Chapter Policies

Chapter Event Release and Indemnification Agreement

 I wish to participate in {name of event} being sponsored by the Rochester Region, NY Chapter and as a condition of being permitted to do so, I agree to be bound by the following conditions, terms and release, whether the event is golf-related or social in nature. 

I understand that golf is a sport requiring physical exertion, and may involve other individuals, flying projectiles, motorized vehicles and other unknown, unanticipated or unpredicted risks and or hazards, that may expose me to the risks of serious injury, permanent disability, or even death. I am fully aware of, and I assume, these risks.

I understand that  the Chapter may or may not provide me with any assistance, guidance or training in the sport or the rules of the game and/or golf course being played, but that  the Chapter’s providing such (or not doing so) in no way affects, alters or modifies the terms I am agreeing to hereunder.

I recognize that the Chapter can not control the conditions of the golf course; nor control the conduct of other individuals playing at the golf course or employees/staff on the golf course, or any other individuals (including other Event participants) or uninvited guests; nor otherwise reduce any risk to which I may be subject during any time period I am playing golf.

I acknowledge and recognize that my participation in the Event is voluntary and I undertake it at my own choosing and with a full understanding and awareness of the risks that it poses to me and to others.

I also certify that I am in adequate physical condition and fully capable of playing the game and undertaking any tasks that I choose to perform.

 

I recognize that EWGA is an inclusive organization that operates by a set of guiding beliefs known as the EWGA Diversity Statement and EWGA Core Values.  These fundamental principles outline the behavior that is expected of me.

EWGA Diversity Statement:

EWGA strives for an inclusive membership with full participation, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, career choice or golf ability.  EWGA believes that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women and that it is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.

EWGA Core Values:

The Association operates with a set of Core Values that define the expected conduct of everyone associated with the EWGA.  They set a code of conduct for all Association and Chapter operations. 

The EWGA believes in and conducts itself according to the values embodied by the game of golf:

–  Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Sportsmanship, Fun and Friendship

The EWGA is dedicated to:

–  Inclusivity and diversity; golf is for all

–  Golf as an important asset for women in business

–  Volunteer service

–  Mentoring and support for new golfers

–  Advancement of skills for all golfers

–  Making a difference in women’s golf

–  Professionalism in our operations and relationships


Accordingly, I hereby release and forever discharge  the Chapter and the Executive Women’s Golf Association, and their respective  officers, directors, agents, and employees, acting officially or otherwise, from all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, actions or causes of action, resulting from my injury, disability, or death that may occur as a result of my participating in the Event  or growing out of the negligence of misconduct of others, including but not limited to: other individuals playing at the golf course or employees/staff on the golf course, or any other individuals (including other  Event participants )  or uninvited guests; and I hereby indemnify and hold  the Chapter and EWGA harmless with respect to any and all damages, claims, and other expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by  the Chapter and EWGA in connection with any lawsuit related to my actions.

I further declare and represent that I have read and understand this release and that I have executed this release freely and voluntarily, and entirely upon my own initiative, and intend to assume all risk and responsibility for my actions.

Chapter Non-Discrimination and Harassment-Free Policy


EWGA Chapters are run by EWGA members serving as volunteers and do not have employees. 

EWGA maintains and enforces a policy that prohibits discrimination against any member because of gender, race, age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or other category protected by federal, state or local law.

EWGA expects all members to conduct themselves in accordance with the EWGA Diversity Statement and the EWGA Core Values.

EWGA Diversity Statement:

EWGA strives for an inclusive membership with full participation, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, career choice or golf ability.  EWGA believes that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women and that it is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.

EWGA Core Values:

The Association operates with a set of Core Values that define the expected conduct of everyone associated with the EWGA.  They set a code of conduct for all Association and Chapter operations. 

The EWGA believes in and conducts itself according to the values embodied by the game of golf:

–  Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Sportsmanship, Fun and Friendship

The EWGA is dedicated to:

–  Inclusivity and diversity; golf is for all

–  Golf as an important asset for women in business

–  Volunteer service

–  Mentoring and support for new golfers

–  Advancement of skills for all golfers

–  Making a difference in women’s golf

–  Professionalism in our operations and relationships

EWGA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of its members. To do so violates the law and also EWGA policy.

EWGA's policy recommends that members promptly report discrimination and harassment to the EWGA Headquarters.  EWGA will conduct a prompt and appropriate investigation of each discrimination or harassment complaint in a manner that is as impartial and confidential as possible.

If discrimination or harassment has occurred, EWGA will take steps to stop the discrimination or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against the person responsible, which may include suspension or termination of membership.