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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Lee Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L437
Overview Records of Lee Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1840-1871. Includes: Minutes 1840-1871 and a library record..

LeRay Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L475
Overview Records of LeRay Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), 1830-1871. Includes: Women's Minutes, 1830-1871.

Lowville Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L775
Overview Records of Lowville Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1826-1859. Includes: Vital Records 1826-1859.

Mohawk Valley Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M613
Overview Records of Mohawk Valley Monthly and Preparative Meetings, 1939-1987. Includes minutes, 1945-1987, miscellaneous Records 1939-2001, and newsletters, 1980-91 and 1995.

West Branch Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W417
Overview Records of West Branch Monthly Meeting, 1887-1988. Includes minutes 1890-1975/1977-88, vital records 1887-1979, committee records, 1893-1930, and miscellaneous papers, 1904-83.

Western Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W483
Overview Records of Western Monthly Meeting, 1843-71. Includes minutes, 1843-71; vital records, 1843-71; and financial records, 1843-71.

Westmoreland Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W525
Overview Records of Westmoreland Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1867-1924. Includes minutes, 1817-1920; vital records, 1818-85; and miscellaneous items, 1827-1914.

Westmoreland Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W529
Overview Minutes of Bridgewater Preparative Meeting, 1828-38; minutes of New Hartford Preparative Meeting 1828-65; and minutes of Westmoreland Preparative Meeting 1860-92;