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CARILLON SENIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE CONSTITUTION

Revised Sept. 10, 2014

 

INDEX

ARTICLE ONE

1.1        DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE TWO: GENERAL PROVISIONS

2.1        NAME

2.2        OBJECTIVES

2.3        INTERPRETATION

ARTICLE THREE: LEAGUE OPERAtIONS

3.1        LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP

3.2        League Structure

3.3        MEETINGS

3.4        VOTING

3.5        BONDS AND FEES

3.6        ELIGIBILITY

3.7        Amendments to the Constitution and/or by-laws

ARTICLE FOUR: GOVERNING BOARD

4.1        offices of the GOVERNING BOARD

4.2        ELECTION

4.3        DUTIES OF OFFICERS

4.4        conflict of interest

ARTICLE ONE

1.1    DEFINITIONS

 

“Annual General Meeting” shall be referred to in this Constitution as AGM and means a meeting of the Members of the League that is held once per year in spring or such other time as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time.

 

“Boundary” or “Boundaries” is defined as the geographic area between the international boundary on the south, the Red River to the Perimeter Highway on the west, the Perimeter Highway and the Trans-Canada on the north, and the Manitoba-Ontario boundary on the east.

 

“CSHL” means the Carillon Senior Hockey League.

 

“Constitution” means this Constitution of the League, as amended from time to time, and any By-laws of the League, as amended from time to time.

 

“Director” means the person who represents the affairs of the team in all League matters.

 

“Executive” means the Executive Committee of the League

 

“League” means the Carillon Senior Hockey League

 

“Member” or “Members” means a member or members of the League

 

“Registration Deadline” shall mean February 10 of the current hockey season, in accordance with Hockey Manitoba guidelines.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE TWO
GENERAL PROVISIONS

2.1    NAME

The league shall be known as the Carillon Senior Hockey League Inc. (C. S. H. L).

 

2.2    OBJECTIVES

The aims and objectives of the League are to:

(1) encourage and foster amateur hockey;

(2) promote, encourage, organize and operate senior hockey in southeastern Manitoba; and

(3) maintain senior hockey at the local level and, in keeping with the objectives outlined

above, to attempt to maintain parity as much as reasonably possible by establishing in the Bylaws from time to time rules respecting player eligibility.

 

2.3    INTERPRETATION

Unless the context otherwise requires, the interpretations set out below shall apply to this Constitution, as duly enacted by the Executive:

a) reference to and words importing the singular number shall mean and include the plural;

b) reference to and words importing the plural number shall mean and include the singular;

c) reference to and words importing the masculine gender shall mean and include the feminine gender;

d) reference to and words importing the feminine gender shall mean and include the masculine gender;

e) reference to persons shall include firms and corporations, as appropriate.

 

ARTICLE THREE
LEAGUE OPERAtIONS

3.1    LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP

To be eligible for membership in the CSHL, a senior hockey organization (the organization) shall either:

(a) operate within the CSHL Boundaries as defined in 1.1; or

(b) operate outside the CSHL Boundaries as defined in 1.1, with the approval of 75% of

those organizations and located within the CSHL boundaries.

 

In situations where a team lies within the League Boundaries, but is located within 10 miles of the Boundary, the Boundary will be modified to include a 10 mile radius from the team’s arena. However, this area will not extend beyond the Perimeter Highway into Metropolitan Winnipeg and also will not include the community of St. Norbert. The community of St. Norbert is defined as the Red River on the north, and a line going west from the junction of the Red River and the Red River Floodway.

 

All teams wishing to participate in the CSHL must be registered with Hockey Manitoba

on CAHA Registration Certificates or such other Certificates as prescribed from time to time by Hockey Manitoba and the CAHA.

 

3.2    League Structure

The league structure, including Divisions, schedule, and playoff format will be determined prior to the start of the regular season and in accordance with the leagues By-Laws.

 

3.3    MEETINGS

Meetings of the Governing Board may be called by the CSHL President at any time and place designated by him. A minimum of seven (7) days notice shall be given to all Board members with respect to the holding of a meeting.  A meeting may be held without notice if all organizations are present and unanimously agree to waive the formal requirement of 7 days notice.

 

The organizational meeting of the CSHL shall take place in September of each year.

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CSHL shall take place in spring or such other time as determined by the Governing Board from time to time. A minimum of thirty (30) days notice shall be given to all Governing Board members prior to the AGM.

 

The President shall act as the Chair of each meeting of the Governing Board.

 

The Directors at the annual meeting each year will elect the Executive.

 

3.4    VOTING

Each member of the Governing Board shall have one vote except the Executives, which have no vote.  The exception to this rule occurs in the case of a tie vote, at which time the President shall have a tie-breaking vote.

At all meetings of the Members, each matter shall be decided by a majority of votes of the Members who are in attendance in person at the meeting, unless this Constitution or any other law requires otherwise.

Proxy votes shall not be accepted and shall not be counted.

The President shall also have a general right to veto any resolution passed at a General Meeting by the Governing Board, but only on a one-time basis as referred to herein. The President shall not be allowed to exercise his right to veto any matter relating to a proposed amendment to the Constitution or any matter relating to appeals as referred to in this Constitution or in the By-Laws relating to same.

The vote to decide a matter shall be conducted by a show of hands. The Chair shall verbally declare the result of the show of hands on a matter and the Secretary shall duly record the result in the minutes of the meeting, which recording shall be deemed to have fully and sufficiently disposed of the matter. However, should any Member in attendance in person at the meeting, prior to a showing of hands on any matter, demand that the vote on such matter be conducted by written ballot, then such vote shall be so conducted and the results of such vote shall be verbally declared by the Chair and duly recorded by the Secretary in the minutes of the meeting, which recording shall be deemed to have fully and sufficiently disposed of the matter.

 

3.5    BONDS AND FEES

Each organization seeking membership in the CSHL for the first time shall:

1. pay a franchise fee in an amount determined by the governing board;

2. post performance bond in the sum of $300.00 or such other sum which may be determined the Governing Board; and

3. pay the league an annual fee.

 

Each returning organization seeking to renew its membership in the CSHL will be required to pay an annual fee as determined by the Governing Board from time to time and to post a performance bond in the sum of $300.00 or such other sum which may be determined by the Governing Board from time to time.

 

Any organization withdrawing from the league after the schedule has been submitted to the league by the league schedule-maker shall forfeit all monies paid to the league and upon a subsequent application for readmission into the league, the Governing Board shall determine the performance bond for the first season after the organization seeks to return to the League only.

 

3.6    ELIGIBILITY

All players, trainers, coaches, and managers must be registered with the CSHL and Hockey Manitoba prior to participating in any CSHL regular season game and exhibition game.

 

 

 

3.7    Amendments to the Constitution and/or by-laws

The League Constitution may be amended by a notice of motion submitted to the President a minimum of twenty-one (21) days prior to the AGM and circulated to all member organizations at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.

 

The League By-Laws may be amended by a motion from the AGM to the start of the upcoming

season.

 

ARTICLE FOUR
GOVERNING BOARD

 

4.1    offices of the GOVERNING BOARD

The Governing Board of the League shall consist of the following offices:

a)      President

b)      Vice-President

c)      Treasurer

d)      Commissioner

e)      Referee-In-Chief

f)       Statistician

g)      one (1) Director from each team operating an active franchise in the League in the current season; provided that a Director cannot be a person elected or appointed to one of the positions listed in a) through e) above in the current season

h)      such other offices as the Governing Board may determine from time to time

 

Each Officer shall be a member of the Governing Board and each member of the Governing Board shall be an Officer.

 

The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Commissioner, Referee-In-Chief and Statistician.

4.2    ELECTION

The President, Vice-President and Treasurer, shall have been nominated for the position and shall have been voted an Officer by Members at the AGM.

 

The President shall, at the organizational meeting in September, appoint the Commissioner, the Statistician, the Referee-In-Chief and such other offices as the Governing Board may determine from time to time.

 

Each elected Officer shall hold office until the first AGM after the date on which he was elected or until his successor shall have been duly elected.  Each Officer shall be retired at each AGM and shall be eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified.

 

The Statistician shall conduct the election of members to the Governing Board.  Each vote to

decide whether a Member shall become an Officer shall be conducted by a show of hands. The Statistician shall verbally declare the result of a show of hands on each vote and the result of each vote shall be duly recorded in the minutes of the meeting, which recording shall be deemed to have fully and sufficiently disposed of the particular matter. However, should any Member in attendance in person at the meeting, prior to a showing of hands on any matter, demand that the vote on such matter be conducted by written ballot, then such vote shall be so conducted and the results of such vote shall be verbally declared by the Chair and duly recorded in the minutes of the meeting, which recording shall be deemed to have fully and sufficiently disposed of the particular matter.

 

If the Governing Board does not elect a person to an existing office, the incumbent to that office shall hold that office until a successor is elected.

 

4.3    DUTIES OF OFFICERS

The specific duties of those serving on the Governing Board shall be as follows:

 

a)      The President shall:

  1. act as Chairman of the Governing Board;

ii.   be responsible for the general administration of the League;

iii.  rule on matters as outlined in this Constitution;

iv.  be empowered to veto any resolution passed by the Governing Board at a

General Meeting, whereas only one veto is permitted per resolution; and

  1. administer protests as provided for in the By-Laws.

 

b)      The Vice-President shall:

  1. assume responsibilities of the President in his absence; and

ii.   assume any other duties as assigned by the President.

 

c)      The Treasurer shall:

  1. assume responsibilities for the financial management of the League; and

ii.   assume any other duties as assigned by the President.

 

d)      The Commissioner shall:

  1. enforce rules with respect to fines and suspensions in accordance to CAHA, Hockey Manitoba, and any CSHL guidelines where available, or in accordance with precedents (if any) where guidelines are unavailable, or at his sole discretion where no guidelines or precedents are available;

ii.   enforce rules with respect to reports referred to him by a referee or the Referee-In-Chief; and

iii.  assume any other duties as assigned by the President.

 

e)      The Statistician shall:

  1. assume responsibilities for recording and maintaining the statistics for League and Playoff play and reporting the same to the League in a timely fashion; and

ii.   assume any other duties as assigned by the President.

 

 

Each organization shall name three individuals at the organization meeting who may serve as

Directors at CSHL meetings each year. Any of these Directors will be entitled to attend meetings of the Governing Board, providing, however, that each organization represented at any meeting shall have one vote only.

 

Any member of the Executive shall not be permitted to represent an individual team at any

meeting of the league.

 

4.4    conflict of interest

 

All members of the Governing Board shall recognize that their duty is to represent the best interest of the league.

 

The Executive should be seen to be impartial.