Table of Contents

2010-2019
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
2017 Fall DuBois  Business Meeting Minutes Death of Dawn Rubbert; 200th anniversary to be held in Salem, IN in Fall 2019; committee appointed to consider changes to BRQ planning process.
2017 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Nominations; website update; 200th anniversary planning
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2014-4/2015
State of Society Reports State of Society reports from Clear Creek and Urbana-Champaign MMs.
2016 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Website manager responsibilities; small meeting retreat; support for Justimore Musombi
2016 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Job descriptions of BRQ officers; retreat and intervisitation; support for a Friend to continue at Earlham School of Religion after losing a scholarship from his home meeting for coming out as gay
2015 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Gender acceptance; Ugandan Safe Transport Fund; Friends Peace Teams
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 4/2015-9/2015
2015 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Encouraging new leadership, New Underground Railroad
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2014-4/2015
2014 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes New Underground Railroad
2014 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Persecution of Gay people in Uganda, hired coordinators for children’s program
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2013-4/2014
ILYM Planning FUN planning for ILYM 2014
2013 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes 2Minutes of welcome to LBGTQI Friends, support for same-sex marriage, acknowledgment of hurt caused by bias and bigotry among Friends, and commitment to effect change and healing on a personal and corporate level; survey regarding planning and format of QM sessions
2013 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Prison reform minute on BRQ website; Macomb WG under the care of Clear Creek MM
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2012-4/2013
2012 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Support for resolution asking Earlham College to divest from companies which profit from Israeli occupation of Palestinian land
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 5/2012-9/2012
2012 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Increase in suggested donation for MMs; support for volunteer work by J. Leverett; Tamms closure
ILYM Planning Site planning for ILYM 2012
2011 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes ILYM Planning; Youth Program; Big Muddy WG
2011 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes ILYM Planning; TIAA-Cref divestment; WCC Ecumenical Call to a Just Peace
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2010-4/2011
2010 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Proposal to revise planning for BRQ children’s program
2010 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes ILYM Planning; donation to Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; support for ministry by Maurine Pyle

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2000-2009
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
2009 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Ad hoc committee on nurturing the quarterly; name change of Southern Illinois Meeting; ILYM planning; meeting reports
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 4/2009-9/2009
2009 Spring Menno Haven Business Meeting Minutes Petition on Tamms “supermax” prison; Springfield WG moved to Urbana-Champaign planning group
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 10/2008-3/2009
2008 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Site planning for ILYM 2009; website approved, website committee laid down, position of webservant set up
2008 Spring Menno Haven Business Meeting Minutes Green burial committee laid down; communication encouraged between BRQ planners and local First Day School committees
2007 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes eport on BRQ planning; website committee established
Treasurers Report Income and expenses, 4-8/2007
2007 Spring Menno Haven Business Meeting Minutes Support for Amos family work in Kenya; green burial committee continued
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2006-3/2007
2006 Fall Brim Shire Business Meeting Minutes Proposal for worship and ministry committee set aside; system for BRQ planning to be studied; affiliation of Southern Illinois Meeting with the Illinois Coalition for Peace and Justice
ILYM Planning Food and program planning for ILYM 2007
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 4-9/2006
2006 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Green burial committee established; support for Right Sharing of World Resources; proposal for worship and ministry committee
ILYM planning Site planning for ILYM 2006
2005 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Letter of concern to Bloomington-Normal and Peoria-Galesburg Meetings; appointment cycle; anti-nuclear minute; support for Religious Freedom Tax Fund Bill; possibility of revising ILYM planning process
ILYM Planning Site planning for ILYM 2006
2005 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Support for Department of Peace proposal, Project Lakota, travel to World Gathering of Young Friends
ILYM Planning F.U.N. planning for ILYM 2005
2004 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Decatur MM reported laid down; recommendation that ILYM partner with Lugari YM; Nominating Committee released from responsibility to inform nominees of BRQ participation in the Campaign of Conscience for the Iraqi People; support for Friends Peace Teams/African Great Lakes Initiative
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 4-9/2004
ILYM Planning F.U.N. planning for ILYM 2005
2004 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Heartland WG reported laid down; support for Project Lakota
Treasurer’s Report TIncome and expenses, 9/2003-4/2004
2003 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Float trip; Project Lakota
ILYM Planning Program planning for ILYM 2004
2003 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Peace minute; promoting BRQ
Treasurer’s Report TIncome and expenses, 9/2002-4/2003
2002 Fall DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Proposal to make float trip an official BRQ event; role and function of the quarterly meeting; support for AFSC and FCNL
2002 Spring CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Schedule and location of BRQ; support for the Campaign of Conscience for the Iraqi People, Project Lakota; F.U.N. planning for ILYM 2002; proposal to make the float trip an official BRQ event; recommendation that ILYM establish a Peace and Conscientious Objection Committee
2001 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Archival of records; scheduling of BRQ; development of materials to aid in planning BRQ
Treasurers Report Income and expenses, 4-9/2001
2001 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Support for Project Lakota; BRQ planning; Planning Support Group established
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 9/2000-4/2001
2000 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Stimulating interest in BRQ; retention of 2-year terms for clerk, recording clerk & treasurer; nominating procedures document; scheduling to avoid Missouri Valley Conference
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 4-9/2000
2000 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Proposal of 3-year staggered terms for clerk, recording clerk & treasurer; communication among meetings on peace and social concerns; support for AFSC Campaign of Conscience for the Iraqi People

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1990-1999
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1999 Fall Riverview Business Meeting Minutes Support for FCNL
Treasurer’s report Income & expenses, April-Sept. 1999
1999 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes F.U.N. planning for ILYM 1999; minute of affirmation and welcome adopted
1998 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Contact among Friends; F.U.N. planning for ILYM 1999; role of QM in preparing business for YM; minute of affirmation and welcome proposed
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 3-9/1998
1998 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Minuting in the face of the meeting; Food and program planning for ILYM 1998; letter to unrepresented meetings
1997 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Request for donations from monthly meetings; records of Friends Hill MM; support for Friends Peace Teams; Decatur temporarily grouped with Urbana-Champaign for BRQ planning
1997 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Possibility of a BRQ Peace and Social Justice Committee; cost of meeting at DuBois; Friends Hill MM laid down, oversight committee appointed to handle details; donation to ILYM Field Secretary Fund
1996 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Thanks to Clear Creek MM for improvements to meetinghouse; contribution to ILYM Field Secretary Fund; cost of meeting at DuBois, committee appointed to investigate alternatives; ILYM Listening Project; site planning for ILYM 1997; minute on world hunger
1996 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Costs and attendance; support for RSWR; discussion of same-sex marriage; scheduling
1995 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1995 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1994 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Delivery of medical supplies to orphans in Romania; food/program planning for ILYM 1995; written State of Society Reports
1994 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes States of society; planning for Fall quarterly; Friends Insurance Group
1993 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Scheduling; separation of Heartland WG from Bloomington-Normal MM; draft proposal on recognition of worship groups to be sent to ILYM Faith and Practice Committee
1993 Summer Treasurers Report This report, covering the period from the establishment of the meeting account at Farmers State Bank to 7/15/1993, appears to have been sent to monthly meetings between sessions of BRQ
1993 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Separation of Heartland WG from Bloomington-Normal MM; draft procedure for recognition of worship groups; requested contributions from MMs of $5/adult resident member
1992 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes Separation of Heartland WG from Bloomington-Normal MM, letter to both groups; authorization to sign checks on new bank account
1992 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes stablishment of the position of treasurer, and of BRQ bank account
1991 Fall CILCA Business Meeting Minutes 1State of Society Reports; purchase of Columbia Meetinghouse
1991 Spring DuBois Business Meeting Minutes Success of retreat format for meetings; program planning for ILYM 1991; report on AFSC refusal to verify employee citizenship; report on issues facing ILYM
1990 Fall East Bay Business Meeting Minutes State of Society Reports; program planning for ILYM 1991
1990 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Method for nominating Clerk of ILYM; support for march on Washington in support of children in need; F.U.N. planning for ILYM 1990; decision not to pursue dividing BRQ into two quarterly meetings
State of Society Reports

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1980-1989
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1989 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Letter to Southern Illinois Meeting, proposals to divide, lay down, or reorganize BRQ
ILYM planning F.U.N. planning for ILYM 1990
1989 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Proposal to divide BRQ into two quarterly meetings
State of Society Reports
Division Proposal Materials Statements from Monthly Meetings and related materials pertaining to a proposal to divide BRQ
1988 Fall Riverview Business Meeting Minutes Archiving of minutes, States of Society
1988 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Role of Continuing Committee; Plumbottom WG reported discontinued; ILYM and BRQ planning
State of Society Reports
1987 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Archiving of minutes; ministry and caring; role of Continuing Committee
1987 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Adoption of retreat format; ministry and caring; MacIntyre project in Nicaragua; role of Continuing Committee
1986 Fall Riverview Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1986 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Concern for meetings not represented
1985 Fall Riverview Business Meeting Minutes Concern for indicted Sanctuary workers; religious education; possibility of Youth Coordinator position
1985 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Possibility of dividing BRQ; ILYM planning not to be part of BRQ; focus and content of BRQ gatherings
1984 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Format and content of BRQ: possibility of division, retreat format, role of ILYM planning
1984 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes FCNL; ILYM planning
1983 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes ILYM planning, Young Friends
1983 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1982 Fall Decatur Business Meeting Minutes Small-group discussion on war tax resistence, ILYM handbook and Faith and Practice, Young Friends, Peace Caravan, journalizing
1982 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Bloomington-Normal MM established; war tax resistance
1981 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Frequency of State of Society Reports; location and format of meetings; request from Bloomington-Normal PM for a monthly meeting; site planning for ILYM 1982
1981 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1980 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1980 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net

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1970-1979
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1979 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
Notes Handwritten notes taken from this meeting, dealing primarily with State of Society reports
1979 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1978 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1978 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1977 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1977 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1976 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1976 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1975 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1975 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1974 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1974 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1973 Fall Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1973 Spring Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1972 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1972 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1971 Fall Little Grassy Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1971 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1970 Fall Little Grassy Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; Springfield PM reported established; civil rights struggle in Cairo, Illinois
1970 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; approaches to business meeting and decision-making

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1960-1969
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1969 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Peoria Meeting reported inactive, Peoria Friends attending Galesburg WG; new WG in Bloomington
1969 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Discontinuation of BRQ treasury and office of treasurer; need for quarterly meeting
1968 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; continuation of treasury; no name change to “Half-Yearly Meeting”
1968 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; draft counseling; continuation treasury
1967 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Carbondale PM reported established; proposal to change name to Blue River Half-Yearly Meeting rejected; office of treasurer retained, $100 limit on treasury, with surplus to be transferred to ILYM
1967 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Summer session discontinued; proposal to change name to Blue River Half-Yearly Meeting
1967 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports
1966 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Relief for Viet Nam
1966 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
Letter This undated letter from Helen Jean Nelson to BRQ, recommending establishment of Decatur and Columbia MMs, is believed to date from Summer 1966
1966 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Possibility of reviving Benjaminville Meeting; conflict in Peoria Meeting; BRQ clerkship to rotate among MM clerks
1965 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Excess funds turned over to ILYM; continuation of office of treasurer; State of Society reports
1965 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Proposal to eliminate office of treasurer; selection of representatives to ILYM, nominee to ILYM Exercises Committee
1965 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Letter to Pres. Johnson supporting negotiations and economic development in Vietnam; possibility of eliminating office of treasurer
1964 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Possibility of eliminating office of treasurer; State of Society reports
1964 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Appointment of representatives, members of Exercises and Epistle Committees; proposal for yearly meeting handbook
1964 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Revision of queries; outreach
1963 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Support for small meetings
1963 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Proposal to hold Urbana-Champaign sessions at Camp Howard; appointment of representatives to ILYM and members of Exercises and Epistles Committees
1963 Spring Urbana Business Meeting Minutes ILYM meetinghouse renovations; proposal for ILYM program for University of Illinois students
1962 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Difficulties Friends face in addressing competing claims on attention and money; building up the coherence and vitality of quarterly meeting
1962 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1962 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Decision to meet three times per year; recommendations of changes in ILYM structure
1962 Winter Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Concern for Normal-Bloomington PM; proposal that BRQ meet three times per year
1961 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Report on Friends National Conference on World Affairs; police interrogation of Margaret Fowler; concern for Normal-Bloomington Meeting; low attendance at BRQ
1961 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Appointments of representatives to ILYM, members of ILYM Exercises and Epistle Committees
1961 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Dual membership; Pacific YM proposal regarding income tax; eventual withdrawal of US from United Nations; Cuban situation
1961 Winter Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Continuation of four-times-per-year schedule, desirability of reducing time spent on business and emphasizing fellowship; University of Illinois ROTC program
1960 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Proposals to meet twice per year, eliminate ILYM business
1960 Summer Wakanda Business Meeting Minutes Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1960 Spring Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Proposals to meet twice per year, eliminate ILYM business; kitchen renovations of ILYM meetinghouse; BRQ assessment of monthly meetings retained as 5% of ILYM assessment
1960 Winter Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Minuting to be done in the face of the meeting; construction of dormitory at ILYM meetinghouse; anti-semitism

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1950-1959
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1959 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Queries to monthly meetings regarding spiritual unity in ILYM
1959 Summer Wakanda Business Meeting Minutes Appointment of representatives to ILYM, members of ILYM Exercises and Epistles Committees; location of yearly meeting
1959 Spring Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Contributions to ILYM; Ministry & Counsel reports to ILYM; housing at ILYM meetinghouse; location for ILYM sessions
1959 Winter Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Funding for Friends activities among Native Americans; committee reports for ILYM to be presented at spring BRQ; letter to senators regarding selective service; housing at ILYM
1958 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes Ohio Valley Conference held at Highland Creek; FCNL activities
1958 Summer Wakanda Business Meeting Minutes Continued publication of Among Friends; appointments of representatives to ILYM
1958 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes BRQ responsibility to host meetings; proposal to divide ILYM
1958 Winter Urbana Business Meeting Minutes Curtailment or discontinuation of Among Friends; supoprt for foreign service; FWCC meeting in Germany; opposition to nuclear testing
1957 Fall Rock Hill Business Meeting Minutes WGs reported organized in Carbondale, Charleston; increase in suggested MM donations to ILYM
1957 Summer Clear Creek Report to ILYM BRQ representatives to ILYM; recommendation to establish Normal-Bloomington PM as a monthly meeting; acquisition of Urbana-Champaign meetinghouse
1957 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Conveners of BRQ to be responsible for sending notice of meetings to Friends Journal; insurance pledges for Koinonia Community; proposed flyleaf on ILYM discipline
1957 Winter Bloomington Business Meeting Minutes Announcements and reports of BRQ to be sent to Friends Journal; possibile ILYM adoption of Philadelphia YM Faith and Practice; possible establishment of Friends Committee on Legislation for Illinois and Wisconsin; peace testimony; outreach
1956 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes 5% of donations by monthly meeting to be retained for BRQ; establishment of Normal-Bloomington PM
1956 Summer Clear Creek Report to ILYM Request from Normal-Bloomington Friends for preparative meeting under the care of Urbana-Champaign MM; possibility of new ILYM discipline; appointment of representatives to ILYM, members of ILYM Exercises and Epistle Committees. Note: Includes an erroneous typed report, with a separate page of hand-written corrections
1956 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Support for refugees; possibility of ILYM adoption of Philadelphia YM Faith and Practice; request for affiliation from Bloomington WG
1956 Winter Champaign Business Meeting Minutes Bloomington WG reported organized; need for new ILYM Discipline; no quota or assessment for monthly meeting contributions; cooperation with Illinois Church Council
1955 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Disproportionate financial burden on Clear Creek Meeting; renovations to Junior Yearly Meetinghouse; reports on Friends organizations
1955 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Appointment of BRQ representatives to ILYM, members of ILYM Exercises and Epistle Committees; report to ILYM
Report to ILYM Representatives; forums; decision not to attempt to revive Highland Creek Meeting
1955 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; opposition to legislation mandating Univeral Military Training; visitation to Conscientious Objectors in prison
1955 Winter Champaign Business Meeting Minutes Support for FCNL efforts to oppose draft legislation; decision not to attempt to revive Highland Creek Meeting
1954 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes ILYM and BRQ budgets, expected monthly meeting contributions to ILYM and BRQ; organizational structure and work of FGC
1954 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Appointment of representatives to ILYM, and of replacement clerk
1954 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports; summer meetings to be held immediately prior to ILYM, with no State of Society reports expected
1954 Winter Champaign Business Meeting Minutes Use of maps in First Day schools; possibility of establishing a Friends school; possible family retreat
1953 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Scheduling of appointments to BRQ offices, and of annual treasurer’s report; scheduling of BRQ sessions
Summary Descriptive summary of business and other activities at 1953 Fall session
1953 Spring Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Scheduling of BRQ sessions — no summer session for 1953; appointment of representatives to ILYM; budget; report on visit to Highland Creek
1953 Winter Champaign Business Meeting Minutes State of Society reports may be written or oral; hosting European Young Friends in US for conference
1952 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Organizational meeting for “new” quarterly meeting consisting of the southern portion of old BRQ; retention of the name “Blue River Quarterly Meeting”; program beyond business meeting to be responsibility of host meeting; offices to include clerk, assistant clerk and treasurer, host meeting to provide recording clerk; old BRQ treasury to be divided between new QMs; 5% of amount contributed to ILYM to be retained for BRQ; report on condition of Highland Creek Meeting
1952 Summer Peoria Business Meeting Minutes Division of BRQ into two quarterly meetings; Hoopeston and Fawcett funds to be transferred to ILYM
1952 Spring Evanston Business Meeting Minutes Affiliation with Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting approved; delay in deciding on division into two QMs to allow Urbana-Champaign MM to consider the issue
Letter Request from Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting to affiliate with BRQ
1952 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes Coordination and coopertation with Chicago QM; opposition to US appointment of ambassador to Vatican; opposition to films preparing high school students for military service; opposition to McCarran Subversive Activities Control Act; possible affiliation with Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting
1951 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Financial support for representatives to World Conference of Friends, Scattergood School, AFSC
1951 Summer Madison Business Meeting Minutes Financial support for representatives to World Conference of Friends; AFSC work on race relations in Chicago
1951 Spring Milwaukee Business Meeting Minutes Nominees to World Conference of Friends; 10th Month Conference; visit to Washington & Springfield by Wilma Lux; AFSC Chicago
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 1-5/1951
1951 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes Wyck Group, AFSC
 1950 Fall  St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Report on labors with Sen. Paul Douglas over his position on military defense and nuclear weapons; support for AFSC, Displaced Persons; possibility of another General Meeting
General Meeting Planning Committee These minutes, of the Planning Committee for a general meeting of all branches of Friends in Illinois, were entered into the minute book of Blue River Quarterly Meeting
1950 Summer Madison Business Meeting Minutes ILYM treasurer to serve as BRQ treasurer
Forum Panel discussion on Korea
1950 Spring Oak Park Business Meeting Minutes Position of Sen. Paul Douglas on peace and armament; Milwaukee MM affiliation with BRQ approved; memorial of Jeannette Stetson
Treasurer’s Report Income and expenses, 5/1949-5/1950
Affiliation request Letter from Milwaukee MM requesting affiliation with BRQ
1950 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes AFSC activities; memorial of Clement Flitcraft; planning for General Meeting; support for peace legislation
Report on the 2nd General Meeting of Friends in and adjacent to Illinois Report on the 2nd General Meeting of Friends in and adjacent to Illinois

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Relief efforts; appreciation of Peoria and Madison MMs.

1940-1949
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1949 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes Penn Valley MM reported no longer affiliated with BRQ; AFSC activities; support for continuing General Meeting;report on visit to Pres. Truman regarding conscientious objectors
1949 Summer Madison Business Meeting Minutes  Minutes from this session have not been located. If you have a copy or know where one is, please contact Peter Lasersohn, lasersohn@sbcglobal.net
1949 Spring Oak Park Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Retention of Field Secretary; AFSC activities;General Meeting of Friends in Illinois
1949 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes Retrospective by Albert Mills on 15 years as clerk; memorial of Sylvester Jones.
1948 Fall St. Louis Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum General Meeting in Evanston; Universal Military Training; letters to children
1948 Summer Madison Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Relief work in Europe, conscientious objection
1948 Spring Oak Park Business Meeting Minutes Last-minute change in location as Highland Creek declines to host; return to a 4-times-a-year schedule; amnesty for CO’s; plans for General Meeting
1948 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes Proposal for a General Meeting of Friends in Illinois; AFSC relief work, location of YM
1947 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Relief work; Nobel Prize; unity among Friends
1947 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Queries on the state of Quakerism in Illinois; C. Flitcraft resigns as treasurer
1947 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Financial quotas; letters in support of C.O. lawyer and in opposition to universal military training.
1946 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum State of Society reports to go to YM through QM; financial quotas.
1946 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Visit to St. Louis; clothing drive; congressional reorganization.
1946 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum St. Louis MM joins BRQ and ILYM; reimbursement for displaced Japanese-Americans; civilian control of atomic energy.
1945 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum AFSC relief work; assistance to CPS men; letters regarding compensation for interned Japanese-Americans, hunger relief, and conscription.
1945 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum End of rotating assistant clerkship, MM clerks to serve as corresponding clerks of QM; Benjaminville desire to host QM; possible visit of Highland Creek Friends to Five Years Meeting.
1945 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes Relief efforts; possible ILYM affiliation with Five Years Meeting; Jamaicans segregated in Chicago.
1944 Fall Peoria Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum
1944 Summer Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Scheduling of BRQ sessions; possibly laying down of Benjaminville MM.
1944 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes Madison MM joins BRQ; possible affiliation of ILYM with Five Years Meeting.
1944 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes AFSC clothing project; proposal by 57th Street to affiliate ILYM with Five Years Meeting; discontinuation of QM sessions at Benjaminville.
1943 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes Penn Valley PM reported established; interest on funds to go to sewing for relief efforts; support for Friends Intelligencer; publication of Quaker Torch Bearers.
1943 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes New names indicate a time of transition; possibility of reviving Benjaminville, reaffiliating Blue River MM.
1943 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Visit by Kenneth and Elise Boulding; vandalism to doors of a Peoria C.O.; financial quotas.
1943 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Openings of Oak Park and Peoria MMs reported; meeting activities.
1942 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Peoria and Oak Park MMs established; new committee on financial quotas; decision not to acquire lost Benjaminville minute book.
1942 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Report on YM; committee authorized to procure lost minutes.
1942 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum WGs at Oak Park and Peoria; recommendation to hire Wm. Mackensen as Field Secretary; recommendation that ILYM support USO and CPS; opportunity to buy lost Benjaminville minute book.
1942 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum WG started in Peoria; CO funds available; informal discussion of hiring Wm. Mackensen as field secretary.
1941 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Committee on financial reapportionment; WG started at Oak Park and new unaffiliated meeting at St. Louis; possible use of funds for C.O. Camps.
1941 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Concern for books at Benjaminville; possibility raised of reapportioning financial quotas.
1941 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum MMs should plan for CO support; WG in St. Louis.
1941 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Discussion of duty in case of war.
1940 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Report of BRQ in 1869; activities of Midwest Office of AFSC; letters to ill Friends.
1940 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes Report on YM re: conscription, work camps, refugees.
1940 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Memorial to Robert Balderson; Camp Ill-Ind-O; AFSC activities.
1940 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Recommendations from FGC on promoting peace; discussion groups.

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1930-1939
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1939 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Memorial of Foster Heacock; satisfaction with joint meetings with Chicago QM; reports on conditions in Spain and India.
1939 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Summer camp; appreciation for Cemetery Association upkeep of Bentown Meetinghouse.
1939 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Funds still unavailable; summer camp; memorial to be written of Foster Heacock.
1939 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Visit by Bliss Forbush; mission by Badersons for Jewish relief in Germany; contribution to restoration of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio meetinghouse.
1938 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Memorial of Clarence Mills; history of the Fawcett and Hoopeston Funds; support for Albert and Anne Martin in spreading the Quaker message.
1938 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Baptist use of Benjaminville Meetinghouse; Grace Benjamin appointed to records committee.
1938 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum State of society; clerks reappointed; treasurer’s report; representatives to YM.
1938 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum First joint meeting with Chicago QM; letter to the President on increased armaments.
1937 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Support for Chicago office of AFSC; World Conference; relief work with Spanish children.
1937 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Benjaminville minute book and meetinghouse; work camp service with Seneca Indians; World Conference.
1937 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Recommendation to ILYM to deposit records with University of Illinois Library; lost Benjaminville record book; resisting alcohol and tobacco propaganda.
1937 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Minute books of Benjaminville PM reported sold to University of Illinois Library; freedom of speech on radio broadcasts.
1936 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Funds report; AFSC meeting in Richmond.
1936 Summer Benjaminville Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Voting; cooperatives.
1936 Spring Highland Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Gravel drive for Benjaminville; discussion on peace.
1936 Winter Chicago Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum Neutrality legislation; freedom of speech.
1935 Fall Clear Creek Business Meeting Minutes and clerk’s memorandum New trends in education; ecumenical peace meeting.

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1910-1919
Session Location Documents Notes/Summary of Major Business
1918 Summer Benjaminville News Report Report of BRQ session in Friends Intelligencer vol. LXXV no. 34
1917 Fall Clear Creek News Report Report of BRQ session in Friends Intelligencer vol. LXXIV no. 47
1917 Summer Benjaminville News Report Report of BRQ session in Friends Intelligencer vol. LXXIV no. 35
1917 Winter Chicago News Report Report of BRQ session in Friends Intelligencer vol. LXXIV no. 9

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