Talk:Articles of Incorporation

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Article III

Should have some language mentioning that we will have a voting membership, such as:

The corporation shall have a voting membership, and may have classes of same (if any), as defined in the corporation's bylaws. The management and affairs of the corporation shall be at all times under the direction of a Board of Directors, whose operations in governing the corporation shall be defined by statute and by the corporation's by-laws. No member or Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation. (from [1]). --Ed 15:51, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Voting members...

Michigan law [2] makes it difficult or impossible to have voting members and directors. Perhaps we should talk to a lawyer (as suggested here) to sort this out. I think there are easy ways around it, though.

One such way is to not have directors, but instead allow members to form committees, and have an "executive committee" which determines the actions of the corporation. Any member could serve on the committee, and the term and voting could be spelled out in the bylaws.

Another such way is to have a fairly large board of directors (7 or 9 members), and select directors through a process that's not called voting. But....