BRVCA Board Update

The BRVCA Board of Directors met in late May for their quarterly board meeting.

Thanks to the work of our Bylaw Working Group – Benno Chapman, Terri Smith, Debbie Demare, Christine Oliver, Jane Roberts – and the expertise of Carmen Stacey and the facilitation of Sal Demare (started before he got on SLRD), a complete new set of bylaws was presented, reviewed and recommended to the membership.  The bylaws and accompanying policies are progressive, modern and fit our community.  The bylaws feature staggered board elections, clear timelines for things such as membership cut offs and online voting.  The online voting will be a work in progress over time, but we have selected a good system used by other organizations, MEC being one example. 

There will be a General Meeting, June 29 at 7 pm for the membership to approve these bylaws.  The Bylaws and Policies will be circulated very soon in completed format for their consideration at the General Meeting.  The Bralorne Pioneer Museum will be also pursuing a similar procedure based on that board’s direction and following the MOU between the two.

The board also approved an updated and expanded social media policy.  This policy will be available for viewing on the BRVCA website soon.  Additionally, the board approved in principle a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics policy which will now be circulated to the membership and committees for comment and input before final approval.  At this point most of our Board of Directors has signed this policy as a sign of good faith.

A Winter Burial Policy for the Cemetery was approved to make it absolutely clear how and when a burial between November and March can be done.

The board also reviewed half way through the year variance reports and budgets will be going out shortly to the board and committees to review and update for the 2nd half of the year, particularly given all the changes as a result of COVID 19.

The Board reviewed some of the very positive accomplishments in the organization including the work of the Bear Working Group and the new Bear Conflict Prevention Coordinator, the completion of the dugout at the Bralorne Ball Diamond (BCAC), the obtaining of the Sec. 57 by the Bralorne Recreation Area (BCAC) and their Phase 1 work to come this summer, and so much more.

There have been two recent resignations from the BRVCA Board of Directors, Ralphie Edwards and Steven Patterson.  We want to thank them for giving their time and interest to the BRVCA.  Jane Roberts was appointed to Vice-President to serve until the AGM in September to fill in the gap left by Sal Demare’s resignation when he was elected to the SLRD.

Thank you to all of our board members for their positive and engaged commitment to the community and this organization.  It is appreciated.

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