It’s time for the Friends membership to update its Constitution.
The Constitution of the Friends of the Guelph Public Library, with a number of proposed amendments, can be retrieved by clicking on the document image.
Because this is a lengthy document (11 pages) we prefer not to distribute printed copies at the AGM. An electronic version will be projected during the discussion. We hope you will take the time to scan this document now, so you are prepared to vote at the AGM. Anything with a line through it will be removed if the amendments are approved, and anything in red will be added. Most of the changes are merely clarifications in wording.
The only significant proposed changes to the content are:
- Page 4. Section 5. The definition of a quorum.
- Page 6. Section 2. The creation of a Board of Trustees to oversee financial activities. These were previously handled entirely by the Treasurer with the support of the executive as a whole. The proposal is now that the Board of Trustees will oversee financial transactions, including investments, and report to the full Executive. As noted, the Board of Trustees will consist of the Treasurer, the Chair, and one other executive member who will be appointed annually by the members of the Executive.
- Page 7. The inclusion of the Book Sale committee (which has existed from the beginning) as adjunct to the Executive.