Title 7 – Corporations and Associations
Article 121 – General Provisions
(1) Notice given pursuant to articles 121 to 137 of this title shall be in writing unless otherwise provided in the bylaws.
(2) Notice may be given in person; by telephone, telegraph, teletype, electronically transmitted, or other form of wire or wireless communication; or by mail or private carrier. The bylaws may provide that if these forms of personal notice are impracticable, notice may be communicated by a newspaper of general circulation in the area where published.
(3) Written notice by a nonprofit corporation to its members, if mailed, is correctly addressed if addressed to the member’s address shown in the nonprofit corporation’s current record of members. If three successive notices given to a member pursuant to subsection (5) of this section have been returned as undeliverable, no further notices to such member shall be necessary until another address for the member is made known to the nonprofit corporation.
(4) Written notice to a domestic nonprofit corporation or to a foreign nonprofit corporation authorized to transact business or conduct activities in this state, other than in its capacity as a member, is correctly addressed if addressed to the registered agent address of its registered agent or to the domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation or its secretary at its principal office.
(5) Written notice by a nonprofit corporation to its members, if in a comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of:
(b) Five days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed correctly addressed and with first class postage affixed;
(c) The date shown on the return receipt, if mailed by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee;
(d) Thirty days after its deposit in the United States mail, as evidenced by the postmark, if mailed correctly addressed and with other than first class, registered, or certified postage affixed.
(6) Oral notice is effective when communicated if communicated in a comprehensible manner.
(7) Notice by publication is effective on the date of first publication.
(8) If articles 121 to 137 of this title prescribe notice requirements for particular circumstances, those requirements govern. If the articles of incorporation or bylaws prescribe notice requirements not inconsistent with this section or other provisions of articles 121 to 137 of this title, those requirements govern.
(9) A written notice or report delivered as part of a newsletter, magazine, or other publication regularly sent to members shall constitute a written notice or report if addressed or delivered to the member’s address shown in the nonprofit corporation’s current list of members, or in the case of members who are residents of the same household and who have the same address in the nonprofit corporation’s current list of members, if addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address appearing on the current list of members.
Source: L. 97: Entire article added, p. 657, § 3, effective July 1, 1998. L. 2000: (4) amended, p. 982, § 77, effective July 1. L. 2003: (4) amended, p. 2335, § 281, effective July 1, 2004.