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 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records of Amawalk Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1795-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1812-1991; Vital records 1798-1996; minutes and other records of Ministry & Counsel and its predecessor, Ministers & Elders, 1829-1914 & 1986-95; Treasurer's book 1910-1985; deeds & other property Records 1774-1903; extracts of the minutes of the monthly and quarterly meetings for Amawalk Preparative (1795) and Monthly (1806).
Overview Records of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Hicksite, Orthodox, and pre-Separation. Includes: Minutes (men's, women's & joint), 1785-2002; vital records 1756-1990; Ministers & Elders minutes, 1809-1886; financial Records 1828-1891; miscellaneous papers, 1732-1879; First Day School Records 1894; newsletters, 1985-95.
Overview Records of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, 1909-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1929-1997/2004-2010, Clerk's files, 1938-1964, membership Records 1934-1993, Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1991-1994, Financial reports, 1909-1977, and Newsletters, 1939-1995.
Overview Records of Yorktown Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1798-1941. Includes: minutes, 1830-1941; women's minutes, 1828-1878; vital records, 1798-1907; and minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1835-1869.