Constitution and Bylaws Changes

Many members may not be aware that British Columbia has a new Societies Act. With the new Act, there comes some obligatory changes. Our Constitution as originally written includes the purposes of the Society and goes on to describe the means for achieving those purposes. Under the new Act, the Constitution must include only the purposes of the Society. The other text must be moved to the end of the Society’s Bylaws. This change is obligatory and does not require a vote by the membership.

One of the original purposes of the Society is:

The Centre will accommodate a resource library in support of its educational and cultural goals.

It is the collective opinion of the Heron Rocks Board that the few books and documents in our library are not current and that, in the age of the internet and search engines, a collection of books quickly becomes dated and redundant.

Therefore, this is formal notice that,at the Annual General Meeting on June 11th, 2017, membership in attendance will be asked to vote on the following motion:

MOTION: That the Constitution of the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society be amended to delete Sub-section (b) of Clause 2 which states that “The Centre will accommodate a resource library in support of its educational and cultural goals” and that the first line of Clause 2 be modified to reflect the deletion of Sub-section (b).

To pass, this motion requires a two-thirds majority of members present.


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