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Title: Cooperatives Act CH
Category: Ministry of the Interior(內政部)
Chapter 5 Meetings
Article 45
The meetings of a cooperative shall be convened pursuant to the following provisions:
1. Meetings of the member’s congress shall be convened at least once every year;
2. Cooperative affairs Meetings shall be convened at least once every six months;
3. Meeting of the board of directors shall be convened at least once every three months;
4. Meeting of the board of supervisors shall be convened at least once every three months.
Article 46
The member’s congress shall be convened by the board of directors.
A written notice indicating the causes for convening the congress and the proposed topics shall be sent to the members 7 days before the meeting is held.
Article 47
Where necessary, the board of directors may call temporary meetings of the member’s congress. With the consent of more than 1/4 of the members, a written application marked with the proposed topics and the causes may be submitted to request the board of directors to call a temporary meeting of the member’s congress.
If the board of directors doesn’t give a notice for calling the temporary meeting within 10 days after the application as referred to in the above paragraph has been submitted, the members may call the meeting by themselves after having reported to the regulating authority.
Article 48
A meeting of the member’s congress may be opened only with the attendance of more than a half of the members, and a resolution requires the consent of more than a half of the present members.
Article 49
In a meeting of the member’s congress, each member can take only one vote. However, if a member is a legal person, its right to vote shall be executed by the representatives and each representative shall take one vote. The number of the representatives shall be determined according to the articles of association, and shall be not more than five.
Article 49-1
Where the procedure of calling a meeting of the member’s congress or the resolution method infringes law or the articles of association, the members may, within one month after a resolution is made, request in writing the regulating authority to cancel the resolution. However, this is not applicable where the present members don’t express opposition on the spot against the procedure or the resolution method.
Article 50
Where a member cannot attend a meeting of the member’s congress, he can entrust in writing another member to represent him. A representative may not act as the agent of more than one member.
Article 51
Where a meeting of the member’s congress fails twice, the board of directors may prepare the matters to be discussed in written form, and request all the members to take a vote by correspondence within a certain time limit, and the time limit shall be not less than 10 days.
Article 52
The cooperative affairs meeting shall be convened by the board of directors; and the chairperson shall be elected by and from the directors and supervisors.
A cooperative affairs meeting may be opened only with the attendance of 2/3 of all the directors and supervisors, and a resolution requires the consent of more than a half of the present directors and supervisors. The clerks and technicians may attend the meeting as nonvoting delegates to present their opinions.
Article 53
A meeting of the board of directors shall be convened by the chairperson.
A meeting of the board of directors may be opened only with the attendance of more than a half of all the directors, and a resolution requires the consent of more than a half of the present directors and supervisors. The clerk and technicians may attend the meeting as nonvoting delegates to present their opinions.
The chairperson of the board of directors shall be elected by and from the directors.
Article 54
The provision of the above article is also applicable to meeting of the board of supervisors.