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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 341 Collections and/or Records:

West Branch Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W415
Overview Records of West Branch Preparative Meeting, 1880-1890. Includes minutes, 1880-90.
Dates: 1880-1890

West Hartford Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W433
Overview Records of West Hartford Monthly Meeting 1805-1818. Includes minutes, 1805-18.
Dates: 1805-1818

West Hartford Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W435
Overview Records of West Hartford Preparative Meeting, 1800-23. Includes minutes, 1800-23, and financial records 1810-23.
Dates: 1800-1823

West Laurens Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W443
Overview Includes the minutes of the mens meeting for business, 1810-1832, minutes of the womens meeting for business, 1851-1896, and an account book, 1819-1842.
Dates: 1810-1896

West Oneonta Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W447
Overview Records of West Oneonta Preparative Meeting, 1818-1891. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1818-1891.
Dates: 1818-1891

Westbury Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W455
Overview Records of Westbury Monthly Meeting, 1828-1947. Includes minutes, 1828-1937, and vital records, 1828-1947.
Dates: 1828-1947

Westbury Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W453
Overview Records of Westbury Monthly Meeting, 1660-. Includes minutes 1697-2018; vital records 1660-1995; deeds, 1685-1745; financial records 1723-1931; Ministers and Elders, 1819-1973; and miscellaneous materials, 1696-1995.
Dates: 1660-2018

Westbury Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W459
Overview Records of Westbury Preparative Meeting, 1853-1902. Includes minutes 1853-1902.
Dates: 1853-1902

Westbury Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W457
Overview Records of Westbury Preparative Meeting, 1789-1959. Includes minutes, 1789-1959.
Dates: 1789-1959

Westchester Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-W477
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1828. Includes minutes, 1828.
Dates: 1828