Oregon Statutes - Chapter 65 - Nonprofit Corporations - Section 65.034 - Notice.

(1) Notice may be oral or written unless otherwise specified for a particular kind of notice.

(2) Notice may be communicated in person, by telephone, telegraph, teletype or other form of wire or wireless communication, or by mail or private carrier, including publication in a newsletter or similar document mailed to a memberís or directorís address. If these forms of personal notice are impracticable, notice may be communicated by a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the meeting is to be held, or by radio, television or other form of public broadcast communication.

(3) Written notice by a domestic or foreign corporation to its member, if in a comprehensible form, is effective when mailed if it is mailed postpaid and is correctly addressed to the memberís address shown in the corporationís current records of members.

(4) Oral notice is effective when communicated if communicated in a comprehensible manner.

(5) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, personal written notice, if in a comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of the following:

(a) When received;

(b) Five days after its postmark, if mailed by United States mail correctly addressed and with first class postage affixed;

(c) On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee;

(d) Thirty days after its deposit in the United States mail if mailed correctly addressed and with other than first class, registered or certified postage affixed; or

(e) The date specified by the articles of incorporation or bylaws with respect to notice to directors.

(6)(a) Written notice is correctly addressed to a member of a domestic or foreign corporation if addressed to the memberís address shown in the corporationís current list of members.

(b) A written notice or report delivered as part of a newsletter, magazine or other publication sent to members shall constitute a written notice or report if addressed or delivered to the memberís address shown in the corporationís current list of members, or in the case of members who are residents of the same household and who have the same address in the corporationís current list of members, if addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address appearing on the current list of members.

(c) Written notice is correctly addressed to a domestic or foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state, other than in its capacity as a member, if addressed to its registered agent or, if none is of record, to its principal office shown in its most recent annual report or, if none, in the articles of incorporation or its application for a certificate of authority to do business.

(7) If ORS 65.214 or any other provision of this chapter prescribes different notice requirements for particular circumstances, those requirements govern. If articles or bylaws prescribe different notice requirements, not less stringent than the provisions of this section or other provisions of this chapter, those requirements govern. [1989 c.1010 §15]

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