PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS
The conduct of every member of this Association shall be governed by the Principles of Ethics of the SVARW as defined in the Manual of Procedures and Association Bylaws.
- Every member of this Association has the obligation to hold in confidence the details of Association business.
- Provisions for removal of a Chairman or Officer:
- Since Chairmen are appointed by the President at the beginning of each year, it is at the discretion of the President regarding when a Chairmanship should change for any reason.
- If any Officer’s performance is deemed inappropriate for her office, the President or Vice President may call for a vote of the remaining Executive Committee regarding her removal. A majority vote of the remaining Executive Committee is needed.
- Every effort should be made to minimize the effect of any of the above necessary actions on SVARW and the individual by avoiding unnecessary publicity.
- Every member and guest should conduct themselves in a manner that is not unbecoming or disruptive during or in conjunction with any SVARW meeting or event. The chair shall warn the member of their behavior and order their ejection from the event if necessary.
- Appropriate use of the SVARW Roster:
- Roster is for SVARW members only.
- Roster is only to be used for authorized SVARW projects and events.
- Use of this directory for any other purpose must be approved by the Executive Committee.
- Do not add member e-mail addresses to your group mailing lists without prior permission from the individual member.
- Slanderous, disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated and will be grounds for expulsion from this Association.
- Current or past felonious behavior could be grounds for expulsion from the Association.
- Removal from membership/due process:
SVARW Bylaws, Standing Rules and Procedures were established so that the SVARW Mission can succeed. When a member violates these statutes, it is the responsibility and the duty of the Executive Committee to take action.
- For the first offense, by a majority vote of the Executive Committee, the Parliamentarian shall notice in writing the offending member indicating which bylaw, standing rule, and/or policy was violated. The offending member has 10 days from the date of the notice to reply to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall share the content of the notice with the Board of Directors, as well as, any response from the offending member. The offending member may request an opportunity to address the Board of Directors
- For the second offense, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, the Parliamentarian shall again notice in writing to the offending member indicating which bylaw, standing rule, and/or policy was violated. The offending member may request an opportunity to address the Board of Directors.
If the offending member fails to obey either notice, this shall be sufficient cause for summary expulsion.