The aim of this Code of Conduct is to provide an enjoyable, comfortable, safe and rewarding environment for all people associated with the club. It applies equally to members and their guests, including players from other clubs visiting the club for social or other competitions.
Members, visitors and guests of the club have a right to:
Members may submit their views or concerns to the Board of Directors in person or in writing.
The Board of Directors will investigate and deal with concerns in a timely manner. They will advise all concerned parties of their decision, which will close the matter.
It is expected that members and visitors of the club will at all times:
Conduct is a matter of concern to all members – poor conduct has a negative impact and can be harmful and destructive to a club.
It is the responsibility of all members to ensure that their behavior is appropriate at all times.
If a member is offensive or abusive, responding in the same manner will also be considered a breach of the Code of Conduct. The only reasonable and acceptable response is to not engage in a negative behavior. It is acceptable to report the concern/matter to the Board of Directors to be investigated under breaches of the Code of Conduct.
Any member representing the club must not engage in conduct which is violent, aggressive, inappropriate or prejudicial to the interests of the club. A member representing the club, for the purposes of this rule, is defined as anyone who:
Any member who has indicated his availability to represent the club in organized competitions must play in the position(s) and team(s) they are selected in by the administrators of either the club or the event. Any member who is dissatisfied with a decision of the club’s selectors in relation to their ineligibility for any round(s) of any tournaments or the position/team they are selected to play in, may appeal in writing to the Chairman of the Tournament Committee or the Board of Directors.
Bowlers will show respect to their teammates, and opponents, and play the game of bowls within Bowls USA Lawn Bowling Laws, Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club Laws and associated Conditions of Play, to the highest degree of sportsmanship and honesty.
Spectators around the green will conduct themselves in a manner that ensures that bowlers are not distracted.
Members, visitors and guests will:
There is strictly no drinking on the grass greens at any time.
The club provides free Wi-Fi to members which is intended to be used in a fair and "community minded" manner. It is unacceptable to use the club’s Internet for any illegal or inappropriate activities.
Breaches of the Code of Conduct are to be reported to any member of the Board of Directors. Any breach of the Code of Conduct will be resolved calmly, with honesty, dignity, and as far as possible confidentiality will be maintained.
Where and when required, the Board of Directors has the right to make decisions, and enforce fair and appropriate measures, to resolve a breach of the Code of Conduct. Any reported breach of the Code of Conduct will be investigated, discussed and dealt with by the Board of Directors by imposing either a reprimand, suspension, or revoking of club membership in accordance with the Club By Laws. In the case of non-club members, the Board may consider a ban from the club for a set period of time or for life.