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Certificate of incorporation
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 9-A
§ 187. Certificate of incorporation. If the meeting shall decide that
such unincorporated church or society shall become incorporated, the
presiding officer of such meeting and the two inspectors of election,
shall execute and acknowledge a certificate of incorporation, 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,
as hereinbefore provided in this chapter, 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 or society shall be
the trustees thereof for the terms for which they were respectively so
elected, or until their respective successors shall be elected and take