Code of Conduct
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Aim of the Queenstown Car Club is to provides its members, non-members, visitors, spectators, Officials and all others with a safe, fun environment to enjoy motorsport safely.
To ensure the above is effective there must be some ground rules with regards to acceptable/unacceptable behaviour. This will pertain to all events whether our own or run by another club. Or if the participant is representing the club in any way, ie identifying clothing or logos. These rules are in addition to those laid out in the Manual of Motorsport New Zealand’s.
The six core principles which embody the characters of good Sportsmanship are:
- Good Citizenship
Dealing with Breaches of the Clubs Code of Conduct:
The complaint must be in writing (email is acceptable), addressed to the club secretary and received within a week of the incident.
The committee will consider the alleged breach and all of the available information.
The identity of the person making the complaint, will remain confidential.
The person who the complaint is against, has the right to reply to the complaint (an anonymous copy to be sent), this must be in writing (email is acceptable)
The committee will set a date, time and venue for a hearing, if deemed necessary. If not deemed necessary (a sub committee of three nominated persons will review all information and make their judgement).
Deciding an appropriate penalty for a breach will be undertaken by the sub-committee, for example but not limited to: Verbal Warning, Written Warning, loss of points from an event, exclusion from an event or a future event, suspension from the club, loss of all points for the year, monetary fine or being banned from being involved with the club at any level for a period.
All necessary parties will be advised of the subcommittee decision in writing within a month of receipt of the complaint.
Appeal rights of either party are available, to be heard by the full executive committee, this needs to be lodged and heard within a month from the sub committee’s notification of decision. The full committee will review all information and form a decision, this decision is final, no further consideration will be given.
CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every individual as a human being
- Treat everyone equally regardless of sex, disability, ethnic origin or religion
- Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each member.
- Maintain high standards of integrity.
- Operate within the rules of Motorsport and in the spirit of fair play.
- Advocate a environment free of drugs and other performance – enhancing substances within the guidelines of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency and the World Anti-Doping Code
- Display expected standards in your language, manner and preparation.
- Display control, courtesy, respect, honesty, dignity and professionalism to all involved within the sphere of Motorsport.
- Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.
- Refrain from “un-sportsman” like driving and actions.
- Refrain from criticism of other clubs, spectators or members.
- Refrain from any form of verbal, physical or emotional abuse towards members.
- Refrain from any form of sexual or racial harassment, whether verbal or physical.
- Do not harass abuse or discriminate against members based on their sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, race, colour, ethnic origins, employment status, disability or distinguishing characteristics.
- Prior use of venues or roads, including but not limited to Coronet Peak Road, is prohibited by anyone entering or associating with an entrant to our events. If it comes to our attention that this rule has been breached, it may result in disqualification with no refund, or stand-down or permanent suspension from any Club Activities.
- If any club member or member associating with QCC or an event by QCC causes an undue disgrace towards the club either at events or outside of them. Action may be taken to remove them participation or from the club permanently.
All members / Volunteers / Officials must:
- Consider the wellbeing and safety of all participants.
- Develop an appropriate relationship with members, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour.
- Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.
- Never exert undue influence over participants to obtain personal benefit or reward.
- Never condone rule violation, “rough play” on track or the use or prohibited substances.
- Encourage and guide members to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
This code of conduct is on top of the MSNZ’s Motorsport NZ Manual : NSC Part 1, Part 3, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10