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Constitutions and Bylaws


CURRENT BYLAWS OF THE

W.C.B. RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

NAME:

W.C.B. RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

OBJECTIVE:

To maintain the friendships created while employees of the W.C.B. now called WorkSafeBC


DIRECTORS:

  1. There shall be no fewer than three (3) Directors and no more than eleven (11) who shall hold office for one (1) year.
  2. Directors must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  3. Directors must expressly consent to act as a Director.
  4. The Directors shall decide who shall serve as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and members-at-large. The Vice President will assume the duties of the President in the President’s absence.
  5. The President shall appoint all committees deemed necessary.

MEMBERS:

  1. Active members shall be ex-employees of the W.C.B. who are in receipt of a pension from the W.C.B. Superannuation Fund and who are current with payment of annual dues.
  2. Other ex-employees may, on application, be accepted as Associate Members at the discretion of the Directors. Associate Members who have paid dues may hold office and have voting privileges.
  3. Spouses of deceased members may elect to continue as Associate Members upon application and payment of dues.
  4. Application for membership shall be submitted on the "Application for Membership" form and approved by the Directors.

DUES:

  1. The fiscal year shall be April 1 to March 31.
  2. Dues shall be set by the Directors and approved at each Annual General Meeting.
  3. Members in arrears are no longer active members and may be excluded from any activities or benefits of the Association at the discretion of the Directors.

QUORUM

    A quorum at a General Meeting is the greater of either ten percent (10%) of the Members in good standing on the date of the General Meeting or three (3) Members in good standing on the date of the General Meeting."

MEETINGS:

  1. The Annual General Meeting shall be held in April each year, with the members to be notified of the time and place.
  2. The Directors shall meet prior to the Annual General Meeting and at such other times as they deem necessary.
  3. Extraordinary meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, provided sufficient notice is given.
  4. Every issue for determination by a vote of the Members will be decided by an Ordinary Resolution passed by a simple majority of the votes cast in respect of the resolution by those Members entitled to vote and present at the meeting.
  5. Voting is by show of hands except as otherwise herein provided where the members by a majority vote require the vote to be by ballot.
  6. Voting by proxy is not permitted.

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS:

  1. The nomination and election of Directors shall take place at the Annual General Meeting.
  2. A nominating committee shall be appointed prior to the Annual General Meeting.
  3. The nominating committee shall provide a slate of candidates.
  4. Any member nominated must be present at the Annual General Meeting or have given his/her consent prior to the meeting.
  5. Nominations may be made from the floor.

AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS:

    All amendments shall be presented and approved by a majority vote of the members at the Annual General Meeting.

Current bylaws passed at the April 13, 2017 Annual General Meeting

WCB Retired Employees Association Constitution was filed with the Province of B.C. June 5, 2017

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