The Blue Chip Dealers Association is a non-profit association representing an exclusive group of independent used and new franchise vehicle dealers in South Africa, with the purpose of sharing potential customers, stock, skill and knowledge through the medium of a simple but highly effective system, thereby empowering the group and each member to become or remain a successful dealer.
The Blue Chip Dealers Association will endeavour to achieve its vision in practice by means of the effective use of comprehensive communication systems (Telephone, Email groups, SMS groups, Monthly meetings and the establishment and maintenance of its own website) on the following basis:
The committee members are elected from within the membership of the Blue Chip Dealers Association and are elected to stand for a period of two (2) years.
The committee shall be comprised of:
The committee may co-opt other members to assist them as required.
Nominations to stand on the committee must be proposed and seconded.
This document consists of two parts:
This document binds all members to the protection of each other’s rights as well as the widely accepted principle of respect towards each other, resulting in co-operation and trust between members.
All members agree to foster and enhance the public and trade image of the Blue Chip Dealers Association and will ensure that their behaviour will in no way bring the group’s name or image into disrepute, and that they will not in any manner breach the code of conduct as set out herein.
Any misuse of trust under any circumstances will be considered a serious transgression.
All business transactions should be based on legal and business principles. This code of conduct considers the receipt and granting of gifts as normal business practice in terms of relationship building, on the provision that it may not be interpreted as intending to influence decisions or can be construed as a bribe. All gifts must be made public knowledge to the group.
Should any member be found guilty of the above, any member may bring such complaint to the attention of the chairman. The chairman will then assemble a disciplinary committee, which shall be constituted as follows:
Chairman plus two additional members. This committee will then study the facts and merits of the complaint, before a formal charge is drawn up. All three members must reach the same conclusion in terms of action to be taken. The offending member shall be notified by email or in writing, 14 days in advance of the hearing of the charges made against him/her. Charges shall be detailed so the offending member may have the opportunity to prepare himself to defend the case. The offending member does have the option of not attending the hearing, in which case the chairman shall terminate his membership 7 days before his hearing, with immediate effect.
All members, without exception are required to comply with the laws of the land, as well as accepted business practices. Should a member be found guilty in a court of law pertaining to public or criminal charge, his membership will be summarily terminated.