Restorative Justice in
Abbotsford began in 2001

BYLAWS OF THE ABBOTSFORD RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION

PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

1. In these Bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires:

          1.1       “Directors” means the Directors of the Association for the time being.
          
          1.2       “Society Act” means the Society Act of the Province of British Columbia from time to time in force and all amendments to it.

          1.3       “registered address” of a member means his/her address as recorded in the register of members.

          1.4       “term” means the time between the annual general meeting and the immediate next annual general meeting.

          1.5       “officer term” means the time between the first Directors meeting following an annual general meeting and the first Directors meeting following the immediate next annual general meeting.

          1.6       “accounts and books” of the Association means the policies and procedures, financial records, meeting minutes and membership records.

          1.7        “ordinary resolution” means:

                    1.7.1   a motion or item of business previously approved by the Board of Directors that comes forward to the annual general meeting or a general Association meeting for approval by the general Association membership, passed by simple majority, or

                    1.7.2   a resolution put forward from the floor for approval at a general meeting by the members of the Association, passed by simple majority, or

                     1.7.3  a resolution that has been submitted to the members of the Association and consented to in writing by 75% of the members who would have been entitled to vote on it in person at a general meeting of the Association, and a resolution so consented to is deemed to be an ordinary resolution passed at a general meeting of the Association.

          1.8       “special resolution” means a resolution passed at a general meeting by a majority of not less than 75% of the votes of those members of the Association who, being entitled to do so, vote in person on the resolution. No less than 14 days notice is required, unless every member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting agrees to waive this requirement. All special resolutions need to be filed with the Registrar, except those to remove a Director or member. A motion that proposes to amend the Constitution or Bylaws of the Association must be passed by special resolution. Other examples of special resolutions are outlined in the Society Act.
                                                          
2.  The definitions in the Society Act on the date these Bylaws become effective apply to these Bylaws.

3.   Words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa; and words importing a male person include a female person and a corporation.