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Notice of Special Resolution to Amend Bylaws

Dear Maritimes Energy Members:

In accordance with Section 12.1 of the Bylaws of The Maritimes Energy Association (Maritimes Energy), Maritimes Energy is providing notice of a special resolution to amend Sections 5.8 (a) of the Association’s current Bylaws dated February 06, 2013 to be replaced with the following wording. The proposed changes are indicated in red.

1.1 Mandate
The Maritimes Energy Association is the not-for-profit organization for Eastern Canada's energy industry. The mandate of the Society is to support the maximization of local participation in the supply of both goods and services to meet the needs of the energy industry in the Maritimes. Its purpose is to identify, promote and support the development of opportunities in non-renewable, renewable, cleantech, and other energy industries. It accomplishes this through Member activities and services, trade missions, industrial advocacy and policy research.

3.2 Membership Eligibility

Membership in the Society shall be open to any Person who has an interest in supporting, promoting and developing the energy sector(s), whether hydrocarbon, wind, wave, hydroelectric, biofuel, tidal, solar, thermal, cleantech or any energy source.

5.3 Membership of the Board

Every attempt shall be made to have the Board membership be a broad representation of energy sectors and geographic regions. There shall be six directors elected at large and the remaining to be elected by province and by industry sector, as determined by the composition of the existing membership, including offshore oil & gas, onshore oil & gas, tidal, wave, biofuels, wind, hydro, geothermal, renewables, cleantech, and any other energy sector.

5.8 Meetings of the Board

a) Meetings of the Board shall be held upon the call of the Chair of which, he/she and shall generally be held monthly; may appoint a day(s) in any month(s) for regular meetings and shall designate the place and time at which meetings are to be held. The frequency, schedule and duration of regular meetings of the Board shall be agreed in advance and notice given to Directors so to provide sufficient notice for Directors to attend;

8.1 Officers

The Officers of the Society shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair, Past-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary and The Chair shall hold office for two (2) years and all other for one (1) year or until their successors are elected or appointed, whichever is later. The office of Treasurer and Secretary may be combined.
8.2 Chair

The Vice-Chair elected at the first Board meeting of the preceding year will succeed as Chair for a one-year term. The Directors shall elect one of their number to be the Chair of the Society. The Chair shall have general supervision of the activities of the Society and shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Board from time to time.

This special resolution will be debated and voted on at the Association’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Board of Directors


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