***Proposal to amend Bylaws***
August 1, 2000
CHRY COMMUNITY RADIO INCORPORATED
BY-LAW NUMBER I
ARTICLE I: Purpose and Aims
The purposes and aims of CHRY Community Radio incorporated (hereinafter referred
to as the “Corporation”) are:
1.1 To inform, entertain, and serve York University and the surrounding community,
collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Community”.
1.2 To be of educational benefit and a practical forum for those persons in the
Community having both an aptitude and interest in the broadcast field.
1.3 To make better use of the resources of the Community in offering to it an
innovative and alternative programming fare.
ARTICLE II: Membership
2.1 All students currently registered at York University in a degree program of study
which requires payment of a student levy to CHRY are members of the Corporation.
Upon withdrawing from the University, they cease to be members of the Corporation.
2.2 The Corporation’s Board shall have the power to, from time to time, appoint
honorary members of the Corporation. At no time shall the number of honorary
members exceed 10 percent of the total membership of the Corporation.
ARTICLE III: Board of the Corporation
3.1 The property and business and activities of the Corporation shall be managed by
a board of fifteen thirteen Directors, hereinafter referred to as the ”Board. No person
may occupy more than one position as a Director of the Corporation at any single time.
3.2 Six Five Directors shall be elected or appointed to one-year terms in the
One Director shall be elected by the members of the Corporation, during the
annual Council of the York Student Federation elections.
Three Directors shall come from the student members of the Corporation;
These positions shall be filled through the election procedure for student
Volunteers set out in Article XIII of this By-law Number I.
One Director shall be appointed by the Council of the York Student
Federation of Students.
One Director shall be appointed annually by the Board from amongst by the
student members of the Graduate Students Association and their associated
members including ESSA and GBC and any future associate members.
3.3 One Director shall be appointed by the President of York University. The Board
shall determine appoint the other Directors for two-year terms as follows:
One Director shall be appointed from the alumni or Faculty of York University.
One Director shall be appointed from amongst the Faculty of York University
for a two-year term.
One Director shall be appointed from amongst the alumni of York University
for a two-year term.
Two Directors One Director shall be appointed from amongst the at large
student body of York University.
Three Directors Four Directors shall be appointed who are neither students
at, nor Faculty of York University.
3.4 Each Director shall, subject to resignation or removal, hold office from the first
day of May until midnight of the thirtieth day of April of the following year, or until a
successor shall have been duly elected or appointed according to the By-laws of the
Corporation. The Alumni and/or Faculty positions on the Board shall be two years
on length of term, and those terms shall expire on alternating years.
3.5 The office of a Director shall be vacated immediately if:
(a) A Director resigns his/her office by delivering a written resignation to the
Chairperson of the Board.
(b) Following seven days written notice to all Directors, a resolution to remove a
single Director is passed with the support of two-thirds of those Directors not
affected by the resolution.
(c) 500 or more members of the Corporation sign a petition calling for the
removal of any single Director and in a referendum of the membership, held
within twenty-one days of delivery of the petition to the Chairperson, a majority
vote of the members of the Corporation voting, favours removal. Such referenda
shall be administered by the Chairperson of the Board who shall act as Chief
3.6 If a Director misses two consecutive meetings without due notification to the
Chairperson of the Board or the Secretary of the Corporation, his/her position may be
declared vacant and filled according to the By-law.
3.7 Directors as such shall not receive any remuneration for their services, but by
resolution of the Board, expenses of their attendance at each regular or special meeting
of the Board may be allowed.
3.8 The Board shall be empowered to implement, at any time, the election or
appointment process that would apply at the regular annual election or appointment
date, to fill any position on the Board that becomes vacant prior to that date.
ARTICLE IV: Duties of the Board
4.1 The Board may exercise all powers of the Corporation which are not required to
be exercised by the members at general meetings under the Corporation Act of
Ontario or by this By-law.
4.2 The Board shall approve an annual budget of the Corporation by the first two
weeks of September May each year.
4.3 The Board shall have the power to authorise expenditures on behalf of the
Corporation from time to time, and shall delegate to an officer or officers of the
Corporation the right to authorize expenditures.
4.4 The Board shall appoint an auditor who shall submit an annual audited financial
statement to it. A copy of the audited financial statement shall be made public.
4.5 The Board shall be responsible for ensuring compliance by the Corporation with
all conditions imposed by the CRTC and any other legislative or regulatory bodies
and with all contractual or other legal obligations.
4.6 The Board shall establish and oversee the policies of the Corporation. Such
policies shall be initiated by the Officers of the Corporation.
4.7 The Board may by appointment or election, hire, dismiss, and rehire, hire and/or
dismiss the Officers of the Corporation in accordance with the terms of this By-law,
applicable government employment laws, and CHRY employment policies as
awarding, of salaries for such Officers
4.8 The Board shall serve and cause to be executed on each and every Officer of
the Corporation, and such Department Heads, as it may deem appropriate, an
employment contract, as, determined from time to time by the Board.
4.9 The Board shall set the salaries for the Officers of the Corporation and
seek approval in accordance with Article 9.6.
ARTICLE V: Chairperson
5.1 The Board shall appoint a Chairperson from among the Directors.
5.2 The term of office of the Chairperson shall be from the first day of May until
midnight of the thirtieth day of April of the following year, or until a successor shall
have been duly appointed.
5.3 The Chairperson shall be the custodian of the stamp or mechanical device
generally used for affixing the corporate seal of the Corporation.
ARTICLE VI: Secretary
6.1 In consultation with the Station Manager Operations Coordinator, the
Chairperson shall appoint a non-voting Secretary, from outside the Directors.
6.2 The Secretary shall be responsible for posting notices of meetings of the
Corporation, and for sending notice of such meetings to the Directors and for ensuring
the keeping and posting of minutes of the meetings.
6.3 The Secretary shall be the custodian of the stamp or mechanical device
generally used for affixing the corporate seal of the Corporation.
PROPOSED ARTICLE VII: Treasurer
7.1 The Board shall appoint a Treasurer from among the Directors.
7.2 The term of office of the Treasurer shall be from the first day of May until
midnight of the thirtieth day of April of the following year, or until a successor
shall have been duly appointed.
7.3 The Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee.
7.4 The Treasurer shall insure that full and accurate books of account of all
receipts and disbursement of the Corporation are kept and, in cooperation with
the Board and the Operations Coordiantor, shall control the deposit of money,
the safekeeping of securities and the disbursement of the funds of the
7.5 The Treasurer shall insure that a balance sheet and financial statement are
presented at each meeting of the Board, or at other times specified by the Board.
7.6 The Treasurer shall be one of the signing officers of the Corporation.
(Enumeration of subsequent sections will be fixed upon ratification of these
ARTICLE VII: Meetings of the Board
7.1 Regular meetings of the Board may be held at any time and place it determines
provided that seven days notice of such meetings shall be sent in writing to each
Director and posted at the head office of the Corporation.
7.2 The Board shall meet an average of once every six weeks from September first of
one year to April thirtieth of the following year inclusive, and shall meet at least twice
from May first to August thirty-first inclusive.
7.3 The quorum for meetings of the Board shall be set at seven six Directors, to be
reduced by one, for every two positions not filled.
7.4 Proxy votes will not be allowed for any purpose at any meeting of the Board.
7.5 Meetings of the Board shall be open to the public and any member of the
Corporation may submit items of business. Any items of business submitted and
received by the Secretary in writing seventy-two hours in advance of a regular
meeting, shall be considered by the Board at that meeting. By a two-thirds majority
of Directors present, any portion of a meeting may be declared “in camera”.
7.6 Subject to the rules and By-laws of the Corporation, procedure at meetings of the
Board shall be governed by the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, or
by any alternative formal procedure as shall be approved annually by the
ARTICLE VIII: Committees of the Board
8.1 To assist it in the discharge of its responsibilities and to expand the scope of
voluntary service in the Corporation, the Board of Directors from time to time
establishes standing and ad hoc committees.
8.2 Such committees of the Board have membership of five individuals. With the
exception of the Executive Committee, the Board is empowered to appoint up to two
members of each committee from outside its own membership and with a view to
the interest, commitment and competence of the individuals appointed. In
appointing members of the committee the Board shall designate the length of term
and shall name, from among the Board members of each committee, the
8.3 A quorum for committee meetings is three two members of the committee, at
least two one of whom must be Board members of the said committee. With this
general proviso, and except as otherwise limited by provisions specified elsewhere in
these By-laws, committees shall determine their method of operation.
8.4 The standing committees of the Board are as follows:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Executive Committee acts for the Board
between regular meetings of the Board and to the extent that the urgency and
importance of business requires such action, with any such action to be
reported at the next regular meeting of the Board. The Executive committee
of the Board also acts for the Board in the resolution of the personnel matters
brought to its attention by the Station Manager Operations Coordinator and
Program Coordinator. The Executive Committee of the Board acts for the
Board in the performance appraisal of the Station Manager Operations
Coordinator and of the Program Coordinator, its findings and
recommendations on such matters to be reported to the Board for action. It is
comprised of three Directors: the Chairperson of the Board, a member
responsible for Staff Liaison, and the Treasurer.
NOMINATING AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE: The Nominating and
Appointments Committee acts for the Board in determining and
recommending to the Board candidates for the officers and employees of the
corporation whose appointment is made by the Board. The Nominating and
Appointments Committee is responsible for administering the elections of
staff student volunteer representatives to the Board as outlined in Article
XIII. It is comprised of more than one person, at least one of whom is a
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE: The Finance Committee acts for the Board in
all matters concerning financial responsibilities and performance of the
corporation: the preparation and monitoring of the budget, the appointment of
an accountant, long term financial planning, investments, protection, and
disposal of assets, etc. When necessary the Finance Committee shall
recommend a treasurer to be hired by the Board. The Finance Committee
reports its deliberations to the Board for action. It is comprised of all signing
officers of the Corporation.
PLANNING AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEES: The Planning and Technical
Committee acts for the Board in encouraging and formulating proposals
addressed to longer-term objectives and needs of the Corporation including
technical and engineering issues.
STANDARDS COMMITTEE: The Standards Committee acts for the Board
and works in close collaboration with station management in the development
and implementation of practices designated to maintain and improve the
observance of broadcast standards and the broadcast principles of the
Corporation. The Standards Committee is authorized to deliberate on
specific issues brought to its attention by the Station Manager Operations
Coordinator or by the Chairperson of the Board acting for the Board, and in
such cases the Standards Committee shall report its findings to the Board.
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE: The Fund-raising Committee acts for the
Board in developing and implementing proposals for on-going and special
activities and programs designated to raise funds for the Corporation in the
form of individual, corporate and institutional contributions.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE: The Community Relations
Committee acts for the Board in developing and implementing proposals and
activities to strengthen and expand the relationship between the Corporation
and the communities it serves.
DISCIPLINARY APPEALS COMMITTEE: The Disciplinary Appeals
Committee acts for the Board in investigating any appeals of cecisions of a
disciplinary nature conplaints and appeals concerning staff, where the
complainant/appelant believes that their complaint/appeal has not been
adequately resolved by the offices , and in making recommendations based
on its findings. The Disciplinary Appeals Committee will report to the Board
when an appeal is in process. The committee consists of the Chairperson of
the Board, two one Board members not involved in the general operations of
the station, and two general staff members volunteers in good standing to
be selected concurrent with the election of the staff/student volunteer
representatives to the Board. Should an appellant be a member of the
Disciplinary Appeals Committee they will be removed from the committee for
the duration of the appeal. The Committee is comprised of three persons, one
Director and two Volunteers in Good Standing. Its membership is revised
from time to time, drawn from a rotating list of eligible persons.
HUMAN RESOURCE POLICY COMMITTEE: The Human Resources Policy
Committee researches, draughts, and recommends policy concerning
employment standards and equity, and the protection of a safe working
environment for all staff. See appendix - (forthcoming harrassment policy). It
is comprised of four persons: the Director responsible for Staff Liaison, one
other Director, one Paid-Staff person (one who receives a salary or wage
from the Corporation), and one Volunteer in Good Standing.
ARTICLE IX: Officers
9.1 The Officers of the Corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Officers”, shall be an
Station Manager Operations Coordinator, and a Program Director Coordinator
9.2 Officers shall be appointed by the Board for a one-year term of office.
9.3 The Board shall review all appointments of officers between January first and
February fifteenth of each year annually in the three months prior to renewal of their
9.4 The procedure for appointing the Station Manager Operations Coordinator and
the Program Director Coordinator is as follows:
(a) The Chairperson of the Board shall be responsible for advertising the inviting
of applications for the positions of Officers of the Corporation.
(b) The Chairperson of the Board shall arrange for a five-person committee
compromising at least three Directors. This committee shall select from among
the applications up to three applicants for each position, whose applications shall
be presented before the Board.
(c) The Board shall then appoint the Officers by majority decision.
9.5 The Board may reinstate existing Officer(s) who are nearing the end of their term,
for an additional one-year term of office.
9.6 The remuneration of the Officers of the Corporation and Department Heads shall
be fixed by the Board by majority resolution. Such a resolution shall have effect only
until the next annual or special general meeting of the Corporation, when it shall be
confirmed by resolution of the members, and in the absence of such confirmation
then the remuneration shall cease to be payable from the date of such meeting.
9.7 An officer shall be hired annually by the newly constituted Board, based on the
recommendations of the Finance Committee, in the position of Treasurer. Should
the Board appoint a Treasurer who is currently not a member of the corporation, the
Treasurer shall be made an honorary member as per Article II.2.
ARTICLE X: Duties of Officers
10.1 Each Officer shall be responsible to the Board for the efficient financial
management, administration and operations of the Corporation.
10.2 Each Officer shall submit a written report to the Directors at each meeting of the
10.3 The Officers shall be responsible for the recruitment, training, discipline and
dismissal of all staff.
10.4 The Officers shall be responsible for the on-going development of a policy book,
which will contain relevant station policies and guidelines.
10.5 The Officers shall be responsible for attending meetings of the Board. The
Officers are restricted from voting on Board matters or forming any part of the
STATION MANAGER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
10.6 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall be responsible for the
general and active management of the business and financial affairs of the Corporation.
The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall answer to the Board for the
efficient management of the financial affairs of the Corporation.
10.7 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall present an annual budget to
the Board for its approval by two-thirds majority vote.
10.8 The Treasurer of CHRY together with the Station Manager Operations
Coordinator and the Program Director Coordinator of CHRY shall be authorized to
sign cheques on behalf of the corporation, provided the amount is not more than 10%
in excess of $18,000.00 in one calendar month the operating expenses projected for
the current month by the Board-approved annual budget, or is of a lesser amount
which is one of a series of related transactions involving the expenditure by the
corporation more than 10% in excess of $18,000 in a calendar month the operating
expenses projected for the current month by the Board-approved annual budget.
When possible the Treasurer and the Station Manager one Officer and one Board
member shall sign all cheques.
10.9 Cheques issued in any one calendar month shall not total more than $18,000.00
unless authorized by the Board. The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall
notify the Chairperson of the Board within 48 hours of such expenditures and shall
request the permission of a majority of Directors present at a meeting to be held within
seven days of the authorization, to ratify the emergency expenditure. Should the Board
refuse to ratify the expenditure, the Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall be
held personally responsible for that expenditure.
10.10 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall act as the internal and
external liaison officer for the Corporation, and act as a general spokesperson for
10.11 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator in consultation with the Program
Director Coordinator shall appoint the heads of the departments of community
affairs, engineering, sales, development, and promotions related to the
responsibilities of that position (for example, sales and fundraising) as
described in the Bylaws and current job descriptions.
10.12 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall be responsible for the day-
to-day maintenance of the Corporation’s offices and facilities.
10.13 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall in consultation with the
Program Director Coordinator be responsible for establishing contact with
commercial groups or parties interested in the sponsorship of the Corporation’s
programming or special events advertising on CHRY, and for maintaining a
liaison with the parties concerned.
10.14 The Station Manager Operations Coordinator shall be responsible for ensuring
that all fund raising initiatives of the Corporation are run in an efficient and orderly
PROGRAM DIRECTOR COORDINATOR
10.15 The Program Director Coordinator shall be responsible for the scheduling and
airing of all programming, for the quality of that programming, and ensuring that all
such programming adheres to the Promise of Performance submitted by the
Corporation to the CRTC, FM Radio Broadcasting Regulations, and the Broadcast
Act. The Program Director Coordinator shall be responsible for the on-going
development and review of CHRY’s programming guidelines.
10.16 The Program Director Coordinator in consultation with the Station Manager
Operations Coordinator shall appoint the heads of the departments of news, sports,
music, and productions related to the responsibilities of that position (for example,
spoken word and music) as described in the Bylaws and current job descriptions.
10.17 The Program Director Coordinator in consultation with the Station Manager
Operations Coordinator shall be responsible for the supervision of all on-air
material of a promotional or commercial nature.
10.18 The Program Director Coordinator shall be responsible for station traffic. This
responsibility shall be defined as ensuring that all commercial broadcast material,
public service announcements, station identifications and promotional materials
be broadcast in an efficient and orderly manner.
10.19 The Program Coordinator shall in consultation with the Operations
Coordinator be responsible for establishing contact with commercial groups
or parties interested in the cosponsorship of the Corporation’s
programming or special events, and for maintaining a liaison with the
10.20 The Program Director Coordinator shall be responsible for the training of all on-
air staff and for providing training manuals to such staff.
10.21 The Program Director Coordinator shall be responsible for establishing and
maintaining a liaison between the radio station and record companies and/or local
10.22 The Treasurer shall keep full and accurate books of account of all receipts and
disbursement of the Corporation and, under the direction of the Board and in
cooperation with the Station Manager, shall control the deposit of money, the
safekeeping of securities and the disbursement of the funds of the Corporation.
10.23 The Treasurer shall render to the Board a balance sheet and financial statement
at each meeting of the Board, or at other times specified by the Board.
10.24 The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the Board or the Station
manager may prescribe.
ARTICLE XI: Departments
11.1 Departments shall consist of such as community affairs, news, sports spoken
word, production, engineering, music, sales, development and promotions.
Additional departments may be created at the discretion of the Officers, as they
11.2 Department heads shall be appointed by the Officers in accordance with the
terms of applicable employment laws and station policies. The appointment of
Department Heads shall be acknowledged and agreed to in writing by both parties
and by written notice given to the Board.
ARTICLE XII: Staff Volunteers
12.1 “General Staff” “Volunteer” shall be defined as any individual who devotes
his/her time in a productive role towards the operations of CHRY Community
12.2 “Voting Staff” “Volunteer in good standing” shall be defined as any General
Staff member volunteer who has completed the entire orientation training
process, regularly performs work of any nature that is consistent with the general
operations of the radio station, on behalf of the radio station, for at least once a
week for eight weeks, and has attended at least one of the last three general staff
12.3 Any recent or current general staff member volunteer who feels they have been
wrongfully disciplined shall have the right to an appeal, in writing to the Disciplinary
Appeals Committee. The member may then appear before the committee. The
committee will make recommendations to the Board based on its findings. The
Board shall then issue a decision based on the recommendations of the committee.
ARTICLE XIII: Election of staff student volunteer representatives to Board
13.1 Annual elections for the student/staff student volunteer positions should be
held no later than the Board meeting in April.
13.2 Not less than 30 percent of the voting staff volunteers in good standing shall
have cast a ballot for an election to be valid.
13.3 A Nominations and Appointments Committee shall be appointed by the Board
before the end of January, composed of individuals who do not currently hold the
student/staff student volunteer positions and are not candidates for the
student/staff student volunteer positions.
13.4 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall also include a Chief
Returning Officer, appointed at a meeting of the Board of Directors.
13.5 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall possess general
jurisdiction and authority, subject to the will of the staff volunteers in good
standing and the rules and regulations described in these by-laws, over all aspects
of screenings and elections.
13.6 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall propose to staff a date for
screenings and elections, and convoke shall invite the staff volunteers in good
standing to a screening session for introducing the candidates for election.
Whenever possible, this screening session shall be held on the date of elections.
13.7 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall notify the students, staff
volunteers and community of screenings the session to introduce candidates at
least one month prior to the date of elections, by posting notices in the office and
by producing carts for radio airplay.
13.8 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall inform eligible voters of
their voting status and dates and times of elections and screenings.
13.9 A candidate shall present her/his name and signature, together with the names of
a fifteen nominators and a seconder, and their signatures, who shall both be voting
staff members, to the screenings and elections committee. The nominators shall be
volunteers in good standing.
13.10 A candidate who wishes to run for the position of staff student representative
on the Board shall be a voting staff member volunteer in good standing of the
radio station prior to the opening of nominations.
13.11 Candidates must submit a typed resume and a letter of intention and
introduction to the Nominations and Appointments Committee no later than one
week prior to the date of screenings two weeks prior to the date set for
elections. This information shall be posted on the main bulletin board
immediately following the deadline.
13.12 To vote for Board of Director staff representative student volunteer positions,
staff members only may vote and must fulfill each of the following requirements:
i) Have attained staff membership before the final voter’s list is ratified by staff.
ii) Have attended, in full, a screening of the candidates. one must be a
volunteer in good standing at the time of the general meeting described in
13.13 At least two weeks one month prior to the screenings elections, a preliminary
list of eligible voters shall be compiled by the Nominations and Appointments
Committee and posted on the main bulletin board.
13.14 A contributor can appeal their voting status at staff general meetings prior to the
date of the screenings elections. A contributor who does not meet the
qualifications shall be given the right to vote in the elections by a majority vote of
the staff volunteers in good standing who are present at the meeting.
13.15 A staff general meeting shall be convened at least one week prior to the date of
screenings the elections, at which any general staff volunteer who does not
meet the voting qualifications shall be given the right of appeal. General staff
members Volunteers who do not meet the qualifications shall be given the right
to vote in the elections by a majority vote of the staff volunteers in good
standing who are present at the meeting.
13.16 The Nominations and Appointments Committee shall solicit questions from the
staff to put to candidates for elections. Shortly before screenings, the committee
shall draw up a list of questions for the position, aimed at drawing out information
necessary for staff to make a reasonable decision from among candidates while
avoiding unreasonable, unfair or irrelevant questions.
13.17 On the date of the screenings and before screenings begin, all candidates may
have a maximum of five minutes to present a summary of their platform. The
committee shall put questions to each candidate in turn for the position of
student/staff representative. Candidates for the position being screened who are
not in the process of being screened shall be out of the room. Following the
committees’ screening, questions to the candidates will be taken from the floor
for up to five minutes. Questions from the floor can only be taken for the first
candidate and the same questions must be asked of every other candidate. The
Nominations and Appointments Committee shall rule on the order and validity of
13.18 On the date of the elections, the Nominations and Appointments committee shall
conduct voting by a secret ballot, with staff student representatives being voted
for in a manner and in an order to be established by the committee and ratified
by the staff volunteers in good standing at the staff general meeting
scheduled to be held prior to the date of screenings as per Article 13.15.
13.19 Voting staff volunteers in good standing shall always have the option of a no
vote for candidates. Given that there are only three student/staff volunteer
positions available, a voter must vote for three names, for which a no vote option
is available. There must be three responses on every ballot for the ballot to be
13.20 In the unlikely event that none of the candidates drew draw more than 30
percent of the vote because of a deadlock or a no vote, the entire screenings
and elections procedure shall begin again.
13.21 An elected student volunteer representative shall be required to vacate the
office of Director if 50 or more volunteers in good standing sign a petition
calling for the removal of that Director.
ARTICLE XIV: Members Meetings
14.1 The annual general meeting of the members of the Corporation shall take place
at York University, in the City of North York, at a place to be designated by the
Board, during the last two weeks of September. The Corporation shall prominently
advertise notice of the meeting in Excalibur at least seven days prior to the
meeting. The quorum for such meetings shall be set at twenty members of the
Corporation. At such meetings the members shall receive a written annual report
from the Board, prepared by the Chairperson, on work during the previous year.
The members shall also receive from the Station Manager Operations
Coordinator a written report on the financial status of the Corporation. The Board
and Officers shall be present to answer questions from the members.
14.2 The Board may call a special general meeting of the members at any time
during the months of September of one year to April of the following year inclusive,
provided that fourteen days notice of the meeting is given to the members.
14.3 The Board shall, upon receipt of a petition signed by five hundred or more
members of the Corporation, call a special general meeting not more than twenty-
one days after receipt, and with seven days notice, for the purpose of considering
the matters raised in the petition.
14.4 Quorum for special general meetings shall be thirty-five members of the
14.5 Proceedings at general meetings shall be governed by the most recent edition
of Robert’s Rules of Order or by any alternative formal procedure as shall be
approved annually by the Board.
14.6 At all general meetings of the Corporation every question of resolution shall be
determined by a majority of votes unless otherwise specifically provided by the
Ontario Corporations Act or by this By-law.
14.7 By-laws of the Corporation may be enacted, and the By-laws repealed or
amended by By-laws enacted, by a majority of Directors and sanctioned by an
affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the Corporation at a
meeting duly called for the purpose of considering said enactment, repeal or
ARTICLE XV: Signature and Certification of Documents
15.1 Contracts, documents or any instruments in writing requiring the signature of the
Corporation shall be signed by the Chairperson of the Corporation and one other
Director and shall be binding upon the Corporation without any further authorization
The Directors shall have the power, from time to time to authorize an Officer or
Officers on behalf of the Corporation to sign specific contracts, documents,
and/or instruments in writing.
ARTICLE XVI: Rules and Regulations
16.1 The Board may prescribe such rules and regulations not inconsistent with this
By-law, relating to the management and operation of the Corporation as it deems
expedient, provided that such rules and regulations shall have force and effect only
until the next general meeting of the Corporation when they shall be confirmed or
rejected by resolution of the members in attendance. Should they be rejected, they
shall cease to have effect from the date of that meeting.
16.2 The Board shall approve rules and regulations for the radio station that shall
ensure a high standard of broadcasting.
16.3 The Board shall be the sole authority for the interpretation of the By-laws.
16.4 Additions or changes to the By-laws shall be passed at an Annual General
Meeting of the Corporation or at a Special General Meeting of the Corporation and
will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present. Additions or changes
shall be submitted to the a meeting of the Board at least 37 days before the
General Meeting to clarify the wording, meaning and repercussions of said
changes. Following such a Board meeting the proposed amendments shall
be posted with notice of the General Meeting at least 30 days prior to the
Note: The current version of the CHRY By-Laws was approved at the 1995 Annual
General Meeting of CHRY Radio Incorporated.