For Recording Clerks

Serving as recording clerk can be deeply humbling work.  Our minutes are a reflection of the movement of the Spirit among the body and require deep listening to write.

During the process of discernment, minutes can draw is together and capture places of unity. With appreciation for the ways the Friends who write our minutes help us find clarity in our decision making process, we have gathered some key resources relevant to the work of recording minutes below.

File Downloads

NEYM's Guidelines for Preparing Minutes

This a seven-page guide for the recording of minutes for NEYM which offers a reminder of the purpose of minutes and practical tips

Tips for Recording Clerks

This three-page handout on writing minutes was created by Eden Grace

Before Business Begins, part 1

This thirteen-page download features the first half of a booklet by William Braasch Watson for Friends meeting recording clerks

Before Business Begins, part 2

This seventeen-page download features the second half of a booklet by William Braasch Watson for Friends meeting recording clerks

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