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GAMING CLUB NETWORK MEMBERSHIP

Started by Reuben Turner, December 17, 2012, 02:16:06 pm

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Reuben Turner

December 17, 2012, 02:16:06 pm Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 01:29:27 pm by Reuben Turner
TO ALL MEMBERS:

Is is the intention of the committee to seek membership of the Gaming Club Network (GCN) for Peterborough Wargames Club (PWGC).

Historically, membership of the GCN has required that the officials of member clubs sumbit to to CRB checks, and as we do not accept members under the age of 18 it was felt not to be beneficial to the club to seek membership of the GCN. Recently however the GCN have relaxed the requirement for officers of member clubs that do not accept members under the age of 18 to undergo these checks.

With this in mind the committee of PWGC have been taking the necessary first steps to move the club towards membership of the GCN. This inlcudes the opening of a bank account in the Club's name and the production of a set of formal club rules, both of which are requisites of GCN membership.

Membership of the GCN brings several benefits, not least of which is the ability to promote PWGC more widely including in Games Workshop stores and to the wider Gaming Club Network. Other benefits include discounted Public Liability Insurance, which is essential to protect PWGC members and non members alike in the event of an accident.

Therefore the committee commends membership of the GCN to the members of PWGC. Further discussion and a vote will be taken taken at the forthcoming AGM as to whether or not we proceed in this matter.

THE COMMITTEE

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More information about the GCN can be found on its website www.gamingclubnetwork.co.uk. If you would like to ask the committee anything about this subject please ask us at a club night or email us committee@peterborough-wargames-club.org.uk.

A copy of the proposed club rules can be found attached to this post and will be circulated by email using the Yahoo Group. If there are any items within the rules that you feel are inaccurate, ambiguous etc please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AMMENDED VERSIONS OF RULES ADDED:
19/12/12 - Updated rule 8.6

Ryan Scales

If it is of any use I am already CRB cleared through work.

Rob Farley

Good to know Ryan, but unfortunately it doesn't help for our purposes. For GCN purposes, the committee all have to be CRB cleared (which is just additional hassle). But that only applies if we allow members below the age of 18, which we currently don't.
Current games (and armies) played: Rumbleslam, Street Fighter Miniatures, Saga, Marvel Crisis Protocol, Gaslands, Lion/Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave, Stargrave, Bolt Action & Operation Squad (Desert Rats, Communist Chinese, Russians, partisans, Americans, Finns, Italian Paras), Judge Dredd Miniatures, Mobile Frame Zero, Necromunda (Pit Slaves, Escher), Wings of War (WWI and WWII), Mordheim, Warpath

Current Projects: Various halflings, Rumbleslam wrestlers, Superheroes, Sludge Samurai

Daniel Phillips

A few thoughts on the club rules-

Item 8.6.2 "If the Chairman is unable to resolve the disagreement, or if personally involved, the matter must be referred to a GCN Knight." I think it's better to keep things within the club where possible so I'd suggest changing this to "If the Chairman is unable to resolve the disagreement, or if personally involved, the matter must be referred to an uninvolved member of the committee, if this issue is still unresolved or if there isn't an uninvolved member of the committee then the matter must be referred to a GCN Knight."

Should never be an issue but according to the table in item 9.2 the Chairman can only be suspended by a GCN official - I'd say the other 2 committee members if in agreement should have that authority?

We need something in the code of conduct about the use of the forum and news group - just the basics no spam, no personal attacks, no flame wars etc. I think Rob wrote something that would do the job, can't find it though.

In the past there has been occasions (very few I'm happy to say) where a club member has received a formal warning from the committee. This really should be recorded so when the line up of the committee changes the new committee know what, if anything, has been said & done before. Also it should be stated that if someone does get a formal warning and feels it is unjustified they have to right to appeal to an uninvolved committee member etc etc.
Warning: This post may contain sarcasm.<br />Current games & armies played- 40K 2nd Edition: Eldar, Chaos, Orks, Imperial Guard, Space Marines. Gaslands: Idris. Full Thrust: NAC & NSL. Bolt Action: Late war German. Judge Dredd: Justice Dept & Renegade Robots. Kings of War: Dwarfs & Kingdoms of men. Mordheim: Skaven & Marianburg. Uncharted Seas: Iron Dwarfs. Necromunda: Orlock, Redemptionists & Van Saar. Direwolf Rampant : House Mallister.

Rob Farley

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Current games (and armies) played: Rumbleslam, Street Fighter Miniatures, Saga, Marvel Crisis Protocol, Gaslands, Lion/Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave, Stargrave, Bolt Action & Operation Squad (Desert Rats, Communist Chinese, Russians, partisans, Americans, Finns, Italian Paras), Judge Dredd Miniatures, Mobile Frame Zero, Necromunda (Pit Slaves, Escher), Wings of War (WWI and WWII), Mordheim, Warpath

Current Projects: Various halflings, Rumbleslam wrestlers, Superheroes, Sludge Samurai

Dave Brown

Umm... maybe im being thick....

But Standards of Conduct, section 8.3.5... Martial status? Or Marital status? I only ask because one of them might apply to me....
A Grudge is Forever, not just for Life.

Reuben Turner

Quote from: Dave Brown on December 18, 2012, 05:26:45 pm
Umm... maybe im being thick....

But Standards of Conduct, section 8.3.5... Martial status? Or Marital status? I only ask because one of them might apply to me....


Well spotted....

Dave Brown

Quote from: Reuben Turner on December 18, 2012, 05:56:18 pm
Quote from: Dave Brown on December 18, 2012, 05:26:45 pm
Umm... maybe im being thick....

But Standards of Conduct, section 8.3.5... Martial status? Or Marital status? I only ask because one of them might apply to me....


Well spotted....


No worries.
A Grudge is Forever, not just for Life.

Reuben Turner

Quote from: Daniel Phillips on December 18, 2012, 11:19:33 am
A few thoughts on the club rules-

Item 8.6.2 "If the Chairman is unable to resolve the disagreement, or if personally involved, the matter must be referred to a GCN Knight." I think it's better to keep things within the club where possible so I'd suggest changing this to "If the Chairman is unable to resolve the disagreement, or if personally involved, the matter must be referred to an uninvolved member of the committee, if this issue is still unresolved or if there isn't an uninvolved member of the committee then the matter must be referred to a GCN Knight."

Should never be an issue but according to the table in item 9.2 the Chairman can only be suspended by a GCN official - I'd say the other 2 committee members if in agreement should have that authority?

We need something in the code of conduct about the use of the forum and news group - just the basics no spam, no personal attacks, no flame wars etc. I think Rob wrote something that would do the job, can't find it though.

In the past there has been occasions (very few I'm happy to say) where a club member has received a formal warning from the committee. This really should be recorded so when the line up of the committee changes the new committee know what, if anything, has been said & done before. Also it should be stated that if someone does get a formal warning and feels it is unjustified they have to right to appeal to an uninvolved committee member etc etc.


Thanks for your input Dan.

Rule 8.6 has been ammended, following a similar suggestion from Mike, to take your considerations in to account. An updated version of the Rules has been added to the original post.

With regard to the keeping of records relating to the susoension of members, this is covered by rule 9.11 which states "Records of all suspension and disciplinary actions must be maintained by all officials involved and be available for examination by the police should they be required"

Mike Whitaker

Still need to simply delete 8.4, IMO. As I commented in email (and for the benefit of anyone else with similar thoughts); 3.4 says 'are the responsibility of the Member at all times'. I suggest perhaps better would be to drop 8.4 completely, because as soon as you DO include anything worded like 8.4, then we as a club are in danger of being responsible for the welfare of a minor, with all the attendant crap that can and will ensue. If the member in 3.4 is /unable/ to be responsible for the under 18, either a) we have an emergency on our hands or b) the member needs politely asking to buck their ideas up or not bring the U18 along.
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matt

Quote from: Daniel Phillips on December 18, 2012, 11:19:33 am
A few thoughts on the club rules-
just the basics no spam, no personal attacks, no flame wars etc.


i think u may have missed the of out the middle  ;D

Andy Miller

"No flame wars", I wanted to start a campaign of that next year  :(
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Mike Whitaker

Quote from: Andy Miller on January 05, 2013, 03:34:26 pm
"No flame wars", I wanted to start a campaign of that next year  :(
Andy

Next year? That's a long time to wait. :D
Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

This sig is a GW- and Flames of War-free (except for the figures I own!) zone.