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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:

Hector Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H453
Overview Records of the Conservative (Wilburite) branch of Hector Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, the pre-schism Orthodox Meeting, including the minutes of both the Otisites and Kingites. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's, and joint), 1830-1950, registers of membership, 1756-1965, the minutes of the Meeting of Ministers & Elders, 1830-1863, Library record, 1860, Publishing Proposal 1824, and Correspondence 1828 and 1923.

Hector Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H457
Overview Records of the Otisite branch of Hector Preparative Meeting. Includes: Minutes, 1859-1879.

Hector Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H455
Overview Records of Hector Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes, 1870-1886, and women's minutes, 1847-1878.

Perry City Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-P475
Overview Records of Perry City Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Hector Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1847-1972. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's, joint), 1847-1955/1968-79/2005, vital records 1902-1972, Ministers and Elders, 1872-1895, financial records 1942-1954, records of the Ladies Aid Society, and newsletters.