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The meeting for incorporation
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 10
§ 192. The meeting for incorporation. At the meeting for
incorporation held in pursuance of such notice, the following persons,
and no others, shall be qualified voters, to wit: All persons of full
age, who are then members in good and regular standing of such church by
admission into full communion or membership therewith, in accordance
with the rules and regulations thereof, and of the governing
ecclesiastical body, if any, of the denomination or order, to which the
church belongs, or who have statedly worshiped with such church and have
regularly contributed to the financial support thereof during the year
next preceding such meeting, or from the time of the formation thereof.

The presence of a majority of such qualified voters, at least six in
number, shall be necessary to constitute a quorum of such meeting. The
action of the meeting upon any matter or question shall be decided by a
majority of the qualified voters voting thereon, a quorum being present.

The first named of the following persons who is present at such
meeting shall preside thereat, to wit: The minister of the church, the
officiating minister thereof, the elders thereof in the order of their
age, beginning with the oldest, the deacons thereof in the order of
their age, beginning with the oldest, any qualified voter elected to
preside. The presiding officer of the meeting shall receive the votes,
be the judge of the qualifications of voters and declare the result of
the votes cast on any matter. The polls of the meeting shall remain open
for one hour, and longer, in the discretion of the presiding officer, or
if required by a majority of the voters present.

Such meeting shall decide whether such unincorporated church shall
become incorporated. If such decision shall be in favor of incorporation
such meeting shall decide upon the name of the proposed corporation, the
number of the trustees thereof, which shall be three, six or nine, and
shall determine the date, not more than fifteen months thereafter, on
which the first annual election of the trustees thereof after such
meeting shall be held. Such meeting shall elect from the persons
qualified to vote at such meeting, one-third of the number of trustees
so decided on who shall hold office until the first annual election of
trustees thereafter, one-third of such number of trustees to hold office
until the second annual election of trustees thereafter, and one-third
of such number of trustees to hold office until the third annual
election of trustees thereafter.