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In the last couple of days there has been a discussion on our e-mail list on how our constitution no longer reflects our practices, especially concerning membership. The last time the constitution was updated was October 2005.

I know that it has been the practice for the last three seasons (at least) to never turn away a potential member because their relationship with York University did not match the short list provided in the constitution [students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or graduate), staff, faculty]. Instead, the interpretation of “York University community” has been interpreted more broadly, and in practice we have had members that included alumni, spouses, partners, parents, children, on campus residents, etc.

The new Steering Committee has already raised the need to update the constitution at their first meeting and it will be discussed again at the first General Membership Meeting, tentatively set for the last weekend in April and it will coincide with our first big workday.

Please use the comment feature of this blog or our e-mail list to discuss the old constitution, which is posted below.

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