N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 50-II
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 of 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 archbishop who is the ecclesiastical administrator, the vicar-general or the chancellor of the Metropolitan Synod Holy Orthodox Church of America. 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 archbishop, vicar-general or the chancellor cannot be present, the archbishop 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 archbishop 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.

Source: Section 50-II — Meetings of trustees, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/50-II (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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