NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
OF THE VANCOUVER CENTRE
OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all members of the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada that an extraordinary general meeting is called for 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 4, 2016, to be held in the Trottier Studio of Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, for the purposes of passage of a special resolution.
PROPOSED SPECIAL RESOLUTION:
WHEREAS further to the recommendations of the Canada Revenue Agency as it relates to the charitable status of the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Council for Vancouver Centre has considered the wording of the Constitution and recommends amendments to update the wording;
AND WHEREAS the Council for Vancouver Centre requires ratification of this proposal through a special resolution;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, as a special resolution:
- Article 2 of the Constitution be altered by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:
- The purpose of the Society is:
(a) To advance education by providing presentations, workshops, seminars, and outreach programs on astronomy and allied sciences;
(b) To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal income therefrom from time to time to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149 1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada); and
(c) To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above-mentioned charitable purposes.
- The Constitution be further altered by adding a new Article 3 as follows:
- Upon dissolution and after the payment of all debts and liabilities, all remaining assets will be given to a qualified donee described in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act. This clause is unalterable.
Update: The Special Resolution was passed unanimously by all those in a attendance.