The name of this organization shall be “25-Year Club of NB Power”, hereinafter referred to as the “CLUB”
This CLUB was formed June 12, 1964 and shall operate under the sponsorship of NB Power Corporation, hereinafter referred to as NB Power.
The territory of this CLUB shall comprise all operating areas of NB Power.
The headquarters of the CLUB shall be in the city of Fredericton, Province of New Brunswick.
For administration purposes the territory of the CLUB is divided into eight Regions represented by a Regional Director, effective May 2015.
- Region 1
All employees whose headquarters is the Head Office Complex.
- Region 2
All employees whose headquarters is the Marysville Complex and Energy Control.
- Region 3
All employees whose headquarters is the Coleson Cove and the Rothesay and Sussex Areas.
- Region 4
All employees whose headquarters is the Grand Manan and Milltown Generating Stations, and the St. Stephen Area.
- Region 5
All employees whose headquarters is the Mactaquac, Beechwood and Grand Falls Generating Stations, and the Grand Falls and Woodstock Area.
- Region 6
All employees whose headquarters is the Dalhousie, Campbellton, Bathurst and Tracadie Areas and the Dalhousie and Belledune Generating Stations, the Millbank and St. Rose Generating Stations, and the Eel River HVDC.
- Region 7
All employees whose headquarters is the Moncton, and Bouctouche, and Miramichi Areas.
- Region 8
All employees whose headquarters is the Point Lepreau Generating Station.
All Regions shall be governed by the constitution and by-laws of the CLUB; shall derive their authority from the Executive of the CLUB and shall be established or abolished only upon the recommendation of the Executive of the CLUB and upon membership approval at an Annual Meeting of the CLUB.
The purpose of the CLUB shall be to provide a means of friendly association for long service employees of NB Power, both active and retired, and to promote among them a friendly and helpful spirit.
To participate in such undertakings as may be deemed to make for the happiness, well being and usefulness of the membership and for the success of the CLUB.
To offer support and service to our sponsoring body, in a manner deemed appropriate by both the CLUB and NB Power.
Membership in the CLUB shall be limited to employees with twenty-five years of service or over with NB Power.
To qualify for membership in the CLUB, the employee is required to have twenty-five (25) full years of service time completed on or before the end of the month in which the annual meeting is held.
The criteria to determine eligibility for membership in the CLUB will be consistent with the policy, method and practice for determining service time used by NB Power at the time of the employee’s induction into the 25 Year Club.
Long service pins, along with a gold watch, shall be awarded each employee upon attaining a minimum of 25 years. Subsequent pins or a one time ring will be awarded after each additional 5-year term of service has been completed. To qualify, the employee must have completed the required number of years on or before the end of the month in which the annual meeting is held.
Membership dues for active and retired members shall be agreed upon at an annual general meeting.
Inactive Listing – Any member, who is not celebrating a milestone, and is delinquent in dues payment for more than three CLUB years, shall be transferred from the active to the inactive listing. While on the inactive listing, the member shall not be on the mailing list for CLUB materials and correspondence but shall continue as a member of the CLUB. Milestone employees will receive Annual Meeting materials and correspondence regardless of status. The CLUB records shall be reviewed annually in April, and any member so delinquent in dues shall be transferred to the inactive list at the time of review. The member shall be notified by mail.
Members Requesting Transfer to Inactive Listing – Any member wishing to be transferred to the inactive listing may do so by contacting the CLUB Secretary in writing and requesting same.
Re-instatement to Active Listing – Upon request in writing to the CLUB Treasurer and payment of three years of outstanding dues, which includes the current year, a member shall be transferred back to the active listing.
The Executive of the CLUB shall be comprised of 14 Directors.
The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and two (2) Directors-at Large.
The balance of the Executive is compromised of the eight (8) Regional Directors.
The Officers of the CLUB shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Elected term of office shall be two years.
The Immediate Past President shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors.
Two (2) Directors-at-Large will be elected to the Board of Directors. The term of office shall be for two years.
Each Region shall be represented by a Regional Director who shall be responsible for the operation of the CLUB in their respective Region. The term of office shall be for two years. Odd numbered Regions shall be elected in odd numbered years. Even numbered Regions shall be elected in even numbered years.
The remaining sections (starting at existing Section 3) are to remain in sequence and re-numbered.
Election of Directors
An annual election of Directors shall be held on a date to be fixed by the Executive. The Immediate Past President shall automatically become a member of the Executive.
A suggested slate of Directors will be presented at the Annual Meeting by the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee (a special committee). The Immediate Past President will call for further nominations from the floor three times.
If no additional candidates are nominated from the floor, the nominated slate will be declared acclaimed.
If additional candidates are nominated from the floor, and the candidate accepts the nomination, a vote of the General Membership must be held, conducted by the Immediate Past President.
Election of Officers:
The election of the Officers of the CLUB shall be held at an Executive meeting immediately following the Annual General Meeting. The Officers of the CLUB shall be drawn from the elected Board of Directors. As a special case, in order to be considered for the role of President, the candidate must have served a minimum of one year in any other position on the Executive. The Immediate Past President shall act as Chairperson and Secretary of the meeting until such Offices have been filled.
The Officers of the CLUB are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officer positions which have been vacated must be filled by election within the Board of Directors.
The Immediate Past President shall call for nominations for the Officers of the CLUB. Should there be more than one nomination for any Officer position, an election shall proceed by ballot until one candidate receives an absolute majority. After each ballot, the candidate who receives the least number of votes shall have their name removed from the ballot. If there is a tie, the Immediate Past President will select, at random, a completed ballot to break the tie.