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If you wish to check the Hot Weather Policy on a competition day, you can sms or phone:
John Hore
0417 858882
or George White
0419 348888

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ATHLETICS Inc

 

By-Laws and other General SAMA Information

 

SAMA BY-LAWS

SAMA has introduced a formal set of documents which outline both our overall policies and the way we run our Club. The major policies are those that have been in place for many years and are necessary for an organisation like ours (privacy, risk etc). Others are the general rules by which the Club operates and have not previously been laid out. In addition there are two guidelines covering the SAMA Awards and handicapping.

These documents support our Constitution and require members to comply with them. The By-Laws were approved at the Annual General Meeting on 22 June 2013. They were updated in 2014 to include a Member Protection Policy, a Code Of Conduct, a Child Safe Environment Policy, a Volunteer Policy, and a Work, Health and Safety Policy. These have been added as requirements for our continued use of Government facilities (SA Athletics Stadium) and eligibility for membership of the Star Club (to enable Government grant funding opportunities), but are useful documents to assist in the appropriate running of our Club. The By-Laws have been updated again in 2016 to include the new membership fee structure, as approved at the AGM.

The full SAMA By-Laws documents are available to download here as a single PDF or should any member require a copy they can be obtained from George White.

A copy of the SAMA Constitution can be downloaded as a PDF.

A summary of the Hot Weather Contingencies (extracted from the Extreme Weather section of the SAMA By-Laws) can also be downloaded.

AREAS COVERED by By-Laws

  • Membership fees
  • SAMA Championship competition
  • Competition cancellation
  • Advertising
  • Life membership
  • Bay Sheffield entries
  • Winter prizes
  • Records
  • Uniforms
  • Who can compete with SAMA
  • Disability
  • Member Protection Policy
  • Crisis management
  • Privacy
  • Anti-harassment and discrimination
  • Risk management
  • Hot weather
  • Sun smart
  • Smoke free
  • Club rules
  • SAMA Awards
  • Handicapping
  • Code Of Conduct
  • Child Safe Environment Policy
Related information (encompassed by the By-Laws)

SETTING RECORDS: REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

SAMA ATHLETIC AWARDS

CLUB UNIFORM

AN IMPORTANT WEAPON IN SAMA'S SAFETY ARMOURY

SAMA is the proud owner of a defibrillator as further insurance for our members. While we have had trained first aid officers for some time now our members have still been exposed to the possibility of sudden cardiac arrest without proper equipment to deal with it. Thanks to financial assistance from the City Bay Fun Run Trust and a special deal from the Red Cross we were able to purchase a defibrillator for the Club.

The defibrillator that SAMA has acquired is for use on victims of sudden cardiac arrest who are:

• Unconscious and unresponsive

• Not breathing

It is not for use if the patient shows any of the following signs:

• Conscious and/or responsive

• Breathing

• Has a detectable pulse

It is designed to be easy to use, portable, and battery powered. Voice prompts, text prompts, and a display screen with visual prompts provide a simple interface for the operator.