Article Seven - Executive Committee, Constitutional By-Laws, ALLIANCE Manual of Operations (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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.1   The Executive Committee is the governing committee of ALLIANCE Hockey. They shall be responsible for the administration, governance of the program as well as the liaison between ALLIANCE Associations and the Ontario Hockey Federation, Hockey Canada and other hockey organizations.

.2   The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Senior Vice- President, Immediate Past-President, Regional Vice-Presidents, Representative/Minor Development and Recreational Council Chairs and the Treasurer voting members. If either Council Chair holds an Executive position on a Member AssociatioBoard, they would become non-voting ALLIANCE Hockey Executive Committee Members.

    .3   The Executive Director of the ALLIANCE is the resource person to the Executive Committee and does not have a vote.



.1   The Executive Committee shall in general be responsible for establishing the policy and strategic goals of the ALLIANCE including participant development programs.

.2   The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur in its number.

.3    The Executive Committee shall have the power to suspend any member, participant connected with any affiliated team or member minor hockey association for due cause, subject to rights of appeal as provided herein.



.1   The Executive Committee may appoint District Convenors on disciplinary and administrative  matters within their designated  areas. They shall perform such duties and have the authority to act as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.

.2   They will have the right to attend all Executive Committee meetings when invited by the Chair of the Executive Committee and participate in all discussions but may not make motions or vote.



.1    Any clause in the Regulations and Rules of Competition may be clarified and defined at any time by a majority  vote of a quorum  at any meeting of the Executive Committee.  All member organizations shall be notified in writing within seventy-two (72) hours of any such ruling. Any such clarification or definition shall be ratified at the next Annual General Meeting.



.1   The Executive Committee shall be empowered to make agreements with other recognized hockey organizations and provided only that such agreements are within the general rules of organized hockey.
.2   The Executive Committee shall implement the wishes of the member organizations in participating as active,supportive partners on Provincial governing body reporting to HC.

.3   The Executive Committee will have the specific responsibility, should the situation warrant a review, to properly inform, discuss and educate member minor hockey associations about the ramifications of changing existing  relationships before asking for approval to take action. At their discretion, or at the request of member associations, a Special General Meeting must be held before action contrary to the stated mandate is taken.


7.6     QUORUM:

.1   A quorum for Executive Committee meetings shall consist of a majority of the voting members eligible for the said meeting.



.1   No person shall be considered  eligible for  nomination  to  the Executive Committee until such time as that person states in writing that he/she has no connection  whatsoever with any professional hockey organization  and that he/she qualifies  for office under all ALLIANCE and HC regulations.

.2   The Executive Director shall advise all nominees, in writing, of the qualification requirement before the nomination is accepted.



.1   After election or appointment to the Executive Committee, no voting Executive Committee member shall be eligible to act as a team official of an ALLIANCE team or member association Executive Committee or other roles.

.2   After election or appointment to the Executive Committee, no Chair of the Representative Council or Chair of the Recreational Council shall act as a team official for any ALLIANCE team.

.3   No paid employee of a member  association  or the ALLIANCE can hold any Executive Committee position,  including  the Chair of the Representative Council or Chair of the Recreational Council.



.1   Executive Committee meetings shall be called by the President or in the absence of the President, the Senior Vice President.
.2   The Executive Director shall duly notify the Executive Committee member of the time and place of any such meeting.



.1   At the written request of three (3) or more Executive Committee members,  to the Executive Director,  the President  or in his/her absence the Senior Vice President shall, within fourteen (14) days, call a Special Meeting of the Executive Committee.



.1   All meetings shall be conducted by approved parliamentary procedure using Roberts Rules of Order.

.2   Upon request of the President/Committee Chair, and given forty-eight (48) hours' notice, a meeting of directors or of a committee of directors may be held by means of such telephone, electronic or other communication facilities as to permit all persons participating in the meeting to communicate with each other simultaneously and instantaneously, and a director participating in such meeting by such means is deemed for the purpose of the Corporations Act to be present at that meeting.