January 2019 Minutes

 DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:20 pm
  • Request to reduce mileage reimbursement to $0.30 per mile to match Area 9 amount

District 12 General Service Meeting

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

 

  • Tradition #1 Workshop Recap: Nathan

 

    • Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare follows close afterward.
    • The underlying principle is simple: if the group is drawn into controversy or becomes dominated by individuals, the unity of the group will be jeopardized.
    • The aim of Tradition One is to ensure cohesion while honoring all voices in an open dialogue.  

 

  • Concept #1 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • The final responsibility and the ultimate authority for AA world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
    • The AA groups today hold ultimate responsibility and final authority for our world services — those special elements of overall service activity which make it possible for our Society to function as a whole.
    • This is the concept of the upside down triangle. The groups (on top of the triangle) take their group conscious on to the district, the district take it to the area assembly, the delegate for the area goes to New York City every April for the General Service Conference (the bottom of the triangle).

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy

 

    • Email contact is “district12.dcmc@gmail.com”  
    • GSR commitments are 2 years not 1 year
    • Lynne is elected Treatment Committee Chair
    • John is elected Coffee Commitment
    • Bob is elected Traditions Chair
    • YP elections at area meeting (1/13)
    • Upon motion, duly second, minutes for November 2018 approved
    • Next Area Service Committee Sunday, 1/13 registration 8:30 a.m.
      • Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District
        4810 Pedley Rd, Jurupa Valley, CA  92509
        For more information www.msca09aa.org

 

  • DCMC Alt Report: Jason   

 

    • No report 
  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Dennis has included 2018 report and a breakout of all the line items in the handout
    • Upon motion, duly seconded, budget for 2019 approved
    • The line items can help explain to your groups what the district does with the money from contributions.
    • Upon motion, duly second, mileage reimbursement reduced to $0.30 per mile approved

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Tim

 

    • Please see the Secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsey

 

    • No report

 

  • GSR Orientation – Max

 

    • 8 New GSRs
    • All new GSRs got service sponsors
      • Shannon (Lacy)
      • Mike (Richard)
      • Georgia (Bobbie)
      • Lauren (Jenny)
      • Liz (Meagan)
      • Michelle (Darota)
      • Lynne (Christina)
      • Walter (John)

 

  • Committee Reports

 

  • Cooperating With The Elderly Committee: Joe
    • None  
  • Grapevine Chair – David (Nancy Fill In)
    • Excellent Grapevine Writing Workshop Attendance

 

  • Public Information Committee – Beth

 

    • Committee needs members (Check your email)
    • Meets 3rd Saturday every month 9AM-10AM (Canyon Club)
  • Traditions Day Committee – David
    • No report

 

  • Website Committee – Scott

 

    • www.mcsadistrict12aa.org

 

  • Treatment Committee on BTG – Lynn

 

    • The Committee Meeting is held every 4th Saturday 9:30AM – 11:00AM
      • Presbyterian Church on Estrella
    • Website: www.d12btg.com
    • Volunteer committee packets and business cards are available  

 

  • Literature Chair – No report

 

    • We have literature available at our meeting for our use only.

 

  • New Business – None

 

  • Sub District Recaps – Mike (A), Simon (B), Arnie (C), Bob (D) 
  • District Meeting Recap Richard

 

  • November and December Birthdays
    • Mike 23
    • Suzy 7
    • Beckett 2
    • Kim 4
    • Alice 52
    • Megan 4
    • Rod 7
    • Lauren 3
    • Diana 7
    • Dennis 25

 

 

  • 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 ***