Termination of Membership Policy

The authority to terminate any membership is vested in the Board of Directors.

A member may not be expelled or suspended, and a membership may not be terminated or suspended except pursuant to a procedure that is fair and reasonable and is carried out in good faith.

A procedure is fair and reasonable when it takes into consideration all of the relevant facts and circumstances and it provides:

1) not less than 15 days’ prior written notice of the expulsion, suspension, or termination, and the reasons for it; and

2) an opportunity for the member to be heard, orally or in writing, not less than five days before the effective date of the expulsion, suspension, or termination by a person authorized to decide that the proposed expulsion, termination, or suspension not take place.

The expulsion, suspension, or termination of a member does not relieve the member from obligations the member may have to the corporation for dues, assessments, or fees or charges for goods or services.

Reference Minnesota statute 317A section 411.

(Rev. October 2006)

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