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Update from the Special Meeting of the Members

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 
Your Board of Directors would like to thank all who participated in the Special Meeting of the Members last night, both in attendance and by proxy. We greatly appreciate your support of moving the Barrie Chamber forward, and the passion that you have shown for strengthening our business community.

All proposed resolutions were passed by majority vote. The approved amendments are below for your reference.

Sincerely,

Debbie DeCaire, President
Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce


APPROVED AMENDMENTS

Paragraph 2.7 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce shall now 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.

 

Paragraph 2.9 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce shall now 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, provided such removal is approved by the majority of the votes cast at a Special Meeting of the Members.

 

Paragraph 6.1 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce shall now 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.

 

Paragraph 6.3 of the Constitution of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce shall now 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.

 



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