2019-2020 Board Nominees
Constitutional Amendments to Approve or Reject
Article 4.8 - Restriction on Board Directors active in Public Interest Projects/Working Groups
Each director, at the time of their election and throughout their office shall not be allowed to be a member of an OPIRG McMaster working group. A director may not attend working group meetings unless it is part of his/her/their Working Group portfolio.
The 2018-2019 Board of Directors is recommending the membership reject this amendment and is proposing a new amendment (see below)
NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
The current OPIRG McMaster Board of Directors recommends the OPIRG membership reject an amendment which was accepted at the 2018 AGM.
2019 AGM Proposed Amendment: “Directors can be members of working groups. However, no more than two directors at the time of their election and throughout their term in office shall be allowed to be a member of the same OPIRG McMaster working group.”
The following amendments are put forward by the outgoing board of directors.
Proposed Amendment to Article 5.3: “The majority of the Board of Directors shall form quorum for the transaction of business. Given a nine-member Board of Directors, quorum will be five members present.”
Proposed Amendment to Article 5.4: “In the event that a Board meeting begins with quorum, and because of the departure of one or more of the Directors quorum is lost, the Directors who remain, provided they number at least four, may continue to transact the business of the meeting.”
Proposed Amendment to Article 8.2: “At the first election of Directors, nine Directors shall be elected of whom, one half will serve for a one year term or until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified. The remaining half Directors elected will serve for a two year term, or until their successors shall have been duly elected or qualified. Those Directors serving for a one year term shall be selected at random by a Chairperson of the Annual Meeting of the members following the election, or by a method to be agreed upon by the Directors. (Please note that this procedure refers to the inaugural Board of 1995 and all subsequent Board of Directors terms shall follow Article 8.3. ”
[Article 8.3 reads: “With the exception of 8.2, each Director shall be elected to hold office for one year after he or she shall have been elected, or until his or her successor shall have been duly elected.”]
Proposed Amendment: remove Article 19.1.
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