Canadian Cane Corso Club
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CANADIAN CANE CORSO ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION & BY LAWS

Section 1. Name & Objectives

1.1 Name.
The name of the Club shall be the Canadian Cane Corso Association. The area of operation shall be all provinces and territories of Canada.
1.2 Objectives
a) To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the pure-bred Cane Corso and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
b) To encourage the organization of independent local Cane Corso Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The Canadian Kennel Club;
c) To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The Canadian Kennel Club as the premier standard of excellence;
d) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at all dog events, including seminars and clinics;
e) To conduct sanctioned and approved events under the rules of The Canadian Kennel Club and to abide by the principles of The Canadian Kennel Club Code of Ethics;
f) The Club shall be operated on a non-profit basis. Any resulting surplus shall not be used to the benefit of any member of the Club;
g) The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such by-laws as may be required to carry out these objectives.


Section 2. Membership

Membership in the Club shall be based on the fiscal year which shall commence on the first (1st) day of February and shall conclude on the thirty-first (31st) day of January.


2.1 Eligibility
Membership shall be open to all persons eighteen years of age and older and who subscribe to the purposes of this Club, being entitled to one vote.


2.2 Types of Membership
There shall be five (5) types of Membership:
a) Individual - Open to all persons 18 years or older residing within Canada, are in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the this club, being entitled to one vote.
b) Family Membership - consists of more than 1 member of a given family residing in the same household within Canada, 18 years of age or older, are in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the club, each being entitled to one vote. Each family membership will receive only 1 newsletter. Adults residing in the same household may not hold office in the club at the same time.
c) Puppy - To be purchased by a Member Breeder for the first time Cane Corso owner(s).
d) Honorary - Conferred by majority vote of the Board of Directors upon those who have rendered notable service to the Canadian Cane Corso Association. An honorary member shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership except those of voting, and of holding office. If an honorary member chooses to pay dues, they may also maintain regular individual membership.
e) International - Members who reside outside Canada. International members are not entitled to hold office, but may vote.


2.3 Dues
a) Membership dues shall be payable by the 1st day of each fiscal year (February 1).
b) New Members applying on or after August 1st shall be charged one half (1/2) of the membership fee.
c) During or prior to the month of December, the Membership Chairperson shall send each member a statement of dues for the ensuing year.
d) The Board of Directors shall make an annual review of membership fees.
e) Proposed changes shall be presented to the membership in the form of a Standing Resolution to be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting.


2.4 Application for Membership
a) Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by this constitution and by-laws and the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club. The applicant shall state the name, address, phone and email address of the applicant(s) and for new members it shall carry the endorsement of a member in good standing who has been a member of the Association for at least one year. Accompanying the application, the prospective member shall submit dues payment for the current year or half year thereof.
b) All voting memberships must complete a six month probationary period and may not vote or hold office until they are a member for more than 6 months.
c) No membership shall exceed $100. Fifteen percent of each membership, rounded to the nearest dollar, will go to a rescue fund.
d) No Member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year.


2.5 Approval of Membership
a) All applications are to be filed with the Membership Chairperson and each application is to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.
b) Approval shall be a majority vote of the Board Members responding.
c) The name of each new applicant shall be published in the club newsletter and/or quarterly on the club website before approval may be finalized.


2.6 Rejection of Membership
a) Any applicant which has been rejected must be provided with a reason for such rejection. The applicant must wait 12 months before attempting to reapply.


2.7 Rights of Members/Voting Privileges
a) Individual - Shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Club including the right to vote and hold office, as provided for elsewhere in these by-laws. In the case of a family membership, the second and subsequent members shall enjoy the same rights.
b) Puppy - Shall enjoy the right to attend meetings and participate in discussion, but not the right to vote or hold office.
c) Honorary - Shall enjoy the right to attend meetings and participate in discussion, but not the right to vote or hold office.
d) All members shall receive: A subscription to the club quarterly newsletter, a copy of the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting, Annual General Meeting and any Special Club Meeting held, as well as a membership list, a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Club and a copy of the Code of Ethics.
e) In the case of a family membership, only one (1) copy of the above shall be sent.


2.8 Termination of Membership
Memberships may be terminated as follows:
a) Resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the Club upon providing written notice to the Membership Chairperson, but no member may resign when in debt to the club. Dues obligations are considered a debt to the club and they become incurred on the 1st day of each fiscal year.
b) Lapsing. A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if such member's dues remain unpaid sixty (60) days after the first day of the fiscal year. The Board of Directors has the right to renew, on an individual basis, cases of late renewals received by April 30th, after which a member would be required to reapply. In no case may a person whose membership has lapsed, be entitled to vote.
c) Expulsion. Any member no longer in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club shall be subject to immediate expulsion. A membership may also be terminated by expulsion as provided in Section 10.4 of these by-laws.


Section 3. General Meetings

3.1 The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held once every 15 month period, preferably in conjunction with the National or Regional Specialty Show at such time, date and place as specified by the Board of Directors at least sixty (60) days prior to said meeting. The quorum for the annual meeting shall be as outlined in Section 3.4 of the by-laws.


3.2 Special General Club Meetings
a) Special Club Meetings may be called by the President, by a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors or by the Secretary upon receipt of a petition signed by five (5) members of the club who are in good standing.
b) Special Club Meetings shall be held at such time, date and place to be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Special Club Meetings can be held by conference call.
c) The Secretary shall send written or email notice of such meeting at least 30 days prior to the date of the meeting.
d) Such notice shall state the purpose(s) of the meeting and no other Club business shall be transacted thereat.


3.3 Board Meetings
a) Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at regular intervals at such time, date and place as are agreed to by a majority vote of the Board. The secretary is required to email notice of such meetings to each member of the Board.
b) The quorum for a Board meeting shall be a majority of the Board.
c) The Board of Directors may conduct its business by mail through the Secretary or via conference telephone call or via email to be followed up in writing to each Board member within 7 days. For motions to be proposed and voted on by e-mail, the following procedure will be followed:
  • Every Board member must be provided with the means to participate.
  • A procedure must be in place to verify the identity of the individuals participating to ensure that they are the eligible Board members.
  • A mechanism must be in place to verify that the eligible Board members are 'listening'.
  • All members of the Board must agree to participate in this manner.
d) A minimum of one (1) meeting in each quarter (1/4) of the membership year must be held.


3.4 Quorum
The quorum of all meetings of the Club shall be as follows:
a) Providing that due and sufficient Notice of Meeting has been given of a Special Club Meeting together with the outline of the urgent business requiring such special meeting, or that the Annual General Meeting is being held under normal and reasonable circumstances, that number of members who are in attendance or have responded at the time called for the opening of the meeting shall constitute a quorum.
b) The Board of Directors Meeting quorum shall be three (3) Officers of the Club providing that at least one (1) of those present is also a member of the Executive.


Section 4. Officers/Board of Directors/Positions

4.1 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall include the Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or combined Secretary/Treasurer) who are residents of Canada and a minimum of four (4) Regional Directors. Provided there are always members of the Board of Directors (officers or directors) residing in at least four (4) of six (6) regions across Canada, the directors of the club may be elected by the members at the national level. General management of the Club's affairs shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors except as otherwise provided, the Board shall enjoy full powers to carry on the work of the Club without ratification of it's decisions, but shall be subject always to the censure for failure to act or for improper decisions taken and acted upon.


4.2 Officers
The Officers of the club shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. All must be residents of Canada and members in good standing of The Canadian Kennel Club. The Officers shall serve in their respective capacities both with regard to the Club and it's meetings and the Board of Directors and it's meetings.
a) The President shall preside at all meetings and shall have the duties and powers normally pertaining to the office of President in addition to those particularly specified in these by-laws.
b) The Vice-President shall have the powers and exercise the duties of the President in case of the President's death, absence, incapacity or unwillingness to act; and shall at other times act out such of the Presidential duties as the President assigns to him/her. Except as instructed by the President, or to deal with a recognized emergency in the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall not call any Special Club Meeting.
c) The Secretary shall keep records of all meetings of the Club and Board, all votes taken in the order of business and all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Club. He/She shall have charge of the correspondence, notify members of meetings, notify Officers and Directors of their election to office and carry out such other duties as are prescribed in these by-laws.
d) The Treasurer shall collect and receive all money belonging to the Club. The books shall at all times be open to inspection of the Board and shall report to them at every meeting the condition of the club's finances and every item of receipt or payment not before reported; and at the annual meeting shall render an account of all monies received and expended during the previous fiscal year. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual budget for each upcoming fiscal year for approval by the Board of Directors.
e) These duties may be amended from time to time on order of the Club through it's Board of Directors. Any such amendment is to be effective only as duly passed by the Club and appearing in the Standing Resolution hereunder.


4.3 Executive
The executive of the Club shall consist of the above Officers.
a) The Executive shall advise and assist the President in carrying out the policies of the Board of Directors.
b) Whenever emergencies arise which require handling before any meeting of the Club or Board can be called, the Executives shall take the responsibility of carrying out the work of the Club subject to later ratification of its actions and to the Club's censure for failure to act or for improper decisions taken and acted upon.


4.4 Regional Directors
Representatives shall be elected to serve as Regional Directors. In general, the Regional Directors shall act as liaison between the Executive and the Club members. Directors must reside in the area they represent. Regions are determined by the Canadian Kennel Club as follows: British Columbia, Prairie Provinces, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces, Territories.


4.5 Vacancies
Any vacancies occurring on the Board or among the Officers during the year shall be filled until the next Annual Election by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board; except that a vacancy of the office of President shall be filled automatically by the Vice-President, and the resulting vacancy in the office of Vice President shall be filled by the Board.


4.6 Terms of Office
The elected Officers and Directors shall take office on the first day of the official club year. The retiring Officer(s) shall turn over to the successor in office all properties and records relating to the office within 30 days of the new Officers and Directors taking office. Election of Officers shall take place in even years.


Section 5. Club Year

5.1
The Club's fiscal year shall commence on the first (1st) day of February and shall conclude on the thirty-first (31st) day of January. The elected Officers and Directors shall take office on the 1st day of the fiscal year and each retiring Officer shall turn over to his/her successor in office all properties and records relating to that office no later than 1st day of March.


5.2
The fiscal year shall be divided in halves commencing February First (1st) and August First (1st). Length of terms will be dictated in Section 8.1.


Section 6. Finances

6.1
The Treasurer shall present to the Annual General Meeting of the Club a balance sheet of the year's financial operation duly approved and audited by the Executive, and no financial report not so audited and approved by the Executive shall be accepted by the Club.


6.2
The funds of the Club, except for amounts specified in the Standing Resolutions as authorized to be placed in safe keeping of certain Officers or representatives as petty cash interest fund, shall be placed in a Branch of any Canadian Chartered Bank.


6.3
No Officer or Director or Committee member or other active member of this Club shall receive remuneration for his/her services hereto.


6.4
The Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profit or remainder or residue from dues or donations or any other revenue shall accrue to the benefit of any member of the Club or any other individual.


6.5
The signing authorities of the Club shall be the Officers listed in Section 4.2. Any document requiring the endorsement of the Club shall be deemed to have been duly signed when it bears the recognized signatures of any two (2) of the said Officers, normally the President and the Treasurer.


6.6
The Treasurer's books shall remain open to inspection by the Board at all times.


Section 7. Voting

7.1 Process
a) Each Individual or Family member in good standing shall be entitled to one (1) vote at any Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting of the Club.
b) Where ballots are required, a member who is unable to attend said meeting may deliver, or have delivered a signed, sealed envelope containing an absentee ballot to the Secretary on or before the date of the proposed meeting and his/her vote shall be counted as if he/she were present. Any such absentee ballot must set forth the question being voted upon.
c) Matters arising from the floor at the Annual General Meeting shall not be subject to an absentee vote. Voting will be limited to those members in good standing who are present at the meeting, except for Annual Elections of Officers, Directors and amendments to the Constitution.
d) No proxy vote will be accepted.
e) In the event of a postal disruption, the meeting shall be held as scheduled, but the Board shall decide a reasonable extension to allow for delivery and return of mail ballots and shall announce the results of the voting accordingly.
f) Each member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to one (1) vote at any meeting of the Board. If a Board Member is unable to attend said meeting, he/she may deliver or have delivered a signed, sealed envelope containing an absentee ballot to the Secretary on or before the date of the proposed meeting and his/her vote shall be counted as if he/she were present.


Section 8. Elections

8.1 Ballots
a) The Officers and Directors of the Club shall be elected by the members of the Club; the Directors of the Club shall reside in the region which they are representing.
b) The election of Officers and Directors shall be conducted by secret ballot.
c) The person receiving the largest number of votes from each position shall be declared elected. If any nominee is unable to serve for any reason, such nominee shall not be elected and the vacancy so created shall be filled by the new Board of Directors in the manner provided by Section 4.5.
d) Elections shall be arranged that no more than two (2) of the four (4) Officers shall be elected in any one year. In the first election, the President, Secretary and Regional Directors shall be elected for (1) year terms. The Vice-President and Treasurer shall be elected for two (2) year terms. (If the Board decides there is a necessity to combine the office of Secretary and Treasurer, it will be reviewed every two years at election time.) In all subsequent elections, all Officers and Directors shall be elected for two (2) years. e) No member may fill more than one (1) elected position at any one time, nor may they run for more than one (1) elective position in any one election.
f) The results of said election shall be published in the club newsletter which will constitute official notice to each member of the results of the annual election.


8.2 Nominations
a) No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these by-laws.
b) The Board shall nominate from among the eligible members of the Club, one candidate for each office and for each other position on the Board of Directors and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen. Candidates shall not be nominated for more than one office or position. The Board will submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary who shall mail the list, including the full name of each candidate and the name of the province or region in which he/she resides, along with a notice to each member advising of the opening of nominations for the Club Officers and Directors to each member of the Club by November 1st of each year.
c) Additional nomination of eligible members may be made by written petition address to the Secretary and received his/her regular address on or before November 30th. Each member shall be entitled to nominate one (1) candidate for each office and any such nomination must be accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signing his/her willingness to be a candidate. No member may be nominated unless he/she has been the owner of a Cane Corso in his/her name or immediate family for one (1) year prior to nomination or can show experience and interest in the breed. Only residents of Canada are eligible to be nominated for Board positions.
d) If no valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary on or before the Annual General Meeting, the Board's slate shall be declared elected and no balloting will be required.
e) If one or more valid additional nominations are received by the Secretary by November 30th , he/she shall, no later than December 15th, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominations for each position in alphabetical order with the names of the states in which they reside, nominees' resume forms, together with a blank envelope and a return envelope addressed to the Board designated recipient, marked "Ballot", and bearing the name of the member to whom it was sent. So that the ballots may remain secret, each voter, after marking his/her ballot, shall seal it in the blank envelope, which in turn shall be placed in the envelope, addressed to the Certified Public Accounting firm or Parliamentarian or a Committee Chairman appointed by the Board. (The choice will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.) The Certified Public Accounting firm or Parliamentarian or Committee Chairman shall check the returns against the list of members whose dues are paid for the current year prior to opening the outer envelopes and removing the blank envelopes, and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting which shall be announced in the club newsletter and on the club website.
f) In the event that any of the above required time specifications occur on a weekend or a legal holiday, such requirements shall be deemed in compliance if it occurs on or before the next date that is not a weekend or legal holiday.
g) Nominations cannot be made at the Annual General Meeting or in any manner other than as provided above.


8.3 Removal from Office
a) A member of the Board of Directors may resign from Office by written notice submitted to the Secretary.
b) Any Officer or Director who fails to attend or report to two-thirds (2/3) of the meetings of the Club or a governing body to which the member is called, or who for any reason proves unsatisfactory in the members position, may be warned that the members attendance and/or conduct is unsatisfactory and if the member persists in this conduct without satisfactory explanation, the member shall be removed from office by the remaining members of the Board and the vacancy filled as provided for in Section 4.5.
c) Any officer or director can be removed for gross negligence or dereliction of duty. The accused Board Member is not entitled to vote. All other members of the Board of Directors are required to vote.


Section 9. Committees

9.1 Standing Committees
The Board may each year appoint standing committees to advance the work of the Club in such matters as Conformation and Performance trials, trophies, annual prizes, membership and other fields which may well be served by committees. Such committees shall always be subject to the final authority of the Board. Ad hoc committees may from time to time be appointed by the Board to aid the Board with specific projects.


9.2 Committee Appointments
a) The Board has full authority to appoint a Committee Chairman for each Committee. The Chairman of said Committees shall select the remaining members of the Committee with the concurrence of the Board.
b) Any committee appointment may be terminated by a majority vote of the Board upon written notice being sent to the appointee, and the Board may appoint a successor to the person whose services have been terminated.
c) The Committee Chairman will provide the Board with written quarterly reports.


Section 10. Discipline

10.1 Canadian Kennel Club Suspension
Any member who is suspended, debarred, expelled or deprived of privileges from The Canadian Kennel Club automatically shall be suspended from the privileges of this Club for a like period.

10.2 Complaints
a) Any member may lay a complaint against a member for alleged misconduct or Code of Ethics violations, which are prejudicial to the best interests of the Club or the breed. Written complaints containing details of the alleged misconduct must be filed in duplicate with the Secretary together with a deposit of $75.00, which shall be forfeited if the defendant is found guilty at a hearing of the Board or of a committee duly appointed for this purpose. The Elected Board may lay a complaint against a member without providing the complaint fee to file the same.
b) The Secretary shall promptly send to the accused member, by registered mail, one copy of the charges together with a notice of the hearing and an assurance that the defendant may either appear in his/her own defense, bring witnesses and present evidence, or may send an equivalent presentation.
c) The Secretary shall forward the Board or appointed committee a copy of the complaint, which will also be forwarded to the defendant and the complainant. The Board shall set the date and location for a hearing, not less than three (3) weeks nor more than six (6) weeks from the date on which the Secretary received the charges. If the hearing is held by the Board, a minimum of (5) Directors or 50% of the Board, whichever is the highest number, must be present. In the event that a committee is appointed to hear the complaint, at least a majority of the appointed committee shall be present.
d) Should the charged individual be a member of the Board of Directors, he/she shall temporarily step down from office until such time as the charges are resolved and other members of the Board shall assume responsibility for performing the essential duties of said office. Should a complaint be laid against the Secretary, then the President shall act in accordance with these by-laws.


10.3 Hearing
a) The Board or appointed Committee shall ensure that both the complainant and the defendant are treated fairly and in accordance with the rules of natural justice. The Board shall have complete authority to decide whether counsel may attend the Hearing, but both complainant and defendant shall be treated uniformly in this regard.
b) After hearing all the evidence and testimony presented, a majority of the Board or Committee shall find by majority vote
  1. the charges not sustained
  2. the charges sustained, in which case the defendant may be suspended from all privileges of the Club for up to, but not more than six (6) months, or
  3. if the said Board or Committee deem that suspension is insufficient punishment, they may in addition recommend expulsion to the membership.

c) Immediately after the Board or Committee has reached a decision, its findings shall be put in written form and filed with the Secretary. The Secretary shall notify each of the parties of the Board's decision and penalty, if any, within 30 days of the decision. The Secretary shall also certify a copy of such findings to The Canadian Kennel Club for such action as they deem fit.


10.4 Expulsion
a) Expulsion of a member from the Club shall be accomplished at an Annual General Meeting of the Club or any Special Club Meeting called for that purpose, provided that notice of such intent shall have been given in the announcement of said meeting and mailed to each member at least two (2) months prior to the date of the meeting, upon recommendation of the Board or Committee being provided as stated in Section 3.2. The President shall read the complaint and report the findings and recommendations of the Board or appointed Committee, and shall invite the Defendant, if present, to speak on his/her own behalf. In such cases, prior suspension shall not restrict the defendant's right to appear before his/her fellow Club members at said meeting. The Defendant may speak, or have a statement read, on his/her own behalf, but no evidence may be given. The meeting shall then vote by secret written ballot on the proposed expulsion. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of those present and/or voting shall be necessary for expulsion.
b) At the discretion of the Board, expulsion may also take place by mail-in vote consisting of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of all eligible voting members in favour of expulsion. Proxy voting is not permitted.
c) If expulsion is not ordered, any suspension ordered by the Board or Committee will stand.


10.5 Self-reporting of a Code of Ethics Violation.
If a member self-reports a violation of the CCCA Code of Ethics, there shall be no $75 deposit requirement. A quorum of the Board will consider the violation and then by a majority vote decide if any disciplinary action should be taken, and if so, which of the 3 levels as outlined in Section 10.3 shall be imposed.


Section 11. Amendments

11.1 Proposal to Amendments
a) Amendments to the constitution & the by-laws may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Secretary signed by fifty (50) percent of the membership in good standing.
b) Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors at the next regular meeting and must subsequently be presented to the membership within ninety (90) days of the date when the proposed amendment was received by the Secretary.


11.2 Amendment by vote
The constitution & by-laws may be amended at any time provided a copy of the proposed amendment has been mailed by the Secretary to each member in good standing on the date of mailing, accompanied by a ballot on which he/she may indicate his/her choice for or against the action to be taken. Dual-Envelope procedures shall be followed in handling such ballots, to assure secrecy of the vote. Notice with such ballot shall specify a date not less than 30 days after the date of mailing by which date the ballots must be returned to the Secretary to be counted.
a) For constitutions and by-laws, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all eligible voting members who return valid ballots within the time limit, is required.
b) No proxy vote will be accepted.


11.3 Canadian Kennel Club Approval
No amendment to the constitution, by-laws or breed standard shall become effective until it has been approved by The Canadian Kennel Club. At the present time, the CKC has rules in place for "Listed Breeds" that restrict the changing of the Breed Standard. If at a future date, these rules change, the above procedures set out for Amendments will be followed.


11.4
The Board of Directors shall be empowered to appoint a member to correct any misspellings, punctuation, clerical and other grammatical errors in the Constitution and Bylaws or Code of Ethics that do not affect the substance of the document without the necessity of submitting such corrections through the amendment process.


Section 12. Procedure

12.1 Authority
All meetings of the Club and its governing bodies and all other matters its and procedure not otherwise herein specified shall be governed by a recognized procedural policy to be listed in the Standing Resolutions hereunder.


12.2 Standing Resolutions
a) All resolutions affecting the permanent policy, functioning and activities of Canadian Cane Corso Association and which are not part of the by-laws shall be included in the Standing Resolutions.
b) The Secretary shall keep a record, and from time to time, provide copies hereof to members requesting a copy, of the Standing Resolutions.


12.3 Inspection of Records
The minutes, books of account, registers of members and other records of the Club shall be kept in such places and under such custody as shall be conveniently prescribed from time to time by Standing Resolution and shall be open to any member in good standing by appointment.


12.4 Readings
Any question affecting a basic policy of the Club or having to do with expenditures other than for routine expenses shall be debated at two (2) or more regularly constituted meetings of the Board of Directors.


Section 13. Dissolution

The Club may be dissolved at any time by providing to the CKC written documentation signed by at least 2/3 of the members of the Club who are in favour of this decision. Proxies are not permitted. In the event of the dissolution of the Club, other than for the purposes of reorganization, whether voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law, none of the property of the Club, nor any proceeds thereof, nor any assets of the Club shall be distributed to any members of the Club but after payment of the debts of the Club, its property and assets shall be given to a charitable organization for the benefit of dogs selected by the Board of Directors.


Section 14. Order of Business

14.1
At meetings of the Club, the order of business so far as the character and nature of the meeting may permit , shall be as follows:
  • Roll Call
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Report of the President
  • Report of the Secretary
  • Report of the Treasurer
  • Reports of Committees
  • Election of Officers and Board (at Annual General Meeting)
  • Election of New Members
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
  • Adjournment


14.2
At meetings of the Board, the order of business, unless otherwise directed by majority vote of those present, shall be as follows:
  • Reading of minutes of last meeting
  • Report of Secretary
  • Report of Treasurer
  • Reports of Committees
  • Unfinished Business
  • Election of New Members
  • New Business
  • Adjournment
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