Membership of Mini Bandits is made up of a system of
Bandits and Outlaws. Bandits comprise the following members, in order of
Rik, Kay, Glenn, Rog, Deano, Mike, Gill, Mark, Chas.
All decisions on how the club evolves, including membership, will be
made by them.
At least two thirds of Bandits need to vote in the same way on any
decision. Unless an 'emergency' decision is needed and a third are not
available in the time available for the decision, all will be given a
chance to respond. Those voting against will be given the opportunity to
explain their objections and give the others a chance to reconsider
their votes. If the vote ends up without the necessary majority and a
decision is essential, then the opinions of five longest serving members
in order of seniority, will take priority, although they will be
expected to reconsider the matter in depth and maybe even change their
own votes in the light of the fact that the others objected.
Outlaws will not have voting rights on membership or other club matters.
This is not meant to enforce any kind of dictatorship, merely to protect
the original aims of the club, which is to provide the type of
environment the founder Bandits envisaged at the outset from being
spoilt by newer members with differing views. In other words if a member
does not like the way the Bandits think they should reconsider whether
it is the right club for them.
Bandit status is strictly by invitation. New Bandits need to be voted
into the club as described above. However except in exceptional
circumstances we would expect a 100% vote of acceptance before
appointing a new Bandit. This means that they have to have been Outlaws
for some time, be personally known to at least six Bandits, and been on
a lot of our runs/meets before they are invited to join. Just knowing
them from the chat forum is not sufficient, we have to have socialised
The club’s membership is aimed at the ‘maturer’ Mini (1959-2000)
owner in the South East. Anybody posting on any of the Specialist Minis
Forums fitting this description is welcome to become an Outlaw. There is
no membership fee. Outlaws are welcome to come on our runs, meet up with
us at the Ace and fill any empty places on club stands. Or simply meet
up with us at shows and spend time getting to know us. Outlaws may apply
to become Bandits, but as a refusal often offends it is best to wait for
Bandit status does not guarantee club stand places, however Bandits
requiring places will take priority over Outlaws. Existing Outlaws take
priority over newbies. Other than that they will be allocated on a
first-come-first-served basis. Any disputes will be decided between the
If and when any Bandits leave the club, the rules and structure will be
reviewed by the remaining Bandits and revised procedures introduced.
Revised July 2006
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Mini Bandits would like to thank Gareth Wonfor (aka
MrMorodo) for designing the Mini Bandit logo, and Andy Barrass (AndyB72)
for designing the banner at the top of the webpages and his help with
other text based graphics for the club.