…ONLY MEMBERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO… -Vote. -Wear official OBCA attire. -Represent the organization in OBCA sponsored events including the annual parade and festival …HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO… -Pay annual dues. -Participate in meetings, events, and or supporting the organization. -Represent the organization with integrity and pride. -Not put the organization in a disparaging light …GAINING MEMBERSHIP… -Applications can be accepted at any time. -Applications will be available at all events. -Membership applications should be approved within 30 days …MEMBER DUES… -Due are due in January. They are late by April 1. -Dues for new members are accepted at time of approved application. -Dues collected at parade are for following year. -No proration of dues …ATTIRE… -At official, public OBCA events, members shall dress in a manner that positively reflects the Association. -Only members can wear official OBCA western shirts unless given prior permission from Executive Committee. -Official OBCA colors are black and gold. -Volunteers and others can wear OBCA t-shirts and hats …TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP…Causes for termination include: -Resignation of the member -Member fails to pay dues in a timely manner as determined by the Board of Directors, unless there is an excusable non-payment approved by the Chairman of the Membership Committee -The Board of Directors or membership committee determines that the member has failed in a serious degree to observe appropriate conduct or had engaged in conduct seriously detrimental to the interest of the Association. Such determination must be based upon written recommendation of at least three (3) regular members in good standing.