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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Chatham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C445
Overview Includes: Minutes of the men's meeting for business, 1819-1849, and women's minutes, 1826-1880.
Dates: 1819-1880

Ghent Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-G477
Overview Records of Ghent Preparative Meeting and its predecessor, Klinakill Preparative Meeting, 1799-1905. Includes: Minutes, 1837-1905, and women's minutes, 1799-1871.
Dates: 1799-1905

Hudson and Chatham Executive Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H855
Overview Includes: Minutes, 1793-1905; women's minutes, 1793-1880; marriage and removal certificates, 1794-1905; births and deaths, 1810-1920; treasurers book, 1816-1889; record of deeds 1788-1905; items of history, 1896, and miscellaneous records.
Dates: 1793-1905

Hudson Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H856

Hudson Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H857

Old Chatham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-O453
Overview Records of Old Chatham Monthly Meeting, 1963-2004. Includes minutes 1963-1989 & 1996-2012, records of former members, 1963-1990, newsletters, 1990-1995, and records of space at Powell House, 1984-88.
Dates: 1963-2012

Taghkanic-Hudson Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-T353
Overview Records of Taghkanic-Hudson Monthly Meeting, 1951-. Includes minutes 1951-85, and miscellaneous Records 1958-89.
Dates: 1951-1989