ADOPTED BY MEMBERS OF THE CHAPTER ON JUNE 12th, 2018
(AMENDED July 9, 2019, July 28, 2020)
Article 1: Name and location
Section 1 – Name
The name of this Chapter shall be IABC Manitoba, a not-for-profit organization.
Section 2 – Affiliation
IABC Manitoba is a Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (the Association, or IABC), with headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA.
Section 3 – Location
The geographic area served by IABC Manitoba shall include the entire province of Manitoba, as may be defined from time to time by the IABC Executive Board.
Article 2: Mission
IABC Manitoba is dedicated to advancing, developing, and connecting the field of communications in Manitoba and beyond. IABC Manitoba aims to improve the effectiveness of internal and external communication of businesses, organizations, and institutions. The organization’s mission is to:
(a) Provide lifelong learning opportunities that give IABC members the tools and information they need to be the best in their chosen disciplines.
(b) Share among our membership best global communication practices, ideas, and experiences that will enable the development of highly ethical and effective performance standards for our profession.
(c) Shape the future of the profession through groundbreaking research.
(d) Champion the communication profession to business leaders.
(e) Unite the communication profession worldwide in one diverse, multifaceted organization under the banner of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Article 3: Membership
Section 1 – Qualification
Membership in this organization shall be composed primarily of professionals who value ethical, effective, efficient communications in their business practices.
Section 2 – Types of Membership
IABC memberships are held by individuals, not organizations, and include:
(a) Professional Members. Professional Members include professional communicators, educators, consultants, and other professionals in the communication field; 500 Club and other Lifetime Members, as defined in IABC policy; Fellows; and others as may be designated from time to time by the IABC Executive Board. Professional Members of IABC Manitoba must be Professional Members of the International Association of Business Communicators.
(b) Student Members. Student Membership is open to students of educational institutions, as defined in IABC policy.
(c) Transitional members. These are members who have graduated in the past 12 months from a degree program or working while attending school part time as defined by IABC policy. These memberships will not be finalized until proof of status has been submitted.
(d) Retired members. These are individuals who have been professional IABC members for at least five years, are retired from employment in the communication industry, and are at least 55 years of age become eligible for retiree status as defined by IABC policy.
(e) Membership Sections. The Executive Board may establish membership sections or other organizational units based on professional, industry, or specialized fields, or other criteria that the Executive Board may determine from time to time.
(f) Service and Participation. Policies governing services and participation for all membership categories and sections shall be determined by the Executive Board, unless otherwise stipulated in these Bylaws.
Section 3 – Member Rights
(a) Voting rights are reserved for Professional Members of the Association, except as otherwise provided in IABC policy, Chapter policy, or these Bylaws.
(b) Open Meeting attendance. Professional Members are entitled to attend and observe all meetings of the Association, the Chapter, and its Executive Board, and meetings of all Association and Chapter boards, committees, task forces, work groups, forums, and similar subgroups and sessions; however, no member or visitor is entitled to address, interrupt, or otherwise participate in such meetings without the express invitation of either the President, chair, or group leader, or the consent of a majority of the board, committee, or group holding the meeting. The Chapter may establish fees for some meetings.
(c) Closed meeting attendance. Professional Members are not entitled to attend sessions of the Executive Board or any other governing group that have been closed in accordance with law, IABC policy, Chapter policy, or these Bylaws.
Section 4 – Annual Dues
(a). Section 1 – Establishment of Chapter Dues
Dues and other Chapter fees shall be set by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Board of IABC Manitoba. Other fees and charges shall be established by a majority vote of the Executive Board. Lifetime and Honorary Members must pay appropriate International and Region dues, but are not responsible for paying Chapter dues.
(b). Section 2 – Cancellation
Members who fail to pay their dues within two months after they are due shall be notified and dropped from the rolls, and thereupon forfeit all rights and privileges of membership.
(c). Section 3 – Refunds
No dues shall be refunded to any Member whose membership terminates for any reason.
(d). Section 4 – Ownership. IABC memberships belong to individual members. When employees leave an organization, they take their membership with them. However, if the employer has paid the membership dues and there are more than three months left on the membership, the employer is entitled to transfer the membership to another employee at no charge. Only professional membership is eligible for transfer.
Section 5 – Duration of Membership; Resignation and Removal
Membership is effective during the period for which dues have been paid.
(a). Resignation. Any Member may resign by filing a written resignation with IABC Manitoba’s Director of Administration or with IABC. All rights, privileges, and interest of a Member in or to IABC and IABC Manitoba shall cease on termination of membership.
(b). Removal. Any Member may be removed from membership by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Board. For any cause other than nonpayment of dues, removal shall occur only after the Member in question has been given at least 30 days’ notice of the proposed termination and reasons for such termination. That Member will have at least 15 days to respond in writing to the Chapter’s Executive Board, for forwarding to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Business Communicators, which then shall make a final determination. No dues shall be refunded, as set forth in Article 3, Section 4, Paragraph (c).
Article 4: Organizational Structure
Section 1 – Administrative Year
The Chapter’s Administrative Year shall begin when the incoming Executive Board and officers begin their terms and shall end when the next Executive Board and officers begin their terms the subsequent year.
Section 2 – Chapter Responsibilities
(a) The Chapter is a group of Members, meeting the requirements of and chartered by the IABC Executive Board, and is affiliated with IABC and bound by its Bylaws, policies, and rules, and by the IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators.
(b) The Chapter shall organize itself to serve its members in any appropriate manner that does not contravene the Bylaws, policies, or rules of IABC, or the IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators.
(c) The Chapter shall remain in good standing, as defined by IABC Bylaws, policies, and rules.
Article 5: Meetings
Section 1 – Regular Meetings
Regular meetings of IABC Manitoba shall be held monthly at such times and locations within the area served by the Chapter as the Executive Board shall determine.
Section 2 – Notice of Meetings
(a) Written Notice. All members shall be sent written notice of meetings, including time, location, and purpose of the meeting, at least one week prior to said meeting.
(b) Notice Deliver. Any notice shall be sufficiently given if delivered personally to the member; or if delivered to the last address of such person as recorded in the books of IABC; or if mailed by prepaid mail addressed to said address; or if sent to said address by any means of wire or wireless or any other form of transmitted or recorded communication. Electronic mail may be used for notices at the discretion of the Executive Board, provided the member has consented to such method of notification.
Section 3 – Special Meetings
(a) The Executive Board may call special meetings of the membership at any time by sending written notice as specified in Section 2.
(b) A special meeting of the membership shall be held no less than 30 days after presentation of a request for such a meeting, delivered to the Secretary and signed by at least 40 percent of the total voting membership.
Section 4 – Voting
Voting rights are reserved for Professional Members of the Association; Student and Honorary members shall not be eligible to vote. The student directors are eligible to vote at board meetings only.
Section 5 – Quorum
A quorum necessary to act on official business of the entire Chapter shall consist of at least 40 percent of the total voting membership. Voting by proxy is not allowed for Chapter proceedings, only at board meetings.
Section 6 – Cancellation
The Executive Board may, by a majority vote, cancel or postpone any meeting of the Chapter for cause, except those called by a quorum of the membership.
Article 6: Officers
Section 1 – Officers
(a) The officers of IABC Manitoba shall be a President, Vice President, Past President, Director of Administration, Director of Finance, Director of Membership, Director of Professional Development, Director of Marketing, Director of Volunteer Development, Director of Sponsorship, Director of Career Development, and two student liaison directors at University of Winnipeg PACE program and one student liaison director at Red River College CRECOMM.
(b) These officers shall perform the duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the Executive Board, these Bylaws, Chapter policy, and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Chapter. Any of the powers and duties of an officer to whom an assistant has been appointed may be exercised and performed by such assistant, unless the Executive Board or the President otherwise directs.
(c) The President, Vice President (President-elect), and Past President shall serve a single one-year term for a total of three terms.
(d) Directors shall serve a two-year term with 50% of the officer slate alternating their start dates. Director of Administration, Director of Membership, Director of Marketing, Director of Sponsorship will begin terms in even years. Director of Finance, Director of Professional Development, Director of Leadership Development, and Director of Career Development will begin terms in odd years. Directors may serve up to three years.
(e) Student Liaison positions will serve one year terms while attending school.
Section 2 – Qualifications for Office
Any Professional Member may be nominated for any Chapter office. Only members in good standing shall be eligible for election to office, providing they meet all Bylaws requirements.
Section 3 – Nomination of Officers
(a) Candidates for each office except President and Past President shall be selected by a Nominating Committee, consisting of the President, Vice President and Past President, who will serve as chair and any other members appointed by the President. Nominees will be drawn from submission by members of IABC Manitoba, including self-nomination.
(b) The Vice President automatically succeeds to the office of President. The outgoing President automatically assumes the office of Past President.
(c) The Nominating Committee shall screen nominees under guidelines adopted by the Executive Board, primarily on the basis of competency criteria established by IABC, with consideration for geographic, demographic, and cultural diversity.
(d) The Nominating Committee shall present its slate to the Executive Board for approval, and copies of the slate shall be sent in writing to all voting members in advance of the Annual General Meeting.
Section 4 – Election of Officers
(a) The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for compiling the slate and announcing the officers at the AGM of the calendar year.
(b) Officers shall take office at the start of the chapter year at which their election is announced, and shall hold office until replaced by their duly elected and qualified successors.
Section 5 – Vacancies or Removal
(a) Officer Vacancies. Vacancies in any office on the Executive Board shall be filled for the balance of the term by the Executive Board at any regular or special meeting in accordance with these Bylaws. Successors must be named within 30 days of the vacancy. If the Past President is unable to serve, the Executive Board shall appoint a Past President from among former Presidents of the Chapter.
(b) Office Removal. The Executive Board, at its discretion and following IABC and Chapter policy, may, by two-thirds vote, remove any officer from office.
Article 7: Duties of Officers
Section 1 – President
The President shall serve as the chief executive officer of IABC Manitoba; exercise general supervision over executive affairs of IABC Manitoba; preside at all regular and special meetings of the Chapter and of the Executive Board; appoint and serve, ex officio, as a voting member of all committees (except the nominating committee;) represent or appoint a representative of IABC Manitoba at meetings of other organizations and in civic, professional, and educational activities; and perform other duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the Executive Board and these Bylaws.
The President shall serve a single one-year term and shall automatically succeed to the office of Past President.
Section 2 – Vice President (President-elect)
The Vice President shall serve as President-elect of IABC Manitoba; act in the absence of the President; and perform other duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the President, the Executive Board, and these Bylaws.
The Vice President shall serve a single one-year term and shall automatically succeed to the office of President.
Section 3 – Director of Administration
The Secretary shall keep a record of all the proceedings of the Chapter; sign all certified copies of acts of the Chapter; maintain official Chapter record books, Bylaws, policies, procedures, and other documents; prepare meeting notices and orders of business; and perform other duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the President, the Executive Board, and these Bylaws. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Administration shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 4 – Director of Finance
The Director of Finance shall serve as Treasurer and chief financial officer of the Chapter; chair the Finance Committee meetings when required; be responsible for deposit, safekeeping, and disbursement of the funds of the Chapter; maintain records concerning receipts, expenditures, and assets of the Chapter; prepare an annual budget and dues recommendations for the Chapter; prepare full and interim financial reports as directed by the Executive Board; and perform other duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the President, the Executive Board, and these Bylaws. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Finance shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 5 – Director of Marketing
The Director of Marketing will develop a marketing strategy for new and existing products; oversee implementation of the marketing strategy including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and public relations; work closely with the chapter’s membership team to enable them to meet their objectives by providing them with appropriate tools, materials and presentations; guiding the day to day activities of the marketing team; ensuring that the marketing objectives are implemented by the marketing team; work the professional development team to define marketing materials and programs; manage social media presence and direct programs to improve social media reputation and recognition; develop and deliver marketing and communications strategies for the chapter, and undertake continuous analysis of competitive environment and consumer trends; and develop and manage a marketing committee community of chapter leaders. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Marketing shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 6 – Director of Membership
The Director of Membership will develop a membership strategy to recruiting and retaining members. The director will be responsible for regularly welcoming new members through phone call and/or email; correspond with members regarding lapsing/expiring membership and renewing membership seek executive’s assistance as needed; for coordinating two membership event(s) throughout the programming year; develop and promote new and existing member benefits; prepare and coordinate yearly member survey; and liaise with IABC International to coordinate membership materials and ensure materials are available at every event. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Membership shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 7 – Director of Professional Development
The Director of Professional development shall serve to develop an annual Professional Development event series that speaks to a communications and public relations audience; execute and promote each Professional Development event from September through May; source and organize speakers for each Professional Development event; develop and manage an annual budget for the Professional Development portfolio; and develop and manage a Professional Development committee community of chapter leaders. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Professional Development serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 8 – Director of Volunteer Development
The Director of Volunteer Development shall be responsible for developing a volunteer services strategy, including a volunteer retention strategy that can be shared with other chapter leaders. They will build and maintain a volunteer inventory of positions and available volunteers, including a composite list of chapter’s volunteer staffing needs. They will implement a volunteer recognition program or programs and work with other Portfolio Directors to ensure their volunteer needs are met. They will also be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Volunteer Development shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 9 – Director of Career Development
The Director of Career Development shall be responsible for coordinating all accreditation and standards activities as required. The director will represent all accredited and certified members at the board level. SCMP, CMP, or ABC Certification is an asset. The director will promote IABC’s Code of Ethics among members and handle ethics related inquiries. They will oversee volunteer recruitment and placement, as requested, for the judging of IABC award programs (i.e., Gold Quill, Silver Leafs, etc.). They will also oversee advocacy strategy and initiatives, in cooperation with the board executive and in alignment with applicable IABC International initiatives. The director will be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Career Development shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 10 – Director of Community Partnerships and Sponsorships
The Director of Community Partnerships and Sponsorships shall be responsible for developing community partnership strategy with post-secondary institutions and corporations. They are responsible for developing and implementing the sponsorship strategy, including recruiting, recognizing, and retaining sponsors and hosting sponsors at chapter events. They will recruit volunteers to assist on a community partnerships & sponsorships committee, and manage this committee. The director will be responsible for recruiting and training their successor.
The Director of Community Partnerships and Sponsorships shall serve a two-year term and may be elected for a third consecutive term.
Section 11 – Student Liaison Directors ((2) University of Winnipeg PACE / (1) Red River College CRECOMM)
The Student Directors liaises with educational institutions (University of Winnipeg PACE / Red River College CRECOMM) to promote Chapter as the professional association of choice for Communication/PR students and educators. The student directors oversee the organization of professional development events for students and/or junior practitioners, in conjunction with other portfolios. They ensure the students section of Chapter’s website is current and promotes student development opportunities.
The student liaison directors shall serve a one-year term.
Section 12 – Past President
The Past President shall chair the Nominating Committee; provide strategic council to the President, Vice President and other Executive Board members; help identify members to participate on Region- and International-level committees and work groups; and perform other duties necessary to the office or as prescribed by the President, the Executive Board, and these Bylaws.
Article 8: Executive Board
Section 1. Authority and Responsibility.
(a) The Executive Board shall have supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of IABC Manitoba; determine its policy or changes therein within the limits of law, these Bylaws, and the Bylaws, rules, and procedures of IABC; uphold the IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators; actively pursue the Chapter’s mission; and supervise disbursement of its funds.
(b) The Executive Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as it deems advisable, and may delegate certain of its authority and responsibility to the President, the officers, or to other committees or persons.
(c) The Executive Board shall select a Delegate and Alternate from among the Chapter President, Past President, and Vice President to cast the Chapter’s vote on IABC International issues.
Section 2 – Executive Board Composition
The Executive Board of IABC Manitoba shall consist of the officers of IABC Manitoba, as defined in Article 7, Section 1, Paragraph (a). Chapter committee chairpersons, and any members of the IABC Executive Board or the IABC Region Board who are members of IABC Manitoba, shall be ex officio, non-voting members of the Chapter’s Executive Board.
Section 3 – Quorum
(a) A quorum of the Executive Board shall consist of a majority of the voting members.
(b) If a quorum cannot be mustered, a meeting may proceed, and any action taken shall become valid if subsequently confirmed by unanimous approval in writing of the voting members of the Executive Board.
(c) With permission of the President, members may participate in any meeting of the Executive Board or any committee of the Executive Board by means of videoconference, conference telephone, Internet conferencing, or other similar communications or collaborative conferencing equipment or software that enables all persons participating in the meeting to hear and speak with each other. Participation in a meeting by means of such equipment shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.
Section 4 – Executive Board Meetings
(a). The Executive Board shall meet no fewer than three times during each Administrative Year at such time and at such place as the President may prescribe. Notice of all such meetings shall be given to Executive Board members in the manner specified in Article 5, Section 2, Paragraph (b), not less than 30 days before the meeting is held.
(b). Special meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President or at the request of two-thirds of the officers. Officers shall be notified not less than 72 hours before any such special meeting is held.
Section 5 – Closed Session
(a) Vote to Close Session. The Executive Board may at its discretion, and when required by law, IABC policy, Chapter policy, or these Bylaws, vote to hold closed sessions, provided that (1) the reason for the closed session and (2) the individual vote of each Executive Board member to hold the closed session are recorded in the minutes of the open session.
(b) Attendance and Access to Records. The only persons entitled to be present during, or review the records of, a closed session are those entitled to vote thereat; others who, although not entitled to vote, are entitled or required under provision of law, IABC policy, Chapter policy, or these Bylaws to be present at the meeting; and those invited by the President or with the consent of the Executive Board.
Section 6 – Compensation
No member of the Executive Board shall receive any compensation for services as an officer or Executive Board member.
Article 9: Committees
Section 1 – Selection Criteria
Committee, work group, and task force members, however designated, shall be selected primarily on the basis of competency criteria established by IABC, with consideration for geographic, demographic, and cultural diversity. Except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws, the President shall appoint chairpersons of all committees, work groups, and task forces, however designated.
Section 2 – Other Standing Committees, Special Committees, and Task Forces
The President shall appoint such other committees, subcommittees, task forces, work groups, or advisory bodies, however designated, as are necessary and which are not in conflict with other provisions of these Bylaws, and shall prescribe their duties. The Executive Board may delegate to any such committee any of the powers of the Executive Board, subject to any rules and procedures imposed from time to time by the Executive Board. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Executive Board, without remuneration. All such committees, subcommittees, task forces, work groups, or advisory bodies, however designated, shall be accountable to the Executive Board as defined in Chapter policy.
Article 10: Finance
Section 1 – Authority
The Executive Board shall have supervision, control, and direction of the receipts, expenditures, and assets of IABC Manitoba
Section 2 – Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of IABC Manitoba shall be the same as that of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Section 3 – Budget
In advance of each fiscal year, the Executive Board shall adopt an operating budget covering all activities of IABC Manitoba
Section 4 – Reserves
The Executive Board shall develop polices and shall retain or develop financial reserves it deems adequate to provide reasonable financial stability of the Chapter and continuity of its operations and member services. The amount of these operating reserves shall be reviewed annually by the Finance Committee and ratified by the Executive Board.
To ensure stability and continuity of operations, the Chapter shall retain in its general operating account reserves equal to a minimum of 10% percent of the previous year’s operating budget.
Section 5 – Bonding
The Director of Finance, and President, and Past President members, as determined by the President, shall be bonded in an amount deemed practical by the Executive Board.
Section 6 – Financial Review
The accounts of IABC Manitoba shall be audited not less than annually by an independent Certified Public Accountant, approved by the Executive Board, who shall provide a report to the Executive Board and the membership.
Article 11: Operations
Section 1 – Parliamentary Authority
Meetings and procedures of IABC Manitoba shall be regulated and controlled according to the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order (Revised) for parliamentary procedure, except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws.
Section 2 – Policies
(a) Code of Conduct. The Chapter and its members and employees shall abide by the IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators and the Bylaws and policies of IABC and of the Chapter. In addition, the Executive Board may, from time to time, make, repeal, or amend rules and a Code of Conduct that shall be binding on members and staff. Any such rules and Code may relate to the general regulation of the Chapter and its members and employees, and may contain procedures necessary or desirable for the proper running and carrying out of the objectives of the Chapter.
(b) Rules, Regulations, and Policies. The Executive Board may establish rules, regulations, and policies, and shall maintain a Policy Manual relating to governance, management, operation, and administrative procedures of, and provision of services and conferring of honors by, the Chapter. These rules, regulations, and policies shall in no instance contravene or be inconsistent with law, these Bylaws, or the Bylaws, rules, and procedures of IABC.
Section 3 – Duties of Officers, Directors, and Others
Every officer or Director of IABC Manitoba in exercising the powers and discharging the duties of an officer or Director, shall act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Association and the Chapter, and shall exercise the care, diligence, and skill that a reasonable, prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.
(a) Limitation of Liability. Subject to the foregoing, no director or officer shall be liable for the acts, receipts, neglects, or defaults of any other director, officer, or employee; or for joining in any receipt or other act for conformity; or for any loss, damage, or expense happening to the Chapter through the insufficiency or deficiency of title to any property acquired for or on behalf of the Chapter; or for the insufficiency or deficiency of any security in or upon which any of the moneys of the Chapter shall be invested; or for any loss or damage arising from the bankruptcy, insolvency, or tortuous acts of any person with whom any of the moneys, securities, or effects of the Chapter shall be deposited; or for any loss occasioned by any error of judgment or oversight on the part of the director or officer; or for any other loss, damage, or misfortune that shall happen in the execution of the duties of such office or in relation thereto; provided that nothing herein shall relieve any director or officer from the duty to act in accordance with law and the regulations thereunder or from liability for any breach thereof.
(b) Indemnity. Subject to law and the Articles of Incorporation, the Chapter shall indemnify a director or officer, a former director or officer, or a person who acts or acted at the Chapter’s request as director or officer of a body corporate of which the Chapter is or was a shareholder or creditor, and such person’s heirs and legal representatives, by insurance or other means, against all costs, charges, and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment reasonably incurred in respect of any civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding to which such person is made a party by reason of having been a director or officer of the Chapter or such body corporate; provided that such person (1) acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Chapter, and (2) in the case of a civil, criminal, or administrative action or proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, had reasonable grounds for believing that such conduct was lawful. The Chapter shall also indemnify such person in such other circumstances as law permits or requires. Nothing in this bylaw shall limit the right of any person entitled to indemnity to claim indemnity apart from the provisions of this bylaw.
Section 4. Nondiscrimination
IABC Manitoba shall not deny membership or membership privileges on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or language.
Article 12: Amendments
Section 1 – Procedure
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of IABC Manitoba at which a quorum is present, by a two-thirds vote of the voting members present, provided that the proposed amendments have been submitted and reviewed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2 and sent in writing to all members of the Chapter not less than 30 days prior to the meeting at which they will be considered, and provided that at least a majority of the Executive Board is present for the Chapter vote. Electronic mail or any other form of transmitted or recorded communication may be used for notice of proposed amendments, at the discretion of the Executive Board. Written notice of the meeting must accompany the proposed amendments.
Section 2 – Submission and Review
Any member may propose an amendment to these Bylaws by first delivering, in writing, a copy of the proposed Bylaws amendment to the Secretary of the Chapter. The Executive Board shall review the proposed Bylaws amendment for content, form, and congruence with other Bylaws, and shall, at the request of the member proposing the Bylaws amendment, present the proposed amendment at the next possible regular or special meeting of the Chapter with their recommendation, for consideration under the provisions set forth in Section 1.
Section 3 – Conformance with IABC Bylaws
These Bylaws and any amendments to them shall in no instance contravene Bylaws of IABC. In cases where there is a conflict, IABC Bylaws and policy shall prevail.
IABC Manitoba shall use its funds only to pursue the mission specified in these Bylaws, Approved June 12, 2018
On dissolution of IABC Manitoba any funds remaining in the Chapter treasury and recent bank statements shall be distributed to the region in which the chapter is located, in accordance with IABC governance policies and bylaws.
Appendix of Amendments
Amendment 1 (Section 5.a)Board director terms changed from 1 to 2 year terms with alternative years for start of positions. Approved July 9, 2019
Amendment 2: (Section 1.a/Section 8) Director of Leadership Development renamed to Director of Volunteer Development; (Section 2) Any professional member may be nominated for chapter office; (Section 2) Any member in good standing shall be eligible for election to office; (Section 3.a) nominating committee can include any other members appointed by president. Approved July 28, 2020
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