Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling
December 9, 2014
Conference Room, Piccadilly Mall, Salmon Arm
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Presentation of Special Resolutions
Special Resolution 14-01
That the following change be made to Bylaw 26 (1): The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall retire from office at each annual general meeting following election of the new Board.
Current Bylaw 26 (1) At the election held at the 2012 annual meeting and subsequent elections, the term of office will be two years and will terminate at the year end annual general meeting when the scheduled two year term has been completed.
Rationale: Resolution 10-01 passed to ensure that Board members were elected for a two year term. This was confirmed at the recent November 2014 Board meeting. The purpose of this change was to ensure that half of the Board members would have their terms ending in one year and the other half of the Board members would have their term end the following year. That way there would always be a need to fill up to 6 Board member spots each year. An adjustment to Board member terms was made in 2012 to allow for the process to be set up for this to function successfully. The positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer were not intended to be subject to this change and the people in these positions would continue to serve as Board members although they could be considered for the aforementioned positions on an annual basis. These positions would be filled by election or declared elected by acclamation.
Special Resolution 14-02
That the following change be made to Bylaw 26 (2): The positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by the newly elected Board members at the first meeting of the society following the annual general meeting or as required should a vacancy occur.
Current Bylaw 26 (2) Separate elections must be held for each office to be filled.
Rationale: For the 2015 AGM, members will be recruited from the society to serve first as Board members. The Nominating Committee is responsible for considering the qualities needed for an effective Board and will seek suitable members who are willing to stand for election to the Board. Once the required number of Board members are elected or declared elected by acclamation (up to 12), then the newly elected Board members from among their number, shall elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
2015 REGISTRATION NEWS
Registration forms are being developed for 2015 Membership and the Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe races to be held June 20 and 21 at Marine Park in Salmon Arm, BC. These forms are expected to be available on the web site over the next several weeks.
SARP’s Annual General Meeting will be held Friday January 30, 2015 at SASCU Recreation Centre in Room #1. Meeting starts at 7 pm and the pot luck starts at 5:30 pm. More details will be available on this site in the coming weeks.
While visiting our site you can watch some of the great excitement and fun from the 2014 Shuswap Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe races held June 21-22 at Marine Park in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The film was directed by local videographer Fred Bird and can be opened by following this link. Enjoy!!
The only Paddling and Rowing club in the Shuswap offering: Dragon Boating, Outrigger Canoeing, Kayaking, & Rowing. We are a registered non profit society.
MISSION STATEMENT: To promote a healthy, happy lifestyle and to build a stronger community through promoting and developing paddling and rowing activities.