RCSC Board Policy Resolution No. 10

Code of Conduct & RCSC Rules and Regulations 

WHEREAS Article IV, Section 7 of the Corporate Bylaws empowers the Board of Directors (“Board” or “Directors”) of the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (“RCSC” or “Corporation”) to adopt Policies (“BP” or “Policies”) not in conflict with the Restated Articles of Incorporation (“Articles”) or the Corporate Bylaws (“Bylaws”).

WHEREAS to minimize inconsistencies, misunderstandings and misinterpretations inherent in verbal instructions, rules and regulations, the Board of Directors has established Board Policies in written form. Such Policies shall be titled, numbered and indexed for easy reference and use.

WHEREAS the Restated Articles of Incorporation and the Corporate Bylaws shall take precedence over Board Policies and that the following Board Policy on Code of Conduct and RCSC Rules and Regulations shall provide instruction, direction and guidelines regarding such and shall remain in effect until such time it is amended or removed by the Board.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Corporation shall adhere to the following Code of Conduct and RCSC Rules and Regulations policy:

The following constitutes the Cardholders and Guests Code of Conduct and RCSC Rules & Regulations for use of RCSC facilities by Cardholders and their guests. Cardholders who fail to comply may temporarily or permanently have their RCSC Cardholder privileges suspended and be denied use of all RCSC facilities, as determined by the Board of Directors. Anyone may report failure to comply by completing an Incident Report, which may be obtained at any facility that is monitored by RCSC personnel.

Cardholders and Guests Code of Conduct

1. Cardholders and guests must not jeopardize or interfere with the rights and privileges of others. Any Cardholder whose conduct is unbecoming or who breaks any RCSC rule or regulation is subject to disciplinary action. Cardholders are responsible for the conduct of their guests.

2. Cardholders and guests will refrain from loud, profane, indecent or abusive language.

3. Cardholders and guests will not harass or abuse, verbally or physically, any other person.

4. Cardholders and guests will not compromise the safety of others. Cardholders and guests will obey all safety rules and will refrain from any and all unsafe activities.

5. Cardholders will not reprimand or discipline any RCSC employee or interfere in the management of RCSC. Comments and complaints must be submitted in writing and dropped into comment card boxes located throughout RCSC facilities or reported on incident report forms which will be directed to respective RCSC management or the corporate office.

General Rules & Regulations

All RCSC Cardholders, in good standing, and their invited guests must present an RCSC Card and/or Guest Pass/Host Punch Card and sign in for all planned activities to gain access to RCSC facilities for themselves and their guests, except for golf and bowling where a Guest Pass or Host Punch Card is not required. Guests accessing RCSC facilities with a Guest Pass/Host Punch Card may be required to show a valid drivers license to verify identity and residence. All RCSC Cardholders, in good standing, and their invited guests may use RCSC golf and bowling facilities by presenting an RCSC Member or Privilege card. Non-ticketed, free RCSC events and entertainment may require RCSC Cardholders to show their Member or Privilege card with photo (key fob cards not accepted) to gain entry for themselves and their escorted guests. Cardholders will be held responsible for any damage to RCSC property caused by the Cardholder or their guests. Cardholders are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Cardholders are prohibited from profiting financially by charging guests for the use of RCSC facilities. An RCSC Cardholder or their guest who fail to sign in prior to use of RCSC’s facilities may be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of all Cardholder privileges, including denial of use of any or all RCSC facilities, as determined by the Board of Directors.

1. Pets are not allowed on RCSC property.

2. Groups of ten (10) or more who desire to use RCSC recreation facilities monitored by RCSC, must obtain prior written approval from the Corporate Office.

3. RCSC facilities are unsupervised and Cardholder and guest use is at their own risk. It is advised that users consult a physician before starting any activity.

4. Except where specifically stated otherwise, anyone using RCSC facilities with open sores, wounds, skin irritations, or any other such abnormal condition must have them completely enclosed in bandages.

5. All users must wear appropriate, modest attire suitable to the activity in which they are participating. Clothing with offensive language or design is not permitted. Swim attire is only permitted in aquatic facilities.

6. For safety reasons, glass containers are not allowed in the sports areas or aquatic facilities.

7. Smoking or any tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, are only permitted in designated areas.

8. Personal trainers or instructors, other than those contracted for or provided by RCSC or Chartered Clubs, are not allowed in RCSC facilities.

9. Petitions and solicitations are not allowed on RCSC property, except those for RCSC Board candidates.

10. The discretion of what is deemed appropriate shall be left to the judgment of RCSC personnel regarding safety, sanitation, clothing, footwear and interpretation of any and all rules and regulations.

Minimum Age Requirements for Guests

All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older) at all times while on RCSC property.

Children ages 4 to 15 may use swimming pools during designated children’s hours only and must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older). Children ages 4 through 7 must have a supervising adult in the water with them at all times. Infants or children under the age of 4 years are not allowed inside any fenced and/or walled pool or spa area at any time. Guests 16 years of age or older may use pools (except Bell & Sundial) during regular hours but must be accompanied by an adult. No one under 18 years of age is permitted in Bell or Sundial pools.

Basketball 8 years old
Billiards/Snooker 14 years old
Boating 6 years old
Bocce 8 years old
Bowling 4 years old
Darts 8 years old
Fitness Centers (minimum age for Bell & Sundial fitness is 18 years old) 14 years old
Golf- practice facilities, driving range 8 years old
Golf – Regulation Courses 12 years old
Golf – Executive Courses after 1pm 8 years old
Horseshoes 12 years old
Lawn Bowling 16 years old
Miniature Golf 6 years old
Pickleball 8 years old
Racquetball/Handball 8 years old
Shuffleboard 8 years old
Spas (minimum age for Bell & Sundial is 18 years old) 16 years old
Swimming Pools (minimum age for Bell & Sundial is 18 years old) 4 years old
Table Tennis 8 years old
Tennis 8 years old
Track – Indoors 14 years old
Track – Outdoors 8 years old

 

RCSC Cardholders who misrepresent their guest’s age or provide their RCSC card for others to use shall be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of all Cardholder privileges, including denial of use of any or all RCSC facilities, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Aquatic Facilities (Pools and Spas)

Pool heaters are set to maintain water temperature at 84 to 85 degrees in non-summer months. The Sundial therapy pool heaters are set to maintain water temperature at 92 degrees. Spa heaters are set to maintain water temperatures of 102 to 104 degrees. Fairway, Oakmont, Marinette and Sundial pools have special accommodations for handicapped persons.

1. No lifeguard on duty, users shall do so at their own risk.

2. Children ages 4 to 15 may use pools during designated children’s hours only and must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older). Children ages 4 through 7 must have a  supervising adult in the water with them at all times. Infants or children under the age of 4 years are not allowed inside any fenced and/or walled pool areas at any time.

3. Guests 16 years of age or older may use pools (except Bell & Sundial) during regular hours but must be accompanied by an adult. No one under 18 years of age is permitted in Bell or Sundial pools.

4. Cardholders and their guests must observe posted Maricopa Health Department Rules and Regulations.

5. Showers are required directly before entering all aquatic facilities. Showering after using aquatic facilities is highly recommended to remove any residual chemicals and minerals.

6. Persons with bandages, open sores, infections or a communicable disease are prohibited from
using aquatic facilities. No personal grooming is allowed in pools, spas or surrounding areas.

7. During rain, thunder and lightning storms or other inclement conditions, RCSC personnel may  clear and close outdoor pools until such conditions pass. RCSC is not responsible for monitoring weather conditions. Each person should immediately exit the aquatic facilities if lightning is  observed or thunder is heard.

8. Eating or drinking is not permitted in or within 4 feet of a pool or spa excluding clear water in manufacturer’s original plastic container with cap. Glass containers, chewing gum and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

9. All motorized wheelchairs and scooters are to remain at least 5 feet from the swimming pool or spa edge at all times.

10. Sitting or lounging on spa or pool steps is not permitted. Lane ropes, ramps, and stair rails are to be used to assist and guide pool users only. Lane ropes are not designed to support a person’s body weight. Respect lap swimmers by not sitting, standing or walking in the lanes designated for lap swimming. Diving is not allowed in posted “no diving” areas or spas. Running and horseplay is not permitted.

11. Appropriate, modest swim attire must be worn. Cut-offs are not permitted. Aqua shoes, or shoes compatible with walking in water, are the only footwear approved for use in RCSC aquatic facilities. Such shoes are to be worn only in the pool and spa areas and shall not be worn as street shoes or outside the area.

12. Only the following swimming pool gear is permitted in RCSC pools: arm floats, aqua belts, USCG approved life vests, swim goggles, masks and snorkels, foam dumb bells not longer than 2 feet in length, swim fins, and dive sticks, rings and other non-metallic items.

 

Billiards/Snooker

No food or drink of any kind is permitted within the billiards/pool/snooker area.

 

Boating

Arizona boating laws and regulations apply for Viewpoint Lake. Each occupant is to have a USCG life preserver on board and any occupant under the age of 13 must wear a properly secured life preserver at all times. Boats shall not exceed 16 feet in length with a maximum of a 10 horse power motor. Paddle and row boats are available to RCSC Cardholders and their invited guests through the Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant at no charge. Users must comply with specific rules posted at Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant Station for use of RCSC boats. Use of RCSC boats are at the user’s own risk.

In an effort to prevent Golden Algae and Quagga Mussels, incoming watercraft, motors, trailers, fishing equipment and oars are to be clean and disinfected with a solution of one part bleach to ten parts water prior to being placed in Viewpoint Lake. Boats and trailers being transferred from other lakes should be disinfected and allowed to dry a minimum of 72 hours before being placed in Viewpoint Lake. Launch ramp gate shall be locked at all times. See Lakeview Mini Golf Facility Attendant Station or call 623-561-4676 for access.

  1. No wakes allowed.
  2. No jet skis, towables, fishing float tubes or waders, or any other floatation device unless USCG approved and labeled.
  3. Mushroom or ball anchors only.
  4. No docking against the lake’s edge.
  5. Model boat use (electric or wind-powered) allowed by RCSC Cardholders who assume responsibility for keeping model boats clear of watercraft and those fishing.

 

Bocce

Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

 

Bowling

Children under 4 years of age are not allowed to bowl, nor are they allowed within the bowling game areas. Regardless of age, children must be able to safely handle a bowling ball, as determined by RCSC personnel, to be allowed to bowl. All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older).

  1. Food and beverages are not permitted in the bowling area. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into or out of the RCSC bowling centers.
  2. Bowling shoes must be worn at all times while in the approach area. Socks are required for renting RCSC bowling shoes. Men must wear shirts with sleeves, women cannot wear halter or tube tops and bare feet are not allowed.
  3. Powders are not allowed in the bowling area or approaches.
  4. Excessive bowling ball lofting, as determined by RCSC personnel, is not permitted.
  5. RCSC is not responsible for damage to bowling balls. No one, excluding RCSC personnel, is allowed past the foul line.

 

Dog Park(s)

Dog park(s) owned and operated by RCSC (“Park”) are unmonitored facilities and users do so at their own risk. In order to keep the Park clean and enjoyable for all who use them and the neighboring properties, the following rules must be followed:

  1. Dogs must be vaccinated and licensed with Maricopa County license tag attached to a collar or harness which shall be worn at all times. No more than 3 dogs are allowed per owner/handler at any one time. Puppies under 4 months of age are prohibited. Female dogs in heat are strictly prohibited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older). Small children and infants must be kept under strict supervision and not allowed to run in the area or chase after dogs.
  2. As per Maricopa County Ordinance No. 13, all dogs must be restrained by leash, chain, rope, or cord of not more than 6 feet and of sufficient strength to control action of said dog during entrance and exit of the Park and in the surrounding areas outside of the Park. Dogs may run off leash while inside the Park.
  3. Owners/handlers must be present in the Park at all times that their dogs are in the Park. Owners/handlers shall closely supervise and control their dogs. Dogs must be under voice control of their owners/handlers at all times. Owners/handlers must immediately clean up after their dogs and properly dispose of waste. Owners/handlers must stop their dogs from digging and immediately fill any holes dug.
  4. Owners/handlers shall be responsible for all actions and activities of their dogs. Aggressive dog behavior is not permitted. At the first sign of aggression, dog will be leashed immediately and removed if behavior is not corrected. RCSC is not responsible for injuries to dogs, their owners/handlers, or others at the Park. As per Maricopa County Ordinance No. 13, whenever a dog bites any person, the incident shall be reported to the county enforcement agent (602-506-7387) immediately by any person having direct knowledge.
  5. Dogs may not be fed, given treats, or given anything to chew while in the Park, during entrance or exit, or in the area surrounding the Park.
  6. As per Maricopa County Ordinance No. 6, it is unlawful for any person having custody or control of a dog in Maricopa County to permit that dog to bark excessively. Owners/handlers must quiet dogs barking excessively or leave the Park.

 

Events & Entertainment

Non-ticketed, free RCSC events and entertainment may require RCSC Cardholders to show their Member or Privilege card with photo (key fob cards not accepted) to gain entry for themselves and their escorted guests. All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older) and all children under the age of 12 must be under adult supervision at all times. Cardholders are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Running, yelling, jumping or disrupting others or the performance is unacceptable and those in violation may be asked to leave the event. If the show/performance is a ticketed event, everyone, including children, must have a ticket.

  1. It is recommended that attendees bring their own lawn chair or blanket to the Sun Bowl, RCSC’s outdoor, open-air amphitheater. All seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Early reservation of vacated seating space is not allowed. To ensure safety sitting on the walls or congregating at the stairwells is strictly prohibited. Chairs on the Sun Bowl’s concrete dance floor area are reserved for the physically challenged and attendees escorted to the event on community buses.
  2. All attendees are asked to refrain from talking during the performance. Use of cell phones is prohibited during performances, except for picture taking or as lights, and must be in a silence mode.
  3. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes is prohibited in the Sun Bowl open-air amphitheater and the breezeway of the Sundial center. Smoking or any tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, are only permitted in designated areas.

 

Fishing

Viewpoint Lake is private water; no state fishing license is required. Fishing may occur from dawn to dusk with one pole per person and two hooks maximum. No unattended fishing poles or lines are allowed. Fishing from shore is allowed from all common areas, except the RCSC boat dock area and if designated otherwise by “No Fishing” signs. Fishing from a boat should not occur closer than 25 feet from the shoreline or any dock, the screen outlet near Cameo Bridge or any other boat. Hooks caught on boats, property or other objects shall not be jerked or pulled; cut the line and tie to the object hooked and inform owner if property damage is involved.

Daily Fish Limit Allowed:

Largemouth Bass ………………..…….. 1 bass, 13 inch minimum length

Catfish / Trout …………………..……… 3 fish (any combination)

Bluegill / Sunfish / Common Carp ..…… 5 fish (any combination)

White Amur (grass carp)…………….…. Catch & Release Only

 

Fitness Centers

  1. Refer to equipment placards or ask RCSC personnel for equipment operating instructions.
  2. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted.
  3. Persons using fitness equipment that is provided with an automatic safety shutoff device must properly use the device; i.e. safety shut off line on treadmill must be attached to user.
  4. Users must sign in as required for fitness equipment with potential limited (30 minutes) use.
  5. Muscle shirts, half shirts, uncovered sports bras and swim suits are not permitted. Rubber soled athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

 

Golf

All guests 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (19 years of age or older). Children under 8 years of age are not permitted to play the courses or use the practice facilities. Children 8 years of age and older are permitted on all driving ranges and practice facilities, and may play the Executive Courses after 1:00pm seven days a week. Children 12 years of age and older are permitted to use all courses and practice facilities. During the period of June 1st through September 30th, organized junior golf events may be booked for participants ages five and older. Such events must be organized by a recognized local, state or national organization, be highly supervised and follow established guidelines for booking events. An RCSC Cardholder is not required to play with an adult (19 years of age or older) guest, but the Cardholder must be in good standing and send his/her valid and current RCSC card with the guest to sign in for play.

  1. All RCSC Cardholders, in good standing, and their invited guests may use RCSC golf and bowling facilities for a reduced rate by presenting an RCSC Member or Privilege card. All players and their guests must check in with RCSC personnel at the Pro Shop prior to entering the course and at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time. After 5 pm when the pro shops are closed, All Course No Fee Golf Permits and After 5 Golf Cards are allowed to play without checking in with RCSC personnel.
  2. Men must wear shirts with sleeves; women cannot wear halters or bra-type tops. Bare feet are not allowed and metal spikes and turf-type athletic shoes are not permitted. Shorts must be hemmed; short-shorts, cut-off shorts and bathing or swimming attire is not permitted.
  3. RCSC Cardholders and their invited guests shall follow golf etiquette rules common to the game of golf. The Director of Golf, or his/her designee, shall have the authority to enact and enforce any administrative rule or policy which contributes to good golf etiquette; speeds up play; and/or protects the safety of the golfers or spectators. Such rules may be posted in the Pro Shops and/or on the golf course and/or on the scorecard.
  4. For safety reasons, no more than two people and two golf bags are permitted on the cart. The driver must have a valid driver’s license. There should be no more than three carts for any group and a maximum of five players on regulation courses and four players on executive courses. At the discretion of the Director of Golf, fivesomes may be allowed on executive courses during periods when other courses are closed. Motorized carts must be kept at least 30 feet from the greens and parked on the path while putting. It is permissible to park off the path around tee boxes for the purpose of seeking shade. Carts should stay on the paths or in the “rough” as much as possible. Special attention should be given to avoid leaving the path in areas where the grass is wet or worn. When it is necessary to leave the path, the 90-degree rule should be followed. This means staying on the path until opposite your ball, driving straight to it, and straight back after hitting. All pull carts must remain in the highest cut of grass around greens and tee boxes. Handicap golf permits are available at the Golf Administrative Office. Rules may differ for golfers who have a handicap golf permit. Handicap golf rules will be disbursed at the same time the permit is issued.
  5. Non-golfers are not allowed on the course, including cart paths, during golfing hours, excluding a rider who must remain in the golf cart at all times. Golfing hours are defined as beginning at the first tee time until sunset. Organized events may allow spectators at the discretion of the Director of Golf.
  6. Except for bicycles specifically manufactured for golf course use and approved by the Director of Golf, bicycles are not allowed on the golf course, including cart paths, during golfing hours, defined as beginning at the first tee time until sunset.
  7. Practicing is not allowed on the course at any time; use practice facilities for this purpose. Range baskets are not permitted outside of practice facilities.
  8. Renewal of annual golf permits/passes can be done prior to the expiration date, however, if the card is due to expire after such time that there is an increase in the fee for an annual golf permit/pass, the renewal will be done at the new increased rate or at an earlier date. If annual property assessments are not current, annual golf permits/passes will not be honored.

 

Lawn Bowling

Inexperienced lawn bowlers are not allowed to play or practice without the assistance, participation and presence of an experienced lawn bowler.

 

Miniature Golf

Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

 

Pickleball

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

 

Pools see Aquatic Facilities

 

Racquetball/Handball

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

 

Shuffleboard

Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted around playing surfaces.

 

Swimming Pools & Spas see Aquatic Facilities

 

Tennis

  1. Food nor beverages of any kind are allowed within the court enclosures.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

 

Tracks – Indoors & Outdoors

  1. Only clear water in unbreakable plastic or metal beverage containers with cap are permitted.
  2. Athletic or tennis type shoes with closed heels and toes are required.

 

Viewpoint Lake

Usage of Viewpoint Lake is available to RCSC Cardholders and their invited guests, ages 6 years and older. All guests under 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (19 years or older). Use of Viewpoint Lake and RCSC paddle and row boats are at the user’s own risk; no lifeguard is on duty.

  1. No swimming, wading, snorkeling, or scuba diving.
  2. No depositing trash in or around the lake. Violators will be charged for cleanup services.
  3. No feeding waterfowl or fish.
  4. No disturbing or harassing waterfowl.
  5. Refer to Boating section & Fishing section for applicable rules and regulations regarding such.

 

Incident Report Procedures

Anyone can report a person or persons failing to comply with the aforementioned Code of Conduct and RCSC Rules & Regulations by completing an Incident Report, which can be obtained at any facility that is monitored by RCSC personnel.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be posted on the RCSC website for members and shall be made available to members upon request at no cost.

Adopted and signed this 27th day of October, 2016 at a duly called Board meeting by a majority (5) of the Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. Board of Directors.