Special General Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.

(NOTE: La version française suit ci-dessous)

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the members of Bird Protection Quebec (BPQ) will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, immediately prior to the regular monthly meeting and lecture, at the Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, (NDG) Montreal.

The agenda for the SGM will include the presentation of 3 proposed amendments to the Bird Protection Quebec Bylaws. All members in good standing in attendance will be asked to vote on these proposed amendments. Motions to approve the text of each of the proposed amendments have been proposed and unanimously accepted by the BPQ Board of Directors at their meeting held on March 18, 2015.

A copy of the current Bird Protection Quebec bylaws may be downloaded and reviewed from the following link: under the heading “Bylaws”.

The three amendments read as follows:

Assemblée générale extraordinaire: lundi le 13 avril, 2015, à 19h15.

Nous vous avisons qu’une assemblée générale extraordinaire des membres de Protection des Oiseaux du Québec (POQ) aura lieu le lundi 13 avril, 2015, immédiatement avant les réunion et conférence mensuelles habituelles, à l’église presbytérienne Kensington, 6225 Avenue Godfrey, Montréal (NDG). Trois propositions d’amendements des règlements de Protection des Oiseaux du Québec seront présentées. Tous les membres en règle présents seront invités à voter sur ces propositions d’amendements Des motions pour approuver le texte de chacune des modifications proposées ont été proposées et acceptées à l’unanimité par le conseil d’administration de POQ lors de sa réunion du 18 mai 2015. Les règlements actuels de POQ sont disponibles (en anglais) à sous la rubrique «Statuts».

Les trois amendements se lisent comme suit:

1. That the following text be added to section 5a of the bylaws:

If a Board member is elected to the office of President or Vice-President in the last year of their ten-year term as a Board member, said Board member would be permitted to defer their one-year mandatory departure from the Board for one year, thus allowing said Board member to serve their full two-year term as President or Vice-President.

2. That the following text be added to section 5g of the bylaws:

Three such officers, designated as divisional directors, oversee the Administrative division, the Conservation division and the Education/Outreach division and the committees that fall under each division’s jurisdiction. These officers are current members of the Board of Directors.

3. That the words “… and the chair or one of the co-chairs of each committee must be a member of the Board of Directors.” be removed from section 6 of the bylaws and replaced by the following sentence:

The committee chair need not necessarily be a member of the Board of Directors. However, in a case where a committee chair is not a member of the Board of Directors, then the head of the BPQ division to which the committee reports would hold the position of co-chair of said committee.