Meetings

  1. The meetings of the Board shall be open to all members of the Chamber, who may attend but will not have voting privileges.
  2. Any six (6) or more members of the Board, exclusive of ex-officio members, shall be a quorum for any meeting of the Board lawfully called. A majority of such quorum may do all things within the powers of the Board.
  3. All meetings of the Board and all general and annual membership meetings shall be presided over by the President, or in the absence of the President by the Vice President, or such member of the Board as may be appointed by the Board.
  4. The presiding officer at any meeting shall vote only in the event of a tie vote.
  5. The annual meeting of the Chamber shall be held in accordance with provincial legislation. The time and place will be determined by the Board. At least one week’s notice of the Annual Meeting shall be provided to members.
  6. Any 25 members of the Chamber, or two-thirds of the board members, shall constitute a quorum for any annual meeting or meeting of the general membership of the Chamber.
  7. Parliamentary procedure shall be followed at all general and board meetings, in accordance with generally accepted Rules of Order.

Bylaws and Policies

  1. The Board may pass such Bylaws pursuant to this Constitution as it deems advisable to fulfill the objective and purpose of the Chamber. These Bylaws shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board present, provided that notice of any proposed amendment has been recorded in the minutes of the preceding meeting of the Board.
  2. Bylaws may be amended by the Board at a regular or special meeting of the Board by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board present, provided that notice of any proposed amendment has been recorded in the minutes of the preceding meeting of the Board.
  3. The Board may adopt such Policies, consistent with this Constitution and the Bylaws, as it deems advisable to fulfill the objective and purpose of the Chamber.

Auditors

  1. Auditors shall be appointed by the Board and they shall audit the books and accounts of The Chamber at least once a year.

Revisions to the Constitution

  1. Revisions to this Constitution may be made by the Board at a regular or special meeting of the board by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board present, provided that notice of changes to the Constitution have been provided to all Chamber members at least 30 days prior to the meeting of the Board, and that members have been provided the opportunity to make their views known to the Board prior to the meeting.

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