FCN General Information

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Membership Structure

The membership structure is made of two basic membership classes:

Class ‘A’ Members

Class ‘A’ Members voting membership shall be available only to: General Member: Any person who is over the age of eighteen (18) years and who has paid their annual Corporation membership fees in full and resides in Canada;

Class ‘B’ Members

Class ‘B’ Members non-voting membership shall be available only to: General Member: Any person who is over the age ofeighteen (18) years and who has paid their annual Corporation membership fees in full and does not reside in Canada;

There are several other classes which help the FCN conduct its business. Anyone who has the positions outlined, as "Member" are automatically Members of the FCN as defined above.

Life (Member)

Lifetime membership can either be purchased or bestowed by the FCN

Honorary (Member)

Free membership bestowed by the FCN, which does not expire but may be withdrawn

Director (Member)

Members who are elected by membership at the Annual General Meeting

Officer (Member)

Members elected by the board of directors with specific duties/responsibilities

Volunteer (Member)

Members who volunteer their time. Directors or officers designate volunteer. They do not expire but may be withdrawn at the discretion of directors or officers

Club Manager (Member)

Owners or Managers of clubs as listed on the club application/renewal form


Club/Business Membership

In addition, the FCN has a membership class for naturist clubs & businesses. While the clubs/businesses have no votes at the FCN meetings, the owner/manager is given a full voting membership, which allows them to vote on behalf of their club or business. Membership of a club or business is not an endorsement. It is simply recognition of FCN partners. For more information, click here.


Operations

The FCN is an entirely volunteer-run Canada Not for Profit Corporation. It depends on the donation of time, services, and materials.

The philosophy is to try to divide tasks into as many small components as possible so that each volunteer will do as much or as little as they are able. Not every person is able to give of him or herself on a regular basis but we appreciate ANY contribution that someone is able to make.

If you would like to help, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Meetings

The Annual General Meeting is held at the end of the summer. An announcement as to the exact time, date and place is sent to each registered member through Going Natural/au Naturel and by e-mail.

Board meetings are held every other month. In addition, Board Members and the Executive Committee may meet informally to discuss specific issues.

To completely understand how the FCN works, you should read our By-Laws.

FCN Board meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of alternate months beginning with January with two exceptions: May (1st Sunday) and June (2nd Sunday in June instead of July).

Start time: 1 p.m. (unless otherwise agreed to)

Therefore:

  • January (2nd Sunday)
  • March (2nd Sunday)
  • May (1st Sunday)
  • June (2nd Sunday)
  • September (2nd Sunday)
  • November (2nd Sunday)

This misses all long weekends and stays away from busy December.
Holidays in those months are:

  • January: New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
  • March: No statutory holidays (Easter could get close but is rarely as early as the second Sunday)
  • May: Mother's Day (2nd Sunday), Victoria Day (3rd Monday)
  • June: No statutory holidays. Father's Day (3rd Sunday), St. Jean-Baptiste Day (Québec), Canada Day (July 1st) might involve the last weekend in June.
  • September: Labour Day (1st Monday) - There could be a conflict from time to time for anyone who is Jewish (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur)
  • November: No statutory holidays. Veteran's Day is the 11th and US Thanksgiving on the 28th.

Meetings are generally held at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Resort but may be held at another location by decision of the Board.  The location is always clearly indicated as part of the notification sent out with the agenda, approximately one week prior to the meeting.

The meetings are open to all members of the FCN.  If you wish to speak at the meeting as a delegate, preregistration is required by contacting the secretary 10 days in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For specific dates and locations, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..