Observing a code of ethics in no way eliminates competition, rather it fosters good healthy competition and professionalism in all areas. Shame on you for forcing a small, not-for-profit organization to bend to these dictates. It is yet one more example of the erosion of our crumbling society. I refuse to in any way to solicit or encourage students of fellow teachers to join my studio. I still believe it is the RIGHT thing to do.