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ASHA’S RESIGNATION MESSAGE
After much deliberation, I have decided to step down from the position of ABBA President, effective July 6, 2014. It is with much sadness that I leave this post; I have been actively involved with the ABBA for ten years. When I accepted the position of President, I did not know what I was walking into; it was a disaster. When I became aware of all that had been lost, I vowed to stay in this position until the ABBA was financially back on its feet, and we had regained the AGLC License. With Tara Jensen's hard work and partnership, this has been achieved. And it's time for me to move on.

My life has been enriched in so many ways - lifelong business and personal relationships have been forged and for that I am eternally grateful. There are several reasons for which I have made this decision, the most impactful of which is the state of my health. I believe that it is essential for me to make more time for my family and myself so that I can get my health back and give my time to those who need it the most.

I have appointed Tara Jensen to succeed me as President, and Brandy Schroeder to the position of Secretary/Treasurer. I know that the ABBA will be very well-run and organized in the hands of these two ladies. I would like to thank everyone who voted me in and supported me throughout my time on the Executive; it has not been an easy road. I hope that you will extend the same courtesy to the new Executive. I am very proud to have led country's best bodybuilding and fitness association when I did, and I have faith that it will continue to grow and be successful far into the future.

Thank you for your faith in me.

Asha Belisle

Resignation of the President - Asha Belisle

Click here to review the: 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO THE BYE STRUCTURE AS DETAILED IN THE 2014 AGM MINUTES, THE SITE WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please contact president@abba.ab.ca with any questions in the interim.

2015 ABBA SANCTIONED SHOW BIDDING

All 2015 ABBA-sanctioned competitions are open for bids until September 24, 2014. Bids must include:
- Show for which you want to bid
- Your financial offering
- City and Venue at which you plan to hold the competition
- Sponsors that you have on board
- Your involvement in the industry

Please forward all bids to president@abba.ab.ca

BYLAW PROPOSAL

The Executive proposed new Bylaws at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. The members requested that the Bylaws be posted online for review and a subsequent electronic vote. The proposed Bylaws are posted in the below link for review from July 1 to July 15. Questions and concerns by Members Only will be fielded by Tara Jensen at secretary@abba.ab.ca during this time and will close promptly on July 15 at 5pm with any applicable changes applied thereafter.

An electronic vote for Members will then be held from July 16 to July 26 which will close promptly at 5pm July 26. Email bylawvote@abba.ab.ca with your:

FULL NAME:
EMAIL ADDRESS:
and a YES or NO vote.

Without the above information and membership in good standing, your electronic vote will be null & void. Comments will be disregarded in this electronic vote portion.

We want to stress that these Bylaws were reviewed by legal counsel at Dentons LLP, retained for this exclusive purpose to ensure they are in compliance with the Societies Act and captured the essence of their intention. Bylaws speak to the fundamental operations of a business, not to be confused with rules and regulations, policies and procedures. We felt it prudent to elaborate on the financial management side of things and include sportsmanship however, the core of these Bylaws are standard in nature and addressed in accordance with what the Societies Act requires with a customization to meet the ABBA’s unique setting. For these Bylaws to come into effect, they must be passed by a majority vote of Members who vote and then filed with Alberta Corporate Registry. You will note there is an additional link to the Bylaws currently filed with Alberta Corporate Registry. Review of those alone will evidence the need for the proposed Bylaws.

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PROPOSED BYLAW CURRENT BYLAWS

ABBA MEMBERS PLEASE READ:

Important Announcement Regarding CBBF Affiliation

Any CBBF member who is found to be working with or promoting organizations not recognized by the IFBB/CBBF has contravened its rules and/or by laws and may be subject to disciplinary measures.

Professional athletes, judges, and officials from organizations not recognized by the IFBB/CBBF shall not be permitted to participate in or to promote their organizations in any capacity at CBBF or CBBF sanctioned events or those events conducted by CBBF affiliates.