(Disclaimer: While much of the content in this sample membership agreement has been influenced by co-operatives in western Canada, it does not apply to any single organization and can be used without risk of plagiarism. Please feel free to use this sample membership agreement and customize it to match the values, ideas, and intentions of your co-op. You can download a version of this text using the link to the right.)
This sample membership agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of an individual that has purchased a membership in the Co-operative and the obligations of the Co-operative to those members.
As a member of the co-operative I am entitled to:
As a member of the co-operative I have a responsibility to:
As a member of the co-operative, I understand that the co-operative is obligated to:
I _________________________ understand the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Co-operative and agree to them. I agree to buy __ membership shares with a par value of $____ and ___ investment shares at a value of $____.
Signature: _____________________________ Date: ___________________
Board member: _________________________ Date: ____________________
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