NEW CLUB CHAPTERS
3.1. Starting a new Chapter of a club is a recognized way of expanding the membership base of
a club. However, in the Western Cape no new Club Chapter will be allowed to open
unless it has been sanctioned by the Task Team, irrespective of the type of club or
what the Club’s Constitution/ Rules may determine.
3.2. For the purpose of the Protocols, a distinction is made between the following methods of
starting a new Chapter of an existing Club:
3.2.1. A New Chapter to be formed with existing Full Patch members of the mother
3.2.2. A New Chapter with new prospect members subject to par.3.6.
Any Club wishing to open a new Chapter in the Western Cape must inform the Local
Governing Body as well as the Task Team directly, of their intention before taking the steps
to start a new Chapter. A fully motivated proposal shall be presented to the Task Team for
No Club which is not registered on the Register on
. will be
allowed to open a new Club Chapter in the Western Cape.
The opening of a new Club Chapter will only be considered if at least one of the members of
the proposed Chapter is an existing full patch member of the mother Club who is resident or
working in the area where the proposed new Chapter is to be opened.
A proposed new Club Chapter must present a letter of confirmation from the mother
chapter/ main club confirming that approval has been given by them for a new Chapter
which letter must indicate the following information:
The area where the new proposed chapter will be based.
3.6.2. The name and contact details of the full patch member (-s) under whose supervision
and guidance the proposed new Chapter will be run during the probation period.
3.6.3. The name of each prospective member who will be part of the new Chapter.
3.6.4. It must also indicate whether any of the proposed new members has ridden for a
club before. Where any such member has ridden for a club before, such members
will still be subject to the cooling off period and full particulars of the club concerned
must be disclosed accompanied by a letter from the President of that member’s old
club confirming the member’s “standing” when he left the club.
The proposed new Club Chapter, if approved by the Task Team, will have to go through a
probation period before being acknowledged as a Chapter and afforded the right to wear
any area depiction relevant to the Western Cape. This probation period will, however, be
determined by the Task Team but will not be for a period less than 6 months and will be
subject to specific criteria regarding supervision, display of colours, etc. as set out here-