LCA Bylaws

Please stay tune for the updated and finalized LCA Bylaws from the 2018 Proposed Bylaw Amendments exercise.

The new LCA Board is reviewing everything and will report as soon as possible.

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

2018

At the Board meeting June 11, 2018, it was decided that the Governance Committee will lead a review of our current 2016 Bylaws. Volunteers will collate suggested revisions and a draft will be presented at the September 2018 AGM.

Send your suggested edits to: bylaws@lakeviewcommunity.org before August 1, 2018 - submitting suggestions is now closed.

Your LCA Board and the Governance, Nominations, and Human Resources Committee have collated all of your suggestions. We propose the following suggestions for your discussion and vote at the AGM.

Bylaw Revisions Proposal 2018 - on letterhead.pdf

2016

Amendments proposed at the Board meeting JUNE 13, 2016

Proposed Bylaw Amendments:

1. Amend the wording of LCA bylaw Section 2 (Purpose) from:

The purpose of the Lakeview Community Association shall be to:

1) Provide initiative, direction and leadership for community activities.

2) Foster and encourage participation in civic affairs which affect the Lakeview Community.

to:

The purpose of the Lakeview Community Association shall be to:

1) Provide initiative, direction, leadership, communication and coordination for community activities.

2) Advocate, foster and encourage participation in civic affairs that affect Lakeview.

2. Add the section to LCA bylaw 6 C to allow for electronic voting in certain circumstances:

6.C.5. Notwithstanding any other provision of these bylaws, the Board may vote on urgent and unforeseen matters outside of a regularly scheduled board meeting by electronic means on the following basis:

a) the matter shall be submitted to the Directors via email, by notice from the President, in the form of a resolution, together with sufficient information to enable the Directors to be reasonably informed as to the nature of that matter;

b) any such vote shall be binding on the Board as if it had been conducted at a meeting of the Board;

c) a director may object to the matter being determined outside of a board meeting on the grounds that the matter is not urgent, not unforeseen or that sufficient information to make a determination is not yet available to the Board. To object to the matter being determined outside of a meeting of that board, a Director must make notice to the President and Secretary no later than two days following electronic dissemination of that notice;

d) directors shall cast a vote with respect to that resolution within three days after dissemination of that notice or by such later date as is specified in that notice;

e) any Director may vote on a matter being determined by electronic voting by providing a response to the President within the timeframe identified within the notice. Only those votes received during the identified voting timeframe will be counted.

f) for electronic voting, a quorum shall consist of 7 members.

If there is an objection under Paragraph (c) of this Article to the determination of a matter without a meeting, the President shall promptly convene a meeting of the Board to deal with that matter or, should a regular scheduled meeting occur within the subsequent eight days, the matter be dealt with at the regular meeting and all votes cast by the other Directors by notice with respect to that matter shall be void. Subject to the preceding sentence, the President shall promptly notify the Directors of the result of any vote by notice under this Article following the expiry of the applicable response period, and the results of any such vote conducted by notice shall be included in the minutes for the next meeting of the Board.



2013

The LCA Board of Directors is recommending the following bylaw amendments for adoption by the membership at the September 7, 2013 Annual General Meeting.

The by-laws were amended as follows (Changes in italics):

    • By-law 8.a is amended to read: The books, accounts, and records of the Secretary and Treasurer shall be audited at least once a year by a qualified accountant. A complete and proper statement of the standing of the books for the previous year shall be submitted by the auditor for presentation at the Annual General Meeting. Audited financial statements of the Lakeview Community Association can be approved by an email vote of the majority of the currently elected directors.
    • By-law 4.e is amended to read:

A Director shall be removed from office upon the first to occur of the following events:

    1. The failure of the Director to attend three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board without excuse satisfactory to the Executive;
    2. A 2/3 affirmative vote of the entire Board of Directors. A director who has been recommended for removal shall be given written notice at least one week prior to a meeting being called for that purpose, and the director shall have the opportunity to be heard or to submit a statement in writing.
    3. The Director ceasing to be an eligible member of the Board.
    4. The receipt of the written resignation of the Director.
      • By-law section 4 will have an additional section, section j: Executive of the Lakeview Community Association shall not act in directors in any other Calgary area community association.
LCA Bylaws Sept 2016.pdf

Existing September 2016 Bylaws

LCA Bylaws_2013.pdf

Existing September 2013 Bylaws