Notice of FHBC Special General Meeting

You can download the PDF version of this communique here.

Dear Field Hockey BC Member,

At the Field Hockey BC (FHBC) Annual General Meeting in February, I announced the FHBC board of director’s intent to revise to the society’s bylaws. Today I am writing to advise the members of a Special (Extraordinary) General Meeting (under section 3.1.2 of FHBC’s bylaws) to consider the following notice of the motion:

“That the bylaws of the Field Hockey British Columbia (FHBC) be rescinded and replaced with the revised bylaws that have been presented to the members, inclusive of the FHBC Transition Plan, effective September 1, 2023”.

Moved by Mark Vaughan, Business Development Director
Seconded by Gavin Caldecott, Vice President

The special (extraordinary) general meeting will take place May 17, 2023, at 6:30 pm, in a virtual capacity via Zoom.

The board of directors felt strongly that the membership needs adequate time and opportunity to review and understand the changes being proposed and we wanted to assure the ability to ask questions. Rather than reading through a track-changed document, the revised bylaws have been summarized in a single document (click here) and there will be a moderated open house for members to ask questions.

The Open House will take place April 26, 2023, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom. There will be a short presentation, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. The meeting is scheduled for 90 minutes maximum. FHBC’s legal counsel from SportLaw will be present to support with questions, as required.

To ensure the session is efficient as possible, please use this survey (click here) to submit your questions. You will have the option to ask questions anonymously if you wish. Please submit your questions no later than April 24, 4:00 pm.

The revised bylaws and transition plan and summary of changes can be found online here.
The current bylaws can be found online here.

FHBC will send out a second similar notice to membership on April 26, 2023 directing members as to how they may attend the virtual special (extraordinary) general meeting, as well as how members register to vote at the special (extraordinary) general meeting. Information on registering to vote will also include steps to register votes via proxy. This notice will also act as a reminder of the Town Hall meeting that evening and of the date and time for the special (extraordinary) general meeting.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I look forward to the opportunity to engage with the members on these proposed bylaw changes.

Yours in Field Hockey,

Denise McGeachy
President, Field Hockey BC 


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