Constitution and By-laws

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Articles

ARTICLE 1: NAME

The name of the organization shall be known as the Norwood Community Centre Inc., hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”.

ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE

The purpose of the Centre is to provide a broad range of recreational, social and leisure activities for persons of all ages resident within the designated areas as defined in ARTICLE 5 through the management and operation of the facilities and grounds.

ARTICLE 3: OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Centre shall be:

ARTICLE 4: DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE 5: BOUNDARIES

The Centre shall serve the residents within the boundaries as defined by the City of Winnipeg.

ARTICLE 6: MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE 7: FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year end of the Centre shall be July 31st.

ARTICLE 8 – GOVERNMENT

ARTICLE 9: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POWERS

The Executive Committee shall have the power to do all things necessary for the successful operation of the Centre and thus be empowered to:

ARTICLE 10: ELECTIONS

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ARTICLE 11: TERMS OF OFFICE

Each director shall normally be elected for a one-year term. At each Annual General Meeting, all Directors on the incumbent Board shall retire, but if qualified, shall be eligible to re-election.

ARTICLE 12: MEETINGS

ARTICLE 13: QUORUMS

ARTICLE 14: VOTING PRIVILEGES

ARTICLE 15: ADVISORY STATUS TO THE BOARD

The Executive Committee may appoint advisors to the Board as it deems necessary and appropriate. Such appointments will be ratified by the Board by a simple majority vote.

ARTICLE 16: FINANCE

ARTICLE 17: AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE 18: INDEMNIFICATION

Every Director or Officer of the Centre or other person who has undertaken or is about to undertake any liability on behalf of the Centre, and their heirs, executors, administrators and estate, respectively, will at all times be indemnified and save harmless out of the funds of the Centre from and against:

(a) All costs, charges and expenses whatsoever which such Director, Officer or other person sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or proceeding which is brought or prosecuted against him or in respect of any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever made, done or permitted by him in or about the execution of the duties of his office except such costs, charges or expenses as are occasioned by his own wilful neglect.

(b) All other costs, charges and expenses which he sustains or incurs in or about or in relation to the affairs thereof, except such costs, charges or expenses as are occasioned by his own wilful neglect.

ARTICLE 19: WINDING UP

Members of the Centre do not have and cannot have any personal interest in the Centre’s property. If the Centre is dissolved or disbanded, any assets left after all liabilities have been satisfied must be turned over to the City of Winnipeg.

ARTICLE 20: INTERPRETATION

In the event of any dispute as to the meaning of any article heretofore or hereinafter passed, the interpretation of the Executive shall be final and conclusive.

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By-laws of the Norwood Community Centre

1. CONDUCT OF MEETINGS

The conduct of meetings of the organization shall be governed by parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order.

2. BY-LAWS

3. COMMITTEES

4. PROGRAMS

5. SIGNING AUTHORITY

The signing authority for the control of all monies of the Centre will be held by the following positions: Treasurer, President, Vice-President – Operations and Vice-President – Building & Grounds. Signing authority at any given time will be a combination of any two of the above.

6. PURCHASING/DISBURSEMENT POLICY

7. PROGRAM BUDGETS

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