Category: 2020

Business Meeting Minutes & Documents – 2020

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
Agenda Topics – August 8, 2020

Agenda Topics – August 8, 2020

Business Meeting - August 8, 2020

  • 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
Agenda Topics – July 11, 2020

Agenda Topics – July 11, 2020

Business Meeting - July 11, 2020

  • 7th Tradition Status – Pat
  • Sobriety Chips for Birthdays & Milestones – Deb & Colleen
  • Website Report – Pat
  • Meeting Chair reports
  • Nominate/vote in Group Treasurer
  • Treasury/Reimbursements
  • Discussion – Un-muting to Comment After Others Share
  • Discussion – Continue locking the meeting?
  • Discussion – “Meeting Host” role
Agenda Topics – June 13, 2020

Agenda Topics – June 13, 2020

Business Meeting - June 13, 2020

  • 7th Tradition Status – Shelley
  • Sobriety Chips for Birthdays & Milestones – Deb & Colleen
  • Website Report – Pat
  • Managing noisy pre-meeting discussion
  • Discussion around initiating different meeting formats
  • Discuss/approve interim 7th Tradition plan
  • Set Treasurer requirements & term
  • Nominate/vote-in group Treasurer
  • July rotations – nominate/vote-in incoming chairs
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