By-Laws

BY-LAWS

 

RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB LTD

RULES FOR MEMBERS



1. DEFINITIONS
a. “Board” means the Board of Directors.
b. “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Club or in his absence, the acting Secretary.
c. “Club” means the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Limited “Club Premises” means the whole of the premises situated at 117 Ryedale Road West Ryde.

2. NOMINATIONS
a. An application for membership shall be made on a form provided for that purpose and the application shall comply with all the requirements set out thereon.
b. Such application for membership shall be delivered to the Secretary and shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the Club premises for fourteen days before being submitted to the Board.
c. No person under the age of 18 years shall be nominated as an ordinary member of the Club.
d. No person under the age of 16 years shall be nominated as a junior member of the Club.

 

3. RULES
A copy of these rules shall be made available to all financial members.

 

4. MEMBERSHIP (CARD)
Every member on the payment of his subscription shall be supplied with a membership card which must be shown on entering the club premises, on driving into the Club’s parking area if required or to an official of the Club on request, when on club premises.
Members are reminded that in no circumstances are their membership cards transferable. Members should be proud enough of their association with the Club not to want to lend their card.
Should any member lend his/her card and it becomes known, then both the member and the recipient will be severely dealt with by the Board of Directors.
Replacing Lost membership Cards
a. It is essential to forward or present to the Secretary a Statutory Declaration that your membership card has been lost, stolen or mislaid.
b. If found in order, a duplicate card will be issued in lieu of the card declared lost.
c. Should a card be issued it will not be valid unless endorsed with member’s personal signature.
d. Should the card be located, the duplicate card is to be returned to the office immediately.

 

5. ATTIRE
Members, guests and visitors must be presentably attired at all times. All clothing and footwear should be neat, clean and tidy.
Males:
Females: neatly attired but not offensive to other members and guests in general. Footwear – fashionable but excluding rubber thongs and scuffs. Hats – fashionable but excluding peaked caps.
Children (under 18): neat and tidy clothing and footwear at all times.
Dining Room: smart casual at all times, no T-shirts (refer Dining Room rules).
Auditorium: (after 7.00pm) slacks, shirt with collar, shoes and socks.

 

NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME (MALE OR FEMALE) ARE:
1. Rubber thongs (except when using the Fitness Edge)
2. Dirty or untidy clothing
3. T-shirts with large or anti-social wording/motifs
4. Football shorts or sleeveless football Guernseys or tops
5. Overalls
6. Singlets (males) – except for access to or from on use in The Fitness Edge
7. Hats of any description (subject to religious or medical reasons)
8. Peaked caps (*exception see Fitness Edge)
Fitness Edge-members using this facility must abide by club dress regulations when entering/leaving the club. Dirty or untidy clothing, brief shorts or swimwear are strictly forbidden and persons so attired may be refused entry. Children using the swim school facility must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must have suitable clothing and footwear when entering/leaving the club or when using other areas of the Club. Peaked caps are permitted for males and females within the Fitness Edge.

 

6. MOBILE PHONES/CAMERAS
Mobile phones or cameras are not permitted to be used at any time in the Fitness Edge locker rooms.

 

7. BOARD
a. The affairs of the Club shall be conducted by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members of the Club. The Board shall be elected biennially at an Annual General Meeting and of its nine members at least seven must come from the General Committee of the Ryde-Eastwood Rugby League Football Club. The remaining two members may, or may not be.
b. The Board shall meet at least once every month.
c. The Board, from its members, shall elect such sub committees as it sees fit
d. The board shall elect its own Chairman, who shall also be the Chairman of all General Meetings.
e. In the event of a vacancy occurring on the Board, the vacancy shall be filled by the Board

 

8. VISITORS
a. No person under 18 years of age shall be permitted to remain on Club premises except in the dining areas, children’s play area, the Fitness Edge, the auditorium or functions areas and only when accompanied by a responsible adult (parent or carer). Children (persons under 18) are not permitted on the premises after 10.30pm. The exception is children attending functions in the clubs function centre.
b. A visitor shall remain on the Club premises only as long as the introducing member shall remain
c. The member introducing a visitor shall be responsible for the visitor’s conduct and for any liability incurred to the Club.
d. No person who has been rejected as a candidate for membership, or who has been expelled from the club, shall be admitted as a visitor
e. The indiscriminate requests of persons asking for members to be paged with a view to signing them in will not be tolerated.
f. Members will appreciate the Directors’ first consideration is the comfort and convenience of the Club members
g. Visitors living within a five (5) kilometre radius shall only be admitted if signed in by a member of this club or if that person is a member of another Leagues Club.

9. USE OF THE CLUB
The club premises shall be open from:
10am to 3am Monday to Wednesday
10am to 4am Thursday to Sunday

Christmas Day open at the Board’s discretion (trading hours subject to variation depending on demand).

 

Golden Hawk Restaurant
Lunch
Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays
11.00am to 2.30pm
Dinner
Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday
5.30pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday
5.30pm to 10.30pm
The Restaurant is closed Mondays and some public holidays.

 

Palm Court Bistro
Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays
12.00 noon to 2.30pm
Monday to Wednesday and Sundays
5.30pm to 9.00pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
5.00pm to 9.30pm
NB: these trading hours are subject to variation from time to time.

 

10. STAFF
No servant of the Club shall accept any money or gratuity from members or from tradesmen or persons employed by the Club.

 

11. CONDUCT
a. In order to ensure comfort of the members, no member shall create undue noise or cause any disturbance on the premises.
b. No member shall bet illegally on the club premises.
c. No games of hazard or chance, nor any game which shall be considered by the Board to be gambling, shall be played on Club premises.
d. Whenever a complaint is made against a member, the Board may give the member notice containing the grounds of the complaint and a date upon which the member shall appear before the Board to offer such explanation or evidence as the member may desire.

 

12. PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography is normally prohibited on Club premises except for the Bistro/Dining Room and Function areas – care should be taken in these areas not to intrude on the privacy of others. Any requests for photography in other areas should be directed to the Duty Manager.

 

13. SUBSCRIPTION
a. The entrance fee of the Club shall be determined by the Board from time to time.
b. For the purpose of these rules, “Ordinary Members” shall mean all members other than Honorary members and Honorary Life Members.
c. The annual subscription to the club shall be due on 1st July each year and payable by 31st July or at the Board’s discretion.
d. The entrance fee and the first year’s subscription shall be paid at the time the application is submitted.
e. The Board may from time to time vary these fees provided that the annual subscription shall be not less than $2.00.

 

14. HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
No person shall be made an Honorary Life Member except by resolution of a General Meeting of the Club following an appropriate recommendation by the Board. No person shall be made an Honorary Life Member except for distinguished, exceptional or unusual service of merit to the club, recommended by the Board and endorsed by a two-thirds majority at a ballot held for that purpose.

 

15. MORTALITY FUND
The club has a non-contributory Mortality Fund. The benefit is payable to the person nominated for that purpose by a member who at the time of death has been for at least twelve months and still is a financial member of the Club. Members who have not completed the form nominating a beneficiary should do so in order to be eligible for the benefit. This form must be registered at the Club’s office.

 

16. HONORARY MEMBERS
May be elected by the Board of Directors, subject to the limitations contained in the clubs Constitution.

 

17. JUNIOR MEMBERS
Persons between the ages of 16 and 18 years may be nominated for membership of the Club provided that:
* This membership category is open
* Their parent or guardian is a member of the Club
* They take out and maintain a membership use of the “Fitness Edge” Fitness and Aquatic Centre

 

18. LIABILITY
The liability of the members is limited to $10.00.

 

19. PARKING
Members are requested to please observe all Police and Traffic regulations while within the vicinity of the Club. Members are requested to refrain from undue noise while leaving club premise or parking area. Parking in Club carpark prior to club trading times is restricted.

 

20. POKER MACHINES
No person under the age of 18 years is permitted to play the poker machines. Poker machines must not be reserved for a period longer than six (6) minutes. Machines must not be played after an announcement is made that machine playing must now cease. Management reserves the right to limit players to playing one machine at a time. A winning combination must be “pulled off” before leaving a machine. Payments are limited by law to a maximum of $5,000.00 in cash. Any payment exceeding $5,000.00 will be paid by cheque after 2.00pm on the first working day after the win.

21. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club is an equal opportunity employer and as such has a firm policy on discrimination in employment.
The Club’s policy also extends to discrimination and harassment in general.
Members are asked to read the following information and be aware of the implication of discrimination or harassment in any form.
Discrimination
No person working at or visiting the Club will be discriminated against for any “unlawful reason” - that is because of:
• Sex, marital status or pregnancy
• Sexual preference
• Race, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnicity or religion
• Any disability
• Carer responsibility

This means that:
No person will be refused membership of the Club or be treated less favourably in relation to their membership or their enjoyment of the Club’s services and facilities for any unlawful reason.

 

Unlawful Harassment
Harassment is a form of discrimination. In general harassment is any form of behaviour that is not wanted and not asked for and that:
• Humiliates someone or puts them down
• Offends them
• Intimidates them
Everyone has the legal right not to be harassed for any unlawful reason and everyone has the legal obligation not to harass any other staff member, Club member or patron.

Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to:
• Pressure or demands for dates or sexual favours
• Unnecessary familiarity eg deliberately brushing against a person or constantly staring at a person
• Unwanted physical contact eg touching or fondling
• Sexual jokes or innuendo
• Offensive telephone calls
• Offensive sexual gestures
• Unwelcome comments or questions about a person’s sex life
• Display or circulation of sexual material, including magazines, posters, pictures and messages
• Sexual assault

Other Forms of Harassment
Harassment on other unlawful grounds may include but is not limited to:
• Verbal abuse or comments that put down or stereotype people because of their race, sexuality, pregnancy, disability etc
• Mimicking someone’s accent or the habit of someone with a disability
• Offensive gestures based on race, sexuality, pregnancy, disability etc
• Ignoring or isolating a person or group because of their race, sexuality, pregnancy, disability etc
• Display or circulation of racist or other offensive material

Action by the Club
The Club will make every attempt to resolve any grievance or complaint about discrimination or harassment which might arise. The Club has a policy for Dealing with Grievances and Complaints about Discrimination and harassment. All complaints will be treated seriously.
The Club will take appropriate action where there has been discrimination or harassment.
The Club wants to make sure that discrimination does not happen at the Club. However, if a complaint of discrimination arises the Club wants to be able to deal with and resolve it by following the Club’s procedures.
Full details of the Club’s policy in relation to Discrimination and Harassment including the club’s Policy for dealing with grievances and complaints are displayed in the foyer of the club or available at Reception.

22. RESPONSIBLE SERVING OF ALCOHOL – CLUB POLICY
• This Club recognises that it is against the law to serve any person to intoxication
• The Club recognises that it is against the law to serve or supply alcohol to any person under the age of 18 years.
• This Club recognises that it is against the law to allow intoxicated, disruptive or violent behaviour to occur on the premises.
• This Club seeks to ensure that no harm comes to patrons as a result of service of alcohol.
• This club seeks to create an environment that discourages drunken, disruptive or violent behaviour.
• Low alcohol beers and non-alcoholic beverages are stocked and promoted.
• Staff have been acquainted with this house policy and trained to implement it.
• Staff will refuse to serve a patron if in their opinion they feel that person is intoxicated.
• This Club seeks to publicise and promote its position on Responsible Serving Practices.
• Members should be aware that refusal of service to intoxicated persons by club staff is in compliance with the law.
• Members should also be aware that they have a legal responsibility be it in this club or elsewhere to ensure that they don’t supply liquor to intoxicated persons.
• It is an offence under the Registered Clubs Act to serve or supply liquor to an intoxicated person. Penalty $5.500.00.
• Members and guests who refuse to leave Club premises due to intoxication or disorderly conduct can now be subject to an “on the spot” infringement notice of up to $550.00.

Harmful drugs will not be tolerated at any time. Surveillance and possible apprehension of offenders will be an ongoing policy of this Club.




RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF GAMBLING BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES

These Best Practice Guidelines represent an approach where the environment in which gambling is conducted minimises harm and meets community expectations. Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club aspires to achieve a harm minimisation objective in their gambling operations by:
1. Providing gambling services and practices that conform to all applicable Acts and Regulations;
2. Promote responsible gambling practices that conform to local community standards and expectations;
3. Establish a patron complaint resolution process;
4. Implementing policies to encourage responsible practices in advertising and promotions related to gambling and ensure compliance with relevant legislation;
5. Developing a policy that ensures all legislative requirements related to cheque cashing, payment of winnings and financial transactions are implemented and encourages patrons to develop responsible practices in the use of finances for gambling purposes;
6. Introducing procedures for handling personal information relating to gambling patrons in a club to protect their rights of privacy;
7. Establishing a pleasant and safe gambling environment;
8. Informing and training staff on legislative requirements, harm minimisation issues, the risks of not complying with legislative requirements or not adopting and practicing harm minimisation strategies and taking appropriate steps to promote patron and employee care;
9. Encouraging patrons to take responsibility for their gambling activity through and effective self-exclusion procedure or other mechanisms;
10. Informing patrons and staff of the club’s responsible gambling policy and program, the nature of gambling products and the availability of support services for problem gamblers; and
11. Developing links between the club and relevant community organisations that will provide support and advice for problem gamblers and their families.


Any matter connected with the management of the Club not otherwise provided for by these by-laws may be dealt with by the Board whose direction shall be binding on the members.


Is gambling a problem for you?
GAMBLING HELP is a confidential, anonymous and free counselling service.
FREECALL 1800 858 858
or www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au
ClubSafe Counselling Service 1800 99 77 66


Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
Postal Address 117 Ryedale Road
P.O. Box 163 WEST RYDE. NSW 2114
WEST RYDE. NSW 1685 Ph: 9807 2444