Whereas Bali College was founded by the Basel Mission in 1949 as Basel Mission College (BMC) with the aim of giving an education of the head and heart, which will prepare young Cameroonians for the responsibilities of true Christian Leadership, both in the church and in the community, and, subsequently, assumed the name Cameroon Protestant College, (C.P.C.) in 1957 following the union between the Basel and Baptist Missions in the running of the College,
Whereas the Ex-Students of the said institution having spent years of learning and association at the College, assembled in the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office in Buea, Cameroon on June 30,1974, and formed an ASSOCIATION OF EX-STUDENTS known as BALI OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION (abbreviated as BOBA), hereinafter referred to as the parent association,
Mindful that the constitution of the said association of ex-students binds all sub-units and extensions thereof, to the extent that its provisions do not violate the laws of the host country,
We, the former students of the said institution domiciled in the United States of America, having assembled in Washington, DC on the 3rd day of July, 1993, following the formation of a pilot association in 1989, do hereby form an association of ex-students of C.P.C Bali based in the United States of America, known as BALI OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, hereinafter called BOBA-USA.
We the former students of Cameroon Protestant College, (C.P.C.) domiciled in the United States of America, having assembled in Washington, DC on the 3rd day of July, 1993, following the formation of a pilot association in 1989, do hereby form an association of ex-students of C.P.C Bali based in the United States of America, known as BALI OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, hereinafter called BOBA-USA
Uphold the values of discipline, respect and human dignity acquired during the years of learning and association in the College
Maintain continual contact and association with all former Students of CPC Bali
Promote the wellbeing of CPC Bali and to help the institution to continue to grow academically and socially
Provide a means for members to pool resources in order to enhance their collective welfare
Provide material and spiritual assistance to the poor, disabled, or otherwise disadvantaged individuals and communities affiliated with CPC, BOBA, or BOBA-USA, without preference as to ethnic origin, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation
The association is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
The National Executive of BOBA-USA comprises of the following officers and members:
The National Executive shall be elected by the General Assembly for a term of two consecutive years, but shall continue in office until a new National Executive is elected. The National Executive shall be responsible for the day to day management of BOBA-USA affairs
The office of the Ombudsman of BOBA-USA shall comprise an elected head and representatives that shall be elected from each chapter in good standing. The head of this office, – the Ombudsman – shall be elected by the General Assembly and shall serve a three- year term. The other officers shall serve a two- year term renewable. No officer in this office shall run or concurrently hold any BOBA-USA office before the expiration of his/her term of office. When a new chapter is created and fulfils the requirements of being in good standing, it will at the next General Assembly present its candidate for this office.