We are a local Chapter of a national organization comprised of combat veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby.
Our Chapter's mission is to help veterans who need a hand or to simply to say "Welcome Home".
Examples demonstrating our commitment to veterans in need are:
We are a 501(c) (19) Tax Exempt, non-profit organization which means that your donations are tax deductible.
CVMA 20-1 Chapter Links
CVMA National Links
Other Florida Chapters
We appreciate any donation that you or your organization can make.
As a a 501(c)(19) charity, all donations are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return.
We offer the following in support of our 501(c)(19) charity status:
Federal Tax ID # 26-3024902
Florida Solicitation of Contributions Approval Letter
Florida Exemption From Paying Sales Taxes
If you would like to offer your assistance or the services of your organization for the purposes of helping local Florida Veterans, please contact us to discuss how you can get started
We are a 501(c)(19) tax exempt organization and can offer tax deductions for donations in accordance with IRS guidelines.
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Florida Chapter 20-1 is committed to doing all that we can to help local fellow Veterans in their time of need.
If you or your organization would like to apply for a modest grant from our chapter, please complete an application below and mail it to us along with the appropriate document as indicated on the application. We will review the application and contact you in a timely manner.
The following applications are available:
Individual Grant - Targeted at individuals requesting assistance (Click Here)
Organizational Grant- Targeted at Veterans organizations requesting assistance (may require the organization to give a presentation to our chapter) (Click Here)
Although we provide modest grants for Veterans in need, our service to Vets doesn't end there.
If you are a Veteran in need or know of a Veteran who needs assistance, contact us to discuss how we can lend a hand
If you are a combat veteran of the US Armed Forces, we’d like to extend our hand and say a sincere and heartfelt “Welcome Home!”
In order to join our chapter, applicants can download an application below or request one via our Contact page. Along with your application, a valid copy of your DD 214 (showing your combat service or award) and a MONEY ORDER made out to "CVMA 20-1" for membership dues is required. Applicants MUST also affirm that they have read "CVMA Protocol" as a condition of your membership. Spouses may also apply for membership in the CVMA Auxiliary.
Applications and Annual Dues are nationally directed as follows (subject to change).
Applications can be mailed to us at the following address:
1002 E. New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL, 32901
Once an application has been approved by our national organization (usually under 30 days), new members will be provided the opportunity to purchase a membership patch from our Quartermaster. You can request a patch by using our "Contact" page. You MUST sign this patch agreement. (click here) Membership patches will be presented at a chapter meeting or function in a patching ceremony. Patches will not be mailed, delivered or picked up except in rare, unusual circumstances. We will present your patch in our "Patching Ceremony" in in front of our chapter members in order to properly welcome you and in the true spirit of camaraderie and to show respect for your service.
We have no clubhouse and our chapter meetings are held each January, March, May, July, September and November at different Florida locations each time. Varying our meeting location adds variety and presents our members with the opportunity to ride to various destinations around the state. We are a motorcycle association. We do quite a bit of riding.
Our meetings are listed in our newsletter called "The Kickstart". If there are no details, this simply means that the arrangements have not yet been finalized. Our meeting usually falls on the third Saturday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov with an occasional exception.
Please take the time to review the other content on our website in order to make yourself familiar with our chapter and our ethos.
If you have questions, feel free to Contact Us.
Once again, "Welcome Home!".
A: You MUST have a DD 214 showing your combat service or verifiable, official documentation showing a combat award.
A: You can request a current copy of your service records at the National Archives website HERE.
In order to join the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association as a FULL MEMBER you MUST be able to PROVE your combat service (download application above).
A: Yes! You MUST own a motorcycle, 500 cc's or larger and have a valid registration and insurance in YOUR name. It doesn't matter if it's a Honda, Yamaha or Harley Davidson. Just a motorcycle; we're not picky but it’s helpful to have fuel range of over 100 miles and should be able to ride at least 70 MPH for a sustained period of time on the freeway. Your bike should also be mechanically sound.
A: In certain cases you MAY be able to join the CVMA as a Support Member (download application above). Each chapter may have up to one Support Member for every ten Full Members. We welcome all vets to come ride with us whether you're a member or not.
Support members are required to submit their application with proof of military service through a CVMA Full Member SPONSOR who has held a membership for not less than one year. Support members are required to have either ridden a minimum of 3,000 miles with their sponsor, attended three CVMA events or be known by their sponsor for a minimum of 6 months. A full member submitting an application for a support member should verify they meet the above criteria. Only 1 support member can be vouched on per year by an individual CVMA member.
A; An Auxiliary Member MUST be the current spouse of a Full Member. You'll need to submit an application (download application above) and submit it along with a marriage certificate and the applicable payment for dues.
A: Full Member. Support Member and Auxiliary Member.
A: In order to join our chapter, applicants can download and complete the application above. Along with your application, you must provide a valid copy of your DD 214 (showing your combat service or award) and a MONEY ORDER made out to "CVMA 20-1" for your membership dues. Applicants MUST also affirm that they have read "CVMA Protocol" as a condition of your membership. Spouses may also apply for membership in the CVMA Auxiliary.
A: Chapter meetings are held every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov) at different locations. To find out the next meeting location, consult our newsletter "The Kickstart" available on our website.. If you don't see the meeting listed, check back later.
Contact your current State Rep (SR) and ask him/her to transfer you to your new state. Once the transfer has be completed, contact the SR for your NEW state and ask him/her to insert you into the chapter of your choice.
A: We are NOT an MC. We are a Motorcycle Association. We are neutral and claim no territory and no allegiance to any club. We are proud members of the North Florida Confederation of Clubs (NFCOC). We have no probates or hang-around's.
A: Application processing (download application above) by our National organization times vary but typically within 30 days.
A: Once your application has been approved and you have been emailed an acceptance letter and a CVMA membership number, you can contact our Quartermaster via our "Contact" web page to make arrangements to purchase a patch AFTER you have signed the patch agreement (see above). Patches will NOT be mailed or "picked up" except in extremely extraordinary circumstances. We will present your patch in our "Patching Ceremony" in front of our chapter members in order to properly welcome you and relay a sense of camaraderie and show respect for your service.
A: Annual Dues for a Full Member are $20, while Support Members and Auxiliary Members are $10. Patch costs are NOT included and must be purchased separately once you receive a membership number and signed a Patch Agreement (see above).
~Have more questions? - Visit our "Contact" web page.~
Terms and conditions are subject to change
CVMA FL Chapter 20-1
1002 E. New Haven Ave,
Melbourne, FL, 32901