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 ***