Oregon Statutes - Chapter 65 - Nonprofit Corporations - Section 65.038 - Judicial relief.

(1) If for any reason it is impractical or impossible for any corporation to call or conduct a meeting of its members, delegates or directors, or otherwise obtain their consent in the manner prescribed by its articles, bylaws or this chapter, then upon petition of a director, officer, delegate, member or the Attorney General, the circuit court for the State of Oregon for the county in which the principal office designated on the last filed annual report, articles or application for authority to transact business is located, or if none, within Oregon, Marion County, may order that such a meeting be called. The court may also order that a written ballot or other form of obtaining the vote of members, delegates or directors be authorized, in such a manner as the court finds fair and equitable under the circumstances.

(2) The court shall, in an order issued pursuant to this section, provide for a method of notice reasonably designed to give actual notice to all persons who would be entitled to notice of a meeting held pursuant to the articles, bylaws and this chapter, whether or not the method results in actual notice to all such persons or conforms to the notice requirements that would otherwise apply. In a proceeding under this section, the court may determine who are the members or directors.

(3) The order issued pursuant to this section may for good cause shown dispense with any requirement relating to the holding of or voting at meetings or obtaining votes, including any requirement that would otherwise be imposed by the articles, bylaws or this chapter as to quorum or as to the number or percentage of votes needed for approval of an act.

(4) Whenever practical, any order issued pursuant to this section shall limit the subject matter of meetings or other forms of consent judicially authorized to those items, including amendments to the articles or bylaws, the resolution of which will or may enable the corporation to continue managing its affairs without further resort to this section. An order under this section may also authorize the obtaining of whatever votes and approvals are necessary for the dissolution, merger or sale of assets.

(5) Any meeting or other method of obtaining the vote of members, delegates or directors conducted pursuant to an order issued under this section, and which complies with all the provisions of such order, is for all purposes a valid meeting or vote, as the case may be, and shall have the same force and effect as if it complied with every requirement imposed by the articles, bylaws and this chapter. [1989 c.1010 §17]

(Attorney General)

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