General Policies & Procedures
- Only two people from each professional classification are permitted to join Shuswap Women Who Wine. The Board of Directors will review each member application and have final authority to classification conflicts.
- Members who engage in more than one area of business may choose to actively represent any one of their businesses/occupations for the purposes of networking, as long as that is the business classification their membership was approved with.
- Business classifications that would be considered a Multi-level Marketing (MLM) operation will not be approved.
- Networking meetings will be held monthly, with the exception of March, June, September, and December when Community Giving events will replace monthly networking events. Dates and times of each meeting event will be communicated via email and Facebook events. Monthly networking events are open to members only, if you wish to bring a friend please confirm ahead of time by emailing email@example.com
- Members are required to donate $100 each quarter to be included in the donation pool at community giving events. If a member cannot attend the event, they may send a proxy to vote on their behalf. No refunds will be given if members cannot attend an event.
- Any charitable or non-profit organization in the Shuswap can be nominated to be included in our giving events. Tax receipts may or may not be available from non-profit society winners.
- Three nominees will be chosen each quarter. Runner ups will be eligible for nomination 6 months after the event they attended. Winning organizations will be eligible for nomination one year after the event they won at.
- If a member misses three networking events in a row, the BoD has the right to terminate their membership, if an applicant with the same business classification has applied for membership
- If a member wishes to terminate their own membership, the BoD requires 30 days written notice. If a Community Giving event falls in those 30 days, the $100 donation requirement must still be met
- Community Giving events are open to the PUBLIC. Price of admission for members is their mandatory $100 donation plus the price of the dinner ticket which varies at each event ($20-$35 range), non members are required to purchase a dinner ticket only, donation is optional. Extra votes at giving events will be available for $100/vote.
- Members who host a monthly networking event will have the opportunity at that event to speak about their business, showcase their business, hold a workshop/seminar etc for 60-90 minutes of the usual 2 hour event.
- Each member will be given 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their businesses at each networking event. More time may be permitted depending on the event.
- Membership fees of $50 annually must be paid between April 1st – April 15th, or within 30 days of membership approval. E-transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Leaves of absence will be considered by the BoD on a case by case basis.
- Members who wish to change their professional classification within the networking group must submit a new application to the BoD for approval.
- Members must treat one another with respect, both at events and out in the community.
- Bullying will not be tolerated and could be grounds for termination of membership.
- In case of problems with a member, the BoD may at their soul discretion put a member on probation.
- Slander, libel, gossip, OR rejecting of any person to any future events be not tolerated and will be grounds for termination of involved members memberships with Women Who Wine.
- Any money earned by Shuswap Women Who Wine via bartending, catering, or any other activity meant to raise operating funds will be kept within the society for operating expenses. Volunteer members will not be remunerated from the society for participation in these activities.
- Policies are subject to change. The BoD will notify membership of any changes.
Social Media Code of Conduct
Policy brief & purpose
Our social media policy provides a framework for using social media. Social media is a place where people exchange information, opinions and experiences to learn, develop and have fun. This policy provides practical advice to avoid issues that might arise by careless use of social media.
We expect all members to follow this policy.
“Social media” refers to a variety of online communities like blogs, social networks, forums, and online review sites. This policy covers (but is not limited to): Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
Follow below guidelines to avoid. disciplinary consequences:
- No defamatory, offensive or derogatory content.
- No bullying, intimidation, direct insults, malicious gossip and victimization.
- No sabotaging someone’s work
- No Commenting derogatorily on a person’s ethnic heritage or religious beliefs.
- No Starting or spreading rumors about a person’s personal life.
Representing our Society
When mentioning or promoting our Society on Social Media
- Be respectful, polite and patient
- Never post discriminatory, offensive or libelous content and commentary
- Correct or removeany misleading or false content as quickly as possible
Social Media may be monitored occasionally, the public, and members are encouraged to report any questionable behavior.
We may have to take disciplinary action leading up to and including removal of membership if members do not follow this policy’s guidelines. Depending on the gravity of the offense the board has the right to remove membership with no warning.
Do you agree to abide by the above policies?