Criteria for Nominations As per By-Law:
56.1 HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERS – There shall be a class of Corporation Members designated “Honorary Life Members” who shall be so designated for their life-time in the criteria set out in by-law 56.2 and guidelines in by-law 56.3 and using the procedures set out in by-law 56.4. Such members are non-voting members of the corporation and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges afforded individual regular members.
56.2 CRITERIA – A Honorary Life Members shall be an individual who in the opinion of the Hockey Executive warrants this designation in that he/she has rendered extraordinary distinguished service to CYO Hockey and its programs.
56.3 DESIGNATION GUIDELINES - When determining if an individual should be designated as an Honorary Life Member the following guidelines should be referenced:
56.3.1 This category of membership is intended to be reserved for those very few individuals who have made exceptional contributions to CYO Hockey;
56.3.2 The contributions of the individual should be multi-facetted within the CYO Hockey organization including but not limited to any particular team, Parish or Program;
56.3.3 The individual shall have at all times conducted themselves in accordance with the Mission Statement of the Corporation and in the best interests of the Corporation, CYO Hockey programs and all members of the Association;
56.3.4 The individual shall have been a member in good standing of the Corporation for a minimum of five hockey seasons;
56.3.5 The individual must be a member in good standing of the Corporation or have retired from the Corporation as a member in good standing.
56.4 PROCEDURE FOR DESIGNATION – For an individual to be designated as an Honorary Life Member the following procedure shall be followed:
56.4.1 The proposed individual shall be nominated in writing for consideration by any member in good standing of the Corporation and the nomination should be supported with all relevant information supporting the nomination and addressing the criteria in by-law 56.2 and guidelines in by-law 56.3.
56.4.2 The nomination must be seconded by at least one other member in good standing;
56.4.3 The Hockey Executive shall consider the nomination materials and any other relevant information and the individual shall be designated an Honorary Member if 75% of the voting members of the Hockey League Executive vote in favour of the proposed designation.
56.5 RECOGNITION – At each AGM the Corporation shall recognize any Honorary Members designated during the preceding year and any other Honorary Life Members present at the AGM.
56.6 ROLL OF HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERS - The Secretary shall maintain a current roll of all Honorary Life Members.