District 13 Meeting Minutes – 12/15/2020

Next District Meeting 01/19/2021

In Attendance: Dan C, Debbie F, Jim W, Jimmy P, Joe B, John M, John S, Lynn G, Mark C, Matt S, Mike O, Mike R, Paul S, Paul L, Randall, Rick G, Sandi S, Scott H, Steve B, Tom D, Troy C, Bre

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 Paul S

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. Steve B Motioned, Passed.



REPORTS:

Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.

  • Collected $491. Made a CASA Thanksgiving contribution of $500. Got a phone for the district at $53.50. Will pay $25/mo.

  • Pink can remains at $810. Operating funds are $1,840.73.

  • Motion passed to send $1500 to New York and Chicago ($750 apiece)

Zoom Committee- Tom D

  • Info for Venmo: Can use either 224-428-7428, or the username @District-Thirteen

  • Meetings are continuing smoothly

  • In talks for a ZOOM workshop in the future

Finance Committee – Steve B.

  • Next meeting will be the 2nd Thursday in January.

  • Budget for the area was passed

Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.

  • Not in attendance tonight


Directory and Literature Committee – Vacant



Workshop Committee – Brian K.

  • A ZOOM workshop is in the works.



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

  • Meeting was last night. Started talking about the budget

  • Current PI chair is stepping down. Another member has stepped up and been voted in.

  • Progress was made via the GSO on getting AA literature into the libraries around here.

  • John M is stepping down after this meeting.

AA Grapevine Committee – John S

  • This month’s Grapevine Special Section is “Remote Communities and Sober Holidays”

  • Submit your stories for future issues. The Annual Prison Issue looking for stories from members who found AA in prison, or who take meetings to the prisons. Due by January 15, 2021.

  • Upcoming topics include Sober Seniors, Young and Sober, and cooperating with professionals.

Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. – Mike R

  • Share remains open to volunteers despite the spike in Virus Cases

  • Area 20 is facilitating a meeting at Share on Friday Nights

  • All Amita facilities remain closed.


Committee on Conferences – Vacant

Special Accessibilities Committee – John S

  • CASO website has a ton of information if you are looking into accessibility for your meetings. Or feel free to reach out to John for help.



Technology Committee- Vacant



Website Administrator – Nazar Z

  • No update here. Need to get the website updated!

Secretary’s Report – Sandi S.

  • Stepping down in January, please let me know if you are interested



District Chair Report – Troy C.

  • This is Troy’s last meeting as DCM



Alternate District Chair Report – Debbie F


New Business

  • Bre has accepted the secretary position. Jim W has been nominated for DCM and Debbie F will continue as alternate DCM.



Motion to Close - Troy

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

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