District 1 - Area 29 Minutes



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September 2021

     

District 1 Meeting Minutes for September 2021 St. Paul’s

Attendance: Ricky F., Mark B., Sara S., Suzie F., Dawn E., Carole W., Daniel S., Chuck G., Mark L., Donald R.,

 

* Ricky F. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

 

Concept – Carole read Concept 6

 

Minutes – Approved as is

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 8/17/2021 – 9/20/2021

Beginning Balance: $3,229.36

Credits:

Solomon’s Group                             $50.00

Mary W. (Venmo)                           $50.00

David Y. (Venmo)                             $50.00

Total Credits: $ 120.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (7/27/21)          $3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee (8/4/21)        $14.99

Website Fee (7/20/21)                  $23.99

Total Debits: $41.98

Ending Balance: $3,307.38

 

DCM Report: Rick F. – Digital service manual release Nov 5, print version available Nov 26. Service manual study to the first Thursday in December continuing over a period of weeks. Flyer available soon.

 

SMIA Liaison: Bill L. – Not present. Emailed report:

Treasurer’s Report  –Cora reported. We have $7723 in cash assets, $13.274 in Bookstall inventory, monthly net assets were $6769.36.

Bookstall  – Buddy reported. We had a total of 7 bookstall purchases totaling $159.10. I have also collected donations from Laurel Grove group for $100.00 and $87.00 from the Blue Top Improv Group. I was able to pay the rent for SMIA for Cora and have that receipt as well.

Lifeline – Not available. No report

Telephone – Not available. No report

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Accessibility Committee – Sara S. – We have monthly meetings that offer information on HOW to make meetings more accessible for people with different disabilities for example HOW to walk or show a blind person to an empty chair. Hopefully there will be power point presentations available for distribution to the GSR’s to take to their groups

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G. – Nothing to report at this time. All on lock down for almost two years now.

 

Events – Suzie F – Soberween Cancelled. Fall festival in the works.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B. – Not present.

 

Institutions – Mark B. – Porto on zoon Monday and Saturday 1pm. Going well. Clients are running the meeting.

 

Public Information Committee – Roger M. – Not present

 

Web Committee – Bill L. Not present – Emailed Report

Total Visitors   

3662 visitors – Down 5.5% from previous month

 

 

5 Most Frequently visited pages

Home Page – 4142

 

On-Line Meeting Page – 423

 

Where and When Calendar – 430

 

Where and When Search – 318

 

New Group request - 316

 

 

Referring Sites

Direct 

 

Others

 

Search Engines – Google, Bing

 

 

Old Business – (keep old Business listed until completed)

 

New Business – $50 reimbursement for Mia for flyers that were printed for Soberween that was cancelled.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group- Kenny G. – Not present. Emailed report. All positions filled and is doing OK. Tuesday night attendance has slipped (probably because of mask mandate)

 

Awakenings – Dawn E – 15 or less. Kinda low. Still in basement. No Avenues attendees. Positions are filled. A lot of people away at Sessions.

 

A Vision for You – Not reopened

 

Beach Beacon – Needs GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – All is well. All service positions are filled on a rotating basis. Attendance is20-30 on Sundays and 5-10 on Tuesday and Thursday. Meeting outside when the weather is nice. Coffee is available. Still not doing big breakfasts just yet. Will be having a group conscience to decide what our protocol will be when we move inside for the winter.

 

Cove Point – Does not want a GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. – 7-12/15 Some day only 4-5. We are keeping it going regardless. Someone is always there. Doing alright.

 

Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. – Thursday 15-20 people at the Rock Church. Sunday is 5-10. Positions filled. No restrictions

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting at Community Center. Hybrid. Wed 6-7. Still spreading the word.

 

Grapevine – Mark B. – NEEDS GSR! 10-15 in person 1-2 on line. Hybrid. Online is declining. Sometimes we get band new people and some of them are transferring to in-person. In the regular room. No mask mandate.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour – Mark L.- All positions filled. No masks needed. Coffee is being served. 10-15 people. Speaker meeting.

 

Huntingtown Noon Group – Needs GSR

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. – Same as Monday. Social distancing. No mandates in place. Usually 7-10/12 people. Coffee is served. Not a lot of old-timers attending as they are concerned with health issues.

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting –  NEEDS GSR!

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Not present. Emailed report. We desperately need support, apparently the previous chair was speaking of his religion and people were turned off. We had a group conscience on the 12th and no one stood up to chair so I am currently chairing until our attendance grows and we can have another group conscience. The coffee maker is awesome and dedicated.

 

Solomons- Hugh C. Not present. Dawn reported in his absence.  35-45 people in attendance. All positions filled. Hugh would like to step down so GSR is needed.

 

The Harmony Group – Bill L. Not present. Emailed report:

All positions are filled. Operating in-person. Average attendance; 20 on Monday and 15 on Thursday

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present – Emailed report-

The Sunderland Group reopened on September 14th. There were 20 participants at the reopening meeting

 

Today Group – NEEDS GSR! Daniel reported. 7 people. Reading 1 story at a time. Bring your own book, however books are available if needed.

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Peggy R. – Not present. Carole reported. Outside the last two weeks. No coffee. Masks optional. 20 people.

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

 

August 2021

District 1 Meeting Minutes for August 2021 St. Paul’s

Attendance: Peggy R., Ricky F., Hugh C., Mark B., Kenny G., Sara S., Suzie F., Dawn E., Roger M., Chuck G., Mark L.

 

* Ricky F. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

 

Concept – Peggy read Concept 5

 

Minutes – Change made on Daily reprieve Group: Chuck G is GSR I mistakenly had Fred W Listed. Change made and minutes approved.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 7/20/2021 – 8/16/2021

Beginning Balance: $3,414.78

Credits:

Living Sober                                        $100.00

Total Credits: $ 100.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (6/24/21)          $3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee (7/6/21)        $14.99

Website Fee (7/20/21)                  $23.99

Fred W. (Check #1675)                  $53.44 *Luau Supplies

Suzie G. (Check #1676)                  $50.00 *Luau Flyers

St. Paul’s (Check #1677)                $140.00 *Rent Aug-Nov 2021 ($35 per month- no meeting in December)

Total Debits: $285.42

Ending Balance: $3,229.36

 

DCM Report: Rick F. – Daniel and Rick have been visiting groups that need GSR’s or have GSR concerns to try to get more participation from the group level. Daniel & Rick will attend CARC II virtually in September and October.

 

SMIA Liaison: Bill L. – Not present. Emailed report:

Treasurer’s Report – Cora reported. We have $7615 in cash assets, $13.407 in Bookstall inventory, monthly net assets were $5151.29. The 2021/2022 Budget will be presented as New Business

Bookstall  – Buddy reported.  The SMIA Bookstall still plans to have a presence at the Southern Maryland Round-up. Need to order hard cover Big Books for the general inventory

Lifeline – Keith reported.  We are encouraged by the submissions to Spotlight on Service and What Works for you.

Telephone – Melissa W. reported.  The caller ID for the new phone service will appear as AA for anyone who volunteers to accept 12 Step Calls. She is currently developing a call tree in the system to attempt to direct the caller to the best resources.

Last months calls :

 

County

Total Calls

Want to Talk

Meeting Info

Need a Ride

Other

 

31

12

14

4

2

St. Mary’s

6

 

 

 

 

Calvert

11

 

 

 

 

Charles

13

 

 

 

 

Other

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Accessibility Committee – Sara S. – Planning to get to more meetings to assess which are actually facility accessible and which are bathroom accessible to be able to accurately update the new where and whens before they are printed.

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G. – Nothing to report at this time.

 

Events – Suzie F – Halloween Party! Oct 30 6-10pm. Chuck will print flyers. District portion approved for $1200. Drinks / plates etc…$200. DJ? Costrume contest. Raffles. Ideas for things to do- please send to Suzie. Flyer to present for Kenny to take to Joe for food costs, platters, drinks  from Nicks. Last names A-H Appetizers I-Z Sides.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B. – Not present. Emailed report. First things first, all is going pretty well. I have been making my way to various meetings as time has allowed (due to sober adulting obligations) and I have been promoting the Magazine to the best of my abilities.  I have been in attendance and a participant in the monthly Area meetings. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month. I have been asking each home group if they have a GVR and suggest if not it is an opportunity of service.  

 

The Area Grapevine requested and received a Table to display items at the SOMD Round-up in October.  We also requested a time to perform a Grapevine Play,  “Perry Hotter and the Order of the Grapevine.  Unfortunately, the roundup has already booked entertainment for this year. We are looking to  reach out to some of the other events that we mentioned in our district to put on the play.

 

From the General Service Board, Grapevine’s average monthly print circulation was 63,397 in fiscal year 2020 (this is less than budget by 4,406 and less than 2019 by 2,979). Grapevine Online (GVO) averaged 3,558 subscribers in 2020 and 1,617 ePub subscribers. The average bimonthly circulation of La Viña was 6,435 (this is 3,665 less than budget and 3,715 less than 2019 levels). This major decline in La Viña subscriptions is attributed to not having  in-person events, where most subscriptions are purchased.

 

 

Institutions – Mark B. – No change. Clients are running the meeting. Clients ask more questions and are more interactive and more engaged. Monday is still hard to fill and we need volunteers.

 

Public Information Committee – Roger M. – Nothing going on. 2 crates of literature that I will be taking back to SMIA. Looking for someone to take over this position. Would be perfect for someone that does not have a full time job as most places need to be talked to or visited during the day during the week

 

Web Committee – Bill L. Not present – Emailed Report

Total Visitors   

5051 visitors – Up 6.5% from previous month

 

 

5 Most Frequently visited pages

Home Page – 5296

 

On-Line Meeting Page – 756

 

Where and When Calendar – 718

 

Where and When Search – 403

 

Temporary Group Closure - 213

 

 

Referring Sites

Direct 

 

Others

 

Search Engines – Google, Bing

 

 

Old Business – (keep old Business listed until completed)

 

New Business – Dawn E is GSR for Awakenings. WELCOME!!

 

Group Reports:

231 Group- Kenny G. – Doing well 10-15/20 people in attendance. All doing well. Step & Big Book meetings. New Chair on Fridays. Looking Good!

 

Awakenings – Dawn E – 15 people. Back in the basement. Service positions are all filled. No avenues attendees.

 

A Vision for You – Not reopened

 

Beach Beacon – Needs GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – All is well. All service positions are filled on a rotating basis. Attendance is20-30 on Sundays and 5-10 on Tuesday and Thursday. Meeting outside when the weather is nice. Coffee is available. Still not doing big breakfasts just yet.

 

Cove Point – Does not want a GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. – Not Present

 

Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. – Not around most of the summer. All positions are filled. There was a break in at the church and the AA items were stolen.

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Not present. Peggy shared report. Started Hybrid in July. Still some issues with speaker system they are working out. A little hard to hear.

 

Grapevine – Mark B. – NEEDS GSR! Doing fine 10-18 in person. 2-4 on line. Every other week getting a NEW comer to the program and one or so new to the area. Serving coffee and chocolate. Moved back in to the classroom.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour – Mark L.- Didn’t make the meeting this week. Coffee on Saturday. 10-15 people in attendance. Community center in the big room

 

Huntingtown Noon Group – Needs GSR

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – All positions filled. Making coffee. 5-15 on Saturday. 10-15 on Wednesday. Not as big as it used to be.

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Not present. NEEDS GSR!

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Not present

 

Solomons- Hugh C – 40-50 people in attendance. Sometimes 60 people. Big anniversary had 89 in attendance. 15-20 on zoom. Rotation of positions coming up. Serving coffee. Doing well.

 

The Harmony Group – Bill L. Not present. Emailed report:

All positions filled. Operating in-person

We held a group conscience on July 19th, and by a unanimous vote, the Harmony Group will continue to read the Preamble with “a fellowship of men and women”. Babe will celebrate 37 years and Lanny will celebrate 31 years on September 16th

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present – Emailed report- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

Today Group – NEEDS GSR! Will be reopening Sept 13th at 6:30 as a literature meeting. Starting with Experience Strength and Hope.

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Peggy R. – Have not attended in two weeks. Inside and outside available depending on the weather. No coffee. Have been meting inside since its been so hot outside.

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

July 2021

 

Report still pending

 

 

June 2021

 

District 1 Meeting Minutes for June 21, 2021, 2021 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance:Ricky F., Suzy F., Peggy R., Carole W., Kenny G., Hugh C., Daniel S., Sara S., Fred W., Colleen B.

 

 

* Ricky F. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

 

 

Concept– Carole read Concept 3

 

 

Treasurers Report- Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 5/18/2021 – 6/21/2021

 

Beginning Balance: $3.605.60 Credits:

Jeanette W. -- Venmo

$10.00

Jeanette W. – Venmo

$5.00

Awakenings

$50.00

Total Credits: $ 65.00

 

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (4/26/21)                          $3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee (5/3/21)                        $14.99

Website Fee (5/18/21)                                  $23.99 Total Debits: $41.98

Ending Balance: $3,628.62

 

 

DCM Report:Rick F. - Nothing to report at this time

 

 

SMIA Liaison: Bill L. – Not present. No report emailed

 

Bill L emailed report:

Treasurer’s Report

 

Bookstall

 

Lifeline


Telephone

 

County

Total Calls

Want to Talk

Meeting Info

Need a Ride

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s

 

 

 

 

 

Calvert

 

 

 

 

 

Charles

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Accessibility Committee – Sara S. – Discussed concerns regarding legal liability while assisting with transportation to meetings. It was suggested when asking for volunteers to get people to meetings to ask for people that have large vehicles.

 

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G. – Not present

 

 

Events – Suzie F – Picnic Luau. July 17. 2:00 – 6:30. Bonfire meeting at 7pm. St. Leonard Community Center. Kenny G is getting us together with Joe from Nicks to get a great deal on burgers, dogs, and sodas. Bring a dish / dessert to share. Sign up sheets will be going around. Contests, hula hoops, Hawaiian themed. $150 to book the room. $50 will be returned after room is cleaned.

 

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B. – Monthly meeting with Brandi D in May was cancelled. Next meeting June 22 @6:30pm. Grapevine workshop 6/26/2021 @ 2pm. Speakers with a lot of history. In July the preamble will be changed from “men and women” to “people”. Decision was made by WSO

 

 

Treatment/Institutions – Fred W. – Calvert County Detention Center changed their rules. Now only the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month. Women on Wednesday and Men on Thursday. Only on zoom. No end date to virtual meetings. 2 days prior to the meeting you will be sent a link to join the meeting.

 

 

Public Information Committee – Roger M. - Not Present.

 

 

Web Committee – Bill L. Not present – Did not email report

 

 

Old Business– (keep old Business listed until completed) Crossroads will not work


 

New Business– Rick and Daniel will visit meetings that do not currently have representation to encourage participation.

 

 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group- Kenny G. – Things are looking up. Temperature checks still happening. 10-12 in attendance. All positions filled.

 

 

Awakenings – Hugh – Has not been attending.

 

Colleen shared that that they are moving back to their original space in the basement in July for Mon, Wed, Fri. A celebration of life will be held for Jim D 77/18/2021 at Blue Crabs Stadium

 

 

A Vision for You – Not reopened

 

 

Beach Beacon - Hugh C.is filling in as the temp GSR – Numbers have dropped to about 12. Zoom on Weekday meetings, open for Sunday meeting to in person.

 

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – Back at Phillips house. Still asking people to sign up to chair meetings. Sunday meetings have 30 or so people Tuesday and Thursday meetings about 10-12 with coffee on available.

 

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. – Not Present

 

 

Daily Reprieve Group – Fred W. (Thursday) – Regulars are well in attendance. 20+ each week. All positions filled

 

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Still on Zoom Wednesday @ 5:15. Trying to figure out how to go hybrid as there is no internet available.

 

 

Grapevine – Mark B. -Not present


 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

 

Happy Hour – Mark L.- Not present

 

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present (Checking with Gene on the meeting status.)

 

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present.

 

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Everything is open. Either inside or outside depending on the weather. 15 people in attendance. No vaping or smoking outside.

 

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Not present

 

 

Solomons- Hugh C – Inside meeting with 50+ in attendance. Chair selects speaker for discussion meeting. Zoom speakers are signed up through Early August. 12-15 in attendance. Zoom speakers are from all over the country.

 

 

The Harmony Group – Bill – Not present no report emailed


Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present – no report emailed- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present. Still not open. No plans to reopen

 

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Peggy R. – Temporarily reporting as GSR until position is filled. 20-25 people in attendance. New chair person. No coffee. Mostly outside unless its raining. Bring bug spray

 

 

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

 

May 2021

District 1 Meeting Minutes for May 17, 2021 (ZOOM)

Attendance: Ricky F., Suzy F., Peggy R., Chuck G., Carole W., Kenny G., Hugh C., Mark B., Daniel S.,

 

* Ricky F. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

 

Concept – Sara S. read Concept 2

 

Secretary Report – Sara S. read the minutes from the April, 2021 meeting. Motion was

made and seconded to approve the minutes.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 4/20/21 – 5/17/21

Beginning Balance: $3,497.80

Credits:

Beach Beacon                    $28.75

Solomons Group              $25.00

Mt. Harmony Group       $125.00

Total Credits: $ 178.75

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (3/24/21)                          $3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee (4/5/21)                        $14.99

Website Fee (4/19/21)                                  $23.99

Grapevine- One year subscription            $28.97

Total Debits: $70.95

Ending Balance: $3,605.60

 

DCM Report: ?.?.?.?.

 

SMIA Liaison:

Bill L emailed report: SMIA Report for May, 2021 (condensing report)

Treasurer’s Report –The treasurer was not in attendance

Bookstall – Buddy reported. New order was placed for literature and chips $70.35. Added option to pay for bookstall merchandise on the on-line bookstall via PayPal. Customer will still need to pick up in person and bring their receipt if the pay using PayPal.

Lifeline – Keith reported. We need more anniversary submissions from Charles and Southern Calvert Counties

Telephone –Melissa – Piloting “Go To Connect” phone service to replace current service. This is a pilot and therefore does not require a vote.

County

Total Calls

Want to Talk

Meeting Info

Need a Ride

Other

 

6

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s

1

 

 

 

 

Calvert

0

 

 

 

 

Charles

1

 

 

 

 

Other

4

 

2

 

2

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Accessibility Committee – Sara S. – Continuing to participate in a nationwide meeting that shares a lot of useful information on resources. Received my Accessibility package from WSO. Super excited to dig deeper and learn more.

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G. – Nothing going on in rehabs. Nothing to report.

 

Events – Suzie F – Nothing planned right now.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B. - Not present

 

Treatment/Institutions - Mark B.- Going fine. Need volunteers for Saturday and Monday’s.

 

Public Information Committee – Roger M. - Not Present.

 

Web Committee – Bill L. Not present – Emailed report – 4/19/21 – 5/17/21 (the report is now summarized for minutes)

Total Visits: 891 – Up 1.7 % from the previous month

Most Frequently visited Pages: Home page, on-line meetings page, Meetings page, Meeting Calendar, Contact direct entry

Referring pages: Google, Bing

Top 10 visitor locations: Maryland, Washington State, Virginia, DC, Canada, United Kingdom

Browsers: Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

Site changes: No significant changes this month

 

Old Business – (keep old Business listed until completed) The ideal spot would be the cafeteria. Chuck will request this Thursday. Jim will take to the board. Will discuss a quarterly donation. 6:30-8:30 so we can start a little early. 9pm is the cut off.

 

New Business – Carole will begin reading the concept at our district meeting. Daniel has been nominated for and accepted the position of Alternate DCM.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group- Kenny G. – Suzy is the church liaison and will see what the new stipulations are. Now serving coffee again. Masks are currently required and must sign in. Kenny will take an action to set up food at reduced costs (From Joe) for upcoming event if we were to get something in the works)

 

Awakenings – Hugh – Masks not required

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Hugh C.is filling in as the temp GSR – 12-20 people. 3 days per week. Sunday is in person 4 or 5 people.

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – Tuesday and Thursday meetings need support. Sunday is doing well. All positions filled. Will discuss at next group conscience if we are going to move back to the Phillips House

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. – Not Present

 

Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. – Sunday meeting all restrictions have been removed. Follow CDC guidelines if you are not vaccinated. Contact tracing. Can now serve coffee and food. Need new Chair for Sunday

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Zoom Wednesday at 5:15pm. Discussing going back to community center in summertime or possibly doing hybrid. Doing fine. All positions filled.

 

Grapevine – Mark B. -15-20 people. Not relaxed restrictions yest. Zoom is dropping off. Meeting is maintaining for now. No tracing required. Masks required and hand sanitizer required.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour – Mark L.- Not present

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present (Checking with Gene on the meeting status.)

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present.

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – 12-15 people. We go inside if its raining, in person and on line. No masks if outside. Chair is a person from Washington State.

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Not present

 

Solomons- Hugh C – Pretty steady. Speakers discussion meeting. 25-35 on zoom, 30-35 in person. All positions filled.

 

The Harmony Group – Bill – emailed - All positions are filled. Operating in-person. Masks are mandatory at this meeting per the hosting facility requirements.

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present - Emailed- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Peggy R. – Temporarily reporting as GSR until position is filled. Outside at Middleham. Bonfire if the weather permits. Masks currently required inside may be changing now. Obtaining new access codes so the gentleman does not have to open and close for us.

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

 

April 2021

                              District 1 Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2021 (ZOOM)

 

 

Attendance:  Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Hugh C., Carole W., Sara S., Suzie F., Lisa T., Colleen B., Mark L., Mark B., and Kenny G.

 

Craig R. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

 

Concept – Sara S. read Concept I

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the March, 2021 meeting.   Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 3/16/21 – 4/19/21

 

Beginning Balance:                                                                           $3,519.78

Credits:

Monday Men’s Meeting                                                  20.00

 

Total Credits:                                                                                    $   20.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (2/23/21)                                                 3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee     (3/3/21)                                         14.99

                        Website Fee    (3/18/21)                                                   23.99                    

Total Debits:                                                                                      $   41.98

Ending Balance:                                                                                $3,497.80

 

DCM Report:  Thank you to Suzie for the zoom workshops.  I attended NERESSA, it was online this year.  The main discussion topic was on how to best carry the message to the alcoholic still suffering. I was one of the group leaders for CARC, it was a lot of work but very interesting.

 

SMIA Liaison:

Bill L emailed report: SMIA Report for April, 2021 (condensing report)

 

Treasurer’s Report –The SMIA has $951.95 in Operating funds, $5800 in Prudent Reserve, $508.51 in PayPal, $103.71 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash.  Total Net Cash Assets are $6927.66.

Bookstall – Buddy opened and ran the Bookstall.  Placed a large order for $391.06.   We placed a separate order for 12X12 books for $129.25.  Sales today amounted to $150.40.     

Lifeline – Presented by Keith - 12 printed copies provided.  It was recommended print additional copies as attendance at SMIA is up to about 12 people.  Added a new Lifeline feature for input – What works for you?  There is a form on the SMIA website to enter your story.  The link to that form can be found on the SMIA Home page.

Telephone –Melissa – follows up on every call.  There were 7 calls with 3 in crisis.   Melissa met with Patty of Salisbury (Maryland lower shore intergroup).  Information provided about Verizon was incorrect and requires a business land line.  Go-live is being explored.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Accessibility Committee –   Sara S. – Looking into fundraising ideas to purchase items needed for the Committee. 

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – There were no calls this past month. Nothing to report.

 

Events –- Suzie F – We have had two successful zoom workshops.  The Traditions and Relationships workshop had about 50 participants.  The Home Group workshop had close to 20. Thank you all that supported the workshops.

 

Grapevine CommitteeColleen B – (same report as last month, per Colleen) A Virtual Monthly Area 29
Grapevine Committee Meeting was established and Tuesday March 23, 2021 the first one was held.
Topics of Discussion:
• What’s new at AA Grapevine
• The upcoming months magazine
• Carry the Message Project
• Sharing and collaborating
Interest in the grapevine magazine has begun to pick up. AA members have been inquiring about subscription costs, print editions and Questions about the YouTube AA Grapevine Channel have gained traction as well.

Grapevine Committee Meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. April 27th is the next scheduled meeting. It was very good to get to know the others who are working in the other areas and districts
.

 

Treatment/Institutions - Mark B.- Our Avenues meetings are on Zoom. Monday and Saturdays at 1pm. The clients have been running the meeting.  We are in need of volunteers to chair the meetings.  Fred W. – Not present.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not Present.

 

Web Committee – Bill L. – Emailed report - 3/15/21 – 4/19/21 (the report is now summarized for minutes)

 

Total Visits:                                                           1263 – Up 6.2 % from the previous month                                                                      

 

Frequently visited Pages: - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page

 

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the          District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.   After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update)Chuck G. will check again with Crossroad’s church to check on availability for Tuesday nights for our District meetings – he will report back at our May meeting.  

 

New Business The District decided to begin summarizing and condense Bill L’s report for the minutes. Lisa T. – at the Round-up in October (22nd-24th) we would like to have a table set up with District information and pamphlets on what is the DCM, what is a GSR. We are looking for volunteers to man the table. We will practice social distancing and masks are required. Approximately 275 people to date.  The District decided to renew the Grapevine subscription for one year for the Grapevine Committee. 

 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group- Kenny G. - 231 – Work has been crazy.  I have been attending on-line meetings, though 231 on-line is not doing well.  The in-person 231 meeting is averaging 10-15 people on Tuesday and Fridays.

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Hugh C.is filling in as the temp GSR – We have 23 people on zoom. We have three meetings on zoom.  They have opened up Sunday for in-person meetings.

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – We are using one room now and have not hit the limit of 30 people. We are still hybrid but considering doing away with the on-line option. All positions are filled.

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. – Not Present

 

Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. – Thursday meeting is doing well; we average 12-15 people weekly and we are making coffee. – Sunday night group is doing well; we are meeting in the church with an average of 10-12 people and masks are required. 

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Do Drop in Women's group - still meeting on Zoom Wednesdays at 5:15 and we'll continue that indefinitely, all positions are filled.

 

Grapevine – Mark B. - Meeting via Zoom, 6-10 on Zoom. We are meeting in large room at the church, we practice social distancing and masks are required. Approximately 15 attending the in-person meeting.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour – Mark L.- We are doing well. We average 10-15 people.

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present (Checking with Gene on the meeting status.)

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Emailed report – Not present.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – The meeting is averaging 10-15 people. Depending on the weather , we meet outside at the bonfire area.

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Our meetings are hybrid and we are doing great – 6-10 on zoom, 15 people in-person. Bill our chairperson is looking for volunteers to lead the meeting.

Solomons:  Hugh C - Zoom meeting we average 35-40 people.  For the in-person meeting, average is 35.  for the inside meeting as well as the zoom meetings. All positions are all filled.

 

The Harmony Group – Bill – emailed - All positions are filled.  Operating in-person.  Masks are mandatory at this meeting per the hosting facility requirements. Upcoming Anniversaries:

Bobby P – 5 years – Apr 26

Joe H – 10 years – April 29

Tressie F- 37 years – May 3

Mike E – 9 years – May 6

Rebecca G – 2 years – May 14

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Emailed- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting, though Bill L and Dave M are attempting to make contact with Curtis to determine what steps we could take to reopen.

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group –We average 15-20 people; masks are required and we practice social distancing.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

 

March 2021

District 1 Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2021 (ZOOM)

 

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G.,

Hugh C., Carole W., Sara S., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W.

 

Concept – Sara S. read Concept XII

 

Secretary Report– Suzie F. read the minutes from the February, 2021 meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report for 2/16/21 – 3/15/21

 

Beginning Balance:

 

Credits:

$3,572.76

Mary W. Venmo Donation

50.00

Solomons Group

25.00

Total Credits:

$ 75.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (11/26/21)

 

3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee      (2/3/21)

14.99

Website Fee     (2/18/21)

23.99

Craig R. (check #1670)

86.00

Reimbursement NERAASA Attendance And Event CD Set

 

Total Debits:                                                                                                    $ 127.98

Ending Balance:                                                                                            $3,519.78

 

DCM Report: none

 

SMIA Liaison:

Bill L emailed report: SMIA Report for March, 2021

 

Treasurer’s Report –The SMIA has $1096.96 in Operating funds, $5800 in Prudent Reserve,

$308.51 in PayPal, $65.21 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $7370.86.

Bookstall – Keenan opened and ran the Bookstall. Buddy is recovering from surgery. There was no new information on the Lifeline – Presented by Keith.

Lorraine asked about the submission deadline. It is the 27th of each month. We need more participation in the “Spotlight on Service” articles in the Lifeline. There is a link to submit these articles on the SMIA website at https://somdintergroup.org/sos.html


Telephone – Melissa presented a new phone service option from Verizon. This service will be less expensive and more flexible and comprehensive than out current service. It will require that a group of volunteers are available to answer calls on a rotational basis. When they field a call, they will contact someone from the 12 Step Call List in the appropriate county. Melissa will be piloting this with a small group of volunteers initially, then present the findings to the SMIA.

 

Last month’s calls by County - Want to Talk, Meeting info, Need a ride, Other. St. Mary’s 0 Calvert 1 Charles 0. The NE Community Center advising us that they had space for meetings.

 

Web Report – Site Updates and Changes. No significant site changes made this month. No new on-line meetings added. One was removed. There are currently 44 on-line meetings in the SMIA service area to date, 78 meetings are in-person, 14 of which are meeting outdoor. 17 meetings are in-person with an on-line option. 70 meetings are reported as closed, and of those 70, 22 have an on-line presence The SMIA On-Line Bookstall had 334 new visitors since the February meeting, and 2228 since opening in May 2020. There have been 22 total on-line orders and 2 new orders since the February meeting

 

Bridging the Gap – No report Public Information – No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county.

 

Corrections and Treatment - No report from District 1. Charles County Corrections will be resuming soon, and they sent out a new form for volunteers who would like to take meetings into their facilities. No report from St. Mary’s County.

Picnic – No report Gratitude Dinner – No report

Serenity Breakfast – No report

 

Old Business – None New Business- The SMIA Chair (Bill L.) presented an amendment (Article 11, Amendment 11.1) to the SMIA By-Laws addressing members who egregiously disrupt SMIA business and service by means of harassment, circumventing business practices, and interfering with SMIA relationships. This amendment was reviewed by the SMIA Board of Directors and was presented to the SMIA Membership at the meeting. The SMIA Representatives will take the amendment to their respective groups for discussion at their Group Conscience Meetings. A second reading, as required by the SMIA By-Laws will be presented at the April Monthly Meeting. If the amendment is ratified by a 2/3 majority of the membership present at that meeting, it will be added to the SMIA By-Laws immediately thereafter and sent to the SMIA Board for approval and signature. The Each One Reach One campaign was added to the SMIA Home Page

 

Four on-line meetings added. There are currently 45 on-line meetings in the SMIA service area.

 

To date, 74 meetings have reopened, 17 of which are meeting outdoor. 18 meetings are in-person and on-line. 74 meetings are reported as closed, and of those 74, 23 have an on-line presence

 

Public Information – No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county


Where and When – Pat P. presented. There are still no immediate plans to print a new Where and When, as this is still a very fluid situation. A question was raised as to whether we should continue to print hard copies at all. We all agreed to continue printing, but perhaps in a lower volume. However, Pat said that at our current volume, we get 2000 copies free.

 

The PDF available for download from the SMIA site is kept accurate as information is received. It is accurate as of today.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Accessibility Committee– Sara S. - Okay, from the last accessibilities conference, it was suggested that Intergroups consider posting this link on their website for easy reference requests to update the group listings and consider posting the link which will be forwarded to the chair. In addition, the link will be shared and anyone can update the information. But it says to request the DCMs to get the word out to groups about updating the directory. But I didn't know if they are suggesting that we have SMIA post it on their website. That way, any member of any one of those groups can go on and update that checklist. That way we can really see what's accessible and what's not. Should I just continue personally contacting a member of each group or if we should just post this link to the SMIA and the Calvert AA websites. That way, anybody can go on there and say, Hey, I'll go measure it. The checklist is posted on the Area 29 as well.

The status gets updated on the State level. Right now, that's being controlled by the area accessibility chair. I see no problem if you want talk to someone from each group.

I put our Accessibility Information on calvertaa.org email address in the chat. So, if you would like to sign up to do a chemist that would be great.

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – There were no calls this past month. Nothing to report.

 

Events–- Suzie F - I am excited about our zoom workshop on Traditions and Relationships on April 3.Hoping to have another workshop towards the end of the month on what our GSR’s voted on.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – A Virtual Monthly Area 29

Grapevine Committee Meeting was established and Tuesday March 23, 2021 the first one was held.

 

Topics of Discussion:

  1. What’s new at AA Grapevine
  2. The upcoming months magazine
  3. Carry the Message Project
  4. Sharing and collaborating

 

Interest in the grapevine magazine has begun to pick up. AA members have been inquiring about subscription costs, print editions and Questions about the YouTube AA Grapevine Channel have gained traction as well.

 

Grapevine Committee Meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. April 27th is the


next scheduled meeting. It was very good to get to know the others who are working in the other areas and districts.

 

Institutions- Mark B. emailed me on 2/8 and said, Good day everyone, Avenues is starting meetings up again using Zoom. They want AA to bring meetings on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Starting next week. Which would have been February 17, which will be currently just the one meeting per week on Wednesday.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Emailed – Everything good.

 

Web Committee – Bill L. – Emailed report

District 1 Web report for March 2021 2/15/21 – 3/15/21

 

Total Visits:                                        884 – Down 3.8 % from the previous month

 

Most Frequently visited pages:           Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Announcements

 

Referring Pages:                                  Direct Entry, Google, Bing

 

Top 10 Visitor Locations:                   Maryland, DC, Illinois, Oregon, Canada, United Kingdom

 

Browsers:                                           Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

 

Site Changes – No significant changes this month. District 1 Where and When PDF updated and posted to SMIA site. Reflects all meetings status to date.

 

 

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person. After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update

- Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

 

New BusinessFred W. - On meeting closures, the Friday Night Live meeting is Solomons has no intention of reopening. I see it’s still listed.

 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group- KennyG. - 231 was doing really well, maybe a dozen people. Room does not have a lot of ventilation... Now they have an online meeting as well as an in-person meeting. Tuesday it was about dozen people there, so that's going well I'm glad to say. I think 231 is still alive and well on both fronts, 10-12 people attending regularly.

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present.

A Vision for You - Needs GSR


Beach Beacon- Hugh C.is filling in as the temp GSR – We have 23 people on zoom. They tried to open the meeting up, but not a good turnout.

 

Bedouin Group- Sara S. – We are using one room now and have not hit the limit of 30 people. All positions are filled.

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections- Donald R. – (Carole W.) I just wanted to speak on behalf of Donald. I saw him at another meeting Saturday morning. The Monday and Thursday Lusby groups are still meeting at the community center Limit 10, masks of course. They were having to turn people away due to the 10-person limit. He got permission to utilize another classroom there so that more people can be accommodated and are not going to be turned away.

 

Daily Reprieve Group– Fred W. – Thursday meeting is doing well; we average 12-15 people weekly and we are making coffee. Chuck G – Sunday night group is doing well; we are meeting in the church with an average of 10-12 people and masks are required.

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group- Carole W – Do Drop in Women's group - still meeting on Zoom Wednesdays at 5:15 and we'll continue that indefinitely, all positions are filled. And we usually have about at least 11 women attending. We are doing well.

 

Grapevine– Mark B. - Meeting via Zoom, 5 – 10 on Zoom. We are meeting in large room at the church, we practice social distancing and masks are required.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny- Needs GSR Happy Hour– Mark L.- not present

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Emailed report – Everything is great at the meeting.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting– Daniel S. – My report is I have not been to a men's meeting since the last meeting. I'd imagine it's all still about the same. The same group of guys are showing up. You know what they usually average about 10 guys. They're averaging 10 to 15 people, depending on how many newcomers show up.

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Our meetings are hybrid and we are doing great.

Solomons:Hugh C - I’ve just gotten word that the Solomon's group is averaging about 30-35 people for the inside meeting as well as the zoom meetings. Our regular scheduled speaker meetings have had as many as 50-100 people on them, so they've been pretty well attended.

We've been really, really busy and that's been really good. As far as I know, all positions are all

filled in both locations.


The Harmony Group – Bill – emailed - All positions are filled. Operating in-person. Masks are mandatory at this meeting per the hosting facility requirements.

Sunderland Group- Bill L. – Emailed- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group –We average 10-15 people; masks are required and we practice social

distancing.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

     

 

 

 

February 2021

 

District 1 Meeting Minutes for February 15, 2021 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Mark L., Hugh C., Carole W., Sara S., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W. (Kurt W. Visitor-Alternate Delegate)

 

Concept – Sara S. read Concept XI

 

CARC - Kurt W. serves as the alternate delegate and is attending our District Meeting to explain exactly what the Conference Agenda Review Committee (CARC) is. Our job is to prepare our Delegate for the General Service Conference in April. There are 96 items she will be voting on, and 55 of them are items left over from last year. Craig’s group is CARC 2 and they are meeting on zoom March 6. Bring ideas to the meeting. Some examples of concern are making changes to the first 164 pages of the Big Book. Another example is Concept 11, Bill W, wrote an essay an there has been some interest in making changes to his writing.

 

Secretary Report– Suzie F. read the minutes from the January, 2021 meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Rea d the Treasury report

 

District One Trust Fund Financial Statement 1/18/21 – 2/15/21

Beginning Balance:

$3,054.74

Credits:

Daily Reprieve

 

560.00

Total Credits:

$ 560.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (12/24/20)

 

3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee      (1/4/21)

14.99

Website Fee     (1/19/21)

23.99

Total Debits:

$ 41.98

Ending Balance:

$3,572.76

DCM Report: none

 

 

SMIA Liaison:

Bill L emailed report:

 

 

Treasurer’s Report –The SMIA has $1278.22 in Operating funds, $5800 in Prudent Reserve,

$256.00 in PayPal, $26.71 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $7246.83.


Bookstall – Buddy F. has been appointed as the new Bookstall Chair by unanimous decision of the SMIA members present at the February meeting

 

Lifeline – We are getting moderate anniversary updates from Calvert and St. Mary’s counties and none from Charles County. There have been anniversary submissions where the location was listed as “Private Location”. In the spirit of the 3rd Tradition, we will no longer include “Private Location” in the anniversary announcement. We will simply list the name and the number of years listed. “Private Location” implies exclusive membership, and Tradition 3 reminds us that the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

 

We need more participation in the “Spotlight on Service” articles in the Lifeline. There is a link to submit these articles on the SMIA website at https://somdintergroup.org/sos.html

 

Telephone – Melissa is still has concerned that people on the 12 Step Call list are ignoring or blocking calls from the SMIA Hotline. We are still researching new vendors.

 

Total Calls       Want to talk    Mtg Info      Need rideOther

 

St Mary’s        2                                                                                  1 M no message, 1 F

unknown

 

Calvert            1                      M – needs to Get into rehab

Charles                        0

 

Not specified 2                      F – wants to talk    F-on line mtg info

 

 

Web Report

 

The Each One Reach One campaign was added to the SMIA Home Page

 

4 on-line meetings added. There are currently 45 on-line meetings in the SMIA service area

 

To date, 74 meetings have reopened, 17 of which are meeting outdoor. 18 meetings are in-person and on-line. 74 meetings are reported as closed, and of those 74, 23 have an on-line presence

 

Bridging the Gap – No report

Public Information – No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county


Corrections and Treatment - No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county

 

Where and When – Pat P. is considering when we should print a new copy of the SMIA Where and When. The current copy was printed in February 2020 and is grossly inaccurate. We still have an abundance of the copy from last year, but given the inaccuracies, we may just need to print anyway. This was carried over until the March meeting.

 

The PDF available for download from the SMIA site is kept accurate as information is received. It is accurate as of today.

 

Picnic – No report

Gratitude Dinner – No report Serenity Breakfast – No report

 

Old Business – None

 

New Business- There were no nominees for the Vice-Chair or Treasurer positions, therefore the current board members will remain in those board positions for 6 months (August 2021). This was approved by a unanimous vote of the SMIA membership present at the February meeting

 

The SMIA Chair (Bill L.) will draft an amendment to the SMIA By-Laws addressing members who egregiously disrupt SMIA business and service by means of harassment, circumventing business practices, and interfering with SMIA relationships. This amendment will be reviewed by the SMIA Board of Directors and then presented to the SMIA Membership at the March 2021 meeting. The SMIA Representatives should then take the amendment to their respective groups for discussion at the Group Conscience Meetings.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Accessibility Committee– Sara S. - Okay, from the last accessibilities conference, it was suggested that Intergroups consider posting this link on their website for easy reference requests to update the group listings and consider posting the link which will be forwarded to the chair. In addition, the link will be shared and anyone can update the information. But it says to request the DCMs to get the word out to groups about updating the directory. But I didn't know if they are suggesting that we have SMIA post it on their website. That way, any member of any one of those groups can go on and update that checklist. That way we can really see what's accessible and what's not. Should I just continue personally contacting a member of each group or if we should just post this link to the SMIA and the Calvert AA websites. That way, anybody can go on there and say, Hey, I'll go measure it. The checklist is posted on the Area 29 as well.

The status gets updated on the State level. Right now, that's being controlled by the area accessibility chair. I see no problem if you want talk to someone from each group.

I put our Accessibility Information on calvertaa.org email address in the chat. So if you would

like to sign up to do a chemist that would be great.

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – There were no calls this past month. Nothing to report.


 

Events- Suzie is not here but she does have a workshop set up for April 3rd with two speakers from Oklahoma from 11:00-3:00 pm. There it is beautiful flyer.

 

Grapevine Committee– Colleen B – The grapevine is still the same status as of the last time. I still have not received the rep package. I suspect, since they're not opening until sometime in March, that I'll be receiving that next month, but I do still continue to promote it at every meeting that I attend, whether it be zoom or in person.

 

Institutions- Mark B. emailed me on 2/8 and said, Good day everyone, Avenues is starting meetings up again using Zoom. They want AA to bring meetings on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Starting next week. Which would have been February 17, which will be currently just the one meeting per week on Wednesday.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee – Bill L. – Emailed report

Web report for February 2021 1/18/21 – 2/15/21

Visitors to the site:                                                  1926 – Up 20.70 % from the previous month

 

Most Frequently visited pages

Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page

Referring Pages

Direct Entry, Google, Bing

Top 10 Visitor Locations

Maryland,    Virginia,    New   York,    West

Virginia, DC,

Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Canada, United Kingdom

Browsers

Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

Site Changes – Each One, Reach One initiative was added to Home Page. Reach Out and Help Someone removed.

 

 

Old Business (keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person. After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update

- Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)


New BusinessFred W. - On meeting closures, the Friday Night Live meeting is Solomons has no intention of reopening. I see it’s still listed.

 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group- KennyG. - 231 was doing really well, maybe a dozen people. Room does not have a lot of ventilation... Now they have an online meeting as well as an in-person meeting. Tuesday it was about dozen people there, so that's going well I'm glad to say. I think 231 is still alive and well on both fronts, 10-12 people attending regularly.

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present.

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon- Hugh C.is filling in as the temp GSR – the meeting is doing well. We're averaging 22 a day. We had 26 people today, three times a week doing literature meetings. Beach Beacon is talking tentative about opening up 1 day a week. Note sure when that will start. Maggie announced that they are doing 3 days per week. Mon, Wed, Friday at the community Center at noon. Not sure when they’re going to be doing inside meetings. Will let you know.

 

 

Bedouin Group- Sara S. – The Bedouin Group meetings are hybrid for all three of our meetings. We don't have access control ability with the community center where we meet, so sometimes they just aren't open. There is not a member that has a key to that facility. So, we are grateful that we have the zoom option, because sometimes we don't know until we get there and see that the doors are locked. All of our positions are filled, we have a great showing on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately, I'm not really up to date on what goes on the Tuesday and Thursday meetings, but I hear they're well attended.

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections- Donald R. – (Carole W.) I just wanted to speak on behalf of Donald. I saw him at another meeting Saturday morning. The Monday and Thursday Lusby groups are still meeting at the community center Limit 10, masks of course. They were having to turn people away due to the 10-person limit. He got permission to utilize another classroom there so that more people can be accommodated and are not going to be turned away.

 

Daily Reprieve Group– Fred W. – Thursday meeting is doing well; we average 12-15 people weekly. Chuck G – Sunday night group is doing well; we are meeting in the church with an average of 10-12 people and masks are required.

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group- Carole W – Do Drop in Women's group - still meeting on Zoom Wednesdays at 5:15 and we'll continue that indefinitely, all positions are filled. And we usually have about at least 11 women attending. We have gotten a couple of new ones recently, so that's good and we are trucking along. Doing well.


Grapevine– Mark B. - Meeting via Zoom, 5 – 10 on Zoom. We are meeting in large room at the church, we practice social distancing and masks are required.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour– Mark L.- meeting is doing well, we average 10-15 people.

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting– Daniel S. – My report is I have not been to a men's meeting since the last meeting. I'd imagine it's all still about the same. The same group of guys are showing up. You know what they usually average about 10 guys. They're averaging 10 to 15 people, depending on how many newcomers show up.

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

Sober by the Bay- Lisa T – We are meeting inside the church and on zoom. Everything is going great. We have had few people show up to learn how to run a hybrid meeting.

Solomons:Hugh C - I’ve just gotten word that the Solomon's group is averaging about 30-35 people for the inside meeting as well as the zoom meetings. Our regular scheduled speaker meetings have had as many as 50-100 people on them, so they've been pretty well attended.

We've been really, really busy and that's been really good. As far as I know, all positions are all

filled in both locations.

 

Sunderland Group- Bill L. – Not present- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group –We average 13-15 people, masks are required and practicing social

distancing.

Harmony Group– Was temporarily closed from 1/25/21-2/11/21 due to several members contracting COVID-19. Now that all regard members are clear, the meeting has reopend. Sunderland- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

     

 

 

 

January 2021

District 1 Meeting Minutes for January 18, 2021 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Mark B., Mark L., Carole W., Sara S., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W.

 

Concept – Sara S. read Concept X

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the November meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read the Treasury report

Beginning Balance:

 

$3,097.54

Credits:

Mary W.  -  Venmo

 

50.00

The Today Group

24.00

Total Credits:

$ 74.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (10/27/20)

 

3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee      (11/4/20)

14.99

Website Fee     (11/18/20)

23.99

Bank Service Fee (11/2020)

3.00

Zoom Monthly Fee      (12/2020)

14.99

Website Fee     (12/2020)

23.99

Suzy G. (check #1669)

32.84

Ink Reimbursement

Total Debits:

 

$ 116.80

Ending Balance:

$3,054.74

 

Motion was made to approve Treasurer’s report. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

 

DCM Report- Craig R. – After reading Bill L’s SMIA report, no one from our District is attending the SMIA monthly meeting to give a report on Jails/Institutions or Bridging the Gap, etc. Hopefully once COVID passes we can begin attending the monthly meetings in person. If one of our Committee members is able to attend, please do. CARC 2 is coming up and I volunteered to act as the group leader. I’m not sure how that happened. Our group is assigned 10 items and each member will review an item. The email should come out around February 27- 28, 2021.

 

SMIA- Bill L. – Not present-emailed report - 11/16/20 to 01/18/21

 

Treasurer’s Report extracted from website – The Treasurer was not present at the meeting. The SMIA has $846.07 in Operating funds, $5500 in Prudent Reserve, $751.89 in Paypal, $54.97 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $7252.93.

Bookstall – No report


Lifeline – An article honoring Ray B, a longtime member of the fellowship will be posted in the December 2020 Lifeline

Telephone – Melissa is concerned that people on the 12 Step Call list are ignoring or blocking calls from the SMIA Hotline. She will go through the current list that our answering service (Ansaphone) has in hand. She will then contact everyone on the list to determine if they still want to take 12 Step calls. Bill will post announcements and send a memo to the DCM’s about encouraging people to volunteer. Melissa will also talk to Pat S (former SMIA Chair) about the phone services she had researched during her tenure.

Web Report – The Group Maintenance on-line forms were streamlined. Previously, we had 4 forms; 2 for SMIA and GSO new group submissions, and 2 for SMIA and GSO change group submissions. Now there is one form for new groups and one from for group changes. Upon submission, both forms send the information to both the Maryland General Service Registrar and the SMIA Where and When Chair.

The Registrar and the SMIA Where and When Chair then extract only the information they need for their purposes. This eases the process for the people submitting the forms.

The Where and When search database results were color coded to indicate if the meeting status; reopened, reopened outdoors, reopened with an on-line option, temporarily closed, temporarily closed with an on-line option. Meetings that are only on-line are not listed in the Where and When search database because they do not have a physical meeting address. They are only listed in the On-Line Meeting page.

A representative from District 36 asked about the possibility of assigning QR codes to meeting searches. I am looking at options to facilitate that.

 

Cathy R, the Bookstall Chair was trained on managing the On-Line Bookstall.

3 new on-line meetings added– Total of 39 on-line meetings posted currently, down from high point of 56.

To date, 88 meetings have reopened, 31 of which are meeting outdoor, and 10 of which also have an on-line option. 61 meetings are still reported as closed, and of those 61, 22 have an on-line presence

The SMIA On-Line Bookstall has had 1226 visitors since opening in May 2020 and there have been 12 total on-line orders.  6 new orders were received in the past month

 

October Minutes posted – 10/26/20 Lifeline Posted – 11/3/20

Financial Page updated – 10/31/20

SMIA Where and When PDF updated – 11/11/20

Bridging the Gap – No report

Public Information – No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county

 

Corrections and Treatment - No report from District 1, 35, or 36. No representation from any county

Phone Report - Melissa reported 8 calls; 3 for St. Mary’s, 3 for Charles, and 1 for Calvert. The calls were for needing a ride, meeting info, just needing to talk, or general info. We are still researching a new service. Concerns were raised about the 1-800 number. That was allayed because even if we move to a new service, the phone number will remain the same because we own that number through Unitel.


Where and When – Pat P reported. We are considering adding a QR code to printed Where and When to direct people to the Meeting Guide App. There was a question of adding contact phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses, but that would be problematic and, in many cases, in conflict with the SMIA publishing guidelines, because we do not post personal phone numbers or e-mail addresses on any products that we distribute in print or on the website without the expressed permission of that person

Picnic – No report

Gratitude Dinner – No report

Serenity Breakfast – No report Old Business – None

New Business – Keith H suggested that perhaps we should form a committee to work with the

Districts on updating accurate group information. This discussion will be carried over to the December meeting

 

Accessibility – Sara S. has volunteered to Chair this Committee.

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – Did not receive any calls this month and heard nothing from the person interested in Prince Frederick.

 

Institutions - Mark B.- Beginning January 11, Avenues suspended the Zoom meetings.

Fred W. – Our meetings are on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30 for the women, and Thursdays for the men. virtual meetings in the jail for women and men as soon as all logistics are worked out.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – I am going to contact a couple in Oklahoma that presents a “Traditions and Relationship” workshop on Zoom.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – Over 170,000 print editions each month. My plan is to have a Grapevine rep. from each meeting. I will be developing workshops and have printed material for each one. You can now send your story to the Grapevine by audio, limited to 7 minutes. Thank you to Peggy for delivering the Grapevine to me.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L. emailed report

District 1 Web report for November 2020 - 11/16/20 to 01/18/21 Total Visits:                         922 – Down .6 % from the previous month

Most Frequently visited pages: Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page

 

Referring Pages: Direct Entry, Google, Bing

 

Top 10 Visitor Locations:     Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, DC, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands

 

Browsers:     Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)


Site Changes – No significant changes this month

District 1 Where and When PDF updated and posted to SMIA site. Reflects all meetings status to date.

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person. After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update

- Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

 

New Business – Fred W. – There will not be a State Convention in 2021. Planning to have it in 2022. It’s the 50th year of the Convention and with COVID attendance would probably be low. Thank you to Sara S. for volunteering to Chair the Accessibilities Committee.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group – Suzie F. –Meeting is doing well. We are meeting in the church and masks are required and social distancing.

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon - Needs new GSR

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – Our meetings are hybrid now, on Tues/Thurs and Sunday mornings.

We now have 3 rooms we are meeting in, 10 people per room.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group – Fred W. – Thursday meeting is doing well; we average 12-15 people weekly. Chuck G – Sunday night group is doing well; we are meeting in the church with an average of 10-12 people and masks are required.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom. 6-10 attending. Zoom is paid thru end of the year. All positions filled.

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom, 5 or so on Zoom. We are meeting in large room at the church,

we practice social distancing and masks are required. . Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour – Mark L.- meeting is doing well, we average 10-15 people. Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting on-line and in-person. On line – 10 attending. In person 10-12 people.  Everything going smooth.

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present – emailed report.

The group name has been officially changed to the Harmony Group. Additionally, the first Monday of each month will now be a Step Meeting.

Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people. All positions are filled.

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – Meeting inside and on zoom.


Solomon’s Group – We are meeting in person and on Zoom. In person meeting is averaging 30 people and the number on zoom varies from 20-40 attendees.

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.
Sunrise Sobriety
- Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group –We average 13-15 people, masks are required and practicing social

distancing.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

 

December 2020

District 1 does not meet in December.

 

November 2020

District 1 Meeting Minutes for November 16, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance:  Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Mark B.,

Mark L., Carole W., Kenny G., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W.

 

Concept – Craig R. read Concept VIIII

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the October meeting.   Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – 10/20/20 – 11/16/20

Beginning Balance:                                                                               $2,843.52

Credits:

                   North Beach                                                               140.00

                   Mt. Harmony                                                              125.00

                   Beach Beacon                                                               31.00

Total Credits:                                                                                        $296.00

Debits:

                  Bank Service Fee (9/25/20)                                            3.00

                           Zoom Monthly Fee (10/5/20)                                         14.99

                            Website Fee (10/19/20)                                        23.99 

Total Debits:                                                                                $ 41.98

Ending Balance:                                                                               $3,097.54

Motion was made to approve the Treasurers Report as read. Motion accepted.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. - The Committee meeting was long, about six (6) hours on zoom. Items I voted on were the budget, CARC 2 – some stories in Big Book will be dropped and added to the publication, Experience, Strength and Hope. The vote to change Concept 11 was shot down. The first 164 pages in Big Book will remain the same. NERESSA registration is open and will be on zoom, the fee is $21.00.  I plan to sign-up.  MD State Convention no contract signed yet most likely will be virtual. 

 

SMIA Liason - Bill L. – Not present-emailed report

 

Treasurer’s Report extracted from website – The Treasurer was not present at the meeting.

The SMIA has $846.07 in Operating funds, $5500 in Prudent Reserve, $751.89 in PayPal, $54.97 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash.  Total Net Cash Assets are $7252.93.

Bookstall – No report

Lifeline – An article honoring Ray B, a longtime member of the fellowship will be posted in the December 2020 Lifeline

Telephone – Melissa is concerned that people on the 12 Step Call list are ignoring or blocking calls from the SMIA Hotline.  She will go through the current list that our answering service (Ansaphone) has in hand.  She will then contact everyone on the list to determine if they still want to take 12 Step calls.  Bill will post announcements and send a memo to the DCM’s about encouraging people to volunteer.  Melissa will also talk to Pat S (former SMIA Chair) about the phone services she had researched during her tenure.

Web Report – The Group Maintenance on-line forms were streamlined.  Previously, we had 4 forms; 2 for SMIA and GSO new group submissions, and 2 for SMIA and GSO change group submissions.  Now there is one form for new groups and one for group changes.  Upon submission, both forms send the information to both the Maryland General Service Registrar and the SMIA Where and When Chair. 

The Registrar and the SMIA Where and When Chair then extracts only the information they need for their purposes.  This eases the process for the people submitting the forms.

The Where and When search database results were color coded to indicate if the meeting status; reopened, reopened outdoors, reopened with an on-line option, temporarily closed, temporarily closed with an on-line option.  Meetings that are only on-line are not listed in the Where and When search database because they do not have a physical meeting address.  They are only listed in the On-Line Meeting page.

A representative from District 36 asked about the possibility of assigning QR codes to meeting searches.  I am looking at options to facilitate that.

 

Cathy R, the Bookstall Chair was trained on managing the On-Line Bookstall.

Three (3) new on-line meetings added– Total of 39 on-line meetings posted currently, down from high point of 56.

To date, 88 meetings have reopened, 31 of which are meeting outdoor, and 10 of which also have an on-line option.   61 meetings are still reported as closed, and of those 61, 22 have an on-line presence.

The SMIA On-Line Bookstall has had 1226 visitors since opening in May 2020 and there have been 12 total on-line orders.  Six (6) new orders were received in the past month.

 

October Minutes posted – 10/26/20

Lifeline Posted – 11/3/20

Financial Page updated – 10/31/20

SMIA Where and When PDF updated – 11/11/20

Bridging the Gap – No report

Public Information – No report from District 1, 35, or 36.  No representation from any county.

 

Corrections and Treatment - No report from District 1, 35, or 36.  No representation from any county.

Phone Report - Melissa reported eight (8) calls; three (3) for St. Mary’s, (3) for Charles, and one (1) for Calvert.  The calls were for needing a ride, meeting info, just needing to talk, or general info. We are still researching a new service.  Concerns were raised about the 1-800 number.  That was allayed because even if we move to a new service, the phone number will remain the same because we own that number through Unitel.

Where and When – Pat P. reported.  We are considering adding a QR code to printed Where and When to direct people to the Meeting Guide App.  There was a question of adding contact phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses, but that would be problematic and, in many cases, in conflict with the SMIA publishing guidelines, because we do not post personal phone numbers or e-mail addresses on any products that we distribute in print or on the website without the expressed permission of that person

Picnic – No report

Gratitude Dinner – No report

Serenity Breakfast – No report

Old Business – None

New Business – Keith H suggested that perhaps we should form a committee to work with the Districts on updating accurate group information.  This discussion will be carried over to the December meeting.

 

Accessibility - Need Chair

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G. – Did not receive any calls.  

 

Institutions - Mark B.- We are taking meetings into Avenues on Tuesday and Saturdays and the fourth Sunday of the month. We will look into Zoom for future meetings.  Fred W. – We have been using an on-line meeting tool for over a month now.  We had a connection issue one week.  Jail has been active.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – We had two great speakers for the Anonymity workshop. Attendance was approximately 12 members. 

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – The Grapevine has gifts on-line via website and the publication makes a nice gift as well.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L. Not present - emailed report

District 1 Web report for November 2020 - 10/19/20 to 11/16/20

Total Visits:     922 – Down .6 % from the previous month

Most Frequently visited pages:       Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings

Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page

 

Referring Pages:  Direct Entry, Google, Bing

 

Top 10 Visitor Locations:            Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, DC, New Jersey, West

Virginia, Pennsylvania, Germany, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

 

Browsers:     Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

Site Changes – No significant changes this month          

District 1 Where and When PDF updated and posted to SMIA site.  Reflects all meetings status to date.

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.   After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update - Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

 

New Business – We discussed the Committee Chair email addresses on the District 1 website. Fred W. asked if Bill L. could set up a “rule” so the District secretary would receive a cc of the email as well and she can alert the Chair of any concerns.  Suzie F. will check with Bill after the District meeting to see if he can set this up. We will not have our District meeting in December.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group - Kenny G – The church closed for two weeks.  Hope to be up and running again soon.

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

Beach Beacon - Needs new GSR

Bedouin Group – Colleen B.- Our group is meeting at the Harriet Brown Community Center on Dares Beach road. We are checking temperatures, seating is limited to 25 people, using a contact tracing form, and all positions are filled.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We are averaging 10-15 people.  Masks are required. The Sunday and Thursday meeting are both the Daily Reprieve group.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom.  Six (6) -10 attending.  Zoom is paid through end of the year. We will begin to celebrate anniversaries virtually. 

Grapevine – Mark B, - We are back open and are averaging 6-10 people in person and on Google-meets about 8-10 people.  The in-person meeting requires masks and social distancing.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour – Mark L.- Group is doing well with average of 10-15 people.  Masks are required, temp check and contact tracing form.

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S.  – Meeting on-line and outside at bonfire.  On line – 10 in attendance.  Outside at bonfire there are a dozen of us.

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present emailed report.

The group name has been officially changed to Harmony Group.  Additionally, the first Monday of each month will now be a Step Meeting. Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people.  All positions are filled. 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – We are meeting live and on zoom. Approximately 6-7 at each. No food but some are bringing chips for a snack.  

Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – Not present

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present emailed report - There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group – We met outside at the bonfire.  A few of us went inside and talked-had an informal meeting.

 

Meeting closed with Lord’s prayer at 8:00 pm.

 

 

October 2020

District 1 Meeting Minutes for October 19, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Hugh, Mark B.,

Mark L., Carole W., Kenny G., Sara S., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VIII

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the September meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 8/18/20 – 9/21/20.

Beginning Balance:

Credits:

$2,661.50

Living Sober

200.00

We Wuz Wurz

50.00

Total Credits:

$ 250.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (7/24/20)

 

3.00

Website Fee (8/18/20)

23.99

Total Debits:

$ 26.99

Ending Balance:

$2,884.51

.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. - I attended the Area Assembly on-line. NERESSA will be held virtually this year. AREA 29 Delegate-at-large is Don Bridges who was a past delegate. MD Convention will be in June, we need 600 people to fill the slots and 200 plus for rooms. SMIA will be sending out an email for the 12 Step call list. The DCM Delegate report was cancelled.

 

SMIA - Bill L. – Not present-emailed report

 

The Phone Chair position has been filled by Melissa W. from Charles County. We still need a Bookstall Chair. Interested parties should contact the SMIA Chair at smia.chair@somdaa.org or complete the service form at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The SMIA has $1192.41 in Operating funds, $6000 in Prudent Reserve, $48.25 in PayPal, $86.24 in petty


cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash.  Total Net Cash Assets are $7,426.49.

The SMIA continues to maintain the position that we will not post meeting

reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions.

Meetings that have reported reopening; 41in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 22 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 15 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 32 in St.

Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s The Lifeline will reduce the number of printed copies to 15 per month. We were printing 40 per month, but more than half of those were discarded.

People can always read the Lifeline from the SMIA website or download and print it if necessary. When the COVID-19 crisis is over, we will reevaluate the quantity. The SMIA will continue to conduct the monthly meeting in person at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, however starting in October, we will also provide a Zoom meeting option.

Keenan W. has stepped down as the Bookstall Chair. Bill L. will fill that role in as interim capacity until we have a new volunteer.

Keenan W. has stepped down as the Bookstall Chair. Bill L. will fill that role in an interim capacity until we have a new volunteer.

 

Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s

Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Accessibility - Needs Chair

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – Received 1(one) call from rehab from someone that wants to attend a meeting in Prince Frederick.

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings. Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago. No return phone calls from Avenues. Mark B will follow-up. Update from Fred W. (sent email) Starting in October there will be virtual meetings in the jail. AA are the first volunteers to be asked to participate. The staff has been working out the logistics in house this summer.


The details are being worked out through the committee and volunteers. A

weekly woman’s and men’s meeting will be starting next month.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – Anonymity Workshop scheduled for November. We have two (2) presenters, Lisa T. (local) and Misty L., DCM for District 33 (Baltimore) .

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – I have been announcing to groups about the Grapevine Committee, a lot of interest from members and some have never heard of the publication.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - District 1 Web report for Sept 2020 8/17/20 to 9/21/20

 

Total Visitors   1481 – Up 6.6 % from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page, Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing.

Top 10 Visitor Locations Maryland, DC, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Washington State, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, India.

Browsers Chrome- Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety).

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions.

District 1- Where and When PDF updated and posted to SMIA site. Reflects all meetings status to date.

 

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.       After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update - Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

 

New Business – How do we find out who is disconnected because of COVID? Colleen B. - suggested homegroup texts to keep in contact with members and anyone not seen for a while. Fred W. – We all have a lot of phone numbers in


our phones, we need to reach out to members we have not seen. Hugh – Reach out and give them a call.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending. Meeting is doing well. We are back inside the church. Masks are required and social distancing.

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon - Needs new GSR

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday

10:30. Meeting on porch. 12-15 attending depending on weather. Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Group is doing well we are meeting in the church with an average of 20 people.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom. 6-10 attending.

Zoom is paid thru August.

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom. 5-10 attending. Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour – Mark L. new GSR

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting on-line and in-person.

On line – 10 attending. Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending. Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present – emailed report. Mount

Harmony has been meeting in person for four months. Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people. We reiterated that masks are mandatory at the meetings. Rebecca G. volunteered to serve as the SMIA Rep.

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - Not present


 Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. Meeting inside and on Zoom. Inside meeting 20- 35 attending. Zoom 20-30 attending. Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting)

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

Trinity Group BB. – Chuck G – We are now meeting inside with average of 15 people.

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings. Meeting outside at bonfire. 12-15 or more attending.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

September 2020

District 1 Meeting (Revised) Minutes for September 21, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Hugh C., Carole W., Mark B., Kenny

G., Chuck G. Sara S., Suzie F. Ricky F.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VII

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the August meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 7/21/20–8/17/20.

Beginning Balance:

Credits:

$2,592.46

Grapevine

125.00

Total Credits:

$ 125.00

Debits:

 

Bank Service Fee (6/24/20)

3.00

Website Fee (7/20/20)

23.99

Grapevine Subscription

28.97

 

Total Debits:                                                                              $ 55.96

Ending Balance:                                                                     $2,661.50

A motion was made and seconded to approve the report as read.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. I attended the Delegate DCM Meeting. A lot of discussion on how to reach the millennials about AA. Studying the Concepts to learn more about them. We discussed good sponsorship. Discussed hybrid meetings for Grapevine reps. I will attend the DCM meeting on the 17th.

 

SMIA Report: Bill L. – Not present-emailed report

We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 has accepted the position.

Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled. The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent


Reserve, $335 in Paypal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $6760. The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland. The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions. A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals. Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Committee Reports:

Accessibility - Needs Chair

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No Calls

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings. Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago. No return phone calls from Avenues. Mark B will follow-up. Update from Fred W. (sent email) Starting in October there will be virtual meetings in the jail. AA are the first volunteers to be asked to participate. The staff has been working out the logistics in house this summer. The details are being worked out through the committee and volunteers. A weekly woman’s and men’s meeting will be starting next month.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F - Working on a virtual Anonymity workshop to include Social Media.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – Not present (I have asked twice now for a kit for Colleen.) I did tell her the District ordered a subscription for her to use. Asking her to email reports in if she cannot attend the meetings.


Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L. Webmaster - Not present- Emailed Report

District 1 Web report for Aug 2020 7/20/20 to 8/17/20

 

Total Visitors   1115 – Down 21.30% from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar. Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing. Visitor Locations - Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Australia Browsers – Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety).

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions

 

Old Business - Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.                    After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update - Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

New Business – Voted for the District to open a Zoom acct. Our DCM will need an account for the many virtual meetings he attends. And also use for our monthly District meetings and workshops. Vote unanimous.

 

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending. Moved the outside meeting to King Memorial Park. Much quieter there.

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present.

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Patty T not present – Needs new GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday 10:30. Meeting on porch. 12-15 attending depending on weather.


 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

 

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Not present

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom. 6-10 attending. Zoom is paid thru August.

 

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom. 5-10 attending. Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour - Mike B – Not present (new GSR)

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting on-line and in-person. On line – 10 attending. Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending.

 

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present – emailed report. Mount Harmony has been meeting in person for four months. Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people. We reiterated that masks are mandatory at the meetings. Rebecca G. volunteered to serve as the SMIA Rep.


North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present

 

 Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. Meeting inside and on Zoom. Inside meeting 20- 35 attending. Zoom 20-30 attending. Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting)

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present emailed report - Sunderland There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings. Meeting outside at bonfire. 12-15 or more attending.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

August 2020

District 1 Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance:  Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Hugh C., Carole W., Mark B., Kenny G., Sara S.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VI

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. not present.  Peggy R read the minutes from 7/20/2020 District Meeting.  Motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes as read.  (Mark B email Peggy R stating he was listed twice in attendance list.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 7/21/20–8/17/20. 

Beginning balance: $2,592.46

Credits: $125.00 - 1 group donation

Debits:   $55.96 - Bank service fee (3.00), Website Fee ($23.99), 1 yr Grapevine Subscription (28.97)

Ending Balance:  $2,661.50.   

Motion made and accepted to approve the treasurers report without changes.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. - Craig R. read email report from Ricky F. (Alt DCM) who attended the Area 29 zoom meeting on 8/8/20. 

 

A lot of discussion about service work and mainly encouraging groups that do not have GSR's attend the District Meeting.

 

Area 50 (Area 50 was mainly on to give their suggestions) gave suggestions on how to get groups to appoint a GSR that currently do not have one.  We need to show up early to the meeting. Find out who homegroup members are.  Bring up discussion with members prior to the meeting on the importance of what a GSR does having a GSR represent their group at the District level.  Give them GSR information.  They mentioned forming a relationship with the group, suggested to attend the group a few times. They said NOT TO announce during the meeting that the group needs a GSR. It's more about forming a relationship with the group. 

Delegate Report – Will have Suzy email to group.

CARC2 – Next meeting is 9/19/20.  Craig R. is now the new CARC2 leader

 

 

SMIA - Bill L. – Not present but emailed report was read.   

We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 is considering the Phone Chair but has not volunteered yet. Volunteers for these roles may express interest at
https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve

The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled

The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved

The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $335 in Paypal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $6760.

The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland.

The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions.

A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals.

Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s

Browsers
Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions

Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

Accessibility - Needs Chair

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – Not present  

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings.  Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago.  No return phone calls from Avenues.  Mark B will follow-up.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – Not present

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – Not present

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L – (Unsure if he emailed report to Suzie)

 

Old Business - None

 

New Business – Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.   After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time.

 

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending.  Moved the outside meeting to King Memorial Park.  Much quieter there. 

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. 

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Patty T not present – Needs new GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday 10:30.  Meeting on porch.  12-15 attending depending on weather. 

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

 

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Not present

 

Do Drop-In Womens Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom.  6-10 attending.  Zoom is paid thru August. 

 

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom.  5-10 attending.  Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed. 

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour - Mike B – Not present

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S.  – Meeting on-line and in-person.  On line – 10 attending.  Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending. 

 

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present

 

Solomon’s Group – Hugh C.  Meeting inside and on Zoom.  Inside meeting 20-35 attending.  Zoom 20-30 attending.  Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting) 

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present

 

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings.  Meeting outside at bonfire.  12-15 or more attending. 

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

July 2020

In Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Chuck G., Mark B. Suzie F., Ricky F., Carole W., Daniel S., Mark B., Sara S.

Concept V – Reading by Craig R.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the June District meeting. Motion
was made and accepted to approve the minutes with few changes.

Treasury Report - Peggy R. - Beginning Balance:
$2,508.94 Credits: 0.00 Total Credits $ 0.00 Debits: Bank Service Fee (4/24/20), 3.00, Website Fee (5/18/20) $ 23.99
Total Debits: $ 26.99 Ending Balance: $2,481.95 A motion was made and the Treasury report was accepted without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. – I will be on travel and will not attend the DCM Area meeting. I will ask our Alt. DCM if he can attend on Zoom. The new Grapevine is out. NERESSA is scheduled in Pittsburgh, possibly virtual. August 1 is CARC meeting.

SMIA Liaison - Bill L. (emailed report in) SMIA Report - We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 has agreed to Chair Phone Committee Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled. The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved. The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $335 in PayPal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are
$6760. The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland. The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions. A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals. Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s
Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that
never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s.

Committee Reports

Accessibility – Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions - Fred W - not present - Mark B. – District 1 is not meeting in Avenues; I will give them a call to see what is going on.


 

Events Committee - Suzie F. – Will be working on more workshops on Zoom.

Grapevine Committee    - Colleen B. – not present.

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee - Bill L – emailed his report.

District 1 Web report for Aug 2020 - 7/20/20 to 8/17/20

Total Visitors    1115 – Down 21.30% from the previous month.   Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing.  Visitor Locations- Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Australia.                           Browsers - Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions. Get the word out at meetings.

Old Business

 

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions, and send to each Committee Chair.

New Business

 

Motion was made and accepted to purchase a Grapevine subscription for our GVR, Colleen.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – We are meeting outside in the front of the church. Using tracking form, and social distancing.
Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present (I talked to Patty she is trying to find a new GSR for group)
Bedouin Group: Sara S. – We are meeting on front porch, Tues, Thurs and Sunday am. Cove Point - Needs GSR
Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We are meeting inside the large gym at the church. Trinity we are meeting outside average 10 people. Plenty of room to spread out.
Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting doing well on Zoom, 7-10 of us. We
are paid up through July.
Grapevine – Mark B.- 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online.


Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St.
Paul’s to open up.
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present
Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting is doing well we are meeting outside with bonfire and meeting on Zoom.
Mount Harmony Group – Bill L. – emailed – Group has reopened for 3 months and doing well, following social distancing guidelines. Average 20-25 people.
North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR
Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – We are Zooming – Church not ready to open yet. Group could use support and I will be celebrating my anniversary on Sunday.
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – Not present.
Sunderland Group – Bill L., emailed report – Sunderland There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting. The pastor wanted us to provide a list with first and last names of all attendees as a condition of meeting at that location.                                        This would compromise anonymity; therefore, this meeting will remain closed until that requirement is lifted.
Sunrise Sobriety - (not interested in GSR at this time) Today Group - Katy S – not present.
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy – We are meeting outside with bonfire. Need a GSR

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus.
The April, May, June, July and August District Meetings will be on Zoom.

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May and June District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting.

June 2020

In Attendance: Terry (Area 29 Delegate guest speaker), Craig R., Peggy R., Chuck G., Fred W., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., Martha K., Carole W., Kenny G., Daniel S., Mark B., Sara S., Lisa T., Arnold R., Cynthia T.

Concept V – Read by Sara S.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the June District meeting. Motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasury Report - Peggy R. - Beginning Balance:
$2,508.94 Credits: 0.00 Total Credits $ 0.00 Debits: Bank Service Fee (4/24/20), 3.00, Website Fee (5/18/20) $ 23.99
Total Debits: $ 26.99 Ending Balance: $2,481.95 A motion was made and the Treasury report was accepted without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. – I’m going to give my time on the floor to Terry, our new Area 29 Delegate to discuss what happened at the GSO Conference she attended. First ever virtual conference. (She presented a power point presentation that will be posted at the end of these minutes.)

SMIA Liaison - Bill L. (emailed report in) SMIA Report - The SMIA On-Line Bookstall has been operational for a month, and we have already received and successfully fulfilled orders.  Those that used it were pleased with the navigation and ease of use. We currently need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve          The 2020 SMIA Annual Picnic has been cancelled A motion was made and approved to pay $300 per quarter to Immaculate Conception Church for the use of their facility The 2020/2021 Fiscal Year budget has been tabled until next month to allow the SMIA Board to review and make recommendations to the Treasurer. The SMIA has $1897 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 19 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 23 in Charles, and 34 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 In Calvert, 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Committee Reports

Accessibility – Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions - Fred W - not present - Mark B. – District 1 is not meeting in Avenues.


Events Committee - Suzie F. – Our workshop “Applying the Principles and Steps in our Daily Lives” was a success. We had 40-45 attendees on Zoom. Ann W. found us two great speakers at the last minute as the speakers the Area found had to cancel at the last minute. Bruce N. (Calvert) and Rick from Phili did an awesome job. Thanks to both of them!

Grapevine Committee    - Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee.  Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee - Bill L – emailed his report.

District 1 Web report for 6/15/20 to 7/20/20

Total Visitors    2146 – Up 11.90% from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages were the Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Contact Us Page Referring Pages: Direct Entry, Google, Bing Visitor Locations Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Scotland, England, Australia Browsers: Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety) Site Changes: The site was completely overhauled to better accommodate mobile devices. The menus moved to the top, and more horizontal room was added to the body. Past minutes were added.

Old Business

 

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions. Colleen B. volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee. Suzie has ordered her a GVR kit.

New Business

 

A motion was made and accepted to have the Treasurer decide on an online app to accept payments for the District. District One Trust Fund. Discussion was on using Venmo app. Discussed that the individual home groups should reimburse members using Zoom for their meetings.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, we are meeting on zoom. Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present (I talked to Patty she is trying to find a new GSR for group)
Bedouin Group: Sara S. – Meeting is well. There was some confusion using the Google
app.
Cove Point - Needs GSR


Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We have not been meeting but we are all anxious to meet when the church opens. We are meeting outside at Trinity. Average 10 people.
Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting doing well on Zoom, 7-10 of us.
Grapevine – Mark B.- 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online.
Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St.
Paul’s to open up.
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present
Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting is doing well we are meeting outside with bonfire.
Mount Harmony Group – Bill L. – emailed – Group has reopened and doing well, following social distancing guidelines.
North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR
Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – We are Zooming – Church not ready to open yet. Group
could use support and I will be celebrating my anniversary on Sunday.
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting. Have had great speakers.                      Church had given permission to meet outside.
Sunderland Group – Bill L., reported – The meeting has reopened. We cancelled the online meeting due to lack of support. Group can use some support. Meeting time is 7:30.
Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time) Today Group - Katy S – not present.
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm
The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May, June and July District Meetings will be on Zoom.

Groups needing GSR’s
A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon – Needs GSR Cove Point – Needs GSR
Keeping It Green - Needs GSR (formally experience strength and hope- located on Mt. Harmony Road) Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR
Happy Destiny - Needs GSR
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR (Kathy had to give position up)
Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present (never attends) Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present (never attends)

 

May 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R, Chuck G., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., and Mark B.

Concept VIIIl – Hugh read Concept VIIII – Sara not present.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the April District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Beginning Balance:$2,505.93 Credits: General Donation – Nancy L. 30.00
Total Credits: $ 30.00
Debits:             Bank Service Fee (3/25/20)                                                3.00
Website Fee     (4/20/20)                                                    23.99
Total Debits:                                                                                            $ 26.99
Ending Balance:                                                                                  $2,508.94
Motion was made to accept the Treasury report and the motion was approved.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Thank you for sending me to NERESSA.. A lot of discussion on the topic of Anonymity. We need to create ideas for more GSR support from the groups that do not have a GSR. Invite members to attend the District meeting to see why having a GSR is important. Need to think of creative ways to do that. A lot of discussion on Article 4.Cynthia T. our new Area 29 Delegate will attend our next District meeting to report on what was discussed and voted on at the GSO Conference..

SMIA Liaison - Bill L., Sent report by email: The SMIA on-line Bookstall page has been sent to the board for final approval before public release. Keenan performed an inventory of all real property in stock. Real property assets are estimated at $15,470. There is a problem with the SMIA Hotline number, where it appears to have been reassigned to another entity.  Sheri M. has been inundated with her real job, so she has not had an opportunity to attend to it. Emme (the former Phone Chair) is looking into it. The number was temporarily removed from both the SMIA and District 1 sites. We tabled the discussion about whether people should be reimbursed for Zoom or other on-line meeting accounts. The thought was that perhaps the groups they were hosting the meetings for should be asked to reimburse. Presently, the SMIA has $1328.65 in the operations account, $5000.00 in prudent reserve, $99.52 in petty cash, and $100.00 in Bookstall petty cash. The SMIA plans to meet in person at our next meeting on June 13th. If we do, the Bookstall will be open at 9:30 AM and the meeting will begin at 10:00 AM.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility– Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Our workshop “Applying the Principles and Steps in our Daily Lives” is planned for May 30th on Zoom from 12 – 4pm. I contacted the Area 29 workshop committee and they found two speakers for us.


Grapevine Committee- Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee. Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee- Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1731 visits to the website – down 8.20% from the previous month Most Frequently visited pages Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Resources Page, Meetings Page Referring Pages Direct Entry, Google, Bing, Ant-Crisis Visitor Locations Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Australia, Scotland, Ireland Browsers Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety) Site Change - Meeting Reopen form added to ease GSR notification of reopening meetings Several Announcement page additions and changes

Old Business

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions. Colleen B. volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee. Suzie has ordered her a GVR kit.

New Business

 

A motion was made and accepted to have the Treasurer decide on an online app to accept payments for the District.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, we are meeting on zoom. Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR

Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present Bedouin Group: Sara S. – Not present Cove Point - Needs GSR
Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We have not been meeting but we are all anxious to meet
when the church opens.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – not present

Grapevine – Mark B. – 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online. Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR
Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour - Mike B – not present


Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St. Paul’s to
open up.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – not present Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town) North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting. Had a great speaker from DC.

Sunderland Group – Bill L., reported – The meeting has reopened. We cancelled the online
meeting due to lack of support. Group can use some support. Meeting time is 7:30. Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time)
Today Group - Katy S – not present.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May and June District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting.

April 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R,, Chuck G., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., and Mark B.

Concept VIII – Sara S. volunteered to read the Concepts at the District Meeting. (Hugh read
Concept VIIII – Sara not present.)

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the February District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – $2898.89, $729.31 Credits, $1,122.27 Debits, leaving a balance of $2505.93 Motion was made to accept the treasury report and was approved.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Hosts are still needed for the Area Committee. A lot of discussion on the topic of Anonymity. We need to create ideas for more GSR support from the groups that do not have GSR. Invite members to attend the District meeting to see why having a GSR is important.

SMIA - Bill L –

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility– Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – No calls

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Suggestions for future workshops and events: Anonymity workshop, Forgiveness workshop, bowling night, Movie night, Motown Dance, and 5K.

Grapevine Committee- Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee. Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee- Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1,021 visits, down 1.2% from previous month. Most visits to home page, meeting page, and resources page. April – 2,403 visitors up 60.20% from previous month. Most visited were home page, online meeting page, Corona page.

Old Business

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions.

New Business

Colleen B. has volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, meeting on zoom.


Awakenings - Jim D – All is good on the home front! A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T not present (Secretary will check with Patty to see if she plans on
attending District meetings again.)

Bedouin Group: Sara S. - Everything is well. On Tuesdays and Thursday, we average 15-20 members. On Sundays between 40-50 members. All positions filled.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – not present (was present on 2nd half of meeting)

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – All positions are filled. We meet at 5:15 at the Community Center. I will be celebrating four (4) years on the 26th!!

Grapevine – Mark B. - 15 people, some uncomfortable with online meetings.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M – We meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm. and Saturday mornings at 10:30 All is well, all positions filled. We have not met on zoom.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Not present. Healthy meeting, all positions filled,
issues with coffeemaker.

Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town) North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting.


Sunderland Group - Dave M – not present – Group needs support. Meeting time is 7:30. Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time)
Today Group - Katy S – not present.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April 2020 District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on 04/20/20. We met in May on Zoom.

March 2020

Meeting was not held due to COVID-19

February 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Roger M, Katy S, Kenny G, Sara S, Jim D. Hugh C, Carole W, and Suzie G.

Concept VIII – Kenny G. volunteered to read the Concepts at the District Meeting.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the January District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – $2984.30, $316.00 Credits, $422.48 Debits, leaving a balance of
$2877.82.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Hosts are needed for the Area Committee. Do we want to host one of the meetings? There are several positions open at the Committee level. Audio Chair, Literature Chair, and Hospitality suite Chair for the Int’l Convention. April 4th is the mini conference in Severna Park. CARC will meet on February 29, 2020 at St. James Parish. Discussion will be on updating pamphlets, and other literature, and a consideration of amending Article 4. The convention is covering the cost to have Hispanic translation at the convention, which is $4,500.

SMIA - Bill L – SMIA moved to Mechanicsville to Immaculate Conception Church. The church does not charge rent but SMIA will give a donation to the church. The budget for rent is $300.00 a month. The new Where and When’s are out. Discussion is still on the table about a new phone service. We talked to Annapolis Area Intergroup and they are using VIVE. The cost is
$39.00 a month. You should see very soon signup sheets at your homegroups to sign up for the 12th Step phone list. If you signed up in the past, please sign up again.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility- (Is Mike B. the new Chair?)

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – not present

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Workshop is scheduled for March 28 from 1:00-4:00 at St. Paul’s. Lunch will be provided. Would like ideas for events from the District. Few ideas were Anonymity workshop, Forgiveness workshop, bowling night, Movie night, Motown Dance, and 5K.

Grapevine Committee– Need a Chair – I searched online to see what the Grapevine Chair responsibilities are in case someone is interested in taking the position:

WHAT DOES A GVR DO?

 

  • Announce the latest issue at your meetings in our District • Talk about the magazine's content - the stories make great topics for discussion• Encourage your group to participate by sending in stories, art work or jokes

  • Spread the word about Grapevine's new services and products. Let members know how they can order subscriptions.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  • Offer to be of service - let your District know that you are interested and we will get you signed up and order the GVR kit for you.

Public Information Committee- Roger M - All racks full. I may order some small racks for couple of Doctors’ offices. On April 4th there is a recovery 5K at Our Lady of the Star. May 16th is the Tri-county memory walk at Serenity Farms. We will have an information table at both locations.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1,021 visits, down 1.2% from previous month. Most visits to home page, meeting page, and resources page. April – 2,403 visitors up 60.20% from previous month. Most visited were home page, online meeting page, Corona page.

Old Business

Suzie to check with previous District Members for binder with job descriptions for District 1.
Roger will go to AA Website and print job descriptions from there.

New Business

Grapevine Committee - Needs new chair. Discussed what committee does Accessibilities Committee - Mike B will take over this position. Thanks Mike!

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, “all good”. Gave Suzie suggestions for workshop.
Rotated services positions, all positions filled. Awakenings - Jim D – All is good on the home front! A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T not present (Secretary will check with Patty to see if she plans on
attending District meetings again.)

Bedouin Group: Sara S. - Everything is well. On Tuesdays and Thursday, we average 15-20 members. On Sundays between 40-50 members. All positions filled.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – not present

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – All positions are filled. We meet at 5:15 at the Community Center. I will be celebrating four (4) years on the 26th!!


Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C -Tuesdays average 20-30 people and SOUP, Thursdays – is still struggling and could use support.

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M – We meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm. and Saturday mornings at
10:30 All is well, all positions filled.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting - Needs GSR - Craig R. will report - Healthy meeting, all positions filled, issues with coffeemaker.

Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town)

North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present but said all is good with meetings.

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. - 50-60 people attending, we have a new coffeemaker. All positions are now filled.

Sunderland Group - Dave M – not present Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR
Today Group - Katy S - Good home group with 20-25 in attending. There is a chance we need a new Chairperson.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Need a GSR

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April 2020 District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on 04/20/20.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

January 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R, Jim S., Bobby P, Bill L, Roger M, Katy S, Kenny G, Sara S, Chuck G, Michael B, and Lynn H.

Kathy J. not present for reading of Concept VIII

Secretary Report - Peggy R read the minutes from the November District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R - Financial statement 11/19/19 - 1/20/2020 reported as beginning balance of $2,984.30 with five (5) group donations totaling $316.00. Debits including one (1) year rent paid to St. Paul’s for total of $422.48, leaving ending balance of $2,877.82. Motion made and accepted to approve the treasurers report without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. - I did not attend the 12/7/19 Area Meeting. Next meeting is in February. Brought Newcomer Packets to be distributed to meetings.  NERRASA meeting 2/21-2/23 in New Hampshire. Motion was made and accepted to approve paying for cost of DCM to attend NERASA. New delegate has started - Cynthia Terl

SMIA - Bill L - There will be History Workshop in Roverwood. Discussed telephone service. Currently using “Ansa-phone” which ends up costing approximately $60/call. Cost is over
$3,000 per year. Another company charges $39.00/month but a person does not answer the call. Still looking into alternatives. Ran out of Where and Whens. Next printing this or next week. Will be available at next meeting. Positions that are available in February are Chair, Secretary and Parliamentarian. Chair needs to be from Calvert County.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility - Needs Chair (Mike B. voted in as new Chair)

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G - 1 male, 1 female. Unable to help male since phones numbers
did not work. Was able to help female

Institutions - Fred W - not present

Events Committee - Suzy F - not present - several groups gave choices for workshops. Will probably need to wait until March for next event.

Grapevine Committee - Mark N - not present - Stated that Mark can’t due position any more.
Needs new chair.

Public Information Committee - Roger M - All racks full. May get some small racks for couple of Doctors’ offices.

Web Committee - Bill L - 1854 visits since December. Most to Where and When page, as well as Announcements and Calendar. Working on getting meetings correct with meeting guide.

Old Business

Suzie to check with previous District Members for binder with job descriptions for District 1.. Roger will go to AA Website and print job descriptions from there.


New Business

Grapevine Committee - Needs new chair. Discussed what committee does Accessibilities Committee - Mike B will take over this position. Thanks Mike!

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, “all good”. Gave Suzy suggestions for workshop. Rotated services positions, all positions filled

Awakenings - Jim D - Same “status quo all positions filled, sending donations as appropriate. Average 30-50 people.

A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon - Patty T not present
Bedouin Group - Welcome to Sarah who is the new GSR for the Bedouin Group. All positions filled, 30-50+ depending on meeting. 1st Sunday Month is eating meeting. 3 meetings/week.

Cove Point - Needs GSR - Currently not interested Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G - Meeting point well. 25-30 attending. All positions filled. Will check with Treasurer for donation

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W - not present – emailed report – Meeting size steady at 15-17per meeting and now have 10 home group members. One home group member Claudia
W. passed away and her Celebration of Life is on 1/25/20 at the Lusby Community Center.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour - Mike B - Meeting doing well. Same core group. Walter will be celebrating 31 years on 3/1. Had to get liability insurance for meeting per new Church requirement. Insurance Agent if other groups need in future - Patterson Insurance, Mary Day Patterson 410-305-8946. She is more than happy to help other meetings if needed.

Huntington Noon Group - Gene C - Paul E has report from Gene - Tuesdays average 20-30 people and SOUP, Thursdays - average 6 people.

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M - Meet Wednesday and Saturday mornings. All well, all positions filled.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting - Needs GSR - Craig R - Healthy meeting, all positions filled


Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P - All positions filled. Meet Monday and Thursday. 15-20 people in attendance. May change meeting name to “Harmonious Mountain”. Still deciding

North Beach Group - Lynn H - Sign up went around for position rotations. Saturday speakers meeting needs chairperson so for now will be a week by week sign up to cover the meeting.

Saturday Morning Breakfast - Kathy J - not present – emailed report – group is doing great. Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group - Mike B for Lisa - 50-60 people attending. Group Anniversary 1/26/20. Donald S from Norfolk is speaking.

Sunderland Group - Dave M - Bill L for Dave - Changed meeting time to 7:30 to hopefully help
with attendance

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR

Today Group - Katy S - Good home group with 20-25 in attending. All is well.

We Wuz Wurz Group - Mary P. no longer able to be GSR. Healthy meeting, all positions filled.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

December 2019

 District does not meet in December

 

 

November 2019

 

 

 District 1 – Draft Minutes

Meeting Date: 11-18-2019

The 11-18-2019 District Meeting was opened by Craig R. with the Serenity Prayer at 7:00PM.

In Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Katy S., Kathy J., Chuck G., David M., Hugh C., Jim D., Roger M., Gene C., Fred W., Albert R., Mike B., Ricky F., and Suzie F.

Kathy J. - Reading of Concept VII.

Secretary’s Report: Suzie F. read the minutes from October District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes with a few changes.

Treasurer’s Report: Peggy R. – Note from Secretary – I could not find my budget papers from the last meeting. I will update the minutes once I have the information.

DCM report: Craig R. – I attended the Area Meeting in St. Michaels. There was about 50 people who attended. There was a long discussion on the budget, and especially a $700.00 discretionary number from the old budget. Discussed the role of a GSR representative and that the voice of the group is not heard if the group does not have a GSR is attending District meetings. They are creating a card to handout about GSR’s, Anonymity and Social Media. The Area Committee is addressing anonymity issues. Literature sales are decreasing. December 7 is the next meeting in Severna Park.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Not Present – Fred W. attended the last SMIA meeting and gave the report. - Still looking at the phone service issue and cost. The new Where & When’s to be printed soon. Submit any group changes ASAP.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – No requests received.

Institutions: Fred W. – We had three (3) new men and five (5) new women apply to take a meeting in the jail. We can get books from the county library. The jail try’s to control what is given to the population. Books in the meeting box are only for the meetings. SMIA does have a budget for books and we will see what happens.

Events: Suzie F. – Would like to do a workshop in January or February. Need to get ideas from groups on what workshops are of interest. I will email a list to GSR’s to take to your groups, please bring them back next month.

Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not Present. (Do we need a new Chairperson?)

Public Information: Roger M. – Everything is filled and ready to go.

Web Committee: Bill L. – Not Present

Old Business:

• Scott does not remember receiving job descriptions for positions for District committee Chairs. Apparently, a binder with the positions was created sometime ago. Suzie to check with former District members to see if anyone can locate this binder.

  1. • Fred inquiring about books with jail.

 

Secretary will email a list of workshops taken from Area 29 workshop committee website. Please take to your groups and bring ideas to the November meeting. Next event or workshop will be sometime in January or February. Please remember to bring your suggestions to the next District meeting.

New Business:

  1. • Motion was made and accepted to break even on events held by the District.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group: Suzie F. – Meetings are doing well, all positions filled. Friday night can use support.

Awakening: Jim D. - We meet three (3) times a week and all meetings are doing well. Average 30-50 members and all positions are filled.

A Vision for You: (Need GSR)

Beach Beacon: Patty T. - Not Present

Bedouin Group: Paul E – Not Present – emailed in report, meeting is doing well, no changes.

Cove Point: (Need GSR)

Daily Reflections: Donald R - Not Present.

Daily Reprieve Group: Chuck G. – Meeting is doing well, 25-30 attending. All positions are filled. Business meeting coming up.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group: Carole W. – Meeting doing well and attendance has picked up.

Grateful Alive Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Destiny Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Hour: Mike B. – Meeting is doing well, good homegroup core. We had a group conscious about changing the format to a beginners meeting. Did not pass.

Huntingtown Noon Group: Gene C. – Tuesday meeting is perfect with 20-30 attending. Great meeting. The Thursday meeting is picking up a bit.

Keeping It Green: (Need GSR)

Living Sober Group: Roger M. – Meetings are doing great, all positions filled.

Lusby Group: Donald R. – Not Present. (Taken from past notes that group needs GSR.)

Monday Night’ Men’s Meeting: - (Need GSR) - Heathy group, thinking of changing the format.

Mount Harmony Group: Bobby P. – Not Present.

North Beach Group: Lynn H. – Meetings are doing about the same. We sponsored a boat trip and people seemed to like it. About 38 people attended the trip. We are having our Pot luck Anniversary celebration November 23, 2019 from 6-8 pm with a speaker’s meeting.

Saturday Morning Breakfast: Kathy J. – Meeting doing well with 15-20 in regular attendance.

Sober By The Bay: Lisa T. – Not Present.

Solomon’s Group: Hugh C. – (new alt GSR) – Meeting is doing well, averaging 50-60 people with a lot of new homegroup members. Great speakers and we are having our anniversary celebration on January 26, 2020, doors open at 5:00 pm. Please bring a dish.

Sunderland Group: Dave M. – We are really in need of support. Meeting is at 8:00 pm. Curtis will be celebrating 17 years.

Sunrise Sobriety: (Need GSR) (Taken from previous minutes. Group not interested at this time.)

Today Group: Katie S. – Good home group with 20-25 in attendance. Everything is well.

We Wuz Wurz Group: Mary P. – Not Present - Group will need a new GSR. Current GSR has moved.

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00pm.

 

 

October 2019

 District 1 – FINAL Minutes

Meeting Date: 10-21-2019

The 10-21-2019 District Meeting was opened by Craig R. with the Serenity Prayer at 7:00PM.

In Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Katy S., Chuck G., Roger M., Gene C., Paul E., Hugh C., Bobby P., Lynn H., Kenny G., and Suzie F.

Kathy J. not present for Reading of Concept VII.

Secretary’s Report: Suzie F. read the minutes from September District meeting. Motion was made to approve and accept minutes without changes.

Treasurer’s Report: Peggy R. – Beginning balance $2,969.68. Three (3) group donations for a credit of $195.00 with four (4) debits totaling $96.99 leaving ending balance of $3,067.69. A motion was made and accepted to approve the treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Craig R. – I would like to thank the Events Committee for a successful Halloween party. I know they worked hard on the event. We will get more literature from SMIA to fill more newcomer packets.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Not Present and did not attend the last SMIA meeting.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – One request was received from Mechanicsville and I sent it to St. Mary’s.

Institutions: Fred W. – Not present – Called in report and listed under new business section.

Events: Suzie F. – The Halloween party was a success. We had a lot of help with set up and break down and appreciate everyone that chipped in to help. Attached to the minutes was a breakdown of the event expenses.

Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not Present.

Public Information: Roger M. – Everything is filled and ready to go.

Web Committee: Bill L. – Sent report through text. We had a total of 1,811 visits to the site. Most were to the announcement page and where and when calendar. Good news, I got the meeting app working still working with support as there are some duplicate meetings listed in the Annapolis area.

Old Business:

• Scott does not remember receiving job descriptions for positions for District committee Chairs. Will ask at the next meeting.

 

  1. • Gene C. reported there were only a few books at the jail meetings to be shared during the meetings and no books made available that could be checked out for use by attendees. Scott mentioned that in the past books were disappearing but problem can be solved.

 

New Business:

  1. • Fred called Suzie to let her know he was out of town and would not attend the District meeting. He said he would check with SMIA because he thought there was a budget to buy books for the jail. He also said we can donate books but only paperback copies. If anyone is interested in taking meetings in the jail, there will be a meeting on November 15, 2019 for new members interested.

 

  1. • Motion was made and accepted not to hold a District meeting in December. This is traditionally what we have done in the past.

 

  1. • Welcome to Hugh C. he is the alternate DCM for the Solomon’s Group. He is filling in for Lisa T. tonight.

 

  1. • Paul E. brought up the alternate DCM position and nominated Ricky F. who showed interest in the position but could not attend the meeting. A motion was made and accepted for Ricky F. to fill the alternate DCM position. He will be in attendance at the next meeting in November.

 

  1. • Secretary will email a list of workshops taken from Area 29 workshop committee website. Please take to your groups and bring ideas to the November meeting. Next event or workshop will be sometime in January or February.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group: Kenny – Everything is great with the meetings on Tuesday and Fridays. We have a core of about 10 homegroup members.

Awakening: Jim D. - We meet three (3) times a week and all meetings are doing well. Average 30-50 members and all positions are filled.

A Vision for You: (Need GSR)

Beach Beacon: Patty T. - Not Present

Bedouin Group: Paul E – Meeting is doing well with 60-65 people attending.

Cove Point: (Need GSR)

Daily Reflections: Donald R - Not Present.

Daily Reprieve Group: Chuck G. – Meeting is doing well, 25-30 attending. All positions are filled. Same for the Sunday night group.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group: Carole W. - 15 in attendance, meeting is doing well, all positions filled.

Grateful Alive Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Destiny Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Hour: Mike B. – Not Present

Huntingtown Noon Group: Gene C. – Tuesday meeting is perfect with 20-30 attending. Great meeting. The Thursday meeting is picking up a bit.

Keeping It Green: (Need GSR)

Living Sober Group: Roger M. – I have been traveling but meetings are doing well.

Lusby Group: Donald R. – Not Present. (Taken from past notes that group needs GSR.)

Monday Night’ Men’s Meeting: - (Need GSR) - Heathy group, thinking of changing the format.

Mount Harmony Group: Bobby P. – We meet Monday and Thursday; average 15-20 people and all positions are filled. Thursday is a beginners meeting.

North Beach Group: Lynn H. – Meetings are doing about the same. We sponsored a boat trip and people seemed to like it. About 38 people attended the trip. We are having our Pot luck Anniversary celebration November 23, 2019 from 6-8 pm with a speaker’s meeting.

Saturday Morning Breakfast: Kathy J. – Not present.

Sober By The Bay: Lisa T. – Not Present.

Solomon’s Group: Hugh C. – (new alt GSR) – Meeting is doing well, averaging 40-50 people with a lot of new homegroup members. We are having our anniversary celebration on January 26, 2020, doors open at 5:00 pm. I have some flyers to hand out.

Sunderland Group: Dave M. – Not Present.

Sunrise Sobriety: (Need GSR) (Taken from previous minutes. Group not interested at this time.)

Today Group: Katie S. – Good home group with 20-25 in attendance. Everything is well.

We Wuz Wurz Group: Mary P. – No change. Still doing rotations for meetings which seems to be working positively for the group.

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00pm.

 

September 2019

 

 

The 09-16-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer at 7:00PM.

In Attendance: Scott K., Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Katy S., Chuck G., Roger M., Kathy J., Lisa T., Gene C., and Paul E.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J.

 

 Secretary’s Report: Scott K. read the minutes from District meeting Suzie F. was not present due to illness; however, she did email minutes to all members for this meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
 Treasurer’s Report: Peggy R. – Financial Statement 08-20-19 – 09-16-19 reported as beginning balance of $3,234.67 with/. two (2) credits from group donations totaling $82.00; and several debits totaling
$346.99; leaving an ending balance of $2,969.68. A motion was made and accepted to approve the
treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – (Several discussions took place during the meeting at various times regarding DCM.) 1. Due to personal reasons, Scott has decided that he will be stepping down as DCM of District 1. He mentioned that Suzie Q. was going to resign her position; however, he feels that it is best for our area to have Suzie preside her seat as Secretary and continue with her involvements for the district.
Craig R. will be our new DCM. With that being determined, there was discussion regarding terms of service for positions of the DCM and Alt. DCM. Per Peggy – Craig would hold a 2-year term to start in October and the Alt. DCM would hold a 3-year term from that point. Typically, the Alt. DCM holds a 4- year term, but since almost a year has passed for holding offices, Alt. DCM would fill in only when/where needed if Craig was unavailable to do so. Chuck G. showed an interest in the Alt. GSR position and will inform us of his decision by/or at next meeting. Chuck inquired where he could get a listing of the meetings that would concern his position. Scott directed him to the website for where he could obtain such information. 2. Scott K attended area meeting in Westminster. The International meeting will be held in Detroit. Scott was not planning on attending as monetary contributions are low. He mentioned that event are where the contributions are more substantial and hopes there will be more contributions for future attendance to these conferences. 3. The next NAREESA will be held in New England. It is only held in MD every 11 years. 4. The 2019 Final Report books are available. (On table for anyone interested). Upon reviewing, it was noticed that Maryland was not represented in the report. Peggy indicated probably because 1st Term Delegates give reports. Scott reminded us that our Delegate came to a previous meeting to give report from the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the General Service Conference of AA.


 

 

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Not Present.

Accessibility:(Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – One email was received but was put into junk mail. Finally realized that email address had an extra. (dot) which did not allow for timely correspondence. Corrected the situation.
Institutions: None Present.

Events:Kathy J. reported that the Soberween event which had been on hold was now a “go”. It will be held on Saturday, 10/19; 6:30PM-11PM at St. Paul’s Church in PF (231 Meeting). Fliers and tickets were printed as of today. Tickets are $10 each. DJ; Costume Contests; 50/50; Raffle will be a part of the fun filled evening. Main course(s) and drinks will be provided by District 1. Please bring a dish to share and wear a costume.

Grapevine Committee:Mark N. – Not Present.

Public Information:Roger M. – Refilled everything.

Web Committee:Bill L. – Not Present.

Old Business:

 

  • Scott does not remember receiving job descriptions for positions for District committee Chairs. Will ask at the next meeting.

New Business:Gene C. reported there were only a few books at the jail meetings to be shared during the meetings and no books made available that could be checked out for use by attendees. Scott mentioned that in the past books were disappearing but problem can be solved. Scott said that he himself had books that could be donated. Further discussion resulted in approved motion that we would bring the word to our groups the need for donations of all editions of AA books/literature to the jail meetings. All donations are greatly appreciated. Try to collect and bring to the next meeting in October. We will run past Fred to determine if any security checks of books or protocols need followed at time of donating to jail meetings.


 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group: Kenny - Not Present Awakening: Jim D. - Not Present A Vision for You: (Need GSR)
Beach Beacon: Patty T. - Not Present

Bedouin Group: Paul E - Still 45-50 attending. Large attendance from the Avenues. All positions are filled. Their 11th Anniversary will be celebrated with a cookout on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 11:30AM. All are invited.
Cove Point: (Need GSR)

Daily Reflections: Donald R - Not Present.

Daily Reprieve Group: Chuck G. - 25-30 attending. All positions are filled. Doing well.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group: Carole W. - 15 in attendance. Women from the local sober house have been attending the meetings. Group had made a contribution of approx. $60 raised during August

Grateful Alive Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Destiny Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Hour: Mike B. – All good. Able will be celebrating 13 years on 9/21.

Huntingtown Noon Group: Gene C. – Tuesday meeting is perfect. 20-30 attending. Great meeting. The Thursday meeting is suffering.

Keeping It Green: (Need GSR)

Living Sober Group: Roger M. – Not Present.

Lusby Group: Donald R. – Not Present. (Taken from past notes that group needs GSR.)

Monday Night’ Men’s Meeting: (Need GSR) Mount Harmony Group: Bobby P. – Not Present. North Beach Group: Lynn H. – Not Present.


Saturday Morning Breakfast: Kathy J. – Has been out of town for several Saturdays. Reached out to Bill
A. for reporting status. Although attendance has been slightly lower than normal; probably due to summer vacations, all is well. Will be making contributions to our district and GSO soon. All positions filled.
Sober By The Bay: Lisa T. – Not Present. On out of town business.

Solomon’s Group: Lisa T. – Still in need of GSR. Meetings continue to do very well. Still deciding on speakers for the upcoming meetings. Continue to rotate for leaders on a monthly basis. This seems to be doing very well. In need of a rotation for January.
Sunderland Group: Dave M. – Not Present.

Sunrise Sobriety: (Need GSR) (Taken from previous minutes. Group not interested at this time.)

Today Group: Katie S. – Good home group with 20-25 in attendance.

We Wuz Wurz Group: Mary P. – No change. Still doing rotations for meetings which seems to be working positively for the group.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00pm.

August 2019

The 08-19-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Kenny G., Jim D., Chuck G., Katy S. Bill L. Bobby P., Dave M. Mark B. Michael. B. Lisa T., Lynn H., and Suzie G.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J at the next District Meeting.

 

 Secretary’s Report: - Suzie G. read the minutes from the July 15, 2019 District meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. – Not present – Texted report - Beginning balance is $3,295.50 with two credits totaling $73.00, and three debits totaling $133.93 bringing the balance to
$3,234.67. A motion was made and accepted to approve the treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – Been on vacation, not much to report.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Discussing a less expensive way to handle the phone service. More discussion coming on that. SMIA’s three main functions are website, where and when’s, phone service. Where and When’s ready for next month. Contributions are down.
Serenity breakfast is a go and the Gratitude Dinner is a go.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – No calls this month.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail –
Maggie B. – Women’s jail – Few new women in the facility so hopefully the women’s meetings will pick up soon.
Mark B. – (Avenues) – We meet on Sunday’s at 4:00 pm and everything is going well.
Events:    Suzie G. – Working on planning a Halloween party for the tri-county area. Will check on different places and the cost to rent the banquet halls.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present
Public Information: Roger M. – Sent in report - Everything is good and all racks are full will check racks when I return.
Web Committee: Bill L. – Site was updated and we have all types of visitors. Few from other states.

Old Business

  • More Newcomer Packets were handed out. Need to get more literature for them.
  • Suzie will submit requests for new GSR packets.

New Business

 

Secretary gave Scott copy of job descriptions of District committee chair positions from another District. Scott said he would look over we can discuss later.

Mike B. suggested to the Events committee to have an Anonymity Workshop.

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 15-20 people on Tuesday and Fridays, and all positions are filled. We recently rotated positions. We average 10 homegroup members.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – Group is doing well; we average 30-40 people. A lot of Avenues people.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled. We are planning a group anniversary cookout. More information to come. Tuesdays and Thursdays a lot of Avenues members attend.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. gave report. Everything good, good core homegroup members. Attendance down a slightly probably due to vacations, etc.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – Not present.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Meeting is picking up; table has been full and we now have a coffeemaker.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Meeting is doing well a lot of attendance at the meeting. Approximately 10 homegroup members. A lot of rehab attendance. I will celebrate 14 years on September 7.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– 20-25 people on Tuesday, Thursday could still use support.
  • Keeping it Green – (Need GSR)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Sent in report - We meet on Saturday and Wednesdays; everything is going well.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – (Need a GSR).
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Both meetings are doing better, attendance is picking up.
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – All nine meetings at Union Church are well attended with average of 10 homegroup members per meeting, average of 25 total attendees. We now have a chairperson for Saturday night speakers meeting. Our group is planning a boat cruise.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Sent in report. Meeting is doing well.
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa To. – Not present.

  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Great attendance with 40-50 people, rotated positions, we are still deciding on the speaker’s meeting. Lisa will celebrate 6 years on September 29.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – We are averaging 10-14 people. We could still use support.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Doing well with 30-40 people each week, all positions filled.
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Not present.

 

Meeting was closed with prayer.

 

April 2019

 

The 04-15-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Bill L., Lynn H., James F., Kenny G., Mary P. Dave M., and Jim D.

 Secretary’s Report: - Mary P. sitting in as secretary for Suzie G. not present. Mary P. read the minutes from the March 18, 2019 District meeting. The motion to approve the minutes was accepted without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. - Beginning balance is $3,226.56 with two credits from group donations totaling $175.00 and a debit of $12.99, leaving an ending balance of $3,388.59. The motion to approve the treasury report was accepted without changes.
DCM report: Scott K. – Outreach needs a chairperson. Patti T. wants to give the position up for Bridging the Gap. Please take back to your groups. Carol to call Suzie and Patti T.

Reading of Service Concept II

SMIA Intergroup Liaison:  Bill L.                                                                                                   
GSO does not recommend the Professional Awareness Day. No Serenity breakfast this year. Picnic will be in August still looking for new location. Pushing for Founder’s Day attendance. If you are on the list for 12-Step calls please enter the 800 number in your phone so the call is not ignored.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson) Suzie attached worksheet for GSR’s to take to their groups. Bridging the Gap: Patti T. – Not present – mentioned at the last meeting she is ready to give up the position if anyone want to take it over.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail – Not present. Maggie B. – Women’s jail – No report. Mark B. – (Porto) – No report.
Events:    James F. – We made $181.00 off the 50/50. Total cost of event was $803.98. James to prepare a financial report for the event. James proposed an 8th and 9th step workshop.
Crossroads church is available and will check with St. Paul’s.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present – Celebrating his anniversary!

Outreach: (Need Chairperson?)

Public Information: Roger M. – Not present.
Web Committee: Bill L. – District web site is revamped completely! Added a business agenda to site.


Old Business

 

  • District 1 Archives – Scott and Bill will work on Archives for District 1.
  • Newcomer Packets – Scott needs to get more of them.

New Business

 

  • Need new GSR packets – Scott will check on.
  • Workshop

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 20-25 people on Tuesday and Fridays, meeting attendance is picking up and all positions are now filled.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – 30-40 people, everything is going well, we need a treasurer.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – (texted report) – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Fred W. – New GSR – rotating positions.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – 12-15 women, meeting is going well.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Not present.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Not present. (texted report)– 15-20 people, lots of newcomers.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– Not present.
  • Keeping it Green – (formally the Experience, Strength, and Hope Group)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Not present.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – Craig R. – We need a GSR, but the meeting is doing well.
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Low attendance
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – (need updated report) More attendance on Saturday’s. We now have a coffeemaker for Saturday as well. We have a lot of meetings and approximately 40 home group members for all meetings.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Not present (?)
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa Tu. – Not present.
  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Not present.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – Barely holding on.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Not present
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Average is 15 to 20 people. We have a group conscious meeting month to month.

March 2019

The 08-19-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Kenny G., Jim D., Chuck G., Katy S. Bill L. Bobby P., Dave M. Mark B. Michael. B. Lisa T., Lynn H., and Suzie G.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J at the next District Meeting.

 

 Secretary’s Report: - Suzie G. read the minutes from the July 15, 2019 District meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. – Not present – Texted report - Beginning balance is $3,295.50 with two credits totaling $73.00, and three debits totaling $133.93 bringing the balance to
$3,234.67. A motion was made and accepted to approve the treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – Been on vacation, not much to report.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Discussing a less expensive way to handle the phone service. More discussion coming on that. SMIA’s three main functions are website, where and when’s, phone service. Where and When’s ready for next month. Contributions are down.
Serenity breakfast is a go and the Gratitude Dinner is a go.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – No calls this month.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail –
Maggie B. – Women’s jail – Few new women in the facility so hopefully the women’s meetings will pick up soon.
Mark B. – (Avenues) – We meet on Sunday’s at 4:00 pm and everything is going well.
Events:    Suzie G. – Working on planning a Halloween party for the tri-county area. Will check on different places and the cost to rent the banquet halls.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present
Public Information: Roger M. – Sent in report - Everything is good and all racks are full will check racks when I return.
Web Committee: Bill L. – Site was updated and we have all types of visitors. Few from other states.

Old Business

  • More Newcomer Packets were handed out. Need to get more literature for them.
  • Suzie will submit requests for new GSR packets.

New Business

 

Secretary gave Scott copy of job descriptions of District committee chair positions from another District. Scott said he would look over we can discuss later.

Mike B. suggested to the Events committee to have an Anonymity Workshop.

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 15-20 people on Tuesday and Fridays, and all positions are filled. We recently rotated positions. We average 10 homegroup members.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – Group is doing well; we average 30-40 people. A lot of Avenues people.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled. We are planning a group anniversary cookout. More information to come. Tuesdays and Thursdays a lot of Avenues members attend.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. gave report. Everything good, good core homegroup members. Attendance down a slightly probably due to vacations, etc.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – Not present.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Meeting is picking up; table has been full and we now have a coffeemaker.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Meeting is doing well a lot of attendance at the meeting. Approximately 10 homegroup members. A lot of rehab attendance. I will celebrate 14 years on September 7.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– 20-25 people on Tuesday, Thursday could still use support.
  • Keeping it Green – (Need GSR)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Sent in report - We meet on Saturday and Wednesdays; everything is going well.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – (Need a GSR).
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Both meetings are doing better, attendance is picking up.
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – All nine meetings at Union Church are well attended with average of 10 homegroup members per meeting, average of 25 total attendees. We now have a chairperson for Saturday night speakers meeting. Our group is planning a boat cruise.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Sent in report. Meeting is doing well.
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa To. – Not present.

  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Great attendance with 40-50 people, rotated positions, we are still deciding on the speaker’s meeting. Lisa will celebrate 6 years on September 29.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – We are averaging 10-14 people. We could still use support.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Doing well with 30-40 people each week, all positions filled.
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Not present.

 

Meeting was closed with prayer.