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The BMW Riders Association of the Mid-South is a non-profit organization of BMW motorcycle owners from the Mid-South region and beyond. We range in experience from "newbies" to "seasoned" riders.  Our rides range from vintage airheads to the latest-and-greatest BMWs. We are a diverse, multi-generational group with a common goal of promoting camaraderie and the motorcycle riding experience!

Our meetings are held monthly in varying locations, hosted by members. We invite you to attend our meetings and get to know us!

New members will be subscribed to the members-only mailing list and their information provided for the annual membership directory unless otherwise requested.

Annual dues are $25, due on January 1.  New members who join in October, November, or December are paid through the following year.  Dues may be paid by PayPal or by personal check. Please make checks payable to "BMW RAMS". 

New members must also complete and submit the online BMW RAMS Membership Application  (PayPal link included) or complete and mail the PDF version with payment.

For more information, please contact our Secretary-Treasurer at membership@bmwrams.com .

 


Annual Dues - RENEWING MEMBERS



BMW RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE MID-SOUTH, INC.
(BMW RAMS)

 

The BMW RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF THE MID-SOUTH (BMW RAMS) is a BMW motorcycle owners organization founded for the purpose of promoting association among BMW motorcycle owners. It is intended that the BMW RAMS, Inc. serve as a medium to afford members a means of expanding contact with other BMW motorcycle owners in the Mid-South area and with other BMW motorcycle organizations.

BY LAWS (EFFECTIVE AS OF OCTOBER 01, 2017)

1. Each Voting Member must either own a BMW motorcycle or be a spouse of a person owning a BMW motorcycle and pay yearly dues.

2. All Voting Members must pay $25.00 per year in dues.

3. BMW RAMS, Inc. will be chartered by the BMW MOTORCYCLE OWNERS OF AMERICA, Inc. and also by the BMW RIDERS ASSOCIATION, Inc.

4. Any Legal Incorporation of the BMW RAMS, Inc. shall be in the state of Tennessee.

5. The BMW RAMS, Inc. will have three officers, elected annually. These Officers will be: President; Vice-President; and Secretary-Treasurer. Their duties and responsibilities shall be:

A. President :

1) Preside at BMW RAMS business meetings and BMW RAMS sponsored events.

2) Conduct BMW RAMS business, including maintaining of the BMW RAMS as a non-profit corporation in the state of Tennessee.

3) When appropriate, determine the selection of a chairman for BMW RAMS sponsored events.

4) Determine the time and location of association meetings.

B. Vice-President:

1) Substitutes for the President in his absence.

2) Sees to it that a monthly newsletter is prepared and presented on a timely basis.

3) Maintains contact with the BMW MOA and BMW RA, informing these organizations of changes in BMW RAMS status.

4) Organizes and plans, during temperate months, association rides.

C. Secretary-Treasurer:

1) Maintains custody of BMW RAMS funds and provides monthly reports.

2) Procure and maintain custody of BMW RAMS supplies.

3) Publish and maintain the BMW RAMS membership roster.

4) Responsible for maintaining minutes of each business meeting.

6. An elected official can be removed from office for not performing properly the duties of the elected office. A member in good standing can make a motion for a recall vote if a second to the motion is present. The vote has to be taken at the next two consecutive monthly business meetings. A 2/3 majority of votes by members present is required to remove the elected official from office.

7. Election of officers shall be at the January business meeting. Officers will assume the duties of their elected positions at this meeting as soon as the vote is taken.

8. The BMW RAMS business year shall be from January 1 to December 31.

9. No formation riding, uniform dress or projects will be imposed on members.

10. In the even of dissolution of the BMW RAMS, Inc. funds left in the treasury after all bills are paid, will go to a charity selected by a majority vote.

11. BMW RAMS, Inc. is not responsible for actions taken by members.

12. These By-Laws may be amended by a 2/3 majority vote of the members present at two consecutive meetings after advance notice is given to all members, by mail,

13. The current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order” will be used for any situation not covered by these By-Laws.

Come one, come all!  

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Searching for that special part for your vintage BMW bike?  Interested in finding nifty new-to-you riding gear? Stop by the RAMS Members' Swap Meet adjacent to "Rally Central".  Hang out and chew the fat with Market Meister Marshall Robilio.

  • Friday -  10:00 AM  OPEN    close  5:00 PM 
  • Saturday  9:00  AM OPEN  ---- CLOSE  3:00 PM   (before the drawing )   
    Note ----- Sellers would need to pickup what items are not sold by 5:00 PM 
  • Sunday -  Closed  -   pack & leave
New for this year will be a Bulletin board for Items not brought to the Rally such as, Bikes, Cars, Tools, Camping gear or what have you.  Make a moderate size posting including item, price, picture if you like and your name and phone number.
Here also are a few important requests so that we may do a better job for the seller and to keep things organized
1. Seller to give us a list of items for sale and appropriate detail of what bike it fits
2. Pre priced tags on items with their name – so we can keep individuals monies separate  
3. Cell #s of sellers in cases of offers below tagged prices on expensive items or agreed % off ,  
4. Transportation of items to the rally site as the total responsibility of the seller and also pickup of left over items after rally.
5. If a complete and running bike is for sale we would ask that the seller to be available by cell phone etc. and personally finalize the deal individually with the buyer --- test ride – title details etc.
Motorcycle parts and related Items for sale (preferably BMW) can be brought to us almost at any time we are close by or have the Swap market open through out the weekend..   
 This is a free service, no commissions charged.
 We will do our best to sell your items.

Marshall R.

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Welcome to the RAMS Rally Door Prize Hut!

The Door Prize drawings are one of the highlights of our rally weekend. Each person registered for the full Rally receives Door Prize tickets, which may be divided between several door prizes.

Please note:  Saturday Day Pass holders do not receive Door Prize tickets; however, they can pay an additional $20 at the Rally to upgrade to the full Rally package. 

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Each Door Prize received is assigned a number with a corresponding envelope; Grand Prize donations are also numbered and assigned a corresponding box to allow rallygoers the opportunity to choose how they wish to use their tickets.

The Door Prize Hut is a great gathering place for rally attendees to examine and discuss the Door Prize items prior to making their selection(s). The Hut has been mistaken for a vendor more than once, with first-time attendees asking if they can purchase items!

Drawings start on Saturday morning, with the Grand Prize Drawings ocurring at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

We publicize all door prize contributors, both at the rally and during the year on our website.  We would be happy to circulate any printed material that you might want to send along.

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Would you like to donate a motorcycle-related Door Prize for the 2017 RAMS Rally?  Please contact vendors@bmwrams.com for more information!

 

Please support the following vendors, individuals, and groups who have graciously donated to the 2017 RAMS Rally:

2017 RAMS RALLY SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)

Friday September 29:

8AM - 10PM:   Rally Registration open
10AM - 5PM:   "RAMS Swap Meet" hosted by Marshall Robilio
12N - 7PM: Door Prize Hut open
10AM - Dark: Explore the area with Self-Guided Tours 
After Dark:
  • Motorcycle Movies down by lake
  • Fellowship at Community Campfire

Saturday, September 30:

7AM - 9AM:     Pancake Breakfast with Paul Whitworth & Mike Dale
8AM - 4PM:   Rally Registration open
10AM - 12Noon:  POKER RUN departures
All Day: Self-Guided Group Rides 
8AM - 4PM: Door Prize Hut open
9AM - 3PM:   "RAMS Swap Meet" hosted by Marshall Robilio
 Items not sold need to be picked up by 5 pm
10AM: Door Prize Drawing #1 - visit the Door Prize Hut
12N - 3PM:  Bike Show
2PM: Door Prize Drawing #2 - visit the Door Prize Hut
3PM Live Music - The Sharpshooters Band
4PM: Mileage & Bike Show Awards at the Big Tent
4:30PM: Live Music - The Sharpshooters Band  Encore
5:30PM: Closing Ceremonies  & Grand Prize Drawings at the Big Tent
*You MUST be present to win*
6PM: Bratwurst Dinner (must have a dinner ticket)
AM /PM: Explore the area with Self-Guided Tours
After Dark:
  • Motorcycle Movies down by lake
  • Fellowship at the Community Campfire

Sunday, October 1:   Early breakfast (until out), Sunday Devotional, & Safe Travels!