When one or more parishes or other religious societies, represented by the same diocesan convention or other representative body of any religious denomination in this state, and incorporated in this state, desire at the same or different times to surrender their corporate existence and franchises, and that representatives and their successors to be elected by their respective congregations be consolidated with any corporation created by the same representative body under section 1715.18 of the Revised Code, under the name, and with the rights, powers, and duties of such last-mentioned corporation created by the same representative body, then the rector, wardens, and vestry, or other known legal trustees, of such parishes or other religious societies, and the members of the chapter or trustees of such corporation created under such section, may enter into an agreement for such consolidation. In such agreement they may prescribe the terms of the consolidation; the time and place for the first meeting of the members of the chapter or the trustees constituting the consolidated corporation; the number or proportion, and time and manner of election, of the members of each of said congregations who are first chosen as members of the chapter or trustees of the consolidated corporation in addition to those provided, designated, or elected by such representative body itself, and as their successors, to succeed to the rights, trusts, duties, and obligations of those members, officers, or trustees who in the separate original organizations held in trust, or in corporate capacity, the estate of such separate original corporations, and to succeed to such other estates as they deem necessary to complete the consolidated corporation. An agreement so made is not valid until it has been submitted to and ratified by separate meetings of the members of each of said parishes or societies in accordance with section 1715.08 of the Revised Code, and has also been submitted to and ratified by such representative body at one of its regular meetings.
When a corporation is being or has been merged with or into another or a new corporation as provided in this section, said merger and the consolidated or new corporation resulting therefrom shall be, in substance, governed by section 1715.08 of the Revised Code, so far as such section is applicable, in its nature or by analogy, to said merger and said new corporation.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .