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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.