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Committee Members

Committee Member Code of Conduct

In agreeing to be part of a board/committee and/or sub-committees, each member should also agree to adhere to standards of behaviour expected of their position of leadership in the club.

Board/Committee Members should:

  • Act honestly and in good faith at all times;
  • Attend assigned meetings or forward their apology prior to the meeting;
  • Follow up diligently on commitments made at meetings;
  • Remain loyal to committee decisions once they are made, even if the board/committee member did not agree with the decision;
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information as and when required;
  • Treat all people associated with the club with respect, including members, staff, volunteers, contractors, partners, external stakeholders, and other board/committee members
  • Mix with as many members as possible both on the golf course and at social events;
  • Consider the welfare of the club's members at large at all times;
  • Not take advantage of their position on the board/committee in any way;
  • Understand and attend to the fiduciary responsibilities of being on the board/committee;
  • Make decisions based on what is best for the club, not for individual interest or the interests of a few;
  • Declare any conflicts of interest as they arrive and act to ensure that these conflicts do not pose a risk to the club;
  • Be open to feedback from members and respond appropriately;
  • Act as a positive role model with respect to good club behaviour;
  • Refrain from excessive use of alcohol at the club;
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the club;
  • Adhere to the legislative requirements of the club;
  • Not receive gifts that result in personal financial benefit;
  • Always look for opportunities for improved performance of the club operations and board/committee performance;
  • Always represent the club in a professional manner; and
  • Do not speak on behalf of the club about any aspect of the club without authority to do so.