N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 187
Certificate of incorporation

If the meeting shall decide that such unincorporated church or society shall become incorporated, the presiding officer of such meeting and the two inspectors of election, shall execute and acknowledge a certificate of incorporation, setting forth the name of the proposed corporation, the number of trustees thereof, the names of the persons elected as trustees, the terms of office for which they were respectively elected and the county and town, city or village in which its principal place of worship is, or is intended to be located. On the filing and recording of such certificate, as hereinbefore provided in this chapter, the persons qualified to vote at such meeting and those persons who shall thereafter, from time to time be qualified voters at the corporate meetings thereof, shall be a corporation by the name stated in such certificate, and the persons therein stated to be elected trustees of such church or society shall be the trustees thereof for the terms for which they were respectively so elected, or until their respective successors shall be elected and take office.

Source: Section 187 — Certificate of incorporation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/187 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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