July 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:00pm
  • Dennis and Nancy discussed some treasury issues

District 12 General Service Meeting

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

 

  • Tradition #7 Workshop Recap: Micaiah

 

    • We resist receiving outside contributions, but we are responsible for supporting the work of AA and its expenses.
    • There are contributions that go unseen by members who step up to carry the message in ways that we don’t recognize (clean up crew, DCMC, etc.).
    • What do our contributions do? Where does the money go? At GSO, for example, things like translating the Big Book into Navajo.

 

  • Concept #7 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • The Trustees (General Service Board) have legal power over the Conference (General Service Conference), but the Conference has influence and power of the purse (financial power) to overcome Trustees’ decisions.
    • If Trustees make decisions that groups do not agree with, they can stop sending money to the Conference and exercise the power of the purse.

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Andrea
    • Motion to Approve June 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
    • Welcome to new GSRs

 

 

  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Dennis has included June’s report and a breakout of all the line items from the first six months in the handout
    • The line items can help explain to your groups what the district does with the money from contributions

 

  • DCMC Alt Report: Jason
    • No Report

 

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy
    • No Report

 

 

  • Committee Reports

 

  • GSR Orientation – Ryan and Joe
    • 12 New GSRs
    • All GSRs got service sponsors
      • Isabel – Heisler Park Discussion – LB
      • Eric – Tues Nite Mens Stag – LH
      • Rachel – There Is A Solution – LB
      • Lacey – Womens Perspective – LB
      • Jeff Friday Knights Group – SC
      • Sean – The Awesome Factory – SC
      • Boris – Black Print Only (The Effect) – SC
      • Mike – No Old Ideas Mens Mtg – SC
      • Chris – Three G’s Big Book Meeting – MV
      • Tammy – Women’s Big Book Study – MV
      • Joey – Water District Speaker Group – RSM
      • Mario – Men’s BYOB 12×12 Step Study – LB
      • Carol – Harbor Womens Discussion – DP

 

 

  • Cooperation with the Elderly Committee – Joe C
    • Joe has copies of letters and pamphlets for members who feel that they can give these to their doctors to get in touch with patients who are seniors and are having a problem with alcohol
    • The doctor will give the patient the phone number of the Committee Chair to contact for 12th step work (e.g., taking people to meetings)

 

  • Public Information Committee: Mischa
    • The first Committee Meeting will be held at the Canyon Club in Laguna Beach at 9am on July 21, and the Committee will then be meeting on every third Saturday of the month at this location
    • At the first meeting there will be discussion of who in the community can benefit from Public Information

 

 

  • Treatment Committee – Max
    • The Committee Meeting is held every 4th Saturday at the Presbyterian Church on Estrella from 9:30 – 11:00
    • A Bridging the Gap Presentation will be made at the September District Meeting
    • The website and contact information will provide a description of how to be a temporary contact volunteer
    • The Committee will be looking for approx 50 people to be involved in a workshop on how to be a temporary contact
    • Jacqueline is working on taking a presentation to the treatment facilities

 

 

  • New Business
    • Our current secretary will be leaving the area, so we need a new secretary
    • Tim was nominated and accepted as the new secretary
    • Our Area Delegate Jesus will be coming to present the results of the General Service Conference at our August Meeting and District 6 and 18 will be attending and bringing snacks
    • SOCALYPAA Poker Tournament on Saturday, July 14 at the Garden Grove Club will be hosted by the Saturday Night Live group
    • Forms and event calendar for the South Bay Roundup are available from Dave

 

  • RecapMario provided the District Meeting Recap

 

***SUB-DISTRICT BREAKOUT SESSION***

  • Sub District – Issues discussed included safety, finding missing GSRs, smoking, and the 7th Tradition

 

  • June Birthdays
    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Bobbi 4 years, Max 4 years, Tammy 11 years, Robert 24 years, Beth 25 years, John 31 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 ***