BRBHA Nomination Process for Directors Objective 1) To provide the members of the Bow River Bruins Hockey Association with advanced notice of the individuals running for a Director position within the Association so that they can make an informed decision when they vote. 2) To allow all candidates running for a particular Director position with sufficient time to prepare for the election. Process An incumbent Director (including an Executive Officer or a Community Officer) whose position is up for re-election must declare by notice to the President, his or her desire to re-run for their position at least 14 days prior to the date of the AGM. No less than 12 days prior to the date of the AGM, a list of Director positions up for re-election will be posted, together with notice as to whether the incumbent Director intends to re-rerun for the position. Any BRBHA member in good standing may nominate another BRBHA member in good standing for the position of Director. Such nominations must be made at least 7 days prior to the date of the AGM. Nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a statement of acceptance from the nominee. Nominations for the positions of President, 1st Vice President or 2nd Vice President must be made at least 7 days prior to the date of the AGM. No nominations will be taken for these positions from the floor. If an incumbent Director whose position is up for re-election has indicated that he or she will re-run for their position and there have been no additional nominations for such position made prior to the 7 day deadline, the incumbent will be acclaimed. If there have been additional nominations received prior to the 7 day deadline, a vote will be held at the AGM by ballot. If an incumbent Director whose position is up for re-election has indicated that he or she will not re-run for their position and there has been only one nomination for such position received prior to the 7 day deadline, the nominated member will be acclaimed. If there has been more than one nomination received prior to the 7 day deadline, a vote will be held at the AGM by ballot. Except for nominations for the positions of President, 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President, if there has been no nominations received prior to the 7 day deadline, nominations will be taken from the floor during the AGM. An updated list of the Director positions up for re-election together with an updated nominee list for such positionswill be posted on the website at least 5 days prior to the AGM. Candidates running for Director positions will be provided with the opportunity to make a brief presentation to the members at the AGM followed by a question and answer period with the members.
Notes on Votes per Family and Voting
Bow River’s bylaws for purposes of voting at a Member meeting define a member as: “Member” means any of: (i) a Player who is eighteen (18) years of age or older; or (ii) a parent or guardian of a Player under the age of eighteen (18) years of age; provided that each Player under the age of eighteen (18) years of age may only have one (1) parent or guardian as it’s representative Member for the purposes exercising such Player’s right to vote at any meeting of the Members.
This means, for example, that a family with 2 (two) children properly registered with Bow River will have 2 (two) votes.