Code of Conduct for Executive Comm. Members

As a Member of Club  Executive


1.      To provide leadership to other Club Members at all times in terms of attitude and behaviour with respect to Club property, teams and issues.


Examples of how this might manifest itself include:


·         Attempting to resolve disputes on club property be they physical or verbal;


·         Respecting club property through encouraging others not to lose, destroy or abuse that property – litter, balls, flags, etc;


·         Respecting other Club Members and Visitors through ensuring that their visit to the Club is as enjoyable as possible, and certainly without insult – banter and language to be crowd appropriate in terms of volume and content;


·         Supporting all teams in a positive manner and encouraging others to do likewise;


·         In attendance at games through being respectful to team managers and players and avoiding disputes with other teams, referees or officials;


·         Assisting other Club Officials who require such assistance when acting in an Official Club Capacity; and


·         Listening to concerns of Club Members, in an undefensive manner, and representing them to the Committee and feeding back to the individual in a balanced way.


2.      Ensuring that the reputation of the Club remains of a high standing within our community.


Examples of how this might manifest itself include:


  • Ensuring that the management of the Club Business is conducted in a socially acceptable manner through supporting the Bar Steward / Staff – smoking ban, closing times, underage drinking, duke box volume;


  • Supporting and assisting where possible and practical other community organisations;


  • Ensuring that the Club is deemed a good neighbour;


  • Supporting and assisting members of the community in a crisis; and


  • Managing community indiscipline by Club Members.


3.      To function fully and corporately within the Committee ensuring that all decisions and activity are undertaken with the sole interest being the benefit to and progression of the Club.


Examples of how this might manifest itself include;


·         Attending Executive meetings regularly and on time (unless on other official Club Business and to provide apology through Secretary where attendance is not possible);


·         To respect the time and date arranged for all Executive meetings by ensuring that no sub-committee or other internal meetings are arranged to coincide with Executive Meetings;

·         Participating fully and in equal quantity to other Committee Members with respect to the commitment of time and effort;


·         Treating all members of the Committee with respect through allowing them to have their say and listening to the content. This begins with all members refraining from holding side discussions during a meeting and addressing comments through the Chair;


·         Leaving all personal issues/disagreements with other Committee Members outside the Committee Room and communicating in a fair and open manner with all other Committee Members;


·     Contributing to debate where you have a perspective regardless of how it differs from other Committee Members;


·     Partaking in decision making in a manner guided by your own personal perspective having given due regard to the issue and subsequent debate regardless of the personalities involved;


·     Seeking to influence Committee decisions on the grounds of what you view is best for the Club regardless of personal interests, such as material gain, personal status or family/friendship connections;


·     Assisting the Chairman to manage the agenda within a maximum timeframe of 105 minutes, through managing your own input appropriately and advising Secretary in advance of the meeting of any issues that you want raised rather than using AOB;


·     Presenting a corporate front to all Members and outside bodies in supporting all decisions of the Committee whether you agree with them or not;


·     Retaining confidentially in all Committee Business, this includes discussions in a Bar. In such a situation they should only take place with Committee Members present and in a situation and at a volume which deters ‘eaves droppers’. Where relevant Committee decisions and debates which can be shared shall be decreed as such by the Chairman; and Alerting the Secretary to any important/contentious issue 24 hrs prior to a meeting, so as all Members can be advised prior to the meeting – no ambushes or opportunistic behaviour.