**UPDATE July 15, 2019**: SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Tuesday July 23, 2019 @ 12:00 noon at the Coast Capri Hotel
The purpose of this meeting is to table a “notice of motion” to amend the Chamber’s proposed new bylaws to clarify how members are accepted. This is expected to be an extremely short meeting (two minutes) as the only issue on the agenda will be the tabling of a NOTICE OF MOTION with full discussion on that motion to take place at the next membership meeting on Friday Sept. 13, 2019.
The following notice of motion was tabled and accepted at a Special Membership Meeting held on March 6, 2019:
Moved by Dominic Rampone / Seconded by Nikki Csek that the members of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce replace the existing by-laws with the new by-laws dated March 3, 2019.
This motion will be considered by members at the AGM at 11:30 am on Wednesday April 3rd at the Delta Grand Hotel. There is no cost for members to attend the Annual General Meeting though there is a charge if you wish to stay for the luncheon with Mayor Colin Basran. (See event calendar).
For your ease of identifying the changes we provide the following notes that highlight the materially significant changes in the new vs. current bylaws:
The new bylaw is different from the current year 2000 bylaw in that it:
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce was incorporated as a nonprofit society in 1906. To fit an evolving business world, various revisions to our By-laws have been tabled and adopted by our membership over the years.
Our Chamber is legally registered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, a federal body. Once a change to our By-laws are proposed, the government approval process takes six months to a year. If the federal government wishes other changes, we will come back to the membership for another vote of approval.