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Proposed PTCB Division: Notice of a General Convention of Members That Includes a Special Resolution

The PTCB Logo: A sailboat over gentle waves with the words 'The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind' in the upper right-hand corner.

Please note: There is another meeting immediately before the below meeting that may also be of interest to members of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society. There is a separate notice for this other meeting.

Notice IS HEREBY GIVEN that a general convention of the members of The proposed Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) Division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind (COBD) that includes a special resolution for the membership’s consideration will take place on May 31, 2021 from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Location: Due to COVID-19, this general convention will be held via teleconference.

This meeting will be held for the purposes of:

  • Electing the members of the Division Board of Directors;
  • Approving the Division’s constitution; and
  • Approving the Division’s bylaws.

The special resolution for the membership’s consideration at this general convention is as follows:

Whereas the members present at this meeting wish to make an application to establish the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Division as a Division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind (COBD), herein referred to as the “Corporation”;

Whereas all of the members present at this meeting will form the founding membership of the proposed Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Division; and

Whereas the bylaws of the Corporation require that the membership of a Division applying for inclusion as a Division of the Corporation pass a Constitution and Bylaws prior to gaining approval from the Corporation’s Board of Directors for inclusion as a Division of the Corporation;

Be it resolved this thirty-first day of May, 2021 that the Constitution and Bylaws for the Division named the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind be adopted by the membership of the Division and be it further resolved that the aforementioned Constitution and Bylaws shall come into effect on the first day of June, 2021.

To attend this general convention and receive meeting documents, please register by sending an email to Susan Gallagher at admin@ptcb.ca by May 21. Please include your name, address, email, and optionally your phone number. For those wishing to sign up for a COBD membership, membership is currently free until May 31, 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alex Jurgensen
National President
Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind (COBD)