A Group is a collective of dual sport motorcycle enthusiasts in a local area, that meet and ride together as a group under the auspices of the DSAA, 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.
Group members that are officials of the DSAA, can organise events and activities for their own Group or meet socially at other DSAA or DSAA Group events. Meeting socially means group members travel independently and meet as a group at events (rallies, rides, socials, etc) organised by the DSAA or other DSAA Groups.
Who are group members?
Group members are groups of like minded persons, young and old who have an interest in dual sport motorcycles, riding with others and gaining more experience. The many members that are a part of the DSAA across Australia make the DSAA the nation's most progressive dual sport motorcycle club. DSAA members are best known for getting young people and fellow enthusiasts outdoors and on the trails more often and actively involved in events and activities. DSAA members also participate in different kinds of fund raising activities ranging from rides, meets, shows, runs, etc.
How do I join a Group?
Joining a group is easy, search Facebook for DSAA and just follow the link to the DSAA group facebook group or groups of your choice, answer the group member question(s), and members of the group admin team will consider your request to join, easy!
How much does it cost to join a Group?
Joining a group is FREE, just like if you joined any other facebook group, but unlike other facebook groups, DSAA groups 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 Group formed?
If you can't find a Group in your local area from the list of Groups, all it takes is a request to DSAA management to form a new one.
How is a Group managed?
A Group is managed by a single person that is identified as a volunteer administrator to the parent club’s executive.
What does being a Group member offer?
The club offers members the opportunity to get behind the bars and out on the trails 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 dual sport motorcycle 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 DSAA family.
What are the benefits of free Group membership?
There are many reasons to become a Group member. As a DSAA Group member you will be able to get behind the bars and out on the trails 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 DSAA Group means you will never have to ride alone.
What are the benefits of financial membership to the AMA?
- You will have all the privileges and responsibilities of an AMA and DSAA member and will receive advice and support from the DSAA;
Joining as a member of a DSAA Group 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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