In Attendance: Adam K, Bill M, Brian K, Colleen S, Daniel C, Dwight J, George M, Jim W, John M, John O, John S, Jonathan F, Judy P, Keith C, Mike R, Laura S, Les B, Sheilah S, Mike C, Paul S, Paul M, Sandi H, Steve B, Terry H, Terry O, Todd M, Troy C, Val W, Karen D, Veronica

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.

Terry O 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 George M

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.

Troy C. went over the agenda. Brian K Motioned, Passed.


Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.

  • Discussing tax liability, looking for an update

  • See handout: collected $2,659.60

  • Paul asked if we came up short from the Appreciation dinner, Dan confirmed. We had to buy 12 tickets. Next year we will do things differently, perhaps collect money all at once.

  • Dan mentioned we haven’t updated or paid for our website… Nazar?

Picnic Committee- Brian and Debbie

  • Basket raffle flyers were passed out, please take these to your meetings.

  • Doug will wrap baskets for us again this year.

  • Made an addendum to flyer about bringing a dish to pass. The next meeting will be June 15th. We need volunteers!

  • Paul has additional ticket books

Finance Committee – Todd

  • Hasn’t been able to make the meetings, will need to vacate this position

Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.

  • Sheridan prison going well. Joliet treatment center just opened. Phil went in there and held a speaker meeting which was well received. Hopes to get in there more and have a regular schedule.

  • Will need Pink Can Funds at next GSR meeting.

Directory and Literature Committee – Judy P.

  • Judy brought directories for us.

  • 12 Steps Illustrated is the next book they are reviewing. Judy said only 4 people made the committee meeting, not well attended.

  • Ashley P is their new chair

Workshop Committee – Rick/Brian K/Eddie C

  • Vicky and her Wanderers group will be spearheading the next workshop.

  • Passed out flyers for the new workshop

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

  • John left pamphlets from ICB, free to take

  • At the last 2 meetings, were discussing merging the CPC and PI committees. Now going to approach structure committee to move forward with this.

  • CPC upcoming events- American Psychological Association Conference, holds upwards of 13,000 attendees.

  • Having a table at the Social Work Conference is September.

  • PI provides speakers for DUI classes. Found one location in Schaumburg that does physical classes as opposed to online. Does anyone know of anyone supporting them? Troy thinks no, because we don’t have a treatment center chairperson. John will get in contact with them and see if they need volunteers.

AA Grapevine Committee – Vacant, No Report

Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. – Vacant

Committee on Conferences – Steve B

  • CASA meeting was May 18th, the chair was going to make a proposal for the 2nd City round-up- will be a 1 day event.

  • IL State Conference moving forward- held by Area 19 in 2020

  • ACO still needs volunteers- need a program coordinator, volunteer chair, etc. If interested, please let Steve know.

Special Needs Committee – Mike M.

  • Mike was not in attendance tonight. However, Brian K said he spoke with Mike and that anyone need any assistance should please reach out to Mike

Website Administrator – Nazar Z

  • MIA…. Need a meeting added to the website

Secretary’s Report – Sandi H.

  • Mike Churchill and Paul R need updated emails please. Mike C updated his, thank you!

District Chair Report – Troy C.

  • Please see below under OLD BUSINESS

Alternate District Chair Report – Vacant

New Business

  • N/A

Old Business

  • Voted in March to give books to Share. Mike from Share and the District 42 treatment center committee was in attendance tonight and spoke with us further about Share. In September of 2018 books started becoming scarce. Had initially had support from Districts 42 and 43, but they came upon financial issues and could no longer help. Mike started going around to other districts for support, and we answered the call.

  • Troy brought up green can funds, or 2 cases of books every 6 months. Troy motioned for the GSRs to take a group conscience at your meetings if you would like to pass a green can.

  • Phil asked if the green can funds would be just for Share or all treatment centers. Brian and Troy think start with Share, and then move out from there.

  • Brian K asked to shelve this vote until next month. Said he is going to Share in a few days and will find out more information for us…. Is Share federally funded?

Motion to Close - Jonathon

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

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