A chapter is an official group of PWC enthusiasts in a local area, that meet and ride together as a group under the auspices of the PWCAA, a not for profit Australian entity that is insured with $20mill public liability for events, associations liability for officials, voluntary workers insurance for volunteers and personal accident insurance for financial members.
Chapter members that are officials of the PWCAA, can organise events and activities for their own chapter or meet as a social group at other PWCAA or PWCAA chapter events. Meeting socially means group members travel independently and meet as a group at events (rallies, rides, socials, etc) organised by the PWCAA or other PWCAA chapters.
Who are chapter members?
Chapter members are groups of like minded persons, young and old who have an interest in PWC's, riding with others and gaining more experience. The many members that are a part of the PWCAA across Australia make the PWCAA the nation's most progressive PWC club. PWCAA members are best known for getting young people and fellow enthusiasts outdoors and on the water more often and actively involved in events and activities. PWCAA members also participate in different kinds of fund raising activities ranging from rides, meets, shows, runs, etc.
How do I join a chapter?
Joining a chapter is easy, search Facebook for PWCAA and just follow the link to the PWCAA chapter facebook group or groups of your choice, answer the chapter member question(s), and members of the chapter admin team will consider your request to join, easy!
How much does it cost to join a Chapter?
Joining a chapter is FREE, just like if you joined any other facebook group, but unlike other facebook groups, PWCAA chapters are insured meaning group admins and moderators are covered for what is said on the media outlet, officials are covered for organising rides, meets, socials, fundraisers, etc, other volunteers are covered, financial members are covered and any agency requiring to be noted as an interested party is also covered.
How is a chapter formed?
If you can't find a chapter in your local area from the list of chapters, all it takes is a request to PWCAA management to form a new one.
How is a chapter managed?
A chapter can be managed by a single person that is identified as a volunteer administrator to the parent club’s executive or as a volunteer sub committee to the parent club’s committee. A sub committee holds meetings independent of the 'parent’ club, whereas an administrator manages a chapter under the guidance of the parent clubs executive.
What does being a chapter member offer?
The club offers members the opportunity to get behind the bars and out on the water more often, to enjoy new areas and the opportunity to help others learn and gain more experience. To become a member is to become an active member of a respected national organisation, an advocate for the PWC community and a mentor to young and new riders. As a member, you can also use your time and talents to volunteer at events and help grow the PWCAA family.
What are the benefits of free chapter membership?
There are many reasons to become a chapter member. As a club chapter member you will be able to get behind the bars and out on the water more often, organise rides for fellow members, gain more skills and network with other members in your area and around the nation. Being part of a club chapter means you will never have to ride alone.
What are the benefits of financial membership to the PWCAA?
- You will have all the privileges and responsibilities of an AMA and PWCAA member and will receive advice and support from the PWCAA;
Joining as a member of a PWCAA chapter is as easy as nominating your “home club” when applying for AMA Membership. Depending which AMA club is the parent association, will determine whether a membership fee is also payable to the parent association.
Any questions on any of the above, we’re just a phone call away - AMA Office T: 0476 783 090. We look forward to having you as part of the AMA family.
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