(215 ILCS 5/288.1)
(from Ch. 73, par. 900.1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Location of office, meetings, communications to members,
(a) The principal office and place of business of any
domestic society shall be located in this State. The meetings of its
supreme governing body may be held in any state, district, province or
territory wherein such society has at least one subordinate lodge, or in
such other location as determined by the supreme governing body, and all
business transacted at such meeting shall be as valid in all respects as if
such meetings were held in this State. The minutes of the proceedings of
the supreme governing body and of the board of directors shall be in the English language.
(b)(1) A society may provide in its laws for an official publication in
which any notice, report or statement required by law to be given to
members, including notice of election, may be published. Such required
reports, notices and statements shall be printed conspicuously in the
publication. If the records of a society show that 2 or more members have
the same mailing address, an official publication mailed to one member
is deemed to be mailed to all members at the same address unless a member
requests a separate copy.
(2) Not later than June 1 of each year, a synopsis of the society's
annual statement providing an explanation of the facts concerning the
condition of the society thereby disclosed shall be printed and mailed to
each benefit member of the society or, in lieu thereof, such synopsis may
be published in the society's official publication.
(c) A society may provide in its laws or rules for grievance or complaint
procedures for members.
(Source: P.A. 84-303