A Letter from the NYC Board of Directors Regarding Our Code of Conduct
Dear Member

Recently it has been brought to the Board’s attention, several reports of misconduct, harassment and mean-spirited behavior by members of the Chapter towards other members. 

The Board would like to remind all members that this type of behavior is unacceptable and is not in accordance with our Association’s Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policies.

The Board also reminds all members that when becoming members, we all agreed to abide by the policies of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association and that as an active member, you must maintain adherence to these policies. 

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association maintains and enforces a policy that prohibits discrimination against any member because of gender, race, age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Further, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association expects all members to conduct themselves in accordance with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Diversity St atement and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Core Values.

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Diversity Statement:

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association strives for an inclusive membership with full participation, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, career choice or golf ability. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association believes that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women and that it is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Core Values:

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association operates with a set of Core Values that define the expected conduct of everyone associated with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. They set a code of conduct for all Association and Chapter operations. 

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association believes in and conducts itself according to the values embodied by the game of golf:
  • Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Sportsmanship, Fun and Friendship

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is dedicated to:
  • Inclusivity and diversity; golf is for all
  • Golf as an important asset for women in business
  • Volunteer service
  • Mentoring and support for new golfers
  • Advancement of skills for all golfers
  • Making a difference in women’s golf
  • Professionalism in our operations and relationships

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of its members. To do so violates the law and also the LPGA Amateur Golf Association policy.

Our Code of Conduct policy is posted on our website. To review the policy, please click here.

Reporting a Complaint :  
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association’s Conduct Resolution Policy recommends that members promptly report discrimination and harassment to the LPGA Amateur Golf Association local Chapter Board or the LPGA Amateur Golf Association National Headquarters. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association local Chapter Board or National Headquarters, where applicable, will conduct a prompt and appropriate investigation of each discrimination or harassment complaint in a manner that is as impartial and confidential as possible.

If discrimination or harassment is found to have occurred, the Chapter Board will take the appropriate steps to stop the discrimination or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against the person responsible, which may include suspension or termination of membership.

The Board would like all members to feel safe and supported as part of the chapter. If any member experiences behavior from another member that is not in accordance with our policies above, please report it to the Board according using the Chapter Conduct Complaint Form . For a copy of this procedure and forms, please click here .

The NYC Chapter Board appreciates your attention and adherence to these policies. 

Sincerely,

LPGA Amateur Golf Association – NYC Chapter Board of Directors

Shannon Britton, President
Yolanda Santiago-Hasbun, Marketing & Education Director
Kathy Lahey, Finance & Records Director
Diane Austin, Member Recruitment Director
Rori Gitlin, Member Services Director
LaToya Finney, Social Events Director
Janine Slattery, Golf Events Director
Rebecca Havekost, Communications Director

LPGA Amateur Golf Association NYC Chapter