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Code of Virginia
Title 13.1. Corporations
Chapter 3. Cooperative Associations

§ 13.1-323. General and special meetings; how called.

After the incorporation of an association the members thereof shall hold an organization meeting at a time and place fixed by the board of directors named in the articles of incorporation and shall adopt a set of bylaws. Not less than ten days' written notice thereof shall be given to each member. An association may provide in its bylaws for one or more regular meetings each year. Special meetings of the members may be called by the board of directors, and it shall be their duty to call such meetings when ten percent of the members file with the secretary a petition demanding a special meeting and specifying the business to be considered at such meeting. Regular or special meetings may be held within or without the Commonwealth. Notice of all meetings, except as otherwise provided by law or the articles of incorporation or bylaws, shall be mailed to each member at least ten days prior to the meeting. In the case of special meetings the notice shall state the purposes for which it is called. The bylaws may provide that all notices shall be given by publication in a periodical published by or for the association, to which substantially all its members are subscribers, or in a newspaper or newspapers whose combined circulation is general in the territory in which the association operates.

Code 1950, § 13-265; 1950, c. 238; 1956, c. 428; 1989, c. 577.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.