The Annual General Meeting of the Nanaimo and District Fish and Game Protective Association will be held on Sunday January 21, 2018 starting at 10:00am in the Clubhouse.
The Agenda will include the election of an executive board of directors for the new year, a financial report for the previous year, presentations of budgets for 2018, and all other business of the club. The guest speaker will be Vic Skaarup the BCWF Treasurer and the Chair of the BCWF Recreational Sports Shooting Committee.
Tickets for the Annual Banquet, which will be held on Saturday February 10, 2018, will be sold after the meeting.
There will be a special resolution presented as follows:
SPECIAL RESOLUTION OF MEMBERS
A Special Resolution of the Members of the Society with regards to transitioning the Society under the provisions of the Societies Act, filing a transition application, and amending the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
- The Society was incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia on March 9, 1954;
- It is considered to be in the best interests of the Society that it transitions to the Societies Act of British Columbia (the “New Act”) pursuant to section 240 of the New Act;
- It is considered to be in the best interests of the Society that it amend its Constitution and Bylaws to accord with the New Act;
BE IT RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION THAT:
- The directors of the Society are authorized and directed to file a transition application under section 240 of the New Act (the “Transition Application”);
- The existing Bylaws of the Society as filed with the Registrar of Companies be cancelled, and the form of Bylaws presented to the membership at the Annual General Meeting on January 21, 2018, be adopted as the Bylaws of the Society in substitution for and to the exclusion of the existing Bylaws of the Society, to be effective as of the date of filing the Transition Application with the Registrar of Companies;
- Any two of the officers and directors of the Society are authorized to take all such actions and execute and deliver all such documentation that is necessary or desirable for the implementation of this resolution.
When an organization chooses to become a Not for Profit Society in British Columbia they are governed by the Society Act then in force. In our case that was ‘SOCIETY ACT [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 433’.
The Society Act provides what they call a ‘MODEL BYLAW’ for the purpose of creating your club bylaws. It contains all the clauses that the act requires a society to have and allows you to strengthen your bylaws by adding those clauses that are specific to your organization. In our case this was done in December of 2000 in order to replace our current bylaws that had been written in 1954 and no longer complied with the Society Act.
A new Societies Act (SOCIETIES ACT [SBC 2015] CHAPTER 18) came into force on November 28, 2016 that required each society to transition by November 28, 2018 to ensure they comply with the Act. Included in this new act was a new ‘MODEL BYLAW’ and it contained all the clauses that were required by this new act.
In order to comply with the legal requirement to transition to the new ‘SOCIETIES ACT’ we used the new model bylaw and added all the things from our old bylaws that were specific to our organization.
For the full text of the proposed new Constitution and Bylaws CLICK HERE
The current Constitution-and-Bylaws are available here.