General News · 22nd February 2018
I was not at the AGM of the WCC, but have heard and read opinions about this event. It has been suggested that there may have been actions that were not in concert with the Club's constitution. So I would like to SUGGEST a possible solution.
First, investigate, determine what mistakes may have been made and take ownership of these. Communicate these findings to the membership simply and clearly so all innuendo and misunderstandings are removed.
NOBODY on any volunteer Board should be crucified for making a mistake! We all make mistakes. The key is to correct them and then move forward.
Secondly, enlist the help from outside professional sources to solve the problems.For instance, I would expect there are people that work for the Societies Act of B.C. that have probably dealt with very similar problems and would probably have easy solutions to share with us. Communicate these solutions to the Club's membership.
Thirdly, have a general meeting (per the constitution) and get the solutions ratified. This will then protect the Clubs legal position as an organization.
Then, the Club can get back to doing all the good things it does for the Whaletown Community.
This Community Club has over 80 years of volunteer commitment to the area, and is an important part of the fabric of Cortes Island. It behooves us to support it going forward.
Comment by Brigid on 22nd February 2018
I have had occasion to consult the Societies Act folks on points of order, accidental irregularities, and so on, and have found them always helpful and solution oriented.