Club to Incorporate!Posted by Paul S on Thu July 01, 1999 at 0h00
Following an 18 to 6 vote at our first ever General Meeting
last night, the Calgary Scrabble® Group will become an incorporated
Society in the Province of Alberta (i.e. a registered non-profit
22 members showed up at the meeting, with two others casting votes
by proxy. The vote was held after a lively (and lengthy) discussion of
the pros and cons.
To our knowledge, this is the first time a sanctioned Scrabble®
club has pursued this option, although some clubs are incorporated as
The attendees also chose a tentative incorporated name of "Calgary
Lexicon Club", with the backup names of "Calgary Lexicon Game Club" and
"Calgary Word Game Club" if the first name does not pass a trade name
For the average club member, Incorporation will mean very little.
Our weekly meetings and monthly tournaments will not change. However,
those that want to get more involved in the club will be able to do so
via Meetings and Petitions, and even running for Directorship
themselves. The biggest change most members will notice is the name
they make their cheques out to will eventually change.
As developments occur on the road to incorporation, I will keep
viewers of this site updated. I'm sure many from other clubs are
interested to see how this turns out (though I must remind them that
Canadian Law (and in particular Alberta Law) makes this option much
more feasible than it might be elsewhere.)