QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings
Record Group Term
_____ 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 14 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Catskill Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Plains Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and Greenfield and Neversink Executive Meeting, 1828-ongoing. Includes: Minutes (men's & joint), 1847-2002, and a register of marriages and removals, 1828-1863, and membership list. 1999.
Overview Records of Clintondale Local Business Meeting and its predecessors, Plattekill Preparative Meeting and Clintondale Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes, 1853-1874 & 1894-1936, and births & deaths, 1822-1928.
Overview Records of Clintondale Monthly Meeting, 1946-1995. Includes minutes, 1946-1995, and membership to 1995.
Overview Records of Clintondale Young Peoples Endeavor Society. Includes: Minutes, 1895-1916; and rollbook, 1895-1900.
Overview Records of Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1809-1817, 1840-1859 and 1864-1884. Includes: Minutes 1809-17 & 1864-84, and women's minutes, 1840-59.
Overview Includes records of Marlborough Monthly Meeting (pre-separation and Orthodox), 1804-1954. Includes men's and joint minutes, 1804-1954, Women's minutes, 1804-1882, Ministers' and Elders' Minutes, 1813-1919, Vital Records 1804-1931, a volume of sufferings, 1808-1855, and an elegy, 1800. Women's minutes 1880-1882 (2.3) also contains Women's minutes from Plains Monthly Meeting, 1851-1854, and joint minutes (Marlborough Monthly Meeting), 1883-1883.
Overview Records of Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1846. Includes Men's minutes, 1828-1847, and Women's minutes, 1828-1847, and an 1847 proclamation from the meeting declaring independence from New York Yearly Meeting.
Overview Records of Marlborough Preparative Meeting, 1832-1837. Includes Men's minutes, 1832-1837.
Overview Records of Milton Executive Meeting and its predecessors, Milton Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and Marlborough Preparative Meeting (pre-Separation and Orthodox), 1820-1963.
Overview Records of New Paltz Friends Meeting, 1953-1996. Includes minutes, 1953-1995, a record of removals and register, 1957-1996, and a series of newsletters and mailings, 1957-1995.