Board of Directors Election 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

There will be five vacant positions to be filled by members in good standing elected for two-year terms at the June 2019 Annual General Meeting, as required under the current Cycling BC By-laws & Constitution. While the elections will be held at the AGM in June, the new Board members will take office in September 2019.

Cycling BC requires board representatives with experience in the areas identified in our wheel to keep Cycling BC moving in the right direction.

Do you feel passionate about growing the sport of Cycling in BC and Canada? 

Are you a Cycling BC member with skills and experience in any of the areas identified in our wheel?

Do you have 4-5 hours per month that you are willing to invest to help Cycling BC continue to develop into a leading Provincial Sport Organization?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider putting your name forward to join the Cycling BC Board of Directors.

Board Members are responsible for helping steer the direction of the organization – working in collaboration with fellow board members and the Cycling BC Executive Director to ensure that we stay on course with our strategic and business plans.

To submit your nomination for the Cycling BC Board of Directors, please review the information below and complete the Notice of Interest Form no later than 11:59 PM on May 20, 2019

Candidates

Interested individuals are invited to complete the  Notice of Interest Form (see appendix below) and provide the additional required information.

Candidates should be aware of the Cycling BC Bylaws found on the site. Information noted below should also be a consideration when determining interest as a candidate.

Cycling BC is seeking Directors who are qualified and skilled persons capable of and committed to providing effective policy governance oversight and leadership.

All nominations must be received by May 20, 2019.

Structure

As a policy board, the Directors are able to guide the business operations and ensure the sustainability of the organization. The Executive Director and staff conduct the organization’s day-to-day operations, the Board of Directors provide oversight and participate in committees as needed to support the organization’s disciplines, regions and special interest areas. These committees include members of the Board of Directors, members and participants from the cycling community.

Objectives

The Cycling BC policy Board of Directors has the following objectives and duties:

• To continually assess the guiding principles and policies of the organization

• To steward the organization’s business operations

• To delegate the day-to-day responsibility and authority for enacting the principles and policies

• To monitor accountability and compliance with those guiding principles, policies, and government requirements

• To ensure that staff and Board of Directors alike are held accountable for their performance

• To assess risks faced by Cycling BC

• To engage with stakeholders

Composition

The Cycling BC Board is composed of the following Directors: Chair; Vice Chair; Treasurer; Secretary; and up to five Directors-at-large. The specific roles are described as follows:

  Chair of the Board – the Directors will determine who, from a group comprised of the Directors, will be the Chair. The Chair will preside at meetings of the Board, the annual general and extraordinary meetings of the Society, will be the official representative of the Society with Cycling Canada, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board. The Chair along with the Board is responsible to oversee the Executive Director.

  Vice Chair – in the absence or disability of the Chair, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Chair, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

  Secretary – responsible for the documentation of all amendments to the Society’s By- laws, will ensure that all official documents and records of the Society are properly kept, cause to be recorded the minutes of all meetings, will cause to be prepared and submitted to each meeting of the Board or Members, as applicable, and other meetings a report of all activities since the previous meeting of the Board or Members, as applicable or other meetings, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.

  Treasurer – subject to the powers and duties of the Board, cause to be maintained proper accounting records as required by the Act, will supervise the management and the disbursement of funds of the Society, when required will provide the Board with an account of financial transactions and the financial position of the Society, will oversee the preparation by the Executive Director of annual budgets and periodic reports to the Board and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board. The Treasurer will chair the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee.

Term and Number of Board Meetings

Cycling BC has a staggered board, with 4 seats open in even-numbered years and 5 seats open in odd-numbered years. Directors will serve terms of two (2) years, to a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms, and will hold office until their successors have been duly elected in accordance with these By-laws, unless they resign, are removed from or vacate their office. For 2019, there are four (5) board seats open.

The Bylaws state that at least 4 meetings per year will be conducted, in the recent past, board meetings have been held monthly.

Background

• Electronic voting and participation will be assured.

• 2019 Agenda to include: 2018 Minutes, Audited Financial Statements, Resolutions, Elections, New Business

Timeline

March 19 – Call for Nominations for the Cycling BC Board of Directors

May 6 – Notice of AGM published

May 13 – Last day to send notice of any new business to the Board

May 20 – Closing call for nominations

May 20 – Date to determine the list of eligible voters

May 29 – Copy of approved financial statements available

June 9 – Agenda and Meeting Items sent out

June 12 – Notice of proxy vote appointment required

June 17 – Online voting closes, proxies due

June 19 – AGM

Appendix

NOTICE OF INTEREST FORM

This form must be submitted to the Cycling BC Nominating Committee c/o erin@cyclingbc.net, or complete the online form, no later than May 20, 2019.

To be eligible for nomination as a Cycling BC Director, a person must:

a) commit to attending Board of Director meetings and faithfully serve the needs of the members through active participation in committee work,
b) be 18 years of age or older,
c) be a Member of the Society,
d) have the power under law to contract,
e) not have been declared by any court to be incapable,
f) not have the status of bankrupt.

 

Cycling BC Board – Notice of Interest Fillable Form 2019

Notice of Interest Form (Online)