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Sno-King: General Membership Meeting and Proposed Bylaw Changes

By Sno-King Staff, 05/12/19, 11:15AM PDT


Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association General Membership meeting will take place Monday, May 13th at the Kirkland Ice Arena in the Warm Room.  The meeting will begin at 7pm.     

Members are invited to attend and the main item for the meeting will be voting on the proposed Bylaw changes included below.

The awards for the 2018-19 hockey season and the elections for open Board of Director positions will be voted on at the Annual Membership meeting scheduled for September 22, 2019.

Absentee ballots for the bylaw changes may be obtained by sending an email to Brenda at to request a ballot.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.



Bylaw changes to be voted on.  Underlined text are the words being added to the current Bylaw.  Text with strikeout will be removed from Bylaw

5.8  Quorum. At any meeting of members, fifteen (15) voting members appearing at the meeting shall constitute a quorum.  The fifteen (15) voting members may include Officers and Directors. Unless otherwise provided in these bylaws, a majority of voting members properly casting ballots at the meeting shall prevail on any question presented to the membership for vote.  For the purpose of this section a member’s valid appearance may be made by in person attendance at the meeting or by a valid submission of an absentee ballot pursuant to section 5.6.

6.5.1  Nominations. Upon determination by the Board of Directors of the date and time of the Annual Meeting as set forth in paragraph 5.1, the Board of Directors will call for nominations of candidates to be considered for election to the Board of Directors. Any General or Supporting Member may have his or her name considered for nomination by submitting a written request to the Secretary. In order to appear on the official election ballot, the request must be submitted to the Secretary at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the annual meeting. If a member fails to submit the request to be considered for nomination within a sufficient time for his or her name to appear on the official election ballot, the member may still stand for election if nominated by another general member at the annual meeting during the call for nominations by the President.  All candidates whose nominations have been submitted to the Secretary to appear on the official elections ballot shall be permitted to provide a statement, not to exceed 600 words, to the Secretary for publication on SKAHA’s website. The Secretary shall be permitted to edit the proposed statement if the Secretary has a good faith belief that including any portion, or all of the statement may subject the organization to potential liability

6.5.2    Vacancies. Any vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors for any reason that results in less than nine (9) General Member Directors shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors within 30 days of the vacancy.  If the Board of Directors fails to fill the vacancy within 30 days, the Executive Committee shall immediately fill the vacancy without a vote of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall make a good faith effort to fill a vacancy of a Supporting Member Director, or a General Member Director if there are greater than nine (9) General Member Directors. A Director elected by the Board of Directors, or the Executive Committee, to fill any vacancy shall serve only until the next election by the membership the remaining term of the Director being replaced.