Q: How do I become a Diva Angel?
A: Membership is required in both the National organization and a local Chapter, unless you become a Nomad. Nomad membership is at the National level only since there is no local Chapter in your vicinity. The goal of Nomad members is to eventually form an individual Chapter in their area but in the meantime they are already part of the Diva Angels sisterhood!
We recommend attending a Chapter meeting and signing up right then and there – or - just click Join Us and our online form conveniently allows you to enroll in, and pay for both your National and Chapter membership. Diva Angels, Inc. national fee is $30 initially to join with a $20 annual renewal fee. Chapter fees are $20 per year with $20 annual renewal fees. Members who initially enroll in the fourth quarter of the year are renewed automatically the next year with no additional fees.
Q: How do I start a Diva Angel chapter in my area?
A: Contact the National Board President or Vice President. Each Diva Angels chapter is required to have at least three member officers - a Director, an Assistant Director, and Treasurer. Other optional officers can include Secretary, Membership, Activities, Fundraising, Marketing, and more.
Q: Do I have to ride my own bike to be a Diva Angel?
A: You do not have to ride your own bike to be a Diva Angel. We have members who prefer to be passengers as well as members who do not ride at all but wanted to join to participate in the fun, camaraderie, and charitable activities.
Q: Is Diva Angels, Inc. a Motorcycle Club?
A: No. Diva Angels is not a "MC". We are a social organization for female motorcyclists to come together to ride and have fun. We, as an organization, support motorcycling and the freedom of motorcycling but we do not endorse any other group or organization; however we do respect the rights of our members to do so on an individual basis.
The Diva Angels, Inc. promotes riding, sisterhood, and giving back to the community. Women who not only ride together for fun, but empower, encourage and mentor other women to ride as well. Women who are more than just bikers who ride from bar to bar, but will go the distance and all the while doing it as a non-profit group giving back to the community.
Q: Can men participate in Diva Angels, Inc. events?
A: As for our men friends, our husbands, boyfriends and family members, they play a big part in Diva Angels. We are always recruiting their assistance when it comes to fundraisers and having fun. However, the monthly meetings are for women only.
Q: The Diva Angels, Inc. is a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit organization. What does this mean?
A: 501(c)(7) corporation is a "social club” that's granted nonprofit status by the IRS, a special designation that exempts it from some federal taxes. By law, a 501(c)(7) "social club” must be organized for "pleasure, recreation and other similar non-profitable purposes." As with all 501(c) corporations, a 501(c)(7) "social club” cannot generate profits for its owners. The organization must derive at least 65 percent of its gross income from membership dues. We are not a charity organization and do not accept donations.
Q: Can I print Diva Angels T-shirts for sale in my area?
A: Any use of the National Diva Angels logo is prohibited. Chapters may have chapter shirts, business cards, banners and flyers printed using the chapter logo provided by National when the chapter is established. Shirt and patch sales are limited to chapter members only. All printing must be done by a pre-approved authorized vendor.
Q: How can I become a sponsor of an event?
A: The Diva Angels are busy raising awareness and funds for various charities. If you would like to be a sponsor of an event, please contact a chapter in your area. A contact email address is provided on each chapter page. To find a chapter, go to www.divaangels.org and click on Chapter Information.
Q: Are all the events on the events calendar Diva Angels events?
A: No. Some chapters help local charities and advertise their events. The Diva Angels try to be present at local events as well as help spread the word of upcoming events.
Q: Can I attend a meeting first before joining to get a feel for the membership, group atmosphere, structure, and camaraderie?
A: Diva Angels, Inc. meetings at both the local and national levels are always open. Coming to a meeting first before joining is always recommended and encouraged and members and guests are welcome.
Q: What activities do local Chapters participate in and what plans do they have for the future?
A: Diva Angels, Inc. activities since 2005 include poker runs, weekly and monthly rides and events, individual chapter as well as joint chapter rides. We are always eager and receptive to new activity ideas and always looking for new ways to have fun together as well as raise money for worthy causes.
Q: What level of support does Diva Angels Local and National Organization give to each member?
A: Diva Angels, Inc. supports its members and chapters in a variety of ways. Our chapter handbook gives detailed information regarding running meetings, activities, and fundraising events along with encouraging a regular flow of new ideas from its members. Help is always available if needed to any member at both the local as well as national levels We believe the future of women’s biking comes from the ideas of present riders and all members are encouraged to bring new ideas to the table on a regular basis. Also, our website provides information at both the national and local levels and we encourage new chapters to offer a website of their own which can be done through the national site as well. A goal of Diva Angels, Inc. is to always have each individual member as well as each chapter feel supported and appreciated as they deserve.