2017年會訊

加拿大華人夫婦懇談會

Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Association
致全體會員
親愛的會友:
祝願大家新春愉快,主寵日隆!
本會2017 年度會員週年大會已於2018年1 月28 日舉行,當日通過下述決議:
1. 特別決議 - 新《社團法》過渡 (Transition to the new Societies Act)
(a) 指定本會為「會員集資社團」(Member-Funded Society)
(b) 通過本會新章程 (new Bylaws of the Society)
2. 特別決議 - 倘若本會清盤或解散,本會餘下之所有資金及其他財產將捐獻予
天主教溫哥華總教區
3. 理事選舉
現附上週年大會會議紀錄供各會友參閱,本會2017 年度所舉辦的各項活動於該會議紀錄中詳列。
週年大會後,本會已完成新《社團法》過渡程序,本會之新會章 (Constitution) 及章程
(Bylaws) 亦附上供各會友參閱。
在最近的理事會議中,我倆很榮幸當選連任為今屆會長,繼續為各位會友服務。 懇請
各會友給予我倆和所有新理事多多的指導及意見。
本會2018 年度的主要活動和暫定日期如下:
〈一〉 婚姻靈修講座 (Marriage Spiritual Talk)
            (日期待定)
〈二〉 會員聯歡餐晚宴 (Annual Gala)
            (4 月29 日舉行)
〈三〉 會員外遊團 (Members Tour)
           (8 月或9 月舉行,地點待定)
〈四〉 第21 屆粵語週末營 (21st Cantonese ME Weekend)
          (10 月5 至7 日舉行 - 指導神師:李志雄神父 Fr. Joseph Ly)
〈五〉 2018 會員週年大會 (Annual General Meeting)
           (11 月至12 月舉行 - 日期待定)
以上活動詳情容後公佈,舉行日期以本會最後公佈為準。請各會友踴躍參與,並特別請推薦未加入我們大家庭的親友夫婦參加今年的粵語週末營。
再度恭祝全體會友狗年福旺、夫婦恩愛!
會長 Dominic / Margaret 李崇仁 / 余潔清 敬上
2018 年2 月21 日
 
2 0 1 8 理 事 會 成 員 Board of Directors
會長President : 李崇仁 / 余潔清 Dominic Lee / Margaret Yu
(兼任培育理事) Tel. No.: 778-863-8129
(also as Education Director) Email: dominicmargaret@gmail.com
副會長 Vice President : 葉偉忠 /梁麗英 Jose Ip / Yvonne Leung
秘 書 Secretary : 羅顯雄 /林慧媛 Albert Law / Maria Lam
司 庫 Treasurer : 朱國榮 /袁美媚 Mike Chu / Mei Mei Yuen
會員聯絡 Membership : 黃慶培 / 李品清 James Wong / Grace Lee
會務推廣 Promotion : 何志成 / 羅瑞華 Joseph Ho / Alice Law
活動策劃 Activities : 曾繼群/李靜誼 Raymond Tsang / Ellen Lee
 
Minutes of CCMEA 2018-01 Annual General Meeting
Date: January 28, 2018
Place: St. Francis Xavier Church, 438 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Time: 5:00 pm
Present: Dominic/Margaret Lee, Albert/Maria Law, Jose/Yvonne Yip, James/Grace
Wong, Mike Chu, Stanley Wong, Kan/Carman Lei, Joseph/Alice Ho,
Kwang/Catherine Yang, Frankie Lee, Peter/Goretti Wong, Raymond/Ellen
Tsang, Dominic/Carmen Lam, Kam Hung/ Shirley Law, Anthony/Susanna
Kwok, Peggy Fok, Sara Leung, Eric/Mariam Tsoi, Frank/Irene Pan,
Frankie/Caterina Kwan, Tony/Kammy Leung, Albert Yip
1. Opening of the Meeting
President Dominic presided as the Chairman of the Meeting. He welcomed all attending members to the Meeting. He explained that this was the 2017 AGM which should have been held by the end of 2017. As a number of Board members were then fully engaged by other business, the Association had applied to the Corporate Registry and subsequently obtained the approval for extension of time for holding the AGM. Dominic further thanked all Board members and volunteers for their efforts in the past year.
2. Approval of Minutes of 2016 AGM was motioned by James Wong and seconded by Yvonne Yip.
3. President’s Annual Report was presented by Dominic and Margaret Lee as follows:
a) ME20 Weekend at Carey Center (September 22-24):
* Facilitator: Fr. Ly
* Overall Coordinator: Albert/Maria Law
* Logistics Coordinator: Stanley/Kitty Wong
* MC: Dominic/Margaret Lee
* 9 couples attended the Weekend, with four younger couples including two
expectant mothers. A fun fact about this Weekend is that there were 18
participants but 20 people were there including two unborn babies. First follow up
meeting was held on November 5. Second follow up meeting is scheduled for
February 4.
b) Annual Sweetheart Gala at Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond (April 23):
Attended by Fr. Ly, Fr. Au, Fr. Chu, Fr. Yeung, Fr. Ho, Fr. Wong, Sr. Teresa Jing and
around 180 members or guests.
c) Deeper Weekend by Fr. Thomas Kwan from Hong Kong:
   1st Talk (October 4): 一個健康家庭的人格基礎at SFX with approximately 85
    attendees
   2nd Talk (October 5): 健康家庭何處尋at CMCC with over 160 attendees
   Deeper Weekend (October 7-9): 划向深處at Pacific Inn Resort in Surrey with 53
   attendees including participants from Hong Kong and Edmonton
d) Assisted in the Marriage Preparation Program organized by Life, Family and       Marriage Office of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (June)
e) Spiritual talk by Fr. Ly (January 28, 2018): 無條件的愛at SFX
4. Membership Director’s Report was presented by James and Grace Wong:
The total number of members who are participants in the ME Weekends on record is 207 couples. Information regarding CCMEA will be communicated to members by email and posted on the CCMEA website. The Membership Director reminded members who have not received Membership emails to update their email information.
5. Treasurer’s Report was presented by Mike:
The financial statement as of October 31, 2017 (unaudited) was distributed to those
present at the meeting.
ME20: Income: $5,108.75; Expenses: $7,768.05; Deficit: $2,659.30
Deeper Weekend: Income: $14,540.00; Expenses: $15,040.00; basically breakeven
Gala: Income $11,307.62 (including donations/auction $3,900) ; Expenses $6,839.50;
Surplus: $4,468.12
Membership fee: $290.00
Inclusive of other miscellaneous income and expenses, the total income for the year is
$31,379.00; total expenses are $30,572.62, resulting in a surplus of $806.38.
6. Education Director’s Report was presented by Dominic and Margaret Lee:
a) Assisted in organizing ME Weekend, spiritual talks, family construction workshop and Deeper Weekend.
Current members in the Cantonese Sharing Couples Circle include:
Frankie & Grace, Joe & Hester, Paul & Eva, Jose & Yvonne, Stanley & Kitty, Albert &
Maria, Albert & Winnie, Dominic & Margaret
b) No meetings for the Mandarin Sharing Couples Circle as there was no Mandarin
Weekend in 2017.
c) Organized and attended regular meetings for various ME groups.
d) Some ME couples attended 5 promotional sessions at Fairchild Radio AM1470
programme to promote ME20 Cantonese Weekend and succeeded in recruiting some
participants.
e) The 9 topics at the ME Weekend are best served by different Sharing Couples; hope
more couples will join the Sharing Couples circle.
7. Special Resolutions – Transition to the new Societies Act
a) Designation of CCMEA as a Member-Funded Society:
The new B.C. Societies Act came into effect in November 2016. All societies should complete the transition to the new Act by November 2018. There are two types of Societies: Member-
Funded Society (funding comes from members); Non-Member Funded Society (funding from charity, public donations or government subsidies). There are less restrictions for a Member-
Funded Society and less monitoring from government. Pursuant to the new Act, a Member-
Funded Society on its liquidation or dissolution may distribute its money and other property to its members.BC
President Dominic proposed the following as a special resolution:
To designate CCMEA as a Member-Funded Society
Approval was given by unanimous consent. Motion carried.
b) Approval of CCMEA’s new Bylaws:
Some of the Bylaws were explained:
 No provision that Members who are not in good standing (those have not paid
their membership fees) for a certain period will be terminated.
 Number of directors on Board: Minimum 3 directors.
 Executive members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.
 Remuneration: There is no remuneration for directors.
President Dominic proposed the following as special resolutions:
To approve the new Bylaws
Approval was given by unanimous consent. Motion carried.
c) Distribution of assets upon liquidation or dissolution
Pursuant to the new Act, a Member-Funded Society on its liquidation or dissolution
may distribute its money and other property to its members. Such provision would be
included in the Constitution of CCMEA accordingly. However, President Dominic
pointed out that at the formation of CCMEA, founder members had directed that upon
dissolution of the Association, its remaining assets should be donated to The Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. Dominic suggested that such direction be
sustained with the transition to the new Act. No amendment to the Constitution is
necessary. A special resolution to this effect would be sufficient.
President Dominic proposed the following as special resolutions:
On the liquidation or dissolution of this society, its money and other property shall
be donated to The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Approval was given by unanimous consent. Motion carried.
8. Election of Directors
a) Board member couples who have completed their two-year term are:
Jose/Yvonne Yip, Mike/Mei Mei Chu, Albert/Maria Law, Joseph/Alice Ho (the above
are seeking for re-election) and Stanley/Kitty Wong (not seeking for re-election)
b) Board member couples in their second year of office are:
Dominic/Margaret Lee, James/Grace Wong, Kan/Carmen Lei (resignation tendered)
c) Raymond/Ellen Tsang of ME19 are nominated to run for the Board.
d) All members who were present at the meeting approved the re-elected nominees and the appointment of Raymond/Ellen Tsang as Directors on a two-year term.
Accordingly, the Directors of the new Board are:
Dominic/Margaret, Jose/Yvonne, Albert/Maria, Mike/Mei Mei Chu, James/Grace
Wong, Joseph/Alice Ho, Raymond/Ellen Tsang.
e) President Dominic thanked the retiring Board member couples Stanley/Kitty Wong
and Kan/Carmen Lei for their contribution in the past years.
9. Other Business
a) Annual Sweetheart Gala will be held on April 29, 2018.
b) ME21 Weekend will be held from October 5-7, 2018 at Carey Centre.
c) Summer tour for members planned in August or September 2018.
d) 2018 AGM will be held in end 2018
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50 pm.
TRANSITION APPLICATION
BC Society • Societies Act
CONSTITUTION
NAME OF SOCIETY
CANADIAN CHINESE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER ASSOCIATION
SOCIETY'S PURPOSES
The specific purpose of this society is to promote the relationship between husbands and wives. The society seeks to increase the happiness of marriage by providing activities and seminars to help husbands and wives better communicate with each other. Through better communication skills, the society seeks to also promote better relations between parents and children, family values, and harmony in the community.
This society is a member-funded society. It is funded primarily by its members to carry on activities for the benefit of its members. On its liquidation or dissolution, this society may distribute its money and other property to its members.
BC Registries and Online Services
Incorporation Number S0040519 www.gov.bc.ca/Societies Page 4 of 5
Bylaws of Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Association
(the “Society”)
PART 1 – DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
Definitions
1.1 In these Bylaws:
“Act” means the Societies Act of British Columbia as amended from time
to time;
“Board” means the directors of the Society;
“Bylaws” means these Bylaws as altered from time to time.
Definitions in Act apply
1.2 The definitions in the Act apply to these Bylaws.
Conflict with Act or regulations
1.3 If there is a conflict between these Bylaws and the Act or the regulations
under the Act, the Act or the regulations, as the case may be, prevail.
PART 2 – MEMBERS
Application for membership
2.1 A person may apply to the Board for membership in the Society, and the
person becomes a member on the Board’s acceptance of the application.
Duties of members
2.2 Every member must uphold the constitution of the Society and must comply
with these Bylaws.
Amount of membership dues
2.3 The amount of the annual membership dues, if any, must be determined by
the Board.
Member not in good standing
2.4 A member is not in good standing if the member fails to pay the member’s
annual membership dues, if any, and the member is not in good standing for
so long as those dues remain unpaid.
Member not in good standing may not vote
2.5 A voting member who is not in good standing
(a) may not vote at a general meeting, and
(b) is deemed not to be a voting member for the purpose of consenting to
a resolution of the voting members.
PART 3 – GENERAL MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
Time and place of general meeting
3.1 A general meeting must be held at the time and place the Board determines.
Notice of general meeting
3.2 Written notice of the date, time and location of a general meeting must be
sent to every member of the Society as required by the Act. The notice is
deemed to have been sent if it is
(a) sent to the email address of the member who has provided that email
address to the Society; or
(b) posted, throughout the period commencing at least 21 days before
the meeting and ending when the meeting is held, on a website that
is maintained by or on behalf of the Society and is accessible to all of
the members of the Society.
Ordinary business at general meeting
3.3 At a general meeting, the following business is ordinary business:
(a) adoption of rules of order;
(b) consideration of any financial statements of the Society presented to
the meeting;
(c) consideration of the reports, if any, of the directors or auditor;
(d) election or appointment of directors;
(e) appointment of an auditor, if any;
(f) business arising out of a report of the directors not requiring the
passing of a special resolution.
Notice of special business
3.4 A notice of a general meeting must state the nature of any business, other
than ordinary business, to be transacted at the meeting in sufficient detail to
permit a member receiving the notice to form a reasoned judgment
concerning that business.
Chair of general meeting
3.5 The following individual is entitled to preside as the chair of a general
meeting:
(a) the individual, if any, appointed by the Board to preside as the chair;
(b) if the Board has not appointed an individual to preside as the chair or
the individual appointed by the Board is unable to preside as the
chair,
(i) the president,
(ii) the vice-president, if the president is unable to preside as the
chair, or
(iii) one of the other directors present at the meeting, if both the
president and vice-president are unable to preside as the chair.
Alternate chair of general meeting
3.6 If there is no individual entitled under these Bylaws who is able to preside as
the chair of a general meeting within 15 minutes from the time set for
holding the meeting, the voting members who are present must elect an
individual present at the meeting to preside as the chair.
Quorum required
3.7 Business, other than the election of the chair of the meeting and the
adjournment or termination of the meeting, must not be transacted at a
general meeting unless a quorum of voting members is present.
Quorum for general meetings
3.8 The quorum for the transaction of business at a general meeting is 3 voting
members.
Lack of quorum at commencement of meeting
3.9 If, within 30 minutes from the time set for holding a general meeting, a
quorum of voting members is not present,
(a) in the case of a meeting convened on the requisition of members,
the meeting is terminated, and
(b) in any other case, the meeting stands adjourned to the same day
in the next week, at the same time and place, and if, at the
continuation of the adjourned meeting, a quorum is not present
within 30 minutes from the time set for holding the continuation of
the adjourned meeting, the voting members who are present
constitute a quorum for that meeting.
If quorum ceases to be present
3.10 If, at any time during a general meeting, there ceases to be a quorum of
voting members present, business then in progress must be suspended until
there is a quorum present or until the meeting is adjourned or terminated.
Adjournments by chair
3.11 The chair of a general meeting may, or, if so directed by the voting members
at the meeting, must, adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place
to place, but no business may be transacted at the continuation of the
adjourned meeting other than business left unfinished at the adjourned
meeting.
Notice of continuation of adjourned general meeting
3.12 It is not necessary to give notice of a continuation of an adjourned general
meeting or of the business to be transacted at a continuation of an adjourned
general meeting except that, when a general meeting is adjourned for 30
days or more, notice of the continuation of the adjourned meeting must be
given.
Order of business at general meeting
3.13 The order of business at a general meeting is as follows:
(a) elect an individual to chair the meeting, if necessary;
(b) determine that there is a quorum;
(c) approve the agenda;
(d) approve the minutes from the last general meeting;
(e) deal with unfinished business from the last general meeting;
(f) if the meeting is an annual general meeting,
(i) receive the directors’ report on the financial statements of the
Society for the previous financial year, and the auditor’s report,
if any, on those statements,
(ii) receive any other reports of directors’ activities and decisions
since the previous annual general meeting,
(iii) elect or appoint directors, and
(iv) appoint an auditor, if any;
(g) deal with new business, including any matters about which notice has
been given to the members in the notice of meeting;
(h) terminate the meeting.
Methods of voting
3.14 At a general meeting, voting must be by a show of hands, an oral vote or
another method that adequately discloses the intention of the voting
members, except that if, before or after such a vote, 2 or more voting
members request a secret ballot or a secret ballot is directed by the chair of
the meeting, voting must be by a secret ballot.
Announcement of result
3.15 The chair of a general meeting must announce the outcome of each vote and
that outcome must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Proxy voting
3.16 Voting by proxy is accepted. A form of proxy shall be in writing under the
hand of the appointer or his attorney.
Matters decided at general meeting by ordinary resolution
3.17 A matter to be decided at a general meeting must be decided by ordinary
resolution unless the matter is required by the Act or these Bylaws to be
decided by special resolution or by another resolution having a higher voting
threshold than the threshold for an ordinary resolution.
PART 4 – DIRECTORS
Number of directors on Board
4.1 The Society must have no fewer than 3 directors.
Election or appointment of directors
4.2 At each annual general meeting, the voting members entitled to vote for the
election or appointment of directors must elect or appoint the Board.
Term of office
4.3 The term of office for a director shall be 2 years and the director is eligible
for re-election at the end of each term.
Directors may fill casual vacancy on Board
4.4 The Board may, at any time, appoint a member as a director to fill a vacancy
that arises on the Board as a result of the resignation, death or incapacity of
a director during the director’s term of office.
Term of appointment of director filling casual vacancy
4.5 A director appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy ceases to be a director at
the end of the unexpired portion of the term of office of the individual whose
departure from office created the vacancy.
PART 5 – DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS
Calling directors’ meeting
5.1 A directors’ meeting may be called by the president or by any 2 other
directors.
Notice of directors’ meeting
5.2 At least 2 days’ notice of a directors’ meeting must be given unless all the
directors agree to a shorter notice period.
Proceedings valid despite omission to give notice
5.3 The accidental omission to give notice of a directors’ meeting to a director, or
the non-receipt of a notice by a director, does not invalidate proceedings at
the meeting.
Conduct of directors’ meetings
5.4 The directors may regulate their meetings and proceedings as they think fit.
Quorum of directors
5.5 The quorum for the transaction of business at a directors’ meeting is a
majority of the directors.
PART 6 – BOARD POSITIONS
Election or appointment to Board positions
6.1 Directors must be elected or appointed to the following Board positions, and
a director, other than the president, may hold more than one position:
(a) president;
(b) vice-president;
(c) secretary;
(d) treasurer.
Directors at large
6.2 Directors who are elected or appointed to positions on the Board in addition
to the positions described in these Bylaws are elected or appointed as
directors at large.
Role of president
6.3 The president is the chair of the Board and is responsible for supervising the
other directors in the execution of their duties.
Role of vice-president
6.4 The vice-president is the vice-chair of the Board and is responsible for
carrying out the duties of the president if the president is unable to act.
Role of secretary
6.5 The secretary is responsible for doing, or making the necessary
arrangements for, the following:
(a) issuing notices of general meetings and directors’ meetings;
(b) taking minutes of general meetings and directors’ meetings;
(c) keeping the records of the Society in accordance with the Act;
(d) conducting the correspondence of the Board;
(e) filing the annual report of the Society and making any other filings
with the registrar under the Act.
Absence of secretary from meeting
6.6 In the absence of the secretary from a meeting, the Board must appoint
another individual to act as secretary at the meeting.
Role of treasurer
6.7 The treasurer is responsible for doing, or making the necessary
arrangements for, the following:
(a) receiving and banking monies collected from the members or other
sources;
(b) keeping accounting records in respect of the Society’s financial
transactions;
(c) preparing the Society’s financial statements;
(d) making the Society’s filings respecting taxes.
PART 7 – REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS AND SIGNING AUTHORITY
Remuneration of directors
7.1 These Bylaws do not permit the Society to pay to a director remuneration for
being a director, but the Society may, subject to the Act, pay remuneration
to a director for services provided by the director to the Society in another
capacity.
Signing authority
7.2 A contract or other record to be signed by the Society must be signed on
behalf of the Society
(a) by the president, together with one other director,
(b) if the president is unable to provide a signature, by the vice-president
together with one other director,
(c) if the president and vice-president are both unable to provide
signatures, by any 2 other directors, or
(d) in any case, by one or more individuals authorized by the Board to
sign the record on behalf of the Society.