Have questions about when words should be changed in AA literature? Download this official letter for more information. This topic comes up during meetings pretty regularly, so you may want to keep a copy of this handy in your meeting book.
Saturday, 11/15/14 Intergroup Minutes
Attendees: Atiya, Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution/Durham Sat 10 am, Alice Mon Raleigh/By-Laws, Rebecca Vice Chair, Cheryl Secretary, Lauren Durham T/Th 12:30 Rep/Newsletter Editor, Jan 12 Steps Within, Debbie Garner Wed, Margaret – Wilmington Wed, Kate – Chapel Hill Tues, Janeen – Raleigh Thursday, Halley – Structure House Continue reading
2014: “OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE: ABSTINENCE IS NO. 1!”
2014: Increase Focus on Actions Required for Abstinence
Region 8 Chairman’s Report November 2014
Welcome everyone to Bogota, Colombia, for our November Assembly! Our theme is: “Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery: The Golden Dream”. Bogota is the City of Gold and I am so happy to be returning here. Thanks to our hosts, Intergroupos Bogota and Medellin and the General Service Board of Colombia (OA)! Continue reading
Saturday, 10/18/14 Intergroup Minutes
Attendees: Atiya-Chair; Scott-Treasurer; Rita-Newsletter Distribution; Alice-Bylaws/Mon. Raleigh; Mickelle-Sat Morn. Ral/PIPO; Rebecca Vice Chair; Mary Anne-Chapel Hill Thurs; Neill-SOAR Rep; Esther-Library; Lauren-Newsletter/Durham t/th; Patrick-SOAR; Linda- Mon Hillsborough; Nicole-Carrboro Sun; Halley-Structure House; Debbie-Garner Wed; Sid-Cary Mon; Elizabeth-Chapel Hill Tues; Jan-12 step within. Continue reading
Saturday, 9/20/14 Intergroup Minutes
Attendees: Atiya Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution, Imogene Retreat Registrar, Alice Mon Raleigh/By-Laws, Mickelle Sat Morn Ral/PIPO, Rebecca Vice Chair, Sherylyn Retreat Chair, Mary Anne Chapel Hill Thurs 7pm Rep, Cheryl Secretary, Neill SOAR Rep, Esther Library, Lauren Durham – T/Th 12:30 Rep, Sid Cary Mon, Elizabeth Tues Chapel Hill, Linda Mon Hillsborough, Jan 12 Steps Within, Debbie Garner Wed Continue reading
16 Aug 14 August Intergroup Meeting
Attendees: Atiya Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution, Bert F/V rep , Rita Wil (Visitor), Natalie Retreat Chari, Jackie Wil. (Visitor), Alice Mon Raleigh, Mickelle Sat Morn Ral, Rebeca Vice Chair, Patrick SOAR Rep, Nichole, Lisa C Wil. (Visitor), Nicole L. Carrboro Rep, Mary Anne Chapel Hill Thur Rep, Cheryl Retreat Registra, Margaret Wil Wed Rep, Ann Hillsboro Wed night Rep and Group Outreach, Matt visitor, Rita Newsletter Distribution and Wed Durham Lunch bunch, Neill SOAR Rep, Ester Library, Continue reading
TREASURER’$ REPORT – JULY 2014 BUSINESS ASSEMBLY
This is the first time since I have been treasurer that I can report to you that our prudent reserve is within our bylaw-mandated range of 40 – 60%. We are currently at 46%.
For those of you who are Green dots or haven’t been here in awhile; for the past 3½ years, our prudent reserve has been in the 70s and 80s. While your board and Ways $ Means committee have been working diligently to bring our projected income and expenses into balance for the purpose of reducing our too-high prudent reserve, we would prefer to keep it closer to 60%.
So for the first time, I’m asking you to dig a little deeper into your purse or wallet as you make your 7th Tradition contributions in the coming months, in order to make the minimum suggested donation of $3.00 or more. If you are abstinent today because of OA, think about what your recovery means to you and give as if your life depends on it. As a program friend of mine is fond of saying, “I owe a debt I can never repay”. Continue reading
Minutes from Triangle Intergroup Meeting 7/19/14
Atiya-Chair; Rebecca-Vice Chair; Alma-Secretary; Scott-Treasurer; Neill-SOAR; Ann-Group Outreach Chair; Rita-Co Newsletter Editor; Lauren-Co Newsletter Editor; Jan- 12 Step Within Chair; Bert-Wednesday Fuquay Varina Rep; Mary Anne-Thursday Chapel Hill Rep; Greg-Sunday Durham Rep; Margaret-Wednesday Wilmington Rep; Mickelle-Saturday Raleigh Rep; Sherylyn-Wednesday Garner Rep; Patricia-Thursday Raleigh Rep; Mike-Tuesday Raleigh Rep; Linda-Monday Hillsborough Rep
Minutes from last meeting accepted.
Treasurer’s report accepted.
7th Tradition- $50.34
Standing Committee Reports
WSOD (Jim-Absent)- No Report- It was Atiya’s last day serving on the OA 12 & 12 Ad Hoc Committee and she shared that she thoroughly enjoyed her experience.
Hi Tech (Jeannette-Absent/Alice-Temp-Absent)- No Report
Group Outreach (Ann)-If you are a group that needs support or if you know of such a group please email Ann at email@example.com Ann visited a new meeting in Wade NC on July 17th and had a wonderful experience. She brought the Audio Library with her and lent out CDs to their members.
Co Newsletter Editors (Rita/Lauren- Rita-Distribution)- Lauren reminded everyone to email her or Rita at firstname.lastname@example.org with any edits to current information or announcements for the newsletter. The IG volunteered to write for the September issue. The IG budget will be included in the September newsletter and will appear going forward every quarter.
Retreat Chair– (Natalie-Absent) Natalie plans to attend the IG meeting in Wilmington in August and will have a report on the spring 2014 retreat at that time. Atiya appointed Sherylyn the new retreat chair.
SOAR (Neill-Present/Patrick-Absent)- Neill brought materials back from the SOAR convention in Baton Rouge. There were 13 first time delegates at the convention and the non English speaking membership continues to grow. Multiple issues were discussed such as how OA can attract new members and why OA is losing members. Ideas included focusing on abstinence and working all of the 12 steps. Helpful tools are available on these topics on www.oa.org including an abstinence power point presentation and a meeting inventory document.
PIPO– The former PIPO chair has resigned. Atiya appointed Mickelle the new PIPO chair. Scott shared his experience as PIPO chair and the budget for the committee with Mickelle.
Ad Hoc Committees
Audio Library (Esther-Absent)- No Report- Mike brought 3 copies of the guest speaker’s talk at the spring retreat to add to the library.
12 Step Within (Jan)- The Recovery From Relapse Serenity Day is on Saturday September 27th from 1-4pm at the Carrboro United Methodist Church. She is working on a flier for the event and has contacted 3 possible speakers. Mike suggested recording the speakers to add to our audio library.
By-Laws Review (Jim-Absent/Alice-Absent)- No Report
Privacy concerns about phone numbers included in the newsletter being available online- No Report
Researching different electronic methods for Intergroup to receive contributions from individual meeting- No Report
Gratitude Luncheon – This event will be held on Saturday September 6th in Durham at 12:30pm at Staybridge Suites of Durham. Participants will bring their own lunch. Lauren will contact Patrick about creating a flier.
Wellness Event – August 20th 9am-4pm-State Employees of NC 2014 Wellness & Safety Expo-Mickelle/Bert/Lauren will work together on this event. The IG is looking for someone who can assist in creating a generic banner that can be used at various health expos and events.
NC State OA Convention 2017 – Atiya is considering chairing the committee for this event if Raleigh is the host. Anyone interested in being a committee member is asked to contact her. Multiple IGs will be asked to participate.
Spring 2015 Retreat– Sherylyn has been appointed the new retreat chair. She has begun work on securing a location and is reviewing contracts. She welcomes location suggestions and retreat committee members. Email her at email@example.com The IG approved up to $500 to secure a location based upon the amount left in the retreat checking account after final calculations from the spring 2014 retreat are completed.
In this post, you will find a copy of the June Triangle OA Intergroup Meeting Minutes.
Minutes from Triangle Intergroup Meeting 6/21/14
Atiya-Chair; Alma-Secretary; Scott-Treasurer; Patrick-SOAR; Cheryl-Retreat Registrar; Ann-Group Outreach Chair; Rita-Co Newsletter Editor; Esther-Audio Library Chair; Jackie-PIPO; Jan- 12 Step Within Chair; Alice-Monday Raleigh Rep; Bert-Wednesday Fuquay Varina Rep; Mary Anne-Thursday Chapel Hill Rep; Sid-Monday Cary Rep; Diane-Monday Hillsborough Rep Sub; Greg-Sunday Durham Rep; Margaret-Wednesday Wilmington Rep; Debbie-Wednesday Garner Rep; Chris-Visitor
Minutes from last meeting accepted.
Treasurer’s report accepted.
7th Tradition- $48.32
Standing Committee Reports
WSOD (Jim-Absent)- Atiya referenced a service opportunity with WSO listed in the July Newsletter after the minutes. She also recently sent out an email to IG members with a link to WSO podcasts and reminded us that those, along with a wealth of other information for both individuals and groups, can be found at www.oa.org Continue reading
Did you know we have podcasts on the website that talk about pamphlets in our wide array of literature? Check out these new ones!
NEW PODCASTS ON OA WEBSITE
- June 1 – OA Literature: OA Members Come in All Sizes & Tools of Recovery
- May 18 – Our Primary Purpose: Sponsorship – How to pick?/Why have one?
- May 11 – OA Literature: A Common Solution: Diversity and Recovery
This year at the World Service Business Conference 2014 the Ask-it -Basket was answered by the Trustees after the conference. The answers to that Ask-It-Basket can be found in this post here. Continue reading