This Bereavement Policy applies to the processes that the Southport Golf Club will follow upon advice of the public notification of the passing of a current or previous member of Southport Golf Club.
The Board will ensure that the following procedures are followed.
1. For a current member, defined as a member who is financial, a Vale will be posted on the Club website as well as at the base of the flagpole at the first tee of the Club. All three flags currently flying at the Club will be all lowered to half-mast until such time as a funeral or commemorative service is held.
2. For an immediate past member who had not renewed membership because of health reasons, the lowering of the flags to half-mast will be subject to the discussion of the General Manager or the Board.
• The General Manager is responsible for the action of the vale notification and funeral notification on the website.
• Golf shop staff are responsible for the lowering of the flag/s to half-mast.
4. Should the family of a current or former member who has passed away wish to install a memorial plaque on the Memorial Garden, application must be made in writing to the Board for approval. The Board’s decision will be based on the Criteria for Recognition Policy.
5. Should a current member wish to install a memorial plaque on the Memorial Garden with respect to another member or former member who has passed away, application must be made in writing to the Board for approval. The Board’s decision will be based on the Criteria for Recognition Policy.Southport Golf Club Management understand that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), a contractor is a worker and as such is owed duties of care when operating in our workplace. Where Southport Golf Club has engaged contractors to perform work, effective contractor procurement and management will occur to ensure a safe workplace for the contractors, other workers, members and visitors.