The following are a list of guiding principles to keep in mind when discussing the roles and responsibilities:
Do or Delegate
The person responsible for a given area of the club is not solely responsible for accomplishing everything to do with that area. Any role is encouraged to delegate as much or as little as they feel comfortable with to any and all willing volunteers. The reason for having a person responsible for a given role is to combat the old adage “everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility”. By putting someone in charge of ensuring that something gets done, regardless of who actually does the work, the task is more likely to be accomplished.
Fun and Flexible
The primary goal of the CZU is to bring people together and have fun. Anyone is allowed to resign from any role at any time for any reason; nobody wishes for someone to be stuck with a job they’re not enjoying. Similarly, all roles are staffed entirely by volunteers: nobody wants to be forced into a role they’re not comfortable with. If need be, one person can have multiple roles, though we prefer that roles be spread out among various union members. However, only one person may hold each role at a time, to avoid slipping back into the “everybody’s responsibility” trap.
The Union does not discriminate based on age, gender, sexuality, income, location, body type, skin color, height, physical ability, or any other criteria. The only requirement to become a member is to wish to become a member; the only requirement to volunteer for a role is to want the role.