Proposed Constitutional Amendments

The CMRA Board of Directors has proposed two constitutional amendments. The membership will be asked to vote on these amendments at the AGM on April 23rd, 2018. The proposed amendments are as follows:

1. Changing references to our fiscal year:

Article 5, part 3) mentions that the beginning of our fiscal year is April 1st. The board would like to change this reference to October 1st, so that Article 5, part 3) would read:

Article 5. Membership

3) General Membership and Associated Membership must be renewed annually at or before the beginning of the fiscal year, on October 1st, by paying a non-refundable membership fee determined by the CMRA Board of Directors for each class of membership.

Reason for this change:

The CMRA Board of Directors has decided to change our year end from March 31st to September 30th. This change better aligns with our summer programming. The timing of our AGM, membership renewals and the election of a new board of directors depends on our year end. With a September 30th year end and October AGM, a new incoming Board will have greater input into the early planning stages of our summer calendar of events.

How the Change in Year End will be Implemented

Our next year end will occur on September 30th, 2018. Shortly thereafter, we will call a membership meeting to provide an update on CMRA activities and present financial statements. The next official AGM will take place in October 2019.

The board elected at the April 2018 AGM will serve until the next AGM in October 2019, thereby serving an 18-month term. Likewise, 2018/2019 CMRA memberships will be valid for 18 months, until September 30th 2019.

 

2. Changing the minimum period of notice for proposed constitutional amendments and subsequent vote:

Currently, the membership must be informed of any proposed amendment to the constitution with 7 day’s prior notice of any vote. The board is recommending that this notice be increased to 21 days so that Article 13 would read:

Article 13. Amendments to the Constitution

The constitution, once signed and filed with the City of Mississauga, may be amended at any membership meeting of the Association provided that:

  1. The Amendment is promoted within the boundaries twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the vote being called on the amendment via the Association website and/or public notice.
  2. The amendment is approved by at least two-thirds of the voting members present at the meeting in which the vote is called.

Reason for this Change:

The City of Mississauga recommends that affiliated groups provide members with at least 21 days notice of any vote on amendments to their constitution. With this change, we will be compliant with the City’s guidelines.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us.

Considering Serving on the CMRA Board of Directors?

Considering Serving on the CMRA Board of Directors?

You’re invited to attend a special meeting of the CMRA Board of Directors being held March 16, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Viva Centre.

On the agenda:

  • what being a CMRA Board Member entails
  • the roles responsibilities of the executive and committee chairs
  • the election process
  • our plans for next year
  • Q and A

If you are thinking about running for a seat on the board, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. 

Please Note: Only CMRA members are entitled to serve on the Board. In addition to the annual membership fee of $10.00, Board Members are asked to pay a $40.00 Directors fee as well. For more information about this meeting or becoming a Board Member, contact us.

CMRA issues New Membership Policy

New Membership Policy

Beginning April 1st 2017, our new membership policy comes into effect. Members will be required to renew their membership each year by paying a non-refundable annual membership fee.  The fee for this coming year will be $10.00 and your membership will be valid from April 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018. The membership fee will be used to cover the cost of our operating expenses.

 CMRA members count! Being a member in the CMRA entitles you to vote at the AGM to elect the new board of directors. As well, members must approve any changes to the constitution. Members can stand to be elected to the board of directors or serve on committees.  The Board of Directors is accountable to the members. Members can request to see past minutes or financial records.

Churchill Meadows residents are encouraged to join the CMRA. Anyone who is at least 16 years of age, is not an elected public official (or on the immediate staff of a public official) and lives within our boundaries is eligible to become a member or renew their membership. Those interested in renewing or signing up for a 2017/2018 membership can do so starting in March 2017. There will be an opportunity to sign up during the April 13th 2017 AGM.  Please contact us for more information regarding becoming a member.

CMRA Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on April 13, 2017

The CMRA Annual General Meeting 2017

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Location: The Viva Centre, 5575 Bonnie Street in Mississauga.

On the Agenda:

  • A look back at 2016/2017 and all that we have accomplished
  • What we have planned for next year
  • Elect a new board of directors
  • Meet and network with neighbours and community members

New Membership Policy

Memberships must now be renewed annually. A $10.00 non-refundable fee is due at the time of renewal. There will be an opportunity for residents to sign up or renew memberships during the AGM. Please Note: a valid 2017/2018 CMRA Membership is required in order to vote in the election.

For more information on the AGM or CMRA Memberships please contact us.

 

Board of Directors

A new Board will be elected at the AGM. If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors, please contact us to receive more information. While nominations will be accepted from the floor, it is advisable to contact us and receive a nomination form ahead of time.

Free Study Session by Scholars Education Centre – June 18, 2016

In the spirit of promoting education in the community Scholars Education Centre is offering a FREE study session all students of Churchill Meadows on June 18th between 2-4pm. Churchill Meadows students will receive expert advice and exam help from our highly qualified team of teachers, educators, and mentors in subjects, such as Math, English, Science and more! Attending students must be accompanied by a parent.

Limited spaces are available, so please register by calling 905-814-0101 or emailing mississauga@scholarscanada.com.

Scholars Education Centre is located at the Brittany Glen Plaza (Tenth Line and Thomas Road).

 

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