District 13 Meeting Minutes – 09/18/2018
Next District Meeting 10/16/2018


In Attendance: Not Available

Troy C Opened the District Meeting and Troy C. Chaired the Meeting. Troy C. opened the meeting with a quiet time followed by the Serenity Prayer and Responsibility Statement.

Paul S Read Traditions 1, 2, 9 and 12.

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA Unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards directly responsible to those they serve.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Concepts 1 and 12 were read by Joann F
1. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for AA World Service should always reside in the collective conscience of our fellowship.
12. The conference shall observe the spirit of the AA tradition taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth our power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and whenever possible substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government; that, like the society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.

Michelle W Introductions were made and the sign in sheet was passed.

Troy C. went over the agenda. Jonathan Motioned, Passed.

Troy C went over the minutes. Brian Motioned, Steve Seconded, passed with date change and attendance list to be added.

REPORTS:

District Chair Report – Troy C.
• ACO Bus
   o District lost $140 on the bus, but it went well

Alternate District Chair Report – John
• Attended the ACO. 2 Speakers
   o Charles – Thankful that God has been so good to him. Stressed importance of HOW
      ▪ Get down to basics
      ▪ Books, Literature, Meetings and People
      ▪ Program of action.
   o Acoustics were better
   o Speaker tapes should be available from CASO

Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.
• See Report
• Broke out Pink Can
• Phil was paid out for literature
• Please make all checks out to District 13 – Please announce at meetings.

Finance Committee – Debbie F - Absent
• See Report

Directory and Literature Committee – Judy P.
• Was at ACO and spoke to bookstore manager
• Trying to hit next committee meeting
• Has “These Many” directories left.

Public Information Committee – Vacant

Cooperation with Professional Community Committee – Vacant, Brian K

AA Grapevine Committee – Vacant, No Report

Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. – Geno - Absent

Workshop Committee – Rick/Brian K/Eddie C
• Chuck H has shown interest in the next workshop
• Looking at November/December
• Would like to have flyers by October meeting.

Special Needs Committee – Vacant, No Report

Website Administrator – Nazar Z – Absent

Committee on Conferences – Steve
• Meeting on 9/12, 4 in attendance
• Sub Committee being formed for 2nd City Roundup
• Prepping their presentation
• No ACO Report
• GSR Experience to be held in 2019
• Website redesign going forward. Getting Help for CA.

Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.
• 10/6 there is a committee meeting
• Facility meetings are going well. Stateville working on Step 10
• Difference in Jail meetings and Prison meetings
• Has application forms for volunteers for corrections committee
• More Smart books for information on Corrections Service work.
• 11/2-11/4 National Conference. Asked area 20 to fund 2nd half of expenses. Passed.
• TROY
   o Phil travels around 600 miles per month to and from the prisons. Troy has talked to finance chair to add CASO budget for mileage reimbursement
      ▪ Would take a long time to get approved
      ▪ Discussed as doing it as a district
      ▪ Email to be sent to all GSR’s to bring information to groups to vote about Phil receiving 0.51 per mile for 400 miles per month
      ▪ Phil to go to area 20 to split cost of mileage
      ▪ Table issue until October waiting on area 20 response.

Secretary’s Report – Michelle W.
• Updates to the list continue
• There are a couple of returned email addresses.
   o Update List
   o Remove people that should not be on the list.

New Business

Motion to Close - Troy

Meeting Adjourned with the Seventh Tradition and The Lord’s Prayer.

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