Altona LSC has developed a Values Statement and Code of Conduct as a means of providing members with the guidelines required to provide a safe, respectful and enjoyable experience in relation to club activities and events.
It is expected that all members uphold the Values Statement and adhere to the Code of Conduct relative to their activities and undertakings in and around the club at all times. Non-compliance with the spirit of these frameworks may result in disciplinary action. It is important that current and prospective members take the time to read and understand their responsibilities in relation to these documents and seek clarification for any areas of uncertainty.
If you have any concerns with complying with these codes, please contact a member of the ALSC Management Committee to discuss.
Values and Commitment Statement +The Altona Life Saving Club (ALSC) provides an important community service with volunteer lifesavers, junior education through the Nippers and Youth programs as well as the opportunity to participate in competitive sports of various levels. Members will engage with a wide variety of people within the Club and across Life Saving Victoria, Community organisations and the general public. ALSC members are united by common Goals and Values; a large extended Family.
1. ALSC Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others regardless of gender, ability, age, cultural background or religion.
2. ALSC takes Pride in the environment in which they use as part of their operations.
3. ALSC Respect the environment and equipment that is utilised to operate the services of the club rooms.
4. ALSC values and are committed to members’ safety.
5. ALSC endeavours to follow a Positive Growth Mindset process in all aspects of the club.
6. ALSC believes Kindness and Understanding are highly desirable Virtues.
7. ALSC supports zero tolerance of drugs and alcohol whilst on Patrol, at Nippers, training or competitions.
8. ALSC commit to their role as a strong Leader in the Community and we Protect & Serve people in need.
9. ALSC strongly values Relationships and Partnerships.
10. ALSC Fosters an environment for members to participate that allows all members to be a part of the considered solution.
11. ALSC recognises it is Stronger as a United club. ALSC cultivates an inclusive model whereby members are engaged to support their individual growth needs whilst supporting the growth of the club.
12. ALSC takes Pride in being Tolerant and Culturally Diverse. ALSC embraces the diversity of members and the community with different abilities.
13. ALSC strongly values Leadership in the club & the wider community.
14. ALSC is a Child Safe Environment.
15. ALSC values Fairness and an Opportunity for all members to be a part of the club and it’s activities.
16. ALSC values Fair Play and Sportsmanship.
17. ALSC supports the development of Intrinsic Awareness. Members participate in club activities to grow their Skills, Self-Worth and most importantly, pleasure.
18. ALSC actively cultivates an Education system that supports members Upskilling and Accreditations.
19. ALSC assumes great Responsibility and takes Pride in its role as a Volunteer Emergency Service organisation as well as within the Community and the Life Saving Movement.
Members' Code of Conduct +The Altona Life Saving Club (ALSC) provides an important community service with volunteer lifesavers, junior education through the Nippers and Youth program and also an avenue for competitive sport. Members will engage with a wide variety of people within the Club and across Life Saving Victoria, Community organisations and the general public. The behaviour of members at all times is a reflection of themselves and ALSC and members are expected to be courteous and polite and follow this code of conduct at all times.
1. Members will Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others regardless of gender, ability, age, cultural background or religion.
3. Members will ensure they utilise the club rooms and all equipment appropriately, according to policies and procedures.
4. Members will follow all policies and procedures – if you see an issue own it, raise it and be part of the solution to getting it fixed.
5. Members will lead by example. Be a Positive and Supportive role model, present oneself in the Spirit and Interest of the club.
6. Member Behaviour and Comments should be empathetic, ethical, considerate, fair, courteous, honest, positive and supportive.
7. Members will not attend training, competitions or patrolling intoxicated or in any way impaired.
8. Members will not condone by either action or inaction of violence, verbal abuse, harassment, discrimination, victimisation or vilification in any form.
9. Members who have an issue or complaint, will respectfully follow the complaint process – do not perpetuate issues with gossip or deconstructive criticism. Children are encouraged to speak to a trusted adult for assistance.
10. Members will foster an environment for all fellow members to participate and allow all members to be a part of the considered solution not the problem.
11. Members will cultivate an inclusive model whereby all fellow members are engaged to support their individual growth needs whilst supporting the growth of the club.
12. Members will embrace diversity of all members with different cultures and abilities.
13. Members will respect leadership, knowing one day they may have the same opportunities.
14. Members must undertake appropriate screening and the mandatory notification obligations within the club eg: Working With Children’s Check.
15. Members must maintain a non-bias approach to the facilitation and engagement of groups and remain impartial in decision making.
16. Members, when competing, will operate within the rules and spirit of the sport - playing by the rules is everyone’s responsibility, deliberately distracting or provoking opponents is unacceptable.
17. Members will participate in club activities to grow their Skills, and recognise that Individual Ambition and winning, in the context of the Club’s needs is only part of the fun.
18. Members must keep up to date with any qualifications required for their role.
19. Members must recognise the committee as custodians of the ALSC but, they too, will accept responsibility for their own actions and decisions.