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    January 1, 2017

    Basketball Manitoba Bylaws


    Adoption on June 13, 2017

    BASKETBALL MANITOBA BYLAWS







    1. ARTICLE  I  GENERAL
    2. ARTICLE II  MEMBERSHIP
    3. ARTICLE III MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
    4. ARTICLE IV GOVERNANCE
    5. ARTICLE V OFFICERS
    6. ARTICLE VI  COMMITTEES
    7. ARTICLE VII  FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT
    8. ARTICLE VIII  AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
    9. ARTICLE IX  NOTICE 
    10. ARTICLE X  DISSOLUTION
    11. ARTICLE XI  INDEMNIFICATION
    12. ARTICLE XII  FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES 
    13. ARTICLE XIII  ADOPTION OF THESE BYLAWS

    ARTICLE  I  GENERAL (Back to Top)

    1.1 Purpose – These Bylaws relate to the general conduct of the affairs of the Manitoba Amateur Basketball Association, hereby operating as “Basketball Manitoba”, a corporation incorporated on October 29, 1976 under the Manitoba Corporations Act.
    1.2 Definitions – The following terms have these meanings in these Bylaws
      1. Act – the Manitoba Corporations Act, as amended
      2. Articles – the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation filed with the Registrar
      3. Corporation – the Organization i.e. Basketball Manitoba / Basketball Manitoba
      4. Auditor – an individual appointed by the Members at the Annual Meeting of the Members to audit the books, accounts and records of Basketball Manitoba for a report to the Members at the next Annual Meeting. The Auditor will not be an Employee or a Director of Basketball Manitoba
      5. Board – the Board of Directors of Basketball Manitoba
      6. Director – an individual elected or appointed to serve on the Board of Directors
      7. Member – all categories of membership pursuant to these Bylaws
      8. Officer – an individual elected or appointed to serve as an Officer of Basketball Manitoba pursuant to these Bylaws
      9. Ordinary Resolution – a resolution passed by a majority of the votes cast on that resolution
      10. Registrar – the Manitoba Registrar of Companies, or any successor or replacement agency
      11. Special Resolution – a resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the votes cast on that resolution or signed by all the voting members entitled to vote on that resolution
    1.3 Head Office – The head office of Basketball Manitoba will be located at an address in Manitoba as specified in the Articles.
    1.4 Corporate Seal – Basketball Manitoba may have a corporate seal, which may be adopted and may be changed by Ordinary Resolution of the Board.
    1.5 No Gain for Members – Basketball Manitoba will be carried on without the purpose of gain for its Members and any profits or other accretions to Basketball Manitoba will be used in promoting its objects.
    1.6 Ruling on Bylaws – Except as provided in the Act, the Board will have the authority to interpret any provision of these Bylaws that is contradictory, ambiguous, or unclear, provided such interpretation is consistent with the goals of Basketball Manitoba.
    1.7 Conduct of Meetings – Unless otherwise specified in the Act or these Bylaws, meetings of the Members and meetings of the Board will be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order (current edition).

    ARTICLE II  MEMBERSHIP (Back to Top)

    Categories of Membership
    • 2.1 Categories – Basketball Manitoba has the following categories of Member:
    1. Club/League Member – A club or league that is registered as a member of Basketball Manitoba and has agreed to abide by its Bylaws, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
    2. Individual Member – Any individual who is a participant, coach, official, or administrator, who is registered with Basketball Manitoba, and who has agreed to abide by the its Bylaws, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.  
    3. Honourary Member – Any individual approved by Special Resolution of the Board who has contributed greatly to the development or promotion of Basketball Manitoba and has who agreed to abide by its Bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
    Admission of Members
    • 2.2 Admission of Members – Any candidate will be admitted as a Member or renewed as a Member if:
      1. The candidate member makes an application for membership in a manner prescribed by Basketball Manitoba;
      2. The candidate member was at any time previously a Member, the candidate member was a Member in good standing at the time of ceasing to be a Member;
      3. The candidate member has paid fees as prescribed by the Board;
      4. The candidate member agrees to uphold and comply with Basketball Manitoba governing documents;
      5. The candidate member meets any other condition of membership determined by the Board;
      6. The candidate member has met the applicable definition listed in Section 2.1; and
      7. The candidate member has been approved by Ordinary Resolution by the Board or by any committee or individual delegated this authority by the Board.
    Membership Status and Fees
    • 2.3 Year – Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the membership year of Basketball Manitoba will be set annually based on when the application was made.
    • 2.4 Dues – Membership dues for will be determined annually by the Board.
    • 2.5 Duration – Membership duration is accorded on an annual basis and Members will re-apply for membership annually.
    • 2.6 Deadline – Members will be notified in writing of the membership fees at any time payable, and if the membership dues are not paid within sixty (60) days of the membership renewal date or notice of default, the Member in default will automatically cease to be a Member of Basketball Manitoba.

    Transfer, Suspension, and Termination of Membership
    • 2.7 Transfer – Membership in Basketball Manitoba is non-transferable.
    • 2.8 Suspension – A Member may be suspended, pending the outcome of a discipline hearing in accordance with Basketball Manitoba policies related to discipline, or by Special Resolution of the Board at a meeting of the Board provided the Member has been given notice of and the opportunity to be heard at such meeting.  
    • 2.9 Termination – Membership in Basketball Manitoba will terminate immediately upon:
      1. The expiration of the Member’s annual membership, unless renewed in accordance with these Bylaws;
      2. The Member fails to maintain any of the qualifications or conditions of membership described in Section 2.1 of these Bylaws;
      3. Resignation by the Member by giving written notice to Basketball Manitoba;
      4. Dissolution of Basketball Manitoba;
      5. A decision made by a panel in accordance with Basketball Manitoba applicable discipline policies;
      6. The Member’s death or dissolution; or
      7. By Ordinary Resolution of the Board or of the Members at a duly called meeting, provided fifteen (15) days’ notice is given and the Member is provided with reasons and the opportunity to be heard. Notice will sent out with the reasons for termination of membership and the Member receiving the notice will be entitled to submit a written submission opposing the termination.
    • 2.10 May Not Resign – A Member may not resign from Basketball Manitoba when the Member is subject to disciplinary investigation or action by the Corporation.
    • 2.11 Arrears – A Member will be expelled from Basketball Manitoba for failing to pay membership fees or monies owed to the Corporation by the deadline dates prescribed by the Board.
    • 2.12 Discipline – A Member may be disciplined in accordance with Basketball Manitoba policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Members.
    • 2.13 Fees Payable – Any fees, subscriptions, or other monies owed to Basketball Manitoba by suspended or expelled Members will remain due
    Good Standing
    • 2.14 Definition – A Member will be in good standing provided that the Member:
      1. Has not ceased to be a Member;
      2. Has not been suspended or expelled from membership, or had other membership restrictions or sanctions imposed;
      3. Has completed and remitted all documents as required by Basketball Manitoba;
      4. Has complied with the Bylaws, policies, and rules of Basketball Manitoba;
      5. Is not subject to a disciplinary investigation or action by Basketball Manitoba, or if subject to disciplinary action previously, has fulfilled all terms and conditions of such disciplinary action to the satisfaction of the Board; and
      6. Has paid all required membership fees.
    • 2.14 Cease to be in Good Standing – Members that cease to be in good standing, as determined by the Board or a Disciplinary Panel, will not be entitled to vote at meetings of the Members or be entitled to the benefits and privileges of membership until such time as the Board is satisfied that the Member has met the definition of good standing.

    ARTICLE III MEETINGS OF MEMBERS (Back to Top)

    • 3.1 Annual Meeting – Basketball Manitoba will hold meetings of Members at such date, time and place as determined by the Board within the Province of Manitoba. The Annual Meeting will be held within fifteen (15) months of the last Annual Meeting and within six (6) months of the Basketball Manitoba fiscal year end. Any Member, upon request, will be provided, not less than twenty-one (21) days before the Annual Meeting and not more than fifty (50) days, with a copy of the approved financial statements, auditor’s report or review engagement report.
    • 3.2 Special Meeting – A Special Meeting of the Members may be called at any time by the Board or upon the written requisition of five (5%) percent or more of the Members for any purpose connected with the affairs of Basketball Manitoba that does not fall within the exceptions listed in the Act or is otherwise inconsistent with the Act, within twenty-one (21) days from the date of the deposit of the requisition.
    • 3.3 Participation/Holding by Electronic Means – Any person entitled to attend a meeting of Members may participate in the meeting by telephonic or electronic means that permit all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting if Basketball Manitoba makes such means available. A person so participating in a meeting is deemed to be present at the meeting. The Directors or Members, as the case may be, may determine that the meeting be held entirely by telephonic or electronic means that permit all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.
    • 3.4 Notice – Written or electronic notice of the date of the Annual Meeting will be given to all Members in good standing, Directors, and the Auditor at least twenty-one (21) days and not more than fifty (50) days prior to the date of the meeting. Notice will contain a proposed agenda, nominations of Directors, and any resolutions or amendments to be decided.
    • 3.5 Waiver of Notice – Any person who is entitled to notice of a meeting of the Members may waive notice, and attendance of the person at the meeting is a waiver of notice of the meeting, unless the person attends the meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the grounds that the meeting was not lawfully called in accordance with these Bylaws.
    • 3.6 Error or Omission in Giving Notice ​– No error or omission in giving notice of any meeting of the Members shall invalidate the meeting or make void any proceedings taken at the meeting.
    • 3.7 Business – All business transacted at a Special Meeting and all business transacted at an Annual Meeting (except consideration of the financial statements, auditor’s report, election of Directors, and re-appointment of the incumbent auditor) is deemed to be special business.
    • 3.8 Proposal – Any Member may raise special business at a meeting of the Members, in the form of a proposal, for the nomination of Directors, amendment of Bylaws, or for general discussion, provided the proposal contains the name and address of the member, a statement of less than 200 words in support of the proposal, and is submitted to Basketball Manitoba at least ninety (90) days prior to the anniversary date of the previous Annual Meeting.
    • 3.9 Proposal Rejection – Basketball Manitoba is not required to comply with a Member proposal if it has been submitted fewer than ninety (90) days prior to the anniversary date of the previous Annual Meeting, if it is clearly for the Member’s personal gain or for redressing a personal grievance against Basketball Manitoba or its Directors, or if a substantially similar proposal was submitted within the previous two years.
    • 3.10 Agenda – The agenda for the Annual Meeting may include:
      1. Call to order
      2. Establishment of quorum
      3. Appointment of scrutineers
      4. Approval of the agenda
      5. Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
      6. Presentation and approval of reports
      7. Report of Auditors
      8. Appointment of Auditors
      9. Presentation of Budget
      10. Approval of membership fees
      11. Business as specified in the meeting notice
      12. Election of new Directors
      13. Adjournment
    • 3.11 Scrutineers – At the beginning of each meeting, the Board may appoint one or more scrutineers who will be responsible for ensuring that votes are properly cast and counted.
    • 3.12 Quorum – Twenty-one (21) voting Members present or by proxy will constitute a quorum. If a quorum is present at the opening of a meeting of the Members, the Members present may proceed with the business of the meeting, even if a quorum is not present throughout the meeting.
    • 3.13 Adjournments – With the majority consent of the Members present and after quorum is ascertained, the Members may adjourn a meeting of Members and no notice is required for continuation of the meeting if the meeting is held within thirty (30) days. Any business may be brought before or dealt with at any adjourned meeting which might have been brought before or dealt with at the original meeting in accordance with the notice calling the same.
    • 3.14 Attendance – The only persons entitled to attend a meeting of the Members are the Members, the parents or guardians of a Member if the Member is younger than 18 years old, the Directors, the auditors of Basketball Manitoba, individuals possessing a proxy on behalf of a Member, and others who are entitled or required under any provision of the Act or the articles to be present at the meeting. Any other person may be admitted only if invited by the Chair or with the majority consent of the Members present.
    Voting at Meetings of Members
    • 3.15 Voting Privileges – Members will have the following voting rights :
      1. Club/League Members are entitled to appoint Delegates who have one vote each.
      2. Each registered league shall be entitled to the following number of votes : 6 – 10 registered teams shall have 1 vote ; 11 - 25 registered teams shall have 2 votes ;  26 – 75 registered teams shall have 3 votes ; over 75 registered teams shall have 4 votes
      3. Any Club composed of six (6) teams or more shall be entitled to one vote.
      4. The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum – one vote
      5. The Manitoba Basketball Officials Association(MABO) – one vote
      6. Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association MHSAA) – one vote
      7. Brandon University Bobcats – one vote
      8. University of Manitoba Bisons – one vote
      9. University of Winnipeg Wesmen – one vote
      10. Manitoba Colleges Athletic Association (MCAC) – one vote
      11. Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association (MWSA) – one vote
      12. No person shall be entitled to vote in more than one capacity.
      13. Honourary Members do not have a vote
    • 3.16 Delegates – Members will appoint in writing (inclusive of electronic notice) to Basketball Manitoba, seven (7) days prior to the meeting of Members, the name of the Delegate(s) to represent the Member. Delegates must be at least eighteen years of age, of sound mind, and be acting as the Member’s representative. Once appointed, a Delegate may not vote by proxy.
    • 3.17 Voting on Fundamental Changes – Each class of Member is permitted to vote separately on fundamental changes affecting Basketball Manitoba.
    • 3.18 Proxy Voting – Every Member entitled to vote at a meeting of Members may, by means of a proxy, appoint a proxy holder to attend and vote on behalf of the Member. The proxy holder need not be a Member. A proxy must: a) be signed by the Member; b) be in a form that complies with the Act; c) comply with the format stipulated by Basketball Manitoba; and d) be submitted to the Registered Office of Basketball Manitoba at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting of the Members
    • 3.19 Determination of Votes – Votes will be determined by a show of hands, orally, or electronic ballot, except in the case of elections which require a secret ballot, unless a secret or recorded ballot is requested by a Member.
    • 3.20 Majority of Votes – Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, an Ordinary Resolution will decide each issue.


    ARTICLE IV GOVERNANCE (Back to Top)

    Composition of the Board
    • 4.1 Directors – The Board will consist of ten (10) Directors.
    • 4.2 Composition of the Board – The Board will consist of the following:
      1. President
      2. Vice President
      3. Treasurer
      4. Seven Directors
    • 4.3 Directors – Elected Directors may be selected, by the Board, to serve as Directors of various portfolios related to the operations of Basketball Manitoba (e.g., MABO representative, High Performance, Club Representative, etc.). Directors may have more than one portfolio and may be assigned and removed duties by Ordinary Resolution of the Board.
    Eligibility of Directors
    • 4.4 Eligibility – To be eligible for election as a Director, an individual must: a) Be eighteen (18) years of age or older; b) Have the power under law to contract; c) Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country.
    Election of Directors
    • 4.5 Nominations Committee – The Board may appoint a Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee will be responsible to solicit and receive nominations for the election of the Directors.
    • 4.6 Nomination – Any nomination of an individual for election as a Director will: a) Include the written consent of the nominee by signed or electronic signature; b) Comply with the procedures established by the Nominations Committee; and c) Be submitted to the Registered Office of Basketball Manitoba seven (7) days prior to the Annual Meeting. This timeline may be extended by Ordinary Resolution of the Board.
    • 4.7 Nominations from the Floor – An individual may be nominated from the floor of the meeting of the Members in accordance with the Act.
    • 4.8 Circulation of Nominations – Valid nominations will be circulated to Members at the Annual Meeting prior to the elections.
    • 4.9 Election – Five (5) Directors will be elected at each Annual Meeting as follows: a) The President and four (4) Directors will be elected at alternate Annual Meetings to those listed in subsection b. b) The Vice President, Treasurer, and three (3) Directors will be elected at alternate Annual Meetings to those listed in subsection a.
    • 4.10 Director Elections – Elections for the Director positions will be decided by majority vote of the Members in accordance with the following:
      1. Equal number of Nominations and Available Positions – Winners declared by Ordinary Resolution.
      2. More Nominations than Available Positions – The nominee(s) with the highest number of votes and an Ordinary Resolution will fill the available positions until the all the available positions have been filled. In the case of a tie for the final available position, a second vote will be conducted between the tied nominees.
    • 4.11 Terms – Directors will serve terms of two (2) years and will hold office until they or their successors have been duly elected in accordance with these Bylaws, unless they resign, or are removed from or vacate their office.
    Appointed Directors
    • 4.13 Appointed Directors – Except when filling a vacancy on the Board for the remainder of a Director’s term or when the Director is ex-officio (non-voting), Directors may not be appointed.
    Resignation and Removal of Directors
    • 4.14 Resignation – A Director may resign from the Board at any time by presenting his or her notice of resignation to the Board. This resignation will become effective the date on which the notice is received by the Secretary or at the time specified in the notice, whichever is later. When a Director who is subject to a disciplinary investigation or action of Basketball Manitoba resigns, that Director will nonetheless be subject to any sanctions or consequences resulting from the disciplinary investigation or action.
    • 4.15 Vacate Office – The office of any Director will be vacated automatically if:
      1. The Director becomes no longer eligible to be a Director; or
      2. The Director dies.
    • 4.16 Removal – A Director may be removed by Ordinary Resolution of the Members at a meeting of the Members, provided the Director has been given reasonable written notice of, and the opportunity to be present and to be heard at, such a meeting.
    Filling a Vacancy on the Board
    • 4.17 Vacancy – Where the position of a Director becomes vacant for whatever reason and there is still a quorum of Directors, the Board may appoint a qualified individual to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the previous Director’s term.
    Meetings of the Board
    • 4.18 Call of Meeting – A meeting of the Board will be held at any time and place as determined by the President, or by written requisition of at least two (2) Directors.
    • 4.19 Chair – The President will be the Chair of all meetings of the Board unless designated by the President. In the absence of the President, or if the meeting of the Board was not called by the President, the Vice-President (or designate) will be the Chair of the meeting.
    • 4.20 Notice – Written notice, served other than by mail, of meetings of the Board will be given to all Directors at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled meeting. Notice served by mail will be sent at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting. No notice of a meeting of the Board is required if all Directors waive notice, or if those absent consent to the meeting being held in their absence. If a quorum of Directors is present, each newly elected or appointed Board may, without notice, hold its first meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.
    • 4.21 Board Meeting With New Directors – For a first meeting of the Board held immediately following the election of Directors at a meeting of the Members, or for a meeting of the Board at which a Director is appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board, it is not necessary to give notice of the meeting to the newly elected or appointed Director(s).
    • 4.22 Quorum – At any meeting of the Board, quorum will be a majority of Directors.
    • 4.23 Voting – Each Director is entitled to one vote. Voting will be by a show of hands, written, or orally unless a majority of Directors present request a secret ballot. Resolutions will be passed by Ordinary Resolution.
    • 4.24 No Alternate Directors – No person shall act for an absent Director at a meeting of directors.
    • 4.25 Written Resolutions – A resolution in writing signed by all the Directors is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Board.
    • 4.26 Closed Meetings – Meetings of the Board will be closed to Members and the public except by invitation of the Board.
    • 4.27 Meetings by Telecommunications – A meeting of the Board may be held by telephone conference call or by means of other telecommunications technology. Directors who participate in a meeting by telecommunications technology are considered to have attended the meeting.
    Duties of Directors
    • 4.28 Standard of Care – Every Director will:
      1. Act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Corporation; and
      2. Exercise the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.
    Powers of the Board
    • 4.29 Powers of Basketball Manitoba – Except as otherwise provided in the Act or these Bylaws, the Board has the powers of Basketball Manitoba and may delegate any of its powers, duties, and functions.
    • 4.30 Empowered – The Board is empowered, including but not limited to:
      1. Make policies and procedures or manage the affairs of Basketball Manitoba in accordance with the Act and these Bylaws;
      2. Make policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Members, and have the authority to discipline Members in accordance with such policies and procedures;
      3. Make policies and procedures relating to the management of disputes within Basketball Manitoba and deal with disputes in accordance with such policies and procedures;
      4. Employ or engage under contract such persons as it deems necessary to carry out the work of Basketball Manitoba;
      5. Determine registration procedures, recommend membership dues, and determine other registration requirements;
      6. Enable Basketball Manitoba to receive donations and benefits for the purpose of furthering the objects and purposes of Basketball Manitoba;
      7. Make expenditures for the purpose of furthering the objects and purposes of Basketball Manitoba;
      8. Borrow money upon the credit of Basketball Manitoba as it deems necessary in accordance with these Bylaws; and
      9. Perform any other duties from time to time as may be in the best interests of Basketball Manitoba.

    ARTICLE V OFFICERS (Back to Top)

    • 5.1 Composition – The Officers will be comprised of the President, Vice President and Treasurer.
    • 5.2 Duties – The duties of Officers are as follows:
      1. The President will be the chair of the Board, will preside at the Annual and Special Meetings of Basketball Manitoba and at meetings of the Board unless otherwise designated, will be the official spokesperson of Basketball Manitoba, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.
      2. The Vice President will, in the absence or disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.
      3. The Treasurer will, subject to the powers and duties of the Board, keep proper accounting records as required by the Act, will cause to be deposited all monies received by Basketball Manitoba in Basketball Manitoba's bank account, will supervise the management and the disbursement of funds of Basketball Manitoba, when required will provide the Board with an account of financial transactions and the financial position of Basketball Manitoba, will prepare annual budgets, will oversee and supervise office staff, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.
    • 5.3 Delegation of Duties – At the discretion of the Officer and with approval by Ordinary Resolution of the Board, any Officer may delegate any duties of that office to appropriate staff or committee of Basketball Manitoba, or to another Director.
    • 5.4 Removal – An Officer may be removed by Ordinary Resolution at a meeting of the Board or of the Members, provided the Officer has been given notice of and the opportunity to be present and to be heard at the meeting where such Ordinary Resolution is put to a vote. If the Officer is removed by the Members, his or her position as a Director (if applicable) will automatically and simultaneously be terminated.
    • 5.5 Vacancy – Where the position of an elected Officer becomes vacant for any reason, the Board will appoint another Director to fill the vacancy until the end of the term.
    • 5.6 Other Officers – The Board may determine other Officer positions and appoint individuals to fill those positions. Other Officers need not be Directors.


    ARTICLE VI  COMMITTEES (Back to Top)

    • 6.1 Appointment of Committees – The Board may appoint such committees as it deems necessary for managing the affairs of Basketball Manitoba and may appoint members of committees or provide for the election of members of committees, may prescribe the duties and terms of reference of committees, and may delegate to any Committee any of its powers, duties, and functions.
    • 6.2 Quorum – A quorum for any committee will be the majority of its voting members.
    • 6.3 Honorari – The Board, at its discretion, may provide honoraria for some members of committees.
    • 6.4 Vacancy – When a vacancy occurs on any Committee, the Board may appoint a qualified individual to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the Committee’s term.
    • 6.5 President Ex-officio – With the exception of the Executive Committee, on which the President is a voting member, the President will be an ex-officio non-voting member of all Committees of the Society.
    • 6.6 Removal – The Board may remove any member of any Committee.
    • 6.7 Debts – No Committee will have the authority to incur debts in the name of Basketball Manitoba.  
         
    ARTICLE VII  FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT (Back to Top)

    • 7.1 Fiscal Year – Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the fiscal year of Basketball Manitoba will be April 1st to March 31st .
    • 7.2 Bank – The banking business of the Corporation will be conducted at such financial institution as the Board may determine.
    • 7.3 Auditors – At each Annual Meeting the Members will appoint an auditor to audit or conduct a review engagement of the books, accounts and records of Basketball Manitoba in accordance with the Act. The auditor will hold office until the next Annual Meeting. The auditor will not be an employee, Officer, or Director of Basketball Manitoba and must be permitted to conduct an audit or review engagement of Basketball Manitoba under the Public Accounting Act, 2004, as amended.
    • 7.4 Annual Financial Statements – The Directors will approve financial statements (evidenced by signature of two or more Directors) of Basketball Manitoba of the last fiscal year of Basketball Manitoba but not more than six (6) months before the Annual Meeting and present the approved financial statements before the Members at every Annual Meeting. A copy of the Annual Financial Statements will be provided to any Member requesting a copy of the Financial Statements not less than twenty-one (21) days before the Annual Meeting. The Financial Statements will include: a) The financial statements; b) The auditor’s report; and c) Any further information respecting the financial position of Basketball Manitoba.
    • 7.5 Books and Records – The necessary books and records of Basketball Manitoba required by these Bylaws or by applicable law will be necessarily and properly kept. The books and records include, but are not limited to:
      • a) Basketball Manitoba's articles and Bylaws;
      • b) The minutes of meetings of the Members and of any committee of Members;
      • c) The resolutions of the Members and of any committee of Members;
      • d) The minutes of meetings of the Directors or any committee of Directors;
      • e) The resolutions of the Directors and of any committee of Directors;
      • f) A register of Directors;
      • g) A register of Officers;
      • h) A register of Members; and
      • i) Account records adequate to enable the Directors to ascertain the financial position of Basketball Manitoba on a quarterly basis.
    • 7.6 Signing Authority – Contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, mortgages, charges, conveyances, transfers and assignments of property, leases and discharges for the payment of money or other obligations, conveyances, transfers and assignments of shares, stocks, bonds, debentures, or other securities, agencies, powers of attorney, instruments of proxy, voting certificates, returns, documents, reports, or any other instruments in writing to be executed by the Corporation will be executed by at least one (1) of the Officers or other individuals, as designated by the Board. In addition, the Board may direct a manner in which the person or persons by whom any particular instrument or class of instruments may or will be signed.
    • 7.7 High Value Contracts – All financial instruments and contracts with a value larger than $5,000 must be signed by two (2) Officers or other individuals as designated by the Board that hold the signing authority of Basketball Manitoba.
    • 7.8 Property – Basketball Manitoba may acquire, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of securities, lands, buildings, or other property, or any right or interest therein, for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as the Board may determine.
    • 7.9 Borrowing – Basketball Manitoba may borrow funds under such terms and conditions as the Board may determine, as permitted by the Act.
    • 7.10 Borrowing Restriction – The Members may, by Special Resolution, restrict the borrowing powers of the Board but a restriction so imposed expires at the next Annual Meeting.
    Remuneration
    • 7.11 No Remuneration – All Directors, Officers (with the exception of paid employees of Basketball Manitoba who have been appointed as Officers), and members of Committees (except as permitted by these Bylaws) will serve their term of office without remuneration (unless approved by at a meeting of Members) except for reimbursement of expenses as approved by the Board. This section does not preclude a Director or member of a Committee from providing goods or services to Basketball Manitoba under contract or for purchase. Any Director or member of a Committee will disclose the conflict/potential conflict in accordance with these Bylaws.
    Conflict of Interest  
    • 7.12 Conflict of Interest – A Director, Officer or member of a Committee who has an interest, or who may be perceived as having an interest, in a proposed contract or transaction with Basketball Manitoba will disclose fully and promptly the nature and extent of such interest to the Board or Committee, as the case may be, will refrain from voting or speaking in debate on such contract or transaction, will refrain from influencing the decision on such contract or transaction, and will otherwise comply with the requirements of the Act regarding conflict of interest.

    ARTICLE VIII  AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS (Back to Top)

    • 8.1 Amendment by Directors – These Bylaws may be amended, revised, repealed or added to by the Directors by Ordinary Resolution at any meeting of the Directors. Amendments resolved by Directors take effect immediately. Amendments by Directors must be ratified by Ordinary Resolution of the Members at any meeting of the Members. If an amendment by Directors is not ratified by the Members, it ceases to take effect.
    • 8.2 Amendment by Member Proposal – These Bylaws may be amended, revised, repealed or added to by member proposal, as described in these Bylaws. Amendments by member proposal must be approved by Ordinary Resolution of the Members at any meeting of the Members. Amendments by member proposal that are approved by the Members take effect immediately.

    ARTICLE IX  NOTICE (Back to Top)

    • 9.1 Written Notice – In these Bylaws, written notice will mean notice which is hand-delivered or provided by mail, fax, email, or courier to the address of record of the individual, Director, Officer, or Member, as applicable.
    • 9.2 Date of Notice – Date of notice will be the date on which receipt of the notice is confirmed verbally where the notice is hand-delivered, electronically where the notice is faxed or emailed, or in writing where the notice is couriered, or in the case of notice that is provided by mail, five (5) days after the date the mail is postmarked.
    • 9.3 Error in Notice – The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting of the Board or of the Members, the failure of any Director or Member to receive notice, or an error in any notice which does not affect its substance will not invalidate any action taken at the Meeting.

    ARTICLE X  DISSOLUTION (Back to Top)

    • 10.1 Dissolution – Basketball Manitoba  may be dissolved in accordance with the Act.


    ARTICLE XI  INDEMNIFICATION (Back to Top)

    • 11.1 Will Indemnify – Basketball Manitoba  will indemnify and hold harmless out of the funds of Basketball Manitoba  each Director and any individual who acts at Basketball Manitoba's request in a similar capacity, their heirs, executors and administrators from and against any and all claims, charges, expenses, demands, actions or costs, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment, which may arise or be incurred as a result of occupying the position or performing the duties of a Director or and any individual who acts at Basketball Manitoba's request in a similar capacity.
    • 11.2 Will Not Indemnify – Basketball Manitoba will not indemnify a Director or any individual who acts at Basketball Manitoba's request in a similar capacity for acts of fraud, dishonesty, bad faith, breach of any statutory duty or responsibility imposed upon him or her under the Act. For further clarity, Basketball Manitoba will not indemnify an individual unless:
      • a) The individual acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of Basketball Manitoba; and
      • b) If the matter is a criminal or administrative proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, the individual had reasonable grounds for believing that his or her conduct was lawful.
    • 11.3 Insurance – Basketball Manitoba will, at all times, maintain in force such Directors and Officers liability insurance.

    ARTICLE XII  FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES (Back to Top)

    • 12.1 Fundamental Changes – Under the Act, a Special Resolution of all Members is required to make the following fundamental changes to the Bylaws or articles of Basketball Manitoba. Fundamental Changes are defined as follows:
      1. Change Basketball Manitoba's name;
      2. Add, change or remove any restriction on the activities that Basketball Manitoba may carry on;
      3. Create new classes of membership or amend, vary or delete current classes of membership; and
      4. Change to whom the property remaining on liquidation after the discharge of any liabilities of Basketball Manitoba is to be distributed;

    ARTICLE XIII  ADOPTION OF THESE BYLAWS (Back to Top)

    • 13.1 Ratification – These Bylaws were ratified by Ordinary Resolution of the Members of Basketball Manitoba at a meeting of Members duly called and held on June 13, 2017.
    • 13.2 Repeal of Prior Bylaws – In ratifying these Bylaws, the Members of Basketball Manitoba  repeal all prior Bylaws of Basketball Manitoba provided that such repeal does not impair the validity of any action done pursuant to the repealed Bylaws.

    BASKETBALL MANITOBA POLICIES (Back to Top)
    Under Development :
    • Conflict of Interest Policy
    • Dispute Resolution Policy
    • Human Resources Policy
    • Financial Policy
    • Screening Policy

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