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Meetings of trustees
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 18
§ 348. Meetings of trustees. 1. Meetings of the trustees of an
incorporated church to which this article is applicable may be held at
stated intervals, or shall be called by the chairman of the board of
trustees on his own motion, or upon request of one of the clergymen
trustees or any two of the laymen trustees by giving at least
twenty-four hours notice thereof personally or by mail to all trustees,
but by the unanimous consent of the trustees a meeting may be held
without previous notice thereof.

2. To duly constitute such regular or special meeting of the trustees
for the transaction of business, at any meeting lawfully convened, there
shall be present a majority of the laymen trustees, the archbishop, or
bishop, who is administrator of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox
Church in America, the rector of the church, unless there is no rector
at that time, or he shall be necessarily absent, and the clerk of the
corporation. If the archbishop, or bishop, cannot be present, he may
send his proxy to one of the laymen trustees.

3. The chairman of the board of trustees shall preside or if he shall
be necessarily absent, the rector shall preside at the meeting.

4. No act or procedure other than regular routine matters in regard to
the administration of the temporal affairs of the church and for the
care of the property of the corporation, as included in the budget
items, shall be valid without the sanction of the archbishop, or bishop,
who is administrator of the Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in

5. The effect of a tie vote creating a deadlock shall be to carry the
question involved (with all pending questions appertaining thereto) over
to the next meeting of the board. In case of such a deadlock extending
beyond three successive meetings of the board of trustees, the whole
matter involved shall be settled in a meeting of the corporate society.