Board of Directors
2010-2011 Board of Directors
Brian Nichols, President and Vice-President – Youth
Lana Lane, Vice President – Maintien à domicile
Pat Barnes, Secretary
Michael Cyr, Treasurer
Ariel Betancourt, Director
Sandy Brulotte, Director
Almut Ellinghaus, Director
Tamara Hamelin, Director
Board of Directors:
- The Corporation is governed by a Board which is composed of nine members in good standing duly elected for three years at an Annual General Meeting.
- Each elected director serves a term of three years. A director can serve no more than two consecutive terms. (See Article VII regarding officers.)
- The Board may appoint a director to fill in an interim vacancy but this appointment has effect only until the next Annual General Meeting.
- The powers and duties of the Board include:
- Governing and providing oversight including the determination of policy, programs, and proposing of an annual operating budget and the setting of limits;
- The striking and dissolving of committees and boards of trustees to deal with such matters as public education, volunteers, prudent management, and fund-raising for the Corporation;
- The drafting of whatever rules, regulations and operating procedures the Board determines necessary for the conduct of its affairs;
- The hiring of an executive director and a youth director and any other staff that the Board may, from time to time, determine necessary.
- The power to pass, amend or repeal bylaws until such time that they are ratified or repealed at a Special or Annual General Meeting.
- Any director who is absent from three consecutive Board meetings without just cause is considered to have resigned from the Board, unless the Board by a majority vote approves the absence. One of the officers should be notified before a meeting if a director expects to be absent.
- Procedure for the removal of a director is as follows:
- a motion may be proposed at any Board meeting to be voted on at the next meeting;
- the director in question receives notice of the motion and is allowed to speak on his or her behalf before the motion is voted on:
- the motion requires a 2/3 majority of those directors present to be carried;
- if the motion carries, the director who has been removed has the right to appeal at the next general meeting of members, but does not hold office or act as a director in the interim.
- Compensation / Remuneration
- Directors will not be paid for their services.
- The Board, however, may resolve to reimburse a director for expenses incurred in the exercise of his/her functions.
- Conflict of Interest
- In situations of conflict of interest – personal contract, family relationships, etc. – directors must declare their interest to the Board and refrain from any deliberation and/or vote pertaining to the subject.
- Directors Liability Insurance
- The Corporation will purchase and maintain appropriate liability insurance for directors.