- The name of the society is the BRITISH COLUMBIA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME.
- The purposes of the society are
a) To honor and recognize excellence and achievement within the sport of ice hockey within British Columbia;
b) To record the history of ice hockey within British Columbia and elsewhere;
c) To gather and display memorabilia of ice hockey within British Columbia and elsewhere for the carrying out the purposes of the society.
Bylaws of the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame (the “Society”)
Part 1 – Definitions and Interpretation
In these bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “directors” means the directors of the society for the time being;
(2) “Act” means the Societies Act of British Columbia as amended from time to time in force and all amendments to it;
(3) “registered address” of a member means the member’s address as recorded in the register of members;
(4) “Board” means the directors of the Society;
(5) “Bylaws” means these Bylaws as altered from time to time;
(6) “Extraordinary general meeting” means every general meeting, other than an annual general meeting;
(7) “Special Resolution” means a resolution requiring a majority of not less than 75% of the votes cast in order to be passed.
(8) “Board Chair” means the individual annually determined by the directors as Chair of the Board.
(9) “Board Liaison” means an individual designated as the official communication link to and from the Board to a Committee or Work Group.
(10) “Board Nominating Committee Chair” means the individual appointed as Chair of the Board Nominating Committee as outlined in the Committee Terms of Reference.
1.1 The definitions in the Societies Act on the date these bylaws become effective apply to these bylaws.
1.2 If there is conflict between these bylaws and the Act or the regulations under the Act, the Act or the regulations, as the case may be, prevail.
1.3 Words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa, and words importing a male person include a female person and a corporation.
Official Rules of Order
1.4 The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order is the official rules of order covering all meetings of the Society.
Inspection of Records
1.5 Upon (7) days of written notice to the Executive Director of the Society, the records of the Society shall be made available for inspection to the extent and manner prescribed in the Act, at the office of the Societies’ Executive Director during normal office hours.
If a member requests a copy of a record it shall be provided at a fee established by the Board, in accordance with the Act.
Not for Profit
1.6 The purpose of this Society shall be not for profit.
Part 2 – Members
Application for membership
2.1 The members of the society are the applicants for incorporation of the Society, and those persons who subsequently become members, in accordance with these bylaws and, in either case, have not ceased to be members.
2.2 A person may apply to the Board for membership in the Society and the person becomes a member on the Board’s acceptance of the application.
Duties of Members
2.3 Every member must uphold the constitution and comply with these bylaws.
Amount of Membership dues
2.4 The amount of the annual membership dues, if any, are determined by the Board.
Member not in good standing
2.5 A voting member who is not in good standing
(a) may not vote at a general meeting, and
(b) is deemed not to be a voting member for the purpose of consenting to a resolution of the voting members
Termination of membership
2.6 A person ceases to be a member of the society;
(a) by delivering his or her resignation in writing to the secretary of the society or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the society.
(b) on his or her death or, in the case of a corporation, on dissolution,
(c) on being expelled, or
(d) on having been a member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months.
2.7 A member may be expelled by a special resolution of the Board
(a) The notice of special resolution for expulsion must be accompanied by a brief statement of the reason for the proposed expulsion.
(b) The person who is the subject of the proposed resolution for expulsion must be given an opportunity to be heard By the Board before the special resolution is put to a vote.
2.8 All members are in good standing except a member who has failed to pay his or her current annual membership fee, or any other subscription or debt due and owing by the member to the Society, and the member is not in good standing so long as the debt remains unpaid.
Constitution and bylaws of the society to members
2.9 On being admitted to membership, each member is entitled to, and the society must give the member without charge, a copy of the constitution and bylaws of the Society.
Part 3 – General Meetings of Members
3.1 General meetings of the Society must be held at the time and place, in accordance with the Act, that the board decides.
3.2 Every general meeting, other than an annual general meeting, is an extraordinary general meeting.
3.3 The board may, when it thinks fit, convene an extraordinary general meeting.
3.4 Notice of a general meeting must specify the place, day and hour of