About Blazing Swan

Blazing Swan Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a volunteer committee of burners that have been to Burning Man, America, several times and have also been closely involved in setting up and organising regional burns in South Africa (AfrikaBurn) and the east coast of Australia (Burning Seed). The committee is supported in its work by a large number of volunteers.

Code of conduct for Blazing Swan

 

Introduction

Blazing Swan, Incorporated (“BSI”) is committed to acting and doing business underpinned by the following five core values; fairness, honesty, respect, care and integrity in the pursuance of our ‘Objects of Association’ to:

(a) organise, develop and promote:

(i) an annual arts, music, and cultural festival which is inclusive, accepting, and safe;

(ii) other related events promoting self-expression, identity and understanding;

(b) foster and create new art projects in Western Australia;

(c) develop and support workshops and training activities;

(d) support and develop community based fundraising events to further the Association’s objects;

(d) train volunteers to facilitate the Association’s objects; and

(e) conduct the Association’s activities in an environmentally sustainable manner.

 

Aim

This Code provides guidance on the conduct and expectations for ethical behaviour by any member of the Blazing Swan community. It is about establishing common values underpinned by the 11 Principles of the Blazing Swan community and setting guidelines for acceptable behaviour.

 

Our Five Core Values

Fairness

We seek to promote fairness, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity. We will challenge discrimination, disadvantage and harassment to make the Blazing Swan community a fairer and more equitable place for all.

Honesty

We seek to be straightforward with each other and ourselves at all times in our conduct, communication and intent. We value the cohesiveness this builds in our community.

Respect

Anyone may be part of Blazing Swan. We welcome and respect all members of our community and understand that we are responsible for our own behaviour at all times.

Care

We treat all individuals with care. Our relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility. We recognise the value of working in partnership with each other and the wider community in the pursuance of our goals.

Integrity

We achieve integrity through the consistency of our actions, values, and behaviour. Signs of integrity include; apologising when wrong, giving the benefit of the doubt when circumstances are unclear and volunteering.

 

 

Applicability of the Code

The requirements of the Code apply to; Committee members, general members, volunteers, work placement participants, contractors or individuals choosing to utilise our resources at The Nest.

 

Guidelines for Acceptable Behaviour

You are expected to:

  • Maintain a harmonious workplace and to contribute to the resolution of workplace issues and disagreements in a prompt, fair and impartial manner.
  • Ensure workplace and site safety at all times. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the tools being used and job being undertaken. Operating vehicles, using powered hand-tools or machinery while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is considered a serious breach of the Code of Conduct.
  • Not partake in any non-consensual behaviour of a sexual, aggressive, violent or threatening nature. If you observe any such behaviour, speak-up.
  • Clean-up after yourself and endeavour, wherever possible, to leave such places in a state better than you find them.
  • Protect BSI property and the belongings of others from theft, misappropriation and misuse.
  • Avoid any activities that could involve or potentially involve any unethical behaviour, unlawful practices or harm to our reputation.
  • Safeguard confidential information of BSI and respect the confidential information of other parties.
  • Avoid situations where a third party may think that you are speaking on behalf of BSI when not expressly instructed to do so.
  • Report any dealings of worth to the committee as soon as possible.

 

 

Breaching this Code

Breaches of this Code may lead to disciplinary action. If you require clarification of any of the requirements of this Code, contact the Chairman.

 

Important Note

The Code of Conduct is intended to help resolve community issues. It is not intended to, nor can it, apply to issues between individuals within our community where they have been taken to outside agencies such as the Police.

Memberships to Blazing Swan Inc.

As Blazing Swan is a community driven not for profit incorporated association, it is operated and managed by its members.

To be involved in the community and to have a say in how Blazing Swan is run, then fill out the below form and get it signed by two Blazing Swan members and submit to info@blazingswan.com.au (if you need help with members to sign your form please contact us via email)

Membership Form Constitution

Blazing Swan Committee 2018

Daniel Taylor AKA Yeti

Chair / Founder / Selleys No More Gaps Lead

Brooke Andrews AKA Precious

Committee / Founder / Admin

Stephen Soames AKA Pommie

Vice Chair / Ranger Lead

Karen Becker AKA Scarpie

Committee/Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Vida Barrett AKA Veedz

Committee

Laurie Caddy AKA Loz

Committee

Nimmi Carlose AKA Red Dog

Committee/Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Anton Lord AKA Factotum

Committee / Communications / Ranger 2IC

Ryan Linkowski AKA RyeGuy

(Retired)

Matthew Robinson AKA Grimtooth

(Retired) Treasurer / Founder / Gate Lead

Cat Conner AKA Teacup

(Retired) Secretary / Founder / Signage / MOOP

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Honour Roll – Previous Committee Members

Blazing Swan Committee 2017

Dan Taylor

Chair

Stephen Soames

Vice Chair

Matthew Robinson

Treasurer

Cat Conner

Secretary

Kate Derry

Kate Derry

Committee

Peter Eastwood

Peter Eastwood

Committee

Ryan Linkowski

Committee

Frank Mitchell

Committee

Richard Morup

Richard Morup

Committee

Damon Pages-Oliver

Committee

 

Blazing Swan Committee 2016

Lewis Viljoen

Lewis Viljoen

Chair

Ryan Linkowski

Committee

Matthew Robinson

Treasurer

Cat Conner

Secretary

Kate Derry

Kate Derry

Committee

Frank Mitchell

Committee

Damon Pages-Oliver

Committee

Angus Priest - Blazing Swan

Angus Priest

Committee

Blazing Swan Committee 2015

Damon Pages-Oliver

Chair

Lewis Viljoen

Lewis Viljoen

Vice Chair

Daniel Taylor

Treasurer

Helah Milroy

Helah Milroy

Secretary

Cat Conner

Committee

Paul Jorgenson - Blazing Swan

Paul Jorgensen

Committee

Ryan Linkowski

Committee

Frank Mitchell

Committee

Cat Slack - Blazing Swan

Cat Slack

Committee

 

Blazing Swan Committee 2014

Daniel Taylor

Chair

Lewis Viljoen

Lewis Viljoen

Vice Chair

Frank Mitchell

Treasurer

Wesley Lamont

Secretary

Cat Conner

Committee

Paul Jorgenson - Blazing Swan

Paul Jorgensen

Committee

Ryan Linkowski

Committee

Matthew Marwick

Matthew Marwick

Committee

Damon Pages-Oliver

Committee

Blazing Swan Committee 2013

Paul Jorgenson - Blazing Swan

Paul Jorgensen

Chair

Hana Priest

Hana Priest

Vice Chair

Daniel Taylor

Treasurer

Wesley Lamont

Secretary

Cat Conner

Committee

Matthew Marwick

Matthew Marwick

Committee

Frank Mitchell

Committee

Damon Pages-Oliver

Committee

Lewis Viljoen

Lewis Viljoen

Committee

The Blazing Swan Committee would like to thank the Lucchesi Family for the use of the Bush Races site on their farm - for just being so very helpful for everything!

Blazing Swan thanks the Lucchesi Family

Without the cooperation of the Kulin Shire Blazing Swan would not be possible!

Blazing Swan thanks the Kulin Shire

Kulin Bush Races committee - thank you for all your support in setting up the event and the infrastructure!

Blazing Swan thanks the Kulin Bush Races committee

Thanks to the entire team at Kulin's St John's Ambulance. Thanks for your help and support!

Blazing Swan thanks Kulin St John's Ambulance

Lets face it - without the volunteers we would be lost! Thank you all for your time and energy to make Blazing Swan the amazing event it is.

Blazing Swan thanks all our Volunteers