Category: Business

Monthly Business Meeting Archive for the Any Lengths Group

Agenda Topics – April 24, 2021

Agenda Topics – April 24, 2021

Business Meeting - April 24, 2021

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  • Treasury – 7th Tradition Contributions, Monthly Distributions & Reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Meeting Chair Reports
  • Treasury committee findings & recommendations:
    • what are other online groups using as a distributions breakdown?
    • Who else should we consider donating to?
    • Bottom out on GSO donation %.
  • General Secretary committee findings & recommendations:
    • examine the duties of the General Secretary position as they now exist, with an eye toward different ways these duties might be carried out
    • look for ways and develop new extended-term group service positions to best spread out the workload
    • form a plan to bring someone in at the 1.5 year mark to train for a smooth transition into Pat’s role in April 2022
  • TBD-1 (Xxxx X): Sample text.
    • point 1
    • point 2.
  • TBD-2 ():
  • TBD-3: Ongoing – any areas to discuss?
Agenda Topics – March 27, 2021

Agenda Topics – March 27, 2021

Business Meeting - March 27, 2021

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  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Each Chair Reports
  • Group Logo update
  •  
  • Being allowed to share while driving (Pat D) – It’s come up several times where someone with a hand raised gets called on to share and it turns out they’re driving, using their phone to connect to the meeting. We don’t always know, but often their camera is fixed on them all during the meeting so it’s clear they are driving.
    • Should we make a blanket safety rule that meeting chairs should not call on, or accept, shares from people who are actively driving? Imagine how the group would react if that person, distracted, was suddenly in an accident that we witness.
  • Starting a Group Newsletter (tabled in recent business meeting)
  • General Health of Our Group & Meetings: Ongoing – any areas to discuss?
Agenda Topics – February 27, 2021

Agenda Topics – February 27, 2021

Business Meeting - February 27, 2021

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  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Each Chair Reports
  • Group Logo update
  •  
  • Being allowed to share while driving (Pat D) – It’s come up several times where someone with a hand raised gets called on to share and it turns out they’re driving, using their phone to connect to the meeting. We don’t always know, but often their camera is fixed on them all during the meeting so it’s clear they are driving.
    • Should we make a blanket safety rule that meeting chairs should not call on, or accept, shares from people who are actively driving? Imagine how the group would react if that person, distracted, was suddenly in an accident that we witness.
  • Starting a Group Newsletter (tabled in recent business meeting)
  • General Health of Our Group & Meetings: Ongoing – any areas to discuss?
Agenda Topics – January 30, 2021

Agenda Topics – January 30, 2021

Business Meeting - January 30, 2021

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  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Each Chair Reports
  • Group Logo update
  •  
  • Being allowed to share while driving (Pat D) – It’s come up several times where someone with a hand raised gets called on to share and it turns out they’re driving, using their phone to connect to the meeting. We don’t always know, but often their camera is fixed on them all during the meeting so it’s clear they are driving.
    • Should we make a blanket safety rule that meeting chairs should not call on, or accept, shares from people who are actively driving? Imagine how the group would react if that person, distracted, was suddenly in an accident that we witness.
  • Starting a Group Newsletter (tabled in recent business meeting)
  • General Health of Our Group & Meetings: Ongoing – any areas to discuss?
Agenda Topics – December 26, 2020

Agenda Topics – December 26, 2020

Business Meeting - December 26, 2020

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  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Tabled – vote in new chairs
  • Tabled from last few business meetings: bottom out on prudent reserve if reimbursements are completed (Kris E
  • Super-admin role, now a larger team – how training is progressing and are there noticeable improvements as a result of expanding  (Ken M) 
  • Implementation of chairperson back-up contact list, et al. (Pat D)
  • Expand an are of the Any-Lengths website for the members to write content, share art, poetry, thing sreative and/or useful to other recovering alcoholics.
  • General Health of Our Group – 9 Months in: Including attendance; volunteering for service; service  commitments expectations; pluses, minuses; any areas we can improve in both short and longer term.
  • Starting a Group Newsletter (introduced last business meeting as a topic for upcoming business meeting
  • TBD: please use the form link to above “Reports” to suggest topcs.
Agenda Topics – November 28, 2020

Agenda Topics – November 28, 2020

Business Meeting - November 28, 2020

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  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Kris E (including status update on her  transition)
  • Website Report – Pat D
  • Meeting Status – Each Chair Reports
  • Special Report – Mike G: Any Lengths Group @ Soberfest.org
  • Tabled from last few business meetings: bottom out on prudent reserve if reimbursements are completed (Kris E
  • Super-admin role, now a larger team – how training is progressing and are there noticeable improvements as a result of expanding  (Ken M) 
  • Implementation of chairperson back-up contact list, et al. (Pat D)
  • Expand an are of the Any-Lengths website for the members to write content, share art, poetry, thing sreative and/or useful to other recovering alcoholics.
  • General Health of Our Group – 9 Months in: Including attendance; volunteering for service; service  commitments expectations; pluses, minuses; any areas we can improve in both short and longer term.
  • Starting a Group Newsletter (introduced last business meeting as a topic for upcoming business meeting
  • TBD: please use the form link to above “Reports” to suggest topcs.
Agenda Topics – October 31, 2020

Agenda Topics – October 31, 2020

Business Meeting - October 31, 2020

    • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
    • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Pat D (obo Deb & Colleen)
    • Website Report – Pat D

  • Tabled from last meeting: bottom out on prudent reserve
  • Reimbursements; getting our debts caught up
  • Status & implementation of chairperson back-up email list
  • Accept/Vote in new meeting chairs: Incoming Nov/Dec. rotation
  • Birthday Gals 6 mo. Term is Up: Rotation for new b-day lead to handle birthday & milestone chips, shipping and virtual 24hr chip emailing
  • Group Website is the Group’s Website – (proposal, Pat D) for a member’s area of our website where members can produce and post content (articles, art, blog posts, etc.) to a special area, possibly including both private and public areas depending on content
  • Expand Tech-Host/Meeting Host Role: (proposal, Ken M) We need to add and train a couple more “super-admins,” a role historically managed in the past by Pat D and then Ken M.
Agenda Topics – September 26, 2020

Agenda Topics – September 26, 2020

Business Meeting - September 26, 2020

  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Deb & Colleen
  • Website Report – Pat
  • Tabled from last meeting: bottom out on prudent reserve
  • Tabled from last meeting: break-out rooms (Ken M)
  • Status, group phone list
  • Status, chairperson back-up email list
  • Format Edit – add the phrase “focus on newcomers” to the closing ‘parking lot’ section: “Please focus on newcomers, be considerate, avoid gossip…” 
Agenda Topics – September 12, 2020

Agenda Topics – September 12, 2020

Business Meeting - September 12, 2020

  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Deb & Colleen
  • Website Report – Pat
  • Meeting Chair reports
  • Tabled from last meeting: now that we have a treasurer and treasury, group needs to finalize a prudent reserve amount
  • Accept/Vote in new meeting chairs
  • Group Phone List (Sarah M) – for members, just like face-to-face groups have (split male/female)
  • Chairperson Email Contact List (Lori S) – for meeting chairs to have support pool to secure experienced back-ups when one can’t make a meeting
  • Move Business Meeting (Ken M/Pat D) to the last Saturday of each month to better align with bi-monthly service rotations
  • Format Edits:
    1. Non-AA Visitors(Ken M) – move the non-AA Visitor introductions to before AA intros so that AA intros are directly followed by AA birthdays/milestones rather than separated by non-AA Visitors
    2. Set 3-minute shares – It’s been difficult in most meetings to get people sharing; extending the time limit will help not only fill in the space but stop cutting people off with a timer when there are no burning desires on deck.
  • Breakout Rooms (Ken M) – should we form a committee to explore the use of Zoom’s breakout rooms during meetings for special situations
TEST-Business Meetings – Any Lengths Group

TEST-Business Meetings – Any Lengths Group

2020 Business Meetings - Any Lengths Group

  • Treasury, 7th Tradition Status, reimbursements – Kris E
  • Sobriety Chips, Birthdays & Milestones – Deb & Colleen
  • Website Report – Pat
  • Meeting Chair reports
  • Status of trial period – using a waiting room rather than locking the space at 1o-minutes past the hour (group conscience to make it permanent?)
  • Suggestion to use a screen-shared image for time-keeping (“Time’s Up) rather than an audible tone (or in addition?) due to the re-occurring issue of tones being suppressed by Zoom sound controls
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