St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup
Minutes of the October 12th, 2010 Meeting

Our next meeting: 7 pm Tuesday November 9th, 2010 in room S127

The meeting convened at 7:05 pm with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer

Introductions and Roll Call
Present were the Vice Chair, the Treasurer, the Inside Literature Chair, and the Newsletter Editor. There were Intergroup Representatives (IRs) or their alternates from Summit Hill Wednesday 5 pm Al-Anon, Highland Saturday 10 am Al-Anon, Heights & Lights Al-Anon, Mendota Heights Al-Anon, and Serenity Seekers Al-Anon in White Bear Lake.

There was a reading on Concept X (Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided.).

Minutes of September meeting
Approved with the correction that the total cost for the Fellowship Weekend hospitality room was $568.43 taking into account contributions.
Treasurer’s Report
Approved. An appeal letter will be sent as soon as labels and stamps can be applied.

Notable News

Who votes at Intergroup meetings?
The voting members at Intergroup meetings are Intergroup Representatives (IRs), not Group Representatives (GRs). See the Al-Anon/Alateen Service manual.
Public outreach
A public outreach project at Inver Hills Community College was cancelled by the college.
Literature at Gratitude Night and Founder’ Day
Literature for sale at these events has been ordered.
A request was received to order more medallions over 30 years (we’re getting older).
Gratitude Night
Plans for this annual event are proceeding. The theme will be “NAME THAT TUNE”. Speakers are confirmed, decoration plans are proceeding, the sale of literature has been arranged, and a flier is to be included in the Newsletter.
Volunteer staffing
This has been difficult due to illnesses. On the bright side, there have been several new volunteers training and coming in each month.
Minnesota South Area Assembly on October 2
Literature sales were approximately $584.
It is ready for printing and mailing. 150 will be printed and sent 1st class.
Bulk mailing permit
The quantity needed and delivery priority will be further discussed.
Nominations are in November
There was a discussion of nomination procedures. A review of the By-Laws is needed.

Service Opportunities

All 2011 Officer and Committee Chair positions will be open for nomination at the November Meeting with election to be held at the December meeting.

Officer positions
Vice Chair
Assistant Treasurer
Committee Chair positions
Group Liaison
Public Outreach
Inside (in office) Literature
Outside (off site) Literature
Office manager
Descriptions of these position are on the Service Opportunities Page

The meeting adjourned around 8:10 PM with the Al-Anon Declaration.

Upcoming Events

Sponsorship Seminar
Saturday, October 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
700 Wesley Lane
Mendota Heights
St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup Gratitude Night “NAME THAT TUNE”
November 13th at Presbyterian Church of the Way, 3382 Lexington Ave., Shoreview. This is an annual celebration with a potluck at 6 pm and Al-Anon, Alateen and AA speakers at 7:15 pm.
Founder’s Day Weekend 2010
November 26, 27, & 28, 2010
DoubleTree Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd
St. Louis Park

For more information on these and other events, visit the Al-Anon Events Page on this website.


We can’t do it alone, but together we can make great things happen!

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Edited for the web and posted 6 November 2010