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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:

Batavia Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B335
Overview Records of Batavia Monthly Meeting, 1915-1969. Includes: minutes, 1915-1969; Register: Births and Deaths, 1916-1969; deed, mortgage, etc.; account book, 1935-1951; treasurer's book, property and financial correspondence 1940, 1968-70; Miscellaneous: correspondence 1927-30, 1910-16, meeting notes.
Dates: 1915-1969

Elba Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E459
Overview Records of Elba Friends Annual Business Meeting and its predecessor, Elba Preparative Meeting, 1821-1916. Includes: Minutes 1821-1916.
Dates: 1821-1916

Elba Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E453
Overview Records of Elba Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1837-1921. Includes: Minutes, 1837-1868 & 1890-1921, marriage intentions, 1837-1850, membership, ca. 1885-ca. 1903, register, 1907-1913, and minutes of Ministry and Oversight, 1911-1915.
Dates: 1837-1921

Elba Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E457
Overview Records of Elba Preparative Meeting. Includes: Men's minutes, 1831-1849, and women's minutes, 1838-1849.
Dates: 1831-1845