St. Paul Al-Anon Intergroup Meeting
Minutes – March 12, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.

Chair, Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
Treasurer, IR Summit Hill Wednesday 5 pm
Secretary. IR, Uptown Monday 8 pm Al-Anon
IR. You Are Not Alone Al-Anon
Assistant Treasurer, Alternate IR, Midway Wednesday 6:30 pm Al-Anon
MN South Area Liaison, IR, Compassion Al-Anon, St. Paul
Vice Chair, IR, Uptown Tuesday 6:30 Al-Anon
Member, Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
IR, Steps to Inner Peace Saturday 11 am Al-Anon

A quorum (>= 5% of 111 groups = 6) of Intergroup Representatives (IRs) was present.

There was a reading on Step/Tradition/Concept 3.


1. Substantial Unanimity
It is listed as at least 2/3 majority per Intergroup bylaws. Do we want to keep or increase this? A motion was made and seconded to keep 2/3 majority. It passed unanimously.
2. Annual Audit
The Chair suggested the Assistant Treasurer and another person review the Treasurer and the Treasurer and another person review the Assistant Treasurer. At least 2 months of the Treasury reports will be reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and voted that this be done. The IR from Inner Peace Al-Anon volunteered to be the additional member of the audit committee.
3. Office Volunteer Manual online?
There was discussion on this topic. The web chair will put this online as no one opposes the idea.
4. Appeal letter needed?
Last year we sent out 2 appeals. The last was sent in September or October, 2012. It was proposed that appeals be sent at different times than the newsletter. We discussed the increasing use of email and web communication. Should we send email appeal? When is the newsletter going to go out? It was moved, seconded and passed that an appeal letter be sent. The treasurers will send this letter out to the hard copy mailing list.
5. Upcoming Events with SPIG participation requested
  1. Inver Hills Community College Fair, 4/16. 10:30. Two volunteers will staff this booth.
  2. Sibley High School Wellness Fair, 4/26, 12-3pm. Two volunteers will staff.
  3. We will not sell literature at the Area Assembly, Rochester, 4/6. Rochester has a Literature Distribution Center so we do not need to sell literature at this event. Two members will be attending and offered rides.
6. Goal setting for 2013
  1. 4th Step Workshop: There will be a committee to create this event for the summer, chaired by the Vice Char. Two others volunteered to be on the committee. Others welcome to join.
  2. Gratitude Night: Reserve the facility in Shoreview and make sure that we do not conflict with AA Gratitude Night. It should be close the 2nd Saturday in November.
7. Questions and concerns
Having Had A Spiritual Awakening is now available as an Ebook. This is the first Al-Anon book to be available as an Ebook


She reported all her news in the business section.
Vice Chair
She will check on Gratitude Night and set up the 4th Step workshop.
She had nothing to report. The minutes from last month were approved with the change of replacing Assistant Treasurer with Vice Treasurer where necessary.
She transferred money to the reserve account as discussed last month and paid monthly bills.
Assistant Treasurer
February was a slow month. He suggested that it might be interesting to see number of days open was related to the amount of sales so as to see how greatly this affects our bottom line.
We NEED contributions for the newsletter. Can everyone write a story for this? Many people volunteered.
Office Volunteers
There are 4 days still open for Office Volunteers in March, the 18th, 23rd, 26th & 28th.
Speaker Chair
He has indicated he would like to be replaced if someone new is willing.
The web chair hopes to have a link to an on-line map for every group listed.
Group Liaison
Event Sales
Liaison to Minnesota South Area Assembly
A past delegate and Al-Anon trustee from Minnesota passed away the previous Friday. She had been in Al-Anon 41 years and served in many service positions.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm with the Al-Anon Declaration.

The next meeting will be April 9 at 7 pm at the Griggs Midway building.

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