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Article 3: Members

3.1 Subject to the Articles, Skate Canada shall have three classes of Members, namely:

Clubs/Skating Schools with fewer than three hundred (300) Registrants (the "<300 Clubs/Skating Schools Members Class");
Clubs/Skating Schools with three hundred (300) or more Registrants (the "300+ Clubs/Skating Schools Members Class"); and
the class of Registered Professional Coach in Good Standing ("Registered Professional Coach in Good Standing Class").

MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS

3.2 The “300+ Clubs/Skating Schools” and the “<300 Clubs/Skating Schools" making application for membership in Skate Canada shall be admitted as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

3.3 A Certified Professional Coach making application for membership shall be admitted as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

3.4 As set out in the Articles,

3.4.1 each Member of the <300 Clubs/Skating Schools Members Class shall be entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at all meetings of the Members and each such Member shall have fifteen (15) votes at such meetings, the entirety of which shall be cast as a block;

3.4.2 each Member of the class, 300+ Clubs/Skating Schools Members Class shall be entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at all meetings of the Members and each such Member shall have forty (40) votes at such meetings, the entirety of which shall be cast as a block; and

3.4.3 each Member of the Registered Professional Coach in Good Standing Class shall be entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at all meetings of the Members and each such Member shall have (1) vote at such meetings.

3.5 The assignment of a Club or Skating School to a class of Membership for the Membership Year will be based on the number of Registrants in Good Standing as validated by Skate Canada as of August 31 of the preceding Membership Year.

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

3.6 Membership is automatically terminated when:

3.6.1 in the case of a Club or Skating School, the Member is dissolved;

3.6.2 in the case of a Registered Professional Coach in Good Standing, the Member dies; and

3.6.3 in any case, the Member resigns as a Member by delivering a written resignation to the Chief Executive Officer of Skate Canada in which case such resignation shall be effective on the date specified in the resignation. Resignation as a Member shall not release the Member from payment of any dues owing, including those for the current Membership Year or any other indebtedness to Skate Canada.

3.7 Membership may be terminated when:

3.7.1 a Member fails to pay dues or debts owing to Skate Canada; or

3.7.2 the Member willfully commits a breach of the Articles, Bylaws, or written policies of Skate Canada as determined by the Board.

3.8 Upon termination of Membership, the rights of the Member pursuant to the Bylaws automatically cease to exist.

DISCIPLINE

3.9 A Member's Membership may be suspended in accordance with Skate Canada's policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Members.

3.10 A Registrant may be suspended or expelled from Skate Canada in accordance with Skate Canada’s policies and procedures relating to the discipline of Registrants.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERABILITY

3.11 A Membership may only be transferred to Skate Canada.

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