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§  52.  Provisions  governing  meetings  for  incorporation. 1. At the  meeting for  incorporation,  held  in  pursuance  of  such  notice,  the  qualified voters, until otherwise decided as hereinafter provided, shall  be all persons of full age who have statedly worshipped with such church  and  have regularly contributed to its support, according to its usages,  for at least one year or since it was formed.    2. At such meeting the  presence  of  a  majority  of  such  qualified  voters,  at  least  six  in  number,  shall be necessary to constitute a  quorum, and all matters or questions shall be decided by a  majority  of  the qualified voters voting thereon.    3.  The  meeting shall be called to order by one of the signers of the  call. There shall be elected at such meeting from the  qualified  voters  then  present,  a  presiding  officer, a clerk to keep the record of the  proceedings of the meeting and two inspectors of election to receive the  ballots cast. The presiding officer and the inspectors shall decide  the  result  of the ballots cast on any matter and shall be the judges of the  qualifications of the voters.    4. If the meeting shall decide  that  such  unincorporated  church  or  congregation  shall  become  incorporated, the meeting shall also decide  upon the name of the proposed corporation, the number of laymen trustees  thereof, which shall be three, six or nine, and the date, not more  than  fifteen  months  thereafter,  on  which the first annual election of the  laymen trustees shall be held; and it may, by a two-thirds vote,  decide  that  all members of the unincorporated church, of full age, in good and  regular standing, who have statedly worshipped with such church, but who  have not contributed to the financial support  thereof,  shall  also  be  qualified  voters at such meeting; and that such church members, who for  one year next preceding any subsequent  corporate  meeting,  shall  have  statedly  worshipped  with  such church and have been members thereof in  good and regular standing, but have not  regularly  contributed  to  the  financial  support  thereof, shall be qualified voters at such corporate  meetings.    5. Such meeting shall thereupon  elect  by  ballot  from  the  persons  qualified to vote thereat one-third of the number of the laymen trustees  so  decided on, who shall hold office until the first annual election of  laymen trustees thereof, one-third of the number of such laymen trustees  who shall hold office until  the  second  annual  election  of  trustees  thereafter,  and  one-third  of such number of laymen trustees who shall  hold office until the third annual election of trustees  thereafter,  or  until  the  respective  successors  of  such  laymen  trustees  shall be  elected.    6. Such meeting shall also elect by ballot a clerk of the corporation,  who shall hold office until the close of the next annual meeting.    7. Such meeting shall also designate by a vote by ballot  two  of  the  laymen  trustees  so  elected, who shall be wardens of the church, whose  terms of office as wardens shall be one year or until  their  respective  successors are elected from among the remaining laymen trustees.

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Statutes > New-york > Rco > Article-3-a > 52

§  52.  Provisions  governing  meetings  for  incorporation. 1. At the  meeting for  incorporation,  held  in  pursuance  of  such  notice,  the  qualified voters, until otherwise decided as hereinafter provided, shall  be all persons of full age who have statedly worshipped with such church  and  have regularly contributed to its support, according to its usages,  for at least one year or since it was formed.    2. At such meeting the  presence  of  a  majority  of  such  qualified  voters,  at  least  six  in  number,  shall be necessary to constitute a  quorum, and all matters or questions shall be decided by a  majority  of  the qualified voters voting thereon.    3.  The  meeting shall be called to order by one of the signers of the  call. There shall be elected at such meeting from the  qualified  voters  then  present,  a  presiding  officer, a clerk to keep the record of the  proceedings of the meeting and two inspectors of election to receive the  ballots cast. The presiding officer and the inspectors shall decide  the  result  of the ballots cast on any matter and shall be the judges of the  qualifications of the voters.    4. If the meeting shall decide  that  such  unincorporated  church  or  congregation  shall  become  incorporated, the meeting shall also decide  upon the name of the proposed corporation, the number of laymen trustees  thereof, which shall be three, six or nine, and the date, not more  than  fifteen  months  thereafter,  on  which the first annual election of the  laymen trustees shall be held; and it may, by a two-thirds vote,  decide  that  all members of the unincorporated church, of full age, in good and  regular standing, who have statedly worshipped with such church, but who  have not contributed to the financial support  thereof,  shall  also  be  qualified  voters at such meeting; and that such church members, who for  one year next preceding any subsequent  corporate  meeting,  shall  have  statedly  worshipped  with  such church and have been members thereof in  good and regular standing, but have not  regularly  contributed  to  the  financial  support  thereof, shall be qualified voters at such corporate  meetings.    5. Such meeting shall thereupon  elect  by  ballot  from  the  persons  qualified to vote thereat one-third of the number of the laymen trustees  so  decided on, who shall hold office until the first annual election of  laymen trustees thereof, one-third of the number of such laymen trustees  who shall hold office until  the  second  annual  election  of  trustees  thereafter,  and  one-third  of such number of laymen trustees who shall  hold office until the third annual election of trustees  thereafter,  or  until  the  respective  successors  of  such  laymen  trustees  shall be  elected.    6. Such meeting shall also elect by ballot a clerk of the corporation,  who shall hold office until the close of the next annual meeting.    7. Such meeting shall also designate by a vote by ballot  two  of  the  laymen  trustees  so  elected, who shall be wardens of the church, whose  terms of office as wardens shall be one year or until  their  respective  successors are elected from among the remaining laymen trustees.

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Statutes > New-york > Rco > Article-3-a > 52

§  52.  Provisions  governing  meetings  for  incorporation. 1. At the  meeting for  incorporation,  held  in  pursuance  of  such  notice,  the  qualified voters, until otherwise decided as hereinafter provided, shall  be all persons of full age who have statedly worshipped with such church  and  have regularly contributed to its support, according to its usages,  for at least one year or since it was formed.    2. At such meeting the  presence  of  a  majority  of  such  qualified  voters,  at  least  six  in  number,  shall be necessary to constitute a  quorum, and all matters or questions shall be decided by a  majority  of  the qualified voters voting thereon.    3.  The  meeting shall be called to order by one of the signers of the  call. There shall be elected at such meeting from the  qualified  voters  then  present,  a  presiding  officer, a clerk to keep the record of the  proceedings of the meeting and two inspectors of election to receive the  ballots cast. The presiding officer and the inspectors shall decide  the  result  of the ballots cast on any matter and shall be the judges of the  qualifications of the voters.    4. If the meeting shall decide  that  such  unincorporated  church  or  congregation  shall  become  incorporated, the meeting shall also decide  upon the name of the proposed corporation, the number of laymen trustees  thereof, which shall be three, six or nine, and the date, not more  than  fifteen  months  thereafter,  on  which the first annual election of the  laymen trustees shall be held; and it may, by a two-thirds vote,  decide  that  all members of the unincorporated church, of full age, in good and  regular standing, who have statedly worshipped with such church, but who  have not contributed to the financial support  thereof,  shall  also  be  qualified  voters at such meeting; and that such church members, who for  one year next preceding any subsequent  corporate  meeting,  shall  have  statedly  worshipped  with  such church and have been members thereof in  good and regular standing, but have not  regularly  contributed  to  the  financial  support  thereof, shall be qualified voters at such corporate  meetings.    5. Such meeting shall thereupon  elect  by  ballot  from  the  persons  qualified to vote thereat one-third of the number of the laymen trustees  so  decided on, who shall hold office until the first annual election of  laymen trustees thereof, one-third of the number of such laymen trustees  who shall hold office until  the  second  annual  election  of  trustees  thereafter,  and  one-third  of such number of laymen trustees who shall  hold office until the third annual election of trustees  thereafter,  or  until  the  respective  successors  of  such  laymen  trustees  shall be  elected.    6. Such meeting shall also elect by ballot a clerk of the corporation,  who shall hold office until the close of the next annual meeting.    7. Such meeting shall also designate by a vote by ballot  two  of  the  laymen  trustees  so  elected, who shall be wardens of the church, whose  terms of office as wardens shall be one year or until  their  respective  successors are elected from among the remaining laymen trustees.

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