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Governance of RNS: Resolutions

 
 
Recreation Nova Scotia
 
CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS 2017
1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. Lakeside, N.S., B2T 1A9
Phone: 425-1128 Fax: 422-8201 Email:rbedingfield@kentville.ca 
 
Recreation Nova Scotia will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 29th, at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Membertou, N.S. All members in good standing can recommend issues for consideration by the Board of Directors and have the opportunity to shape the direction and priorities of the organization through the presentation of resolutions. Resolutions are formal expressions of views that identify an issue and contain a directive for action.

Policies Regarding the Presentation of Resolutions:
  • Resolutions are welcome from any RNS member in good standing.
  • Click here for a copy of the 2017 Resolutions Form
  • Each recommendation must be addressed separately, and accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation and implementation recommendations.
  • “Whereas” clauses should be used to outline the principal points supporting or explaining the resolution.
  • Resolutions should be accompanied by a concise summary of background information and supporting documentation.
  • The resolutions will first be considered by the Resolutions Committee for consideration. The Resolutions Committee will bring a recommendation to Board of Directors prior to the AGM.
  • Resolutions will be included on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting.

Resolutions will be accepted up to 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Given that the Resolutions Committee will not have adequate time to carry out research on resolutions received within 3 weeks of the AGM, the responsibility rests upon the resolution mover and seconder to provide adequate detailed background information in order for a resolution to be considered at the AGM.

Submission Timelines
If a resolution is related to a by-law change, it needs to be submitted to the Board by August 23rd, 2017. The Board then is required to communicate the resolution to membership 30 days before the AGM. Resolutions not dealt with at the AGM, due to time constraints, will be addressed at the next scheduled RNS Board meeting.

How to Submit
Resolutions may be submitted by fax or by mailing to the Recreation Nova Scotia office, Attention: Resolutions Committee Chairperson.

The Process after the AGM
The RNS Board places the approved resolutions on their 1st meeting’s agenda. At that time the Board determines if it has all the information it needs to proceed with action on the resolution, or if other information or Board education is needed. Part of this will include consideration of any implications to RNS. As in the past, anything that needs to be placed before the RNS membership will be brought forward.

Resolutions Updates

Resolutions documents can be downloaded in PDF format.

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