4.2 All members shall be eligible to hold positions on the NR Group Executive subject to limitations provided within these bylaws, nominate members for positions on the Group Executive, propose amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Group, and vote on Group affairs.
6.1 Composition: The elected Group Executive shall be composed of thirteen (13) members or the number permitted by Institute bylaws apportioned on the basis of one (1) member from each region outside the National Capital Region (NCR) (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and Northern, BC/Yukon), four (4) members from the NCR, one (1) member for the AR classification, one (1) member for the EN-ENG classification and one (1) member for the EN-SUR classification. One (1) additional member will be allocated to the second largest region. The members will be elected as follows:
1 – Atlantic
2 – Quebec
3 – Ontario
4 – Prairies
5 – BC/Yukon
6 – NCR # 1
7 – NCR # 2
8 – NCR # 3
9 – NCR # 4
10 – AR Rep
11 – ENG Rep
12 – SUR Rep
13 – 2nd Largest Region Rep
6.2 Election to NR Group Executive
6.2.1 In even numbered years the following positions shall be elected: NCR # 1, # 2, Quebec, Atlantic and BC/Yukon, AR Rep.
6.2.2 In odd numbered years the following positions shall be elected: NCR # 3, 4,, Ontario, Prairies, 2nd Largest Reg, ENG Rep, SUR Rep
First election using this new executive structure will be the next regularly scheduled election following approval by the Institute's Board of Directors. For the first election only, if the election is held in in even numbered year, members elected under bylaw 6.2.1 shall be for a two-year term. Members elected under bylaw 6.2.2 shall be for a one-year term. If the election is held in an odd numbered year, members elected under bylaw 6.2.1 shall be for a one-year term. Members elected under bylaw 6.2.2 shall be for a two-year term.
6.2.3 The date of the election shall be the date when the ballots are counted.
6.2.4 Election of the AR Rep will be by members who occupy a position that is classified as AR. Election of the ENG Rep will be by members who occupy a position that is classified as EN-ENG. Election of the SUR Rep will be by members who occupy a position that is classified as EN-SUR
6.4.1 If any NR Group Executive Position becomes vacant for any reason then the NR Executive at its next Executive meeting may appoint an NR member in good standing from the membership that elected the position initially. The appointed member will fill the vacant position until the next scheduled election for the NR Executive.
126.96.36.199 If in an even numbered year any of the positions becomes vacant there will be a special election to coincide with the regular odd year election to fill the position for a term of one year.
188.8.131.52 If in any odd numbered year any of the positions become vacant there will be a special election to coincide with the regular even year election to fill the position for a term of one year.
6.6 NR Group Officer Election
6.6.1 The NR Group Executive shall select officers by secret ballot from their members at the first Group Executive meeting following each election of new members to the Group Executive. When possible, the following positions are to be filled with an executive member who is registered with their professional Association.
7.6 Chief Steward: The Chief Steward shall be a steward and is responsible for Group Executive / Steward liaison and shall keep a current list of NR Stewards.
8.6 Ballots listing the nominees in alphabetical order shall be provided to the membership at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the date set as the deadline for the return of ballots.
8.6.1 Votes must be received at the National Office of the Institute by the time and date determined by the Elections Committee.
12.2 All proposals for amendments to these By-Laws shall be submitted, in writing, to the Executive. All proposed amendments must be submitted a minimum of 30 calendar days prior to the date set for the annual general meeting or special general meeting. These proposed bylaw amendments shall be posted to the NR group's page on the Institute's website a minimum of 20 days prior to the annual general meeting or special general meeting.
12.3 This Constitution and By-Laws takes effect upon the approval by the Group and receiving approval of the Institute Board of Directors. Amendments approved by the annual general meeting or special general meeting must be submitted to the Institute's Board of Directors for approval within 30 days.