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Changing number of trustees
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 9-A
§ 189-b. Changing number of trustees. Any incorporated church or
society to which this article is applicable may, at an annual corporate
meeting, change the number of its trustees to any number from three to
twelve and classify them so that the terms of one-third as nearly as
possible expire each year, provided that notice of such intended change
be included in the notice of such annual corporate meeting. No such
change shall affect the terms of the trustees then in office, and if the
change reduces the number of trustees, election shall not be held to
fill the vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of trustees,
until the number of trustees equals the number to which the trustees
were reduced. Whenever the number of trustees in office is less than the
number so determined on, sufficient additional trustees shall be elected
to make the number of trustees for the ensuing year equal to the number
so determined on. The trustees so elected up to and including as nearly
as possible one-third of the number so determined on, shall be elected
for three years, the remainder up to and including as nearly as possible
one-third of the number so determined on for two years and the remainder
for one year.