The length of membership is limited to four full membership years.
Membership will conclude on August 31st following the fourth anniversary of joining. These members will then be considered our graduates.
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The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is considered extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, provincial and local governments, including the BC provincial health agencies, recommend social distancing and masking as well as, at times, have prohibited the congregation of large groups of people.
Newcomers' Club of Greater Victoria (NCGV) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the activities, meetings and programs being offered, however, NCGV cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending any of the activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this waiver, you understand that this Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability agreement is in addition to, and is not a substitute for, the NCGV terms and conditions of membership, or any other documentation or registration information that is required to be executed in order to participate in the NCGV activities, meetings or programs.
By agreeing to this, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in any of the activities, meetings or programs offered by NCGV and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at any of the activities, meetings or programs may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, NCGV, NCGV volunteers, and activity, meeting and program participants.
I VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO ASSUME ALL OF THE FOREGOING RISKS AND ACCEPT SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY TO MYSELF (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, DISABILITY AND DEATH), ILLNESS, DAMAGE, LOSS, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE, OF ANY KIND, THAT I MAY EXPERIENCE OR INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH MY ATTENDANCE OR PARTICIPATION IN NCGV ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS OR PROGRAMS (“CLAIMS”). ON MY BEHALF, I HEREBY RELEASE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE NEWCOMERS' CLUB OF GREATER VICTORIA AND ITS VOLUNTEERS, OF AND FROM THE CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING THERETO. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions or negligence of NCGV volunteers, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after participation in any NCGV activity or participation in any NCGV activity, meeting or program.
All activities of the NCGV are arranged and carried out by its members, without remuneration, solely for the benefit of the NCGV members. It is a condition of membership that members accept that neither the NCGV nor any member shall be liable to any other member or non-member or pet for damages or injury, however caused, suffered as a result of a person’s participation in any activity or function arranged or conducted by the NCGV. By submitting payment for membership and this registration form, I hereby waive the NCGV from any liability of injury or loss, or damage to personal property associated with activities or events in which I, or any of my family members or friends participate. I agree not to bring a claim against the organization, or organizers of any events, or against officers involved in the events. I understand that all activities participated in during events are done at my own risk and I accept full and all responsibility.
The NCGV’s insurance coverage does not provide alcohol-related liability coverage for social situations in members’ homes where members are serving alcohol. When alcohol is served at a private residence as part of an NCGV event, the host is expected to responsibly oversee the serving of alcohol, just as she would when entertaining personal friends or family members. Members hosting events in their homes should ensure they have appropriate liability coverage through their homeowner's or renter's insurance. The Insurance Bureau of Canada site provides useful information.
The Newcomers’ Club of Greater Victoria (NCGV) collects and will use and disclose your personal information only to process your application for membership in NCGV and for the following related purposes: to register you for monthly luncheons and participation in Club activities; to create a membership roster for use by Club members in accordance with the Bylaws; to provide you with membership information, included newsletters and notices; and to meet regulatory requirements under the Societies Act of B.C. We will send newsletters and provide the members’ roster only to paid members of our club.
As per Bylaw 60 and in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act of British Columbia, “The list of members is available for the private use and benefit of members only and is not to be used by the society or by any member for the purposes of sales or soliciting.” Those wishing to share information about goods or services available from themselves or others may do so by submitting information for publication in the monthly newsletter.
Any member can exclude some information from the NCGV roster by listing the request under the Privacy Considerations section on the registration form.
I agree to the above use of my personal information, and also agree to keep the NCGV roster confidential, NOT using it for purposes outside NCGV business, including use for commercial gain, any form of advertising or marketing, or distribution to third parties. It is the duty of all members to report such irregularities to the Executive immediately, and any misuse of NCGV or members’ information may lead to expulsion.
With today’s technology, it is almost certain that photos will be taken at NCGV events. You agree that the onus is on you to remove yourself from a potential or actual photo shoot if you do not want your photo taken or published in the NCGV’s newsletters, on the NCGV’s website, NCGV’s social network or any means used by the NCGV to promote the NCGV and its activities.
I understand that social media has become pervasive. I agree that when I have taken photos at NCGV events for my personal use and/or personal social network, that I will honour a member’s request to remove her photos from my social network and/or the public view. I will treat members with respect, just as I expect to be treated with respect. I agree that nobody needs to be portrayed in an unflattering or disrespectful manner.
New members: once you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions, please go to your profile (click on your name, top right) and check off your consent. Thank you!