April 25, 2010
Chairperson Mark L. called to order the regular meeting of the Central Oregon Intergroup, Inc. Date: April 25, 2010. Time: 5:30 PM. Place: TEC, Bend. Attendance sheet was passed.
Verified eligible voters and a quorum established.
Voting Members Present:
Mikey L. – SOS (IGR); Shari A. – Step Sisters (IGR / Schedules Chair); Jerry R. – Tues. Night AA (IGR); Sara L. – New Horizons (IGR); Kendra – Safe Harbor (IGR); Stan E. – As Men See It (Adv. Bd.): Darla B. – WTGTAL (IGR); Eric W. – Men’s Book Study (IGR); Terry J. – Primary Purpose (Adv. Bd.); Glenn – Redmond Make My Day (IGR); Debbie R. – Primary Purpose (IGR); Charlie C. – East Side Early Risers (IGR); Tim M. – Oasis (IGR); Hoss S. – Xmas Valley (IGR); Reed K. – Redmond Rebels (IGR); JJ – As Men See It (IGR);
Others Present: Mark L. – Steps to Sobriety (Chair Person); Mark S. – Oasis (Secretary); Cory S. – As Men See It (Website); Tom R. – Attitude Adj. (Potluck Chair); Hank G. – As Men See It (Treasurer); Laurakay L. – Tues. Nite AA (Vice Chair); Daniel. – (Hotline Co-Chair); Theo G. – Attitude Adj. (Newsletter Chair); Dave W. – Tues. AA (Dist. 5 Liaison); Heidi S. (guest); Kevin K. – Primary Purpose (Entertainment Chair); Bill B. – Attitude Adj. (guest)
A. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the previous meeting (March 28, 2010) were read. Minutes approved as read.
B. Treasurer’s Report
Hank G. presented the Treasurers report. Report was approved. Stated that group donations are down. IGR’s to bring back to groups.
C. Committee Reports:
Alanon: Not present.
District 5 Liaison: Dave W. reported meeting was held on April 11. Treasurer is needed. Corrections Committee needs staple free Grape Vines. Need a Public Information chairperson by the end of this year. Looking for an Archives chair.
Entertainment: Kevin K. reported meeting was held on April 15 (5 new people in attendance). Discussed approaching various area home groups to assist with functions. La Pine has agreed to help with the Paulina campout.
Nominated a new chairperson and will propose at this meeting.
Next event is the Cline Falls picnic (June 05). Flyers will be issued. Flyers will be posted on the web site for all function.
Hot Line: Daniel reported for Wayne S. Asked for 12 step lists from groups (2 lists turned in). Western region directories have arrived.
Newsletter: Theo G. reported that the printer account is current. Looking for articles. Reminded groups to send in monthly birthday lists. Passed around a mailing list for updates. Dave asked if the calendar could be updated (some dates missing). Discussion of what items should be on the calendar (events only).
Office: Mikey reported Telephone Activity: Office – 141; Hotline – 63; Al-Anon – 9. Income Detail: Books/Lit $1,299.25; Coins/Misc. $596.25; Newsletter $(1.06); Deposits $2,345.31.
Potluck: Tom R. reported that last night’s potluck, in Prineville, went well. Stated that their reputation was richly deserved (great food, speakers and facility). The Community Center has advised Tom that we have been bumped from the Thanksgiving Alcothons date. We have paid and Mikey will call for a refund. Brooks Hall has been reserved. Next two months are covered for Potlucks.
Schedules: Shari A. reported that the new schedules were out last month (there are scheduled available at this meeting). Handed out updated IG phone and e-mail address lists.
Website: Cory S. reported the website is going well. Presented a traffic report. Had dates for listed events posted.
D. Old Business: Opened nominations for Entertainment Committee Chairperson. Heidi S. nominated, approved and elected. Sara L. asked whom to contact to join the committee (contact Heidi).
E. New Business: General discussion regarding the current economic climate and reduction of group donations. Laurakay asked IGR’s to bring up the “pie chart” for donation distribution. Various IGR’s discussed their group donations and distributions.
Discussed that the Thanksgiving Alcothons is reserved for Brooks Hall. May also look at the grange as an option.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:35 pm. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., May 23, 2010 in Bend at TEC.
Yours in Service,