapter sponsor for current fees) made payable to:
Latin American Motorcycle Association
3519 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647
The applicant will receive an International membership patch to be worn on the front left side of his or her official leather vest. The date on the
application is the official start date of the applicant’s LAMA membership dues with the Chicago headquarters. The applicant’s national fee must be paid on or before this date every year (annual dues).
A chapter member must sponsor the applicant. The application must bear the signature of the sponsor and the chapter president.
The applicant must be presently employed and must show proof thereof.
The Applicant must agree to attend at least one meeting every month.
The back of the vest must not bear any other decoration (this is mandatory).
The applicant shall acknowledge (within above stated agreement) that no refund of membership fees shall result from the termination of LAMA membership.
The applicant must own a legally registered motorcycle of 650cc displacement or larger.
An applicant must possess a valid driver’s license bearing a motorcycle endorsement, a valid State License and proof of insurance.
Once accepted by the chapter, the “Prospect” must wear a “P” patch for a period of six months. The “P” patch must be worn on the back of the official black leather vest.
The Applicant must sign an agreement stating he or she will return the LAMA colors to LAMA in the event his or her membership is terminated either by resignation or by LAMA action.
Why We Ride
You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!Dan Aykroyd
We had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.Jack Kerouac
Bikers and veterans go hand in hand and I can assure you that we never forget. That rumbling sound you hear when a group of bikes come together is not noise sir, it is the harmony of brotherhood coming together for a purpose and cause.Crysta Baker
Those extreme-sports kids today are good, but they have it easy. Try falling off of a motorcycle going 70 or 80 miles per hour on asphalt. Believe me, nothing equals it.Evel Knievel
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.Author Unknown
The sun on your back. Two fists in the wind. And the horizon teasing you farther down a great road.Author Unknown
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.Author Unknown