2013 Maryland Code
CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
§ 5-306 - Trustees -- Powers
(a) The trustees have the power to:
(1) Have perpetual existence under the name of the religious corporation;
(2) Purchase, take, or acquire by gift, bequest, or in any other manner and hold any interest in any assets in the State;
(3) Use, lease, mortgage, sell, or convey the assets in the manner that the trustees consider most conducive to the interest of the religious corporation;
(4) Generally manage any assets of the religious corporation; and
(5) Adopt rules and ordinances for conducting their affairs as necessary and convenient to accomplish the purpose of the religious corporation, including:
(i) Appointing the time and place of a meeting of its members; and
(ii) Determining the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum.
(b) The provisions of this section do not authorize any sale, mortgage, or other disposition of any asset of the religious corporation which is held under an instrument prohibiting that sale, mortgage, or other disposition.
(c) By resolution, the trustees may authorize one or more of their members to:
(1) Execute any instrument required to be executed by the trustees, including any deed, mortgage, or other conveyance of assets which are to be sold, transferred, or encumbered; and
(2) Attest and affix to the instrument the corporate seal, if any.
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