A few newcomers have been surprised that Ottawa Monthly Meeting convenes weekly instead of monthly. This has made us aware that we need to explain a few terms, and we'll build a running list here:
Yearly, quarterly and monthly meetings: Many Quaker meetings include a term that indicates how often they meet to do business. Ottawa Monthly Meeting meets once a month to do business. We are part of Canadian Yearly Meeting that meets once a year in August to do business, worship and have fun. We are also part of a quarterly (regional) meeting that may have met quarterly at some point but now meets once a year in the spring. If you are curious about how we organize ourselves, you may want to look at the Canadian Yearly Meeting Organization and Procedure book.