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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”.
English and French are the official languages of La Voie Libre/Right to Move.
The objective of RTM/LVL is the promotion of sustainable transportation with a special emphasis on the bicycle and other human-powered devices.
Services provided by RTM/LVL in fulfilling its mandate will include, but are not limited to:
In these Articles and Bylaws, the following definitions apply, unless the context otherwise requires:
There shall be the following classes of members:
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.
The Board shall be elected at a General Meeting, in which:
All publicity materials for the General Meeting shall give notice of the Board elections. In order to elect a board, quorum must be present as defined in Bylaw 6E. 4. The operation of these election rules will be overseen by an impartial electoral officer, who will be selected for that purpose. D. Resignation and Removal of Board Members 1. A Board member may resign by presenting resignation in writing, which shall be effective upon acceptance by the Board. 2. A voting Board member may be removed by a consensus resolution of a duly-held meeting of the volunteers of RTM/LVL. 3. A voting Board member who has resigned or who has been removed shall be replaced for the duration of his/her term by an Alternate member appointed by the Board only if at least four (4) voting Board members still hold office. If there are less than four (4) voting Board members, a by-election is to be held in accordance with Bylaw 5C. All conditions with respect to voting Board members in these Bylaws shall also apply to Alternate Board members. E. Meetings of the Board 1. The Board shall hold regularly scheduled meetings at least 4 times per year. At least five (5) days’ written notice of the time and place of meetings shall be communicated to the board and members by email. 2. Quorum shall be a simple majority of the voting Board members then holding office. 3. Any proposal to be considered by the Board must be accompanied by a memo containing a complete description of the project or action, including advantages, disadvantages, implications and costs. The proposal and memo must be submitted to the memorandum Chair or Secretary at least seven (7) days prior to consideration and made available to Board members at least five (5) days prior to consideration. All proposals must be sponsored by a member of RTM/LVL. If this procedure is not followed, a two-thirds resolution of the Board is necessary to consider the proposal.
4. A Board voting member who would possibly be put in conflict of interest by a proposed contract or transaction with RTM/LVL shall disclose such interest and shall not vote on, or be counted in the quorum for, a resolution concerning the proposed contract or transaction. Such resolutions shall be voted on by secret ballot. 5. Meetings of the Board and its committees shall be open to all members of RTM/LVL; the Chair shall make every effort to enable the attendance and participation of members. 6. Notwithstanding subsection 5, a particular meeting or portion thereof may be held in closed session of voting Board members or committee members upon majority resolution of the Board or committee, only for the purpose of discussing the following matters: a) discussions regarding proposed, pending, or current litigation;b) personnel matters, leading to the hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, suspension, salary level or evaluation of staff members. 7. Special Meetings of the Board, to consider matters of particular concern or urgency, shall be called by the Chair; a) at her/his discretion, or: b) upon majority resolution of the Board, or: c) upon receipt of a written request from any three (3) Board members, or: d) upon receipt of a petition duly signed by 5% of the members of RTM/LVL