Friday, August 1, 2008

Becoming a PGBI Guardians

A PGBI GUARDIANS is only as good as the men who call it home. As our members move out into the world, we must replenish our ranks with the best candidates possible. If you would like to share in an experience that will challenge your definitions of success, loyalty and brotherhood, we would like to hear from you. The PGBI GUARDIANS experience begins the first time you express your interest in joining our organization.


Application for membership shall be made in writing in an official form provided for the purpose. An applicant shall only be considered as a bona fide member after having passed the five (5) stages of membership, namely: (a) Application; (b) Background Investigation; (c) Presentation of Applicants; (d) Indoctrination Seminar/Lecture, and (e) Recognition.

a) Application - An applicant shall accomplish an official application form duly indorsed by any bona fide member, known as sponsor, of the organization which shall be submitted to the Screening Committee of the local chapter for examination and approval;

b) Background Investigation – No one shall be admitted in the organization unless his/her background has been thoroughly known and investigated to ensure that he/she will not be a liability or source of embarrassment in the future. As part of the investigation, an applicant is required to present a police clearance from his/her place of residence;

c) Presentation of Applicants – An applicant who have passed the first two (2) stages of membership must be presented to all members during a scheduled monthly meeting. In this stage, the applicant must state his/her personal circumstances and the reasons for joining the organization. An objection from the members will automatically disqualify the applicant but the objection must be justified and approved by the members present. If there is no objection, the applicant must be immediately scheduled for seminar or lecture;

d) Indoctrination Seminar or Lecture – Applicants whose application forms shall have been approved shall undergo an indoctrination or Basic Orientation Seminar or lecture on the objectives, aspirations and ideals of the organization;

e) Recognition – In this stage, it has been the practice of the Organization to adopt certain customs and traditions by which it sets itself from other organizations and giving the members one sense of belongingness and identity essential to the progress and success of the organization.
This is the transformation stage where he/she will be converted into a better person, but in addition to his/her normal life, profession or occupation, he/she now belongs to a group with a real and tangible purpose for the good of his/her country, fellowmen, family and himself/herself.

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