(Last amended by the Annual General Meeting
on March 18, 2017)
1. Mission Statement
The Greater Moncton Chinese Cultural
Association is a non-political and non-profit organization whose mission is to:
1) Promote appreciation and
understanding of Chinese culture among the local Chinese as well as members of
the general public of the Greater Moncton area who are interested in Chinese
2) Develop and facilitate
socializing activities among the local Chinese and with members of the Moncton
3) Organize Chinese cultural and
social events to promote friendship among people in the Greater Moncton area
who are interested in Chinese culture;
4) Organize Chinese educational
activities and programs;
5) Develop resources to provide
service and assistance to the Chinese community and in particular to those who
are new to the Greater Moncton area.
2. General Structure of the Association
The Governing Board
The General Assembly
3. Membership and Fees
Membership is open, on payment of membership
fee, to all persons of the Greater Moncton area who are interested in Chinese
culture and in supporting the activities of the Association. Membership fees
are as follows:
Individual membership: 10$/year
Institution membership: 200$/year
Membership fees are subjected to renew
annually by the General Assembly.
4. The Governing Board
Vice-(or Deputy) President(s)
Directors of committees
Choice of Board members:
President and the Vice-Presidents are elected in General Assembly from a list
of consenting nominees from the members. Secretary, Treasurer and Directors of
committees will be nominated by the President. All Board members will
serve the Association during two years and can be re-elected.
The President: General direction and
coordination of the activities of the Association and presides at the meetings
of the General Assembly and at the Board meetings. The President must speak
fluently Mandarin and at least one Canadian official language.
The Vice-Presidents: Assisting the President in all the activities of the Association
and replacing the President at meetings in the latter's absence.
Secretary: Giving notice of meetings, taking notes and keeping
the requisite documents for meetings.
Treasurer: Keeping the Association's bank account,
payment expenses and receipt of monies paid to the Association, and presenting
regular financial statement to the Board and the General Assembly.
of Committees: Nominating members and organizing
activities of their own Committees.
5. The General Assembly
Two weeks before the annual General Assembly
of the election year, the Governing Board gives notice to all members for
election of the President and Vice-Presidents for the next term. The list of
nominees must be ready for the General Assembly.
All members in good standing may exercise
their voting rights in decision making at meetings and in elections including
the annual General Assembly.
During the annual General, the President
presents the annual report.
6. Frequency of Meetings
The General Assembly of the Association shall
meet at least once a year (annual General Assembly);
The Governing Board shall meet at least twice
7. Call of Meetings
Meetings of the General Assembly: One of the
following persons or groups of persons can call a General Assembly meeting
provided a notice is communicated to all members of the Association two weeks
before the meeting:
- The President
- At least 1/3 of the members of the
Meetings of the Governing Board: One of the
following persons or groups of persons can call a Board meeting provided a
notice is communicated to all members of the Board one week before the meeting:
- The President
8. Elections and Decisions
The various officers shall be chosen and
decisions are taken by a majority vote at the General Assembly level.
e) If no candidates are willing to run, or if no candidates are elected to replace the President and/or Vice-President(s), the current President and/or Vice-President(s) will retain one more term.
5) The Impeachment and Dismissal of President and
9. Amendments and Modifications
This Constitution will take effect after
adoption at the first General Assembly. Modifications can be made if proposed
by the President and adopted by the General Assembly.