APU “Membership Values and Vision” check
Category: General Updates
Re: Clause 21 and 32 of APU Constitution
The culture of our organisation is created partly by the Values and Integrity of the members and the APU board and committees. Each one of you has chosen APU as your choice of Organisation, which means a lot to us, and we also chose to work with you because you are extremely valuable to us.
We would like to inform you of the processes and the consideration we make when we take applications for memberships and membership renewals. These processes are called the “Membership Values and Vision” check. They are required for ALL memberships, including athletes, coaches and officials, and even the APU committees.
The entire board of the APU screen all applicants to ensure they hold the same values that we as an organisation strive for. This process plays an important role in protecting our organisation from such things as: sanctions against Sport Integrity Australia; losing ties with key Stakeholders such as IPF and SO; reputational damage against our organisation which would affect our opportunities for growth, and future sponsors; and we do this to prevent negatively impacting you as a member.
The Membership Values and Vision check process is in accordance with Clause 21 of the APU Company Constitution:
Under Clause 21.2, the APU’s board has a responsibility to make persons who would benefit the Company (APU) eligible for member.
Our Vision plays an important role for sharing what would benefit APU and how decisions on who may and may not benefit the APU by becoming a member.
Yours in Strength