We are delighted to invite all members of the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society to our Annual General Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver

The AGM will be immediately preceded by a book sale and silent auction open to Historic Joy Kogawa House Society members only from 7:00 to 7:30pm. The book sale features titles nominated in all categories of the 2018 BC Book Prizes. Titles range from Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize) to Nicola Campbell’s A Day with Yayah, illustrated by Julie Flett (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize).

The book sale and silent auction begin at 7:00pm followed by the AGM at 7:30pm.

This is a good opportunity to view the heritage restoration work recently completed in the living room and sunroom at Kogawa House and to renew your membership. We will also be approving a Special Resolution to align our constitution with requirements under the new Societies Act. You’ll find details below.

Please RSVP at info@kogawahouse.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Notice of Special Resolution

The following special resolution is proposed for adoption by not less than three-quarters of the votes cast by members present at the annual general meeting of the Historic Joy Kogawa  House Society:

SPECIAL RESOLUTION
HISTORIC JOY KOGAWA HOUSE SOCIETY
(BC Society No. S0052633)

By special resolution by all the members of the Society pursuant to the Societies Act of British Columbia, the following is duly passed:

1  It is hereby resolved that following paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 of the Constitution of the Society be deleted:

  1. The activities of the Society will be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any income, profits or other accretions to the Society will be used in promoting the purposes of the Society.
  2. Upon winding-up or dissolution of the Society, the funds and property remaining after the payment of all costs, charges and expenses properly incurred in the winding-up or dissolution, including the remuneration of the liquidator, and after payment to employees of the Society of any arrears of salaries or wages, and after payment of any debts of the Society, will be distributed to such not-for-profit organizations or to such “qualified donees” as defined by the Income Tax Act as are designated by the Board. Any of such funds or property remaining which had originally been received for specific purposes will, wherever possible, be distributed to “qualified donees” carrying on work of a similar nature to such specific purposes.
  3. Paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 are unalterable.

2  It is hereby further resolved that the Bylaws of the Society be amended by adding the following:

PART 16 – UNALTERABLE PROVISIONS

  1. The activities of the Society will be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any income, profits or other accretions to the Society will be used in promoting the purposes of the Society.
  2. Upon winding-up or dissolution of the Society, the funds and property remaining after the payment of all costs, charges and expenses properly incurred in the winding-up or dissolution, including the remuneration of the liquidator, and after payment to employees of the Society of any arrears of salaries or wages, and after payment of any debts of the Society, will be distributed to such not-for-profit organizations or to such “qualified donees” as defined by the Income Tax Act as are designated by the Board. Any of such funds or property remaining which had originally been received for specific purposes will, wherever possible, be distributed to “qualified donees” carrying on work of a similar nature to such specific purposes.
  3. Paragraphs 100, 101, and 102 are unalterable.