Being a three-piece VMC will attract attention. It is everyone’s duty to guard the safety and privacy of our members.

  1. Members and prospects shall not discuss or disclose information about the club or its activities to any person or entity unless such information is already a matter of public knowledge, such person or entity has a need to know, or the disclosure of such information is in furtherance of the club’s purposes, or can reasonably be expected to benefit the club.
  2. Members and prospects shall use discretion and good business judgment in discussing the affairs of the Club with third parties (“outsiders”). Without limiting the foregoing, members and prospects may discuss upcoming fundraisers and the purposes and functions of the club, excluding accounts on deposit in financial institutions.
  3. Anything said between Countrymen stays between the Countrymen.
  4. With other clubs or strangers, do not share highly detailed information about when and where we meet, how many people we move with, when we’re leaving a place, or other information that could be used by law enforcement or another club to establish patterns of behavior to plan an encounter. An appropriate response is, “Our members’ private details and our day-to-day operations are club business.”
  5. Another member’s contact information should only be shared by that member, unless told directly it was okay to share it with someone else.
  6. Do not offer private telephone numbers, email addresses or home addresses of other members to any other person unless they give explicit permission to do so. If someone is asking for a point of contact for the Club, refer them to the nearest officer and/or provide the club’s contact information:
    1. 469-777-6227
  7. If it’s club business or you’re not sure but seems like club business, the proper answer is, “That’s club business.” -or- “That seems like it may be club business. I can refer you to one of our officers if you’d like…?”