NARM Standards & Ethics

NARM Industry Standards

  • Members will make best effort to contact the graduating class officers for the purpose of obtaining a reunion contract if the class has not had a previous reunion. The previous reunion planning committee must be contacted when a previous reunion has been planned. Other class members may be considered only after these people have been contacted and/or consulted. If no classmate is willing to serve as the reunion committee, a member may proceed to plan the reunion without a reunion contract. The member who planned the most recent reunion has the first right of refusal in planning a reunion without a contract. If no previous reunion was held, the member whose business address is closest to the high school has the first right of refusal.
  • Members will use a written contract clearly stating the per person ticket price, services, products, and other essential information. The contract must be signed by a representative of the Committee. If a reunion committee cannot be identified, a contract is not required.
  • Members will not interfere with the performance of another reunion manager’s current written and signed contractual arrangement with a reunion committee.
  • Members will advertise and/or announce reunions only after a current written and signed agreement is established with the Committee for a specific event. If a reunion committee cannot be identified, a contract is not required.
  • Members will communicate their involvement with the reunions to the individual high schools.
  • Members, in conjunction with the committee, will attempt to locate all the alumni.
  • Members will have written policies regarding cancellations and refunds for events and individual alumni. These policies must be communicated to all clients.

NARM Code Of Ethics

  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of reunion management.
  • Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct and promote and encourage the highest level of professionalism within the reunion management industry.
  • Use only legal and ethical means in all reunion management activities.
  • Practice fair, professional, and accepted methods in competition.
  • Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with other reunion managers and work with them in the advancement of the reunion management industry.
  • Ensure rights to privacy and protect confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Conform to all existing laws, regulations, and codes governing business practices and procedures, and to report any violations of the law to proper state, local or federal authorities.
  • Abstain from any form of false, misleading, deceptive or fraudulent advertising or promotional activities.
  • Refuse to initiate or participate in any discussion or activity which might result in an unjust injury to another reunion manager’s reputation or business relationships.

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