Constitution

Article I – Name
The name of this organization shall be “The Western Canada Dental Society” hereafter referred to as the Society. The Society is an unincorporated body.

Article II – Objectives
The objectives of the Society will be:

  1. To promote the common interests of members of the dental profession and the related interests of the general public.
  2. To cultivate and promote all forms of professional and social inter-relationships between its members.

Article III – Membership

  1. Member Provinces:  Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are the Society member provinces.  Any other province wishing to become a member province shall submit a written request signed by the President of the corporate body of that province.  Admission of a new province requires the unanimous approval of the Society Executive.
  2. General Membership:  Shall consist of all licensed dentists in good standing of the member provinces.  Categories of general membership may be determined by bylaws.

Article IV – Administration

  1. Society Executive: Each member province shall appoint one representative to the Society Executive.  These representatives, along with the immediate Past President of the Society, shall constitute the Society Executive.  These appointments are normally for a period of two years and may be reappointed.  This Executive has the responsibility of conducting all of the activities of the Society.  The Executive may appoint and authorize a committee to carry out any of its rights, powers or duties.Without limiting the generality of the preceding paragraph the following appointments are established:
  2. Seminar & Curling Chairman:  The Society Executive shall appoint a Seminar & Curling Chairman for each Society Seminar & Curling Bonspiel.  This Chairman is responsible to the Society Executive for all matters pertaining to the Seminar & Bonspiel being held in his/her host province as outlined in the Society Bylaws.

Article V – Finance

  1. The Society shall follow accepted accounting principles in all of its financial transactions.
  2. The membership fee, the registration fee structure, and the disposition of monies from the General Account, the Cal Waddell Memorial Scholarship Account, the Benevolent Account and the Seminar & Curling Account, or other bank accounts shall be as provided in the Society Bylaws.

Article VI – Amendments

  1. This Constitution may be amended or altered only at a Society Executive Meeting held in conjunction with a Society Seminar & Bonspiel, and provided that a written notice of motion covering the proposed amendment or alteration has been sent to each member province and to each member of the Society Executive at least six weeks prior to the meeting.  A two-third majority vote of those present at such a meeting is necessary.
  2. The Society Executive may amend or alter any of the Society Bylaws at any Executive Meeting by a majority vote provided that a written notice of the proposed changes has been sent to each Executive member at least 4 weeks prior to the meeting.