PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT(s) -Updated

Changes: Page 5 (7.06 & 11.01) were posted on Bulletin Boards but not included on website.

April 6, 2016

PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: V – District Lodge Officers – Designation of Officers – 5.03

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

5.03 -There shall be two affiliated groups. Members employed by an airline will be considered Air Transport. Any other group in Transportation shall be known as Service.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

5.03 -There shall be three (3) affiliated groups. Members employed by Air Canada will be considered Air Transport. Members employed as an Airport Screener in the Central Region will be considered Airport Screeners. Any other group in Transportation shall be known as Service.

ARTICLE NUMBER: V – District Lodge Officers – Qualifications for Office – 5.07

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

5.07– Any member in continuous good standing within an affiliated Local Lodge under the District Lodge shall be entitled to run for District Office, excepting those Offices having regional and representational restrictions.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

5.07 – Any member in continuous good standing within an affiliated Local Lodge under the District Lodge shall be entitled to run for District Office in accordance with all regional and representational restrictions applicable to the Office.

 

April 6, 2016

PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: V – District Lodge Officers – Nominations and Elections – 5.09

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

5.09 – The PDGC and ST shall be nominated and elected by the Delegates to the annual convention Board members shall be selected within their region, by consensus. When consensus cannot be reached the issue shall be decided by a secret ballot vote of the entire delegate body.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

5.09 – The PDGC and ST shall be nominated and elected by the Delegates to the annual convention every fourth (4th) year in accordance with Section 5.08 commencing with the 2016 convention. Executive Board members shall be selected within their region, by consensus, every fourth (4th) year at convention in accordance with Section 5.08 commencing with the 2018 convention, except as noted in Section 5.12 of these Bylaws. When consensus cannot be reached the issue shall be decided by a secret ballot vote of the entire Delegate body.

 

ARTICLE NUMBER: V – District Lodge Officers – Nominations and Elections – 5.10 (a)

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

5.10 (a) – Eligible nominees for the PDGC and ST shall be announced by the ST. Delegates to Convention shall vote upon the nominees by secret ballot. The ballot will be plain paper, with the delegate writing the name of his or her nominee on the inside of the ballot, folding the ballot and writing their prorated number of Local Lodge votes on the top fold of the ballot in accordance with the Roll Call vote formula for the District (one vote per 100 members or major portion thereof).

PROPOSED CHANGE:

5.10 (a) – Eligible nominees for the PDGC and ST shall be announced by the ST. Delegates to Convention shall vote upon the nominees by secret ballot. The ballot will be plain paper, with the delegate writing the name of his or her nominee on the inside of the ballot, folding the ballot and placing the ballot in the ballot box. Prior to handing the ballot to the delegate, the Tellers shall write the delegate’s prorated number of Local Lodge votes on the top fold of the ballot in accordance with the Roll Call vote formula for the District (one (1) vote per 100 members or major portion thereof).

 

April 6, 2016

PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: V – District Lodge Officers – Nominations and Elections – 5.10 (b)

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

5.10 (b) – The PDGC shall appoint tellers from the Convention who shall collect and count the ballots. In the event of more than one nominee, the candidate with the least number of votes will be dropped from subsequent balloting . In multiple balloting, the candidate who receives more than fifty percent plus one vote (50% + 1) of the assembled delegate vote shall be declared elected.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

5.10 (b) – The PDGC in consultation with the Executive Board shall appoint tellers from the Convention who shall collect and count the ballots. In the event of more than two nominees, the candidate with the least number of votes will be dropped from subsequent balloting. In multiple balloting, the candidate who receives more than fifty percent plus one vote (50% + 1) of the assembled delegate vote shall be declared elected.

 

ARTICLE NUMBER: VI– Duties of Officers – 6.04

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

6.04 – The Secretary-treasurer (ST) shall keep a record of all minutes and books of account of the District Lodge. The ST will present and pay all bills properly drawn for approval carry put the fiduciary and Constitutional in a timely manner and write letters for the District over its seal when authorized to do so. The ST will submit a copy of the semi-annual audit to the Lodges under District jurisdiction and monthly financial statements to the Executive Board. The ST will tender all financial records for audit semi-annually. The audits will take place as soon as possible after June and September.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

6.04 – The Secretary-treasurer (ST) shall keep a record of all minutes and books of account of the District Lodge. The ST will present and pay all bills properly drawn for approval carry put the fiduciary and Constitutional in a timely manner and write letters for the District over its seal when authorized to do so. The ST will inform and get approval from the Executive Board for all planned investments and reinvestments in excess of $25,000. The ST shall be proficient in VLM or any successor Grand Lodge accounting programs. The ST will submit a copy of the semiannual audit to the Lodges under District jurisdiction and monthly financial statements to the Executive Board. The ST will tender all financial records for audit semi-annually. The audits will take place as soon as possible after June and December.

 

April 6, 2016

PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: VI – Duties of Officers – 6.10

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

6.10 – The District Lodge Executive Board shall decide the assigned location of the General Chairperson(s). For All elections the assigned location must be designated on the notice of nomination. In the event that the assigned location of the General Chairperson is changed after they assume office, the District Lodge shall pay for moving expenses to their new location. These expenses will include family move, office, automobile and household furnishings.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

6.10 – The District Lodge Executive Board shall decide the assigned location of the General Chairperson(s). In the event that the assigned location of the General Chairperson is changed after they assume office, the District Lodge shall pay for moving expenses to their new location. These expenses will include family move, office, automobile and household furnishings.

 

ARTICLE NUMBER: VII– Government of District Lodge – 7.03

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

7.03 – The Eastern Region shall encompass Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

7.03 – The Eastern Region shall encompass Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.


 

Amendment(s) continue below:

Note: Amendment(s) below added to web on April 13, 2016
Bulletin Boards in the workplace are complete.

 

PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT

ARTICLE NUMBER: VII – Government of District Lodge – 7.06

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

7.06 – The Offices for the regions shall be:

(a) Eastern – Montreal
(b) Central – Toronto
(c) Western – Vancouver

The Eastern Regional Office must have a bilingual requirement for clerical staff and the Eastern
Regional Office will service the bilingual requirements of District 140. Centralized Accounting
System will be established in the Eastern Regional Office.

PROPOSED CHANGE:

7.06 – The Offices for the regions shall be:

(a) Eastern – Montreal
(b) Central – Toronto
(c) Western – Vancouver

The Eastern Regional Office must have a bilingual requirement for clerical staff and the Eastern
Regional Office will service the bilingual requirements of District 140.

 

ARTICLE NUMBER: XI – Electoral Procedures and Qualifications for General Chairpersons – 11 .01

ARTICLE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN:

11.01 – In the month of July, prior to the expiry date of the term of a General Chairperson(s), the ST shall notify all affected Local Lodges to issue a nomination notice for the position(s).

PROPOSED CHANGE:

11.01 – On or before July 2, prior to the expiry date of the term of a General Chairperson(s), the ST shall notify all affected Local Lodges to issue a nomination notice for the position(s).

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