As a PGR Member:
I will adhere to the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) mission and vision
statements, and incorporate the principles contained therein into all my
actions as a PGR member.
I will treat other PGR members with the same
dignity and respect I would expect for myself.
I will remember that
my PGR membership role is a position of responsibility to those we serve.
I will do
everything in my power to demonstrate to Gold and Blue Star families, and
families of veterans and home-front first-responders that the PGR honors
them for the service and sacrifice of their loved ones. This is extended to
activities honoring living individuals and units of these organizations. I
will remember that our mission to honor these families and their wishes is
my main priority as a PGR member.
I recognize that my interactions
with law-enforcement, government officials and the military reflect on the
entire Patriot Guard Riders organization and can have far-reaching
implications for those relationships in other areas. I will act accordingly,
respecting the protocols and regulations of those agencies.
In any interaction with the media and general public, I will avoid
actions or communications which would negatively impact the reputation of
good will toward the PGR. This includes actions which could present the
appearance of political activism on behalf of PGR. The PGR is a
non-political organization. I agree to maintain a strict non-political
stance when representing the PGR in any capacity.
Patriot Guard Riders affirms support of and adherence to the
policies of the Government of United States, to provide equal opportunity in
all programs, and activities for all members, regardless of their race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,
parental status, and genetic information.
The PGR strongly believes
in an inclusive, volunteer environment that utilizes and values the unique
qualities of our diverse membership. Capitalizing on the full potential of
our diverse human capital and respecting the uniqueness and differences in
cultures and values is fundamental to our success.
The PGR is committed
to preventing and correcting harassment in ALL forms of
communications with our Members, soldiers and their families we serve, and
any entity with whom our organization must work.
defined as unwelcome conduct that interferes with any official PGR position,
work, or performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment. Examples of behaviors that may be forms of harassment include,
but are not limited to, unwelcome physical contact, stalking, obscene
gestures or sounds, slurs, and posting of written or graphic material that
denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group. Key factors of
harassment under federal law are the severity and frequency of the
misconduct. An isolated incident may not rise to the level of illegal
Harassment by anyone in the PGR is prohibited. All
members are encouraged to report incidents of alleged harassment
immediately. Swift, thorough and impartial investigation of harassment
allegations will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken.
The PGR Board of Directors wishes to strongly emphasize that it is the
responsibility of each and every member of the PGR to always promote and
engage in practices free of discrimination and harassment, and to ensure
that the doors of justice, equality, opportunity, and inclusion are open to
This Code of Conduct is applicable to activities or communications occurring
on the PGR web site, forums and in mission staging areas, during PGR
missions, events, or gatherings under the PGR name as well as member to
member communication and/or contact when it is apparent that said contact
was initiated because of PGR activities.
Enforcement: Failure to comply with the above Code of Conduct and/or the
Harassment Policy may be grounds for removal as a member.
Bobby "kawabob" Stroka
Texas Patriot Guard Riders