A unique item of business on our New Life Live agenda for December 7, 2016 is to approve New Life’s revised Constitution and Bylaws. The Society Act of British Columbia was amended this past year, which requires all registered non-profit societies to revise their Constitution and Bylaws in order to comply with the new act. New Life’s Constitution and Bylaws have not been altered since our inception as a church, so it is high time for an update.
A small task force has been diligently working on revising our Constitution and Bylaws for the past six months. The task force completed their final draft and presented it to the Board of Elders who have reviewed the document on two separate occasions and who now present the final draft to the congregation for our approval. The work of the task force has been supported and guided by De Jager, Volkenant and company: Barristers and Solicitors, as these are legal documents to be filed in Victoria.
These documents are lengthy and detailed and we will have insufficient time to thoroughly review the document at our meeting on December 7th. However, given the importance and significance of our Constitution and Bylaws, the Board of Elders will host a special meeting on November 30th at 7:30 PM in room 303 for those who are willing and/or interested in reviewing our Constitution and Bylaws in detail. This special meeting will be facilitated by Bernie Huizing and Eric Van Egmond.
To view a draft of the recommended Bylaws please click below; If you wish to receive a paper copy to review please don’t hesitate to contact Noeline Borg at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at email@example.com or (604) 852-1585.