Originally Posted by rockyballboa
People often send out written notices as they did in the Alberta case you referenced because it is better evidence against someone who Tresspasses. In the Alberta case that you referenced the RCMP and myself suggested that the folks in AB send out written notices. I faxed and emailed a bunch of info out during the Alberta situation.
Just a lil heads up for you ......when you decide to help out a Non- Profit Society that is in the process of expelling a member maybe it would be wise to do your research first and give them proper legal advice on how to legally expel a member from their society ....Straight from the Alberta Society Act , a few words from emails received from the Q&A on standards for Non-Profit Society and other research I have done over the last few weeks on this matter ....as you can see its not as easy as just sending out a registered letter with the board members signatures on it and then your member is expelled form the Non- Profit Society there is WAY more to it .....
17. A Member shall cease to be a Member of the Society:
(a) on delivering their resignation in writing to the membership
director or by mailing it to the mailing address of the Society;
(b) on their death or in the case of an organization or
corporation, its dissolution;
(c) on being expelled;
(d) on having been a Member not in good standing for three
consecutive months; or
(e) on moving to a jurisdiction outside of Alberta.
18. A Member may be suspended or expelled by resolution of the Board
passed at a Board meeting where:
(a) the Member has acted in a manner that is considered
(b) the Member has acted in a manner considered likely to
endanger the interest or reputation of the Society; or
(c) where there has been a willful breach of the Society’s
constitution, bylaws or rules.
19. In the case of suspension, the Board shall determine the terms and
duration by resolution.
20. A notice of resolution for suspension or expulsion shall be accompanied
by a brief statement of the reason or reasons for the proposed suspension
21. The person who is the subject of the proposed resolution for suspension
or expulsion shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Board
meeting before the resolution is put to a vote.
22. Full Members of the Society shall have the right to review any suspension
or expulsion made by the Board at a general meeting, and to overturn the
suspension or expulsion or amend the suspension by Ordinary Resolution.
Section 22 of the Societies Act states;
22(1) The bylaws of a society may provide that a dispute
arising out of the affairs of the society and between any
members of the society or between
(a) member or a person who is aggrieved and who has for
not more than 6 months ceased to be a member, or
(b) a person claiming through the member or aggrieved person
or claiming under the bylaws of the society, and the society
or a director or officer of the society, shall be decided
by arbitration, which shall be under the Arbitration Act
unless the bylaws prescribe some other method.
22(2) A decision made pursuant to an arbitration is binding
on all parties and may be enforced on application to the
Court of Queen's Bench, and unless the bylaws otherwise provide
there is no appeal from it.
Even in the Societies own By-Laws states how members are to be expelled which was not followed ....
From _____ Society By-Laws
...... Any member, upon a majority vote a quorum (see item 14) of members of the Society in good standing, may be expelled from membership for any cause which the Society may deem reasonable.
14. Twelve members in good standing shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Society.
Sorry for the off topic ...as for banning or expelling from a private expo/event I am sure things are easier and would really only take a witnessed letter or even a witnessed phone call ......As for the rest of this ...I guess Ill wait to see the posted RCMP witness statements and other documents on this matter ......
I will say that even though Bry may be an ass it does NOT mean his AV bank is stupid and not worth while .....He provides Canada with a needed service and I think some need to take a step back and look at what the AV band is , does and will do in the future ......