COMBAT VETERANS INTERNATIONAL
STARTING YOUR OWN CHAPTER
Want to know what it takes to start a chapter of Combat Veterans
International? Read on.
This is a brief summary of the requirements to start a chapter of Combat Veterans International. Please
contact one of the National or Regional Officers in your area for full details and specific requirements, thank you.
The basic requirements to start a chapter are:
- Five qualified combat veterans
- Permission of the local Regional Council (RC)
- Permission of the National Executive Council (NEC)
- From our Standard Operating Procedures: (Any qualified person wishing to form a new Chapter
will need to meet with the local Regional Council or their
representatives to discuss the goals and vision of the Organization, as
well as why you want to start a new Chapter. Any member of CVI
will have the right to attend these meetings.)
- You can start with three but you'll have to have five before you are granted a full charter:
you are accepted you will be provided with rockers to build a vest
(cut). You are on probation but you are NOT prospects like a
motorcycle club. We don't do that.
- You should plan on some traveling. (Each prospective Chapter will be required to meet with
the NEC or their representatives a minimum of three times prior to
being awarded a Chapter charter)
are going to adopt our Constitution and SOP so read them carefully to
make sure you are OK with what we do. (Each Chapter will adopt
the CVI Constitution and SOP in order to ensure uniformity of operation
within the Organization.)
- It will take some time (A
minimum of six months after obtaining probationary Chapter status, and
upon the recommendation of the applicable RC, a vote will be held)
This process may
seem complicated but the members of CVI have dedicated themselves to
ensuring that new members are committed to the goals and vision of the
Organization. We have chosen to make the process more difficult
compared to some other veteran motorcycle groups in order to ensure
If you are still interested, please go to the Contacts page and get in touch with one of our National Officers.
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