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Bylaws of the Hundred Peaks Section

Amended by vote of the Hundred Peaks Membership, December, 2004

  1. Name, Organization, and Membership
  2. Elections
  3. Management Committee
  4. Officers and Appointees
  5. Committees
  6. Finances
  7. Peak List
  8. Achievement Recognition
  9. Section Awards
  10. Procedural Matters

Addenda

  1. Bill T Russell New Leader Award
  2. Achievement List (Emblems)

HPS Officers - 2001-2014


Outings Procedure of the Hundred Peaks Section


A Resolution Confirming a Life Membership Category


A RESOLUTION
Concerning Safety and Other Complaints

(A) WHEREAS, the proper handling of safety and other complaints is of the utmost importance to the safety and enjoyment of participants and leaders of Hundred Peaks Section (HPS) outings and events, and

(B) WHEREAS, there is no legitimate basis for anonymous complaints, and a malicious and unjustified anonymous complaint can disrupt the responsible handling of legitimate safety and other complaints and unjustly inflict great personal distress upon the subject of the complaint, and

(C) WHEREAS, the leaders and participants involved in outings are always a critical source of information in understanding how and why incidents occur on those outings, and

(D) WHEREAS, National Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Sierra Club, SR 2: Civil Disobedience states: 1. The Sierra Club will not encourage, request or direct any person to violate the law. No chapter, group, or other entity of the Club shall encourage, request or direct any person to violate the law. 2. "The Club recognizes that it cannot control the private actions of its members, and in particular cannot prevent its members from engaging in acts of civil disobedience", and

(E) WHEREAS, the policy of the Sierra Club, SR 15-1-1, clearly states that there is no place in Sierra Club events or outings for libelous or defamatory statements, unfounded claims of libel or defamation, or harassment (sexual or otherwise) of leaders or participants. Such action by any Sierra Club leader or participant will not be tolerated. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, including loss of leadership status and loss of the privilege of participating in Club events or outings.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

(1) HPS will not encourage, request or direct any person to violate the law. HPS hikers and leaders are required to follow the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Sierra Club and laws of the prevailing land management on scheduled outings and official HPS events or documents. HPS strongly encourages adherence to the rules of these governing organizations at all times.

(2) HPS will not tolerate libelous or defamatory statements, unfounded claims of libel or defamation, or harassment (sexual or otherwise) of leaders or participants on scheduled outings, or other official HPS events or document (such as, but not limited to, the annual banquet, The Lookout, HPS websites & listservs, provisional leader evaluations, ballots, etc).

(3) HPS will not consider or act upon any complaint unless the alleged incident occurred on a scheduled outing or other official HPS event or document. HPS will consider all incidents not associated with scheduled outings or official HPS events or document as strictly the responsibility of the individuals concerned. Those individuals are solely responsible for their actions and/or repercussions of such actions.

(4) HPS will not consider or act upon any anonymous complaint unless the information in the complaint is corroborated by a named source.

(5) HPS will always contact the leaders and/or participants named in any complaint at the outset of an investigation, and will fully consider (but not be unduly swayed by) what information the leaders and/or participants can provide.

(6) HPS will call upon the Angeles Chapter Safety committee and other Chapter entities to implement procedures at the Chapter level consonant with Sections (1) through (5) above.

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