Manual of Procedure of Baltimore Yearly Meeting

This contains the complete text of the current Manual of Procedure of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, including any changes, additions, or deletions that have been approved by Interim Meeting since the publication of the last edition of the Yearbook.

A pdf version of the text as printed in the most recent edition of the Yearbook is available for download.

The Spiritual Basis for Unity
(Adapted from the Report of August 1964)
 
I. Introduction
Introduction to the current Manual of Procedure for Baltimore Yearly Meeting
 
II. Structure of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Basic organization of the Yearly Meeting
Sessions Functions Officers Trustees  
  Presiding Clerk of the Yearly Meeting  
  Clerk of Interim Meeting  
  Recording Clerks  
  Treasurers  
III. Interim Meeting
Structure and Committees of Interim Meeting
Committees  
  Search Committee  
  Supervisory Committee  
IV. Staff
Staff of Baltimore Yearly Meeting
 
V. Committees of the Yearly Meeting
Organization and general provisions for standing committees of the Yearly Meeting
Advancement and Outreach Committee  
  Camp Property Management Committee  
  Camping Program Committee  
  Development Committee  
  Educational Grants Committee  
  Faith and Practice Revision Committee  
  Indian Affairs Committee  
  Manual of Procedure Committee  
  Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee  
  Nominating Committee  
  Peace and Social Concerns Committee  
  Program Committee  
  Religious Education Committee  
  Stewardship and Finance Committee  
  Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund  
  Unity with Nature Committee  
  Youth Programs Committee  
VI. Special Groups and Working Groups
Special Groups, Working Groups, and ad hoc Committees within Baltimore Yearly Meeting
Young Adult Friends  
VII. Affiliations to FGC, FUM, and FWCC
Relationship between Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Friends General Conference, Friends United Meeting, and Friends World Committee for Consultation
Friends General Conference  
  Friends United Meeting  
  Friends World Committee for Consultation  
VIII. Corporations Affiliated with Baltimore Yearly Meeting
Description of relationship between Baltimore Yearly Meeting and certain corporations
Friends House, Inc.  
  Friends Nursing Home, Inc.  
  Miles White Beneficial Society  
  Sandy Spring Friends School, Inc.  
IX. Representatives to Other Organizations
Description of relationships between Baltimore Yearly Meeting and other Friends organizations
American Friends Service Committee  
  Friends Committee on National Legislation  
  Friends Wilderness Center  
  National Religious Campaign Against Torture  
  Prisoner Visitation and Support  
  Quaker Earthcare Witness  
  Quaker House  
  William Penn House  
  Young Friends of North America  
X. Changes in Faith and Practice
Guidelines for initiating changes in Faith and Practice
 
XI. Changes in the Manual of Procedure
Guidelines for initiating changes in the Manual of Procedure
 
XII. Appendices
Appendices to the Manual of Procedure, including Articles of Incorporation
Appendix A: Articles of Incorporation Appendix B: Whistleblower Protection Policy Appendix C: Conflict of Interest Policy Appendix D: Youth Safety Policy Appendix E: Guidelines for Embracing the Ministry of Friends
  Revisions to the Articles of Incorporation, approved October 28, 1995   Youth Safety Appendix A:  
  Revisions to the Articles of Incorporation, approved September 5, 1996   Youth Safety Appendix B:  
  Youth Safety Appendix C:  
  Youth Safety Appendix D: