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By-Laws

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Index

ARTICLE I. Membership Page 1
Section 1. Requirements for Membership Page 1
Section 2. Evidence of Membership Page 2
Section 3. Joint Membership Page 2
Section 4. Conversion of Membership Page 2
Section 5. Purchase of Services Page 2
Section 6. Delivery of Service Page 3
Section 7. Termination of Membership Page 3
Section 8. Transfer of Membership Page 3
Section 9. Definition and Classifications Page 3
ARTICLE II. Rights and Liabilities of Members Page 3
Section 1. Property Interest of Members Page 3
Section 2. Non-Liability for Debts Page 4
Section 3. Association and Member Property Rights Page 4
ARTICLE III. Meeting of Members Page 4
Section 1. Annual Meeting Page 4
Section 2. Special Meetings Page 4
Section 3. Notice of Member's Meeting Page 5
Section 4. Quorum Page 5
Section 5. Voting Page 5
Section 6. Voting by Mail Page 5
Section 7. Proxies Page 5
Section 8. Voting List Page 6
Section 9. Order of Business Page 6
Section 10.Credentials and Election Committee Page 6
ARTICLE IV. Trustees and Committees Page 7
Section 1. General Powers Page 7
Section 2. Election and Tenure Page 7
Section 3. Qualifications Page 8
Section 4. Nominations Page 8
Section 5. Removal of Trustees by Members Page 9
Section 6. Vacancies Page 9
Section 7. Compensation Page 9
ARTICLE V. Meetings of Trustees Page 10
Section 1. Regular Meetings Page 10
Section 2. Special Meetings Page 10
Section 3. Notice of Meeting Page 10
Section 4. Quorum. Page 10
ARTICLE VI. Officers Page 10
Section 1. Number Page 10
Section 2. Election and Term of Office Page 11
Section 3. Removal of Officers and Agents Page 11
Section 4. President Page 11
Section 5. Vice-President Page 11
Section 6. Secretary Page 12
Section 7. Treasurer Page 12
Section 8. Manager Page 12
Section 9. Bonds of Officers Page 12
Section 10. Compensation Page 12
Section 11. Reports Page 12
Section 12. Trustee and Officer Indemnification Page 13
ARTICLE VII. Non-Profit Operation Page 13
Section 1. Interest or Dividends on Capital Page 13
Section 2. Patronage Capital Page 13
Section 3. Retention of Capital Credits Page 15
ARTICLE VIII. Disposition and Pledging of Property Page 15
Section 1. Disposition and Pledging of Property Page 15
ARTICLE IX. Seal Page 16
ARTICLE X. Financial Transactions Page 17
Section 1. Contracts Page 17
Section 2. Checks, Drafts, etc Page 17
Section 3. Deposits Page 17
Section 4. Change in Rates Page 17
Section 5. Fiscal Year Page 17
ARTICLE XI. Miscellaneous Page 17
Section 1. Membership in Other Organizations Page 17
Section 2. Waiver of Notice Page 17
Section 3. Rules and Regulations Page 18
Section 4. Accounting System and Reports Page 18
Section 5. Area Coverage Page 18
ARTICLE XII. Amendments Page 18