Form 601 "Articles of Association for a Non-profit Consumers' Cooperative Association" - Rhode Island

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State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Articles of Association for a Non-Profit Consumers’ Cooperative Association
Section 7-8
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:
1. State the name of the cooperative. Your entity name must
15. ALL Incorporators MUST sign and date the form.
be distinguishable from any name on file in this office.
16. EACH incorporator MUST sign before a Notary Public.
The name must include “cooperative.” You may check
name availability
on our website; however, this does not
ensure the name will still be available upon filing.
How to pay the filing fee:
2. State the purpose of the cooperative. All non-profit
consumers’ cooperative associations MUST be engaged
The filing fee is $50, payable either by mail via check
in the catching, processing, storing, transporting,
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
marketing, and distributing of fish and other aquatic
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
products of all kinds.
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
3. Check the appropriate box for the duration of the
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
cooperative. Check “date certain for end of existence”
information.
and include a date only if there is a designated date for
How to confirm your filing:
end of existence, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
4. State the principal place of business for the cooperative.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
5. Check ONE box ONLY. If the cooperative is formed with
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
capital stock, check “with shares” and itemize the shares
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
by class and series.
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
6. List the minimum number or value of shares which must
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
be owned in order to qualify for membership.
Go to our
Corporate Database
7. If the cooperative is organized WITHOUT shares, state
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
whether the property rights of members shall be equal or
“Search”
unequal.
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
8. List the maximum amount OR percentage of capital
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
which may be owned or controlled by any member.
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
9. List the method for the surplus to be distributed upon
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
dissolution.
10. State any additional provisions dealing with preemptive
right of shareholders. This is optional.
11. State any additional provisions for the regulation of
internal affairs of the association. This is optional.
12. State the name and address of the registered agent.
The registered agent is an individual or entity that will
accept all legal service for this entity. The agent must be
a Rhode Island resident or entity qualified to do business
in this state. A Rhode Island street address is required,
NOT a P.O. Box. In addition to all legal service of
process, other important correspondence from the state
will be sent to this address.
13. List the names and addresses of each member of the
initial board of directors.
14. State the names and addresses of each incorporator.
FORM 601 - Revised: 04/2022
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Articles of Association for a Non-Profit Consumers’ Cooperative Association
Section 7-8
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:
1. State the name of the cooperative. Your entity name must
15. ALL Incorporators MUST sign and date the form.
be distinguishable from any name on file in this office.
16. EACH incorporator MUST sign before a Notary Public.
The name must include “cooperative.” You may check
name availability
on our website; however, this does not
ensure the name will still be available upon filing.
How to pay the filing fee:
2. State the purpose of the cooperative. All non-profit
consumers’ cooperative associations MUST be engaged
The filing fee is $50, payable either by mail via check
in the catching, processing, storing, transporting,
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
marketing, and distributing of fish and other aquatic
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
products of all kinds.
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
3. Check the appropriate box for the duration of the
02904. Contact our office at (401) 222-3040 for further
cooperative. Check “date certain for end of existence”
information.
and include a date only if there is a designated date for
How to confirm your filing:
end of existence, otherwise, check “perpetual.”
4. State the principal place of business for the cooperative.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
5. Check ONE box ONLY. If the cooperative is formed with
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
capital stock, check “with shares” and itemize the shares
confirmation. Filings that cannot be processed will
by class and series.
be posted
online
and then returned. To confirm your
6. List the minimum number or value of shares which must
submission and obtain evidence of your filing:
be owned in order to qualify for membership.
Go to our
Corporate Database
7. If the cooperative is organized WITHOUT shares, state
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
whether the property rights of members shall be equal or
“Search”
unequal.
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
8. List the maximum amount OR percentage of capital
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
which may be owned or controlled by any member.
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF”
9. List the method for the surplus to be distributed upon
under “View PDF” to view and print the record
dissolution.
10. State any additional provisions dealing with preemptive
right of shareholders. This is optional.
11. State any additional provisions for the regulation of
internal affairs of the association. This is optional.
12. State the name and address of the registered agent.
The registered agent is an individual or entity that will
accept all legal service for this entity. The agent must be
a Rhode Island resident or entity qualified to do business
in this state. A Rhode Island street address is required,
NOT a P.O. Box. In addition to all legal service of
process, other important correspondence from the state
will be sent to this address.
13. List the names and addresses of each member of the
initial board of directors.
14. State the names and addresses of each incorporator.
FORM 601 - Revised: 04/2022
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Articles of Association
STAMP
DOMESTIC Non-Profit Consumers’ 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 consumers’ cooperative association is:
2. The purpose(s) for which the association is organized:
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 aggregate 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 601 - Revised: 04/2022
6. The minimum number or value of shares which must be owned in order to qualify for membership is:
7. If organized without shares, state whether the property rights of members shall be equal, and if unequal, the rule by
which their rights shall be determined:
8. The maximum amount or percentage of capital which may be owned or controlled by any member is:
9. The method by which any surplus, upon dissolution of the association, shall be distributed is:
10. Provisions, if any, dealing with the preemptive right of shareholders pursuant to RIGL 7-1.2-613: (optional)
11. Provisions, if any, for the regulation of the internal affairs of the association: (optional)
12. The name and address of the initial registered agent/office in Rhode Island is:
Agent Name
Street Address (NOT a P.O. Box)
City/Town
State
Zip Code
RHODE ISLAND
FORM 601 - Revised: 04/2022
13. The number of the initial Board of Directors is _______ and the names and address of the persons who are to serve
as the initial directors are:
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
14. 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
Name
Address
City/Town
State
Zip Code
FORM 601 - Revised: 04/2022
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
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
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