Constitution, Regulations and By Law (Owen Sound Minor Soccer)

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Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association incorporated on October 24th 1989 as a non-capital share corporation (i.e. "not for profit") under the Ontario Corporations Act. owen-sound-minor-soccer-association-constitution

The Government of Ontario passed the Ontario Not for Profit Corporations Act in 2010. This act of parliament updates the rules for Not for Profit corporations and charities. The Ontario Not for Profit Corporations Act is not in force yet, and the Government of Ontario has committed to 24 months notice before the Act becomes enforceable.

Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association must update its By Laws to conform to the new rules before the Act comes into effect. The Constitution and By Laws will become an important historical document. The new By Law #1 and associated regulations need to be written by members of the club and approved at an Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer will be responsible for leading the new By Laws process.

House League Regulations, Rep League Regulations

In preparation for the new By Laws, the Board has moved/renamed the rules that govern our House Leagues and Rep League Teams. Instead of calling these rules "By Laws" they will be called "Regulations". The Board made these changes because under the new system we propose that the Board will be able to change Regulations whenever necessary for the operation of the Association's activities, but the Association's By Law can only be changed by the members at a General Meeting. You can download the House League and Rep Regulations at the links below.

Rep Regulations

Draft By Law

At this point there is only one By Law. It deals with the corporation's organization. In the future the association may add more By Laws, so I propose to call this "Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association By Law #1" followed by "Draft Sep 2017" to indicated that it is a draft and when the draft was published. In addition I have written a guide to the By Law to explain where each paragraph comes from and sometimes explaining my reasoning for what it says. 

Every draft will be uploaded to the Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association web site and links will appear below


Please direct comments to the Treasurer.

At the September 2018 I will table a motion to approve the current draft OSMSA By Law #1 as an official By Law of the Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association.

Thank you,

Andrew Howlett
Secretary/Treasurer OSMSA
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