Section 1. Rules of Order. Parliamentary procedure at all meetings of the members, or any portion thereof, of the Board of Trustees, or any committee provided for in these Bylaws, and of any other committee of the members or Board of Trustees, which may from time to time be duly established, shall be governed by the most recent edition of Roberts Rules of Order, except to the extent such procedure is otherwise determined by law, or by the Cooperative’s Articles of Incorporation, or Bylaws.
Section 2. Waiver of Notice. Any member or Trustee may waive in writing any notice of a meeting required to be given by these Bylaws. The attendance of a member or Trustee at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting by such member or Trustee, except in case a member or Trustee shall attend a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting shall not have been lawfully called or convened.
Section 3. Rules and Regulations. The Board of Trustees shall have the power to make and adopt such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these Bylaws, as it may deem advisable for the management, administration, and regulation of the business and affairs of the Cooperative.
Section 4. Accounting System and Reports. The Board shall cause to be established and maintained a complete accounting system in compliance with applicable laws and the rules and regulations of any regulatory body having jurisdiction. The Board shall also after the close of each fiscal year cause to be made by a certified public accountant a full and complete audit of the accounts, books, and financial condition of the Cooperative as of the end of such fiscal year. A report of such audit shall be submitted to the members at the next following annual meeting.
Section 5. Area Coverage. The Board of Trustees shall make diligent effort to see that electric service is extended to all unserved persons within the Cooperative service area who (a) desire such service and (b) meet all reasonable requirements established by the Cooperative as a condition of such service.
Section 6. Electronic Documents. If a Member owns, controls, or has reasonable access to the hardware and software specified by the Cooperative, then, regardless of any contrary Bylaw:
- The Member agrees to:
- Use, accept, send and receive electronic signatures, contracts, records, notices, communications, and other documents (collectively, “Electronic Documents”) regarding any transaction with, for, or involving the Cooperative;
- Conduct any action or transaction with, for, or involving the Cooperative by electronic means; and
- Give this consent electronically, or confirm this consent electronically; and
- As determined by the Board:
- Any Electronic Document to or from the Member satisfies any requirement imposed by Law, the Articles, or these Bylaws that the underlying signature, contract, record, notice, communication or other document be in writing;
- Electronically sending or receiving any Electronic Document to or from the Member satisfies any requirement imposed by Law, the Articles or these Bylaws that the underlying signature, contract, record, notice, communication or other document be sent or received personally or by mail; and
- The Member electronically taking any action provided in these Bylaws satisfies any requirement imposed by Law, the Articles, or these Bylaws regarding the form or manner of taking the action.
Any Electronic Document sent electronically to a Member or former Member at the Member or former Member’s last known electronic address is considered sent and received on the date sent. Any Electronic Document sent electronically to the Cooperative from a Member or former Member is considered sent and received on the date received by the Cooperative.