TORONTO BUILDING MANAGERS & OPERATORS ASSOCIATION
BY LAWS – 1974
By-Law No. 1
A By-Law Relating Generally to the Transaction of the Affairs of TORONTO BUILDING MANAGERS’ AND OPERATORS’ ASSOCIATION BE IT ENACTED as a by-law of Toronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association as follows:
1. The Head Office of the Corporation wherever itappears shall be in the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, and at such place therein as the Directors may from time to time determine.
2. The seal, an impression whereof is stamped in the margin hereof shall be the corporate seal of the corporation. (In the original By-Laws)
Board of Directors
3.(a) The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a board of eight directors, each of whom at the time of the election or within ten days thereafter and throughout his term of office shall be a member of the Corporation.
(b) The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, and Vice-President, the Financial Secretary, Secretary and the Treasurer of the Corporation, plus three regular members of the Corporation. No director shall be eligible for immediate re-election to office of Director upon the expiry of his term.
(c) At the annual meeting of the Corporation, one member of the Corporation shall be elected to the Board of Directors for a term of one year, and another member for a term of two years, and a third member for a term of three years. Each year thereafter, one member shall be elected for a term of three years. No Director shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the office of Director.
(d) The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President upon notification by him at least seven days in advance of any such meeting.
4. The Directors of the Corporation shall administer the affairs of the Corporation in all things and make or cause to be made for the Corporation, in its name, any kind of contract which the Corporation may lawfully enter into and, save as hereinafter provided, generally, may exercise all such other powers and do all such other acts and things as the Corporation in by its charter or otherwise authorized to exercise and do.
Without in any way derogating from the foregoing, the Directors are expressly empowered, from time to time, to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, alienate, sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of shares, stocks, rights, warrants, options and other securities, lands, buildings and other property, movable or immovable, real or personal, or any right or interest therein owned by the Corporation, for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as they may deem advisable. The Directors shall be responsible for the management of all activities and business of the Corporation. They shall advise the officers in the performance of their duties, control income and expenditures and ensure adherence to all rules intended to govern the members of the Corporation. They shall continually strive to improve the activities which fulfil the purpose of the Corporation.
Vacancies, Board of Directors
5. Vacancies on the Board of Directors, however caused, may so long as a quorum of Directors remain in office, be filled by the Directors from among the qualified members of the Corporation, if they shall see fit to do so, otherwise such vacancy shall be filled at the next annual meeting of the members at which the Directors for the ensuing year are elected, but if there is not a quorum of Directors, the remaining Directors shall forthwith call a meeting of the members to fill the vacancy. If the number of Directors is increased between the terms, a vacancy or vacancies, to the number of the authorized increase, shall thereby be deemed to have occurred, which may be filled in the manner above provided.
Quorum and Meeting, Board of Directors
6. Five Directors shall form a quorum for the transaction of business. Except as otherwise required by law, the Board of Directors may hold its meetings at such place or places as it may from time to time determine. No formal notice of any such meeting shall be necessary if all the Directors are present, or if those absent have signified their consent to the meeting being held in their absence. A Director’s meeting may be held, without notice, immediately following any meeting of the Corporation. The Directors may consider or transact any business either special or general at any meeting of the Board. The immediate Past President shall become Chairman of the Board and shall present the President’s agenda for such meetings. The Chairman of the Board may not exercise a vote during the proceedings.
Absenteeism, Board of Directors
6a. Executive not attending two consecutive meetings of the Board of Directors, without good and sufficient cause, may be requested to resign by the President with the concurrence of the remaining Board of Directors.
Errors in Notice, Board of Directors
7. No error or omission in givng such notice for meeting of Directors shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken or had at such meeting, and any Director may at any time waive notice of any such meeting, and any Director may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify and approve any or all proceedings taken or had thereat.
Voting, Board of Directors
8. Questions arising at any meeting of Directors shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes, the President in addition to his original vote, shall have a second or casting vote. All votes at any such meeting shall be taken by ballot, if so demanded by any Director present, but if no demand be made, the vote shall be admissible as evidence prima facie proof of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against such resolution. In the absence of the President, his duties may be performed by the Vice-President or such other Directors as the Board may from time to time appoint for the purpose.
Remuneration of Directors
9. A Director shall receive no remuneration for acting as such.
Committees of the Board
(a) Standing committees shall be appointed by the President as soon as possible after his election and shall consist of members of the Corporation, and each such committee shall assist the President in such operational functions of the Association as he may from time to time assign to it. Standing committees may be appointed for such purposes as audit, education and elections, or such other purposes as the President may determine.
Chairmen of Standing committees shall be appointed annually with their appointments not to exceed three (3) consecutive years.
(b) Special committees shall be appointed by the President at any time for any special purpose as he may in his discretion determine.
Officers of the Corporation
11. There shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Financial Secretary, a Secretary and a Treasurer. Each officer shall be elected for a term of one year, and must throughout his term of office be a regular member of the Corporation. No member may hold more than one office in any one term. Each officer shall be elected to hold office until the first annual meeting after he shall have been elected or until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. In order to be eligible for nomination, candidate must have been a regular member in good standing of the Corporation for at least two years. A standing Election Committee comprised of past Presidents and headed by the immediate Past President, shall form a nominating committee for the purpose of selecting nominees from regular members. This slate of nominees shall be presented to the members by mail prior to Election Night. It shall be the responsibility of this committee to prepare ballots, accept other nominations and conduct the election at the Annual Meeting so that, by secret ballot, the regular members may vote to elect officers from the nominees. No elected officer shall hold office for more than three consecutive years.
Duties of Officers
12. The President shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the members of the Corporation. The President shall also be charged with the general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of the Corporation. The president with the Secretary or other officer appointed by the Board for the purpose shall sign all by-laws and membership certificates. During the absence or inability of the President, his duties and powers may be exercised by the Vice-President, and if the Vice-President, or such other Director as the Board may from time to time appoint for the purpose, exercises any such duty or power, the absence or inability of the President shall be presumed with reference thereto.
Duties of Secretary
13. The Secretary shall be ex officio clerk of the Board of Directors. He shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and record all facts and minutes of all proceedings in the books kept for that purpose. He shall give all notices required to be given to members and to Directors. He shall be the custodian of the seal of the Corporation and of all books, papers, records, correspondence, contracts and other documents belonging to the Corporation which he shall deliver up only when authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors to do so and to such person or persons as may be named in the resolution, and he shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors. He shall read the minutes of the previous meetings of the Corporation for approval, record the reports of the Committees, and furnish a copy of all charges of indebtedness reported against members by any committee or by members of the Corporation. Upon direction and approval of the Board of Directors, he shall prepare a copy of the minutes of each Board meeting. The minutes may be made available to all members of the Corporation, in part or in whole, as directed by the Board. When duly called for, the Secretary shall deliver up all books, records, papers and other documents to the Directors for their inspection, or to his successor upon the expiry of his term of office.
Duties of Financial Secretary
13a. The Financial Secretary shall keep a record of all due paying members. He shall send invoices when dues are payable and make provision for their collection. He shall forward all collected monies to the Treasurer, giving the Treasurer an accurate record and keeping a duplicate of this record for himself. The duplicate records shall be signed by the Treasurer as having received such money. These records are to be kept by the Financial Secretary and Treasurer for auditing purposes. The Financial Secretary shall report to the President or the Board of Directors on status of paid up members when requested to do so. At the direction of the President or Board of Directors the Financial Secretary will perform other related duties when necessary to do so.
Duties of Treasurer
14. The Treasurer, or person performing the usual duties of a Treasurer, shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the Corporation in proper books of account and shall deposit monies or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such bank or banks as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Directors. He shall disburse the funds of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers therefore and shall render to the Board of Directors at the regular meetings thereof and whenever required of him, an account of all his transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial position of the Corporation. He shall also perform such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors. He shall at all times have custody of the funds of the Corporation, and deposit such funds in a bank or Trust Company as designated by the Board of Directors. He shall receive all funds for the Corporation and shall pay all accounts or debts legally contracted by the Corporation. No record shall be kept in looseleaf books. When duly called for the Treasurer shall deliver up all monies, books, documents and statements to the Board of Directors, or to his successor upon expiry of his term of office. The Treasurer shall at all times be the co-signer of all cheques, drafts, promissory notes and other documents relating to the funds of the Corporation along with the President, or in the absence of the President, the Vice-President.
Execution of Documents
15. Deeds, transfers, licences, contracts and engagements on behalf of the Corporation shall be signed by either the President or Vice-President and by the Secretary, and the Secretary shall affix the seal of the Corporation to such instruments as require the same. Contracts in the ordinary course of the Corporation’s operations may be entered into on behalf of the Corporation by the President, Vice-President, Treasurer or by any person authorized by the Board. The President, Vice-President, the Directors, Financial Secretary, Secretary or Treasurer, or any one of them, or any person or persons from time to time designated by the Board of Directors may transfer any and all shares, bonds or other securities from time to time standing in the name of the Corporation in its individual or any other capacity or as trustee or otherwise and may accept in the name of the Corporation transfers of shares, bonds or other securities from time to time transferred to the Corporation, and may affix the Corporation seal to any such transfers or acceptances of transfers, any may make, execute and deliver under the Corporate Seal any and all instruments in writing necessary or proper for such purposes, including the appointment of an attorney or attorneys to make or accept transfers of shares, bonds or other securities on the book of any company or corporation.
Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in the by-laws of the Corporation, the Board of Directors may at any time by resolution direct the manner in which, and the person or persons by whom, any particular instrument, contract or obligation of the Corporation may or shall be executed.
Books and Records
16. The Directors shall see that all necessary books and records of the Corporation required by the by-laws of the Corporation or by any applicable statute or law are regularly and properly kept.
17.(a) The Membership shall consist of the applicants for the incorporation of the Corporation and such other individuals as are admitted as member by the Board of Directors.
(b) In order to be eligible for membership, an individual must be engaged in managing or superintending the maintenance and/or operation of one or more buildings, Institutional, Residential or Commercial complex.
(c) An application for regular membership shall contain the name of a sponsor who shall be a member of the Corporation, and shall also contain the name of two additional responsible persons, not necessarily members of the Corporation, who shall testify as to the applicant’s moral character.
(d) An applicant must be of good character and must have employees under his/her direct or indirect supervision. He/She must have held this position or a similar position for a period of at least six months.
(e) All applications shall be submitted to the Secretary for investigating and presentation to the Board of Directors.
(f) Assistant Managers or Superintendents, or persons of other titles may submit an application for presentation to the Secretary.
(g) In the event that a regular member changes employment to other than building operations, the member shall notify the Secretary. It will be the responsibility of the secretary to notify the Board of Directors who after due consideration shall recommend the continuance or the cancellation of membership.
(h) In the event that a member who has previously resigned from the Corporation wishes to be reinstated, he shall submit a regular application to the Secretary for investigation and presentation to the Board of Directors. In such a case, the usual payment of the initiation fee is not required, but any outstanding dues for the current year must be paid when and if the application is accepted.
(a) The associate membership of the association shall consist of such firms actively engaged in supplying materials or services for the operation and/or maintenance of buildings.
Such firms shall designate on their application an appropriate individual/representative of their choosing, who may attend monthly meetings as their representative.
The representative shall be of good character.
Any change of the individual representative must be submitted to the Board of Directors in writing.
(b) The number of associate memberships shall be left to the judgement of the Board of Directors, not to exceed 20% of the regular membership.
(c) An associate membership may be suspended or cancelled for conduct detrimental to the interests of the Corporation. The Board of Directors will investigate reports of such conduct and will act accordingly to protect the Corporation. All dues covering the cancelled portion of the said associate membership term shall be returned by the Treasurer and the said Associate Member will be notified of this action in writing.
(d) Associate Members shall not have the right to vote or hold an elective office, they shall have the right of discussion on any matter relative to the association.
(e) Associate members can be a member of a committee but not the majority of any committee.
18. Members reaching retirement shall automatically be considered for Life Membership by the Board of Directors. Life Members shall not be liable for the payment of dues, shall not be allowed to vote or hold office, but shall enjoy all other rights and privileges of the Corporation allowed to regular members in good standing.
18a. Honorary Membership may be conferred on a person/s who are members of a non-profit organization.
The designee/s must have contributed significantly to the Corporation.
After consideration and investigation by the Board of Directors, notice must be published thirty (30) days in advance of a meeting at which the designee/s must receive approval of seventy-five (75) percent of the members attending.
Honorary members shall not be liable for the payment of dues, shall not be allowed to vote or hold office, but shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Corporation allowed to regular members in good standing.
Honorary Membership may be bestowed to a maximum of ten (10) percent of the membership.
An Honorary member may be suspended or expelled for conduct detrimental to the interests of the Corporation. The Board of Directors will investigate reports of such conduct and will act accordingly to protect the Corporation.
Dues and Assessments
19.(a) The annual dues for regular members of the Corporation shall be fixed by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, which vote shall become effective only when confirmed by a vote of the members of the Corporation at an annual or other general meeting. New members/Associate members joining after the ninth month on the fiscal year of the Corporation shall pay one half of the annual dues.
(b) The initiation fee which must accompany an application for membership shall be Twenty-five dollars ($25.00), Associate membership shall be Fifty dollars ($50.00). This initiation fee shall be refunded in full if the application is rejected by the Board of Directors.
(c) Any dues or fees payable by members/Associate members other than as set out herein shall be fixed by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, which vote shall become effective only when confirmed by a vote of the members of the Corporation at annual or other general meeting.
(d) The Secretary shall notify the members/Associate members of the dues or fees at any time payable by them and, if any are not paid within thirty (30) days of the date of such notice, the members/Associate members of the Corporation, but any such members may on payment of all unpaid dues or fees be reinstated by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
20.(a) No member shall have the authority to submit or furnish the membership mailing list to any person or persons unless such request has been made in writing to the Corporation for the members’ consideration. The request can then only be granted by a majority vote of the members at a regular meeting.(b) No member shall use or expose any name or insignia of the Corporation on stationery or literature of any kind or in any way present himself as representing the Corporation without proper approval of a majority vote of members at a regular meeting, or proper approval by the Board of Directors.(c) No Officer or member shall in any manner use his connection with the Corporation for business or commercial purposes or attempt to influence any member in favour of any service or supply company.(d) The duly elected officers of the Corporation during their term of office, but not the Board of Directors or Committee Chairman, are specifically exempted from the provisions of Article 20(b) as these provisions may conflict with the duties of their respective offices.
21. The Treasurer and Secretary shall be bonded at Corporation expense in amounts to be determined by the Corporation and shall not be installed in office until his bond has been received and accepted by the Corporation.
Termination of Membership
22. Upon the death, resignation or expulsion of a member, all his rights and interests in the Corporation and its property shall cease and terminate, but he shall not thereby be released from any liability to the Corporation for any dues, assessments or other indebtedness which has accrued prior to the time he ceased to be a member.
Annual and Other Meetings of Members
23.(a) Regular meetings of the Corporation shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month, and a notice of the time and place of any such meeting shall be sent to all members at least five days in advance of the date for any such meeting. The annual or any other general meeting of the members of the Corporation shall be held at the Head Office of the Corporation or elsewhere in Ontario as the Board of Directors may determine and on such day as the said Directors shall appoint. In the event that a regular meeting date be a statutory holiday, then the meeting shall be called for the next following Wednesday.(b) The President shall, at the request in writing of the Board of Directors, or in the alternative, of fifteen regular members of the Corporation, call a special meeting of the Corporation, at which no business shall be transacted other than that which is stated in the notice for any such meeting. Any such meeting must comply with the foregoing notice requirements.(c) At all regular or special meetings of the Corporation, thirty per cent of the regular membership shall constitute a quorum. If attendance fails to meet quorum requirements, no Corporation business may be transacted at any such meeting.(d) At every annual meeting, in addition to any other business that may be transacted, the report of the Directors, the financial statement and the report of the auditors shall be presented; and a Board of Directors elected; and auditors appointed for the ensuing year and the remuneration of the auditors shall be fixed.
Error of Omission in Notice
24. In case of any error or omission in giving notice of any annual or general meeting or any adjourned meeting, whether annual or general, the members of the Corporation shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken thereat. Any member may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken or had thereat, for the purpose of sending notice to any member, Director or officer for any meeting or otherwise, the address of any member, Director or officer shall be his last address recorded on the books of the Corporation.
25. Any meetings of the Corporation or of the Directors may be adjourned to any time and from time to time and such business may be transacted at such adjourned meeting as might have been transacted at the original meeting from which such adjournment took place. No notice shall be required of any such adjournment. Such adjournment may be made notwithstanding that no quorum is present.
Voting of Members
26. Subject to the provisions, if any, contained in the letters Patent of the Corporation, each member of the Corporation shall at all meetings of members be entitled to one vote and he may vote by proxy. Such proxy need not himself be a member but before voting shall produce and deposit with the Secretary sufficient appointment in writing from his constituent or constituents. No member shall be entitled either in person or by proxy to vote at meetings of the Corporation unless he has paid all dues or fees, if any, then payable by him.
At all meetings of members every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present in person or represented by proxy unless otherwise required by the by-laws of the Corporation, or by law. Every question shall be decided in the first instance by a show of hands unless a poll be demanded by any member. Upon a show of hands, every member having voting rights shall have one vote, and unless a poll be demanded a declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has been carried or not carried and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the Corporation shall be admissible in evidence as prima facia proof of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes accorded in favour of or against such resolution. The demand for a poll may be withdrawn, but if a poll is demanded and not withdrawn the question shall be decided by a majority of votes given by the members present in person or by proxy, and such poll shall be taken in such a manner as the Chairman shall direct and the result of such poll shall be deemed the decision of the Corporation in general meeting upon the matter in question. In case of an equality of votes at any general meeting, whether upon a show of hands or at votes at a poll, the Chairman shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
27. Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, the fiscal year of the Corporation shall terminate on the Thirtieth Day of June in each year.
28. All cheques, bills of exchange or other orders for prompt payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by the resolution of the Board of Directors. Any one of the officers or agents may alone endorse notes and drafts for collection on account of the Corporation through its bankers, and endorse notes and cheques for deposit with the Corporation’s bankers for the credit of the Corporation, or the same may be endorsed “for collection” or “for deposit” with the bankers of the Corporation by using the Corporation’s rubber stamp for the purpose. Any one of such officers or agents so appointed may arrange, settle, balance and certify all books and accounts between the Corporation and the Corporation’s bankers and may receive all paid cheques and vouchers and sign all the bank forms or settlement of balances and releases or verification slips.
Deposit of Securities for Safekeeping
29. The securities of the Corporation shall be deposited for safekeeping with one or more bankers, trust companies or other financial institutions to be selected by the Board of Directors. Any and all securities so deposited may be withdrawn, from time to time, only upon the written order of the Corporation signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation, and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. The institutions which may be so selected as custodians of the Board of Directors shall be fully protected in acting in accordance with the directions of the Board of Directors and shall in no event be liable for the due application of the securities so withdrawn from deposit or the proceeds thereof.
30. Whenever under the provisions of the by-laws of the Corporation, notice is required to be given, such notice may be given either personally or telegraphed or by depositing same in a post office or a public letter-box, in a prepaid, sealed wrapper addressed to the Director, officer or member at his or their address as the same appears on the books of the Corporation. A notice or other document so sent by mail shall be held to be sent at the time when the same was deposited in a post office or public letter-box as aforesaid, or if telegraphed shall be held to be sent when the same was handed to the telegraph company or its messenger. For the purpose of sending any notice the address of any member, Director or officer shall be his last address as recorded on the books of the Corporation.
31. THE DIRECTORS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME
(a) borrow money on the credit of the Corporation, or
(b) issue, sell or pledge securities of the Corporation; or
(c) charge, mortgage, hypothecate or pledge all or any of the real personal property of the Corporation, including book debts, rights, powers, franchises and undertakings, to secure any securities or any money borrowed, or other debt, or any other obligation or liability of the Corporation.
From time to time the Directors may authorize any Director, officer or employee of the Corporation or any other person to make arrangements with reference to the moneys borrowed or to be borrowed as aforesaid and as to the terms and conditions of the loan thereof, and as to the securities to be given therefore, with power to vary or modify such arrangements, terms and conditions and to give such additional securities for any moneys borrowed or remaining due by the Corporation as the Directors may authorize, and generally to manage, transact and settle the borrowing of money by the Corporation.
32. In these by-laws and in all other by-laws of the Corporation hereafter passed unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular number of the masculine gender shall include the plural number or the feminine gender, as the case may be, and vice versa, any reference to persons shall include firms and corporations.
33. Whenever the by-laws of the Corporation appear to be inadequate or obsolete due to the growth of the Corporation, or for other good reason, it shall be the duty of the President to appoint a committee of three or more regular members to study and report on any amendment or change in the by-laws of the Corporation. Any such committee shall make its recommendations in writing to the Board of Directors who shall approve, reject or change any such recommendation and who shall then present their recommendation to the regular members of the Corporation by mail.
Thirty days after the mailing of the recommendations of the Board of Directors, the regular members of the Corporation shall be called upon to vote for or against the recommendations of the Board. Any amendment or addition to the by-laws of the Corporation shall be approved by at least seventy five per cent (75%) of the votes cast at a general meeting called for that purpose.
Passed by the Board of Directors and sealed with the Corporate seal this
Signed by:PresidentP. ROBBENSSigned by:SecretaryJ. TRANTER
Obligation of New Membersadmitted to theToronto Bldg. Managers’ and Operators’ Association
Your installation tonight is the final step in becoming a Member of the Toronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association. You are going to become a Member of an association which believes that our growth & progress will continue as long as we are selective in choosing companys’ with good character and caliber which you represent here tonight.
The purpose of this association is to foster and perpetuate closer relationship among the Building Managers and Operators, and our Associate Members. And by cooperation, education and exchange of ideas to improve the methods and efficiency of building operation and to establish and maintain the superintendents’ Position at a recognized professional level.
I (my name), in the presence of the members here assembled, do solemnly swear, that I will stand to and abide by, all of the laws, rules and regulations, set forth in constitution & bylaws, of the Toronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association. I further promise that I will do all in my power to advocate the standing of my profession, keeping better informed of all subjects pertinent to good building operation and maintenance. I also promise that I will promote good fellowship and understanding, among members of the association, recognizing and adhering to professional ethics already established. Furthermore, I will serve the association by diligent, active, personal and united effort, in carring out its professional aims, in all this, I (my name) do solemnly pledge my wholehearted support.
So help me.
Obligation of New Associate Members
admitted to theToronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association.
Your installation tonight in the final step in becoming Associate members of the Toronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association. You are going to become Associate members of an association, which believes that our growth and progress will continue as long as we are selective in choosing companies with good character and caliber, which you represent here tonight.
The purpose of this association is to foster and perpetuate closer relationship among the Building Superintendents, and our Associate Members. And by cooperation, education and exchange of ideas to improve the methods and efficiency of building operation and to establish and maintain the superintendents’ position at a recognized professional level.
Say “I”, pronounce your name in full and repeat after me: I (my name), in the presence of the members here assembled, do solemnly swear, that I will stand to and abide by, all of the laws, rules and regulations, set forth in the constitution and Bylaws, of the Toronto Building Managers’ and Operators’ Association. I further promise that I will do all in my power, to advance the standing of my profession, keeping better informed of all subjects pertinent to good building operation and maintenance. I also promise that I will do all in my power, to advance the standings of my profession, keeping better informed of all subjects pertinent to good building operation and maintenance. I also promise that I will promote good fellowship and understanding, among members of the association, recognizing and adhering to professional ethics already established. Furthermore, I will serve the association by diligent, active, personal and united effort, in carrying out its professional aims, in all this; I (my name) do solemnly pledge my wholehearted support.
So help me.