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Rotary Club 1376 Harassment Policy.doc

Rotary Club 1376 Harassment Policy.doc - Board Approval...

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Board Approval Date April 21, 2005 The Rotary Club of Regina Harassment Policy and Procedures DEFINITIONS Club means Club 1376 , The Rotary Club of Regina. Board means the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Regina. Complaint means an allegation of harassment within the framework of this policy. Complaint Procedure means a complaint that had been referred to the complaint resolution protocol as contained within this policy. District Governor means the District Governor of Rotary District 5550. Legislation means Acts duly passed by the Parliament of Canada and/or the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba. President means the duly elected President of the Rotary Club of Regina. Rotarian means a Member of the Rotary Club of Regina. Rotary means Rotary International Rotary activity means activity approved by the Board of Directors. Rotary volunteer means a non-member of the Rotary Club of Regina, who volunteers to be involved in Rotary activity, Preamble Whereas the volunteer work Rotarians do with young people, the elderly and people with disabilities, is vital to the quality of life in our community and to the good reputation of Rotary and Rotarians. Rotary clubs do everything possible to protect the interests of everyone involved in our clubs, in our projects and in our events. Any incident of harassment by member(s) of a Rotary club in the context of Rotary activity has the potential to cause serious damage to individuals and that reputation. To that end, therefore; We, the Rotary Club of Regina, member Rotarians, and Rotary volunteers, are responsible for protecting the safety and security of everyone we encounter in the provision of service to our community. We have a special obligation to individuals with greater vulnerability due to age, physical or other limitations. Rotarians are obliged to intervene if we become aware of information about the harassment of a person through his/her involvement with a Rotary Club activity even when harassment disclosed may have occurred in the school or other non-Rotary environment. Rotarians are obliged to prevent the bullying of a person by other persons whenever it is observed or disclosed.
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Rotarians should discourage disparaging comment or behaviour targeted at gender, age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, occupation, physical or emotional condition, family status, or sexual orientation. Rotarians are obliged to take appropriate action when they observe other Rotarians or volunteers behave in ways that conflict with the values embraced by our Club and District policies Rotarians are obliged under legislation to report sexual abuse of children to the police. Definition of Harassment Harassment is any conduct by an individual that is directed at, and offensive to, another person or persons and which the individual knew, or ought reasonably to know, would cause offence or harm. It comprises: Any objectionable act, comment or display that belittles, demeans or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment or any act of intimidation or threat.
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  • Complaint, HARASSMENT, Rotary International, Student exchange program, Evanston, Illinois, Rotary Youth Exchange

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