Special Resolutions are part of what makes MEC membership unique. Our members can provide direction to the Board, change our Rules of Co-operation, and affect the way we do business.
Special resolutions are proposals put forward by members and voted on by the membership during the annual Board of Directors Election. Any MEC member is entitled to propose special resolutions.
It is important to recognize though, that resolutions should address actions and/or issues that are within the scope of MEC's business and should be made for the best interests of MEC and its members as a whole. In British Columbia, where MEC is registered, the law requires we pass a special resolution to make any changes to MEC Rules of Co-operation.
Special resolutions are brought to the attention of the members at the start of the annual Board of Directors Election. Any member wishing to bring forward a special resolution as part of the 2012 Election, must do so in writing to our Head Office (care of the Governance team) along with the names, member numbers, and signatures of five supporting MEC members by noon Pacific Time, Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Special Resolutions are voted on by our members as part of our annual Board of Directors Election. Information regarding the resolution, its rationale, and who proposed it, will be included in our election material distributed in spring.
A special resolution requires a majority of 75% of voting members to pass. The results of the vote are announced at the Annual General Meeting.
We also have ordinary resolutions which are voted on by our members who attend our Annual General Meeting. Read more about the ordinary resolution process.
For more information, see our MEC Rules of Co-operation.