AFAC - RCAF 441 (Huronia Wing) Incorporated By Laws - August 21, 2009 

Table of Contents

ARTICLE 1 - TITLE 

ARTICLE 2 - HEAD OFFICE 

ARTICLE 3 - SEAL 

ARTICLE 4 - PRINCIPALS AND POLICY 

ARTICLE 5 - MEMBERSHIP 

Regular Membership 

Associate Membership 

Honorary Membership 

Expulsion and Suspension 

ARTICLE 6 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

ARTICLE 7 - RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECTORS AND WING COMMITTEES 

Board of Directors 

President 

First Vice-President 

Second Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Immediate Past President 

Ex-Officio Positions 

Sergeant at Arms 

Ladies Auxiliary President 

Committees 

Membership Committee 

Awards Committee 

Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee 

Entertainment Committee 

Bulletin Committee 

Promotion and Advertising Committee 

Welfare Committee 

Sports Committee 

Special Events Committee 

Ways and Means Committee 

Housing Committee 

Rental and Reservations Committee 

Finance Committee 

Charity Committee 

Artifacts and Library Committee 

Purchasing Committee 

Bar Committee 

ARTICLE 8 - ORDERS OF DRESS 

Association Formal Dress - Class A 

Association Formal Dress - Class B 

Association Regular Dress 

Parade Dress 

Association Casual Dress 

Wing Casual Dress 

ARTICLE 9 - ADVISORY COUNCIL 

ARTICLE 10 - PADRE 

ARTICLE 11 - MEMBERSHIP FEES 

ARTICLE 12 - VOTING RIGHTS MEMBERS 

Regular Members 

Associate Members 

Honourary Members 

ARTICLE 13 - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS 

Nominating Committee 

Nominations Night 

Election Night 

ARTICLE 14 - FINANCIAL POLICY 

Fiscal Year 

Signing Authorities 

Budget 

Major Expenditure (not budgeted) 

Urgent Expenditure 

Voluntary Work 

ARTICLE 15 - INSTALLATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

ARTICLE 16 - INITIATION OF MEMBERS 

ARTICLE 17 - WING CEREMONIES 

ARTICLE 18 - MEETINGS 

ARTICLE 19 - BORROWING POWER 

ARTICLE 20 - DISBURSEMENT OF WING ASSETS 

ARTICLE 21 - 102 AIR CADET TRUST FUND 

ARTICLE 22 - AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE 1 - TITLE

1.1This organization shall be known as the Air Force Association of Canada RCAF 441 (Huronia) Wing, Inc. hereafter referred to as "the Wing".

1.2The Wing shall be incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and shall operate under the charter granted by the Air Force Association of Canada.

1.3The Wing shall be a non-profit aerospace and community service organization composed of aviation-minded citizens, established to remind our fellow citizens of the country's rich aeronatical tradition and history, to support Canada's Air Force in meeting its military obligations and to support and encourage thr civil aviation component within Canada.

1.4The aims and objectives of the Wing are:

  1. to preserve and perpetuate the glorious traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and all who served in it;

  2. to advocate a professional and well equipped air force in Canada;

  3. to provide a forum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation;

  4. to sponsor and encourage aeronautics in all its form and branches;

  5. to support Air Cadets and work closely with the Air Cadet League of Canada, and to participate in local civic and community programs, especially those designated to develop the physical, mental and moral well-being of our nation's youth;

  6. to undertake charitable and other projects of both a national and local character;

  7. to work with the RCAF Benevolent Fund and various veterans organizations in the attainment of their objectives; and

  8. to promote and encourage responsible citizenship among all Canadians.

ARTICLE 2 - HEAD OFFICE

2.1The Head Office shall be in the County of Simcoe, in the Province of Ontario, or in such place as the members may from time to time determine.

ARTICLE 3 - SEAL

3.1The seal, an impression of which is stamped in the margin shall be the Corporate Seal of the Corporation.

ARTICLE 4 - PRINCIPLES AND POLICY

4.1The principles and policy of the Wing, as set forth within these By-Laws, shall comply with the principles and policies of the Ar Force Association of Canada as prescribed in Booklets 100 and 100A.

4.2Robert's Rules of Order is the Wing's standard guide to parliamentary procedures

ARTICLE 5 - MEMBERSHIP
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Regular Membership

5.1Regular membership shall be accorded to individuals who meet the criteria as laid down by the Air Force Association of Canada. Regulations concerning the membership are stipulated in Booklet 105, Article 4.05.

Associate Membership

5.2Associate membership shall be accorded to individuals who meet the folowing criteria:

  1. is of good character;

  2. supports the principles, aims and objectives of the Wing; and;

  3. is prepared to contribute to the welfare of the wing.

5.2.1Associate membership shall be accorded on an annual basis, and the Board of Directors shall review the list of Associate Members annually. Applications for Associate Membership shall be signed by the applicant and two members in good standing, one of whom must be a regular member. Such proposals for membership must be approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors.

5.2.2The number of Associate Members in the Wing will be regulated by the Board of Directors and will not exceed 99% of the number of Regular Members at the end of the previous fiscal year.

5.2.3The Board of Directors is authorized to change membership status from associate to regular member based on the following criteria:

  1. the decision of the Board must be ratified and approved at a general meeting of the Wing:

  2. the member must have been an associate member for at least one year; and

  3. the member must have served on an active committee of the Wing and/or served in an elected capacity of the Wing, thereby demonstrating his or her support of the Wing's aims and objectives.

5.2.3.1The Board shall, after establishing and documenting the foregoing basis for qualification of such proposed regular members, place their names before a general meeting; and on receipt of approval, forward the names, histories, and minutes of the General meeting to the Ontario Group President for review.

Honorary Membership

5.3Honorary membership may be accorded to a distinguished and prominent community leader who meets the following criteria:

  1. is recommended in writing to the Membership Chair, approved by the Board of Directors and accepted by the membership;

  2. supports the principles, aims and objectives of the Wing;

  3. has contributed substantially to the welfare of the Wing and the advancements of its aims and objectives; and

  4. is not otherwise qualified for regular membership.

5.3.1Honorary memberships shall be reviewd annually

Expulsion and Suspension

5.4Any member may be immediately expelled from Wing quarters for 24 hours, or suspended from membership in the Wing for breach of his obligation, for breach of these By-Laws or for disloyal utterances or acts, or malicious utterances or acts against a Member, or for profane or disorderly conduct within the Wing Quarters, or for conduct unworthy of a member, or for an act which in any way brings the Wing into discredit, or for non-payment of dues.

5.5Any suspension shall be reviewed within seven days by the Board of Directors, and the person or persons suspended shall be given the opportunity to appear before the Board to present his or their case as the suspension is reviewed.

ARTICLE 6 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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6.1The Wing's Board of Directors shall consist of an executive: the President, the First-Vice President, the Second-Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the immediate Past President, and nine(9) other directors as elected by the Wing members. The Executive and directors are also classified as Officers of the Wing.

6.1.1The Executive shall consist of Regular members only except for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary which may also be open to Associate members. The other directors may consist of Regular members or a combination of Regular and Associate members.

6.1.2Two Associate members may be elected to the Board of Directors. In the event that Associate membership at the time of nominations exceeds 75% of the Regular membership, a third Associate may be elected.

6.2Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected to hold office until the first annual general meeting after their election or until their successors have been duly qualified and elected.

6.3All directors shall be elected annually, except for the President, who shall serve a two year term, unless that person has served for a year or more as President within the past five years, in which case the elective term will be one year. In the event that the individual being elected for an additional term as President, that term whall be for one year. Any additional term thereafter shall require re-election.

6.4Vacancies on the Board of Directors created during the term may be filled by a majority vote of the members of the Board, as long as a quorum of the members of the Board remain in office. If there is not a quorum of Board members, the remaining members shall call a meeting for Wing members for an election to fill the vacancies.

6.5A quorum at a Board of Directors meeting shall consist of a majority of the elected members.

6.6A manager may be appointed by the Board, and that person shall be a servant of the Wing, and shall not be a Director.

6.7Non-attendance at three consecutive Board meetings shall constitute removal from the Board. Non-attemdance may be waived if a reason is offered and accepted by the Board.

6.8Any member of the Board of Directors shall be removed from office by a two-third majority vote of voting members in attendance at a General or Special meeting of the members.

6.9If a Board member is aware that a matter will be discussed or is being discussed, a decision from which might benefit the member or a member of his/her family, or an organization with which the member is associated, the member shall inform the Board and excuse himself/herself from the discussion.

ARTICLE 7 - RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECTORS AND WING COMMITTEES
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Board of Directors

7.1The Board of Directors shall manage the affairs of the Corporation; shall meet at least monthly at a regular meeting; shall meet at other times upon notification by the President.

7.2Motions passed by duly adopted minutes of the Board of Directors or General Meetings shall constitute the authority for the Board of Directors to govern the Corporation.

President

7.3The President, or an elected member as delegated by the President, shall preside at all Board meetings and General meetings. The President may call for special meetings as required. The President shall be entitled to cast the deciding vote in the case of equalitty of votes. The President may individually appoint members of the Board to assume the responsibility of at least one of the standing committees listed in the By-laws of the Corporation, or a committee that may be created at a later date. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees. The President shall be responsible for the general supervision of the affairs of the Wing.

First Vice-President

7.4The First Vice-President, in the absence of, or at the request of the President, shall exercise all the powers of the President during the President's absence, or inability to act, for any reason whatsoever. The First Vice-President shall supervise committees at the direction of the President.

Second Vice-President

7.5The Second Vice-President, shall assist the President in the general supervision of the Wing and shall preside during the absence of both the President and the First Vice-President.

Secretary

7.6The Secretary shall attend or delegate an appointee during an absence at all meetings of the Board and General meetings, and keep a true and faithful record of the deliberations thereof, shall issue all notices of meetings when required, and shall carry out all secretarial duties.

Treasurer

7.7The Treasurer shall be responsible for all financial transactions , reords and reports of the Wing.

Immediate Past-President

7.8The Immediate Past-President shall assume chairmanship of the Finance Committee. The Immediate Past-President shall serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee for annual elections of the members of the Board.

Ex-Officio Positions

7.9The following ex-officio positions shall be recognized by the Board of Directors.

7.9.1Sergeant at Arms. The Sergeant at Arms, or a member delegated by the Sergeant at Arms, shall be responsible for the dress and deportment, good order and behaviour, and proper decorum of the Wing Members. The Sergeant at Arms shall carry the vested authority of the Board of Directors.

7.9.2Ladies Auxilliary President. The Ladies Auxilliary President or her appointee and one other member of the Ladies Auxilliary Executive may attend the Wing Board of Directors meetings in order to develop a close liaison between the Corporation and the Ladies Auxilliary, for the further development of the Corporation and its aims and objectives.

Committees

7.10The following committees shall be responsible to the Board of Directors. Committee members, including the chairperson of the committee, may not necessarily be members of the Board of Directors.

7.10.1Membership Committee. This committee shall be responsible for membership records, collection of dues, reports on membership to National Headquarters, amintenance of the membership roll, promoting new membership, membership cards, and draws and activities relating to membership.

7.10.2Awards Committee. This committee shall be responsible for nominating Wing members for an award in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the AFAC Handbook, Booklet No. 104.

7.10.3Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee. This committee shall be responsible for carrying out liaison with the Air Cadet Squadron, coordinating wing and Squadron activities, identifying Wing support requirements and promoting the Air Cadet Squadron's andd Wing's aims and objectives.

7.10.4Entertainment Committee. This committee shall be responsible for the entertainment of the Wing.

7.10.5Bulletin Committee. This committee shall be responsible for the publication and distribution of the monthly Wing newsletter and for the sale of advertising space.

7.10.6Promotion and Advertising Committee. This committee shall be responsible for promotion and advertising.

7.10.7Welfare Committee. This committee shall be responsible for reporting to the Wing on sickness and bereavement and providing recognition of sympathy of the Wing.

7.10.8Sports Committee. This committee shall be responsible for organizing sports activities related to the Wing.

7.10.9Special Events Committee. This committee shall be responsible for organizing events not normally sponsored and directed by another committee.

7.10.10Ways and Means Committee. This committee shall be responsible for non-charity fund raising campaigns to assist the Wing in carrying out Wing projects and objectives.

7.10.11Housing Committee. This committee shall be responsible for non-charity fund raising campaigns to assist the Wing in carrying out Wing projects and objectives.

7.10.12Rental and Reservations Committee. This committee shall be responsible for the rental and reservations of Wing facilities for all functions and shall ensure that the information is posted in a timely fashion in the Wing.

7.10.13Finance Committee.

a. This committee shall be responsible for establishing the annual operating budget of the Wing and for monitoring the financial operations of the Wing. 

b. This committee shall be responsible to evaluate the requirements for an annual audit and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. For the purpose of an audit of Wing accounts, a qualified accountant may be appointed during a Board meeting, sor such period as may be determined at the meeting and until a successor is appointed, to audit annually the accounts of the Wing. 

c. This committee shall consist of the immediate Past President as chairman, the President, the Treasurer and three additional members appointed by the chairman of the committee which would include the Charity Committee chair.

7.10.14Charity Committee. This committee shall be responsible for raising funds to support approved designated charities of the Wing. This committee shall be responsible for establishing the annual charity budget and for administering the charity operation of the Wing.

7.10.15Artifacts and Library Committee. This committee shall be responsible for cataloguing and marking, displaying and storing maintaining and securing all artifacts and library items. The committee shall advise the Board of Directors on all new acquisitions and disposal actions.

7.10.16Purchasing Committee. This committee shall act as the purchasing agent for the Wing except for bar purchases. It's activities shall be in accordance with the direction of the Board.

7.10.17Bar Committee. This committee shall be responsible for the management of all bar personnel, all bar functions including bar purchases, and opening and closing the Wing.

ARTICLE 8 - ORDERS OF DRESS
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Association Formal Dress - Class A

8.1Civilian black-tie formal dress shall be used as Association formal dress for men. When used, it may have the following accessories in order of preference:

a. soft shirt, Tartan cummerbund, Tartan bow tie and miniature medals during ceremonial occasions; 
     or
b. soft shirt, cummerbund, black bow tie and miniature medals during ceremonial occasions.

8.1.1This dress shall be upgraded to white tie dress by replacing the shirt and tie in either option with a starched fron shirt and white bow tie.

8.2Class A dress for women members, when used, shall be a long plain evening dress with long sleeves in medium blue material, worn with a shoulder sash of the RCAF Tartan pinned with Association badge.

8.3NOT ALLOCATED

Association Formal Dress - Class B

8.4Association Formal dress Class B shall comprise the following:MEN

  • Association Blazer

  • Grey Slacks

  • White shirt

  • Tartan bow tie

  • Black socks

  • Black shoes

  • Miniature medals (when appropriate)

WOMEN

  • Association Blazer

  • Grey or RCAF Tartan skirt or Grey slacks

  • White shirt

  • Tartan bow tie

  • Stockings flesh coloured

  • Black shoes

  • Miniature medals (when appropriate)

8.4.1The number of lapel pins worn on the Association blazer shall not exceed two. These shall be comprised of the Association pin plus one.

8.5Guests should select a dress of their choice which will present a compatible appearance side-by-side with the formal dress for mambers.

Association Regular Dress

8.6Association Regular dress shall comprise the following:MEN

  • Association Blazer

  • Grey Slacks

  • White shirt

  • Tartan long tie

  • Black socks

WOMEN

  • Association Blazer

  • Grey or RCAF Tartan skirt or Grey slacks

  • White shirt

  • Tartan bow tie

  • Stockings flesh coloured

8.6.1The number of lapel pins worn on the Association blazer shall not exceed two. These shall be comprised of the Association pin plus one.

Parade Dress

8.7Association Parade dress shall comprise Regular Association dress with Association Wedge Hat. Full size medals shall be worn on parades. Personnel involved in colour parties shall wear white gloves. The number of lapel pins worn on the Association blazer shall not exceed two.

Association Casual Dress

8.8Association Casual dress shall comprise the Association Regular dress with Association crested tie substituted for the Tartan long tie.

Wing Casual Dress

8.9Wing Casual dress shall specified and reviewed by the Board of Directors and posted in the Wing.

ARTICLE 9 - ADVISORY COUNCIL
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9.1The Advisory Council shall consist of all Past Presidents in good standing and other influential members of the community as selected by the Board of Directors. The council shall provide advice to the Board of Directors on matters related to the furtherance and well being of the Corporation and its members.

ARTICLE 10 - PADRE

10.1A Padre may be appointed by the Board of Directors. The position will bew appointed annually.

ARTICLE 11 - MEMBERSHIP FEES

11.1All members of the Corporation, whether Regular or Associate, shall pay annual dues, the amount of which shall be decided from time to time at regular General meetings. It shall be the responsibility of each member to pay his annual dues to the Membership Chair within three months of the renewal date shown on thee membership card. Non-payment of dues within the three month time period will require the member to forfeit the rights as a member of the Association until such dues are paid.

11.1.1Applications for membership shall not be approved until a payment for the first year is received with the application form.

11.2The Wing shall pay the Wing's membership fees to the National Headquarters for all Honourary Memberships.

11.3Membership fees for Ex-Cadets shall be set at $12.00 per year, while they are attending university or until such time as they reach the age of 24 years. The application form must reflect the date of birth, the air cadet squadron in which he/she served and, if applicable, the name of the university he/she is attending.

11.3.1The Wing shall pay the ex-Air Cadet's membership fees for the first year.

ARTICLE 12 - VOTING RIGHTS MEMBERS

12.1Regular Members. Regular members in good standing are accredited voting mambers.

12.2Associate Members. Associate members in good standing are entitled to vote on any business of the Corporation, including elections, on a 3:1 ratio (i.e. - for every three members in attendance, one Associate member will be permitted to vote.) The Chair will announce, prior to the commencement of any meeting, the qualified number of Associate members who are allowed to vote. When the count of Associate members in attendance exceeds the number allowed to vote, the eligible voters will be identified by a quorum. The quorum shall decide who will be authorized to vote.

12.3Honourary Members. Honourary members of the Wing are not entitled to vote on any business of the Corporation, including elections.

ARTICLE 13 - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
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13.1Nominating Committee At a Board of Directors meeting in March, the Nominating Committee shall be named. This committee will publish a slate of nominees for all positions on the Board, and shall help in carrying out the elections. This committee will be chaired by the Immediate Past President.

13.2Nominations Night At a General meeting in April, the Chair of the Nominating Committee shall produce a slate of Officers. The Chair must have the consent of each member, in writing, being presented on the slate. The following rules will govern:

a. a candidate, to qualify for election to the Board, must be a member in good standing with a minimum of one full year's membership in the Association; 

b. regular members who have served as a Director for one full year shall be eligible to stand for election to the office of President, First Vice-President or Second Vice-President; 

c. any nominee for office who is serving on the present Board, must have attended a minimum of 75% of the meetings during the member's term of office; 

d. any nomination from the floor must be seconded, and the nominee must give consent for the nomination to the nominator, before the nomination can stand; 

e. all nominees shall be entitled to speak on their own behalf, for a period not to exceed three minutes; this period of time to be strictly governed by the Chair of the Nomination Committee. 

f. one person, on behalf of the nominee, shall be entitled to speak for one minute only; and 

g. The Chair of the Nominating Committee shall close the nominations by calling for further nominations three times. The nominations shall be closed when no responses are made after the third call.

13.3Election Night At a General meeting in May of each year, the Chair of the Nomination Committee or a designated member of the committee shall conduct the election. The following rules shall govern:a. all nominees shall be listed prominently in the order of office for which election if to take place (see sub-para 13.3d); 

b. ballots shall be prepared by the nominating committee for each position where balloting is required; 

c. the Membership Chair or designated representative shall advise the Nominating Chair if any persons other than eligible voters are in the room; 

d. The election shall be carried out in the following order:

(1) President; 

(2) First Vice-President; 

(3) Second Vice-President; 

(4) Secretary; 

(5) Treasurer; and 

(6) Directors (9); and

e. any person defeated for any elective office shall be eligible for competition of any office being subsequently voted upon.

13.3.1Should any position remain vacant after relections are complete, it will be the duty of the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy. The Board will require a quorum in order to fulfil this requirement. If a quorum does not exist, elections for the vacant position must be held.

13.3.2No speeches on behalf or by any nominee are permitted on election night.

13.3.3All accredited voting Regular members and eligible Associate members shall be in good standing. present on election night and shall be entitled to cast one ballot for each director to be elected. If unable to attend the elections, a written proxy vote may used and must be registered with the Secretary prior to the beginning of voting. The proxy vote must be validated by the Membership Chair. There shall be a limit of two proxies per proxy carrier.

ARTICLE 14 - FINANCIAL POLICY
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14.1Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Corporation shall commence 1 July of each year and shall terminate on 30 June of each year.

14.2Signing Authorities. All cheques shall have two signatures. Members who are authorized to sign cheques are specified in the procedures section under "Financial Functions - Non-charity" and "Financial Functions - Charity".

14.3Budget. All revenues, expenditures and disbursement planned for the forthcoming fiscal year shall be included in the budget. All expenditure and disbursement previously approved, but not yet spent, shall be carried over to the new budget and properly annotated (reference to minutes or rationale).

14.4Major Expenditure (Not Budgeted). Any major expenditures proposed at General meetings, which have not been included in the budget, shall be tabled for one month, during which time it will be considered by the Board, for recommendation at the next General meeting. (If the proposal has been submitted in writing to the Board, and has been reviewed by the Board prior to the General meeting, this provision may be waived).

14.5Urgent Expenditure. Expenditures up to $600.00 which may be deemed to be of an urgent nature, may be made on the concurrence of three Directors of the Corporation, with full explanation given at the next General meeting. Amounts over $600.00 (and not in the budget) must be approved by a quorum of the Board of Directors during an emergency meeting.

14.6Voluntary Work. Members performing voluntary work, except for legitimate expenses, shall not be paid. This would not preclude a business person in the Wing from being awarded a contract to carry out work for the Wing, provided the arrangements are at arms length. Expenditures up to $600.00 which may be deemed to be of an urgent nature, may be made on the concurrence of three Directors of the Corporation, with full explanation given at the next General meeting. Amounts over $600.00 (and not in the budget) must be approved by a quorum of the Board of Directors during an emergency meeting.

ARTICLE 15 - INSTALLATTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

15.1The installation of the Board of Directors shall be carried out at the General Meeting in June of each year, and their terms of office shall commence on 1 July of that year. The Chair of the meeting shall be responsible for the proper installation ceremony being performed as set out in the AFAC Handbook, Booklet No. 105. The Immediate Past President is responsible for ensuring that registration of the new Board of Directors is made with the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations within 15 days of assuming office.

ARTICLE 16 - INITIATION OF MEMBERS

16.1The initiation of new members shall be carried out by the President or an appointee at Regular meetings. The ceremony shall be followed as set out in the AFAC Handbook No. 108.

ARTICLE 17 - WING CEREMONIES

17.1The opening and closing ceremonies set out in the AFAC Handbook, Booklet No, 103 shall be carried out at all Regular meetings of the Corporation.

ARTICLE 18 - MEETINGS
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18.1Regular meetings of the Corporation members shall be held at least once a month, each month from September to June. Additional meetings may be held at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

18.2At the Annual General Meeting in May, the Chair of all standing and special committees shall provide their annual report in writing to the President.

18.3Meetings shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine. A special General Meeting must be called upon request by petition of 10% in number of voting members in good standing of the Corporation, within 30 days of receipt of the petition.

18.4Not less than 10 days notice of any special General Meeting shall be given to members in good standing using the most economical means.

18.5On a "yes" or "no" vote, each voting member at a meeting shall have one vote. A ballot vote shall only be granted on demand of at least 20% of voting members in attendance, except for the election of the Board of Directors.

18.6At all General and Special meetings, a quorum shall consist of 10% of voting members in good standing.

18.7Members in good standing may attend a Board of Directors meeting as an observer but shall not participate except when asked by the Chair.

ARTICLE 19 - BORROWING POWER

19.1The Board of Directors of the Corporation may from time to time, with the approval of the membership:

a. borrow money on the credit of the Corporation; 

b. issue, sell or pledge debt oblications (including bonds, debentures, debenture stock or like liabilities) of the Corporation, but no invitation shall be extended to the public to subscribe for any such debt obligation; 

c. charge, mortgage, hypothecate or pledge all or any currently owned or subsequently acquired real or personal, movable or immovable property of the Corporation, including book debts, rights, powers, franchises and undertaking, to secure any debt obligations or any money borrowed, or any other debt of liability of the Corporation; and 

d. delegate the powers conferred of the Corporation and to such under these By-Laws to such directors of the Corporation and to such extent and in such manner as the Board shall determine.

ARTICLE 20 - DISBURSEMENT OF WING ASSETS

20.1The actions stated below within this article must be taken to ensure the distribution of Wing assets in the event that the Wing membership decreases to the extent the Wing's charter must be rescinded, the Wing finances make the operation impossible, or other circumstances which may cause the Wing to cease operation uner the Charter granted by the Air Force Association of Canada.

20.2All properties of the Wing including buildings, land and other assets of any and all kinds must be converted into cash and placed in Trust Funds. The exception being historical pictures and artifacts which are to be first offered "in trust" to CFB Borden Historical Museum and/or Messes. If not accepted, these may be offered to other military museums within Canada.

20.3A committee of trustees shall be formed to administer the disposition of all Wing assets and the payment of all Wing debts and obligations. As a minimum, this committee shall be comprised of five persons with the majority being members or former members of the Wing and the remainder selected from the Ontario Group, National Executive Committee or other active Wings.

20.4Remaining monies shall be placed in interest bearing accounts for a period not exceeding five years. In the event the Charter of the Wing is revived within this period, the funds shall be transferred to the Wing.

20.5If, after five years, the Wing is defunct, the funds shall be donated as follows:

a. 25% or not more than 50% to the air cadet squadron(s) sponsored by the Wing; and 

b. the remaining to local charities, National Office of the Association and the RCAF Bevevolent Fund.

ARTICLE 21 - 102 AIR CADET TRUST FUND
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21.1Contributions to the 102 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Trust Fund may be authorized, from time to time, by RCAF 441 (HURONIA) Wing Incorporated under the following conditions:a. the Trust Fund shall be administered by a joint committee (Trust Committee) comprised of the Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee CO and one officer appointed by the CO; 

b. the Trust Fund shall be invested in securities of the insured type, such as GICs ans operating accounts protected under the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation; 

c. in the event that the Wing can no longer sponsor the Squadron, the Trust Fund shall be turned over to the Squadron operating account without any obligations; 

d. once the Trust Fund has reached a principal amount of $20,000.00, the annual interest earned shall be kept in the fund - if the Wing can no longer provide financial support to the Squadron or surrenders its charter, the annual interest earned, less any service charge, shall be transferred to the Squadron operating account; 

e. If the 102 RC(Air)C Squadron should be disbanded, and if within one year, the squadron has not reformed, then:

(1) The responsibility for the Trust Fund shall be assumed by a registered charity organization, and 

(2) the annual interest earned by the Trust Fund should be donated to local youth organizations where possible, while the principal is held in trust by the registered charity organization; and

f. if, at any time, the 102 RC(Air)C Squadron should be re-rormed in the Barrie area, a new Trust Committee as stated in sub-para 21.1a, shall be estabnlished to administer the Trust Fund under these same conditions.

ARTICLE 22 - AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS

22.1Any changes to the By-Laws shall be made only after:a. a notice of motion stating the proposed change has been:

(1) read at a General meeting, and 

(2) posted/published for a period of one month;

b. the motion has been moved seconded, voted upon and carried by a majority of eligible voters at a subsequent General meeting; and 

c. the change has been approved by the National Executive Council, after it has been recommended by the Group Executive Council.

22.2The By-Laws may require amendments from time to time as a result of changes to the National Constitution and By-Laws or resolutions passed at a national convention. In these circumstances, the Wing By-Laws shall be amended accordingly without applying the provisions of article 22.1. 

Changes / amendments / resolutions made at a National Convention supercede Article 22.

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