Originally Posted by Derik
A lot of good brothers in CVMA, I rode with them and was an officer out here in Cali for 3years. Biggest problem I noticed was the org as a whole is more worried about quantity rather than quality. We had over 50members in our Chapter and I only met about half of them, and I was very active member. A lot of guys get the patch and just wanna wear it to look cool or something. Then you got members trying to act like they are MC members and have to get put in their place. I had a huge problem with the fact they don't run background checks, not sure if any of you heard of this and if you didn't shame on Nationals for not sharing it with every members, but I found out from a friend of my uncles that is an MC member in Idaho that one of the CVMA members in Idaho was a Vietnam vet and retired sheriff that got busted for molesting his stepdaughter, did prison time, got out, and became a member. I got all the evidence and they drug their feet and finally the guy was outed. I still have a lot of friends in CVMA and support some of their runs.
Do they do background checks to join the VFW? We're the same thing except that we ride, half of the appeal of the CVMA is that there is no requirement to attend meetings or rides if you don't want to.