May 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES


Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:00pm
  • Review on prep for next month when Nancy is absent
  • Discussion of the success of the Pre-Pre-Conference Workshop

 

District 12 General Service Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
  • Open with the Serenity Prayer
  • GSR Preamble read by Jill

 

 

  • Tradition #5 Workshop Recap: Nathan (sub for Micaiah)

 

    • Singleness of purpose keeps AA meetings and the AA movement focused
    • Newcomers can have difficulty seeing the singleness of purpose
    • Tradition 5 doesn’t necessarily limit how a sponsor helps the sponsee with outside issues depending on experience strength and hope (drugs, PTSD, relationships, politics, etc.)

 

  • Concept #5 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • Right of appeal – minority opinion is encouraged and will be heard
    • Respect for minority opinion and unity guards against tyranny
    • The minority opinion is used at all levels – groups should use a 2/3rd’s majority vote
    • The Third Legacy process is described in the AA Service Handbook

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Andrea

 

    • Motion to Approve April minutes
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes approved
    • Please see the secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes

 

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay

 

    • No report

 

  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Jason
    • No Report

 

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy

 

    • Will not be at District Meeting in June, so Jason will be running the meeting
    • The Pre-Pre-Conference prior to the Area Conference (Assembly) was very helpful
    • District 12 hosted the Pre-Pre-Conference with District 6 and 18
    • At our August District Meeting, we will be joined by District 6 and 18, and the delegate will be here to report back from general service about the agenda items

 

  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis (on vacation)
    • Dennis is on vacation
    • Reimbursements will be made at the June meeting

 

 

  • Committee Reports
  • GSR Orientation – Ryan and Max

 

    • 4 New GSRs
    • All GSR’s got service sponsors
    • Emma Sat Night Speaker Meeting at CC LB
    • Cristina Woman’s Monday Night RSM
    • Megan Woman’s BB MV
    • Mary Sisters of Sobriety SC

 

 

  • Treatment Committee – Max

 

    • Treatment Clients & AA Meetings Event was a success
    • 70 people attended and feedback has been positive

 

 

  • Memorial Day Picnic – Mary

 

  • Location is Descanso Park in SJC
  • The flyer will be emailed to GSRs

 

 

  • Old Business

 

  • Need access to password to work on website
    • Motion to approve an alternate webmaster position
    • Board have access to website
    • Need PI Chair to replace John

 

 

  • New Business
  • Pacific Regional Forum is in San Jose in September
  • Registration opens July 9, 2018
  • Delegates and General Service people come to talk to the regions
  • New Women’s Literature Meeting is starting up in Laguna Niguel
    • Discussion in break out sessions included Concept 5, dark meetings and interactions at high schools, getting more meetings off dark list and growing smaller meetings
  • Mischa has agreed to be Chair and will get the information and materials from John.
  • Motion for Mischa to be the PI Committee Chair – motion passed

 

 

  • RecapMario provided the District Meeting Recap

 

  • SOCALYPAA
  • May 4, 2018  – Star Wars – May 4th Be With You Dance (Come in costumes)
  • Starts at 8:30pm (meeting) and 10pm (dance) at the Canyon Club LB

 

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT SESSION***

 

 

  • April Birthdays

 

    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Emma 2 years, Gabe 2 years, Christina 3 years, Romy 8 years, Matthew 11 years, Steve 13 years, Phil 18 years!!

 

  • Close with Responsibility Statement

 

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

 

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Andrea C.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***

April 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 5:30pm
  • Introduction- Nancy
  • Public Information Committee\
  • John is unable to serve as the PI chair
  • New chair needed for PI
  • Treatment Committee updates -Jacqueline
    • Request to use the coffee pot for the April 21 Event
    • Coffee pot use approved
    • Change Steering Committee meeting time – Nancy
    • Motion to move Steering Committee to meet at 6:00pm
    • Motion approved

District 12 General Service Meeting

    • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
    • Open with the GSR Preamble followed by the Serenity Prayer

 

  • New GSRs
    • Dimitri – Bubba Affect PON SC  
    • Shayla – Beginner’s Discussion YMCA LN
    • Ashley – Women’s Discussion SJC
    • Matthew – Old Time AA RSM
    • Mary – Women’s SS SC   
    • Rosemary – Women’s Discussion DP
    • Chris – Friday Night CC LB

 

  • Tradition #4 Workshop Recap: Nathan (sub for Micaiah)
    • Each group is autonomous to conduct its meeting the way it wants to which means that each group is different
    • Doing a group inventory can help with making sure that the meeting aligns with Traditions and carrying the message
    • Consider how the meeting is conducted reflects AA as a whole

 

  • Concept #4 Workshop Recap: David
    • Right to Participation – everyone in AA participates equally (delegates, Trustees, etc.)
    • Right of Participation keeps AA operating based on the group conscience   

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Andrea
    • Motion to Approve March minutes
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes approved
    • The District 12 Budget monthly report will be included in the minutes packet

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay
    • No report

  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Jason (unable to attend)
    • No Report

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy
    • Area Assembly is on Sunday April 8, 2018
    • Explanation of the General Service Conference process
    • The Workshop (Assembly) is open to all AA members
    • You get to see the Right of Decision in action
    • The Delegate report back to our District will be at our August meeting on August 3rd. Districts 06 and 18 will join us.
    • PRAASA Report
    • Recording of the Big Book in Navajo (Navajo is a spoken not a written language)
    • Carrying the message to remote meetings (Yukon in Canada, Alaska, other rural areas)
    • Discussion on use of social media
    • Discussion on proposed pamphlet on atheists and agnostics
    • Young people are not being represented on the panels
    • As a result of the Hispanic Women’s Workshops in the last two years, meetings are being started for Spanish Speaking Women, and the newest in New Hampshire had its first newcomer earlier this year
    • Pre-Pre-Conference Workshop
    • 120 people attended attended the Pre Pre Conference Workshop jointly hosted by Districts 6, 12, and 18
    • Area Workshop to vote group conscience is in Wilmington
  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Contributions are consistent from about 10 groups in our district
    • Reimbursement received from Area for our sponsoring of the ASC in March

 

  • Committee Reports
  • GSR Orientation – Ryan and Max
    • 7 New GSRs
    • All GSR’s got service sponsors

 

  • PRAASA Report – Nathan
    • Young people’s round table discussion – no young people on the panels
    • Met with the Chair for PRAASA for 2019 being held in Irvine
    • How to present the voice of AA to help with inclusion of sub-groups

 

  • Website – Scott
    • Website is up to date at this time
    • Welcoming anyone to help learn to do the website

 

  • Treatment Committee – Jacqueline
    • Working on Treatment Clients & AA Meetings on April 21, 2018 at LNPC
    • Asking for participation from our district
    • The format will be speakers on three issues, presentation of Bridging the Gap, website, and Ask It Basket

 

  • Memorial Day Picnic – Mary
    • Asking for volunteers tonight on the clipboard
    • For other volunteers see Mary’s number on the flyer to be contacted

 

  • Old Business
    • Approval of District Guidelines
    • Motion to approve District Guidelines
    • Motion seconded – District Guidelines approved

 

  • New Business – No new business 
  • RecapRichard provided the District Meeting Recap 
  • SOCALYPAA
    • May 4, 2018  – May 4th Be With You at the Canyon Club LB

 

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT SESSION***

 

  • March Birthdays
    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Ursula 33, Bob 32, Jill 28, Mario 32, Mike 26, Mike 7

 

  • Close with Responsibility Statement

 

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Andrea C.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***

March 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES


Thursday, March 1st

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Jason (Alt DCMC) @ 5:30pm
  • Introduction- Jason
  • Treatment Committee updates -Jacqueline
    • Kaiser Hospital in Laguna Hills would like to support an AA meeting
    • Jacqueline will talk to people after the meeting about starting the Kaiser Hospital meeting
    • Hosting Treatment Clients & AA Meetings event April 21 at LNPC
  • Public Information updates – John
    • Requesting to purchase additional materials/boards
    • Request will be made during new business for funding

 

 

District 12 General Service Meeting

    • Call to Order by Jason (Alt DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
    • Introduction – Jason

 

  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • New GSRs

 

    • Phil D – Monday Night 12×12
    • Ed H – Monday BB Canyon Club LB
    • Susan E – Tuesday Women’s Emotional Sobriety MV
    • Dave  B– Monday Night Men’s Stag SC
    • Tom – Wednesday 12×12 RSM
    • Bobbe C – Women’s Step Study LN
    • Rick Z – Sat Los Club MV

 

 

  • Tradition #3 Workshop Recap: Micaiah

 

    • Definition of membership – you are a member when you say you are or just by showing up
    • History of desire v honest desire, exclusivity/rules v inclusivity
    • A group is contingent on the singleness of purpose to carry the message

 

  • Concept #3 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • Right of Decision – the group entrusts the trusted servants with the group conscience at all levels (eg. GSRs)
    • Mutual trust in AA, Higher Power, and group members
    • Right of Decision keeps AA from changing based on personalities

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Andrea

 

    • Motion to Approve February minutes
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes approved
    • Please let me know if you want to receive monthly minutes

 

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay

 

    • If your meeting changes its location, please let the Registrar know the new address
    • Dark meetings are available and please make notes, comments, and suggestions for what you need

 

  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Jason
    • No Report

 

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy

 

    • Absent/No Report

 

  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Groups are donating and the district appreciates the contributions
    • Rent has been paid for the space for the ASC on March 11, 2018
    • Nancy and Nathan were sent to PRAASA

 

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT SESSION***

 

 

  • Committee Reports
  • GSR Orientation- Jacqueline (subbing for Ryan and Max)

 

    • 7 New GSRs
    • All GSR’s got service sponsors

 

 

  • Grapevine – Dave

 

    • GSO provided information
    • GSO will send displays (eg., Grapevine Challenge, subscriptions)
    • Coordinating the challenge for meetings
    • Groups are encouraged to have a Grapevine Rep

 

 

  • Public Information – John

 

    • Recruiting for people to address the junior high and high schools to present
    • Requesting to purchase a table top display for presentation
    • Motion to purchase the display – motion passed

 

 

 

  • Treatment Committee – Jacqueline

 

    • Flyer for Treatment Clients & AA Meetings on April 21, 2018 at LNPC
    • Open to the fellowship (includes games, ask it basket, and pizza)

 

 

  • Cooperation with the Elderly Committee – Joe

 

  • Senior Friends meeting in DP
  • Working on finding out sources to identify people who need help

 

 

  • New Business

 

    • Starting a meeting on Tuesday Nights at Kaiser Hospital – talk to Jacqueline after the meeting
    • Buckets needed for the ASC March 11, 2018
    • Motion to purchase buckets – passed
    • Still need help for the ASC (sponsored by District 12) – see Jason

 

 

 

  • February Birthdays

 

    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Jennifer 27, Tim 16, Simon 5, Mike 36, Tom 3

 

  • Close with Responsibility Statement

 

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

 

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Andrea C.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***

February 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES


Thursday, February 1st

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy H. (DCMC) @ 5:30pm
  • Introduction- Nancy H.
  • Registrar updates
    • Confusion about the sub-districts
    • Area decides the sub-districts
    • Historically the district has rejected re-drawing the sub-districts
  • Treatment Committee updates
    • Proposing to send member (Max) to PRAASA
    • Planning a fellowship event to address problems with Treatment clients and possible solutions.
  • Treasurer updates
    • A reminder that anyone going to the Area Meeting can see the Treasurer to be reimbursed for travel
    • A budget for the Area Assembly in March ASC total cost is now in the budget to keep track of what an event like this costs going forward
    • The Area will still be reimbursing the district up to $1600 for the cost 

District 12 General Service Meeting

    • Call to Order by Nancy H. (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
    • Introduction Nancy H.

 

  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • New GSRs

 

    • Elise H – Attitude of Gratitude RSM
    • Mario C – Q&A Men’s Gator SJC
    • Yada – Wed BB Study SJC
    • Ambra M – Back to Basics LF
    • Dyhana – Gloria Dei DP
    • Nancy – SJC Group
    • Steve F – Awesome Factory SC
    • Craig K – Sun YMCA Beginners MV

 

 

  • Tradition #2 Workshop Recap: Jacqueline (Subbing for Micaiah)

 

    • Groups develop in a process with direction from a Higher Power
    • Every voice is important including the minority opinion
    • Disagreement and acceptance is part of the group conscience process

 

 

  • Concept #1 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • Leadership was transferred to AA by the founders
    • The General Service Conference is the group conscience of AA
    • Delegates participate in the Conference for the groups

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Andrea C.

 

    • Motion to Approve January minutes
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes approved
    • Please let me know if you want to receive monthly minutes
    • Still working on making the email download process easier

 

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay

 

    • If your meeting changes its location, please let the Registrar know the new address
    • Sub-districts are different in the guidelines

 

  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Jason
    • No Report

 

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy

 

    • The next Area ASC is on Feb 11, 2018 in Thousand Palms (see http://msca09aa.org/)
    • PRAASA meeting in Sparks, NV is meeting March 2-4, 2018
    • March ASC hosted by District 12 in Buena Park is on March 11, 2018
    • Nancy will attend the DCMC sharing session/DCM School to learn more
    • Reminder that the Pre-Conference Assembly is in April – MSCA09.org has the General Service Conference agenda items online (see http://msca09aa.org/)
    • Copies of the District 12 Guidelines are being distributed tonight
    • The proposed changes are in red and green
    • Changes will be voted on at the April district meeting

 

  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Motion to pass the 2018 Budget including the Mar meeting increase for ASC
    • Seconded – Motion approved
    • Offer for one more person to attend PRASA
    • This will be someone besides DCMC and Treatment Committee member
    • This person will need to give a report to the district
    • Remember that your mileage is reimbursed for district events
    • Have a receipt
    • See Dennis

 

***NO SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT***

 

 

  • Committee Reports
  • GSR Orientation- Ryan and Max

 

    • 6 New GSRs
    • All GSR’s got service sponsors

 

 

  • Cooperation with the Elderly Community – Joe C

 

    • There are people coming to AA later in life
    • GSO workbook provides direction
    • Looking to create a plan and looking for volunteers to help

 

 

  • Public Information – John J

 

    • GSO provides information and ideas for what to do
    • The committee’s job is to address the public
    • Schools, health care providers, public information announcements
    • Need for anonymity, avoid drunkalogues, and no experts speaking
    • Committee has decided to present AA information to junior high and high schools in south county
    • Younger group members from GSRs are encouraged to volunteer
    • Connect with the school district liaison to get approval
    • Is there an opportunity for the private as well as public schools
    • Please contact John or bring ideas/suggestions to next month’s meeting

 

 

  • Website – Scott

 

    • Find the website at https://mscadistrict12aa.org/
    • Jim is doing audio interviews of longtimers for the archivist
    • It’s important to capture our AA oral history and individual stories
    • There will be an audio file of these recordings on the district website
    • Contact Jim if you know of longtimers that should be contacted

 

 

  • Treatment Committee – Jacqueline

 

    • Max is going to PRASA to participate in Treatment roundtables
    • Motion to send Max to PRASA using Treatment Budget
    • Budget items are in her Treatment Committee Notes in Attachments
    • Hosting a fellowship event April 21, 2018 at Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
    • Successes and demonstration of Bridging the Gap website

 

 

  • New Business

 

    • Motion to approve 2018 Budget passed
    • Motion to approve budget for Treatment Committee member to attend PRAASA passed
    • Motion to send one person in addition to Nancy and Max to the PRAASA passed
    • Voting for PRAASA attendee – Nate voted as the additional person to attend PRAASA
    • Grapevine Committee will report on activities for the March meeting
    • Sunny recapped meeting

 

 

  • January Birthdays

 

    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Lindsay 2, Stevo 2, Stan 3, Jason 5, Zach 5, Steven 5, Patrick 12, Robin 14, Jaqueline 26, Richard 28!!

 

  • Close with Responsibility Statement

 

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

 

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Andrea C.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***

December 2017 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, December 7th

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 5:30pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Change of officer paperwork got worked on.
  • Funding Request for Memorial Day Picnic
  • Funding Request for Grapevine Renewal

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Serenity Prayer
  • GSR Preamble read by: Andrea
  • New GSR Introductions: 5
  • Lynn – Sandy Bottom Sunday 7pm
  • Casey – Thursday Primary Purpose
  • Gretchen – RSM Monday
  • Joe – Friday Couch Meeting
  • Kitty – CDM
  • Arnie – Tuesday Mens Stag Munchies San Juan
  • Tradition #12 Workshop Recap: Ryan
    • Talked about Anonymity being the spiritual foundation.
    • Using Anonymity and Humility simultaneously to create unity.
    • We give up our own desires for the common good of AA.
  • Concept #12 Workshop Recap: David
    • Concept 12 talks about spirit of AA tradition and making sure the conference never gets overtaken by power or wealth.
    • Be Nice, Be Kind, Be Loving
  • Secretary’s Report: Parker K.
    • Come talk to me if you want to receive the monthly minutes.
    • Motion to Approve
    • Seconded
    • All in Favor-Approved
  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay
    • Meeting Times and Days were added to the dark lists from dist. 12
    • Addresses will be added soon…
    • “Thank you to out-going panel!”
  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Anna (Absent)
    • No Report
  • DCMC’s Report: Catherine
    • Thank you to all of our trusted servants for the past 2 years!
    • Warm welcome to the new District 12 Committee!
    • New GSR Packets coming soon…
    • Contracts were signed for Buena Park Union Hall for March ASC
  • Treasurer’s Report: Joe
    • We accomplished plenty this term!
    • 3000 dollars in prudent reserve.
    • We are a certified 501c3
    • We can help bring more alcoholics in our community help through the money that has been donated and in our district.

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT***

Committee Reports

  • GSR Orientation- Bridget G. & Dennis C.
    • 5 New GSR’s
    • All GSR’s got service sponsors.
  • AOCYPAA –
    • (See New Business)
  • Archivist
    • Looking to contact Webmaster to add archives to website
  • Public Information
    • GSO send info on how to be the public information chair.
    • Asked treasurer for $25 for a display board with basic information on AA to bring to inform the public with.
    • Job duties include visiting schools, community centers, etc. to tell them what AA is through pamphlets and other AA literature.
  • Cooperation with the Professional Community
    • NO REPORT
  • Cooperation with the Elderly Community
    • No Report
  • Grapevine Representative
    • NO REPORT
  • Accessabilities Chair
    • No Report
  • Intergroup Liaison
    • Intergroup San Clemente 80’s Holiday Party!
    • San Clemente Presbyterian Church December 16th from 6-10pm $FREE$
    • DJ, Dance, Fellowship!
    • Intergroup has had a successful year.
  • South County H&I
    • At the steering committee – Mary Jo renewed the grapevine of $465
  • Web Coordinator
    • No Report
  • Regional Events Coordinator
    • PRAASA Sparks, NV March 2-4 (AMAZING EXPERIENCE)
    • Regional Forum San Jose September 7th – 9th (Info on Website)
  • Memorial Day Chair
    • -Memorial day Picnic location has been determined.
    • -850 dollars for the Location.
    • -Descanso Park in San Juan Capistrano off of Paseo Adelanto
  • Literature Chair
    • Lifelines available for the month of December!
  • Treatment Committee
    • (See handout attached to email)

New Business:

  • Memorial day Picnic location has been determined! (see Individual report)
  • Shawn from AOCYPAA asked District 12 for a letter of support to bid for ACYPAA
    • Nancy made a motion to give them a letter of support, Patt seconded.
    • Unanimous decision to support AOCYPAA’s bid for ACYPAA!

Announcements:

-SOCALYPAA ELECTIONS: Newport Club, Sunday December 10th 10am-2pm

GSR Recap: Parker

November Birthdays:

Barbara 42 years, Alice 51 years, Nathan 2 years,

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Parker K.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com **


Attachments

Meeting Minutes – November 2017

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, November 2nd

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 5:30pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Discussed October Meeting Agenda
  • New Panel Brunch 12/09 10am – 12pm @ 27141 Via Aurora Mission Viejo, CA
  • New Panel meeting at bank after brunch!
  • Serenity Prayer

 

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Serenity Prayer
  • GSR Preamble read by Karen
  • New GSR Introductions:
  • Josh – Mens Step Study Laguna Beach
  • Nicole – Wednesday Discussion Meeting
  • Tradition #11 Workshop Recap: Ryan
    • Talked about Personal Anonymity at the level of Press, Radio, and Films. It would also be breaking anonymity if we aren’t known as alcoholics by other drunks.
  • Concept #11 Workshop Recap: Max
    • Talked about how long this concept is.
    • Talked about alcoholics (and non alcoholics) that get paid in AA and how they are treated as normal employees and not given special treatment.
    • All members are given the same amount of pay.
  • Secretary’s Report: Parker K.
    • Come talk to me if you want to receive the monthly minutes.
      • Motion to Approve? Sonny
      • Second? Alex
        • All in Favor-Approved
  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay
    • We are still collecting info for new committee members
  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Anna
    • Thank you for allowing Anna to be of service!
  • DCMC’s Report: Catherine
    • Supporting Our Future is a booklet about the forum that happened recently.
    • We have a very solid board for the next area panel!
    • PRAASA in March in Nevada. Flyers on the table.
    • Spanish Speaking Women in AA Workshop Dec 3, 9am-5pm Pasadena
    • Servathon is going on in Temecula Nov 18th
    • Area service committee Buena Park October 12th 8:30am-3pm
    • Thank you to everyone who got a new commitment last month!!!
  • Treasurer’s Report: Joe
  • Oct was first month we spent 43 dollars more than we took in.
  • Passed over treasurers information to new treasurer.
  • 3000 dollars in prudent reserve.
  • We need to figure out how to spend this money wisely!

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT***

  • Call to Order @ 8:40pm
  • DCM Reports
  • Sub- District A
    • Talked about PRAASA and Servathon
    • Dark Meetings, more than expected, but they are being visited!!!
  • Sub- District B
    • Reviewed Dark Meetings and bringing them to GSR
    • SOCALYPAA is a conference coming to Orange County and a meeting from Sub District B will be hosting this conference.
  • Sub- District C
  • List of dark meetings in dwindling away.
  • Talked about people smoking at meetings
  • Sub- District D
    • San Clemente friendship Center has many dark meetings.

Old Business:

-Open positions still available for next GSR District 12 committee

New Business:

  • Kelly is elected Sub-district C DCM!
  • Jim S. came back from Canada for Archives Conference and shared his experience!

Announcements:

-Regional Forum Sept 7-9 San Jose, CA

-SOCALYPAA ELECTIONS: Newport Club, December 10th 10-12

GSR Recap: Alex

October Birthdays:

Patt 15 Years, Alex 6 years, Bob 24 years

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Parker K.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com **

Meeting Minutes – October 2017

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, October 5th

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 5:30 pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Discussed District 12 Elections Format!
  • Serenity Prayer

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Catherine E. (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
  • Introduction- Catherine E.
  • Serenity Prayer
  • GSR Preamble read
  • New GSR Introductions
  • Tradition #10 Workshop Recap: Ryan
    • No Opinion on outside issues.
    • Religion, alcohol reform, politics are topics the AA member should refrain from partaking an opinion in as an AA member.
  • Concept #10 Workshop Recap: Max
    • Ultimate Authority is God but AA members have Ultimate Authority over the AA structure.
    • We control what goes on in AA.
  • Secretary’s Report: Parker K.
    • Thank you Alex for filling in.
    • Come talk to me if you want to receive the monthly minutes.
    • Motion to Approve? Sonny
    • Second? Patt
    • All in Favor-Approved
  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsay
    • Thank you to people helping get together registrar’s records!
  • Alternate DCMC’s Report: Anna
    • No Report!
  • DCMC’s Report: Catherine
    • Dana Point community center for a panel in March.
    • Potluck for the old and new panel.
    • Banning Area 9 Meeting, Electing a new board.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Joe
    • We have met our Goal of 3000!

District Election Results:

DCMC: Nancy

Alternate DCMC: Jason

Secretary: Andria

Treasurer: Dennis

Registrar: Lindsay

DCM Subdistrict A (Male): Mike

DCM Subdistrict A (Female): Romy

DCM Subdistrict B (Male): Sarah

DCM Subdistrict B (Female): Simon

DCM Subdistrict C (Male): Sonny

DCM Subdistrict C (Female):

DCM Subdistrict D (Male): Bob

DCM Subdistrict D (Female): Sharon

GSR School: Ryan & Max

Accessibilities: Kathleen

YPAA Liaison: Jeremy

Archives: Jim S.

Cooperation with the Elderly: Joe

Cooperation with Professionals: Janice

District Webmaster: Scott

District Webmaster Co-Chair: Alex

Grapevine Commitment: Dave

H&I Representative: Barbara

Intergroup Liaison: Bob

Literature: Chris

Memorial Day Picnic: Mary

Regional Events Coordinator: Dorota

Sponsorship Workshop: Parker

Traditions Day Chair: David W.

Treatment Committee: Jacqueline

Speaker Chair: Patt O.

District Coffee Maker: Nathan

Traditions: Macaiah

Concepts Workshop: David C.

Public Information: Jon J.

 

Announcements:

  • Traditions Day Chair is in 1 Month.
  • November 5th 2-6pm Canyon Club in Laguna Beach
  • Let your groups know!
  • AOCYPAA is having a Halloween Event on October 21st.
  • Eskape Rooms in Irvine
  • Donating Big Books To Hurricane Victims

 

 

August Birthdays:

Keith 5 years, Casey 3 Years, Josette 5 years, Sarah 3 years, Kelly 33 Years, David 7 years

I am responsible….When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Parker K.@ mscadistrict12@gmail.com **