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QM/B/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/B/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:

Potomac Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-P684
Scope and Contents Records of Potomac Quarterly Meeting, 1947-2000. Includes minutes 1951-2000, Ministry and Counsel minutes 1951-1968, and miscellaneous 1947-1991.
Dates: 1947-2000

Washington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-W375
Scope and Contents Records of Washington Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1807-1956. Includes minutes 1899-1956, Ministry and Counsel, 1899-1941, financial records 1892-1947, property records 1807-1948, and committee records 1893-1941.
Dates: 1807-1956

Washington Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-W376
Scope and Contents Records of Washington Preparative Meeting, 1822-48. Includes women's minutes 1822-48.
Dates: 1822-1848