By-Laws of the
Bulldog Club of Canada
Article I: Members
Section 1: Individual members of the Club shall be unlimited in number, of a single class, and shall have equal            
   rights, privileges and responsibilities, except as otherwise provided hereinafter.

Section 2: The right to cast ballots in Club elections and other votes shall, in any given calendar year, be limited to
   members who were at least eighteen (18) years of age as of January 1st of that year.

Section 3: The right to hold Club office shall, in any given calendar year, be limited to members who were at least
    eighteen (18) years of age as of January 1st of that year.
   
    The right to hold Club office shall be limited to members who, at the time of taking office, had been               
    members in good standing of the Club and of the Canadian Kennel Club for at least twelve (12) months.


Section 4: The term of membership shall be one (1) calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st, and shall be
    renewable without limit.

Section 5: Applications for membership shall be submitted to the Secretary in a form designated by the Executive
   Committee, stating the applicant’s name and address, and shall be accompanied by dues for the current       
   calendar year.

Section 6: The authority to accept or reject applications for membership or membership renewal shall be vested in the
    Executive Committee to which all such applications shall be presented by the Secretary. Acceptance shall    
    require a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Section 7: An individual whose application for membership is rejected shall, within thirty (30) days, be provided with a
    written statement of the reasons for rejection and a refund of dues submitted.

Article II: Dues
Section 1: The Executive Committee shall determine the amount of dues to be charged to individual members.

Section 2: The annual dues of each member shall be payable in January.

Article III: Resignations and Discipline
Section 1: Membership may be terminated by reason of resignation, failure to renew, or expulsion by the Club.

Section 2: Any member may resign by providing written notification to the Secretary and the resignation shall be
    effective immediately upon receipt of such notification. No refund of dues for any unexpired portion of the
    year shall be made.

Section 3: The authority to suspend or expel any member of the Club for conduct prejudicial to the Club, its
    membership or the bulldog breed shall be vested in the Executive Committee. Suspension or expulsion of a
    member shall require a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

    A member who is suspended or expelled shall receive no refund of dues for any unexpired portion of the
    year and shall have no other claim against the Club.

    A member who is suspended or expelled shall be entitled to register an appeal at the next general meeting  
    of the Club. If the appeal is accepted by a two-thirds majority vote of the members in attendance, the
    suspension or expulsion shall be overturned.

Section 4: Any member whose dues are in arrears shall be suspended from the privileges of the Club.

    If a member’s dues are in arrears by thirty (30) or more days, the Secretary shall so notify the member        
    concerned and, if the dues remain in arrears for a further thirty (30) days, the individual’s membership shall
    be terminated.

Section 5: Any member who is suspended from the privileges of the Canadian Kennel Club shall be suspended for the
    same period from the privileges of the Club.

Section 6: Any member who makes use of the name “Bulldog Club of Canada” or its acronym “BCC” or any other
    insignia of the Club in any form of advertising without the prior approval of the Executive Committee may be
    suspended or expelled from the Club.

Section 7: Any member may prefer a complaint against another member for alleged conduct prejudicial to the Club, its
    membership or the bulldog breed. The authority to review, assess and act upon such complaints shall be
    vested in the Executive Committee.

    Any such complaint shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary and shall be accompanied by a payment    
    of $250.00 constituting a non-refundable processing fee. The Secretary shall present the complaint to the
    Executive Committee and shall provide a copy of the written complaint to the member against whom the        
    complaint has been preferred. The member who is the subject of the complaint shall then be entitled to
    submit a response in writing to the Secretary within thirty (30) days. The Secretary shall present any such
    response to the Executive Committee and shall provide a copy to the member preferring the complaint.

    The Executive Committee shall review the submissions of all parties and may, at its discretion, undertake
    further investigation into the matter. A special committee of up to three (3) members of the Club may be
    appointed to assist in such investigation.

    The Executive Committee shall review the available evidence and, if it concludes that conduct prejudicial to
    the Club, its membership or the bulldog breed has taken place, may suspend or expel the offending
    member. Suspension or expulsion of a member shall require a majority vote of the Executive Committee. If
    such action is not approved by a majority of the Executive Committee, the complaint shall be deemed
    dismissed.

    A written statement of the disposition of a complaint shall be provided to both the member preferring the      
    complaint and the member who is the subject of it within ninety (90) days of the Secretary’s receipt of the
    said complaint. If investigation of the complaint has been delegated to a special committee, the members of
    the special committee shall be identified in said written statement.

    A member who is suspended or expelled as a result of another member’s complaint shall be entitled to
    register an appeal at the next general meeting of the Club. If the appeal is accepted by a two-thirds majority
    vote of the members in attendance, the suspension or expulsion shall be overturned.

Article IV: Election of Officers
Section 1: Election of officers shall take place and shall be by secret ballot.

Section 2:
All candidates for office must be nominated in accordance with the Club’s By-Laws.

   The Executive Committee shall choose a Nominating Committee comprised of three (3) members and two     
   (2) alternates from among the current members. The Executive Committee shall appoint a member of the      
   Nominating Committee members to act as its chairman.
The Secretary shall distribute to the membership a
   call for nominations, to be submitted in writing to the chairman of the Nominating Committee.

   The Nominating Committee shall nominate an eligible candidate for each office and shall obtain each
   nominee’s undertaking to accept office if elected. No candidate may be nominated for more than one (1)
   office. Any additional eligible candidate whose nomination has been signed by at least two (2) members of
   the Club shall also be entitled to stand for election.

   The Nominating Committee shall submit the slate of candidates, including its own nominees and any
   additional nominees, to the Secretary not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Annual General
   Meeting at which the terms of the current officers expire. The Secretary shall distribute to the membership
   the slate of candidates along with ballots in a form designated by the Executive Committee and instructions
   for their submission. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, balloting may be electronic or paper-
   based or a combination of both.

Section 3: Ballots shall be tabulated and results announced at the Annual General Meeting. Newly elected officers
    shall assume their positions at the conclusion of the meeting.

Article V: Appointment of Directors
Section 1: Any member of the Club may nominate a candidate for appointment as a Director. Such nominations shall
    be submitted to the Secretary who shall distribute them to the Executive Committee.

Section 2: Appointments of Directors shall be made by majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Article VI: Duties of Officers and Directors
Section 1: The duties of the Executive Committee shall be as follows:

    The President shall chair all executive and general meetings of the Club and carry out such other duties as
    specified in the Club’s By-Laws;

    The Vice-President shall perform duties as assigned by the President and assume the duties and                
     responsibilities of the President in the President’s absence;

    The Second Vice-President shall perform duties as assigned by the President or Vice- President and          
    assume the duties and responsibilities of the Vice-President in the Vice-President’s absence;

     The Secretary shall keep records of all executive and general meetings of the Club and all votes taken in
     the course of club business; receive and transmit correspondence including notification to members of
     meetings, notification to new members of their election to membership and notification to new officers and
     directors of their election to office; keep a roll of current members of the Club; and carry out such other
     duties as specified in the Club’s By-Laws;

     The Treasurer shall collect and receive all revenues of the Club and deposit same in the Club’s bank
     account; keep records of the Club’s finances and transactions; and provide a report of the Club’s financial
     position at each executive and general meeting of the Club;

     The Directors shall provide regional liaison between the Executive Committee and the membership and
     shall perform other duties as assigned by the President.

Section 2: Officers and directors shall avoid conflicts of interest in the performance of their duties and shall recuse
    from any deliberations and votes of the Executive Committee in which they have personal interests.

Section 3: Any officer and director who fails to attend three consecutive Executive Committee meetings or otherwise
    fails to perform the duties of his or her position may be removed from office by a majority vote of the
    Executive Committee.

Section 4: If a vacancy arises in any executive position, the Executive Committee shall appoint, by majority vote, any
   eligible member of the Club to fill the position for the balance of the term.

Article VII: Meetings
Section 1: The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held in January.

Section 2: A Special General Meeting of the Club may be called at any time by the President with provision of seven
   (7) days notice to each member. The President shall be obliged to call a Special General Meeting if
   requested to do so in writing by six (6) members.

Section 3: Other meetings of the Club shall be held at the discretion of the President.

Section 4: Meetings of the Club shall be conducted according to parliamentary procedure. At all meetings of the Club,
    seven (7) members shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5: Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be called at the discretion of the President. Five (5) members of
    the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.

Section 6: Participation in meetings of the Club and of the Executive Committee may be in person or via electronic or
    other media, at the discretion of the President.

Article VIII: Committees
Section 1: The Executive Committee shall have authority to create and dissolve special committees as it deems
    necessary to carry out Club functions. All special committees shall present their findings and reports to the
    Executive Committee for approval.

Section 2: Any records created or held by a special committee shall be turned over to the Secretary upon dissolution
   of the special committee.

Article IX : Dissolution
Section 1: A motion to dissolve the Club may be proposed by any member at a general meeting of the Club. If such a
   motion is proposed and seconded and is accepted by a two- thirds majority vote of the members in
   attendance, the Executive Committee shall put the proposal for dissolution of the Club to a vote of the full
   membership. If approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership, the proposal for dissolution shall
   be submitted to the Canadian Kennel Club for approval and shall become effective upon receipt of said
   approval.

   “Two-thirds majority vote of the membership” means two-thirds plus one or more votes of the votes actually
   cast, regardless of the total number of eligible votes in the Club.

Section 2: In the event of dissolution, any assets remaining after payment of the Club’s debts shall be donated to a
    charity selected by the Executive Committee.