“As representatives and custodians of the micro-mobility community, we stand at the crossroads as guides shepherding society toward the future.” ~ Lutalo Madzimoyo, Washington DC
Glydiators’ Ethics Code
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The Glydiator Ethics Code will contain the rules, regulations, and policies of our group and will apply to all members regardless of position with the organization at any public or private micro-mobility event where any Glydiator is in attendance. The Glydiator Code of Ethics also applies in any realm outside the micro-mobility that involves misdemeanor or felony crimes.
All members shall:
- Display conduct that maintains the integrity, dignity, and principles of the club.
- Respect the dignity and rights of all persons; member, or non-member.
- Work to imbibe the highest desirable ideals and character in other members by being an example of those ideals and character traits.
- Discuss differences of opinion with respect and discretion. Differences of opinion should always be discussed with privacy unless the participants request otherwise, or are using a public forum or medium to share opinions.
- Never say anything in a public setting derogatory about any person or club
- Make promises to prospective members that you do not have the authority or ability to fulfill.
- All members shall be provided a copy of the Glydiator Ethics Code. Each member is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations contained in the Ethics Code, and it will be assumed that all members do. Ignorance will not be an acceptable defense in matters of code violations.
- All members have a moral duty to bring forward all conduct that violates the Glydiators’ Ethics Code.
- Abusive treatment of, or language toward any member of the community at large or Glydiator member, physical assault, sexual assault or misconduct, or illicit drug use are immediately terminable offenses.
Alcohol and Drugs
- Any members consuming alcohol at any event will be expected to do so in moderation; otherwise, their actions constitute substance abuse. An intoxicated individual could be in danger of violating clause #10
- Marijuana consumption in moderation is permitted only if prescribed or legally attained in municipalities where marijuana consumption is legal.
- Irresponsible or criminal behavior resulting from alcohol intoxication or drug use, even if legally attained could result in barring from the group.
- Alcohol and Marijuana are the only recreational substances permitted for use in moderation.
- All illegal substances are prohibited; including marijuana in municipalities where recreational marijuana is still considered illegal.
- Use of any recreational drug substance besides marijuana; including chemically enhanced forms of marijuana is prohibited.
- Any person known to be addicted to an illegal substance can be barred from membership.
- Prescribed substances should only be taken in prescribed doses. If the prescribed medication impairs a person’s ability to operate a micro-mobility vehicle; that person must be barred from operating the vehicle.
- If any person who consumes prescribed medication outside the prescribed dosage at any MM event it will be treated as an intoxicated person: see clauses #8 and #10.
The Following members constitute directors of the Glydiators organization:
- Lutalo Madzimoyo – Founder/President
- Aian Neil Alilin – National Director/Washington DC
- Jeff Brown – Director of Baltimore Region
- John Simkiss – Director of Philadelphia Region
- Vanessa Moore – Secretary/Treasurer
The Glydiators director list is subject to and expected to change as the organization continues to expand.
Code of Conduct Enforcement
Glydiators Directors are embued with the authority to resolve offenses up to termination of members within their regions as long as due process has been fulfilled.
- When an offense has been committed. Those witnessing or identifying the offense should try to resolve the issue.
- If the issue cannot be resolved, then the identifiers should bring the incident to the attention of the regional director.
- If a crime has been committed, the identifiers should bring the incident to the attention of the regional director
- The regional director shall convene an ethics committee to investigate the merit of all alleged incidents, and to decide on the appropriate course of action.
- The Ethics Committee should be comprised of three individuals: The director and two additional members. The two committee members should be two individuals not associated with the alleged offense. The selection of the two committee members should be a rotating mandatory duty. No member shall have the duty more than once per year unless the chapter membership and/or volume of alleged offenses makes the annual schedule impractical. The director shall establish the appointment schedule.
- Should the selection schedule fall on a person that is involved with the incident the director can rearrange the schedule as necessary to maintain its integrity.
- Should an investigation show sufficient evidence of a violation, the offender shall be invited to appear before the committee
- The committee will have the power to reprimand, suspend, or terminate members who have violated the Glydiators’ Ethics Code.
- All violators will be informed of the Ethics Committee’s decision and the disciplinary action taken by the committee.
- All incidents under investigation must be brought to the attention of the national director.
- All incident dispositions must be reported to the national director
- Regional directors must maintain a regional incident record
- The national director must maintain a national incident record and a National Capitol Region record.
- The National Director must report all incident dispositions to the President.
- All members have a right to appeal any termination rendered by a regional director.
- The National Director shall have the right to grant or reject an appeal based on the evidence, and after a thorough review of the incident.
- If the National Director grants an appeal, then a tribunal will convene which will be presided by the Glydiators’ President. The tribunal will consist of the national director and all regional directors when possible, but at least three regional directors at all times. A tribunal cannot be conducted without at least Three regional directors unless less than three regional directors exist within the entire organization.
- An appeal tribunal can be conducted and concluded physically or electronically.
Reprimands and escalation of disposition
Educates members about the Glydiator Ethics Code, why their behavior constituted a violation and was inappropriate, and what steps they can take to avoid future violations.
First Level Notice
First formal written notice to a Glydiator that their behavior violates the ethics code. Notice is either an escalation from coaching, or issued initially for more serious offense than coaching resolve.
Second Level Notice
Second formal written notice to a Glydiator whose behavior constitutes a pattern of unacceptable behavior and code violations. The second level written notification is the final written warning before the suspension of the Glydiator.
The Ethics Committee can suspend individuals where written notice has proven ineffective
This occurs as the final step in the escalation of multiple events in the progressive disciplinary process.