Members of the Lake Hill Lawn Bowling Club should familiarize themselves with the Codes of Ethics and Conduct for Members as follows:
Code of Ethics for Members:
- Strive at all times to work towards the goals and objectives of the Club and the sport of bowls, and towards the betterment of the members.
- Refrain from any behaviour which may discredit the club or the sport as a whole.
- Strive for excellence while supporting the concept of fair play.
- Do not knowingly circulate malicious or derogatory statements about or to any other members of the Club.
- Abide by all bylaws, policies and procedures of the Club.
- Create a friendly and harassment free environment. Abusive, discriminatory, intimidating or similar action by any member will not be tolerated.
- Treat everyone equally and sensitively regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or political affiliation during formal, informal and social interactions.
- Use electronic communication (e-mail) and social media (Facebook, Instagram) respectfully, taking care to share information and opinions appropriately.
Code of Conduct for Members:
- Dress correctly for all games.
- Compliment your opponent on a good shot. Learn to accept that flukes are part of the game.
- Refrain from excessive celebration of your own fortune or your opponent’s misfortune.
- When a player is on the mat preparing to bowl, do not move around the head and stand still if you are within or near the player’s line of vision. This includes non-players.
- Do not talk or make a noise behind the mat or near the player when the player is getting ready to deliver the bowl.
- Remain behind the mat or behind the head when it is not your turn to play.
- Keep to your own rink and while changing ends, do not become a wanderer or stop to have discussions and distract other bowlers.
- If you cannot say something positive to your opponents or your team mates, say nothing at all.
- Greet your own team members and opponents at the start of the game. Shaking hands (or a similar gesture) before a match and at its conclusion is part of the fine tradition of the game.
- Be gracious whether you win or lose.