Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf, Inc.

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D.E.A.R. Standing Rules

Section 1 – Club opening and closing

A – D.E.A.R. shall open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
B – If bad weather, RRCD may be closed – check your local weather news on TV following “School Closing”

 

Section 2 – Admission

Member who attends the social events or meetings are to pay $2.00 each time from 9am til 2pm.
$1.00 goes to D.E.A.R. Fund
$1.00 goes to R.R.C.D. Rent
Non-Member = $5.00 (not a member of R.R.C.D.) every visit
($3.00 goes to D.E.A.R. and $2.00 goes to R.R.C.D.)
Visitor = 1st time visit at no charge.
After first visit, if he/she does not want to become a D.E.A.R. member, he/she pays $5.00 each time.
Member shall bring their own lunch, but are not allowed to bring drinks from outside.

 

Section 3 – Dessert

2 members may bring desserts. D.E.A.R. Vice-President shall assign 2 members to bring desserts according to D.E.A.R. schedule.
Birthday treat may be provided by D.E.A.R. as 4 seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

 

Section 3A – Coffee & Hot Water

Fee = $1.00 goes to D.E.A.R. Fund
D.E.A.R shall buy ground coffee, tea bags, milk, foam cups, etc
D.E.A.R has its own 3 coffee pots (regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot water)

 

Section 4 – Meals

– One (1) free meals a year (Winter Holiday in December)
– A member or non-member not show up at RRCD, but she/he shows up at the restaurant for holiday lunch or dinner. He/she must pay $2.00. Non-Member also pays $5.00.
– 25 times attendance from September 1st to August 31st = (free)
15 times thru 24 times attendance = half-price of the meal
14 times and under attendance = full-price of the meal

 

Section 5 – Deceased Member Donation

If a deceased member had attended at least 3 years and 25 times each year.
We shall donate $25.00 (Twenty-five dollars) to a D.E.A.R. deceased member’s family (spouse or son/daughter only).

 

Section 5A – Approval or Permission

Under $50.00 = shall not need to ask the members for permission or approval.
Over $50.00 = shall ask the members for permission or approval.

 

Section 6 – Admission/Coffee/Bar Person

The Admission Person shall:
a) Collect admission fees
b) Make coffee & hot water
c) Clean up the coffee pots, etc…
d) Serve as bartender and be responsible for inventory and selling.
e) Keep cleaning up at RRCD area before closing

 

Section 7 – Bonus for Officers

$50.00 per person as Christmas bonus every year for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Admission person shall receive $100.00

 

Section 8 – Warning Ruling

Any foul language or fighting/hot argument is not allowed and shall be given a warning after 3 times. He/she shall be suspended for 3 months. If it happens again, he/she will be suspended including all events and meals for a year. Any compliant or grievance, the person must write a letter and/or talk in person to the president and vice-president or talk in person.

 

Section 9 – Resignation

If a member of Board of Directors of D.E.A.R. resigns, he/she is requested to write a letter of resignation and hand it to the D.E.A.R. President.

 

Section 10 – Robert’s Rules of Order

Vice-President may borrow Robert’s Rules of Order book from RRCD

 

Section 11 – Nursing Home / Assisted Living Nursing

a) Waive the membership fee
b) Still pay $3.00 for the admission fee
c) An aide who with person shall not pay the admission fee

 

OUR MOTTO: “LET’S ALL GATHER FOR FUN AND FELLOWSHIP”

 

Revised:
October 14, 2009
June 1, 2010
January 29, 2011
January 29, 2012
January 29, 2013
September 25, 2013
February 10, 2016
April 5, 2017
September 27, 2017
March 4, 2018
October 19, 2018
November 5, 2019

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