CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Our Philosophy

The King of Prussia Ski Club is an active adult social club that welcomes members from all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life. The club encourages individuality as well as team spirit, camaraderie, and good spirited fun and debate. We believe that, as adults, we are all responsible for our own behavior and do not intend for the board of directors to act as a legislator or a mediator in most situations. However, we do realize there may be times that certain actions or disputes among members need to be addressed and/or mediated. In the interest of clarifying the board’s role, as well as members’ rights, we have therefore adopted the following policies with respect to member conduct.

 

Rules of the Road

  •  We encourage all members to treat each other with mutual respect. Behavior and/or communication by a member that by its nature could be considered threatening, harassing, or abusive to other members or guests participating in club activities is discouraged.

  • Members may not use the club as a forum to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information, and may not otherwise engage in any illegal activities while participating in any club activity.

  • Club members are expected to comply with all government guidelines in place at any given time related to public health crises (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) or other community emergencies. Failure to comply with these guidelines may jeopardize the health and safety of other club members. Please do not put the activity/trip leader in the uncomfortable position of having to force you to comply or leave the event.

  • The board may review and take any action it believes to be appropriate or necessary with respect to any member whose behavior it deems inappropriate, offensive or that violates this Code of Conduct. Such action includes, but is not limited to, a written warning, removal from a club event, or suspension or revocation of club privileges and/or membership.

  • By participating in a club activity, you agree to be bound to these rules and any other rules pertaining to that specific activity. All rules are subject to change without prior notification.

 

Grievances

Any member who is personally aggrieved by another member or who witnesses another member engaging in what they believe to be inappropriate conduct may report such incident to any member of the board. (It should be considered an appropriate first step for the aggrieved member to address the issue with the perceived offender, if the aggrieved member is comfortable with that approach.) That board member will then report the incident to the board of directors as a whole. The board will consider the matter at its next regularly scheduled meeting and will determine what action, if any, is appropriate. The aggrieved member should present available documentation and/or names of potential witnesses to support the complaint. The board may opt to consult with the appropriate committee chair or other key individuals who may be able to offer information that is pertinent to the grievance. Depending on the nature of the grievance, the member may be asked to attend the board meeting to present his or her grievance in person. Anonymous complaints are not likely to be reviewed by the board.

If the board finds that the grievance warrants disciplinary action being taken against a member, the board will notify that member of the allegations against him or her and such member will be afforded the opportunity to send a written response and/or speak to the board on his or her own behalf. If the board thereafter determines that action should be taken against the member, both the offending member and the complaining member will be informed of the decision. It is the board’s intent that all such reviews and resulting actions be kept confidential.

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