Procedure for Resolutions from the Membership
Resolutions Committee (RC)
Criteria for Approval
Below you will find a draft set of procedures for entertaining resolutions emanating from the membership.
Length of appointment:
In its first year, the newly created RC shall:
Resolutions will require approval of at least 2/3 of the RC committee to be submitted to the Executive. The Executive shall be bound by such recommendations (with the exception of veto detailed below), and must bring them to the membership at the next meeting of the association, in accordance with the Procedural Rules above. The RC willprovide a detailed rationale to the AGM for all decisions, with an emphasis on how resolutions meet or do not meet the Criteria for Approval.
All resolutions emanating from the members of the Association must meet all of the following criteria to be approved by the RC:
The sole authority for determining whether these conditions are met shall be vested with the RC. There shall be no appeals process.
The Executive shall retain the power to veto any resolution which it believes would be in violation of the Association’s by-laws, threaten the charitable status of the association, impede or undermine the business of the association or the ability of the Executive to manage the association, or commit the Association to such expenditures that, in the opinion of the Executive, would not be in the best interests of the Association, and in any such case will bring to the members its rationale for doing so. Such a veto would normally be executed upon receiving the resolution from the RC and before it is brought to the attention of members of the Association.
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