District 13 Meeting Minutes – 01/19/2021

Next District Meeting 02/16/2021

In Attendance: Adam K, Brian K, Chelsea J, Daniel C, Debbie F, Jim W, Jimmy P, John S, Lynn G, Mark C, Matt S, Mike O, Mike R, Nazar Z, Paul S, Randall, Rick G, Sandi S, Scott H, Steve B, Tom D, Bob K, Ron J, Bre M

Jim W opened the District Meeting and Jim chaired the Meeting. The meeting was opened with a quiet time followed by the Serenity Prayer and Responsibility Statement.

Bob K 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 Randall

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.

Jim W went over the agenda. Steve Motioned, Passed.



REPORTS:

Treasurer’s Report – Dan C.

  • Collected $261.75. Venmo is picking up steam, only received 2 checks last month. Paid out $1505.79. Will be paying $25/mo going forward for the new district phone bill. Looking to set up a QR Code

Zoom Committee- Tom D

  • Off and running. Working to build group attendance and getting Venmo running smoothly. Have posted instructions in every ZOOM committee meeting to help attendees make contributions.

Finance Committee – Steve B.

  • Met last Thursday. Zoom liscenses have been purchased. Audited year-end inventory with a 3% variance (which is actually very good).

  • Ended up in the black this year. Many people made individual contributions as opposed to group contributions from meetings.

  • Had 3 motions passed: Added Zelle as a contribution option, requested to add a delegate page to the CASO website (for reports from conferences, etc) and lastly, to purchase equipment to continue CASA meetings virtually as well as live going forward.



Correctional Facilities Committee – Phil M.

  • Not in attendance tonight


Directory and Literature Committee – Vacant


Workshop Committee – Brian K.

  • Have a workshop in the pipeline via ZOOM, but still a work in progress. More info to come



Public Information Committee/ Cooperation with Professional Community Committee – Vacant


AA Grapevine Committee – John S

  • This month’s Grapevine Special Section is “Oldtimers!” Our beloved longtime members share hopeful stories about what it was like and what it’s like now. Also included are powerful stories of hope by members during the current COVID-19 crisis

  • The current La Viña issue special section is “The AA Home Group"

  • Submit your Spanish-language stories for: The Annual Prison Issue (due Mar 30); The family and AA (due May 30)

  • Grapevine has a YouTube channel! Find stories from Grapevine and La Viña as well as informational videos. Visit and subscribe for free at www.youtube.com/aagrapevine



Hospitals and Treatment Facilities Committee. – Mike R

  • SHARE is open and accepting volunteers.

  • If anybody has a desire to bridge the gap, consider volunteering at treatment facilities. This opens the door to provide contact info to those that will be leaving these facilities.

  • AMITA is unfortunately still closed at this time.


Committee on Conferences – Vacant



Special Accessibilities Committee – VACANT



Technology Committee- Vacant



Website Administrator – Nazar Z

  • Working on updating the website. Please double check the list of ZOOM meetings to make sure they are still accurate.

  • We have an alternate for the website now.

  • If anything needs to be updated on the website, please let either John or Nazar know.

Secretary’s Report – Bre M (Sandi Alternate)

  • I am passing the torch to Bre! Continue sending us your minutes from your committee meetings. Thank you!

District Chair Report – Jim W

  • CASA coming up this Saturday, January 23rd.



Alternate District Chair Report – Debbie F



New Business

  • Bob motioned to reimburse Brian K $30 for the use of his ZOOM account. Motion passed.


Old Business

  • Nominated Randall for Special Accessibilities Committee. Accepted.



Motion to Close – Jim W

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

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