The code of conduct is designed to uphold our values, ensure our members have a safe and welcoming experience, and to safeguard the reputation of the Society.
All members are expected to conduct themselves according to the Code of Conduct as follows.
The Code of Conduct
Members shall –
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of other members.
Be fair, considerate and honest in their dealings with other members.
Show courtesy at all times.
Not use ‘bullying‘ behaviour which intimidates, offends, degrades, humiliates, undermines or threatens other members. This includes in person, online or any other form of communication.
Have respect for members’ personal privacy at home.
Respect other peoples personal space.
Foster an environment that is safe from any types of harassment; physical, verbal, emotional or sexual; and is free from language, actions or behaviour that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or which denigrates participants, religious beliefs and affiliations (including the lack thereof), or ethnic or national origin.
Not use language that is threatening or abusive towards other members.
Use no violence of any form against other members, and not be accepting of violent behaviour.
Encourage all members to participate in meetings and activities.
Use no behaviour that might bring the Society into disrepute.
Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
Ensure the activities of the Rare Fruit Society of South Australia Inc. are conducted within the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of South Australia at all times.
This Code of Conduct applies to all general and committee meetings, and to all public and private events, organised or hosted by the Rare Fruit Society of South Australia Inc.
The committee is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour, and is expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour.
As such, instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behaviour reported to the committee in writing (or by email) will be reviewed and investigated, and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.