DFW SUN CLUB’S CODE OF CONDUCT

 

V-03/2012

DFW Sun Club has been founded to allow like-minded couples to be invited into the private homes of our gracious hosts to enjoy great friendships, nudism, and sunshine, as well as pool-side and pot luck events. 

Our club’s “Code of Conduct” details what is expected from every member and guest-member to ensure the DFW Sun Club continues to be fun, safe, and a courteous club.

All prospective club members are required to sign and return the Code of Conduct before being admitted into our club.

Singles will be allowed and will be considered as privileged guest-members “by invitation only” from respected club members. 

PRIVACY

DFW Sun Club is a couples-oriented, private-homes club, based on trust, and information about our events and membership must remain within the club. 

All members are responsible for respecting the privacy of other members, as there are some whose professional and private lives could be damaged or destroyed by the disclosure of their participation in social nudism.  (Although we are proud of our club and of social nudism, we understand that non-nudists often have negative perceptions of this simple enjoyment.)

Do not give out the name, address or other personal information of a fellow club member without their prior and specific permission. To do so is an invasion of their privacy, and a betrayal of their trust.

Do not distribute or disclose, by any means, any club information such as event details, members’ names, or the like to non-members.

Do not forward, re-post or otherwise distribute club information outside of the club. If your guests need information about an event in order to attend as your guest, send them just the relevant information and do not forward or copy additional details from club e-mails.

Although hosts may attempt to put private things away prior to an event, there may be items they overlooked.  

Do not go through hosts' or other guests’ belongings. Do not snoop through drawers, open closets, etc. Do not linger in rooms alone reading left out mail, labels on meds, etc. 

Do not take what is not yours.

DUES 

Joining and renewed members will be required to contribute membership dues.  Dues will be used for club expenses such as but not limited to the heating of pools, renting heaters in the winter (if hosts choose to do so)—or for reasonable damages incurred during a party such as but not limited to carpet cleaning, etc. 

Note: On occasion, there may be exceptions where funds can be used as paying for holiday event halls—or for such as reserved play-courts for planned events outside of homes events. 

Members will be responsible for their own special events door cover, unless otherwise specified.

POLITE BEHAVIOR

Polite behavior is the norm for the DFW Sun Club and all nudists generally. Our club has a fine class of membership, and there is rarely ever a problem.  However, the simple reminders within the DFW Sun Club Code of Conduct should help each one of us to keep it that way.

EVENT CONTRIBUTIONS … “A MUST!” FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS

All event attendees, including guests, are expected to contribute at each event a $5/couple-$3/single donation to the hosts’ kitty to help the hosts defray party costs, along with a dish contribution to the potluck meal.

Even if you arrive late--or leave early, you are expected to contribute the $5/couple-$3/single donation, since the hosts incur costs such as paper products, flat ware, etc. for your attendance.

Members may contribute for their guests.

GUESTS

Couple guests are preferred, and should be kept to a minimum of 1-2 couples per party.   

Single guests who are willing to abide by our club’s Code of Conduct, and who will respect our members and hosts--are welcome. 

It is your responsibility to provide clear expectations to your guests ahead of time, so they are aware of what is, or what is not acceptable. 

You must notify the hosts in advance if you have invited guests to a function.  

It is preferred you arrive with your guests if possible--or be there early to welcome them when they arrive.  

Make sure you introduce your guests to the hosts upon arrival, as it is not fair to the hosts when unknown persons show up at the door, or if they don't know who is attending their party. 

You are responsible to address any issues immediately with your guests in the event an issue arises—or if their conduct is in question.

GUEST MEMBERSHIP CONSIDERATION

Guests will be required to attend at least three parties before membership consideration. 

After guests have attended three DFW Sun Club functions, and provided they agree to abide by our Code of Conduct, we may—or may not invite them to become members.  Membership will be considered on interaction and social skills, members’ reactions to the guests, and the number 1 question—do they fit in? 

Guests who repeatedly attend parties without joining the club are unfairly enjoying the benefits of the club without making a dues contribution to club expenses and without formally agreeing to this Code of Conduct.

PHOTOS

Ask hosts first—then individuals, as:

Our hosts quite reasonably may not want any photos made of their home or grounds even if you have the permission of the people in the pictures, so ask the hosts for permission to use your camera device prior to taking any photos.  

And even if you are the host, please don't take photographs without the prior permission of everyone in the frame.

It is never polite to take someone's photo without their permission, clothed or unclothed. Always ask for permission before taking any photographs of anyone, and abide by the wishes of the hosts no matter what.

The era of digital cameras and the Internet has made this issue particularly sensitive, so be sure you get permission in advance from the hosts and the subjects of your photos before taking pictures.

SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS NOT WELCOME

Sexual activity is not welcome at any DFW Sun Club event, and is not what our club is about. "If it's not yours, don't touch it!"

None of us object to occasional friendly pecks, hugs, and other signs of friendship, but sexual behavior is not condoned at DFW Sun Club gatherings.

We are not concerned with what you do in your non-DFW Sun Club life, but our club is not a swingers club or a sex club, and we do not want it to gain a reputation as such.

Every DFW Sun Club member, and every guest, is expected to behave in accordance with this Code of Conduct at all DFW Sun Club events.

No one wants to be the "etiquette police." However, if you observe fellow members or guests conducting themselves inappropriately, or if you are offended by their behavior, we ask you to:

a) Immediately, and discreetly, call the infraction to their attention or try to resolve the problem yourself.
b)  If you cannot or are uncomfortable doing so, inform the host/hostess so they can correct the situation.
c)  If the host/hostess is unavailable or unapproachable, please inform one of the “senior” members present so appropriate action can be taken.

In any case, please make sure the behavior is addressed as soon as possible. It's impossible to correct inappropriate behavior two or more months after the fact, especially if it's only a rumor that "we heard that so-and-so did this..."

GENERAL

Bring to each event your own seating to ensure you have a place to sit, as well as towels to dry off with… and an ice chest with ice and your choice of beverages.

Enjoy adult beverages responsibly. Intoxication is not fun, funny or welcome at any Club event. If you plan to drink even a little bit too much, do us a favor and stay home.

Respect our hosts.  Without them, we would not have a club.

DFW Sun Club hosts welcome you into their home as their guests, and they expect their home and property to be treated with care. Do not sit where you're not supposed to, do not litter their yard, home, or pool with your cigarette butts, cups or cans, and do not enter rooms with closed doors. If you smoke, honor your host's wishes regarding where you may and may not, and bring your own ashtray. Help keep things neat during your stay by putting your trash in allocated cans and bins provided. Offer your help if you see you can help. If you have a question, ask. If you're not sure, don't do it!

Be sociable! DFW Sun Club is foremost a social organization, and the best way to make new friends is to join in the conversations and introduce yourself to people you don't know. Likewise, if you're a club old-timer, make it a point to visit with the folks who are visiting for the first time or are new to the club.

Pets are not invited to--or welcome at club functions. The only animals at events should be the hosts’. Please do not put our hosts on the spot by asking them if you can bring Spot to the party.


 

POOLSIDE MANNERS

Nudists know that they always put a towel between themselves and anything they sit or lay on, and they always carry a towel with them for this purpose, even if it is to use their own chair or lounger.

Wet towels on indoor furniture don't mix, so bring an extra towel to dry off with if you plan to sit on indoor furniture after a splash in the pool or a soak in the hot tub. Use your dry towel to sit on when you go indoors.

You should shower, hose, or towel off your sunscreen or tanning lotion before entering the pool or hot tub. Nobody likes an oily ring around the pool or tub!

Cans and plastic bottles are the safest containers for your drinks around the pool or anywhere there are barefooted members (which is everywhere!). If your favorite refreshment is only available in glass bottles, please transfer it to a plastic cup or use a Neoprene "bottle condom" cover. No glass in or around the pool, please! Anything made of glass in or near the pool or deck is always a safety risk, and one broken bottle in a pool or hot tub can end a day's enjoyment for everyone in an instant.

Make sure your cooler is easy to differentiate from those of your fellow club members. It helps avoid mix-ups over grabbing stuff from the wrong cooler or taking the wrong cooler home when the party's over!

DFW SUN CLUB GROUP EMAIL

 

Emails to the group should be used for business purposes only - no jokes, no bitching, no drama, etc.

 

COMPLAINTS

In an effort to keep the club morale up, and to avoid subjecting club members to any drama, complaints should be sent directly to the club operations team for addressing/handling—not via an email to the mass group. 

UNDUE STRESS AND/OR DRAMA

 

Our club’s objective is to enjoy getting together with great, like-minded and mature-nudists friends--with no drama.  Undue stress and/or drama to the club are unacceptable, especially if intentions/actions are not for the best interest of the club.  Such misconduct actions will be subject to the revoking of your membership.


WARNINGS OF MISCONDUCT

 

No one enjoys the role of handling misconduct; therefore, members should abide by and respect the Code of Conduct.  

 

True Repeat Offenders will be warned by bringing the offense to their attention.  Once "you've been warned", if there is a 2nd misconduct—it will be considered as “you're breaking the rules on purpose”... therefore your actions will be subject to the revoking of your membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to carefully read and note the expectations.  

 

 

 

INITIAL 03/2012

DFW SUN CLUB’S CODE OF CONDUCT RECAP & AGREEMENT PAGE

 

INITIAL 03/2012

RECAP

DFW Sun Club has been founded to allow like-minded couples to be invited into the private homes of our gracious hosts to enjoy great friendships, nudism, and sunshine, as well as pool-side and pot luck events. 

Our club “Code of Conduct” details what is expected from every member and guest-member to ensure the club continues to be fun, safe, and a courteous club.

All prospective club members are required to sign and return the Code of Conduct before being admitted into our club.

Singles will be allowed and will be considered as privileged guest-members “by invitation only” from respected club members. 

Sexual activity is not welcome at any DFW Sun Club event, and is not what our club is about. "If it's not yours, don't touch it!"

Every DFW Sun Club member, and every guest, is expected to behave in accordance with this Code of Conduct at all DFW Sun Club events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY THE CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT:

 

By signing in the space(s) provided below, I/we have read and hereby agree with and agree to abide by the DFW Sun Club’s Code of Conduct.   Please consider me/us for membership:

 

 

 

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