The September 2016 Newsletter is now available
Any member of the Association may nominate a candidate who meets the requirements for Director by depositing an original completed nomination form by mail or in person to Anita Boehm, Corporate Counsel, 1473 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1J6 Fax 250-762-5571 or email@example.com. Rule 81 requires that the nomination form must be received at least 14 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, before the time for holding the meeting at which the elections are to occur. For this meeting the deadline is 1:00 pm Thursday, October 6, 2016. Click here for Nomination package
A person whose term as Director is ending is eligible for re-election or reappointment, without the need of a nomination by simply declaring their intention to run. The Directors whose terms expire at the upcoming Annual General Meeting are Nirmal Dhaliwal and one vacant seat for the Southern Region and Malcolm Mitchell and Jora Dhaliwal for the Northern Region.
Director Eligibility Requirements
Part 13 of the BCTF Cooperative Rules dictates the eligibility requirements of directors. In particular see the following 2 rules:
- Age Restriction
In addition to the other requirements set out in the Act, an individual is not qualified to become or act as a director of the Association if that individual is under the age of 18 years.
- Number of directors
(1) The Association must have at least 6 and not more than 10 directors, of which:
(a) a majority must be individuals ordinarily resident in Canada;
(b) a majority must be individuals who are not employees of the Association;
(c) not less than 3 and not more than 5 must be ordinarily resident in each of the South Region and the North Region;
(d) to the extent possible, there must be an equal number of directors from each of the North Region and the South Region; and
(e) all of the directors of the Association must:
be members of the Association or individuals authorized under section 32 of the Act to act on behalf of the government, a first nation or a corporation;
be an active farmer on an orchard;
possess full service contracts for all apples, pears and stone fruits in which they have an interest (charitable donations & non-commercial fruit excepted) and further to such contracts must:
have delivered a minimum $60,000 in pool close earnings from tree fruit crops for the past 2 years; and
show potential to maintain $30,000 in pool close earnings per year for their entire term as director; and
otherwise be in good standing with the Association.
(2) The number of directors may be changed within the limits set out in sub rule (1) by ordinary resolution of the members.
In addition to these Rules, Board policy, adopted in August 2012, requires that all members nominated for election to the Board of Directors of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative, submit a written biography prior to and for distribution at the Annual General Meeting.
The following details should be included in all typed Director Nominee Biography submissions for the membership’s review, and deposited along with the Nomination Form & an electronic photograph with the Corporate Counsel (Anita Boehm 1473 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y1J6, Fax 250-762-5571 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1pm on October 6, 2016.
NEW APPLE/PEAR CONTRACT INFORMATION & APPLICATION ASSISTANCE If you are in need of Assistance or have unanswered questions, we will be holding New Apple/Pear Contract Information & Application Assistance sessions on the following dates in the following locations: Keremeos Receiving … Continue reading
The Policy regarding Stone Fruit Contract change requests has recently been updated and a deadline set for the 2016 Crop.
Growers who wish to change FROM a Shipping Stone Fruit Contract TO a Full Service Stone Fruit Contract in 2016 must put in a formal request ON OR BEFORE April 15, 2016. After this deadline, requests for contract changes will not be accepted for the 2016 crop year.
Implementing this deadline will help the Cooperative better support the 2016 crop and maximize returns for our growers – it will facilitate timely decisions for the purchase of packaging and improve projections used in the preparation of Marketing plans and for making commitments to customer buying programs. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If you would like an application form, a copy of the Full Service Stone Fruit contract, or more information, please contact Susan Keetley at email@example.com or 250-470-4263. More information is also available at this link Changes to Cherries