Sunday, April 26, 2009
Chairperson for District 64 is trying to arrange link on website for online edition.
*Lee needs more Bridging The Gap fliers.
**Birthday envelopes. Send in a birthday amount to G.S.O.
Go online to get more Bday envelopes. Click on this area to get more. Donation for every year of sobriety that we have.
*Ben has about 4 hits a day on online newsletter.
**Pete sends out about 63 notices that newsletter is up.
***Price of books is going up on July 1 about $1-2. Groups need to order any AA approved lit now to avoid cost rise.
****Lee suggests we do a percentage mark up. Group decided 10% mark up.
(Recvd By-Laws and will be passing on to Richard B.
*****Lee T. wants "BTG" put in newsletter to attract volunteer help. Need 6mos sobriety to help. 1 year sober to be on committee.
******Hot line is most important thing intergroup does! We need help with this. Pete wants to break the coordinator position into 2 shifts. If you have a shift it is bi-weekly. Contact Pete for all details.
********Hot line needs back-up.
Lots of discussion on how to handle Hot line but no definite solution.
All committees in East TN are to go through DCMs
Birthdays need to be sent into newsletter.
Next meeting May 3 at Rockford
April 6, 2009
John W opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer
George read the Traditions
Jim R read the Treasurers report
Mike gave the financial report for Intergroup. Doris has stepped down as Hotline Coordinator and Gina has stepped in to fill it until a full time volunteer comes forward. GSO is raising the price of books and Intergroup prices will increase to reflect that. Hotline Coordinator job will ideally be split between two people, alternating weekends. Any questions should be presented to Pete O’N., Intergroup Chair. (566-5293)
Assembly Information – John expressed an amends for not telling District about a CD he had been given containing the agenda items for the upcoming Assembly. District 9 is hosting the next Assembly which will be held July 17-19 in Murfreesboro. Anyone who made reservations in Cookeville should call to cancel and make sure to get a cancellation confirmation number. For information about reservations in Murfreesboro please call (615-896-2420. To cancel or any other concerns about arrangements for Cookeville, please call (931-526-7125)
CPC/PI – Gordon has taken over as CPC chair and has requested anyone interested in serving as PI please contact him (679-5488)
No Archive report
Corrections – George said Ron and Ken went to the workshop. He requested for us to go to our groups and ask for possible donations of Big Books. The treasury is down but that will probably change. He had been given $250 to attend the workshop and he returned the leftover monies. The next Corrections Committee meeting will be May 7, at the Flatiron 6:30 PM and every 1st Thursday of every month. John W suggested we try to get 3 Grapevines from our homegroups to donate and said it is a great way to carry the message.
Treatment – Ruth came and asked for money to buy some Big Books and 12x12’s for Centerpointe. They will stay in-house. Jim moved to buy 10 and 10 and Wayne amended it to half and half due to Intergroup being low on supplies and review the situation next month. Jim said he will go ahead and write him a check and Ruth will go tomorrow and pick the books up.
Pam gave an amends for the same CD containing the agenda items as John did earlier in the meeting. Kellie said her group is having financial difficulties and asked for suggestions. Wayne said when it happened to his group they cut out some meetings. She then said she was referring to a clubhouse and was told that isn’t an AA matter. The Tennessee State Convention will be held September 4-6. Registration is $20 They will have speakers and the motel said they would extend the group rate to allow extra days for the Labor Day weekend. John asked if we want to do the 1st Quarter Assembly in 2011. Wayne moved to put in a bid. The motion passed with 1 being opposed. Wayne said he would talk to the Crowne Plaza.
The meeting adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer.
Submitted with love by
APRIL MAY 2009
BEAN STATION NORTHSTATION
TONY W 22 YRS
OLD PLAIN JOHN 20 YRS
BLOUNT CO GROUP TELLICO VILLAGE
PHYLISS 1980 29 YRS RON P 05/02/08 1 YR
JOHN F 1983 26 YRS BOB C 05/15/05 4 YRS
CHARLEY F 1983 23 YRS
JOHN W 1989 20 YRS
DICK B 1994 15 YRS HERE AND YONDER
KEVIN R 2001 8 YRS BILLY RAY M 28 YRS
MAR EUGENE D 7 YRS
PAUL J 4 YRS
BOYD M 1 YR
APR RICHARD P 3 YRS
PEGGY J 19 YRS