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SECTION 58
Meetings of trustees
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 3-A
§ 58. Meetings of trustees. Meetings of the trustees of such
incorporated church shall be called by giving at least three days'
notice thereof in writing, served personally or by mail to all the
trustees, unless, by a regularly adopted standing resolution a fixed
date for such meeting is the approved order, in which case a written
notice may be dispensed with. 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 rector or vicar of the church, the clerk of the
corporation and either the bishop who is the ecclesiastical
administrator, the vicar-general or the chancellor of the Metropolitan
Synod Apostolic Episcopal Church. But if the church has no rector or
vicar, at least one of the trustees who is a warden must be present. If
either the bishop, vicar-general or the chancellor cannot be present,
the bishop who is the ecclesiastical administrator may send his proxy to
one of the laymen trustees. 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
bishop and ecclesiastical administrator of the synod or diocese to which
the church belongs; nor shall the trustees, without the consent of the
corporate meeting incur debts for items not provided in the adopted
budget. Trustees of such incorporated church shall have no power to
call, settle or remove a minister or to fix his salary; or to fix,
change the time, nature or order of the public or social worship, rites
and religious observances of such church which are or shall be
established by the governing ecclesiastical body.