District 13 Meeting Minutes – 12/18/2018

Next District Meeting 01/15/2019

In Attendance: Troy C. Brian K., John O., Keith C., George M., Dan C., Les B., Adam K., Mike C., Deleon M., Dwight J., Charles S., Laura H., Eddi C., Jim G., Terry H., Joe B., Jonathon F., Steve B., John M., Todd M., Bill M., Paul S., Laura J., Debbie F.

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.

Steve B. 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 Troy C.

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.

Troy C. Introductions were made and the sign in sheet was passed.

Troy C. went over the agenda. Brian/Steve Motioned, Passed.

Troy C advised we did not have the minutes from November. Will email once received.


District Chair Report – Troy C.

  • Doug Allen new coordinator for Bridging the Gap – sent an email asking for help. Need more volunteers as contacts – email is BTG@Chicagoaa.org

Eddi asking what the min sobriety requirement was – Troy will check

Brian asked who to contact – Contact Doug direct at 773-428-6666

Alternate District Chair Report – Vacant

  • Troy C announced we are looking for a new Alternate District Chair. Must have 4 to 5 years of sobriety

Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.

  • See Report

  • Spend money from Pink Can

  • Have not paid for website

  • Steve motioned for payout to NY, Chicago – Laura second – Motion passed

  • Please make all checks out to District 13 – Please announce at meetings.

Finance Committee – Debbie F

  • No meeting in December for Finance – next meeting is January 10th

  • Todd M. will take over as Finance delegate in January

Directory and Literature Committee – Judy P.

  • No Report

Public Information Committee/ Cooperation with Professional Community Committee – John M.

  • John attended the CPC meeting.

  • Finalized committee description for the new website.

  • Volunteer form will be put on the website

  • CPS will have table at the upcoming We Are Not Saints Conference

  • New PI chair is Ron E.

  • If there is something you want or are interested in seeing from the CPC committee – please let John know.

  • Paul – Area 19 is usually asked to participate in the IAODAPCA conference

  • Brian – 3 years ago he got involved and has been active ever since in getting volunteers for the conference blah blah – just kidding Brian

AA Grapevine Committee – Vacant, No Report

Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. – Geno - Absent

Workshop Committee – Rick/Brian K/Eddie C

  • Last workshop had low turnout but was a good workshop - $5 left over and will throw it into the $15 giving the church $20

  • Next workshop will be end of January beginning of Feb. – Realistically mid-February.

Special Needs Committee – Mike M.

  • Mike M will be taking over the Special Needs Committee – he was not at the meeting

Website Administrator – Nazar Z – Absent

Committee on Conferences – Steve B

  • No Meeting – No report

Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.

  • Facility meetings are going well. 22 people. Statesville working on Step 11

  • Sheridan going well. Not as big a population – 12 people. Working steps 1,2, & 3 on a 9 month rotation

  • Will be attending the North American Corrections Conference Nov. 2-4

  • Voted to approve money for gas

Secretary’s Report – Michelle W. - Absent

New Business

  • Laura S – Share is looking for women the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:30 – 1 year sobriety needed

  • Election of Troy C. for District Chair for another 2 years – Steve B. nominated – Paul S. seconded and passed unanimously

Old Business

  • Appreciation Dinner – April 16th - Motion passed

  • Picnic – Motion passed to have a picnic this year

  • Buses for ACO – motion passed to get buses again for ACO

  • Troy asked everyone to go over the Proposals for Website Calendar Policies

  • Next CASA is January 19th.

Motion to Close - Troy

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

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