Code of Conduct and GENERAL INFORMATION
All vehicles must, within reason, comply to the Montana vehicle code and this includes proper seating and the wearing of seat belts on all club functions.
NO LIMITATIONS AS TO VEHICLE TYPE, MODIFICATIONS OR DRIVER EXPERIENCE: However, members have to understand that all trips may not be suited to their rigs or driving experience due to type of terrain. Vehicles must be in good repair, we want to go Four Wheeling, not perfect our field fixing skills.
NO WHINERS: If you break something or do body damage to yourself or your vehicle, you have no one to blame but yourself. Good-natured kidding will take place but not to excess.
NO AWARDS OR TROPHYS for who did the dumbest thing or broke the most. This is nothing to be proud of! The guy who doesn’t break things is our hero.
HONESTY: If you feel that a member’s rig isn’t up to the particular trail standard, or he continues to do “dumb” things, let him know directly.
NO ALCOHOL ON THE TRAIL Period! DRUG USAGE AT ANY TIME WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
BEHAVE LIKE YOUR MOTHER WAS RIDING WITH YOU, No kicking, biting or swearing.
THINK SAFETY, STUPID HURTS: Such as: seat belts on at all times, is every thing securely fastened down? (and this doesn’t mean with a bungee cord around a high lift jack or ice chest.) Keep your hands off the roll bar for a grab handle.
MEETINGS and such.
Should be fun, something that you want to go to, not that you feel you have to. Not taken up with arguing over things like dues or regulations, or who is in what office. There is to be no minimum number of “runs”, trips, or meetings that one has to attend to maintain membership. If someone can’t come for some reason, that is his loss. . Meetings to be held when needed. In reality maybe only a couple of times a year, most “important business” can be handled by phone or email. We maintain a member list with phone numbers and Email. If you want to go four wheeling, you contact the members that you feel would like to go and or have vehicles capable of the trip you have planned.
If you say you’re going to leave from a certain place at 9 am, that means leaving at 9 am, not when so and so shows up because he is always running late. They can be planned for the next day or next month. Not all trips should be hard-core four wheeling. It could be as simple as a bunch of us touring Glacier Park or running some Forest Service roads where the hubs are never turned. Or if you want hard core, let every one know that body damage may take place. If there are some people you don’t like, or who are showing up with junk that holds every one else up or breaks or doesn’t think safety or drinks, then just don’t invite him any more. It’s that simple. Follow the guidelines of the TREAD LIGHTLY PROGRAM.