The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
present at the commencement of such meeting. 2. A quorum at an Executive Committee meeting shall consist of 60 % of the members of the Executive 3. A quorum at a General Meeting shall consist of a minimum of nine members 4. A quorum at an Annual General Meeting shall consist of a minimum of fifteen members.   Article III: Voting 1. At a General Meeting each Society member in good standing, present in person, shall have one vote, on each and every resolution under consideration, and such resolutions shall be carried by majority of affirmative votes, except where a special resolution is required, the passage of which shall be subject to the provisions of the Societies Act. 2. At the Annual General Meeting each Society member in good standing, present in person, shall have one vote, on each and every resolution under consideration, and such resolutions shall be carried by majority of affirmative votes, except where a special resolution is required, the passage of which shall be subject to the provisions of the Societies Act. A special resolution requires a three fourths approval by the members present at the meeting. 3. Unless the meeting decides otherwise, voting will be by show of hands or a verbal response of "aye".  Article IV: Fiscal Year The Fiscal Year of the Society shall be the period from the first of January to the thirty-first day of December of each year.   Article V: Notice of Meetings 1. Notice for a meeting of the Board shall be given in electronic or other form to each member of the Board seven days in advance of the meeting and shall include the time and the place of the meeting, provided however, that it shall be within the sole discretion of the Chair to waive the notice and to call a meeting of the Board under such circumstances as he or she deems advisable. 2. Notice for a General Meeting shall be given in electronic or other form to each local member of the Society at least seven days before the date of the General Meeting. Such notice shall include the time and place of such meeting, as well as the names of any invited speakers 3. Notice for the Annual General Meeting shall be given in electronic or other form to each local member of the Society at least fourteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting and shall be inserted into the two issues of a local newspaper which are published during the two weeks immediately preceding the date of the Annual General Meeting and the board may determine other modes of announcement. Such notice shall include the time and place of such meeting, as well as the names of any invited speakers. 4. The inadvertent non-receipt of any notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceeding of any meeting.  Article VI: Amendment of By-Laws 1. The By-Laws of the Society may be amended or repealed by a special resolution passed at any General Meeting of the Society. Notice of motion to make, amend or repeal by-laws must be in the hands of the Secretary three weeks prior to such a meeting. The Secretary shall cause to be forwarded, at least two weeks in advance, by electronic or other form, along with the notice of meeting, notice of the proposed addition, amendment or repeal of a by-law, to society members. 2. Upon a motion to amend a by-law being presented, with due notice, at a General Meeting the motion must be passed by a majority of three-quarters of the members present.   Article VII: Inspection of Books and Records All books and records of the Society may be inspected by any Society member at the office of the Society during normal business hours. By-Law Number Four   Article I: Execution of Documents 1. Contracts, debts and bills of exchange and documents of the Society generally shall be executed by any two of the following: the Chair, the Vice-Chair, Director of Finance, Executive Director, Program Chair, or by such other persons as the Board, by resolutions, may appoint for that purpose.
The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
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