2017-11-11 AWSC Report

Maggie and I went up and there were many District Reps and Coordinators there.

In August a new ”panel” was voted in. A “panel” is the executive board consisting of MI Delegate, Alt. Delegate, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman. The old one was Panel 55 and the new is Panel 58. They go in 3 year increments and the new one takes office Jan. 2018.

Along with this Board there are many Coordinator positions to fill as these get replaced also. The Coordinator positions are Alateen Coord. And Area Alateen Process Person (AAPP), records coord, archives coord, public outreach coord, website coord, Lit/ Forum coord, newsletter editor and tech coord. If you are interested in any of these positions let me know and I will pass this on to Ann M. MI Del. You do not need to be a GR past or present.

Remember MIAFG has grown from members participation.

The WSO is gearing up for the 2018 International Convention July 6-8 in Baltimore MD! Registration can be done online through the WSO website. First you register for the Convention, then they will give you room options.

Mileage at state level is $0.60 per mile.

We voted to continue the Redistricting Task force through Spring 2018 Assembly.

Michigan has 42 Districts and only 19 DR’s. Please consider being our District 5’s DR!

A 2018 Service Manual will be available in May 2018.

There is a new GR-1 form coming out soon.

Expenses are up at WSO so any donations you can make, individual or from your group, are Appreciated.

Our 2018 Michigan State Convention is 2018-05-04 thru 2018-05-06 at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire MI. I have flyers if you need one.

The Treasurer was out sick so we had no reports from her.

You can see other info on the MIAFG website.

Yours in Service,
Cheryl B. , District Rep.

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.