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The certificate of incorporation
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 8
§ 162. The certificate of incorporation. If the meeting shall decide
that such unincorporated church shall become incorporated, the presiding
officer of such meeting and the two inspectors of election shall execute
a certificate setting forth the name of the proposed corporation, the
number of trustees thereof, the names of the persons elected as
trustees, the terms of office for which they were respectively elected
and the county and town, city or village in which its principal place of
worship is or is intended to be located. On the filing and recording of
such certificate, after it shall have been acknowledged or proved as
hereinbefore provided, the persons qualified to vote at such meeting and
those persons who shall thereafter, from time to time, be qualified
voters at the corporate meetings thereof, shall be a corporation by the
name stated in such certificate, and the persons therein stated to be
elected trustees of such church shall be the trustees thereof for the
terms for which they were respectively elected and until their
respective successors shall be elected.