Ottawa Outdoor Club

Amendment 8: Free membership for those who serve on executive for full term


Bonnie Lalonde


Recognize the contribution that executive members make to the Club by covering their annual OOC membership fee after completing a full term, differentiating between full vs. shared executive roles.


Leaders of multi-day trips with 10 or more paying participants receive their trip for free, to encourage people to lead multi-day trips, as described in the Bylaws, Article 6, Section 1 - Conduct of Trips (d).

Members of the executive spend a substantial amount of volunteer time supporting the Club without incentive, and they pay the annual membership fee.  In recognition of the substantial amount of volunteer time and effort that executive members spend related to the running of the Club, this proposal recommends that each executive member is refunded their membership for the year after having first served a full term on the executive.

Some roles on the executive can be shared.  If a person has a shared role and the prerequisite has been fulfilled, the person's membership fee would be half of the regular membership fee,

Proposed changes

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Bylaws, Article 1, Section 2 - Membership Dues

Current wording

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Proposed addition

(g) Any person who serves on the Club's executive for the full term in a full role shall have their membership fee fully reimbursed at the end of the term.  Any person who serves on the Club's executive for the full term in a shared role shall have ½ of their membership fee reimbursed at the end of the term.

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