St. Paul Al-Anon Intergroup Meeting
Minutes – May 14, 2013

The meeting opened with the Serenity Prayer.

Chair, IR Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
Treasurer, IR Summit Hill Wednesday 5 pm
Secretary, IR, Uptown Monday 8 pm Al-Anon
MN South Area Liaison, Office Manager and Event Sales, IR, Compassion Al-Anon, St. Paul
Vice Chair, IR Uptown Tuesday 6:30 A A;-Anon
Literature Chair, IR Summit Hill Monday 6 pm AL-Anon
Member, Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
Member, Uptown Thursday 9:30 am Al-Anon
Member, White Bear Lake

It was noted there was a quorum of representatives (at least 5% of 110) present.

There was a reading on Tradition/Concept 5.


1. Fellowship Weekend
Our portion for the hospitality suite we share with the Minneapolis Information Services and the MN South Area Assembly is $125. We are responsible for lunch and dinner on Saturday this year in the hospitality room. When we served dinner and breakfast last year we spent $150. We are responsible for selling Literature this year at the event. The weekend is 4 pm Friday August 30th through 11 pm Saturday August 31st. A motion was made, seconded and voted to authorize payment for our portion of the hospitality suite.
2. Newsletter
The Chair and Newsletter editor did not work on the newsletter, so it is not ready. We would like articles for the newsletter. We discussed and decided that we are comfortable asking for Literature donations in the newsletter. People who are new to their service positions this year should write a brief article introducing themselves for the newsletter.
3. Open service positions
  1. Alateen Liasion: This position works between Intergroup and the Area Alateen Coordinator and St. Paul Alateen groups. It requires a 3 to 5 hour monthly time commitment
  2. Archives: Organizational work as needed.
  3. Group Liaison: 3 to 5 hours monthly time commitment to get information out to new groups in our area.
  4. Institutions: Liaison to legal and public information sources; also works to bring meetings o institutions. A 3 to 5 hour monthly time commitment.
  5. Public Information: 3 to 5 hour monthly time commitment
4. Questions/Concerns
Q: How can a group join in & host beginners meeting?
A: Contact District 19-22 as they are in charge of this with the Beginners Meeting Steering Committee and you can be added to the yearly schedule for a 3-6 week committment


The Chair and the Assistant Treasurer went to Sibley High School with Alateen information. Someone also went to the Inver Hills Community College Health Fair. Al-Anon Faces Alcoholosim 2014 copies should be ordered for distribution by July. We usually order a case.
Vice Chair
For Gratitude Night in November 9th we still need an Al-Anon speaker and Alateen speakers. The sponsor of the Uptown Alateen group will be asked about finding Alateen speakers.
Minutes for the April meeting were not available but the Vice Chair who served as temporary secretary of the meeting said they would be available within the week.
The Treasurer reviewed the audit and stated that they found an April shortage $11.11. In the audit it was found that a check from last year has not been cashed.
An appeal letter has been drafted. After it was read at the meeting, it was felt that it did not accurately reflect the extent of our financial needs. It will be reworked and mailed soon
It was moved, seconded and voted to accept the Treasurer’s and Assistant Treasurer’s reports.
Assistant Treasurer
He was not present but had sent in a report which was summarized by the Treasurer.
Work in progress. We need articles
Office Volunteers
We are still short of office volunteers 3 to 4 days per month. That is, the office is closed 3 to 4 day per month. Volunteers work from 12-4 and can work in pairs for companionship/service. A calendar of unstaffed days is on the website. A link is on the left side of the home page.
Group Liaison
This position is open.
Event sales
A workshop on Sponsorship will be hosted by District 19-22 is August 10th. We may be asked to sell Literature at this event..
We had a shipment recently and should be sitting well.
Group Liaison
The position is currently open, but a member is seriously considering doing it.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm with the Al-Anon Declaration.

The next meeting will be June 11 at 7 pm at the Griggs Midway building.

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Edited for the web 3 July 2013