Chapter 6 » 6.19
Yearly Meeting committees
Committee on Clerks
The Committee on Clerks is responsible for considering the short-, medium- and long-term clerkship needs of the Yearly Meeting.
The Committee on Clerks acts as the nominating body for clerks of Yearly Meeting, Meeting for Sufferings and Britain Yearly Meeting Trustees. It brings forward:
- to Yearly Meeting, annually, names of a Friend to serve as clerk and two Friends to serve as assistant clerks of Yearly Meeting;
- to Meeting for Sufferings, annually, names of Friends to serve as clerk and assistant clerk of Meeting for Sufferings;
- to Yearly Meeting, annually, names of Friends to serve as clerk and assistant clerk of the Trustees;
- to Yearly Meeting, annually, the name of a Friend to serve as Yearly Meeting Treasurer in relation to the centrally managed work.
The Committee on Clerks consists of thirteen members including a clerk appointed by the committee from within its number. One third of the members other than the clerk will retire annually at the rise of Yearly Meeting, and are eligible for re-appointment. These Friends shall serve for no more than six continuous years. The clerk is appointed for a three-year period and may serve for a maximum of nine continuous years on the committee.