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2015-01: Clarification of Voting Procedure on Bylaw Amendments

Whereas the prevailing practice in AEBC on proposals to amend the bylaws has been to adopt such amendments if they are approved on the basis of at least two thirds of the votes cast (by people in the room and by proxy) on the question;

And whereas Bylaw 24.2 currently reads as follows:

The by-laws of the Corporation not embodied in the letters patent may be amended by resolution approved by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the members at a membership meeting.

And whereas this bylaw is open to an unintended interpretation that would exclude proxy votes from consideration;

Therefore be it resolved that Bylaw 24.2 be amended to read as follows:

The by-laws of the Corporation not embodied in the letters patent may be amended by a special resolution approved by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast on the question (by any means including in person or by proxy).