CENTENNIAL COMMUNITY AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION
CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS
We, the people of the Centennial Community, located in the community of
Highland Creek in the City of Scarborough in the Province of Ontario, do
hereby establish this Constitution of the Centennial Community and
Article 1.0 - Name
The name of this organization shall be the Centennial Community and
Article 2.0 - Area
This Association shall be organized for the residents of the area
bounded by Lake Ontario, Highway 2A, Highland Creek Valley and Port Union
Article 3.0 - Purpose
The purpose of this organization is to further and promote the welfare
of the residents of the area described above and its environs and to
establish co-operation good will and mutual respect among the residents in
accordance with the appropriate Human Rights legislation of Ontario, the
Canadian Charter of Rights, the laws of Canada, and the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.
Article 4.0 - Functions
In order to fulfill the purpose of the Association, as outlined in
article three, the following functions are to be carried out by the
Association or on behalf of the Association:
4.1 To study existing and proposed neighbourhood conditions.
4.2 To collect and distribute information.
4.3 To plan constructive action with a view to maintaining or improving
4.4 To carry out whatever action seems necessary and appropriate.
4.5 To promote and encourage the participation of all persons in some
constructive phase of civic and community life.
4.6 To support and encourage other community groups with a similar
purpose in order to promote community welfare.
Article 5.0 - Political involvement
The Association shall be non-partisan in all respects.
Article 6.0 - Membership
Only those who live, conduct business, or own property within the
geographical area delineated in Article Two are eligible to be members of
the Association. The classes of membership are outlined in the By-Laws.
Article 7.0 - Organizational Structure
7.1 The entire membership shall compose the Association. The membership
shall elect the executive at the Annual General Meeting.
7.2 The Executive shall consist of a minimum of ten Members.
7.3 The Officers of the Association are:
Past-President - (Provided the person has not been elected to a
specific executive position at the Annual General Meeting.)
These individuals are elected by the membership according to each
position, with the exception of the Past-President.
7.4 The remaining members of the Executive are elected by the
membership as a group. They serve as the Chairpersons of the various
Committees established by the Executive.
7.5 The Executive has the right to fill any vacancies on the Executive
by appointment and to appoint any individual to serve on a Committee, as
7.6 Each Member of the Executive is entitled to one vote at Executive
meetings, with the exception of the Past-President, who does not hold a
specific Executive position and any Member with an honourary position. In
the event of a tie vote on an issue, the President shall break the tie
7.7 The qualifications and restrictions on Executive Membership are
outlined in the By-Laws.
Article 8.0 - Fees
Membership fees will be set annually by the Executive.
Article 9.0 - Fundraising
The Association shall have the power to raise funds in any manner which
is lawful and which has been approved by the Executive. Any gifts,
donations and bequests, as well as any funds raised, are to be spent on
implementing the Association's purpose in a manner approved by the
Article 10.0 - Amendments
The Constitution may be amended at any Annual Meeting or at any duly
constituted General Meeting of the Membership by a majority vote of the
Membership present, provided that the proposed amendments were approved by
the Executive three months prior to the meeting and the amendments were
circulated to the Membership at least two months prior to the meeting.
The By-Laws may be amended at any Executive Meeting, provided that the
amendment was proposed at a previous meeting of the Executive. The By-Law
amendments shall be submitted to the Membership for ratification at the
next Annual or General Meeting.