Kootenay Radio Bylaws
Read the full bylaws here.
Summary by Olivia Henry, March 2021
Kootenay Radio is a member-owned and -operated radio station in British Columbia. There are several staff members and more than 100 volunteers.
Types of members
Member of the association: Anyone over the age of 16 may apply to the board of directors. If accepted, they pay for one membership share.
Board of directors
6 Canadian Directors: These directors must be Canadian citizens.
1 open Director: These directors can be of any nationality.
Other governance issues
Officers: President and vice president are selected from among the seven-member board, but the positions of manager, secretary, and treasurer can be selected from outside of the board. People serving in these positions must be Canadian citizens.
Committees can be formed by the directors from their own ranks or from the membership.
Board decisions are ideally made by consensus. If directors cannot reach consensus, a ¾ vote is required.
Quorum at a member meeting requires ¼ of the total membership or 25 members, whichever is less.
Surplus is reinvested in the association.