Membership update – July 2020
A General Membership Meeting was held, via ZOOM, on June 29th. Membership participation was 40% of the total eligible voting members and new by-laws were approved for both organizations. While the new sets of by-laws differ slightly for each organization, the new version is an updated, progressive version with modern and succinct language.
Key features for each organization include:
-A new on-line voting system for directors so all members can be easily included.
-Staggered elections for directors
-Updated criteria for membership:
1. Property ownership or resident
2. Resident for one month minimum
3. Someone with heritage/history here
Along with the by-laws a whole set of new policies were also created to ensure that operations and Annual General Meetings run smoothly and in a fair manner.
With the new staggered elections for the board, the 2020 elections will include the Vice-President position and 4 directors. Due to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bridge River Valley Community Association and the Bralorne Pioneer Museum there will be a mirror process for the Bralorne Pioneer Museum.
Nominations for Directors
If you are interested in serving on the board of directions, you can email Pat Dahle, Nominations Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your nomination must be received by: August 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Your term will be for two years. Board policy on expectations of directors will be provided upon acknowledgement of your nomination along with detailed instructions on how to proceed in the campaign period.
Elections can still be by acclamation if there is not a need for an election.
If there is a need for an election, online voting will occur between August 31 12:01 am to September 13 11:59 pm.
The Association is committed to ensuring that all voting members are able to participate in the Election of Directors. To promote active participation in voting measures from Individual members across the province, country, and around the world, the Association uses an electronic voting system that can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device in any location. On request the Association will make available the Association office computer to those that do not have access to one. The Online Voting System is confidential and secure.
All members and organizations that are eligible to Vote, will receive an e-mail link to the Online Voting program.
The announcement of the successful candidates will be announced at the AGM.
Membership Cut Off
As per the bylaws, no memberships related to the Election of Directors or the Annual General Meeting will be accepted after August 30, 11:59 p,
Annual General Meeting
Will be held on September 21, 2020. Due to COVID 19 it will be a ZOOM meeting, no in person. You will need to request a link to the Zoom meeting. The agenda will be as per normal for an AGM. This is a membership meeting and membership status will be verified prior to being admitted.