Preamble: The Canadian Junior Limousin Association, hereinafter referred to as the CJLA, is the official coordinator of the youth activities of the Canadian Limousin Association (CLA). The constitution and bylaws of the CJLA, as ratified by the membership of the CJLA, are to serve as a framework within which the affairs of the CJLA shall be conducted.
Section 1: The Canadian Junior Limousin Association is an entity of and shall operate within the scope of the bylaws, rules, policies and regulations of the Canadian Limousin Association.
Section 2: The objectives and purposes of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association shall be as follows:
To encourage young people to breed, raise and promote Limousin cattle in Canada.
To improve and develop the industry capabilities of youth, both individually and through group participation.
To develop and improve leadership, sportsmanship, and moral character among its members.
To direct, assist, and guide provincial CJLA organizations with their youth programs and activities.
To have a lot of fun!
Membership, Voting, Fees and Approval of Provincial/Regional Junior Associations
Section 1: Membership: Active members shall be persons twenty one years of age or younger as of January 1st of the membership year. Membership is a requirement for participation at the CJLA National Conference and Annual Meeting.
Section 2: Voting: Voting rights shall be vested exclusively with active members.
Section 3: Fees: Membership fees are included in the fee paid to the CLA for a CJLA membership. Members are entitled to all privileges of said organization and, in addition, all privileges of membership in the Canadian Limousin Association. Provincial fees are to be left to the discretion of the said Provincial Junior Limousin Association.
Directors, Officers and Executive Committee of the CJLA Board of Directors
Section 1: Board of Directors
1.1 The affairs of the association shall be managed and conducted by no less than five members and no more than ten members.
1.2 The CJLA Board of Directors can consist of but is not limited to one member from each of the following Provinces or Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes
1.3 Directors of the CJLA will be selected just prior to the CJLA National Conference by application to the CLA.
1.4 All positions of the CJLA Board of Directors will hold office for a one or two year term from their approximate time of appointment with no limit to the amount of years spent on the board
1.5 No more than 4 persons may be appointed/elected annually unless by vacancy.
1.6 In the event that a Province cannot fill its seat on the CJLA Board, the CJLA may fill the seat with a Junior member from another Province to sit a two year term.
Section 2: Officers: The officers of the organization shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President and Reporter. The term of office shall be one year or until the successors are elected.
President: the President shall preside over all Association meetings, meetings of the board of directors and meetings of the executive committee.
Vice President: the Vice President shall, in the absence of the President is to act and perform the duties exercise the powers of the President, and shall perform such other duties as the President shall prescribe.
Secretary: The Secretary shall attend all association meetings of the board of directors and shall record all votes taken and the minutes of all proceedings in a Minutes Book of the Association to be kept for that purpose, and shall perform such duties as the President shall prescribe and forward all minutes to the board of directors.
Reporter: The reporter will submit information regarding Junior activities to the CLA Marketing Manager and the Limousin Voice magazine. They will also provide information to the CJLA website.
Vacancy: In case of any vacancy on the Board of Directors, a successor shall be selected from that area to complete the unexpired term by the remaining members of the board.
Treasurer: The Treasurer will handle the finances and financial records of the CJLA. Signing authority will consist of the CLA junior advisor and the Treasurer or President.
Section 1: Membership Meetings:
Annual Meetings: The Annual Meeting of the CJLA membership shall be held at the National Junior Limousin Conference for the purpose of conducting business for the CJLA as may be brought before the meeting.
Notice of Meetings: Written or printed notice of the Annual Meeting, stating the place, date and hour of meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is being called, shall be mailed not less than 30 days before the date of the meeting.
Quorum: A quorum for an annual meeting shall consist of 15 active members, in good standing and present.
Parliamentary Procedures: Standard parliamentary procedure as defined by Roberts Rules of Order shall be followed at all meetings of the Association membership.
Section 2: Board of Directors Meetings
Meetings: An annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at such time and place as may be fixed by the board of directors of the organization for the purpose of electing officers of the organization and conducting such other business as may be brought before the meeting. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at such time and place as designated by notice, whenever called in writing by the directors of the President or by a majority of the Board of Directors.
Quorum: a majority of the number of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if at any meeting of the Board there may be less than a quorum present, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting until a quorum shall be present.
Parliamentary Procedure: Standard parliamentary procedure as defined by Roberts Rules of Order shall be followed at all meetings of the Board of Directors.
Place of Business
Section 1: The official place of business for this organization shall be the Canadian Limousin Association, Calgary, Alberta.
Section 1: The constitution of the organization may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of the membership present and voting.
Section 2: Proposed amendments to the constitution may be brought before the annual membership meeting only if previously approved by a majority vote of the CJLA Board of Directors and a written copy sent out 30 days prior to the annual meeting.