This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of April 10, 2023.

Resolution 2023-04-10.jln.1: Contributing membership expiry


  1. Article 3 of the corporate by-laws state: "If a contributing membership is not renewed, the member's status will be downgraded to a non-contributing member.";

  2. Voter turnout and quorum is measured as a function of contributing membership;

  3. Elections are the most effective means of verifying a member's activity and our electoral system does not require a voting member to express an opinion on their ballot


  1. Be it resolved that any contributing member who does not cast a ballot in an annual Board member election shall be considered potentially inactive.

  2. In the event that no annual Board member election takes place, regardless of reason, potentially inactive members will be decided based on their last activity in the membership portal;

  3. Any contributing membership that exists under any other resolutions or clauses that is not subject to expiry will not expire.

  4. Any contributing member considered potentially inactive shall be contacted to confirm their status; if no response is received within 4 weeks of this initial contact they shall be deemed inactive and downgraded to a non-contributing member. However no such downgrading shall preclude any member from restoring their contributing membership status at any later date.