THE PRIVATE POLICY (For the protection of our tax free status and Constitutional Right of Privacy) “YOU ARE EITHER A MEMBER OR A GUEST!”
1. All active members shall be admitted to the social quarters of any Lodge of The Moose unless their privileges have been suspended in accordance with the laws of The Moose.
2. Only the following persons may be admitted as a “qualified guest’ into the social quarters or home of any Lodge: a: An active Lodge member’s spouse. (Note – There are no limits on the number of times a spouse may be admitted as a guest.) b: An active Lodge member’s immediate family. (Note – There are no limits on the number of times a spouse or qualified family member under the age of 21 may be admitted as a guest, however, all other immediate family members would be limited to two visits as they now qualify as a prospective member of the person signing them into the social quarters.) c: A prospective member is defined as any guest that is accompanied by a member who can sponsor them for membership, with the exception listed in 2 (a) of this section. As permitted by the Board of Officers, a prospective member may be admitted subject to the following: (1) The prospective member is accompanied at all times by their sponsor. (2) The prospective member is properly signed in as a guest. (3) The prospective member shall not make purchases. (4) The prospective member shall leave when their sponsor leaves. (5) The prospective member shall be limited to two (2) visits.
3. All adult guests of members must be signed in as a guest and leave when the member leaves.
4. Only active members, whose active status has been verified, are permitted to make purchases. Unless prohibited by local 133 law, the sale of refreshments to qualified minor family guests is permitted. It is the responsibility of the Board of Officers to ensure that all persons entering the Lodge home and social quarters are either active members or qualified guests. It is recommended that the Board of Officers adopt a method of distinguishing members and guests to prevent guests from inadvertently making purchases.
5. Members shall at all times be responsible for the conduct of their guests.
6. Orderly conduct is required of all persons in the social quarters or home at all times.
7. The Moose International, Inc. Board of Directors may adopt additional rules and regulations for the operation of social quarters by Moose Lodges and these rules and regulations shall be effective as provided in the written action of the Moose International, Inc. Board of Directors.
8. Each member shall submit proof of membership when requested by any member of the Board of Officers or its authorized person.
9. Using the social quarters for any Lodge community service activity is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Chief Compliance Officer. The term “guest” includes non-member spouses. A member in expired status shall not enter any Lodge except to pay dues. An expired member does not qualify to be admitted as a guest. Before making a purchase each day, each member should display their membership card. Each member shall submit proof of membership when requested by any member of the Board of Officers or its authorized person. Approved applicants for membership, prior to enrollment and becoming a member shall not make purchases. The Board of Officers must provide key cards to all active members of the Lodge if the Lodge uses such a system. The Board of Officers may charge a reasonable fee to recoup the costs of the key cards. Using the social quarters for any Lodge community service activity is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained by the Chief Compliance Officer. These admission rules do not change the authority of the Board of Officers as provided by Sections 48.1 and 48.8 of the 134 General Laws. Sections 28.7 and 50.3 provide information regarding suspended and expelled members, and undesirable individuals. Expelled members shall not enter any Lodge or social quarters as a guest or otherwise except by dispensation of the Chief Compliance Officer. Orderly conduct is required of all persons at all times. The Board of Officers is required by the laws of The Moose to enforce all rules and regulations and maintain proper decorum. Indecent, profane, violent, or other inappropriate conduct is absolutely prohibited. A member’s social privileges in a Lodge may be suspended by the Board of Officers of the Lodge pending a hearing and final decision of the Board of Officers in accordance with Section 48.8. The Board of Officers determines social quarters hours. At the hours designated for closing, all persons shall vacate the social quarters. The admission of minors is subject to compliance with all local laws and according to rules established by the Board of Officers. No illegal activity shall take place in the social quarters at any time. Any member other than a law enforcement officer in the line of duty possessing an unapproved firearm or other deadly weapon on Lodge property shall be expelled unless the Chief Compliance Officer has granted an exemption.
Questions concerning the Private Policy should be directed to the Chief Compliance Officer. Phone: (630) 966-2207, Fax: (630)-966-2208, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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