(A) Meetings of voting members may be called by any of the following:
(1) The chairperson of the board, the president, or, in case of the president's absence, death, or disability, the vice-president authorized to exercise the authority of the president;
(2) The directors by action at a meeting, or a majority of the directors acting without a meeting;
(3) The lesser of (a) ten per cent of the voting members or (b) twenty-five of the voting members, unless the articles or the regulations specify for such purpose a smaller or larger proportion or number, but not in excess of fifty per cent of the voting members;
(4) Any other officers or persons that the articles or the regulations authorize to call such meetings.
(B) If so provided in the articles or the regulations, meetings of voting members may be held either within or without this state or solely by means of authorized communications equipment.
(C) Unless the articles or regulations provide otherwise, the voting members and proxyholders who are not physically present at a meeting of voting members may attend the meeting by the use of authorized communications equipment that enables the voting members and proxyholders an opportunity to participate in the meeting and to vote on matters submitted to the voting members, including an opportunity to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting, participate in the proceedings, and contemporaneously communicate with the persons who are physically present at the meeting. Any voting member who uses authorized communications equipment under this division is deemed to be present in person at the meeting whether the meeting is held at a designated place or solely by means of authorized communications equipment. The directors may adopt procedures and guidelines for the use of authorized communications equipment in connection with a meeting of voting members to permit the corporation to verify that a person is a voting member or proxyholder and to maintain a record of any vote or other action taken at the meeting.
Cite as R.C. § 1702.17
History. Effective Date: 04-10-2001; 08-19-2005; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007