Club Philosophy Fall Line 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. 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.
Members Conduct We expect all members to treat each other with mutual respect. Behavior and/or communication by a member that by its nature could be considered threatening, intimidating, harassing, or abusive to other members or guests participating in club activities is considered unacceptable. 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. 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 while participating in club activities. 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. When participating in a club activity, you agree to be bound to these rules and any other rules pertaining to that specific activity.
Grievances Any individual(s) who is(are) personally aggrieved by another member or who witnesses another member engaging in what they believe to be inappropriate conduct during any club activity should feel free to and is encouraged to address the issue with the perceived offender if at all possible. If for some reason it is not possible to address the issue with the perceived offender or the issue persists after the issue was addressed to the perceived offender, then the aggrieved individual(s) is(are) encouraged next to report the issue with the trip leader for resolution. In the event the aggrieved individual(s) is(are) not satisfied with the resolution of the issue, then as a last resort the aggrieved individual(s) may report such incident to any member of the board. 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 individual(s) 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 aggrieved individual(s) may be asked to attend the board meeting to present their grievance in person. 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, in writing , of the decision and to what extent action will be taken. It is the board's intent that all such reviews and resulting actions be kept confidential.
Trip Leaders' Considerations Trip Leaders agree to abide by the Club's Code of Conduct as set forth in the By Laws. Trip Leaders are reminded that they are a representative of Fall Line Ski Club. Trip Leaders are expected to lead by example and take appropriate steps, as necessary, to remind all participants on a trip of the Club's Code of Conduct. In the event a trip leader is unable to fulfill their duties as a Trip Leader while the trip is underway due to an unforeseen situation including incapacity due to any reason, arrangement will be made to turn over the responsibilities and duties of the trip leader as follows: Most Senior (by position) Board Member Officer; Most Senior Board Member at large; Such other member who may be designated after consultation with the President and/or the Chair of either the Winter Trip Committee or Social Events or Trip Coordinator.