2015 New York Laws
RCO - Religious Corporations
Article 4 - (Religious Corporations) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
65 - Corporate meetings.
65. Corporate meetings. 1. In every incorporated church to which this article applies and in which the trustees thereof as such are elective, there shall be held an annual corporate meeting. Such annual corporate meeting of every incorporated church to which this article is applicable shall be held at the time and place fixed by or in pursuance of law therefor, if such time and place be so fixed, and otherwise at a time and place to be fixed by its trustees and in accordance with the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
2. A special corporate meeting of any such church may be called by trustees thereof on their own motion, and must be so called on the written request of at least ten qualified voters of such church, or on the request of the session thereof, and shall be called and notice thereof given in the same manner as for an annual corporate meeting.
3. The trustees shall cause notice of the time and place of its corporate meetings to be given at a regular meeting of the church for public worship, at morning service, if such service be held, on each of the two successive Sundays next preceding such meeting, if public worship be had thereon, or otherwise on each of two days, at least one week apart, next preceding such meeting; or if no such public worship be held during such period, by conspicuously posting such notice, in writing, upon the outer entrance to the principal place of worship of such church. Such notice shall be given by the minister of the church, if there be one, or by the officiating minister thereof, if there be one, or by any officer of such church. If such notice be of an annual corporate meeting it shall specify the names of the trustees whose successors are to be elected thereat; if such notice be of a special corporate meeting, it shall specify the particular business to be transacted thereat, and no other business shall be transacted at such special corporate meeting.
4. Whenever in any such incorporated church, by virtue of their offices, any of the spiritual officers thereof are the trustees thereof, they may in their discretion call special corporate meetings of such incorporated church; and in such case such meetings shall be called by the same notice published or posted in the same manner as herein provided for the notice of such a meeting by the trustees of such a church elected as such; and in each such case such notice must specify the particular business to be transacted at such meeting, and no other business shall be transacted at such special corporate meeting.
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