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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Adirondack Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A293
Overview Records of Adirondack Friends Meeting, 1985-ongoing. Includes: membership Records 1952-1990 & ca. 1893-1993; newsletters, 1985-1989.

Galway Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-G373
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, 1802-1865. Includes: Minutes 1828-1865; women's minutes, 1802-1865; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1852-1862; Register, 1850-1861, Correspondence 1932-53.

Galway Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-G375
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, 1820-1836. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1820-1836, and vital Records 1828.

Saratoga Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S341
Overview Records of Saratoga Monthly Meeting and Saratoga Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1794-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1794-1983 and 1996-2008, vital Records 1787-1877 and 2000-2002, Ministers and Elders Records 1800-1873, deeds, miscellaneous papers, and newsletter.