Manual of Procedure

I. Introduction

The purpose of this Manual is to provide a basis for the good order of the Religious Society of Friends within Baltimore Yearly Meeting by describing the current organizational structure of the Yearly Meeting, its officers and committees, and its relations to other Friends’ bodies. Changes that alter the meaning of this manual (substantive changes), are approved by Yearly Meeting in Session as described in article XI of this Manual.

This Manual deals solely with the organizational structure the Yearly Meeting establishes to handle matters which are entrusted to it by the constituent Monthly or Quarterly Meet­ings or by individual Friends.