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Article 1
- The name of the Corporation is "The Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Society".



Article 2

- The principal office of the Corporation is: 7011 Ogden Road, S.E.,
Calgary, Alberta, T2C 1B5 CANADA, Tel: (403) 235-5415, Fax:(403) 235-5475,
Email: ,



Article 3
- This Corporation is a religious corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the non-profit religious corporation law.
Article 2
- The specific purposes of this Corporation are:
1. To centre of preserving and researching Cambodian Buddhist Culture.
2. To assist the Cambodian people in the process of integrating into the new culture and society in Canada.
3. To operate for educational, artistic and charitable purposes.
4. To hold every Cambodian religious and traditional ceremonies.
5. To practice Buddhist meditation and develop Khmer culture (language, arts, tradition).
6. To maintain inter-relationship among those who practice Buddhism.
7. To keep the right to raise fund in order to maintain and administer its Corporation.



Article 5
– Membership is open to all without distinction of cast, creed, color, race, nationality, sex or age.
Article 6
- Members of the Corporation shall be those who request to be entered in the membership list, voluntarily make regular monthly contributions to the Corporation, and abide by its By-Laws.
Article 7
– Members of Corporation shall be separated two status i.e.(1)active member, (2)honorary member. Active members are the Corporation concerns and the all supportive sharing such as monthly contributions and participate most Corporation’s activities. Such members have full right of proposing in any meeting, asking about the budgets of Corporation and be able to be chosen as candidate for voting as President, Board of Directors, Officers and Committee. Honorary members are the Corporation’s patronage and advisory group.
Article 8
-Each member of the Corporation shall be entitled to vote in person or by representative.
Article 9
- Membership in the Corporation is neither transferable nor assignable.
Article 10
- Any member may resign from membership in the Corporation by delivering a written letter of resignation to the Board of Directors.
Article 11
- Any member may be removed from membership by any affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors present in person at any meeting of the Board, for conduct prejudicial to the Corporation, provided that such member shall have been given an opportunity to defend himself/herself at such meeting. All members of the Board and the member charged shall be notified by certified mail at least 15 days prior to the day of the meeting.
Article 12
– The active members who paid membership fees for every month, society will offer special consideration.
Article 13
– The Society recognizes donations as revenue when they have been received. As a Non-Profit organization, the society is exempt from paying Income-tax pursuant to Paragraph 149 (1) (1) of the Income Tax act.

Meetings of the members

Article 14
- The times and places of all meetings of the members shall be scheduled by the Officers.
Article 15
- A formal meeting of the members shall be held once in three months during Sunday of the final week of March, June, September and December to make any decisions related to the matters of the Corporation.
Article 16
- Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be requested by not less than 25% of all the members.
Article 17
- Written notice of any annual or special meeting shall be given to each member not less than seven (7) days before the date of such meeting, either personally, mail or e-mail, by the Secretary of the Corporation.
Article 18
- Business to be transacted at any special meeting of members shall be limited to purposes stated in the notice.
Article 19
- The presence in person, by mail or email of members representing three-fourths (3/4) of the members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the members. If, however, such a quorum shall not be present, the members present in person, shall have the power to adjourn the meeting and to decide the time and place of another one. The second meeting shall transact any business, which might have been transacted at the adjourned meeting, regardless of the number of members present.

Board of Directors

Article 20
- The business, property and affaires of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors and committee members composed of twenty six (26) persons. The numbers of Directors may be changed by suitable time and circumstances.
Article 21
- The Abbot and the Assistant Abbot of the Corporation shall automatically be permanent members of the Board of Directors and the Officers. The remaining members of the Board of Directors shall be elected among members of the Corporation.
Article 22
– The two permanent members shall bear the effectiveness, resolutions and the progress of Corporation.
Article 23
- Each elected Director shall hold office for two years.
Article 24
- Any member of the Board may be removed from the office for failure in his duty or for any other reasons, by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present. Such Director shall have been given an opportunity to defend himself/herself.
Article 25

- Vacancies in the Board of Directors arising from death, resignation, removal or otherwise, may be filled at the discretion of the majority of the Directors.


Meeting of the Board of Directors

Article 26
- The Board of Directors of the Corporation may hold meetings, both regular and special, at times and places of its choosing.
Article 27
- After the annual meeting of the members, a regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately, at the same place, in order to select the officers among the Directors.
Article 28
- At the request of the President or the majority of the Directors, a special meeting of the Board may be called on notice to each Director, either by mail, telephone or personally. Should the meeting be held before the schedule date, it could be considered as legal upon approval by signature of the members of the Board.
Article 29
- At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the presence of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors shall constitute a majority of the Directors present at any meetings at which a quorum is present, shall be the act of the Board of Directors, unless the act of a greater number is required by Law, the Articles of Incorporation or these By-Laws. If a quorum shall not be present at any meeting of the Board of Directors, the Directors present thereat shall have the power to adjourn the meeting and decide the time and place of another one. The second meeting shall transact any business, which might have been transacted at the adjourned meeting regardless of the number of Directors presence.



Article 30
- The Officers of the Corporation shall consist of a President, two (2) Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, a Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, two Permanent Members, two Auditors and the Managers of three Committees. All officers of the Corporation shall be elected among the Directors.
Article 31
- The staff of the Corporation shall be fixed by the Board of Directors, and those are working as the volunteers, except in any other possible cases.
Article 32
- The President of the Officers shall be the chief executive director of the Corporation. He/she shall be in charge of: - Putting into effect all directives and resolution of the Board of Directors; - Presiding the general meeting and the meeting of the Board of Directors.
Article 33
- The Vice President, in assisting the President, shall perform any duties assigned to him/her by the President. He/she shall replace the President, and perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President in his/her absence.
Article 34
- The Secretary shall be in charge of: - The Secretariat of the
Corporation; - Taking and keeping the minutes of all meetings; - Giving notice or causing to be given notice of all meetings; - Keeping in safe custody the seal of the Corporation, affixing the same to any instrument requiring it and attesting to it by his/her signature when required; - Keeping in safe custody all documents of the Corporation; - Maintaining the list of names and addresses of all visitors and all members of the Corporation.
Article 35
- The Assistant Secretary shall perform duties assigned to them by the Secretary. In the absence of the Secretary, the Assistance Secretaries shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Secretary.
Article 36
- the Treasurer, with the assistance of the second Vice President, shall be in charge of: - The custody of the corporate funds; - Preparing and keeping accurate accounts of all receipts of incomes and disbursements; - Deposition all money into the Corporation Accounts in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors; - Preparing financial reports of the Corporation, as required; - Preparing the annual budget of the Corporation for approval by the Board of Directors, and upon approval submitting the budget to the annual meeting of the members; - Maintaining an up-to-date list of names and addresses, and contributions of the Corporation members; - Issuing receipts for all kinds of contributions.
Article 37
- The Assistance Treasurer shall perform duties assigned to him/her by the Treasurer. In the absence of the Treasurer, the Assistance Treasurer shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Treasurer.



Article 38
- The Corporation shall have at least three committees; 1. The Committee for Religious, Cultural and Public Relations. 2. The Committee for Fund Raising and Ceremonies. 3. The Committee for Construction, Renovation and Maintenance the Temple’s Property.
Article 39
- The duties of the Committee for Religious, Cultural and Public Relations are: - Creating and maintaining a Buddhist library. - Organizing cultural activities such as opening classes for various subjects. - Publishing a Corporation's newsletter. - Maintaining relations with Cambodian people and other Buddhist followers, with other religious and humanitarian organizations in order to promote mutual cooperation.
Article 40
- The duties of the Committee for Fund Raising and Ceremonies are:
- Raising funds for the Corporation - Organizing religious and traditional ceremonies - Services to Buddhist monks residing at the temple, This position shall be automatically a temple’s guidance for lay people.
Article 41
- The duties of the Committee for Construction, Renovation and Maintenance Temple’s Property are: - Constructing, Repairing and Maintaining the property of the Temple, - Decorating the place for various ceremonies.
Article 42
- The Committees' Managers shall be chosen from among the Board of Directors or from the members of the Corporation.
Article 43
- In addition to the President, each committee shall have at least four members to be chosen by the Committees’ Managers from among the members of the Corporation



Article 44
- All checks or drafts of payments of indebtedness of the Corporation shall be signed by the President, two Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and Secretary of the Corporation.
Article 45
- All funds of the Corporation shall be deposited immediately to the Checking or Saving Accounts of "The Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Society", in such banks as the Officers may select.
Article 46
- A voucher for all expenses shall be made and signed by the President and Treasurer or Assistance Treasurer.
Article 47
- The President or Treasurer of the Corporation may approve any single expense of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). The expenses from one hundred dollars ($100.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be approved by the President, Treasurer and Secretary. Any higher expenses of more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be approved by the Board of Directors. All other regular expenses shall have a statement of disbursement with enclosing receipts to the Treasurer.



Article 48
– The election to choose new President shall be processed during each two(2) years(Article 23). The candidates who have right to be listed/elected are among the Active Members.
Article 49
– Election procedure shall be managing by the Electoral Committee Chairperson who has duties to draft their own Sub-Bylaws stated about election in order to run the effectiveness and successfulness of such election. The Electoral Committee Chairperson and Electoral Committees shall finish the power and position after the providing statement of the election result in that day. The Chairperson might offer the list of names of votes, list name of candidates and the list name of Electoral Committees with the notice of affirmative paper of each candidate’s votes by putting the right date and signature to the Officers. The Chairperson shall be elected by the Board of Directors. The selecting of Chairperson shall be done at least one(1) month before the election day.
Article 50
– The election of President shall be held in such P’chum Ben Day (Khmer Ancestors Feast Festival).
Article 51
– The new elected President has the period of choosing his/her Officers
from one(1) to two(2) months so that they could receive full power from the former Officers for those who shall be running all the important documents in the same period.


Abbreviation of Corporation's name

Article 52
- The Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Society, shall be abbreviated to K.C.B.C.S


Fiscal Year

Article 53
- The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin on the first day of January and end at the end of December of each calendar year.



Article 54
- The Officers shall provide a Corporation Seal.



Article 55
- These By-Laws may be amended by an affirmative vote of two-third (2/3) of the members voting, but such action shall not, in any way, affect the Corporation's qualification under Section 149 (1) (1) of the Income Tax Act.


Advisory Boards

Article 56
- The Advisory Boards shall consist of representatives of the various Buddhist traditions and of other officers from different public offices and organizations that may help in contributing all kinds of support for the proper function, and for the progress of the Corporation.
Article 57
- The Advisory Boards shall be chosen by the Board of Directors.



Article 58
– This By-Laws is the symbol of unity, fraternity, progressiveness and dignity of Corporation’s members. And through this By-Laws, all the possessions of Corporation shall be the Corporation’s property and no one can take or proclaim as theirs own possession.
Article 59
– This By-Laws has strong holding stance of unity between all Non-Profit Organizations.
Article 60
– This By-Laws shall release to the affective use after the date of Officers’ signature and seal.
Article 61
- If one day the Corporation shall be prohibited or declined, all Corporation’s property shall be granted to any Association, Organization or Buddhist temples by the major votes of the members.
Article 62
– The by-laws may be rescinded, altered or added to by a “Special Resolution”.



Had seen this officially declaration of the Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Society’s Board of Directors and Officials; we would like to release, announce and custody officially of this By-Laws consisted of Khmer language 10 pages and English language 8 pages.

CHANTHA HEM Secretary of K.C.B.C.S.
VEN.SOPHAN SENG Secretary Assistance of K.C.B.C.S.

Prepared By Ven.Vodano Sophan Seng (May 25, 2004)
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