FRATERNAL ORDER OF BORDER AGENTS
We, the active and retired Members of various law enforcement agencies who have served honorably on the United States Border with the Republic of Mexico do hereby associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
I To support and defend the Constitution of the United States;
II To foster the impartial enforcement of law and order;
III To encourage social and educational activities among our Members;
IV To preserve the tradition of esprit de corps and fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances;
V To promote and perpetuate the spirit of independence and individuality among our Membership, consistent with the traditions of the past;
VI To cultivate a spirit of mutual helpfulness among our Membership and continued loyalty to present and former associates and agencies;
VII To enhance the professionalism of law enforcement and investigations along both sides of the United States/Mexico Border including adjacent cities, towns and stations on or up to 1250 miles south of the Border and;
VIII To aid our fellow Border Agents whenever and wherever possible.
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ARTICLE I -
This organization shall be known as the FRATERNAL ORDER OF BORDER AGENTS, INC.
ARTICLE II -
The general objectives and purposes of this organization are as stated in the above PREAMBLE to the CONSTITUTION.
ARTICLE III -
This organization shall consist of a National Organization and such local chapters (subsidiary to the National Organization), as may be authorized in accordance with the By-
ARTICLE IV -
The classes of Membership in this organization and its chapters shall be REGULAR, ASSOCIATE and HONORARY. The By-
The Officers of this organization shall consist of the PRESIDENT, VICE-
whom shall be elected by the REGULAR Membership. It shall be the responsibility of the Officers to develop and implement broad base and long range policies and to be the representatives of and the spokesmen for the FRATERNAL ORDER OF BORDER AGENTS.
There shall also be an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, who shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.2
Officers of the association shall be elected to two-
All Directors (except the Director at Large) shall be elected to two-
ARTICLE VI -
The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice-
The Board of Directors shall be the policy making body of the association. Only REGULAR Members shall have the right to vote or to hold office on the Board of Directors. Any Member in good standing or invited guest may attend a Board of Directors Meeting and be heard on any relevant and material issue.
There shall be a Board of Directors Meeting prior to the Annual Meeting of this Association. Special Board Meetings may be called at any time by a Board Member or the Regular Membership as long as a reasonable notice has been given to all Board Members, or reasonable efforts have been made to give such notice. The Regular Membership may call a special Meeting of the Board by a vote of 25 percent of the total Regular Membership. Five (5)5 Members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VII -
An Annual Meeting shall be held at a place and time pre-
ARTICLE VIII -
The Constitution and By-
ARTICLE IX -
Procedural conflicts will be resolved in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. The Constitution shall prevail over conflicts of the By-
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1. Amended at Las Vegas Membership Meeting, 1986. 4. Amended at Tucson Membership meeting 2011.
2. Amended at San Diego Membership Meeting, 1987. 5. Amended at Waco Membership meeting 2012
3. Amended at Albuquerque Membership Meeting, 1992.