17:44B-7. Location of principal office; reports
7. a. The principal office of any domestic society shall be located in this State. The meetings of its supreme governing body may be held in any state, district, province or territory wherein such society has at least one subordinate lodge, or in such other location as determined by the supreme governing body, and all business transacted at those meetings shall be as valid in all respects as if those meetings were held in this State. The minutes of the proceedings of the assembly or board of directors shall be in the English language.
b. (1) A society may provide in its laws for an official publication in which any notice, report or statement required by law to be given to members, including notice of election, may be published. These required reports, notices and statements shall be printed conspicuously in the publication. If the records of a society show that two or more members have the same mailing address, an official publication mailed to one member is deemed to be mailed to all members at the same address unless a member requests a separate copy.
(2) Not later than June 1 of each year, a synopsis of the society's annual statement providing an explanation of the facts concerning the condition of the society disclosed in the statement shall be printed and mailed to each benefit member of the society or, in lieu thereof, the synopsis may be published in the society's official publication.
c.A society may provide in its laws or rules for grievance or complaint procedures for members.
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