The congregation assembled for a vote on a name change
only. No other changes to the articles
were presented to the congregation by Mr. William N. Matthews.
In order to effect changes to the corporate articles,
full disclosure of those changes must be
made to all members. There are minimum notice requirements in the By-Laws
Minnesota Chapter 317A. No notice of such change was give to the membership
congregation as required by church By-Laws and Minnesota Law.
It appears that Mr. Matthews switched the order of various
articles in an planned attempt to
make comparison of the articles more difficult. All of the above changes
are preposterous! I,
Edward G. Palmer, of Otsego, Minnesota was present at this meeting. The only
to the congregation for a vote was a simple name change. Mr. Matthews used
the guise of a name
change and the ignorance and trust of his congregation to totally alter the
original Articles of
Incorporation. All of the above changes and those filed subsequently are
illegal. Virtually no
notice of the above changes were provided save for the name change. This
is a direct violation of
Minnesota Law, Corporate By-Laws and Corporate Articles.