This is an unofficial archived version of The Women's Musical Club Incorporation Act
as enacted by SM 1990-91, c. 1 on November 14, 1990.

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R.S.M. 1990, c. 230

The Women's Musical Club Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS certain persons were associated together in the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, under the name of Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg, for the study of vocal and instrumental music and other purposes;

AND WHEREAS the persons hereinafter named by their petition prayed that the said association should be incorporated:  Anne Frances Harward Higginson, Catherine Ann Clark, Amelia E. Weiss, Evelyn Winifred Baly and Georgina Smith, all of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to incorporate "Women's Musical Club", assented to March 24, 1911;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused the Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



Women's Musical Club (hereinafter referred to as "the club") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members in good standing on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as shall hereafter become members.

Acquisition property and powers of using and dealing with same


The club is hereby authorized, in carrying on and maintaining its objects, to acquire for its own use, by lease, purchase, gift or otherwise, and to own and hold, property, real, personal and mixed, at such prices and upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon, and to improve and use the same by the construction of such buildings, and to make such as are necessary and as may be deemed proper, and the same or any part thereof from time to time to sell, alienate, exchange, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of, as the club or its board of directors may deem expedient.

Board of directors


The affairs of the club shall be under the management of a board of directors, composed of 15 members, 12 of whom shall be chosen by the active members of the club from amongst their number and three of whom shall be chosen by the associate members of the club from amongst their number.

Election of directors


The election of directors shall be held at the annual meeting of the club, or at a meeting of the club for that purpose called in such manner and at such place and time as the directors may decide.

By-laws governing election of directors


The club shall, by by-law, prescribe the method of electing the directors, and also the manner of voting at the annual meeting of members.

Selection of officers


The officers of the club, with the exception of the secretary and treasurer, shall be selected by the board of directors from amongst its members.

By-laws, rules and regulations


The board of directors shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulations, not contrary to law or to the provisions of this Act, with power to amend, repeal and re-enact the same, for all purposes relating to or bearing on the affairs, business and property of the club, its management, government, aims, objects and interest, the term of service of directors, the appointment, functions, duties and removal of all agents, officers and servants of the club, the security to be given by them to the club, their remuneration, the time at which and place where the annual meetings of the club shall be held, the calling of meetings, the imposition and recovery of all penalties and forfeitures admitting of regulation by by-law, the admission of members to the privileges of the club, the fixing of the amount of the admission and annual fees and the collecting thereof, the suspension and expulsion of members, and the conduct in all other particulars of the affairs of the club; but every such by-law, and every repeal, amendment and re-enactment thereof, unless in the meantime confirmed at a general meeting of the club duly called for the purpose, shall only have force until the next annual meeting of the club, and in default of confirmation thereof shall at and from that time only cease to have force.

Remuneration to directors


No remuneration shall be paid to any director as such or by virtue of any office occupied by him, except as authorized by the members of the club.

Liability of members limited


No member of the club shall be personally liable for the debts, torts, contracts or liabilities of the club beyond the amount of his entrance fee and annual subscription remaining unpaid and any debt due from him to the club.

Borrowing powers


The club shall have power from time to time to borrow money, and for such purpose may raise or borrow any sum or sums of money by way of promissory notes or by the issue of bonds, debentures or other instruments, on such terms as it may think proper, and may pledge or mortgage all the property and assets, real and personal, and income of the club, or any portion thereof, to secure the payment of the moneys so borrowed or the interest thereon; provided always that the consent of a majority of the members present at a special meeting, duly called for that purpose, and voting in person, shall be first had and obtained for the issuing of bonds or debentures or the pledging or mortgaging of the property, assets or income of the club.

Collection of amounts due by members


Any unpaid account a member may have incurred to the club for articles ordered by him upon its premises, and his entrance fee and annual subscription unpaid, shall be a debt due by him to the club, and may be collected from him by the club by due process of law.

Club as party to negotiable instruments


The club shall have power to draw, make, accept and indorse all cheques, bills of exchange and promissory notes necessary for the purpose of the club, under the hands of its president and treasurer, after authority from a majority of the directors of the club so to do; and in no case shall it be necessary that the seal of the club be affixed to any such cheque, bill or note, nor shall the president or treasurer be personally responsible therefor; provided, however,that nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the club to issue notes or bills of exchange payable to bearer, or intended to be circulated as money or as notes or bills of a bank.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1911, c.  119.