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2012 End of Year Report
Secretary 2011 End Of Year Report
I have carried out all the required duties of my office which also includes but not
limited to the following:
10. All of the Red Knight’s advertising
I have attended all Board meetings and provided minutes of all meetings and submit copies to all Board members.
The trademark license program has is working well. We now have 1198 trademark license agreements with our chapters and outside vendors. Some are still pending. We have 320 out of 356 chapters that now have an approved TMLA for chapter business, therefore, 89.9% and been approved. This is up from 56% in 2010.
In 2011, we insured 50 chapter events. This is a decrease from 57 in 2010. I have found that there are still chapters who do not know about this program. We need to get the word out to all chapters about this program. A new requirement for 2012 is the chapters will now have to provide the route of their event when applying for coverage. This is to make sure that any accidents that may occur are covered by being o the approved route.
In 2011, we had 92 requests for information on starting new chapters. We approved 24 new chapters (26%). As the numbers show, we are getting a lot of inquires but are not getting the same number of new chapters. One of the reasons is failure to follow up on the request of information for new chapters. The Regional Directors and State/Province Representatives have to take the lead in following up on these requests. Only contacting them once is not enough. Sometimes it takes a few weeks or months for these applications to get the number of interested members together to start the new chapter. I would suggest at least two or three follow-ups on each request.
The International By-Laws are posted on our web site. These are update after every Annual Business meeting where new By-Laws are approved.
The SOG manual is posted on our web site under the link for Membership and is there for the members to use as a guide. The one thing that I have found is that not all of the State/Province Representatives are aware of this manual. As they are the first line in the chain of command, they need to be aware of this. Many of the questions that I received from the chapters, the answers are in the SOG manual.
A Procedure Manual for Hosting of the International Convention has been updated and is posted on our web site under downloadable files. This lists the requirements for hosting the convention, the needs of the International and the reporting forms need. There is also an application for hosting the convention. It is a road map for the chapters/associations to follow.
The International Convention Handout Booklet containing all of the reports, by-law changes and other information given to each member in attendance when they registered is also now in its fifth year. This allows the member time to review what will take place at the ABM. In 2011, we hope to add a short bio on members seeking election to the International Board.
During 2011, I attended three International Board meetings, the Annual Business meeting, the Annual International Convention, the Dixie Rally, the KORT rally, NC 343 ride, NC State Rally and the America’s 911 ride. I was part of the representative group that when to Germany and Switzerland with to visit our chapters in Europe in May. I went as a representative of the RKMC to NYC to obtain our WTC artifact for our Memorial.
I attended five funerals in 2011of Red Knight members as the representative of the Red Knights International Board. Additionally, I send RKMC flags and Angel coins to 5 families of members who passed away.
By virtue of my position as the International Executive Secretary of the Red knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Inc. I became the Executive Secretary of the Red Knights Regalia LTD.
I averaged 98.1 hours in 2011 working on behalf of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Inc.
I will be seeking re-election as your International Secretary in 2012. I hope that you will allow me to continue to serve you, the membership in 2012.
No trademark will be approved for any chapter that does not have an approved trademark for chapter business. All Chapters are required to have a chapter business trademark. This trademark allow the use of name/logo on chapter web site, business cards, letterheads, checks, address labels, newsletters, awards, chapter applications, awards and flyers (to promote the chapter only) to conduct chapter business.
Passing of member
In the event of the passing of a member, the chapter is to notify the Regional Director and the International Secretary immediately. It is the policy of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, when requested, to send a Red Knight flag to the funeral room for the showing and the funeral. A member of the International Board will also attend the funeral as the representative of the International. A card will also be send to the family on the behalf of the International Board. The members name will be added to the Heaven One Roster and their name read at the next Convention. The member’s name will also be added to the Red Knight Memorial.
The Red Knights® names and logos are Registered Trademarks. Being a member in good standing, gives you permission to identify yourself as a Red Knight® and wear the names and logos but it does not give you permission to reproduce them on any type of material, including web pages.
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Members may contact the Web Master with any questioins about the web site. You will need to give your real name and Chapter or MAL affiliation.
Obtaining Permission to use the Red Knights® Registered Trademarked names and logos
by Vendors, Associations, Chapters or Individual Member must be obtained from the International Secretary following the procedure outlined on this page.