February 2019 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

  • District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

    • Call to Order by Jason (ALT DCMC) @ 6:30 pm
    • Joe announced that the Cooperation with the Elderly Community Committee is building a relationship with Age Well in order to better identify and contact older alcoholics who may benefit from AA
  • District 12 General Service Meeting-

    • Call to Order by Jason (ALT DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
    • Open with the Serenity Prayer by Jason
    • GSR Preamble read by Sonny
  • Tradition #2 Workshop Recap: Dennis

    • Group decisions are just that, group decisions. After a discussion of all aspects of a given situation, including the minority opinion, the group votes on the issue and an agreement is reached with the majority vote. This vote is called a “group “
    • Each group does have its leaders, they just have no authority over the rest of the group. Whether they be the group’s representative to the area or district, or the secretary or treasurer, they have been entrusted with the responsibility to serve the group, not make decisions for
  • Concept #2 Workshop Recap: David

    • The principle behind the second concept of service is that we become disciplined in order that we may do those jobs that God delegates to us through the
    • We also unselfishly help others do the jobs the group conscience has delegated to
    • In the second concept we become willing to accept immediate service authority for those tasks the group delegates to us. We serve with discipline in order to effectively serve the group
    • The principle of “amply delegated authority and responsibility to trusted servants” is the implication of the second tradition that flows to the second concept.
  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy (Absent w/ Leave)

    • No report
  • ALT DCMC Report: Jason

    • Next Area Service Committee Sunday, 2/10 registration 8:30 m.

      • Hawaiian Gardens City Hall
      • 21815 Pioneer Blvd Hawaiian Gardens, CA 91716
      • For more information msca09aa.org
    • PRAASA (3/1-3/3)

      • Hosted by MSCA Area 9
      • Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave Irvine CA 92612
    • GSR/DCM Workshop 2/23 1 – 4 m.

      • Greenleaf Mobile Home Park Club
      • 750 Whittier Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis

    • Dennis has included 2018 report and a breakout of all the line items in the handout
    • The line items can help explain to your groups what the district does with the money from
    • Upon motion, duly second, the minutes of the January 2019 meeting were amended as follows: “Grapevine Chair – David (Nancy Fill In) [] Lower than expected turnout for Grapevine Writing Workshop likely due to inclement weather. Notwithstanding, the personal stories shared at the conclusion of the event were very powerful. Thank you to Dennis C and David R for setup and preparation for the ”
  • Secretary’s Report: Tim

    • Sonny and Sarah got engaged
    • Please see the Secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes
  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsey

    • No report
  • GSR Orientation – Max

    • 10 New GSRs
    • All new GSRs got service sponsors
      • John (Mario)
      • Brooke (Romy)
      • Nicole (Bobbie)
      • Kimmie (None)
      • Laurie (Dorota)
      • Vanessa (Lynne)
      • Amy (Mary)
      • Megan (Sonny)
      • Jason (Sonny)
      • Mike (Jim)
  • Committee Reports

    • Cooperating With The Elderly Committee: Joe

      • Joe announced that the Cooperation with the Elderly Community Committee is building a relationship with Age Well in order to better identify and contact older alcoholics who may benefit from AA
    • Grapevine Chair – David

      • Excellent Grapevine Writing Workshop Attendance
    • Public Information Committee – Beth

      • The committee needs members (Check your email)
      • Meets 3rd Saturday every month 9AM-10AM (Canyon Club)
    • Traditions Day Committee – David

      • No report
    • Website Committee – Scott

    • Treatment Committee on BTG – Lynn

      • The Committee Meeting is held every 4th Saturday 9:30AM – 11:00AM
      • Presbyterian Church on Estrella
      • Website: d12btg.com
      • Volunteer committee packets and business cards are available
    • Literature Chair – No report

      • We have literature available at our meeting for our use
  • New Business

    • None
  • Sub District Recaps

    • Romy (A), Sarah (B), Sonny (C) and Bob (D)
  • District Meeting Recap – Bob

  • January Birthdays

    • Lindsey 3, Amy 6, Jason 6, Robin 15, Georgia 35, Joe 39
  • 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 Tim A. @ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***