through social media that were not done in a professional manner and reflected poorly on Capital Pride.
Whereas, The Director of Communication lost a portion of his portfolio as the contractors that were hired to complete projects under this portfolio could not work with him.
Whereas, Capital Pride received correspondence from community members and community partners who had issues with the Director of Communication’s lack of professionalism and how he represented Capital Pride. Whereas, After being requested to do so by the Finance Committee, the Director of Communications failed to provide the required three quotes for an RFP to contract a printer for the 2014 festival. Whereas, The above incidents show that the Director of Communications has met one of the criteria of that calls for a vacation of office; specifically, Section 4.06 (b) of the Capital Pride Bylaws state “if an order is made declaring him or her to be
incapable of managing her or his affairs” as a criteria to remove a Director from office.
Whereas, A special meeting for the purpose of removing an officer can be called at a moment’s notice and is not subject to the required two-day notice period:
5.04 Removal of officers “
a special meeting of the board called for such purpose upon the giving of written notice as specified in paragraph 4.08 of this by-law [Calling of meetings]
The provisions of said paragraph 4.08 permitting the holding of meetings of the board without notice shall not apply to a meeting at which an officer is or is proposed to be removed pursuant to this paragraph.”
Be it resolved that , The Board of Capital Pride enact Section 4.06 (b) of the Capital Pride Bylaws and remove Luke Smith from the office of Vice-Chair and Director of Communications.
Be it further resolved that , The Board of Capital Pride enact Section 5.04 of the Capital Pride Bylaws and remove Luke Smith as an officer from the Capital Pride Board of Directors.
Be it further resolved that , All the current portfolios of the Vice-Chair and Director of Communications be immediately transferred to the Chair for the interim period while the portfolios are transferred to other officers for the remainder of the fiscal year or until a replacement for the office of Vice-Chair and Director of Communications is found.
Moved: DG, Seconded: RS
Carried on consensus
An amendment was requested to be added to the motion which was in relation a a confidentiality breach from LS
The amendment is follows;
Whereas, The Director of Communications signed an Oath of Confidentiality, and has breached this Oath on three separate occasions (available upon request)