ARTICLE I – NAME
Section 1. The name of the organization is Vancouver Island Senior Secondary School Boys’ Basketball Association.
ARTICLE II –OBJECTIVES
Section 1. To promote, regulate and assist secondary school basketball in the Vancouver Island zone.
Section 2. To raise the standard of basketball competition.
Section 3. To promote sportsmanship and sound character development in all basketball competitions.
Section 4. To hold, conduct and manage “A”,”AA”,”AAA” annual tournaments to determine the desired number of teams which shall compete in the Provincial Tournaments.
Section 5. To foster the objectives and regulations of the B.C. High School Boys’ Basketball Association and B.C. School Sports.
ARTICLE III -PRELIMINARY
Section 1. In these by-laws unless the context otherwise requires:
- a) “Association” means the Vancouver Island Senior Secondary Schools Boys’ Basketball Association
- b) “Directors” mean the elected or appointed executives of the Associations.
- c) “Zone” means all Senior Secondary Schools and/or Secondary Schools with senior “A”, “AA” or “AAA” boys basketball teams of the association.
ARTICLE IV –MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. A member in good standing shall be any secondary school with senior grades (11 and 12) within the Vancouver Island Zone which has paid an annual membership fee to:
- a) The B.C. High School Boys’ Basketball Association.
- b) This Association.
Section 2. A member in good standing shall have membership in the Association from the 1st day of January until the 31st day of December in each year.
Section 3. The Zone Representative will be a member in good standing.
Section 4. A member ceases to be in good standing when he has failed to pay his current annual membership fee to the Association and the B.C. High School Boys’ Basketball Association or any other subscription or debt so long as the debt remains unpaid.
Section 5. A member shall cease to be a member of the Association:
- a) Upon failing to pay the annual membership fee within 30 days after the same shall become due.
- b) Upon failing to pay any indebtedness due to the Association 30 days after it is due.
- c) On being expelled.
Section 6. The members shall have the power by special resolution to suspend any member of the Association where there is deemed to have been conduct which is considered improper, unbecoming or likely to endanger the interest or the reputation of the Association, or where there has been a willful breach of the constitution, by-laws, rules or regulations of the Association and such suspension may be on such terms and upon conditions as the members deem fit, and shall remain in force until discontinued by a general meeting of the Association.
- a) Notice of intention to suspend a member setting forth the reasons for such intended suspension and fixing a time and place for the meeting at which the resolution to suspend shall be sent to such a member not less that 14 days prior to the meeting.
- b) A member who is the subject of the proposed resolution for the suspension shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the meeting before which the resolution is to be put to a vote.
ARTICLE V – GENERAL MEETING
Section 1: The annual general meeting of the Association will be held on the first Wednesday of October in Nanaimo, B.C. at a mutually agreeable time and place. Such notice of meeting of the A.G.M. will be held for the following purposes:
- a) To receive a written report, balance sheet and statement of accounts of the preceding year.
- b) To appoint directors and officers.
- c) To transact such further business as may be before the meeting.
Section 2: The Zone Representative may at any time call a general meeting. Such notice of meeting shall be given at least 10 days in advance and shall specify the date, the time and the location of the meeting, and the business to be transacted.
Section 3: Every general meeting, other than an annual general meeting is an extraordinary general meeting and shall be held in Nanaimo, B.C.
Section 4: The accidental omission to give the non-receipt of a notice by any of the members entitled to receive notice does not invalidate proceedings at the meeting.
Section 5: Every secondary school member of the Association in good standing shall be entitled to authorize one to attend any general meeting. Each member shall have one vote only. The right to vote shall be exercised in person and there shall be no proxy voting. Voting is by show of hands.
Section 6: The Zone Representative shall preside as chairman at every general meeting. If at a general meeting, the zone representative is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the members present shall choose someone of their number to be chairman.
Section 7: No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless there is a quorum of five members.
Section 8: If, within thirty minutes from the time appointed for a general meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if convened on the requisition of members, shall be terminated; but in any other case, it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, and if, at the adjourned meeting, a quorum is not present within thirty minutes from the time appointed for the meeting, the members present constitute a quorum.
Section 9: No business, other than the election of a chairman and the adjournment or termination of the meeting, shall be conducted at a general meeting at any time when a quorum is not present.
Section 10: If at any time during a general meeting there ceases to be a quorum present, business then in progress shall be suspended until there is a quorum present or until the meeting is adjourned or terminated.
Section 11: The Rules of Procedure shall be Roberts Rules of Order.
Section 12: A mail vote may be requested by a two-thirds majority of the members present at the general meeting.
- a) A ballot containing the proposed resolution or resolutions shall be mailed to each member of the association within one week after a mail vote has been requested.
- b) Those ballots which are returned to the Secretary of the Association within three weeks after the mailing of the ballots shall be counted as constituting the vote on the said ballot.
- c) A resolution consented to in writing by a majority of the Association shall be as valid and effectual as if it has been passed at a meeting.
Section 13: The order of business at any general meeting shall be:
- a) Reading of Minutes
- b) Reports of Officers and Committees
- c) Discussion of unfinished business
- d) Introduction of new business
Section 14: An Associate member is a non-voting member.
ARTICLE VI –DIRECTORS
Section 1: The powers of the Directors shall include the authority to make such Rules and Regulations as they seem necessary in their absolute discretion to facilitate the functioning of the Association and the promotion of its objectives, subject only to approval by a majority for the membership present at the next subsequent general meeting and such Rules and Regulations shall be binding on the members and on all participants in the programs of the Association.
Section 2: The Zone Representative and four Directors at Large shall be the executive of the Association.
Section 3: The number of the Directors shall be five or such greater number as may be determined from the time to time at the general meeting.
Section 4: Two of the Directors at Large are to be representatives of the North Region and two Directors at Large are to be representatives of the South Region.
Section 5: The Directors, with the exception of the Zone Representative, shall retire from the office at each annual general meeting when their successors shall be elected or appointed. The Zone Representative is to hold a directorate position for two years.
Section 6: Separate elections shall be held for each office to be filled.
Section 7: An election may be by acclamation; otherwise it shall be by secret ballot.
Section 8: The Directors may at any time and from time to time appoint a member as a Director to fill a vacancy in the Directors.
Section 9: A Director so appointed holds office only until the conclusion of the next following annual general meeting of the Association, but is eligible for re-election at the meeting.
Section 10: Only such persons who are members in good standing of the Association shall be eligible to be appointed a director of the Association.
Section 11: No Director shall be remunerated for being or acting as a Director, but a Director may be reimbursed for all expenses necessary and reasonably engaged in the affairs of the Association.
Section 12: The Directors may select an individual for Associate membership. This selection is to be approved by a majority of the membership at a general meeting.
Section 13: Two Directors shall act as members of the nominating committee.
Section 14: The Directors are members of the scholarship committee.
ARTICLE VII – PROCEEDINGS OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: The Directors may meet at such places and such times, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings and proceedings, as they see fit.
Section 2: No business shall be transacted at any meeting of the Directors unless a quorum of three directors holding office is present.
Section 3: The Zone Representative shall be chairman of all meetings of the Directors; but if at any meeting the Zone Representative is not present within 30 minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the Directors present may choose one of their members to be chairman at that meeting.
Section 4: A Director may, at any time, convene a meeting of the Directors.
Section 5: The Directors may delegate any, but not all, of their powers to committees consisting of such Director or Directors as they think fit.
Section 6: A committee shall elect a chairman of its meetings; but if no chairman is elected or if at any meeting the chairman is not present within 30 minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the Directors present who are members of the Committee shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.
Section 7: The members of a committee may meet and adjourn, as they think proper.
Section 8: Questions arising at any meeting of the Directors and Committee of Directors shall be decided by a majority of votes.
Section 9: In case of an equality of votes the chairman does not have a second or casting vote. The issue in question would be defeated.
Section 10: No resolution proposed at a meeting of Directors need be seconded and the chairman may move or propose a resolution.
Section 11: The Directors shall cause minutes to be made for the purpose: a) of all appointments made by them b)of the names of the directors present at each meeting of the Directors or any committees, and c) of all resolutions and proceedings at all meetings of the Association, the Directors or any committee.
ARTICLE VIII – DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1: The officers of the Association shall be the Zone Representative, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a South Regional “AA” Co-ordinator, “AAA” Co-ordinator, a North Regional “AA” Co-ordinator, “AAA” Co-ordinator and “A” Co-ordinator. The Zone Representative may be elected to the position of secretary at a general meeting.
Section 2: The officers, with the exception of the Zone Representative, shall retire from office at each annual general meeting when their successors shall be elected or appointed. The Zone Representative is to hold office for two years.
Section 3: The Zone Representative is the chief executive officer of the Association. He shall:
- a) Preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Directors.
- b) Co-ordinate and administer Senior boys basketball on Vancouver Island ( as per the B.C. High School Boys’ Basketball Association Constitution)
Section 4: The Secretary shall:
- a) Conduct the correspondence of the Association
- b) Issue notices of meetings of the Association and Directors
- c) Keep minutes of all meetings of the Association and Directors
- d) Prepare and present reports at general meetings
- e) Have custody of all records and documents of the Association except those required to be kept by the treasurer
- f) Maintain the Register of Members
- g) Send the minutes of the Annual General Meeting to all members
- h) Be responsible for the revision to the by-laws
Section 5: The Treasurer shall:
- a) Receive all money of the Association shall deposit or cause to be deposited all such money to the credit of the Association in a chartered bank
- b) Keep or cause to be kept proper books of account and records of all transactions of the Association
c) Render a financial statement at the Annual General Meeting.
Section 6: The Regional Co-ordinators shall:
- a) Act as a liaison between the Zone Representative and the member schools within the Zone being represented.
ARTICLE IX – GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
Section 1: The Vancouver Island Secondary Boys’ Basketball Association will be organized into two regions:
- a) North region- NVISSA
- b) South region- LVISSA
Section 2: Each region is responsible for selecting the appointed number of teams which shall compete in the Island Tournament.
Section 3: Each region is to appoint an “AA” and “AAA” Co-ordinator to assist the Vancouver Island Representative. One co-ordinator will be designated for all “A” schools on the Island.
ARTICLE X – FINANCES
Section 1: Every member school shall pay to the Association on or before December 1st in each year, a membership fee as is fixed by resolution of the annual general meeting.
Section 2: The fiscal year of the Association shall end on the 15th day of May in each year and the financial statement of the Association’s affairs of the previous year for presentation to the members at the annual general meeting shall made to that date.
Section 3: There shall be two signing officers who shall act as the treasurers of the Association. The treasurer and an administrator from the nearest Association member school will be the signing officers.
Section 4: The Association shall have no power to borrow.
ARTICLE XI- NOTICES
Section 1: A notice, which under these by-laws is required to be in writing, may be given by the Association to any member either personally or by sending it by ordinary post to his or her registered address.
Section 2: Where a notice is sent by post, service of the notice shall be deemed to be affected by properly addressing, preparing and posting a letter containing the notice, and unless the contrary is proved, to have been affected at the time in which the letter would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.
Section 3: Any additional motions to the Constitution or amendments to the Constitution must have a mover and seconder who shall be paid up members in good standing of the Association. The amendments shall be in the hands of the Zone Representative 30 days prior to the annual general meeting. All amendments shall be circulated to the membership at least 14 days prior to the annual general meeting.
ARTICLE XII – NOMINATIONS
Section 1: After a report of the nominating committee is read, any official representative may make further nominations for any office.
ARTICLE XIII –NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Section 1: Two directors shall be the nominating committee.
“A” Island Tournament Rules & Regulations
ARTICLE XVI – “A” ISLAND TOURNAMENT HOST
Section 1: Application to host the Island Tournament must be submitted to the Zone Representative by January 31 of the year preceding the tournament.
Section 2: If no school applies to host the tournament, the Zone Representative will choose representatives to the Provincial tournament for that year.
Section 3: This tournament is to occur two weeks prior to the provincial “A” tournament.
Section 4: The host school will receive a berth to the tournament.
Section 5: The tournament is to be an eight team competition over two (2) days (Friday and Saturday). The tournament draw will take twelve (12) games to complete and guarantees each team three (3) games.
Section 6: Each game is to be given a minimum warm-up of ten minutes with a ten minute interval at half time.
Section 7: The tournament host shall determine the home team.
Section 8: The home team is to wear light uniforms with the visitors wearing dark uniforms.
Section 9: In consideration of the gate, the tournament committee has the power to arrange the order of games on Friday.
Section 10:The Island Tournament schedule should not be interrupted by any other event.
Section 11:Upon completion of the Island Tournament there are to be no challenge games for provincial berths
Section 12:The zone rep, “A” co-ordinator and the tournament director shall seed teams one through eight.
Section 13:Tournament Draw
Game 1 #4 vs #5 Game 2 #3 vs #6 Game 3 #2 vs #7 Game 4 #1 vs #8
Section 14: If less than eight schools are competing, the Tournament Director along with the Zone Representative will determine tournament format.
Section 15:The backboards are to be glass and must extend four feet from the baseline.
Section 16:It must seat a minimum of 250 people as approved by the fire marshall.
Section 17:Notice of protest of tournament games must be made with the Tournament Director before one hour has elapsed from the completion of the game which is to be protested. This notice is to be in writing.
Section 18:A decision by the protest committee must be made prior to either team’s next game.
Section 19:The Tournament Director, Zone Representative or his designate and designate from the non host zone will be the protest committee.
Section 20: The protest committee is to be made known prior to the tournament. This must be done in writing and included in the tournament package.
Section 21: The tournament committee will appoint a game director for each game. The game director oversees all aspects of the game.
Section 22: The Tournament Director, Zone Representative or his designate and designate from the non-host team region will be the discipline committee. This committee may be the same as the protest committee.
- a) The discipline committee will meet as soon as possible before the next game regarding the ejection of a player or a coach from the game.
- b) The discipline committee will take action at its own discretion and does have the power to suspend the coach or player from further tournament games
- c) The discipline committee also has the authority to deal with any gross violations or behaviour or conduct by a student- athlete, coach or spectator, considered to be unacceptable by the discipline committee
Section 23:The Tournament Director will appoint referees. All referees must be certified and active members for an association.
Section 24:The Zone Representative may contact the Vancouver Island Officials’ Associations for assistance in the selection process.
Section 25:Accommodation and transportation allowances will be provided by the tournament committee.
Section 26:An entry fee may be charged to teams competing in the “A” Island Tournament. This fee should be no more than one-eight of the referees expenses.
Section 27:All money received from the Island Tournament is to be placed in a chartered bank. This fund is to be used to pay for all tournament expenses.
Section 28:In accordance with the objectives of the V.I.S.S.S.B.B.A., tournament profits are to be disbursed by the host committee.
Section 29:A member who is not in good standing must pay team costs associated with the tournament before being allowed to compete in the tournament.
Section 30:Each tournament must have a committee which reports to the Zone Representative.
Section 31: At the conclusion of the tournament, the tournament chairman will:
- a) Prepare a written report for the Annual General Meeting summarizing tournament results. A financial statement is to be included.
- b) Send an information package to next year’s tournament chairman. This information package is to include:
- i) Financial statement
- ii) Tournament committee members and responsibilities
- iii) Program
- iv) Innovations which were used
- v) Recommendations for future tournaments
Section 32:The following perpetual trophies are to be presented:
- a) 1st place
- b) 2nd place
- c) 3rd place
- d) Most Valuable Player
- e) Most Sportsmanlike Team
2017 SB A Basketball Championship Information
Date: February 24/25, 2017
Location: Duncan Christian
Tournament Contact: Tom Veenstra
2017 SB A Basketball Island Championship Draw
2017 SB A Basketball Island Championship Information
2016 Championship Information
2016 SB A BB Island Championship
Date: February 26/27, 2016
Location: Duncan Christian
Tournament Contact: Tom Veenstra
2016 SB A BB Island Championship Draw
2016 SB A BB Island Championship Information