PoCoMo Pickleball Club Policy - Code of Conduct

Table of Contents

Section 1 - Policy Statement

Section 2 - Premise

Section 3 - Application

Section 4 - Effective

Section 5 - Roles and Responsibilities

Section 6 - Implementation

Section 7 - Intended Outcome

Section 1 - Policy Statement

1.1   PoCoMo Pickleball members conduct themselves with respect for all individuals participating in PoCoMo Pickleball programs, activities and events

Section 2 - Premise

2.1   PoCoMo Pickleball is committed to ensuring a safe and positive environment within PoCoMo Pickleball's programs, activities, and events by advising individuals there is an expectation, at all times, of appropriate behaviour and of potential consequences for violating the Code of Conduct

Section 3 - Application

3.1   This Code of Conduct applies to all individuals participating in PoCoMo Pickleball programs, activities and events

3.2   The Code also applies to PoCoMo Pickleball members outside of its programs, activities and events when such conduct, including conduct on social media, is detrimental to the image and reputation of PoCoMo Pickleball or its members

Section 4 - Effective

4.1   January 5, 2021

Section 5 - Roles and Responsibilities

Individuals

5.1   Individuals participating in PoCoMo Pickleball programs activities and events have a responsibility to:

  1. Maintain the dignity of PoCoMo Pickleball members and other individuals by:
    1. demonstrating respect for every person regardless of physical characteristics, athletic ability, age, ancestry or sexual orientation
    2. treating individuals fairly and reasonably
    3. following the rules of pickleball and the spirit of those rules
  2. Refrain from:
    1. verbally or physically abusing opponents, officials, spectators or sponsors
    2. any form of harassment, including sexual harassment
    3. the use of profane, insulting, or otherwise offensive language
    4. the use of power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person
  3. Respect the property of others and not willfully cause damage
  4. Promote the sport of pickleball in the most constructive and positive manner possible
  5. Comply, at all times, with PoCoMo Pickleball's bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations, as adopted and amended from time to time
  6. Conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the highest standard of behaviour arising within the business, activities or events of PoCoMo Pickleball

PoCoMo Pickleball Board of Directors and Committee Members

5.2   In addition to the individual responsibilities described in section 5.1 of this policy PoCoMo Pickleball's Board of Directors (the "Board"), and Committee Members will have additional responsibilities to:

  1. Function primarily as a member of the Board and/or committee(s) of PoCoMo Pickleball not as a member of any other particular member or constituency
  2. Act with honesty and integrity and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the nature and responsibilities of PoCoMo Pickleball's business and the maintenance of individuals' confidence
  3. Ensure that PoCoMo Pickleball's financial affairs are conducted in a responsible and transparent manner with due regard for all fiduciary responsibilities
  4. Conduct themselves openly, professionally, lawfully and in good faith in the best interests of PoCoMo Pickleball
  5. Self-report any ongoing criminal investigation, conviction or existing bail conditions, including those for violence, child pornography or possession, use or sale of any illegal substance
  6. Behave with decorum appropriate to both circumstance and position and be fair, equitable, considerate, and honest in all dealings with others
  7. Exercise the degree of care, diligence, and skill required in the performance of their duties pursuant to the laws under which PoCoMo Pickleball is incorporated
  8. Respect the confidentiality appropriate to issues of a sensitive nature
  9. Ensure that all Individuals are given sufficient opportunity to express opinions, and that all opinions are given due consideration and weight
  10. Respect the decisions of the majority and resign if unable to do so
  11. Commit the time to attend meetings and be diligent in preparation for, and participation in, discussions at such meetings
  12. Have knowledge and understanding of PoCoMo Pickleball governance documents
  13. Conform to the bylaws and policies approved by PoCoMo Pickleball

Section 6 - Implementation

6.1   The Board of PoCoMo Pickleball is responsible for communicating this Code of Conduct policy to those who are governed by this policy

6.2   Individuals participating in PoCoMo Pickleball programs, activities and events are to familiarize themselves with and abide by the Code of Conduct

Section 7 - Intended Outcome

7.1   Individuals confirm they feel respected and safe while participating in PoCoMo Pickleball activities, programs and events

7.2   All those participating in PoCoMo Pickleball's activities, programs and events are familiar with and abide by their responsibilities under this Code of Conduct

7.3   Appropriate actions are taken to respond to infractions of the Code of Conduct as described in PoCoMo Pickleball's Complaints & Dispute Resolution Policy.