326. Changing number of trustees. An incorporated United Methodist church may, at its annual corporate meeting where trustees are elected, by vote change the number of its trustees to three, six or nine by adding more trustees, one-third of which shall be elected for three years, one-third for two years and one-third for one year; or by voting to discontinue the offices of certain specified trustees as they expire, one-third of said offices to be discontinued each year, until the number left is the number decided upon. Such changes in the board of trustees shall always provide that at least two-thirds of the trustees shall be members of The United Methodist church. No such changes shall affect the terms of the trustees then in office, but each shall hold office until his full term has expired unless his office shall terminate as provided for elsewhere in this article.
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