Shown below are excerpts from
the annual H.O.G Chapter Charter. They help briefly explain what a
local H.O.G. Chapter is all about and how we're guided. Be sure to
click on "About Us" below to learn more about Chicago H.O.G.
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 nonpolitical organization.
ARTICLE I PURPOSE
The purpose of the local
chapter shall be to promote responsible motorcycling activities for Harley Owners
Group (national) members
by conducting chapter activities and encouraging participation in other
Chapter activities and
operations shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the
family-oriented, nonpolitical philosophy.
ARTICLE IV NAME AND
The Harley Owners Group
International Office, a division of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is
the governing body of all H.O.G. chapters. Each chapter affiliated with
the Harley Owners Group shall be a separate and independent
organization providing services to their own members on a
Affiliated chapters shall be
named after the respective city or locale of the sponsoring dealer.
H.O.G. shall have the right to approve chapter names.
ARTICLE VI MEMBERSHIP
All Harley Owners Group members
may join any affiliated chapter. An expired membership in H.O.G.
automatically terminates local chapter membership and any associated
memberships. 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
eligibilty for membership.
ARTICLE VIII ACTIVITIES
Chapter events and activities
are the sole responsibility of the local chapter. These events may
include any family-oriented, safe activities that promote a positive
image of the sport of motorcycling and that appeal to the chapter
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