The Code of Conduct of
The Blue Mountain Rocketeers
Purpose - The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to create and maintain an environment for young club members suitable for the instruction and learning of model rocketry. This Code of Conduct is not intended to be an all-encompassing document, but rather a basis from which to maintain order and proper conduct among club members during meetings, launches and other club functions.
Disciplinary Actions - Violations of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with in the following order:
Warnings - Either verbal or written, at the discretion of the LCO or RSO or Board of Directors.
Suspension - Suspension from one or more launches, depending upon the severity of the offense, and at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Revocation of Membership - For the most serious violations of the Code of Conduct, revocation of membership and all privileges may be deemed necessary at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and having been based upon a majority vote of the membership present and voting at the first meeting after the violation was committed.
Offensive Language - No rude or offensive language will be tolerated at any club function. Any member or guest who uses rude, offensive or vulgar language will be given a warning. Further and repeated violations will result in their dismissal from the event and/or suspension from one or more launches.
Safety Violations - Safety rules are defined as those provided by the NAR Safety Codes. Minor violations of these safety codes will result in a verbal warning from the RSO. Continued, repeated or flagrant violations of the safety code will result in that person's immediate dismissal from the launch and possible suspension from one or more launches.
Duty for Children at Launches - Any child under the age of ten years must be supervised by a responsible adult. It will be the responsibility of the adult who brings the child, and who has direct control of the child to insure that child's safety and proper conduct. Adults will be held responsible for any damage or injury caused by their child as the direct result of lack of supervision. Children over the age of ten years will be held responsible for their own actions.
Alcohol and Drugs - As a youth model rocketry group, The Blue Mountain Rocketeers has adopted a “zero tolerance” position for the use of alcohol and drugs. Any member or guest who is determined to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs at a launch or any club event, or who is observed in the act of consuming intoxicating liquor and/or drugs is subject to immediate dismissal from the event, and revocation of all membership privileges.
Accountability - Club members are accountable for their guest's actions. If a guest violates an aspect of the Code of Conduct, it is up to that club member to handle the matter in an expedient manner. Failure to handle the situation could result in that member's suspension from one or more launches, or such action as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
This Code of Conduct adopted by a majority vote of the club members present and voting, Board of Directors meeting, June 6, 1997. Approved by quorum vote of the Board of Directors.