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 ***