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CORPORATION RULES AND BY-LAWS

McINTYRE CURLING CLUB INC.


ARTICLE 1

SECTION 1- NAME AND TITLE -

The club shall be known by the name or title of the "McINTYRE CURLING CLUB" and shall be affiliated with the following parent Associations:

TEMISKAMING & NORTHERN ONTARIO CURLING ASSOCIATION (T.&.N.O.C.A.)
NORTHERN ONTARIO LADIES CURLING ASSOCIATION (N.O.L.C.A.)
CANADIAN CURLING ASSOCIATION (C.C.A.)

SECTION 2- HEAD OFFICE

The site of the head office shall be fixed in the City of Timmins, in the Township of Tisdale in the Province of Ontario.

SECTION 3- OBJECT -

The object shall be to promote the game of Curling in the area of Timmins in particular and in Canada in general : to foster friendly feelings among it's members; to secure honorable conduct in and during their curling ; to cultivate fraternal relations with Curling Clubs and Associations and to preserve the traditions and literature of the game.

SECTION 4- MEMBERSHIP - ELIGIBILITY -

The McINTYRE CURLING CLUB INC. shall consist of four distinct sections:

THE MEN'S SECTION
THE LADIES' SECTION
( NOT ACTIVE FOR THE 1998-1999 SEASON )
THE WOMEN'S SECTION
THE MIXED SECTION
( NOT ACTIVE FOR THE 1998-1999 SEASON )

Membership shall be open to all curlers and potential curlers upon receipt of dues. These dues will be assessed and collected annually. Appointed life members shall enjoy all privileges of a paid member. Each section shall have the right to elect it's own Committees and manage it's own affairs subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and in the event of a conflict or dispute, the decision of the Board of Directors shall be final. The Friday Night Mixed League is not considered a Section for the purpose of this Constitution, notwithstanding that an elected Board Member shall represent the affairs of this League on the Board of Directors.

SECTION 5- POLICY AND GUIDELINES -

The affairs and policies of the Club shall be managed throughout each fiscal year by a representative body composed of thirteen ( 13 ) members as follows :

The President
The First Vice President
The Second Vice President
The Immediate Past President
Five ( 5 ) Directors
Men's Section Representative
Ladies' Section Representative (Not active for the 1998-1999 season)
Women's Section Representative
Mixed Section Representative (Not active for the 1998-1999 season)

This body shall be known as the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The Representatives of the four Sections shall be elected from within the Section(s) by the individual Section(s) prior to the Annual meeting.

The Board of Directors at their inaugural meeting shall appoint the positions of the Board Members. The position of President, First Vice President and Second Vice President shall be appointed from the elected Directors.

For the purposes of the annual general meeting and special general meetings, each paid-up full member shall be empowered with one vote on decisions made for and by the Club. (This does not include curlers who are members of the Friday Night Mixed League only.)

SECTION 6- DAY-TO-DAY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT -

The ordinary administration of the Club shall be conducted by the Board of Directors through the Club Manager. This Board of Directors shall be vested with authority to conduct the ordinary and normal affairs of the Club which are necessary between the annual meetings of the Club. The Board of Directors shall be vested with authority to conduct policies of the Club and to make payments of any bills owed by the Club.

SECTION 7- VOTING AT THE MEETING -

Each paid-up full member is entitled to one vote on all motions brought before the meeting. The chairman of the meeting shall be entitled to a second or deciding vote should the original decision votes be equally split. All motions shall require a simple majority of votes to be considered a passed motion. This shall apply to Board of Directors' meeting and annual or special meetings.

ARTICLE 2

SECTION 1- AMENDMENTS -

Amendments to these Corporation Rules and By-Laws shall not be made except by the following procedure :
By giving written notice of proposed amendments to the Club Manager, who in turn will submit it to all members and Directors. This notice must be in the hands of the Club Manager sixty (60) days prior to the time it is to be put before any annual or general meeting and in the hands of the members of the Club at least fifteen (15) days prior to the time it is to be put before any annual or general meeting.

ARTICLE 3

SECTION 1- RULES OF ORDER -

In all cases where order of procedure or rules of order are not specifically provided for, the rules of the Canadian Corporations Act shall apply.

ARTICLE 4

SECTION 1- ANNUAL MEETING -

The annual general meeting of the McIntyre Curling Club Inc. shall be held in
April of each year.
The fall information meeting shall be held in October of each year.
The place of the meeting shall be the McIntyre Curling Club.


SECTION 2- SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING -

A special general meeting may be called by the Board of Directors whenever they deem it necessary and also, they shall, upon requisition made in writing by a majority of the members and within sixty (60) days of receipt of such requisition, convene a general meeting.

SECTION 3- LIFE MEMBERSHIP -

Life membership shall be recommended at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The parameters for recommendation of life membership to the McIntyre Curling Club is to be of a person who has contributed extra-ordinary service towards the benefit of the Club and its members.

SECTION 4- QUORUM -

The quorum of any annual or special meeting shall be not less than twenty (20) paid-up members.


BY-LAWS

1.- Membership to the McIntyre Curling club may be acquired by making application to the Club Manager.

2.- The annual dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors and shall be presented to the membership at the general meeting.

3.- The annual dues shall be paid to the Club Manager prior to the commencement of the current curling season.

4.- The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and at the general meeting in the spring and at the fall information meeting. He shall be ex-officio a member of all committees and shall represent the Club in any official capacity and shall have such powers of supervision and management as may pertain to the office of President, or as shall be assigned to him by the annual meeting.

5.- In the event of absence, disability or death of the President, the First Vice President shall exercise the powers and perform all the duties of that office.

6.The Board of Directors shall appoint from within its ranks a person to be an ex-officio member of all committees of the various sections. This person shall be responsible to the Board of Directors with reference to all financial dealings of the sections.

7.- It shall be the duties of the Club Manager to keep a complete record of the proceedings of the Club. To keep or cause to be kept full and complete minutes of all meetings of the Club. To collect all monies, fees or assessments due the Club ; keep a correct account thereof and shall deposit same in the account of the Club in such chartered bank as authorized by the Club. To prepare and present to the annual meeting a detailed financial report along with an auditor's report. To make such payments as become necessary in conducting the ordinary business of the Club. All payments are to be made by cheque signed by any two (2) of the Club Manager, President or the First Vice President. To notify all committees of appointments and generally discharge the duties pertaining to the office.

8.- The fiscal year of the Club shall be from May 31 st. to May 30 th. of the following year.

9.- A review of the financial status must be done by a firm of chartered accountants or by a registered public accountant and a financial statement be available to any member's perusal not later than September 1st. of each year.

10.- A copy of the minutes and proceedings of the spring annual meeting and fall information meeting is to be available to all Club members.

11.- At the annual meeting in April, four (4) officers for the ensuing two years shall be elected. The mode of electing shall be by written secret ballot, should the office be contested by more than four persons. Nominations from the floor are to be accepted for each office.

12.The term of office will be for a period of two years. Should one or more of the elected Directors resign his / her position prior to the term of office being completed, another Director shall be appointed by President of the Board of Directors for a term not to exceed the original term of office of the Director being replaced.

13.Prior to the annual meeting, one representative from each section shall be appointed by the Section. This appointment shall be brought to the annual meeting.


EXECUTIVE BODY
(1999-2000)

The Executive Body of the McINTYRE CURLING CLUB shall consist of the following :

President

Ken Rafuse

First Vice President

David MacInnes

Second Vice President

Jerry Hannah

Past President

Tim Fenerty

Bar

David MacInnes

Little Rock Curling

Joe Gubbels

Bonspiel & Prizes

Shane Skinner

Bonspiel & Prizes

Val MacInnes

Bonspiel & Prizes

Lola Pelletier

Friday Night League Rep.

Rod Skinner

House & Ice

Jerry Hannah

Publicity, Membership & Sponsors

Ken Rafuse

Monday & Thursday Draw

David MacInnes

Women's Rep.

Lola Pelletier

Finances

Rick Stwart

Special Events

Archie Berube

Manager

Violet Bradbury

CLUB MEMBERS REPRESENTING AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS

T.&.N.O.C.A. Secretary

Joe Gubbels

T.&.N.O.C.A. Zone 3 Chairman

Kent MacInnes

T.&.N.O.C.A. Club Director

Jerry Hannah

T.&.N.O.C.A. Tankard Chairman

David MacInnes

T.&.N.O.C.A. Comp. Curlers' Rep.

David MacInnes

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

Kent MacInnes

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

John Cain

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

Archie Berube

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

Pat Dwyer

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

Jack Helpert

T.&.N.O.C.A. Past President

Bill Sweet


PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A Committee is in place consisting of five (5) Past Presidents of the McIntyre Curling Club. This Committee will study and make recommendations to the President and to the current Executive on issues requested by the President or the Executive.
This Committee consists of :

Linda Larrett
Merv Cauthers
Joe Gubbels
Tim Fenerty
Joe Marsh

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