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Notice of Special Meeting of the Members - March 18, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce is calling a Special Meeting of the Members on Tuesday March 18, 2014, at which time the following resolutions to amend the Constitution of the Chamber will be placed before the membership for consideration.
 

Be it resolved that: Paragraph 2.7 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce be amended to read:

 

No person shall be qualified for to stand for election as a director, nor continue to hold the office of a director, if:
he or she is not a member of the Chamber; or
he or she is not a designated voting representative of a Chamber member which is a partnership or corporation; or
he or she is less than 18 years of age; or
he or she is of unsound mind and has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
he or she is not an individual; or
he or she has the status of a bankrupt, or
he or she is holding the office of Past President on the Board of Directors in the current fiscal year, or
he or she owns a business that is in direct competition of the goals and purposes of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, as determined by the Nominating Committee.

 

Be it resolved that: Paragraph 2.9 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce be amended to read:

 

The Board may, by a resolution passed by at least two thirds 2/3 of the votes cast at a special meeting of which notice, specifying the intention to pass such resolution, has been given, remove any Director before the expiration of his or her term of office.

 

Be it resolved that: Paragraph 6.1 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce be amended to read:

 

A Nominating Committee with the Immediate Past President as Chair, if possible, and at least three other Past Presidents with two current continuing Directors shall be formed at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting in each year. Such Committee shall cause a nomination form to be sent to all voting members of the Chamber 50 days prior to the annual meeting. Nominations will be closed 30 days prior to the annual meeting.

 

Be it resolved that: Paragraph 6.3 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce be amended to read:

 

Upon having served a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms as a Director, a Director shall not be eligible for re-election as a Director, until one year has elapsed. Neither the immediate Past President nor a Past President appointed to the Board in substitution to act as such, is eligible to stand for election as a Director until one year has elapsed from the end of their term on the Board as Past President.

 

The text of the existing provisions of the Constitution can be found at:
http://barriechamber.com/constitution


Details of the Special Meeting of the Members are as follows:
DATE: Tuesday March 18, 2014
TIME: 5:00pm
LOCATION: Edgehill Banquet Facility
ADDRESS: 295 Edgehill Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 9X5



There is no charge to attend this meeting, and pre-registration is not necessary, however, it would be appreciated, as it will assist us in setting up the facility.
Please click here to register online at www.barriechamber.com.
 

If you are not able to attend, but would like to assign a proxy to vote on your behalf, please click here to download the appropriate paperwork that you can complete and return to the Chamber office prior to the meeting. Please note that the proxy holder must be a voting representative of a member in good standing within the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce.
 



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