Revised March 29, 2014
ONTARIO LACROSSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
2. Objectives of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum
3. Non Profit Corporation
4. Official Crest and Logo
5. Ontario Hall of Fame Memorial Trust Foundation
6. Nomination Process
2. Classifications of Members
3. Criteria for Induction
4. Induction Schedule
5. Selection Committee
6. Method of Selection
ONTARIO LACROSSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM BY-LAW NUMBER ONE
1.1. The Ontario Lacrosse Hall Of Fame and Museum will be known as “The Hall” within this document.
1.2. “The Corporation” will be used to refer to The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum- a non-profit organization.
1.3. “The Board of Directors” will be the governing body of “The Hall”. (See bylaws section 3)
1.4. “The Ontario Lacrosse Association” is the governing body of lacrosse in Ontario, and will be referred to as O.L.A.
2. OBJCTIVES OF THE ONTARIO LACROSSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
To honour the names and deeds of those whose efforts brought fame to the “O.L.A.”, his/her member club(s), to themselves and to the game of Lacrosse. Whose interest, dedication, integrity and hard work for lacrosse resulted in an invaluable climate, which was beneficial to the game.
To detail and honour the history of lacrosse in the museum by: A) Historical Artifacts B) Educational displays and a library C) Trophy and Sweater displays D) Interactive participation E) Any other means approved by the “Board”.
3. NON PROFIT CORPORATION
The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum is a Non-Profit Organization.
Any donation made to the corporation above $25.00 shall be subject to a full tax deductible receipt.
4. OFFICIAL CREST/LOGO
The official crest/logo of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum will be decided by the Board of Directors.
5. Ontario Hall of Fame Memorial Trust Foundation
That a “OLHOF Memorial Trust Foundation” be established at the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame to receive gift donations as “bequeathments” or “in honour” or “in memory” of players and builders of lacrosse in Ontario, nationally, and internationally.
Donations will be made to a “OLHOF Memorial Trust Foundation” base fund. Interest accrued from the base fund will be allocated exclusively to financially support one of three areas annually, upon application.
The three areas include:
• financial support for the ongoing upgrading of the museum in line with provincial museum standards;
• research on lacrosse to support the OLHOF research priorities; and/or
• humanitarian support for lacrosse in the province of Ontario.
Donators will identify the nature of the donation, whether it be a “bequeathment” or “in honour of” or “in memory of” donation. When a donation is made a card will be sent to the individual or to their designated family member, to acknowledge the donation by the OLHOF.
The Foundation respects the privacy of donors and the amount of the donation made will be kept confidential. The name of the donors will only be publicized with their approval. A tax deductible receipt will be issued, by the OLHOF, to the donor for any amount exceeding $25.00.
Access to funds from the “OLHOF Memorial Trust Foundation” will be available upon application. Two designates of the OLHOF (e.g. OLHOF Treasurer and Foundation representative) will oversee the application process.
6. NOMINATION PROCESS
a. REGULATIONS OF NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations shall be made in writing on a nomination form and filed with the secretary and should identify the person making the recommendations to the Member.
Nominations shall contain the fullest possible data to support the merits of the nominee. (ie biography and stats)
All nominations shall be submitted to the Secretary by APRIL 15 of each year for consideration to the library. They will not be considered for induction until the next year
All unsuccessful nominees shall be eligible to remain on the ballot in their specific category for a period of three years. After the initial three year period they are not eligible to be re-nominated for a period of one year. The eligibility of any nominee shall expire after being on the ballot for a maximum of nine years in total.
b. CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS
There shall be 8 classes of Membership;
i. Charter Members/C.L.A. members & OLHF&M 1997
ii. Player/minimum 10 years Jr., Sr., & Pro
iii. Women‟s – Player – 15 years – (5 at a high level)
iv. Builders – minimum 20 years
v. Builders Women – minimum 15 years
vi. Player/Builder – 15 years
vii. Veteran – played 1974 or earlier
viii. Special Contributor
c. CRITERON FOR INDUCTION
CHARTER MEMBERS All Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame members prior to 1997, from Ontario, shall be the “Charting” membership.
PLAYER Must have played in the “O.L.A.” for a minimum of 10 years, which begins on their 17th birthday or the beginning of their Junior career, whichever occurs first.
Player candidates must have concluded their careers as active players for a minimum of five years.
WOMEN‟S – PLAYER Must have played women’s field lacrosse within the O.L.A. for a minimum of fifteen years, including at least (5) years with the Provincial and or National team.
BUILDER Eligibility for a builder shall be a minimum of 20 years. A builder shall include officers, referees, executives, trainers, coaches, etc., whose work for lacrosse over an extended period of time has been outstanding. Their performance has been of consistently high levels with regard to services provided and results achieved.
BUILDERS – WOMEN Any person who has demonstrated outstanding work for women‟s field lacrosse in Ontario for at least 15 years, providing services at a consistently high level or achieving exceptional results over an extended period of time.
PLAYER/BUILDER Any person who meets the above criteria who has a combination of 15 years at consistently high level may be eligible.
VETERAN Players who played more than 40 years ago.
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR The Board of Directors of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum/Selection Committee may nominate any person in a given year under the category of Special Contributor.
A LACROSSE CAREER INTERRUPTED BY AN ACTIVE WAR AND THE PARTICIPANTS RETURN TO ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN LACROSSE, THOSE YEARS OF SERVICE TO HIS/HER COUNTRY SHALL BE CONSIDERED.
d. INDUCTION SCHEDULE
Up to a maximum of 6 people will be inducted in a given year.
e. SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Selection Committee shall consist of 11 members, including the chair, 2 Natives appointed by the Board of Directors.
Members shall be comprised of a cross section of personalities from the lacrosse community who are knowledgeable in the history, traditions and skills of lacrosse and whose prestige, judgment and integrity are most likely to insure the fair and impartial assessment of the qualities of the
candidates submitted for their consideration and to assure the maintenance of a high standard or excellence in the selections to be made by them.
Appointments to the committee will be made at any time to fill vacancies occasioned by resignation, death or unavailability. In the event that a member of the committee is temporarily unavailable a substitute may be appointed by the Board of Directors on an ad hoc basis.
f. METHOD OF SELECTION
Nominations are made by the general public. These are to be sent to the secretary along with supporting documentation by April 15. The secretary will turn over all applications to the Selection Committee Chairman for inclusion.
For the purpose of nominations, any member of the Board of Directors may make nominations, but any such nominations shall be handled as if coming from the public. Special efforts need to be made on an “Annual Basis” to inform the General Lacrosse Public that nominations to “Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum” are now being accepted to allow all members of the Ontario Lacrosse Community the opportunity to submit their nominee(s).
Each Selection Committee member shall pick 2 names from the player, 2 names from the builder and 1 name from the veteran Library List and forward their picks to the Chairperson for approval. The Chair will prepare a ballot with a maximum of 9 players, 9 builders and 4 veterans for consideration in that year.
These nominations shall be filed by the Selection Committee on a form designed and provided for that purpose. The form shall be properly filled out and include all pertinent information regarding the nominee.
The selection committee will vote by secret ballot on the full slate of candidates one at a time. The Player, Player/Builder, builder receiving the most votes is elected unless there is a tie. The process will be repeated until a consensus is reached.
All information and discussions shall be confidential and the matter of releasing the names of those elected for induction shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
No nominee shall be rejected out of hand by the Selection Committee. All Nominations shall be accepted (and acknowledged by letter from the Secretary) if coming from a lacrosse organization or a member of the general public. The letter shall be an acknowledgement only and shall be non-committal in form. The chair of the Selection Committee will notify nominations that do not meet the criteria.
Induction of members to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum shall be at an Annual Dinner or at such a suitable occasion as may be deemed by the Board of Directors.
The Annual Dinner shall take place during a weekend in October or November held on the Saturday of the OLA AGM.
Each inductee to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum shall receive a Lacrosse Statute.
Commemoration in the Hall of Fame and Museum shall be in the form of a picture, history and story in MEMBERS interactive computer. Uniformity of this procedure or any other is a MUST!
ONTARIO LACROSSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM BY-LAW NUMBER ONE
A by-law relating generally to the transaction of the affairs of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum (The Corporation).
Be it enacted as a by-law of The Ontario Lacrosse Hal of Fame and Museum as follows:
1. HEAD OFFICE The Head Office of the Corporation shall be in the Province of Ontario, and at such place therein as the Directors may from time to time determine. Currently the head office will be where the „O.L.A.‟ may reside.
2. SEAL The seal of “The Hall”, an impression whereof is impressed in the margin thereof, shall be the corporate seal of the corporation.
3. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Subject to an increase or decrease in the number of Directors in accordance with the Corporation Act, the affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors, each of whom at the time of election or within ten (10) days thereafter and throughout their term of office shall be a member of the Corporation. Each Director shall be elected to hold office until the first annual meeting after they shall have been elected or until their successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. The whole Board shall be retired each annual meeting, but shall be eligible for re-election if otherwise qualified. The election may be a show of hands unless a ballot is demanded by any member. The members of the Corporation may, by resolution passed by at least two thirds of the votes cast at a General Meeting of which notice specifying the intention to pass such resolution has been given remove any Director before the expiration of their term of office, and may, by a majority of the votes cast at the meeting, elect any person in their stead for the remainder of the term.
4. VACANCIES, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Vacancies on the Board, however caused may, so long as a quorum of Directors remains in office, be filled by the Directors from among the qualified members of the Corporation, if they shall see fit to do so. Otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled at the next annual meeting of the members at which the Directors for the ensuing year are elected. If there is not a quorum of Directors, the remaining Directors shall forthwith call a meeting of the members to fill the vacancy(s) If the number of Directors is increased between the terms, a vacancy or vacancies, to the number of authorized increase, shall thereby be deemed to have occurred, which may be filled in the manor provided above.
5. QUORUM AND MEETINGS, DIRECTORS A majority of the Directors shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. Except as otherwise required by law, the Directors may hold their meetings at such time and place as they may determine. Directors meetings may be formally called by the chairman, or Vice Chairman, or by the Secretary on the direction of the above, or by the Secretary on direction, in writing of two Directors.
Notice of such meeting shall be delivered, telephoned, or faxed to each Director not less than (2) weeks before the meeting is to take place or shall be mailed to each Director not less than (3) weeks before the meeting is to take place. The statutory declaration of the Secretary or the Chairman that notice has been
given pursuant to this by-law shall be sufficient and conclusive evidence of giving such notice. Directors‟ meeting may be held, without notice, immediately following the Annual Meeting of the corporation. The Directors may consider or transact any business either special or general at any meeting of the Board.
6. ERRORS IN NOTICE, DIRECTORS No error or omission in giving such notice for a meeting of the Directors shall invalidate or make void any proceedings taken or had at any such meeting and may ratify and approve of any or all proceedings taken or had thereat.
7. VOTING, BOARD OF DIRECTORS Questions arising at any meeting of Directors shall be decided by a majority show of hands vote. All votes at any meetings shall be taken by a show of hands, unless requested in another manner by a member. If no demand is made the vote shall be done in the usual manner.
A declaration by the President that a resolution has been carried and an entry in the minutes shall be admissible in evidence as prima fascia proof of the fact without proof of the number of proportion of the votes recorded in favour or against such resolution.
In the absence of the President, his duties may be performed by the Vice President or such other Director as the board may from time to time appoint for the purpose.
8. POWERS The Directors of the Corporation may administer the affairs of the Corporation in all things and make or cause to be made for the Corporation in its‟ name any kind of contract which the Corporation may lawfully enter into and, save as hereinafter provided generally, may exercise all such other powers and do all such other acts and things as the Corporation is by it charter or otherwise authorized to exercise and do.
Without in any way derogating from the forgoing, the Directors are expressly empowered, from time to time, to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, alienate, sell exchange or otherwise dispose of shares, stocks, rights, warrants, options and other securities, lands, buildings and other property, movable or immovable, real or personal, or any right or interest therein owned by the Corporation, for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as they may deem advisable.
9. REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS The Directors shall receive no remuneration for acting as such.
10. OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION There shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer or in lieu of a Secretary and Treasurer, a Secretary-Treasurer and such other officers as the Board of Directors may determine by by-law from time to time. One person may hold more than one office except the President and the Vice-President. The President and Vice-President shall be elected by the Board of Directors from among their members at the first meeting of the Board after the annual election or such Board of Directors, provided that in default of such election the then incumbents, being members of the Board, shall hold office until their successors are elected. The other officers of the Corporation need not be members of the Board and in the absence of written agreement to the contrary, the employment of all officers shall be settled from time to time by the Board.
11. DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT The President shall, when present, preside as Chairman at all meetings of the members of the Corporation and the Board of Directors. The President shall be charged with the general management and the supervision of the affairs and operations of the Corporation. The President with the Secretary or other officers appointed by the Board for that purpose shall sign all by-laws and membership certificates. During the absence or the inability of the President, his duties and powers may be exercised by the Vice-President
and if the Vice-President, or such other Director as the Board may from time to time appoint for the purpose, exercise any such duty or power, the absence or inability of the President shall be presumed with reference thereto.
12. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY The secretary shall be the ex officio clerk of the Board of Directors. He shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and record all facts and minutes of all the proceedings in the books kept for that purpose. He shall give notices required to be given to members and to the Board of Directors. He shall be the custodian of the seal of the Corporation and of all books, paper, records, correspondence, contacts and other documents belonging to the Corporation which he shall deliver up only when authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors to do so and to such person or persons as may be named in the resolution, and he shall perform such duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors.
13. DUTIES OF THE TREASURER The Treasurer, or person performing the usual duties of a Treasurer, shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the Corporation in proper books of accounts and shall deposit all moneys or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such bank or banks as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Directors. He shall disburse the funds of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors taking proper vouchers thereof and shall render to the Board of Director at the regular meetings thereof or whenever required of him, an account of all transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial position of the Corporation. He shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors.
14. DUTIES OF OTHER OFFICERS The duties of all other officers of the Corporation shall be such as the terms of their engagement calls for or the Board of Directors requires of them.
15. COMMITTEES The Board of Directors shall appoint such committees as deemed necessary and shall define the terms of reference for such committee appointed. They shall also determine the number of members for each committee.
16. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The executive committee shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the executive committee shall consist of a majority of members present in person.
No business may be transacted by the executive committee except at a meeting of its members, at which a quorum of the executive committee is president.
There be and hereby is delegated to the executive committee, during the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, all the powers of the Board of Directors in respect of the management and direction of the business and affairs of the Corporation, save and except those powers prohibited under the Corporation Act, in all case in which directions shall not have been given by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Committee may invite such officers, directors and employees of the Corporation as it may see fit from time to time to attend at meetings of the Executive Committee and assist thereat in the discussion and consideration of the affairs of the Corporation.
The time at which and place where the meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held and the calling of meetings and the procedure in all things at such meetings shall be determined by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall keep minutes of its meetings in which shall be recorded all action taken by it, which minutes shall be submitted as soon as practicable to the Board of Directors.
The members of the Executive Committee shall receive no remuneration for acting as such.
17. EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS Deeds, transfers, licenses, contracts and engagements on behalf of the Corporation shall be signed by either the President or Vice-President and the Secretary shall affix the seal of the Corporation to such instruments as require the same.
Contracts in the ordinary course of the Corporation‟s operation may be entered into on behalf of the Corporation by the President, Vice President, Treasurer or by any person authorized by the Board.
The President, Vice President, the Directors, Secretary, Treasurer or any one of them, any person or persons from time to time designated by the Board of Directors may transfer any and all shares, bonds or other securities from time to time standing in the name of the Corporation in its individual or any other capacity or as trustees or otherwise and may accept in the name of or on behalf of the Corporation transfers of shares, bonds or other securities from time to time transferred to the Corporation , and may fix the Corporate seal to any such transfers, and may make, execute and deliver under the Corporate seal any and all instruments in writing necessary or proper for such purposes, including the appointment of an attorney or attorneys to make or accept transfer of shares, bonds or other securities on the books of any Company or Corporation.
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in the By-Laws of the Corporation, The Board of Directors may, at any time by resolution, direct the manner in which, and the person or persons by whom, any particular instrument, contact or obligation of the Corporation may or shall be executed.
18. BOOKS AND RECORDS The Directors shall see that all necessary books and records of the Corporation required by the By-Laws of the Corporation or by an applicable statute or law are regularly and properly kept.
19. MEMBERSHIP There shall be two classes of membership in the Corporation, namely, honorary membership and ordinary membership.
1. The Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote at, but shall be entitled to notice of meetings of the members of the Corporation, and they shall not be required to pay any membership fee or dues.
2. The Ordinary members shall be entitled to one vote per member at all meetings of members of the Corporation.
The membership shall consist of the applicants for the Incorporation of the Corporation and such other individuals and such Corporations, partnerships and other legal entities as are admitted as members of the Board of Directors.
Members may resign by resignation in writing which shall be effective upon acceptance thereof by the Board of Directors.
In the case of resignation, a member shall remain liable for payment of any assessment or other sum levied or which became payable to him to the Corporation prior to acceptance of their resignation.
Each member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote on each question arising at any special or general meeting of the members. Corporations, partnerships and other legal entities may vote through a duly authorized proxy.
Each member shall promptly be informed by the Secretary of their admission as a member.
20. DUES There shall be no dues, levies or fees payable by the members except such, if any, as shall from time to time be fixed by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, which vote shall become effective only when confirmed by a vote of the members at an Annual or other general meeting.
The Secretary shall notify the members of the dues or fees at any time payable by them and if any are not paid within 30 days of the date of such notice the members in default shall thereupon automatically cease to be members of the Corporation, but any such member may on payment of all unpaid dues or fees be reinstated by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
21. ANNUAL OR OTHER MEETINGS OF MEMBERS The Annual (the last weekend in March) or any other general meeting of the members shall be held at the Head Office of the Corporation or elsewhere in Ontario as the Board of Directors may determine on such day as the Directors shall appoint. At every annual meeting, in addition to any other business that may be transacted, the report of the Directors, the financial statement and the report of the Auditors shall be presented and a Board of Directors elected, and auditor(s) appointed for the ensuing year and the remuneration of the auditors shall be fixed.
The members may consider and transact any business either special or general without any notice at any meeting of the members. The Board of Directors or the President or the Vice President shall have power to call at any time a general meeting of the members of the Corporation. No public notice nor advertisement of members meetings, annual or general, shall be required, but notice of the time and place of every such meeting shall be given to each member by sending the notice by prepaid mail, telephone, fax or telegraph three(3) weeks before the time fixed for holding of such meeting, providing that any meetings of member may be held time and place without such notice if all members of the Corporation are present thereat, and at such meeting any business may be transacted which the Corporation at annual or general meetings may transact.
22. ERROR OR OMISSION IN NOTICE TO MEMBERS No error or omission in giving notice of any Annual or General or adjourned meeting, whether annual or general, of the membership of the Corporation shall invalidate such meetings or make void any proceedings taken thereat and any member may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken or had thereat. For the purpose of sending notice to any member, director or officer for any meeting or other wise, the address of any member, director or officer shall be their last address recorded on the books of the Corporation.
23. ADJOURNMENTS At any meeting of the Corporation or of the Board of Directors may be adjourned at any time and from time to time and such business may be transacted at such adjourned meeting as might have been transacted at the original meeting from which such an adjournment took place. No notice shall be required of any such adjournment. Such adjournment may be made notwithstanding that no quorum is present.
24. QUORUM OF MEMBERS A quorum for the transaction at any meeting of members shall consist of a majority of members present, in person.
25. VOTING OF MEMBERS Subject to the provisions, if any, contained in the Letters Patent of the Corporation, each member of the Corporation shall at all meetings of members be entitled to one vote, save and except for the Chairman who shall not be entitled to vote except in case of deadlock. Voting member includes Board of Directors. No member shall be entitled to vote at meetings of the Corporation unless they have paid all dues and fees, if any, then payable by them.
At all meetings of members every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present unless otherwise required by the By-Laws of the Corporation or by law. Every question shall be decided in the first instance by a show of hands unless a poll is demanded by any member. Upon a show of hands, every member having voting rights shall have one vote, and unless a poll is demanded a declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has been carried or not carried and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the Corporation shall be admissible in evidence a prima facie proof of the fact without proof of the number of proportion of the votes accorded in favor of or against such resolution. The demanded for a poll may be withdrawn, but if a poll be demanded and not withdrawn, the question shall be decided by a majority of votes given by the members, and such poll shall be taken in such manner as the Chairman shall direct and the result of such poll shall be deemed the decision of the Corporation in general meting upon the matter in question. In case of an equality of votes at any general meeting, whether upon a show of hands or at a poll, the Chairman shall be entitled to a casting vote.
26. FINANCIAL YEAR Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, the fiscal year of the Corporation shall be terminated on the 31st day of December.
27. CHEQUES, ETC. All cheques, bills of exchange or other orders for payment of money, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation, shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors and any one of such officers or agents may alone endorse notes and drafts for collection on account of the Corporation through its bankers, and endorse notes and cheques for deposit with Corporation‟s bankers for the credit of the Corporation, or the same may be endorsed “For collection” or “For deposit” with the banker of the Corporation by using the Corporations rubber stamp for the purpose. Any one of such officer or agent so appointed may arrange, settle, balance and certify all books and accounts between the Corporation and the Corporations bankers and may receive all paid cheques and vouchers and sign all the banks forms or settlement of balances and release or verification slips
28. DEPOSITS OF SECURITIES FOR SAFEKEEPING The securities of the Corporation shall be deposited for safekeeping with one or more bankers, trust companies or other financial institutions to be selected by the Board of Directors. Any and all securities so deposited may be withdrawn, from time to time, only upon the written order of the Corporation signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation, and in such manner, as shall from time to time, be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. The institutions which may be so selected as custodians by the Board of Directors shall be fully protected in acting in accordance with the direction of the Board of Directors and shall in no event be liable for the due application of the securities so withdrawn from deposit or the proceeds thereof.
29. NOTICE Any notice (which term includes any communication or document) to be given, sent, delivered or served pursuant to the Act, the letters patent, the by-laws or otherwise to a member, director, officer or auditor shall be sufficiently given if delivered personally to the person to whom it is to be given or if delivered to his recorded address by prepaid or ordinary mail, or if sent to him at his recorded address by any means of prepaid transmitted or recorded communication. A notice so delivered shall be deemed to have been given when it is delivered personally or at the recorded address as aforesaid: a notice so mailed shall be deemed to have been given when deposited in a post office or public letter box; and a notice sent by means of transmitted or recorded communication shall be deemed to have been given when dispatched or delivered to the appropriate communication company or agency or its representative for dispatch. The Secretary may change or cause to be changed the recorded address of any member, director, officer or auditor in accordance with any information believed by him to be reliable.
30. BORROWING The Directors may from time to time;
1. Borrow money on credit of the corporation; or
2. issue, sell or pledge securities of the Corporation; or
3. charge, mortgage, hypothecate or pledge all or any of the real or personnel property of the Corporation, including book debits, rights, powers, franchises, and undertakings, to secure any securities or any money borrowed, or other departments, or any other obligation of liability of the Corporation.
From time to time the directors may authorize any director, officer or employee of the Corporation or any other person to make arrangements with reference to the moneys borrowed or to be borrowed as aforesaid and as to the terms and conditions of the loan thereof, and as to the securities to be given thereof, with power to vary or modify such arrangements, terms and conditions ant to find such additional securities for any moneys borrowed or remaining due by the Corporation as the Directors may authorize, and generally to manage ,transact and settle the borrowing of money by the Corporation.
31. INTERPRETATION In these Bylaws and in all other Bylaws of the Corporation hereafter passed unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular number of the masculine gender shall include the plural number of the feminine gender, as the case may be vise versa, and references to persons shall include firms and corporations.
32. EFFECTIVE DATE This by-law comes into force when made by the Board in accordance with the Corporation Act.
Made this 1st day of May, 2008
ONTARIO LACROSSE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM