MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
SECTION 2.01. Termination of Membership. Memberships may be terminated as follows:
(a) Any member may withdraw from membership upon compliance with such uniform terms and conditions as the Board may prescribe. The Board may, by the affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 of all the members of the Board, expel any member who fails to comply with any of the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws or rules or regulations adopted by the Board, but only if such member shall have been given written notice by the Cooperative that such failure makes such member liable to expulsion and such failure shall have continued for at least 10 days after such notice was given. Any expelled member may be reinstated by vote of the Board or by vote of the active members at any annual or special meeting. The membership of a member who for a period of 6 months after service is available to such member, has not purchased electric service from the Cooperative may be cancelled by resolution of the Board.
SECTION 2.02. Termination by Death or Cessation of Existence; Continuance of Membership in Remaining or New Partners. Except as provided in Section 2.03 the death of an individual human member shall automatically terminate his membership. The cessation of the legal existence of any other type of member shall automatically terminate such membership:
PROVIDED, that upon the dissolution for any reason of a partnership, or upon the death, withdrawal or addition of any individual partner, such membership shall continue to be held by such remaining and/or new partner or partners as continue to own or directly furnished electric service pursuant to such membership in the same manner and to the same effect as though such membership had never been held by different partners:
PROVIDED FURTHER, that neither a withdrawing partner nor his estate shall be released from any debts then due the Cooperative.
SECTION 2.03. Effect of Death, Legal Separation or Divorce upon Joint Membership. Upon the death of either spouse of a joint membership, such membership shall continue to be held solely by the survivor, in the same manner and to the same effect as though such membership had never been joint.
PROVIDED, that the estate of the deceased spouse shall not be released from any debts due the Cooperative. Upon the legal separation or divorce of the holders of a joint membership, such membership shall continue to be held solely by the one who continues directly to occupy or use the premises covered by such membership in the same manner and to the same effect as though such membership had never been joint:
PROVIDED, that the other spouse shall not be released from any debts due the Cooperative.