September 2018 Minutes

DISTRICT 12 GENERAL SERVICE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:25pm
  • New chair needed for Memorial Day Picnic
  • SOCALYPA is going to request funds for conference
  • Prospective Grapevine Workshop discussed

District 12 General Service Meeting

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

 

  • Tradition #9 Workshop Recap: Micaiah

 

    • AA, as a whole, is not organized in the traditional sense; no authoritarian hierarchy  
    • We are accountable to each other on a group level
    • Our primary purpose is expressed at the group level by making a safe space for AAs to gather and recover from alcoholism
    • Steering committees are an appropriate mechanism to set group format/policy
    • We never take ourselves to seriously
    • Nathan will take over Workshop in November

 

  • Concept #9 Workshop Recap: David

 

    • The General Service Board leads by example; they do not “boss”
    • Good leadership, chosen through a sound mechanism, is indispensable to the successful future functioning of AA at all levels
    • The primary leadership role once served by the founders is now necessarily assumed by the Trustees
    • Transfer of service responsibilities generationally is essential to AA’s continuance
    • The GSRs, as the direct agents of the AA groups, are integral to the proper functioning of AA
    • Third Legacy selection process is most effective means to avoid factionalism   

 

  • Secretary’s Report: Tim

 

    • Motion to Approve August minutes
    • Seconded – All in favor – Minutes approved
    • Please see the secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes

 

  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsey

 

    • Welcome to new GSRs
  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Dennis has included August’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

 

    • Attended area service meeting 8/12
    • Grapevine Workshop approved by majority vote, no opposition
    • Next area service meeting is 9/16 (Hesperia) registration 9 am
    • Will attend 2018 Pacific Regional Forum 9/7-9/9 in San Jose

 

  • Committee Reports

 

  • GSR Orientation – Ryan

 

 

    • 4 New GSRs
    • All new GSRs got service sponsors
    • Julie (Jeremy)
    • Kurt (Jeff)
    • Vicki (Trusted Servant)
    • Jenny (Jill)
  • Public Information Committee: Mischa
    • Meets 3rd Saturday of the month 9:00AM to 10:00AM (Canyon Club)
    • $150 approved for literature acquisition
  • Grapevine Chair – No report
  • Traditions Day – David
    • 11/4/2018 2:00PM to 5:00PM (Canyon Club)

 

  • Sponsorship Workshop – No report

 

  • Treatment Committee – Max

 

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

 

  • New Business
    • New chair needed for Memorial Day Picnic; Kurt accepted position
    • Lacy and Bobby will serve on committee
    • SOCALYPA rep announced Halloween event is coming
    • Rent is increasing; Consideration of relocation
  • Sub District Recaps – Issues discussed included: Dark meetings
  • District Meeting Recap Richard provided the District Meeting Recap

 

  • August Birthdays

 

    • Congratulations Everyone!!
    • Joey (3), Jeremy (2), Danny (3), Mischa (13)!!  

 

  • 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 ***