Clan Maclean - Atlantic Canada|
1.1 The name shall be the Clan Maclean - Atlantic Canada.
2.1 The Clan Maclean-Atlantic Canada is an organization,
whose objectives are:
(a) Allegiance to the Chief of the Clan Maclean and
loyalty to Clan Maclean.
(b) Promotion of the Clan and its heritage, for today
and for future generations.
2.2 The objectives will be achieved not least by means of
philanthropic, educational, genealogical, cultural and
3. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
3.1 Persons bearing either by birth, adoption or marriage,
the surname Maclean in any of its various forms and
spellings or that of any one of the recognized septs,
adherents or dependents.
3.2 Persons bearing a surname other than Maclean, but whose
spouse, maternal parent, grand-parent, or great
grand-parent bore either the name Maclean or one of the
recognized names as in 3.1.
3.3 Persons as in 3.1 or 3.2 who resided outside Atlantic
Canada may become Associated Members (see 6.2 below).
3.4 The subscribers to the Association and such other
persons as shall be admitted to membership in accordance
to these By-Laws. And none other, shall be members of
the Association and their names shall be entered in the
Register of Members accordingly.
3.5 For the purposes of registration, the number of members
of the Association is unlimited.
3.6 The membership of the Association shall not be
3.7 Adherents and Associate Members (see 6 below).
3.8 Corporate members (see 7 below).
4.1 Members who belong directly to the association shall
consist of Life Members, Long-term Members, Ordinary
Members, Junior Members, and Honorary Members.
(a) Life Members shall consist of those who have
paid a Life Membership subscription.
(b) Long-term Members shall consist of those persons
who contribute a single payment for a period of
time, which shall be determined by executive.
(c) Ordinary Members shall consist of those persons
who contribute an annual subscription for a
minimum number of years, which shall be determined
by the council.
(d) Junior Members shall consist of those up to the
age of 18.
(e) Honorary Members (see 5 below) do not pay a
subscription and are members for life.
4.2 All members except Honorary Members pay a subscription
to be determined by the Association from time to time.
4.3 A Member's name shall not be removed from the Roll
unless such a Member signifies a desire to resign, or
the Association, by a majority, decide to remove such
a Member's name. Non payment of the annual subscription
for a period of one year automatically terminates
5. HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
5.1 The Association/Executive may honor clan members who
have made a significant contribution to the world by
electing them as Honorary Members. Honorary Members
enjoy all the benefits of other Members, except from
entitlement to vote.
6. ADHERENTS AND ASSOCIATES
6.1 A person of full age, not otherwise qualified for
admission under the rules, who desires to show his or
her adherence to the Clan Maclean may, by the vote of
the executive, qualify as an Adherent Member.
6.2 Other persons interested in the affairs of the Clan
and/or the Association, who are not otherwise eligible
for membership may, by vote of the executive, become
6.3 Adherent Members and Associated Members shall not be
entitled to vote or hold a position of office.
7. CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP
7.1 Corporate bodies may apply to the Association to
become subscribing members and, if accepted, pay an
annual subscription, determined by council. Such bodies
are not eligible to vote.
8. MEMBERSHIP OF THE EXECUTIVE
8.1 The Executive shall consist of:
8.2 President shall, subject to the control and direction
of the members, have general supervision of the
activities of the Association and shall perform such
duties as may be assigned to him or her by the officers
from time to time. He or she shall also serve as the
Branch Representatives to the Executive of the
8.3 Vice Presidents (six) shall, subject to the control and
direction of the members, have general supervision of
the activities of the members of the Association residing
in their respective areas, and shall perform such duties
as may be assigned to them by the president or members
from time to time. One of the Vice Presidents (appointed
1st Vice) shall, at the request of the Officers and
subject to their direction, perform the duties of the
President, or during such absence, illness or incapacity
of the President, or during such period as the President
may request him or her to do so. Vice Presidents shall
represent the following areas:
(a) Nova Scotia
(b) Nova Scotia
(c) At Large
(d) New Brunswick
(e) Prince Edward Island
8.4 Secretary shall act as Secretary at all meetings of the
Society and shall keep the minutes of the meetings of
members and officers, carry out necessary correspondence
and shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him
or her by the officers or members.
8.5 Treasurer shall have custody of all the funds of the
association lodged in a Bank in the name of the
Association, or otherwise invested as the executive shall
(a) The Treasurer shall be responsible, under the
executive for proper books and accounts to be kept,
and an annual Statement of Accounts to be prepared.
(b) The Treasurer shall at each general meeting of the
Association present to the meeting a true account
of the Associations finances.
(c) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the general
running of the financial affairs of the Association.
8.6 Immediate Past President
(a) Chair nomination committee.
8.7 Editor of BANNER
(a) At least three Newsletters per year.
8.8 Keeper of genealogy
(a) Maintain records and books for Clan Maclean.
8.9 The President and other members of the Executive shall be
elected annually at the Annual General Meeting, but with
consecutive terms of office usually not exceeding five
years. Honorary Members shall also be elected annually at
8.10 Official Representatives may be appointed on an annual
basis by the Annual General Meeting, on the
recommendation of the Executive, to further the work
of the Association on a specific area.
9. MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION
9.1 Meetings of the Association and the Annual General
Meeting shall be held at such places and times as the
Executive may determine format of all meetings to be
conducted by Robert's Rules of Order.
9.2 The annual meeting of the Association shall be held
within 2 months after the end of each fiscal year of
the Association. The Secretary shall give notice in
writing of the Annual Meeting to all members of the
Association at least 15 days before the date on which
the meeting is to be held.
9.3 An extraordinary general meeting of the Association
may be called by the President or by the Officers at
any time, and shall be called by the President or
Officers if requisitioned in writing by at least twenty
five percent (25%) in number of the members of the
Association. Two weeks notice of the meeting and the
nature of the special business shall be given to the
members by the Secretary.
9.4 Five members shall form a quorum.
9.5 The business of the Annual General Meeting shall
(a) Minutes of proceeding general meeting.
(b) The reception and adoption of the Annual Report
of the Association and annual Statement of
Accounts, duly audited.
(c) The election of the executive officers and
appointment of the auditor.
1. Any disputed question shall be decided, except
as otherwise herein provided by the votes of
the majority of the members present and entitled
to vote. The President shall have deliberative
and casting vote.
2. Proxy votes for absent members may only be
recorded through the Chair and in writing.
10. ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE
10.1 The task of Executive is to further the aims and
objectives of the Association.
10.2 The Executive shall meet at least once a year, but
more often as may be determined, in the interests of
the Association. The chairman, who will normally be
the president, shall have a deliberative and
10.3 The Executive may exercise all such powers as may
be exercised by the Association and may do all such
acts in order to carry out any of the objectives of
the Association, provided such are not required to be
exercised or done by the Association in General Meeting.
10.4 In particular, the executive shall have the following
(a) To appoint officials on an honorary basis and
to ensure that they fulfil their duties and to
fill vacancies among the Executive Officers until
members can be elected by Association.
(b) To appoint sub-Committees and to fix the powers
of each sub-committees.
11. AFFILIATED ORGANISATION
11.1 The Clan Maclean - Atlantic Canada recognizes the
Scottish Clan Maclean Association as the founding
and senior association, which makes up the Clan
Maclean International Associations. These individual
worldwide Associations are affiliated to the Clan
11.2 The Clan Maclean Association also recognizes the
Clan Maclean Heritage Trust and works in conjunction
12. ALTERATION OF CONSTITUTION
12.1 No amendment of the Constitution shall be made
except at an Annual General Meeting of the
Association by the resolution of two-thirds of members
present and entitled to vote. Notice of such amendments
shall be given in writing to the secretary, not later
then 28 days before the Executive Meeting prior to the
said Annual General Meeting, so that the executive can
consider it. Any such amendment shall be specified in
the intonation calling the Annual General Meeting, and
such changes shall come into effect upon adjournment of
the meeting at which the resolution is approved.
13.1 The general interpretation of this Constitution will be
through by-laws, which will be regulated by Resolution