"What is the NHAA?" -About us!
The National Hearse and Ambulance Association was created to unite existing hearse clubs in order to promote a stronger community among hearse and ambulance owners and clubs. One huge problem with many of the larger hearse clubs out there is that they have rules that deter from the enjoyment of having these unique cars, stating that you cannot carry caskets in them, or that modified cars are not allowed. We on the other hand have no such rules, our only goal is to unite smaller clubs into one greater entity for the purpose of networking.
Originally the NHAA was created by the Dallas Trocars in Texas, Dead-Ends in Atlanta and Denver Hearse Association in Colorado. Today we have many other clubs involved in our endeavor and are always looking for more.
The structure of the NHAA is completely unique in its composition, but here is a general explanation of how it works. The NHAA is an amalgamation of smaller, local clubs. These clubs were started prior to the NHAA's existence, but are now part of the NHAA. Each local club retains it's own leadership and rules, and remains autonomous, but is still a part of the greater community of the NHAA. Perhaps the closest analogy would be that of an open party. The NHAA is the party, and the smaller clubs are the guests.
The NHAA is not a governing body of the smaller clubs either, in reality, the smaller clubs govern the NHAA and decide it's course. The idea behind this was to make a national organization that was truly a club of the people. The NHAA does not decide nor dictate policies to the clubs that comprise it, and should a local club decide that the NHAA no longer meets it's needs or interests, they may choose to sever their association at any time.