When:              SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
Time:               Registration – 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Special General Meeting – 2:30 pm

 Where:             Dormition of the Blessed Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church Auditorium
120 – 105th Street West, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

 Who:                All members of a Ukrainian Catholic parish or mission within the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon who are 18 years of age or older are entitled to attend and vote at the meeting.

 Purpose:          This Special General Meeting of the BBESSI membership is being called for the purposes of:

  • Converting BBESSI into a Foundation to be used for the benefit of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and its programs in Saskatchewan, by doing the following:
  • Approving amendments to the Bylaws and Articles to authorize, among other things, the following:
    • The creation of two classes of membership made up firstly of the Bishop of the Eparchy as the Eparch member with certain privileges and a class vote on certain fundamental changes affecting BBESSI, and secondly of Ukrainian Catholic Parish or Mission members in Saskatchewan as ordinary members with certain privileges and a class vote on certain fundamental changes affecting BBESSI.
    • The establishment of a new Board of Directors governance structure where 9 Directors will either be appointed or elected (to include the Bishop of the Eparchy and 4 members appointed by the Eparch member and 4 members elected by the ordinary members).
  • Changing BBESSI’s name to the “Ukrainian Catholic Foundation of Saskatchewan Corporation”.
  • If the proposed amendments to the BBESSI Bylaws and Articles are approved by the membership, the ordinary members will be asked to vote on the election of up to 4 new Directors to fill any vacancies on the Board of Directors.

Access to Documents:  All special resolutions and other documents pertaining to this Special Meeting of the Membership are posted on the BBESSI website at and also on the Eparchial website at  You may also pick up copies of this documentation at the BBESSI Office at 214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon Saskatchewan during regular business hours.

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