FCN General Information

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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 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 (prior to 2001) or given by the FCN

Honorary (Member)

Free membership is given by the FCN, which does not expire but may be withdrawn

Director (Member)

Members who are elected by the 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 volunteers. They do not expire but may be withdrawn at the discretion of Directors or officers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

Also, 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 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 volunteer 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 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.

To completely understand how the FCN works, you 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 mat 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.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 28th.

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 .