The Motley Crew Membership
There are two levels of membership to the Motley Crew:-
1. Forum Member
2. Full Financial Member
Regardless of the membership level there is a common passion that ties all of us together – 4wding, camping and enjoying the great outdoors.
Forum membership is free to anyone who shares the common interests of 4wding, camping and the great outdoors. Forum members can:-
Share information and stories with other forum members
Attend up to two (2) club trips as a visitor
Attend club meetings as a visitor
Full Financial Members
By becoming a full financial member you have access to the following benefits:
Nationally recognised 4wd driver training program
Ability to vote in club meetings and the AGM.
Ability to be nominated for official club positions on both the club committee and the trip committee
Access to the chat box on the forum where you can chat with each other in real time on the website
Access to the "Members only" boards on the forum. This includes the Private trip and social event board.
Access to the Motley Arcade on the website where you can battle each other to achieve the best high scores in our arcade game collection.
Plus all the benefits that come with being a member of a 4wd QLD affiliated club.
Below is an extract from our club bylaws that relates to club membership. The full club constitution and by laws can be found here: Constitution and Club by Laws
Membership requirements listed below are as found in The Motley Crew By-Laws
The application form to become a full financial member can be submitted by clicking on: The Motley Crew Application for Membership.
Club membership shall be open to all persons who are interested in the same activities of this club’s members
Membership classes are as per our constitution (rule 5) and the children of members are considered Mini Motleys, who upon attaining the age of 18 must if they wish to remain in the club apply as a separate ordinary Member.
1(a) New membership
The application for membership shall:
(a) be made in writing on the application form available on line or from the Membership Officer or Secretary.
(b) be lodged with the Membership Officer of the club, in person, at a General Meeting of the Club, by pre-paid post, or by email and be accompanied by the prescribed membership fee applicable to the type of membership applied for.
Nominations received by the Membership Officer will be recorded in the Membership Register.
1(b) Acceptance of Membership
Before a membership can be accepted by the club, the applicant/s must have fulfilled the following conditions:
(i) Attended a General Meeting of the club.
(ii) Attended, as a driver, one trip conducted as part of the club’s trip agenda..
(iii) Has committed to successfully complete an accredited 4wd training course conducted by the club or any other nationally recognised training facility within 3 calendar months of membership acceptance. (not applicable if member already holds and can produce original copy of attainment)
Once the Nomination has fulfilled the requirements specified above the application for membership will be mentioned at the next meeting of the club.
During this meeting the Membership Officer will advise the members that:-
The applicant has completed the requirements of these by laws
The meeting must decide whether to accept or reject the application.
If a majority of the members present at the meeting vote to accept the applicant as a member, the applicant must be accepted as a member for the class of membership applied for.
Failure to complete 2 (iii) without reasonable grounds may lead to your membership being reviewed by the committee
The secretary of the club must, as soon as practicable after the meeting decides to accept or reject an application, give the applicant a written notice of the decision.
1(c) Close Register of Membership
The Committee may, from time to time and upon giving written or electronic notice to the members, close the register of members for a total period of not more than 6 months in any membership year, or for such other period as the Club, by resolution in an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting, may determine.
1(d) Membership Fees (i) New Membership
The membership fee for new memberships are:
$70 per annum Family Membership $70 per annum Single Membership
(ii) Membership Renewal
$70 per annum Family membership $70 per annum single membership
Fees paid before or on 30th June each year will attract a $20 early payment discount
The membership fee can be reviewed by the committee at any time.
Membership renewals are due and payable by midnight 30th June each year
Applications for membership received after the 31st March of each year may incur a reduced subscription fee as decided by the Committee.
To become a full member, please contact our Membership Officer or our Sergeant at Arms from the Contact Us page.