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LREC Bylaws and eligibility qualifications to run for the Board


Policy Content I. General Legal Requirements


Basic law provides that a person to be eligible for election or appointment to, and to serve on, the cooperative’s board shall, among other things:


A. Be obedient to the cooperative by adhering to all applicable requirements of law, the cooperative’s articles and bylaws, and the cooperative’s duly made decisions;


B. Be loyal to the cooperative, acting at all times in good faith for its best interests;


C. Be unaffected by any continuing and substantial personal interest that is in conflict with the best interests of the cooperative;


D. Be possessed of the minimal knowledge and skills necessary to manage the affairs of the cooperative;


E. And be willing to devote such time and effort to his or her duties as a trustee as may be necessary to manage the cooperative’s business and affairs. II. Bylaw Requirements Article IV, Section 3 of the cooperative’s bylaws provides that a person, to be eligible to serve on the cooperative’s Board, shall meet certain qualification requirements.


III. Procedures for Policy Implementation This Policy shall be implemented as follows:


A. It shall be timely explained each year in the cooperative’s newsletter.


B. Immediately after receipt of any nomination by petition, the cooperative shall furnish the nominee with a copy of the policy to ensure that he or she is qualified in accordance with it.


C. The board, in filling any vacancies occurring on the board, shall ensure that an appointee is first fully apprised of this policy and is qualified in accordance with it.


D. In any event, all individuals actually nominated or being considered for appointment as directors shall, prior to election or appointment, be requested to read this policy and, to then execute the affirmation form. If a potential appointee or nominee refuses to execute the affirmation form or qualifies his execution in any manner that the board considers being inimical to the best interests of the cooperative, the appointment shall be withheld or, as to the nominee, the board may inform the members of such fact prior to the election or disqualify the nominee, whichever it determines to do with the facts and circumstances existing.


E. In any event, the board shall not allow voting on any nominee, or it shall refuse to seat any nominee elected, as the case may be, who is determined by it to be ineligible under this policy; and it shall remove from office any incumbent who is determined by it to have lost or never had eligibility under this policy.


F. Timely every year prior to the annual meeting of the cooperative, each incumbent whose office is not up for election at the forthcoming annual member meeting shall be requested to review this policy and to execute or re-execute, as the case may be, the affirmation form. Responsibility


The board shall be responsible for the enforcement of this policy.


Eligibility qualifications (Bylaws, Article IV, Section 3)


No person shall be eligible to become or remain a trustee of the cooperative who: (a) has not continuously been, for at least one (1) year prior to his nomination, or who ceases after his election to be, a member in good standing of the cooperative, receiving service there at his primary residential abode; or (b) is in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, or supplies to the cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members of the cooperative, or (c) has been employed by the cooperative within a five-year period from the date of employment termination, or (d) is a close relative of an employee or trustee of the cooperative, or (e) is the incumbent of or candidate for an elected public office in connection with which a salary or compensation in excess of $100 is paid.


“Close relative” means a person who by blood or in law, including step, half, foster, and adoptive kin, is either spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, or niece of the principal. Close relative shall also include more distant relatives who are members of the same household of an existing employee or trustee. The term “spouse” shall also mean persons who are living together in a conjugal relationship, even though not legally married.


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