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-**=== I. CONSTITUTION ===**+====== RIGHT TO MOVE/LA VOIE LIBRE CONSTITUTION ​and BYLAWS ======
  
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-__**== Article 1: Name ==**__+==== I. CONSTITUTION ==== 
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 +=== Article 1: Name ===
  
 The Association shall be known in English as "Right to Move," and in French as "La Voie Libre" and hereafter shall be called "​RTM,"​ "​LVL"​ or "​RTM/​LVL”. The Association shall be known in English as "Right to Move," and in French as "La Voie Libre" and hereafter shall be called "​RTM,"​ "​LVL"​ or "​RTM/​LVL”.
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-__**== Article 2: Language of La Voie Libre/Right to Move ==**__+=== Article 2: Language of La Voie Libre/Right to Move ===
  
 English and French are the official languages of La Voie Libre/Right to Move. English and French are the official languages of La Voie Libre/Right to Move.
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-== Article 3: Objectives ==+=== Article 3: Objectives ​===
  
 The objective of RTM/LVL is the promotion of sustainable transportation with a special emphasis on the bicycle and other human-powered devices. The objective of RTM/LVL is the promotion of sustainable transportation with a special emphasis on the bicycle and other human-powered devices.
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-== Article 4: Services ==+=== Article 4: Services ​===
  
 Services provided by RTM/LVL in fulfilling its mandate will include, but are not limited to: Services provided by RTM/LVL in fulfilling its mandate will include, but are not limited to:
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-== Article 5: Nature of RTM/LVL ==+=== Article 5: Nature of RTM/LVL ==
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 +  - RTM/LVL is open to the public at large for membership and Volunteer involvement,​ with a special emphasis on involvement with the Concordia University community. 
 +  - RTM/LVL may have staff or contracted workers to provide continuity, skills and facilitation of the day-to-day business of the organization. 
 +  - RTM/LVL shall be non-partisan. Its objectives shall be carried out without the purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other accretions shall be used for promoting the objectives of RTM/LVL. 
 +  - RTM/Lvl is a consensus-based organization wherein, except for all items at General Meetings, decision-making is based on a '​unanimity minus one vote' decision rule. 
 +  - RTM/LVL shall actively promote the inclusion of underrepresented groups within its membership. 
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 +==== II. BYLAWS ==== 
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 +=== Bylaw 1: Definitions === 
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 +In these Articles and Bylaws, the following definitions apply, unless the context otherwise requires: 
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 +  - "​member":​ member of RTM/LVL; 
 +  - "​Board":​ the Board of Directors of RTM/LVL; 
 +  - "Board member":​ member of the Board of Directors of RTM/LVL; 
 +  - "​voting Board member":​ a Board member elected by the members of RTM/LVL; 
 +  - "​non-voting Board member":​ an ex-officio or appointed Board member; 
 +  - "​majority resolution":​ a resolution based upon a majority of votes cast, including blanks and abstentions;​ 
 +  - "​two-thirds resolution":​ a resolution based upon a two-thirds majority of votes cast, including blanks and abstentions. 
 +  - “shop”: the physical space(s) within which RTM/Lvl carries out most of its operations. 
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 +=== Bylaw 2: Membership === 
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 +== A. Types of Members == 
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 +There shall be the following classes of members:  
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 +  * General Members 
 +  * Volunteers 
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 +== B. Eligibility == 
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 +  * General Membership is open to the public at large. General Membership is available through, and begins upon, payment of a fee to RTM/LVL. 
 +  * Volunteers in the organization shall be limited to General Members interested in furthering the objects of RTM/LVL and shall consist of anyone whose application for admission as a volunteer has been approved as outlined in the Policy Manual and Guidebook. 
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 +== C. Rights of Members == 
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 +  * All members shall have voting privileges in elections and general meetings of RTM/LVL. 
 +  * All members shall be eligible to sit as Board members. 
 +  * All members shall be entitled to benefit from the services of RTM/LVL. 
 +  * Every document of RTM/LVL shall be open to inspection by any member upon reasonable request, except for minutes of Board meetings held in closed session. 
 +  * If any General or Volunteer member is hired by RTM/LVL, he/she retains his/her status and privileges as a General or Volunteer Member.
  
-A. RTM/LVL is open to the public at large for membership and Volunteer involvement,​ with a special emphasis on involvement with the Concordia University community. +== D. Termination ​of Membership ==
-B. RTM/LVL may have staff or contracted workers to provide continuity, skills and facilitation of the day-to-day business of the organization. +
-C. RTM/LVL shall be non-partisan. Its objectives shall be carried out without the purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other accretions shall be used for promoting the objectives of RTM/LVL +
-D. RTM/Lvl is a consensus-based organization wherein, except for all items at General Meetings, decision-making is based on a '​unanimity minus one vote' decision rule. +
-E. RTM/LVL shall actively promote the inclusion ​of underrepresented groups within its membership.+
  
 +Any member may be expelled from the organization by a consensus of Volunteers at a monthly meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose.
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