This Code of Ethics consists of moral obligations aimed at upholding the dignity and integrity of The Guildwood Village Community Association. It is designed to assist the operating efficiency of the Association as a whole, and the Executive Committee specifically, in the interpretation of the aims and objectives of the Association.
The first duty of the association must be to strictly observe its Constitution, by-laws, and amendments, equally and without regard to race, creed, colour, religion, ethnic origin, sex or political affiliation.
The executive committee respects the confidentiality of all information relevant to the Association’s business, including membership and other lists collected as a result of Association activities.
The executive committee carries out all the Association’s affairs in a financially responsible and timely manner.
The Association welcomes the interest of people who live outside the designated boundaries.
The Association must be sensitive to personal problems and financial needs of residents particularly with regard to membership fees, program/activity participation and registration in scheduled activities.
The executive officers of the Association will be circumspect about remarks or activities which may have direct bearing on discussions or decisions undertaken by the Executive Committee.
The executive officers of the Association will be most circumspect in their remarks or activities concerning the genuine attempts of other groups or organization to resolve problems, and attempt solutions through negotiation and compromise.
The Association is prepared to help new community groups and association who need advice and resources to become successfully established.
The Association shows no political or organizational affiliation. The Association executive committee is obligated to work closely with elected and city officials as well organizational representatives to provide relevant, up-to-date information to the community.
The officers of the Association will be forthright in the conduct of its affairs.
Association officers will always act and conduct business in a manner which cannot be construed as being for the financial gain of any individual or private group from within its executive.
The Association will hold regular meetings and officers will conscientiously attend.
Meetings will be conducted in an orderly manner according to accepted protocol.
The Association’s Executive Committee will maintain a complete and accurate record of all its business. Each member of the Executive Committee will maintain up-to-date records relevant to that office.
Each member of the Association’s Executive Committee by example, serves as a role model within the community. All members will conduct themselves in a business-like manner, sensitive to the needs of the community, observing and up-holding the rules and regulations of the Association. Executive Committee members will observe that participation and enjoyment count far more than winning.
The Association Executive Committee will observe at all times a due respect for the Laws of the Land, Federal, Provincial and Municipal.
Additional reading: The GVCA Constitution