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  • ARTICLE X: Other Provisions

    Section 1. Endorsement of Documents, Contracts. The elders, except as otherwise provided in this constitution, may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents, to enter into any contract or execute any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. Unless so authorized in writing by the elders, no officer, agent or employee shall have any power or authority to bind the Corporation by any contract agreement, or to pledge its credit, or to render it liable for any purpose or to any amount. Subject to the provisions of applicable law, any note, mortgage, evidence of indebtedness, contract, conveyance, or other instrument in writing and any assignment or endorsement thereof executed or entered into between this corporation and any other person, when signed jointly by the Chairman or Vice-Chairman and the Secretary and the Treasurer of this corporation shall be valid and binding on this corporation in the absence of actual knowledge on the part of the other person that the signing officers had no authority to execute the same.

    Section 2. Representation of Shares of Other Corporations. The Chairman or other officer or officers designated by the elders are each authorized to vote, represent and exercise on behalf of the Corporation all rights incident to any and all shares of any other corporations standing in the name of the Corporation. The authority herein granted may be exercised by any such officer in person or by any other person authorized to do so in proxy or power of attorney duly executed by said officer.

    Section 3. Construction and Definitions. Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions, rules of construction and definitions contained in the general provisions of the laws of the State of Connecticut binding upon religious non-profit corporations shall govern the construction of this constitution.

    Section 4. Amendments. This constitution may be amended and new and additional Articles and Sections may be made at any time by the elders in the exercise of the power granted to said elders in this constitution. Any amendment to this constitution shall be presented at the annual meeting of the church membership.

    Section 5. Record of Amendments. Whenever an amendment or new Article or Section is adopted, it shall be copied in the book of minutes with the original constitution, in the appropriate place. If any Article or Section is repealed, the fact of repeal with the date of the meeting at which the repeal was enacted or written assent was filed shall be stated in said book.

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