November 2014 Triangle OA Intergroup Meeting Notes

Saturday, 11/15/14 Intergroup Minutes
Raleigh NC

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

September 2014 Triangle OA Intergroup Meeting Notes

Saturday, 9/20/14 Intergroup Minutes
Raleigh NC

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

July Triangle Intergroup Meeting Minutes

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 groupoutreach@triangleoa.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 newsletter@triangleoa.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

Ongoing Business

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.

New Business

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 retreat@traingleoa.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.

New Meeting in Apex!

There is a new meeting in Apex on Thursday evenings from 7-8P, starting December 5, 2013.

SEEKING THE SPIRITUAL SOLUTION
Where the Big Book Comes to Life …
Join us on Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm, starting December 5th 2013.

We will read 2-3 paragraphs from the Big Book each week,
pausing between paragraphs to share our experience, strength
and hope on each paragraph. The Big Book is the basis of the OA program
and is the only literature that provides specific instructions on how
to recover from this seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.

PLACE: Apex United Methodist Church
100 South Hughes Street, Apex in Fellowship Hall
(1 story brick building, to the right when entering
Traffic circle- Fellowship Hall written on the door)

TIME: 7-8 pm
CONTACT: Cari 919-924-7113 or Susan 919-796-2077