As you may know, the board of Cycling BC has proposed a substantial revision to the bylaws, to be voted on at this year's AGM.
These revisions include many important changes: making the bylaws comply with legal requirements of the BC Societies Act, and allowing electronic voting for the AGM, so all members can participate, no matter where the meeting is held.
Unfortunately, the board also wants to change who is a voting member. Under the new system, clubs would get one vote each, board members would get one vote each, and committee members appointed by the board would also get a vote. In other words, the board can control as many votes as it wants to!
We don't believe that the board has proposed this structure with any ill intention; we respect the work the staff and directors have put into Cycling BC in the past few years, and believe they have identified real issues with the present bylaws. Nonetheless, we cannot endorse the club/board/committee member model as proposed, due to the potential for abuse.