We are looking for new members who feel they will contribute on the ongoing development and improvement of the Housing Society. As per the Constitution and Bylaws of the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George, dated January 16, 2017. Membership bylaws are below.
2.1 Admission to Membership
Membership in the Society will be restricted to:
2.2 Classes of Membership
There will be one (1) class of voting membership, being the Voting Member, and one (1) class of non-voting membership, being the Non-Voting Member.
2.3 Eligibility for Voting Membership
A Person may be eligible to be accepted as a Voting Member if he or she:
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Person is not eligible to be accepted or to continue as a Voting Member if he or she:
An organization is not eligible to be accepted as a Voting Member.
2.4 Eligibility for Non-Voting Membership
A Person may be eligible to be accepted as a Non- Voting Member if he or she:
An Organization may be eligible to be accepted as a Non-Voting Member if it is interested in advancing the purposes and supporting the activities of the Society.
2.5 Transition of Membership
On the date these Bylaws come into force:
2.6 Membership Coordinator
The Board may delegate the review and acceptance of new applications and re-applications for membership to a person or committee within the Society, which Person or body will be referred to for the purposed of these sections as the membership coordinator.
If not membership coordinator is designed by the Board, then the duties for that position set out in these Bylaws remain with the Board.
2.7 Application for Membership
An eligible Person or Organization may apply to the Society to become a Member as follows:
The membership coordinator, if any, shall review all applications for membership in the Society and may, if necessary to determine eligibility for membership, request the Person or Organization to provide further information or documentation in support of the application.
The membership coordinator may, be entering the Person’s or Organization’s information into the membership register, accepting that Person or Organization as a Member in the appropriate class as determined in accordance with these Bylaws.
An Organization that is accepted as a Member must designate in writing delivered to the Address of the Society, a Person to exercise the rights of membership an behalf of the Organization.
2.9 Reporting and Ratification of Membership
The membership coordinator, if any, shall regularly report to the Board in relation to applications for membership received and approved.
At such times, the Board shall consider a Board Resolution to ratify the approval of memberships made in the last interval and may, if necessary determine any issues related to membership of an applicant.
2.10 Referral of Application to Board
The membership coordinator, if any, may at any time refer an application for membership to the Board for further consideration and if so referred, the Board may, by Board Resolution, accept, postpone or refuse an application for membership.
The Board may refuse or postpone an application for membership for any reason which, in the Board’s view, is necessary or prudent to protect the reputation and integrity of the Society.
2.11 Membership not Transferable
Membership is not transferable by a Member.
2.12 Term of Membership
Once accepted as a Member, a Person or Organization continues as a Member until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting, unless renewed in accordance with section 2.13.
2.13 Renewal and Re-application of Membership
A Member who continues to be eligible may renew his or her or its membership prior to its expiry in such manner as may be determined by the Board from time to time.A Person or Organization whose membership has expired or otherwise ceased other than by expulsion and who remains eligible may re-apply for membership after its expiry in accordance with section 2.7.
A Person or Organization expelled from membership may, unless prohibited by the terms of the expulsion, re-apply for membership in accordance with the terms of the expulsion resolution, provided that if the expulsion resolution provided no restrictions related to reapplication, the Person or Organization may reapply for membership after one (1) year from the date of expulsion.
Re-applications for membership are subject to acceptance by the Board.
2.14 Cessation of Membership
A Person or an Organization will immediately cease to be a Member:
3. MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
3.1 Rights of Membership
A Voting Member in good standing has the following rights and privileges of membership:
A Non-Voting Member in good standing has the following rights and privileges of membership:
3.2 Member not in Good Standing
A Member who is not in good standing has the right to receive notice of, and to attend, all General Meetings, and the right to participate in programs or initiatives of the Society (subject to eligibility) but it suspended from all of the other rights set out in section 3.1 for so long as he or she remains not in good standing.
The Board will, by Board Resolution, determine the dues payable by Members from time to time and in the absence of such determination by the Board, dues are deemed to be nil.
3.4 Standing of Members
All Members are deemed to be in good standing except a Member who has failed to pay such annual membership dues as are determined by the Board, if any, when dues are owing and such Member is not in good standing so long as such amount remains unpaid.
3.5 Compliance with Constitution, Bylaws and Policies
Every Member will, at all times:
3.6 Expulsion of Members
Following an appropriate investigation or review of a Member’s conduct or actions in accordance such policies as may be established by the Board, the Board may, by Board Resolution, expel a Member for conduct which, in reasonable opinion of the Board:
The Board must provide notice of a proposed explanation to the Member in question, accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons for the disciplinary action.A Member who is the subject of the proposed expulsion will be provided a reasonable opportunity to respond to the proposed discipline at or before the time the Board Resolution is decided.
3.7 No Distribution of Income to Members
The Society shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and no part of any income of the Society shall be payable or otherwise available for the personal benefit of the members thereof, and any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used for promoting its purposes. This provision was previously unalterable.
The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) is a non-profit organization that provides safe, healthy, and affordable housing to Aboriginal people of all ages, incomes, and capabilities. Members of the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George are able to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as well as help shape both the present and future direction of theorganization.
Please refer to our membership by-laws (attached above) for classifications to membership. This form will be added to the agenda for the next board meeting. Forms will be accepted until September 30th, to be considered as members before the Annual General Meeting each year.
I, , hereby request that my name be placed before the Board of Directors for consideration of membership to the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George. I reside within 50 kilometres of Prince George. I understand that should I be accepted by the Board of Directors as a member of the Society, I will need to pay the annual membership fee of $2.00.
As a member, how would you contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George?
Refer to section 2.3 Eligibility for Voting Membership.Annual membership dues shall be $2.00.
November 30, 2023
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