The following document represents the revised by-laws presently being used and under submission to the Province of Alberta as well as the Statement of Faith and Board Member Criteria.
We are working to formalize an on-line membership application, however for the present applications can be obtained by contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
STREETS ALIVE FAMILY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION
BYLAWS (Approved Draft)
ARTICLE 1 – PREAMBLE
The name of the society is Streets Alive Family Support Association, referred to as the Society.
The following articles set forth in the Bylaws of Streets Alive Family Support Association
ARTICLE 2 – DEFINING AND INTERPRETING THE BYLAWS
or any statute substituted for it.
General Meeting as described in Article 5.5.
ARTICLE 3 – OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
•3.1 The objects of the society are detailed in the Article of Incorporation
ARTICLE 4 – MEMBERSHIP
•4.2 Rights & Privileges of Members:
a. One vote at Annual General and Special Meetings as long as they have been a member for ninety (90) days prior to an Annual General or Special Meeting..
b. Nominate new board of directors (Nomination form Addendum II)
c. Promote the society in their local church
d. Serve as committee members
•4.3 Membership fees:
•4.4 Membership Year:
•4.6 The society shall maintain membership with Victory Churches of Canada.
ARTICLE 5 – THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIETY
•5.1 Governance and Management of the Society
•5.2 The Board of Directors
•5.3 Qualifications for Board of Directors:
(a) All Directors shall must be qualified as prescribed on the nomination form and nominated
for election by the nominating committee. (Addendum II)
(b) Must complete an application form and comply with all requirements stated in
the application form.
•5.4 Term of Office
•5.5 Election of the Directors
the following Directors.
•5.6 Powers and Duties of the Board
The Board has the powers of the Society. The powers and duties of the Board include the following:
(a) Promoting the objects of the Society;
(b) Promoting membership in the Society;
(c) Maintaining and protecting the Society’s assets and property;
(d) Approving an annual budget for the Society;
(e) Approve policies for the Society;
(f) Appointing legal counsel as necessary;
(g) Selling, disposing of, or mortgaging any or all of the property of the Society; and
(h) Without limiting the general responsibility of the board, delegating its
responsibilities and duties to the paid Executive Director of the Society.
The officers of the Society are the Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers hold office until re-elected or until a successor is elected.
The chair shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. She/he, will preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Board. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair may preside at any such meetings. In the absence of both, any director may be appointed chairperson for the duration of that meeting
•5.9 Vice Chair
The Vice-Chair assumes the Chair’s responsibility in her/his absence and must maintain a close working relationship with the Chairperson.
The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings of the Board and General Meetings of the Society.
(a) Shall collect and receive the annual fees;
(b) Shall ensure all monies paid to the Society are deposited in a chartered bank, treasury branch, credit union or trust company chosen by the Board;
(c) Shall ensure a detailed account of revenues and expenditures is presented to the board as requested;
(d) Shall ensure an audited statement of the financial position of the society is prepared and presented to the Annual General Meeting and submit a copy of the Secretary for the records of the Society;
(e) Chairs the Finance Committee of the Board;
(f) Carries out other duties assigned by the Board;
(g) The Board may delegate some of the duties of the Treasurer to paid staff.
•5.12 Executive Director
The executive director shall be present at all Board of Directors meetings.
In areas of “conflict of interest” with the executive director being on the board, the executive director must be excused from the board meeting for those parts of the meeting.
ARTICLE 6 – MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY
•6.1 Meetings of the Board
Meeting of the board shall be as often as may be required but at least four times per annum and shall be called by the chair.
•6.2 Notice of Meetings
Meetings of the Board shall be called by seven (7) days notice in writing, or by three (3) days notice by email or telephone.
•6.3 Special Board Meetings
A Special Board Meeting may be called on the instructions of any two (2) Directors provided they request the Chair, in writing, to call such a meeting and state the business to be brought before the meeting.
Fifty (50%) of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for meetings of the Board. A minimum of 4 Members, including fifty (50%) of the Directors shall constitute a quorum at any General or Special Meeting of the Society.
•6.5 Annual General Meeting
The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting on or before March 31 each year. The board shall set the place, date, and time of the meeting. Notice in writing to the last known address of each member shall be delivered by email or in the mail twenty one (21) days prior to the date of the meeting.
•6.6 Special General Meetings
Every General Meeting other than the Annual General Meeting is a Special General Meeting. A Special General Meeting may be called at any time;
(a) By a resolution of the Board of Directors.
(b) Upon written request of at least four (4) Directors. This request must state the reason for the Special General meeting and the motion(s) intended to be submitted.
(c) Upon the written request of one-third of the voting members. This request must state the reason for the Special General meeting and the motion(s) intended to be submitted.
The secretary shall mail or email a notice to each member at least Seven (7) days before the Special General Meeting. This notice shall state the place, date, time and purpose of the
ARTICLE 7- FINANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL MATTERS
•7.1 The Registered office
The registered office of the society is located in Lethbridge, Alberta. Another place may be established at the Annual General Meeting or by resolution of the Board as long as this change is communicated to the Corporate Registry
•7.2 Finance and Auditing
ARTICLE 7 – REMUNERATION
•7.3 Seal of the Society
•7.4 Cheques and Contracts of the Society
•7.5 Borrowing Powers
ARTICLE 8 – ARBITRATION
•8.1 The Board shall attempt to resolve any society or board disputes. Failing that, the Board shall avail itself of other options, including, but not limited to arbitration rules in practice in the Province of Alberta.
ARTICLE 9 – BYLAWS
•9.1 The Bylaws may be rescinded, altered or added to by a special resolution at an Annual General Meeting of the Society.
ARTICLE 10 – DISSOLUTION
•10.1 In the event the Society is dissolved, any funds or assets remaining after paying all debts shall become the property of Victory Churches of Canada.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. Both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God. The Bible is the complete written revelation of God’s message for mankind and is the final rule and authority in all matters of Christian life and faith.
2. God is the creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became man, and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins. His suffering, death and subsequent resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation. All who believe this and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord become the children of God.
4. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict people, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
5. Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and eternal life be obtained.
6. There will be a personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his belief has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. With His return there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead. All who believe will inherit eternal life with the Lord, and all who do not believe will be subject to judgment and eternal separation from God.
7. During his public ministry the Lord cared for the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of those in need and calls his followers to do likewise.
DATED this ____________________ day of _____________________________ A.D. __________.
Board of Directors Nominations Form
A potential Board Member for the society needs to have a clear mandate from the leadership of his/her local church to be a leader for the society. Please prayerfully consider if you have members of your local congregation who would qualify serving as a board Member. Review the following criteria and forward this to the current Chairperson;
Calling (Exodus 31:2)
Individuals who are called to be leaders
Must have a passion for the Lords work
Desire to bring support and healing to the under-privileged in our community
Character (1 Timothy 3:1-10)
Must be strong, tested and proven in character and filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom. (Acts 6:3)
Must be living for Christ and manifest sound Biblical transformation and demonstrates clear Biblical worldview
Must be individuals who are matured in Christ and live selfless lives
Must be individuals who are experiencing some level of freedom from life’s past hurts
Must be loving and caring demonstrating fruit of the Spirit
Must be unified with the vision and philosophies and Statement of faith of Streets Alive Family Support Association
Capabilities (Exodus 31:3-11)
Must be gifted and able to lead as board member
Must have organizational experience
Must be a team player
Commissioned (Number 27:23 & Exodus 31:6)
Must be commissioned to that work by the leadership of their local church
Applicant name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Church name: _________________________________________________________________________________
Pastors name: _________________________________________________________________________________
Criteria for churches to appoint potential board-members for Streets Alive Family Support Association