Ottawa Outdoor Club

Amendment 4: Add "hindering completion of trip" as reason for leader to exclude participant on activity

Proposer

Bonnie Lalonde

Proposal

Along with reasons of safety, also permit a leader to exclude a participant when the leader thinks that the participant might hinder the completion of the activity.

Rationale

Currently, a leader can exclude a person from participating in an outing for reasons of safety.  This proposal recognizes that, although a person may participate safely, there may be other reasons that the participant may hinder the completion of the activity.  As an example, the leader may have reason to think that the participant may move substantially slower than the group on a hike and that the group might then not return until after the sun has set.

Proposed changes

Proposed additions to the text are italicized and in green.  Proposed removals from the text are crossed out and in red.

Bylaws, Article 1, Section 1 - Membership Requirements (d)

Current wording

(d) The executive reserves the right to prohibit any member from bringing children whose conduct is unsafe or is likely to bring discredit to the Club.

(e) The executive may be directed by resolution from the general membership at the Annual General Meeting to limit the total number of Club memberships to be issued for the current year.

Proposed change

(d) The executive reserves the right to prohibit any member from bringing children whose conduct is unsafe or is likely to bring discredit to the Club.

(de) The executive may be directed by resolution from the general membership at the Annual General Meeting to limit the total number of Club memberships to be issued for the current year.

Bylaws, Article 6, Section 1 - Conduct of Trips (b)

Current wording

(b) The trip or activity leader has the right to exclude specific participants for safety reasons.

Proposed change

(b) The trip or activity leader has the right to exclude specific participants for safety reasons of safety or that they might hinder the completion of the trip or activity.

Additional information

Article 6, Section 1 (b) as changed incorporates Article 1, Section 1 (d), so Article 1, Section 1 (d) can be removed.