The national constitution committee is seeking dedicated, detail-oriented RASCals to help draft new Articles of Incorporation for the RASC, in time for the 2012 Edmonton GA and annual meeting. Join the Constitution Committee and shape RASC's Future! The new Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) will soon be declared law (expected in fall of 2011). This means we have no choice but to overhaul and restructure our governance documents. With the help of expert, external legal assistance, the committee will prepare new Articles of Incorporation to be approved by special resolution at the 2012 Annual Meeting at the Edmonton GA. We've only got one year to pull this governance rabbit out of the RASC hat.

For more information about what this means, and what will be involved, please see the following documents:

And also see this page from Industry Canada:

Requirements for the job: Familiarity with existing RASC By-Laws and careful attention to detail are a must. An ability to contribute a considerable amount of time to this important project is also necessary. Legal experience in governance issues as they apply to charitable organizations would be a welcome asset, but is not required. The ability to play well with others is definitely an asset :-)

Interested in making a big contribution? Please contact 1st Vice President Glenn Hawley at

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Thursday, June 16, 2011