The name of the Society shall be "Kelly Creek Community School Association".
The objectives of the Association shall be:
- To facilitate the cooperative endeavour of school and community in the pursuit of equality education.
- To encourage and promote participation in community development through cooperation with the School District #47; resident groups and agencies servicing the Kelly Creek Community School attendance area.
- To encourage maximum use of school and community facilities.
- To provide leadership in the assessment of community needs and to aid in the implementation of programs and services to meet those needs.
- To develop and sustain a feeling of community spirit, and to optimize the use of the school and neighborhood resources for fostering this spirit.
- To provide for effective communication to and from the community and the school.
- To financially assist community and school activities.
- To serve as a sponsoring body for community and school events and programs.
- The operations of the Association will be carried on chiefly in the attendance area of Kelly Creek Community School, in the District of Powell River, in the province of British Columbia.
- The Association shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other accretions to the Association shall be used for promoting its objectives.
The Association Council shall consist of:
- The executive committee shall be elected at the annual meeting and they shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected or appointed by the Executive Committee. Their term of office shall begin on the first day of September following the annual meeting at which they have been elected,
- The Kelly Creek Community School Principal,
- The Kelly Creek Community School Co-coordinator, and the office assistant,
- Two representatives of the teaching staff who shall be appointed by the teaching staff and,
- The Past President of the Association Council,
- The members of the Association Council shall be the directors of the Association.
Unless otherwise directed by the Association or the Association Council, regular meetings of the Association Council shall be held monthly, and shall be open to all members who wish to attend. Special meetings of the Council may be called by the President and shall be called upon the written request of any four members of the Council.
A quorum of the Association Council shall be seven of its members.
No council member shall hold more than one office at a time and no member shall be eligible of serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, except under exceptional circumstances.
Any member of the Association shall be eligible to hold office.
The Association Council shall carry out such functions as may be assigned to it by the Association. The Association Council may make recommendations to the Association, and transact all routine and emergent business of the Association between general meetings of the Association. Insofar as is possible and practical the meeting of the Association Council shall follow an informal order of procedure.
The Association Council shall appoint such committees as may from time to time be required, these committees shall be responsible to the Association Council.
The Association Council shall elect the officers of the Association as required in Article VIII-a, and shall have the power to accept any resignations of officers and to elect officers to fill such vacancies.
The Association Council may appoint additional members to the Association Council between elections provided that there is a two-thirds majority vote.
- The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. These four officers shall be elected from within and by the members of the Association Council defined in Article III (a) of the By-Laws,
- The Officers shall hold office until their successors are elected by the Association Council.
The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of:
- The officers of the Association defined in Article IV (a) of these By-Laws,
- The School Principal of Kelly Creek Community School,
- The Community School Co-coordinator of Kelly Creek Community School,
- The Past President of the Kelly Creek Community School Council.
- The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the Association and the pursuit and execution of its objects at all times between meetings of the Association Council.
- A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be four of its members.
- No officer or director shall receive remuneration from the Association for his or her duties as an officer or director.
- The Executive Committee shall have the power to accept any resignations by members of Association Council and make necessary appointments to fill the resulting vacancies. Any person so appointed shall complete the normal term of office of the person so replaced.
Removal of Officers and Other Directors:
- Officers and other directors of the Association shall cease to hold office upon their termination to be general members of the Association.
- Any fifteen members of the Association may, by filing written notice with the Secretary require the Council to call a general meeting of the Association for the purpose of removing any elected officer or other director of the Association and electing a successor. Such meeting shall be called and held within 30 days of receipt of the notice of requisition therefore.
- Article V (e) does not apply to any vacancy occurring among the elected officers and directors arising at a general meeting helped by virtue of Article VI (b).
Powers and Duties:
- The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and shall preside over general meetings of the Association, the Association Council and the Executive committee.
- The Vice-President shall act in the stead of the President in his absence.
- The Secretary shall keep the records of the Association and shall record the minutes of the meetings.
- The finances of the Association shall be administered by the Association Council and the Treasurer shall be responsible to the Association Council for the custody of the Association Council as it directs and to each Annual Meeting of the Association.
- The fiscal year of the Association shall end on each 31st of December.
- No monies may be expended without prior approval of the Association Council.
- The annual general meeting of the Association shall be held not later than October 31st. The Association Council shall be elected at this meeting and from within they shall within sixty day of assuming office on September 1st, elect a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary.
- At all general meeting of the Association, the members in attendance shall constitute a quorum, provided that not less than 14 days written notice has been provided.
- General meetings of the Association shall be held at such times as shall be determined by the Association Council.
- A member present at a general meeting is entitled to one vote.
- Voting by proxy is not permitted.
Auditors shall be appointed by the Association Council for the purpose of conducting an audit of the Associations; books for the fiscal year ending each 31st day of December and shall hold office until their successors are appointed.
Inspection of Records:
The book and records of the Association shall be open to the inspection of members at all reasonable times at the office of the Association.
Amendment of Constitution and By-Laws:
The Constitution of the Association, other than Article IV, and these By-Laws may be amended by special resolutions from time to time by 75% majority vote at any Annual or other General Meeting of the Association, provided that 14 days notice of the intention to amend the Constitution or these By-Laws or both, as the case may be, is included in the notice of the meeting.
- In order to carry out the purposes of the Society the directors may, on behalf of and in the name of the Society, raise or secure the payment or repayment of money in such manner as they decide and in particular but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by the issue of debentures.
- No debenture shall be issued without the sanction of a special resolution.
- The members may by special resolution restrict the borrowing powers of the directors but a restriction so imposed expires at the next annual general meeting.