Proposed Standing Rules

From HacDC Wiki

As of December 2012, the only Standing Rules that have been approved designate the second Tuesday of each month for regular meetings and describe requirements for membership. Many parts of the Bylaws reference Standing Rules that do not yet exist.

Virtual Meeting Attendance

Membership Dues

the amount, payment period, due date and acceptable methods for collection of dues

Restoring Suspended Members

Anti-harrassment Policy

HacDC is dedicated to being a harassment-free hackerspace for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of members or visitors in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Members and visitors asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a member or visitor engages in harassing behavior, the board of directors or event organizer may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the space or event with no refund. Members violating these rules may be subject to termination of their HacDC membership. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the board of directors or the event organizer immediately.

Members of the board of directors and event organizers will be happy to help members and visitors contact building security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the. We value your attendance. [Phone number for St. Stephens guard] DC emergency services: 911 National sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE DC Rape Crisis Center: 202-333-RAPE DC Yellow Cab: 202-TAXICAB Howard University Hospital: (202)865-6100 / 2041 Georgia Avenue NW GWU Hospital: (202) 715-4000 / 900 23rd Street NW

We expect members and visitors to follow these rules at all HacDC-organized events as well as in the space itself.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

Diversity Statement

We welcome you.

We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

As a U.S.- and District of Columbia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we're obliged to follow applicable laws, but we're serious about knowing and protecting your rights when it comes to free expression and privacy.

We support maximum freedom of creative expression, and only restrict that when we must for the safety and sanity of other folks. We think creativity is one of the greatest accomplishments of the human mind, and we want to enable that creativity in everyone from pro to amateur. We think neurodiversity is a feature, not a bug. We believe in being inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of anyone who comes to us with good faith and the desire to build a community.

(CC BY-SA 3.0) inspired by

Rules of Order

Meeting Minutes

This paragraph in the Bylaws suggests that the Standing Rules should have something to say about meeting minutes.