Article II. Membership
The organization shall primarily exist to pursue the mutual interests and benefit of its members.
Section 2.01 Membership Classes
The membership of the association will be organized into three classes:
- Supporter: This class of membership is intended for individual supporters. Members of this class are not considered “voting members.”
- Associate: This class of membership is intended for cannabis farms and businesses licensed pursuant to state law or intended to operate in compliance with state law. Members of this class are considered “voting members.
- Sponsor: This class of membership is intended for ancillary businesses, holding companies, consultants and other interested parties. Members of this class are not considered “voting members.”
Sponsorships shall be negotiated by the Executive Director. Partnership agreements of $10,000 or more must be approved by the Executive Board.
Section 2.2 Eligibility
All cannabis farms and businesses licensed pursuant to state law or intending to be licensed pursuant to state law shall be eligible to be voting members of the association.
Section 2. 3 Dues
The Board of Directors shall maintain and annually update a membership dues structure.
No part of the net earnings of the association will inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that CGA will be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these Articles.
Section 2.4 Annual Meeting of the membership
The association shall hold an annual meeting of the membership in Sacramento. Annual meetings of the members of the corporation for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other proper business as may come before such meetings shall be held in Sacramento, California at such time and date as the Board shall determine by resolution.
Section 2.5 Notice of Meetings
Except as otherwise required by law, notice of each annual meeting of the members shall be given not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of the meeting to each member of record entitled to vote at such meeting by transmitting a notice thereof by electronic mail to the electronic mail address furnished by the Member to the Secretary of the Corporation for such purpose or, if not furnished to the Secretary for such purpose, then the electronic mail address last known to the Secretary. Except as otherwise expressly required by law, no publication of any notice of a meeting of the members shall be required. Every notice of a meeting of the members shall state the place, date and hour of the meeting
Section 2.6 Adjournments
Any meeting of the members, annual or special, may adjourn from time to time to reconvene at the same or some other place, and notice need not be given of any such adjourned meeting if the time and place to reconvene are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken. Upon reconvening, the Corporation may transact any business that might have been transacted at the original meeting. If the adjournment is for more than thirty (30) days, or if after the adjournment a new record date is fixed for the adjourned meeting, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given to each member of record entitled to vote at the meeting.
2.X Reciprocal Membership Agreements
The boaed will develop and maintain reciprocal membership agreements with other organizations. Members of these organizations will be recognized as members of Cal Growers.