November 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:10pm
  • Request made for mileage reimbursement for non-SOCHIC prison panel
  • Request for pizza and water expenditure for Grapevine Workshop
  • Proposed increase in prudent reserve to $3,600

 

District 12 General Service Meeting

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

 

  • Tradition #11 Workshop Recap: Nathan
    • AA’s public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion.
    • Very important to always maintain anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and social media.
    • No need to be anonymous at other levels.
    • Anonymity keeps us right-sized, by reminding us of the principle of humility.
    • No single member is the spokesperson for AA.

 

  • Concept #11 Workshop Recap: David
    • While the trustees hold final responsibility for A.A.’s world service administration, they should always have the assistance of the best possible standing committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs and consultants.
    • Underlying our service structure, there is another, internal structure consisting of the non-trustee members of the trustees’ committees; the non-trustee directors of the two operating boards, and the executives and staff members.
    • Sustained and competent executive direction is necessary for active and functioning service; AA must pay its staff in reasonable relation to the value of services in the commercial world; Each paid executive, staff member or consultant should be recompensed in this equitable way.
    • New Service Manual has been issued.

 

  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy
    • Email contact is “district12.dcmc@gmail.com”  
    • December Meeting (12/6) will be Grapevine Writing Workshop
    • Next Area Service Committee Sun., 11/11 (Servathon) registration 8:30 a.m.
      • Community Center, 31189 Robert Rd, Thousand Palms, CA  92276
      • For more information www.msca09aa.org

 

  • DCMC Alt Report: Jason   
    • Request made for mileage reimbursement for non-SOCHIC prison; Tabled to New Business
    • Request for mileage reimbursement to be set at $0.30 per mile; Tabled to New Business

 

  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Dennis has included October’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.
    • Prudent reserve increase discussion.
    • Donations to District 12 are off by 50%

   

  • Secretary’s Report: Tim
    • Motion by Sommer to amend October minutes
    • Motion to Approve October minutes, as amended
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes, as amended, approved
    • Please see the Secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsey – No report

 

  • GSR Orientation – Jacqueline
    • 6 New GSRs
    • All new GSRs got service sponsors
      • Kris (Carla)
      • Morgan (Rachel)
      • Pam (Mary)
      • Ron (Jim S.)
      • Christina (Rachel)
      • Sheri (Tammy)

 

  • Committee Reports

 

  • Cooperating With The Elderly Committee: Joe
    • Overview of committee’s efforts to serve elderly community
    • Needs volunteers; Flyers available at GSR meeting (see Joe)  

 

  • Grapevine Chair – David
    • December Meeting (12/6) will be Grapevine Writing Workshop

 

  • Public Information Committee – Beth
    • Committee needs members (Check your email)
    • Meets 3rd Saturday every month 9AM-10AM (Canyon Club)

 

  • Traditions Day Committee – David
    • 11/4/2018 2:00PM to 5:00PM (Canyon Club)
    • Trivia Contest; Play

 

  • 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
    • Orientation 10AM-11AM – 10/27/2018 – Big Success!
    • 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

    • Robin made request for $400 Hispanic Women’s Conference expense reimbursement; Approved  
    • Motion for Jason mileage reimbursement for non-SOCHIC prison panel; Withdrawn

 

  • Sub District Recaps – None

 

  • District Meeting Recap None

 

  • October Birthdays
    • Nathan (3) Molly (32) Mary (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 ***