A conflict of interest occurs when a Nosecreek Softball Association Member has the potential to financially gain/loss through a decision of the Board or where there is a conflicting obligation to another organization and Nosecreek Softball; where a member, therefore, has a personal or private interest, sufficient to influence or even appear to influence. Board members are required to notify the Board of situations where a conflict of interest might exist in the execution of duties related to the Nosecreek Softball Association. This includes, but is not limited to, potential financial gain or personal involvement to an extent that judgment could be influenced. Personal involvement includes, but is not limited to, a team that his or her child plays on, a team or division on which a family member is part of the coaching staff or any situation with which they or members of their immediate families are involved.
All members will, by all honourable means, advance the interest of Nosecreek Softball and will not express options contrary to the decisions or initiatives of the Board.
The Board shall decide whether or not the member should be excluded from the discussion and/or voting. In cases in which conflict of interest arises, the member in conflict will remove themselves from the Board of Directors or Committee meeting until the issue has been resolved. Every Director and Officer of the Association must respect the confidentiality of matters brought before the Board for consideration.
Failure to disclose a conflict will result in removal from the organization.