Form 600 "Articles of Association for a Non-profit Producers' Cooperative Association" - Rhode Island

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This is a legal form that was released by the Rhode Island Secretary of State - a government authority operating within Rhode Island. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Articles of Association for a Non-Profit Producers’ Cooperative Association
Section 7-7
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and
the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods including, without
limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to complete the form:
How to pay the filing fee:
1. State the name of the cooperative. Your entity name must
The filing fee is $50, payable either by mail via check
be distinguishable from any name on file in this office.
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
The name must include “cooperative.” You may check
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
name availability
on our website; however, this does not
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
ensure the name will still be available upon filing.
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
2. State the purpose of the cooperative. All non-profit
information.
producers cooperative associations MUST be engaged in
How to confirm your filing:
the production of agricultural products.
3. Check the appropriate box for the duration of the
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
cooperative. Check “date certain for end of existence”
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
and enter a date only if there is a designated date for end
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
of existence, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
4. State the principal place of business for the cooperative.
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
5. Check ONE box ONLY. If cooperative is formed with
Go to our
Corporate Database
capital stock, check “with shares” and itemize the shares
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
by class and series.
“Search”
6. State any additional provisions agreed upon by the
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
managers that you would like to include in the articles of
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
association. This is optional.
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
7. List the names and addresses of each incorporator.
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
8. ALL Incorporators MUST sign and date the form.
9. Each incorporator MUST sign before a Notary Public.
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Articles of Association for a Non-Profit Producers’ Cooperative Association
Section 7-7
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and
the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods including, without
limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to complete the form:
How to pay the filing fee:
1. State the name of the cooperative. Your entity name must
The filing fee is $50, payable either by mail via check
be distinguishable from any name on file in this office.
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
The name must include “cooperative.” You may check
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
name availability
on our website; however, this does not
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
ensure the name will still be available upon filing.
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
2. State the purpose of the cooperative. All non-profit
information.
producers cooperative associations MUST be engaged in
How to confirm your filing:
the production of agricultural products.
3. Check the appropriate box for the duration of the
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
cooperative. Check “date certain for end of existence”
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
and enter a date only if there is a designated date for end
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
of existence, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
4. State the principal place of business for the cooperative.
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
5. Check ONE box ONLY. If cooperative is formed with
Go to our
Corporate Database
capital stock, check “with shares” and itemize the shares
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
by class and series.
“Search”
6. State any additional provisions agreed upon by the
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
managers that you would like to include in the articles of
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
association. This is optional.
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
7. List the names and addresses of each incorporator.
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
8. ALL Incorporators MUST sign and date the form.
9. Each incorporator MUST sign before a Notary Public.
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of State - Business Services Division
Articles of Association
STAMP
DOMESTIC Non-Profit Producers’ Cooperative Association
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
Filing Fee: $50.00
USE ONLY
The undersigned acting as incorporator(s) desire to become incorporated under the provisions of
RIGL 7-7, and adopt the following Articles of Association for such association:
1. The name of the association is:
2. The objects or purpose for which the association is formed:
Check the box to indicate an attachment
3. The term for which the cooperative exists is: [CHECK ONE BOX ONLY]
Perpetual (on-going)
Date certain for end of existence ___________________________________________________
4. The address of its principal office is:
5. The number of shares which the association shall have the authority to issue is:
With Shares
Without Shares
Total Authorized Shares
Class of Stock
Par Value Per Share
(Number of Shares)
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
_____________________________
The restrictions, if any, imposed upon the transfer of stock:
Check the box to indicate an attachment
MAIL TO:
Division of Business Services
STAMP
148 W. River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Website: www.sos.ri.gov
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
USE ONLY
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
6. Provisions, if any, consistent with law, for the regulation of the internal affairs of the association pursuant to
RIGL 7-7-3(6), as amended:
Check the box to indicate an attachment
7. The name and address of each incorporator is:
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
Signatures
Type or Print Name of Incorporator
Date
Signature of Incorporator
Type or Print Name of Incorporator
Date
Signature of Incorporator
Type or Print Name of Incorporator
Date
Signature of Incorporator
Notary
State:
County:
RHODE ISLAND
On this __________ day of _________________________, 20___, before me personally appeared ________________
_______________________________(name of applicant/incorporator) being personally known to me or proved through
satisfactory evidence of identification to be the person who signed the preceding or attached document in my presence.
Type or Print Name of Notary Public
Signature of Notary Public
Commission ID #
Commission Expiration Date
Notary
RHODE ISLAND
State:
County:
On this ___________ day of _________________________, 20___, before me personally appeared _________________
________________________________ (name of applicant/incorporator) being personally known to me or proved through
satisfactory evidence of identification to be the person who signed the preceding or attached document in my presence.
Type or Print Name of Notary Public
Signature of Notary Public
Commission ID #
Commission Expiration Date
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
Notary
State:
County:
On this ___________ day of _________________________, 20___, before me personally appeared _____________
____________________________________ (name of applicant/incorporator) being personally known to me or proved
through satisfactory evidence of identification to be the person who signed the preceding or attached document in my
presence.
Type or Print Name of Notary Public
Signature of Notary Public
Commission ID #
Commission Expiration
Date
If you have any questions, please call us at (401) 222-3040, Monday through Friday,
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or email corporations@sos.ri.gov.
FORM 600 - Revised: 08/2020
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