The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is an organization founded and sponsored by Harley-Davidson
Motor Company. The group was established to offer motorcycling benefits and services to
Harley-Davidson enthusiasts throughout the world, and to develop a close relationship between the
Harley-Davidson rider, the Harley-Davidson dealer and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
The opportunity to start an independent chapter affiliated with the Harley Owners Group is offered to
bring members together for the common interest of promoting motorcycling activities. The goal of
each chapter is to generate an increased level of enthusiasm for riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The chapter shall be a family-oriented and a nonpolitical organization.
The purpose of the local chapter shall be to promote responsible motorcycling activities for Harley
Owners Group members by conducting chapter activities and encouraging participation in other
Chapter activities and operations shall be conducted in a manner consistent with a family-oriented,
All Harley Owners Group members may join any affiliated chapter. An expired membership in H.O.G.
automatically terminates local chapter membership. It shall be the responsibility of each local
chapter to ensure that chapter members are current H.O.G. members and to maintain on file in the
chapter records a signed copy of the annual Chapter Membership Enrollment Form and Release of
each chapter member. It shall be the responsibility of any person applying for, or renewing,
membership in a local chapter to provide proof of his or her National membership as a condition of
eligibility for membership.
The sponsoring dealer may suspend or terminate a person's membership in the sponsored chapter
if the sponsoring dealer, in the sponsoring dealer's sole discretion, determines that a member's
conduct is undesirable or contrary to the sponsoring dealer's interests.
Chapters are to be not-for-profit organizations. The sponsoring dealer may, in the sponsoring
dealer's sole discretion, establish chapter dues to be utilized solely to pay or defray the cost of
Chapters may conduct legitimate fund-raising activities to assist in paying or defraying chapter
operating expenses or to raise funds for charitable purposes. All such fund-raising activity shall be
subject to approval by the sponsoring dealer.
Chapter events and activities are the sole responsibility of the local chapter. These events and
activities may include any family-oriented, safe activities that promote a positive image of the sport of
motorcycling and that appeal to the chapter membership.
All material published by the chapter must include the official chapter name and number. All chapter
publications, whether written, oral (broadcast), or electronic must be approved by the sponsoring
dealer. If, at any time, H.O.G. determines in its sole discretion that a chapter publication is
incompatible with the family-oriented, nonpolitical philosophies and/or objectives of H.O.G., the
chapter recognition as a H.O.G. affiliated organization may be terminated. A copy of all chapter
publications of any type must be sent to the H.O.G. office.
This Charter shall be adopted and serve as operating policy for H.O.G. chapters and must be
available to all chapter members.
Chapter by-laws, if needed, may not replace, supersede or conflict with this Charter and H.O.G.
Operating Policies. The sponsoring dealer and the H.O.G. office must approve chapter by-laws prior
to publication or implementation. Once adopted, a copy of the chapter by-laws must be furnished to
the sponsoring dealer and H.O.G. office and must be available to all chapter members.
While the chapter may be affiliated with H.O.G., it remains a separate, independent entity responsible
for its actions. All Harley Owners Group members and their guest(s) participate voluntarily and at their
own risk in H.O.G. and H.O.G. chapter activities. The sponsoring dealer, H.O.G. and Harley-Davidson
Motor Company, its subsidiaries and distributors and local chapter officers are and shall be released
and held harmless by the member/guest for any injury or loss to the member/guest or to his or her
property which may result from participation in H.O.G. and H.O.G. chapter activities. This means that
each and every member of the local chapter and their guest(s) have no ground for legal action
against the sponsoring dealer, H.O.G., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, its distributors and its
subsidiaries, the local chapters and their respective agents and employees for any injury resulting to
them or their property.
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Sponsored by Eisenhauer's Tioga County Harley-Davidson