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Corporations for acquiring camp-meeting grounds for the Reformed Methodist denomination
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 2
§ 21. Corporations for acquiring camp-meeting grounds for the Reformed
Methodist denomination. The visiting elder of a visiting elder's
district, erected by an annual conference of the Reformed Methodist
denomination, and three members or more in good and regular standing of
three or more churches of such denomination, may become incorporated for
the purposes of acquiring, maintaining and improving real property, to
be used as a camp ground for camp-meeting purposes, by executing,
acknowledging and filing a certificate stating the name and object of
the corporation to be formed, the name of such annual conference, and of
such visiting elder's district, the names, residences and particular
church membership of the signers thereof, the number of trustees of such
corporation, which shall be three, or some multiple of three, not more
than twenty-one, the names of such trustees, designating one-third to
hold office for three years, one-third to hold office for two years, and
one-third to hold office for one year. On filing such certificate, the
visiting elder and the trustees named therein, and their successors in
office, shall be a corporation by the name and for the purposes therein
stated. A person holding property in trust for camp-meeting purposes for
the Reformed Methodist denomination, may convey the same to a
corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring such property within the
visiting elder's district where the property is situated. Meetings held
under the direction of such a corporation upon camp grounds owned by it,
shall be deemed religious meetings within the religious law, relating to
the disturbance of religious meetings. Whenever such a corporation, or
any camp ground association of the Reformed Methodist denomination, owns
land bordering upon any navigable waters to be used for camp-meeting
purposes only, such corporation or association may regulate or prohibit
the landing of persons or vessels at the wharves, piers or shores upon
such grounds during the holding of religious services thereon.