FCN General Information

Contents


Membership Structure

The membership structure has 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 have paid their annual 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 of eighteen (18) years and who have paid their annual Membership fees in full and does not reside in Canada;

There are several membership categories which help the FCN conduct its business.
The FCN membership categories are listed below.

Life 

Lifetime membership can either be purchased (prior to 2001) or given by the FCN

Honourary Membership is given by the FCN, which does not expire but may be withdrawn.

Canada Adult  Members of the FCN (over 30) who reside in Canada. One membership per family. A family is defined as the member, spouse and any children under 18. This is a voting membership at FCN Meetings.

Canada Youth Members of the FCN (between 18 and 30). One membership per family. A family is defined as the member, spouse and any children under 18. The age of the youngest member of a couple is used to determine eligibility for Youth membership. This is a voting membership at FCN Meetings.

US Adult Members of the FCN (over 18, who reside in the US). One membership per family. A family is defined as the member, spouse and any children under 18. This is not a voting membership at FCN Meetings.

Int'l Adult

Members of the FCN (over 18, who reside outside of Canada and the US). One membership per family. A family is defined as the member, spouse and any children under 18. This is not a voting membership at FCN Meetings.

Club/Business Membership

Also, the FCN has a membership class for naturist clubs & businesses. The clubs/businesses have no votes at FCN meetings. Membership of a club or business is not an endorsement. It is merely a 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. Each member who volunteers will do as much or as little as they are able. Not every person can give of him or herself regularly, but we appreciate ANY contribution that someone can make.

If you would like to help, please contact our volunteer coordinator at .


Meetings

The Annual General Meeting is held on the second weekend in August. An announcement as to the exact time, date and place is sent to each registered member through Going Natural/au Naturel, e-mail and postal mail as appropriate.

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

FCN Board meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of alternate months beginning with January with one exception: May (1st Sunday).

The Executive may hold meetings as required.

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

Therefore:

  • January (3rd Sunday)
  • March (3rd Sunday)
  • May (1st Sunday)
  • June (3rd Sunday)
  • September (3rd Sunday)
  • November (3rd Sunday)

This schedule 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 third Sunday)
  • May: Mother's Day (2nd Sunday), Victoria Day (3rd Monday)
  • June: No statutory holidays. Father's Day (3rd Sunday, this was not deemed to prevent a Board meeting) 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 Jewish (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur)
  • November: No statutory holidays. Remembrance Day is the 11th and US Thanksgiving on the 3rd Thursday.

Board Meetings are conducted by electronic conference/telephone. Meetings are generally held at different locations by the decision of the Board.  The place is always clearly indicated as part of the notification sent out with the agenda, one week before the meeting.

If you wish to speak at the Board meeting as a delegate, preregistration is necessary by contacting the Secretary ten days in advance at .