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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-P631
Overview Records of Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox), 1745-present. Includes minutes 1828-present, vital records 1745-present, and miscellaneous 1810-1889.
Dates: 1745-1995

Scipio Executive Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S383
Overview Records of Scipio Executive Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) and its predecessor Scipio Monthly Meeting of Friends. Includes minutes 1827-1924, vital records 1775-1924, and miscellaneous 1824-1917.
Dates: 1775-1924

Scipio Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S381
Overview Records of Scipio Monthly Meeting, 1808-27. Includes men's minutes, 1808-22, women's minutes 1808-27, and removal certificates 1807-25.
Dates: 1807-1827