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A word from our Board of Directors:

RMAP is looking forward to a successful 2017 and beyond.  We will have more event details very soon.

 President: David Muramoto
Vice President: Aaron Turpen
Secretary:
 Angelia McGowan
Treasurer: Mike Cotsworth

Members at Large: Craig Conover, Andrew Ganz

Contact: rmapmedia@gmail.com

Are you a working automotive journalist in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States?

Or are you a auto manufacturer or do you work in the automotive industry?

 

Click HERE to sign-up now.

 

RMAP MISSION STATEMENT


The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) is a professional association created to enhance the standing of the media we represent, facilitate the exchange of information between auto manufacturers and our members, and ultimately to raise the level of the service we provide our readers, listeners and viewers.

RMAP has members from Colorado, Nebraska, California, Iowa, Montana, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona.

We strive to increase our member's knowledge of the auto industry, its products and technologies. It is also in our interest to illuminate the business and economic forces that shape the world of personal transportation. We work as well to extend the Rocky Mountain region as a test area and market for automotive innovation and development.

We undertake all of this in the name of a shared goal: to help automotive consumers make informed decisions about their transportation needs.

RMAP BYLAWS

Board:

The Board of Directors of RMAP will consist of a board chosen via election by the general membership. Terms shall be rotating with a term of no more than three years, with the long-range goal to be a staggered rotation of board members. The Board will consist of as many as five (5) members who will be co-equal and will share duties as they see fit. Disbursements of RMAP funds will require a single board member signature for checks in the amount of $600 or less and two board member signatures for amounts greater than $600.
   

Board meetings will be open to all members and invited guests.

Committees:

RMAP will flexibly form volunteer committees for special events or projects as needed. Speakers / Presenters for meetings will be scheduled by the Board Members or their appointed representative.

Membership:

There shall be five classes of membership in the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press.  They shall be designated Full Membership, Affiliate Membership, Qualified Membership, Retired Membership, and Program Guest.  Dues and eligibility to participate in specific aspects of organized RMAP events shall vary.

Qualification for each class of membership, voting and other rights and privileges and dues shall be as follows :

1) FULL MEMBERSHIP

Qualifications

A. Those who describe and explain automobiles in print or electronic media:  automotive journalists, reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, TV and radio communicators and vetted members of social media/influencers.  Applicants must furnish four relevant automotive reports published on-line or in print or broadcast within the year prior to application for review and approval by the RMAP board.

B. Also eligible for Full Membership are designated representatives of Regional Media Fleet Managers and Event Companies. 

Rights:

Those qualifying for Full Membership may vote, hold office and participate fully in all RMAP functions.  This participation includes test driving manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.

Dues:

Annual dues of $50 if paid between December 1 through March 1. Annual dues of $65 if paid after March 1. 

 

2) AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
 

Qualifications

A. Employees and representatives of automobile manufacturers or retailers.

B. Employees and representatives of companies that manufacture, supply, or sell automotive components or accessories. This category shall include public-relations representatives of the above-specified manufacturers, suppliers, or retailers.  

Rights:

Those qualifying for Affiliate Membership may vote and hold office with the exception of President and Vice President.  They may also participate in RMAP functions, but shall not be eligible to test drive manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.  Affiliate Members may participate as passengers in manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.

Limitations:

Affiliate Members may not attend an event arranged or organized by a fellow Affiliate Member without prior, written permission.

Affiliate Members are expressly prohibited from soliciting business at any event organized by RMAP or a fellow Affiliate Member.   

Dues:

Annual dues $150.

There shall be no proration of Affiliate Membership dues, but dues paid on or after Oct. 1 shall count as payment for the entire following calendar year.  Dues are paid once per company or organization, and number of members from that company or organization is not limited.

Designated representatives of Regional Media Fleet Managers and Event Companies. who qualify for Affiliate Membership shall be exempt from annual dues.

 

3) QUALIFIED MEMBERSHIP
Qualifications

A. A limited-rights category for journalists early in their automotive-coverage career.

B. To advance from Qualified Membership to another membership category, the member must meet the qualifications of that category.

 

Rights:
Those qualifying for a Qualified Membership may not vote or hold office in RMAP.  They may also participate in RMAP functions, but shall not be authorized by RMAP to test drive manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by, or through RMAP.  Qualified Members may participate as passengers in manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by, or through RMAP.
Dues:

Annual dues of $50 if paid between December 1 through March 1. Annual dues of $65 if paid after March 1.

4) RETIRED MEMBERS

Qualifications

Retired membership status shall be granted to any Full Member or Affiliate Member who has been an RMAP member for more than three years and no longer works in any automotive-related capacity. 

Rights:

Those qualifying as Retired Members may participate in RMAP functions, but shall not be authorized by RMAP to test drive manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.  Retired Members may participate as passengers in manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.
 

Dues:

Annual dues of $0.

5) PROGRAM GUEST
 

Qualifications

The RMAP board has the right to grant Program Guest status to individual participants on a case-by-case basis.  Program Guest status is temporary and conditional and shall be granted only in the best interests of RMAP. 

Rights:

A Program Guest may participate in RMAP functions and shall, if the board determines, be eligible to test drive manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.  An Event Guest may participate as passengers in manufacturer-furnished vehicles at events organized by or through RMAP.
 

Dues

Program Guest dues or fees will be determined by the board on a case-by-case basis.

 Membership Dues and Event Fees:

Annual membership dues and event fees may be accessed to cover RMAP operating and administrative expenses such as, but not limited to, travel, lodging and meals for meetings, events, awards, Web Page, correspondence, etc., in relation to the operation and function of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, LLC. Dues and Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the RMAP Board.

Conduct:

RMAP is a professional Organization, and its individual members are expected to conduct themselves accordingly. No member of RMAP shall engage in conduct which is detrimental to the best interests of RMAP or serves to diminish the professional reputation of the organization or its associated members. The board of directors may determine if disciplinary action is necessary.

Meetings:

RMAP may host monthly or bi-monthly in open 'luncheon' type meetings.  Manufacturers interested in sponsoring RMAP luncheon meetings and presenting and or discussing new and upcoming products should contact the RMAP board.  The Board of Directors will meet according to board member's availability and the needs of RMAP.

Questions:

Should members have questions, please contact a member of the board.

By-Laws Revisions:

These bylaws may be revised upon the vote of a simple majority of the “Full Members” in attendance at a regular scheduled RMAP membership meeting.

Last updated by David K. Muramoto May 3.

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