6.1. A Dormant Club as per the Oxford definition of the word “dormant” will for the purpose of
the Protocols be considered as a club which has become or been made “temporarily
inactive”, for whatever reason. A Distinction must be drawn between a dormant club and
a club which is proven to have become totally “inactive” in its functioning as a club,
hereafter referred to as a “dead Club”.
6.2. A Club can become dormant for a variety of reasons such as not having enough members
to constitute a Club in terms of the protocols, due to personal, work or any other
circumstances of the Club members preventing them to carry on with club activities as
per the Club Constitution, etc.
6.3. Where a Club has become totally inactive in its functioning as a club, it is considered that
the club has ceased to exist as a club. (“Dead Club”)
6.4. A Dormant Club can be made active again at anytime within the 24 month period subject
to the following criteria:
That it be made active by the same members of the club who made it dormant;
That the Club complies with the Protocols.
A Club is considered to cease to exist automatically where it has been dormant for a
period of 24 months or longer or where the club members as a whole are patched
over to another existing Club, but can also cease to exist through a decision of the Club
members to disband the Club or where the Club is “closed down” through a decision
of the Task Team in conjunction with the local Governing Body where it is found that
the further existence of that Club would be to the detriment of the local biking
community as a whole.
6.5.1. With the exception of a Club which has been “closed down” as referred to
above, a “Dead Club” can be revived again.
6.5.2. The revival of a “Dead Club” will, however, be dealt with on the same basis as a
new club in terms of the protocols as per par.2.
Where a club is found to be dormant or judged to be a ”dead Club”, the registration of
that Club, i.e. the name and patch, will remain on the Register of Clubs (MSA) but with
an indication of its status.