North Carolina General Statutes § 54-109.44 Duties of directors

It shall be the duty of the directors to:

(1)        Act upon applications for membership or to appoint one or more  membership officers to approve applications for membership under such conditions as the board prescribes. A record of a membership officer's approval or denial of membership shall be available to the board of directors for inspection. A person denied membership by a membership officer may appeal the denial to the board;

(2)        Purchase a blanket fidelity bond, in accordance with any rules and regulations of the Administrator, to protect the credit union against losses caused by occurrences covered therein such as fraud, dishonesty, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation, misapplication, or unfaithful performance of duty by a director, officer, employee, member of an official committee, attorney-at-law or other agent;

(3)        Determine from time to time the interest rate or rates consistent with Articles 14A to 14L of this Chapter, which shall be charged on loans and to authorize interest refunds, if any, to members from income earned and received in proportion to the interest paid by them on such classes of loans and under such conditions as the board prescribes;

(4)        Fix from time to time the maximum amount which may be loaned  to any one member;

(5)        Declare dividends on shares in the manner and form as provided in the bylaws; and determine the interest rate or rates which will be paid on deposits;

(6)        Set the number of shares and the amount of deposits which may be owned by a member, such limitations to apply alike to all members;

(7)        Have charge of the investment of surplus funds, except that the board of directors may designate an investment committee or any qualified individual to have charge of making investments under controls established by the board of directors;

(8)        Authorize the employment of such persons necessary to carry on the business of the credit union;

(9)        Authorize the conveyance of property;

(10)      Borrow or lend money to carry on the functions of the credit union;

(11)      Designate a depository or depositories for the funds of the  credit union;

(12)      Suspend any or all members of the credit or supervisory committee for failure to perform their duties;

(13)      Appoint any special committees deemed necessary; and

(14)      Perform such other duties as the members from time to time direct, and perform or authorize any action not inconsistent with Articles 14A to 14L of this Chapter and not specifically reserved by the bylaws for the members. (1915, c. 115, s. 10; C.S., s. 5234; 1957, c. 989, s. 5; 1965, c. 956, s. 20; 1973, c. 199, s. 9; 1975, c. 538, s. 1.)

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