PAPN shall not discriminate against any person in the hiring of personnel, election of
board members, provision of service to the public, the contracting for or purchasing of services or in any other way, on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disabling condition, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy against discrimination includes, but is not limited to, a commitment to full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and any subsequent amendments to these statutes.
PAPN shall have one class of non-voting Members. This class shall consist of the general public, who shall have contributed the minimum dues amount each year to be determined by the Board of Directors, and who consistently participate in trainings and meetings. In addition, the Board shall have authority to establish and grant honorary or free Memberships. Membership in the Corporation is non-transferable and non-assignable.
PAPN shall have one class of voting Members. This class shall consist of State and National Leadership, who shall have contributed the minimum dues amount each year to be determined by the Board of Directors and who consistently participate in trainings and meetings.
Members of PAPN that are non-voting, but may have input to the Board of Trustees, may nominate officers to state leadership and Directors to the Board of Directors, and may participate in committees for PAPN.
Dues in the following amounts are required of active and support members:
$10 per month Single
$15 per month couple
$100 per year Single
$150 per year couple
$550 Lifetime Membership single
$825 Lifetime Membership Couple
The definition of “consistently participate” will be at the discretion of the National President and the Board of Directors.
All members will be required to provide information about themselves in order to best utilize their experience and background. Information provided will be kept confidential and will be used only for the functioning of PAPN. New members will be informed that a background check will be conducted to verify their identity and ensure the applicant has no criminal history.
Those with non-violent felonies are allowed to participate with us, however, they must declare they are such on their application. They are not allowed to participate in any meeting where firearms are present. We HIGHLY encourage each felon to seek to get their felony expunged. Felons are not allowed to hold any leadership position in this organization.
The Proud American Patriots Network as an organization holds physical and mental fitness as being one of the most important things that a member must maintain at all times. That being said, we are well aware that some members may have various challenges with mental fitness that they face every day. For example, we are aware that a number of our members who are prior service or who work in law enforcement have PTSD. This is not a dis qualifier for becoming a member or participating in PAPN events. Just like any other medical condition, we hold that it is important to work towards establishing and maintain the highest degree of fitness that is achievable.
While a mental health condition is not something that would prevent someone from being a member, a leader, or participating in various events, the display of certain behaviors can be. For example, displaying agitation and potential for violence towards others is not a behavior we could allow at one of our marksmanship competitions. As another example, displaying poor judgment and decision-making because of paranoia is not a behavior we can allow from our leaders. In being sensitive to this, while working to maintain the safety and effectiveness of our members and organization, we utilize three tiers of participation.
If a State Colonel or Captain, based on an individual’s display of behaviors, has sufficient cause for concern that an individual may pose a risk of harming others or the organization, the State Colonel or Captain may temporarily bar that individual from participating in activities (e.g., anything involving weapons) and/or serving in leadership roles. This shall be done in collaboration with and with the agreement of the leader’s next in command. The concerned leader shall inform the individual of their concern and what would be expected of that individual in order for them to resume participation in barred activities. The leader shall also convey to the individual that is barred from specific activities is not a punishment, but rather to ensure the safety of others, the organization, and the individual. The leader shall support the individual in their efforts to resolve any issues contributing to their display of concerning behaviors.
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