What Are Board Minutes?

Cooperatives March 08, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Authors: Phil Kenkel, Oklahoma State University, phil.kenkel@okstate.edu, and Bill Fitzwater,
Oklahoma State University

Board minutes are an official record of corporate business. They provide a record of action or evidence of interaction. Copies of the Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and minutes of recent board meetings are the primary documents subpoenaed when the cooperative is involved in any legal action. It is imperative that board minutes are always considered a priority and recorded professionally.

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