1. A cooperative may be organized by one or more persons. If any organizer shall be a business entity, then such organizer shall be represented by an authorized officer or director of such business entity who shall execute any documents on the organizer’s behalf. The organizer or organizers forming the cooperative need not be members of the cooperative.

2. If the persons constituting the first board are not named in the articles, then the organizer or organizers, by majority vote at a meeting or by unanimous written consent, shall have the power to adopt the bylaws and name the persons to serve as the first directors of the board.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 351.1009

  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

3. As soon as convenient after the first board has been named, an organizational meeting of the board shall be held within or without this state at the call of a majority of the directors for the purposes of electing officers, adopting bylaws if not previously adopted by the organizers, and performing any other acts to finalize the cooperative’s organization and transact any other business as may come before the board at a meeting.