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     33-7-109. Purposes and powers. (1) A society shall operate for the benefit of members and their beneficiaries by:
     (a) providing benefits as provided in 33-7-520; and
     (b) providing for one or more social, intellectual, educational, charitable, benevolent, moral, fraternal, patriotic, or religious purposes, which may be extended to others. The purposes may be carried out directly by the society or indirectly through subsidiary corporations or affiliated organizations.
     (2) A society may adopt laws and rules for the government of the society, the admission of its members, and the management of its affairs. It may amend laws and rules and exercise powers necessary and incidental to the objectives and purposes of the society.

     History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 586, L. 1991.

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