2017-07-07 District Meeting Minutes

Approval Date: Pending
Submitted by: Cheryl B
Attendance: 4 (Cheryl B, Kelly S, Annie J, Bryan T)
Location: King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor

Opened at 5:15 PM.
Opened with Serenity Prayer.

Proposals

Approve Minutes by Email

District meeting minutes will be approved when there is no objection expressed by attendees via email. The attendees must object within the later of: (1) two weeks after posting the minutes to the afgdistrict5.org website, or (2) two weeks after the most recent non-typographical change to the minutes.

The policy was adopted.

Add Hotline to GR-1 Forms

Recommend to groups that they list our hotline as second contact on GR-1 form, and add it when groups leave it blank on GR-1 forms.

Bryan T moved to adopt this policy and Annie J seconded. The policy was adopted.

Discussions

Minutes from Past Meetings

We accepted June’s with May’s likely to be accepted.

Announcements Coordinator Resignation

We need someone to do the Announcements page as our past person resigned. Diane has volunteered to do it this month and Bryan is going to talk with her about anything further.

Our AIS

Next Meeting we want to explore what AIS is to this district.

Reports

District Treasurer – Jan A

Available balance $2312.67, which does not include $500 prudent reserve.

Hotline – Marilyn F

Marilyn was unable to attend but sent word that we had 18 calls in June and she has people all lined up to do it the rest of the year.

District Representative (DR) – Cheryl B

At Spring Assembly, there were changes in MIAFG Alateen policy. Cheryl B will get a copy to Robin from Wed. night Alateen. August 19 is our district meeting with elections. We will be voting for DR, Alternate DR, Treasurer, and Secretary. DR’s and Alt. DR’s must be or have been a GR, and only GR’s can vote. Fall Assembly is Oct. 14 with MIAFG elections then. Forum subscriptions were brought up. No new Al-Anon service manuals will be sent out any more. It is available for free at WSO members area or you can buy one.

Website – Bryan T

The next website meeting is Friday July 28, 6-8pm. The things were going well, but progress is slowing due to maintenance demands, i.e., posting new events and meeting minutes.

Open Speaker Series – Annie J

We took in $30 at the last talk, and the rest of the year schedule is set. Cheryl brought up Gratitude Day, and Annie thought we could maybe do it in November with the open talk then. She will check with the church. She brought fliers for the August 12th talk. Next open talk is 2017-08-12 2:00 PM.

District Meeting Donation

Passed the basket and gave $10 to King of Kings Church.

Closing

The next district meeting is Saturday 2017-08-19 10:45P at King of Kings.

Closed with the Al-Anon Declaration: “Let it begin with me. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen aways be there, and let it begin with me.”

Closed at 6:15 PM.

2017-10-14 Michigan AFG Fall Assembly

All GR’s can vote at this state level meeting and are encouraged to attend or send someone else to represent your meeting. Area officers are elected at this meeting. Registration opens at 9:00AM; new GR orientation begins at 9:40 AM, and the Assembly starts at 10:00 AM. There is a $7 fee that includes continental breakfast and lunch. Attendance is free for Alateens. Park in the front lot. Please download and bring an agenda, minutes from the Spring Assembly, and the fall treasurer reports. Please review everything prior to Assembly so you will be prepared with any questions/comments you might have.

Contact Cheryl B to carpool at districtrep@afgdistrict5.org. They will meet at 7:00 AM at the Walmart on Ellsworth in Ypsilanti.

You may download or view a pdf version of the flyer that is suitable for printing and distribution.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

2017-06-17 Area 27 Spring Assembly Report

Submitted by: Cheryl B
Attendance: 107 includes 73 voting GR’s in first count

  • This is Alateen’s 60th birthday, and WSO would like us to send birthday cards to the WSO office in its honor. The address is Alateen World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach VA 23454
  • Al-Anon faces Alcoholism can be ordered starting 2017-07-05 for 2018.
  • The Literature office is looking for sharings on Traditions and Concepts for use in books.
  • Look for a list of 20 quotes online that are approved to be used anywhere.
  • The “Just for Today” bookmark prayer will not be changed.
  • 2 pieces of CAL have changed:
    • The Service manual will no longer be sent out free to groups. It is available online and can still be bought.
    • The World Service Conference Summary will only be available online. Starting in August.
  • Donations to the WSO from Area 27 groups average $97, and 52% of the groups in Area 27 donate to WSO. Does yours?
  • The Al-Anon International Convention will be in Baltimore MD 2018-07-06 to 2018-07-08. Registrations will be mailed out, and if you register by September, cost will be $135, December – $165, and June – $195. After you send in the registration fee, you will be sent a housing form.
  • 307 attended the Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups 45th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo from 2017-05-19 to 2017-05-21. A host has been picked for next year’s convention at Shanty Creek.
  • At WSO, there are many volunteer positions open. Please see the WSO’s website for info.
  • We had a lengthy discussion about updating Alateen guidelines. Some changes were made to the proposal. The District Representative has a copy of the proposal that you may request to view.
  • The Area 27 Fall Assembly is 2017-10-14. MIAFG State elections will be held and all GR’s should go.

2017-06-02 District Meeting Minutes

Approval Date: 2017-06-21
Submitted by: Cheryl B
Attendance: 5 (Cheryl B, Marilyn F, Kelly S, Annie J, Joni S)

Opened with Serenity Prayer

Discussions

Avalon House

Cheryl B said she tried 3 times to contact James Pendergrass and got no reply. She decided to let it go for now until we hear from him.

Parents Practicing Principles Meeting

We had voted via email to take the Friday night meeting at the Alano Club off the schedule because it has not been going for some time.

Host MIAFG State Convention in 2018

Cheryl B. asked if we wanted to host the MIAFG State convention in 2018. It was decided not to since it is up in Bellaire Mi and not many had been to other conventions.

MIAFG Spring Assembly

The MIAFG Spring Assembly is June 17, 2017 in St. Louis, MI. Cheryl B is organizing carpooling and has at least one car load going and others plan to attend.

Special Holiday Meetings

Someone suggested that we have special Al-Anon meetings at the Alano Club in Ann Arbor during Thanksgiving or Christmas when the club hosts 24 hours of AA meetings.

Reports

District Treasurer – Jan A

Available balance $1964.67, which does not include $500 prudent reserve.

Hotline – Marilyn F

The district hotline had 23 calls last month. Volunteers needed for August, October and November to take the phone. Joni stepped up to take August. After the meeting, all positions for 2017 were filled.

Open Talks – Annie J

Annie reminded everyone about the open talk on June 3 and was concerned about flyers getting printed and distributed for other talks. Many there didn’t see the issue as we can print and distribute flyers ourselves. Next open talk is 2017-07-01.

Website – Cheryl B

Cheryl B. attended the website meeting and reported that Bryan has things well in hand.

Announcements – Cheryl B

June Announcements are not out yet. Cheryl said she would check on this, and then Bryan
said he would follow up on that as he was already in touch with our chair for that.

Closing

The next district meeting is Friday 2017-07-07 05:15P at King of Kings.

Closed with the Al-Anon Declaration: “Let it begin with me. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen aways be there, and let it begin with me.”

Closed at 6:15 PM.

2017-06-17 Area 27 Spring Assembly

All GR’s can vote at this state level meeting and are encouraged to attend or send someone else to represent your meeting. The Assembly is at Church of Christ, 1075 W Monroe Rd, St Louis, MI. Registration opens at 9:00AM; new GR orientation begins at 9:40 AM, and the Assembly starts at 10:00 AM and usually runs until 3:00 PM. There is a $7 fee that includes continental breakfast and lunch. Attendance is free for Alateens. Park in the front lot.

Contact Cheryl B at districtrep@afgdistrict5.org to carpool. They will meet at 7:00 AM at the Walmart on Ellsworth in Ypsilanti.