By Law - Article 6
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ARTICLE 6: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

6.1 Descriptipons:   The Executive Committee is the Executive organ of the Federation. It consists of 7 full and 3 reserve members, all elected by the general assembly plus one ex-officio member who is the immediate past president.

6.2 Election:  

6.2.a   The Executive Committee is elected by the General Assembly, with secret ballot, every two years,

6.2.b   Any vacancy in full membership of the Executive Committee, during its term of office, will be filled by the reserve member who had obtained the highest number of votes in the General Assembly,

6.2.c   If reserve members are unable to respond to the request to fill the vacancy, the Executive Committee may fill the vacancy by appointment from among the members of the member Associations,

6.2.d   The number of appointments to the Executive Committee by the Executive Committee under Article 6.2.(c) may not exceed two,

6.2.e   If the number of full members of the Executive Committee drops below five, within two months, a meeting of the General Assembly for the purpose of electing additional Executive Committee members, shall be called by the Executive Committee,

6.2.f   7 full and 3 reserve members of the Executive Committee are elected by the General Assembly, from amongst the candidates nominated by the member Associations. The maximum number of candidates that can be nominated by any one member Associations is three,

6.2.g   The quorum for the Executive Committee is three.

6.2.h   Reserved

6.2.i   More than one individual from the same family can not run in the elections for a position in the Executive Committee of the Federation.

6.2.j   Reserved

6.2.k   Any individual, who has received a derogatory recommendation or reprimand from the Honor Council of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations, will not be eligible to run for a position in the Executive Committee of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations.

6.3   Officers of the Federation and their Duties:

6.3.a   Seven full members who were elected by the General Assembly, shall elect, by secret ballot, the following officers of the Federation amongst themselves:

1 President

1 Vice-President (External Relations)

1 Vice-President (Community Relations)

1 Secretary

1 Treasurer

6.3.b   The following are the duties of the Officers:

President:   The President Is the Chief Officer at the Federation, chairs the Executive Committee meetings and represents the Federation. From time to time, he may assign all or part of his duties to one of the other two Vice-Presidents.

Vice-President: (External Relations)   The Vice-president (External Relations) chairs External Relations Council and acts on behalf of the President when authorized to do so by the President.

Vice-President: (Community Relations)   The Vice-president (Community Relations) chairs Community Relations Council and acts on behalf of the President when authorized to do so by the President.

Secretary:   The Secretary maintains all non-fiscal records of the Federation.

Treasurer:   The Treasurer maintains all fiscal records of the Federation and is responsible for the proper handling of Federation funds

6.4   Powers of the Executive Committee:

During the period between the General Assembly meetings held for the purpose of electing the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee is the Federationís highest executive organ.

In the name of the Federation, the Executive Committee:

6.4.a   May open and close bank accounts,

6.4.b   Ensures that press and media relations, relations with the Governments and other organizations as well as the relations within the community are carried out in a manner that serves the Federationís aims,

6.4.c   May ask from the Executive Committee of the Associations, activity reports deemed necessary for the Federation,

6.4.d   Under the authority delegated to it by the General Assembly, may buy or sell property and assets,

6.4.e   May deposit and withdraw funds from the bank, and may receive funds from and make payments to third parties. In this regard, the signatures of any two of the President, or Treasurer, or Secretary are sufficient,

6.4.f   Sets the annual dues to be paid by members,

6.4.g   May undertake all necessary steps to fulfill the aims described in this by-law.

6.5 Responsibilities:   The following are the responsibilities of the Executive Committee:

6.5.a   To govern the Federation according to the provisions of this by-law,

6.5.b   To prepare the annual activity reports for the General Assembly,

6.5.c   At the end of the term of office, to prepare the general activity reports and to call the General Assembly to session,

6.5.d   To monitor the activities of the External Relations Council and the Community Relations Council,

6.5.e   To maintain the following records:

6.5.e.1   Membership Registration

6.5.e.2   Income and expenditure account books

6.5.e.3   Minutes of deliberations and resolutions of all organs of the Federation

6.5.e.4   Inventory books,

6.5.e.5   Correspondence and activity report files of all organs of the Federation.

6.5.e.6   Any other documentation requited by Laws of Canada.

6.6 Liabilities:   Members of the Executive Committee shall not incur any liability for acting as such, or for the acts of Individuals and members in the Federation.

6.7 Removal of Members from the Executive Committee:  A member of the Executive Committee flay be removed from office for cause. The procedure prescribed in Article 3.6.2 for the expulsion from membership is the procedure to be followed in the removal from office of a member of the Executive Committee.

6.8 Execution of Documents:  Contracts, documents or any instruments in writing requiring the signature of the corporation, shall be signed by any two officers and all contracts, documents and instruments in writing so signed shall be binding upon the corporation without any further authorization or formality. The directors shall have power from time to time by resolution to appoint an officer or officers on behalf of the corporation to sign specific contracts, documents and instruments in writing. The directors may give the corporationís power of attorney to any registered dealer in securities for the purposes of the transferring of and delaying with any stocks, bonds, and other securities of the corporation. The seal of the corporation when required may be affixed to contracts, documents and instruments in writing signed as aforesaid or by any officer or officers appointed by resolution of the board of directors.