District 13 Meeting Minutes – 03/19/2019

Next District Meeting 04/19/2019

In Attendance: Adam K, Colleen S, Daniel C, Debbie F, Dwight J, George M, Jim G, Jim W, Joe B, John M, John O, John S, Johnathan F, Judy P, Kathleen C, Keith C, Mike C, Mike O, Paul S, Phil M, Sandi H, Steve B, Terry H, Terry O, Todd M, Troy C

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 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 Terry:

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 or 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.

Minutes were looked over, Steve motioned, Jonathon seconded

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


Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.

  • Collected $568. Other GSR’s have ticket money to turn in for Appreciation Dinner

  • Paying Phil for literature

  • Need to contact Geno regarding our taxes…?

  • Troy suggested, Treasurers/GSR’s please suggest to your group to make a $2 suggested donation

Picnic Committee- Paul S. and Debbie F.

  • Meetings once a month, getting volunteers together. First picnic meeting is April 6th during the Saturday morning meeting at Alexian. First order of business, getting flyer printed/finalized. Picnic will be July 20th.

  • A volunteer sign-up sheet was passed

Finance Committee – Todd

  • Wasn’t at the last meeting, will have an update for us in April

Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.

  • Was contacted about bringing meetings into the Joliet Treatment Center (mental health facility for inmates). Will be doing some open speaker meetings, and then will do more traditional AA meetings.

  • First meeting is April 6th.

  • Sheridan Appreciation dinner is March 28th. Hosted by inmates in appreciation of the volunteers.

  • Troy made a motion to reimburse Phil for his mileage, at 26.5 cents a mile. Kathleen C. seconded. Motion passed.

Directory and Literature Committee – Judy P.

  • Got the ball rolling on new directories. Will keep them green, changing the date on the front, will be ready for April distribution.

Workshop Committee – Rick/Brian K/Eddie C

  • Another workshop in June most likely. None from this committee were present tonight

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

  • Looking for alternates. A lot of leaders are stepping down

  • ICB is going on, getting some directories from Judy to pass out for our district

  • Have a table at another conference March 28th-31st at the Anxiety and Depression Association of American at Sheridan in Chicago

  • Another one coming up in August, the APA, at McCormick Place.

  • The joint committees are hosting a workshop, see flyer. Saturday May 4th

AA Grapevine Committee – Vacant, No Report

Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. –

Committee on Conferences – Steve B

  • District meeting was March 13th

  • ACO had a meeting on Feb 20th. Next meeting is March 21st. $9600 to rent the facility

  • ACO will be Sept 21st

Special Needs Committee – Mike M.

  • No attendee

Website Administrator – Nazar Z

  • Need to email Nazar the minutes from each meeting to put on the website

Secretary’s Report – Sandi H.

  • Will be reimbursed for paper and ink, thank you!

District Chair Report – Troy C.

  • Last workshop was amazing, over 100 people attended.

  • Every committee and position for the district should have an alternate.

  • We have many vacancies within the district.

Alternate District Chair Report – Vacant

New Business

  • The representative from Share is not here tonight to share on the need for help with literature

  • Jim spoke to us about Share, they are non-profit. They can admit 50 people at a time for treatment. Looking for 2 cases of books, roughly $300.

  • Phil mentioned that Area 20 does a green can, which is specifically for literature for treatment centers.

  • We will donate 2 cases of books to Share, and will revisit this topic in May

Old Business

  • Appreciation Dinner is April 16th. Please let Troy know by the beginning of April how many tickets you have sold so we can get a final count to the Seville.

  • No GSR meeting next month!!!!!

  • Next CASA is this Saturday the 23rd

Motion to Close – Troy, Jonathon seconded

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

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