constitution of the
Bulldog Club of Canada
Article I: Name and Object
Section 1: The organization shall be known as the Bulldog Club of Canada, hereinafter called the Club.
Section 2: The objects of the Club shall be to protect and advance the interests of the bulldog breed. In particular, the Club shall maintain a standard of excellence for the guidance of bulldog breeders, owners and judges; encourage interest in the breed through public education and public showings of bulldogs; conduct a wide range of formal and informal activities that may include: fun matches, training and educational seminars, as well as licenced sanction matches, national specialty shows, regional specialty shows, obedience trials, rally trials, tracking trials, herding trials, drafting trials, agility trials, canine good neighbour evaluations, exhibitions and boosters, under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club and any further CKC events that the CKC adds to their agenda; and work for the general good of bulldog breeders, owners and exhibitors.
Section 3: The Club shall serve as the owner and defender of the breed standard of its breed in Canada for all Canadian Kennel Club registered bulldogs.
Article II: Form of Organization
Section 1: The Club shall be a national organization operating in Canada. It shall be structured in four (4) geographic divisions, namely the British Columbia Division, the Prairie Division, Central Division and Atlantic Division.
The Prairie Division shall include Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
The Central Division shall include Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut.
The Atlantic Division shall include New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Section 2: Membership in the Club shall be open to any individual of good character and standing who supports the objects of the Club.
Section 3: The Club shall maintain accreditation as a breed club by the Canadian Kennel Club and shall operate in accordance with the by-laws, regulations and policies of the Canadian Kennel Club.
Article III: Governance
Section 1: The Club shall be governed by an Executive Committee comprising:
Five (5) officers, namely a President, Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by the members in accordance with the Club’s ByLaws; and
Twelve (12) directors, three (3) of whom shall represent each Division, appointed by the elected officers in accordance with the Club’s By-Laws.
Section 2: The officers of the Club shall be residents of Canada and members in good standing of the Club and of the Canadian Kennel Club. The directors of the Club shall be residents of the Division represented and members in good standing of the Club and of the Canadian Kennel Club.
Section 3: The term of office for officers and directors shall be two (2) years.
Section 4: The authority to propose amendments to this Constitution and to propose By-Laws and amendments thereto shall be vested in the Executive Committee. Such amendments and By-Laws shall be submitted to a vote of the membership at a general meeting of the Club and, if approved by a two-thirds majority of the members in attendance, shall be submitted to the Canadian Kennel Club for its approval and shall become effective upon receipt of said approval.