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AGM Voting: 2014 Proposed Bylaw Changes

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Cycling BC is proposing some changes to our bylaws in response to membership feedback and to align with organizational best practices. The proposed changes also reflect the modernization of non-profit organizations to meet anticipated changes to BC’s Society Act, the legislation under which Cycling BC is formed.

The proposed changes involve a move to a policy board with traditional board roles and the establishment of board-led standing committees to represent the various disciplines. Additionally, we are also proposing a club-membership model where clubs will become the primary voting members.

These changes will not change our core services, our values, or our commitment to our stakeholders, but they will better support operations and oversight for Cycling BC, further our mission to promote racing through our clubs, and allow us to be more provincially focused.

These changes will allow us to operate more efficiently and more effectively as an organization and allow us to better engage with the entire provincial cycling community.

Click here for more information from independent expert Sport Law & Strategy Group on Cycling BC’s proposed membership structure. 

Click here for an overview of the proposed new bylaws, and view the bylaws here.

Click here for Escape Velocity’s Special Resolution to amend the proposed new bylaws.

Voting

These proposed changes to our bylaws will be voted on at our 2014 Annual General Meeting, Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. According to the current Cycling BC Bylaws, voting is open to:

  • Individual members who hold a current race license
  • Member clubs who have elected, in writing, a representative of the club who is an individual or group member of Cycling BC, who shall be entitled to one (1) vote on behalf of the member club

Members who are unable to attend the AGM have the opportunity to submit mail-in votes, as outlined in current bylaw 33.  You are able to request to submit a mail-in vote either by phone or email to the Executive Officer, Richard Wooles, at [email protected] or (604) 737-3034.

Requests for mail-in voting must be made by Sep 25th (10 days in advance of the AGM).
Ballots must be returned to the Cycling BC office, at #201-210 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 3W2, no later than 5 pm on Friday, October 3rd, 2014.

Items up for vote by the membership are: 2013 AGM Minutes, 2014 AGM Agenda, 2015 Fee Structure, and the 2014 Proposed Bylaw Changes. The proposed bylaw are available here, while the remaining items up for vote will be available shortly.