ACT OF INCORPORATION
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
S.N.S. 1966, c. 127
An Act to Incorporate Saint Mary’s University Students Association
(Assented to the 6th day of April. A.D., 1966)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1. Daniel J. Knight, Robert W. Britton, Robert J. Murphy, Jr., Michael Langan and Michael O’Sullivan, all of Halifax, in the County Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia and such other persons as become members of the Association hereby incorporated in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws are hereby created a body corporate under the name of “Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association” hereinafter referred to as the “Association”.
2. The objects of the Association shall be:
(a) to promote religious, artistic, literary, educational, social, recreational and sporting activities for its members and others;
(b) to act as the official organization of the student Saint Mary’s University,
Halifax Nova Scotia;
(c) subject to the rules and regulations of the University to co-ordinate, promote and direct the activities of thee students of Saint Mary’s University.
3. The Association is empowered:
(a) to take and hold by purchase, grant, lease, gift, donation, devise, legacy or
bequest real any personal property and to sell, lease and personal property as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the objects of the Association;
(b) to invest the money of the Association not immediately required for the
objects of the Association in such manner as may from time to time be determined;
(c) to erect, maintain, improve, repair and otherwise deal with any building or
buildings for the objects of the Association;
(d) to borrow money for the objects of the Association, and secure the repayment of same by any form of debenture, bond, mortgage, promissory note or other security; and without restricting the generality of the foregoing to make and issue debentures or bonds and secure the repayment of same by deeds of trust or mortgage.
(e) to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, and such other instruments as may be necessary or convenient;
(f) to raise money for the objects of the Association by all appropriate means including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the giving of entertainment and the conducting of athletic and social events;
(g) to enter into arrangements with any authorities, governmental, municipal, local or otherwise that may seem conducive to the attainment of the Association’s objects or any of them and obtain from any such authority, any rights, privileges and concession which the Association may have capacity to receive and may think desirable to obtain and carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights privileges and concessions;
(h) to do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of
its objects and exercise of its powers.
4. There shall be a Council of the Association consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and such other persons as are elected or appointed in the manner provided in the bylaws and subject to the by-laws all powers of the Association shall be vested in the Council.
5. Subject to the by-laws, the Council may appoint committees and delegate to committees such powers and duties as may be deemed necessary or desirable and may make rules and regulations relating to the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers.
6. The Association may make by-laws not inconsistent with this Act or any law of the Province of Nova Scotia relating to:
(a) membership in the Association;
(b) the government and discipline of its members including the imposition of
penalties on members; provided that no disciplinary by-law shall have effect unless approved by the governing authorities of the University;
(c) the election of officers of the Association and the Council and the election and appointment of members of the Council;
(d) the convening and holding of meetings of the Association and the Council;
(e) the appointment of employees of the Association and Council;
(f) the fixing and collecting of annual and other fees; provided that no such by-law shall have effect unless approved by the governing authorities of the University;
(g) the conduct, control and management of the affairs of the Association and
generally for any purpose incidental to the carrying out of its objects and the exercise of its powers.
7. The officers and members of the Students Representative Council elected by the students of Saint Mary’s University to take office on March 1, 1966 shall be the officers and members of the Council for the purposes of this Act and shall hold office in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws.
8. The Association shall have power and authority by its President or Vice President and by its Secretary and Treasurer to make and execute under its corporate seal any deed, lease, mortgage or other instrument relating to the real and personal property of the Association.
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