1.In these by-laws unless there be something in the subject or context inconsistent therewith
(a) 'Club' means Halifax Computer Club
(b) 'Registrar' means the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies appointed under the Nova Scotia Companies Act.
(c) 'Special Resolution' means a resolution passed by not less than three-fourths of such members entitled to vote as are present in person or by proxy, where proxies are allowed, at a general meeting of which notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution has been given duty.
1.The subscribers to the Memorandum of Association and other persons as shall be admitted to membership in accordance
to their by-laws, and none other, shall be members of the Club, and their names shall be entered in the Registry of
2.For the purposes of registration, the number of members of the Club is unlimited.
3.Every member of the Club shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the Club and vote at any meeting of the Club and to hold any office.
4.Membership in the Club shall not be transferable.
5.The following shall be admitted to membership in the Club, any individual who upholds the objects of the Club and contributes to support of the Club.
6.No formal admission to membership shall be required and by attending meetings it shall constitute a membership in the Club.
7.Membership in the Club shall cease upon the death of a member, or if, by notice either by writing or e-mail to the Club, the member resigns his or her membership, or if the member ceases to qualify for membership in accordance with these by-laws.
8.The members shall be given one (1) week's notice of meeting, specifying the place, day and hour of the meeting, and the nature of the meeting. Notice shall be given via e-mail and sent to each member at his or her last known e-mail address. A bounced e-mail of any notice shall not invalidate a person's membership.
1.The officers of the Club shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a treasurer, a Membership Coordinator, a Meeting Room
Coordinator, and a Website Master.
2.The members shall elect one of their numbers to be the Chair of the Club.
3.The members may also elect from their numbers a Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair shall, at the request of the members, perform the 'Duties of the Chair' during the absence, illness or incapacity of the Chair, or during such period of the Chair may so request.
4.There shall be a treasurer of the Club to carry out such duties as the members may assign.
5.There shall be a membership coordinator of the Club who is responsible for the e-mail notices being sent out to the membership at large, upon the Chair sending the information, one (1) week prior to the meeting, and one (1) or two (2) day(s) defore the meeting.
6.There shall be a meeting room coordinator of the Club who is responsible to make sure that the Club has a place to meet at monthly.
7.There shall be a website master of the Club who is to make sure that the Club's web page remains up to date.
DUTIES OF THE CHAIR
1.The Chair shall have general supervision of the activities of the Club and shall perform such duties as may be
assigned by the members from time to time.
2. (a) The Chair of the Club shall preside as Chair at every general meeting of the Club;
(b) If there is no Chair or if at any meeting the chair is not present at the time of holding the same, the Vice-Chair shall preside;
(c) If there is no Chair or Vice-Chair or if at any meeting neither the Chair or the Vice-Chair is present at holding the same, the members present shall choose someone of their number to be Chair.
3. The Chair may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn any meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting, other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place, unless notice of such new business is given to the members.
4. At any meeting, unless a pool is demanded by at least three (3) members, a declaration by the Chair that a resolution has been carried and an entry to the effect in the book of proceedings of the Club shall be sufficient evidence of the fact, without proof of the number or proportion of the members recorded in favour of or against such resolution.
5. The Chair shall have no vote except in the case of an equality of votes. In the case of equality votes, the Chair shall have a casting vote.
VOTES OF MEMBERS
1.Every member shall have one (1) vote and no more, per item.
1.The Club has power to repeal or amend any of these by-laws by a special resolution passed in the manner prescribed
2.The borrowing powers of the Club may be exercised by special resolution of the members.