St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup
July 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was convened at 7:00 pm with the Serenity Prayer.

Chair, Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
Treasurer, IR Summit Hill Wednesday 5 pm
Assistant Treasurer, IR, Midway Wednesday 6:30 pm Al-Anon
Vice Chair, IR, Uptown Tuesday 6:30 A Literature Chair, IR, Summit Hill Monday 6 pm Al-Anon
IR, Inner Peace Thursday 11 am Al-Anon
IR, Breakfast Club Too Al-Anon

It was noted we had a quorum of Intergroup Representatives (6 of 110) to conduct substantive business.

There were readings on Tradition 7 and Concept 7.


1. Upcoming events
  1. Districts 19 – 23 are hosting a Sponsorship Workshop August 10 at St. Clement’s Church. We have not been asked to sell literature.
  2. Fellowship Weekend will be August 30-31 at the Double Tree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. It is our turn to sell literature there. We have the responsibility for the joint Intergroup, Information Services and Minnesota South Area hospitality room from Saturday noon until closing Saturday evening.
  3. A member summarized his contact with a social worker at Ramsey Junior High in St. Paul. Someone will talk there about Alateen in the Fall. It is possible a new Alateen group might be formed.
  4. Our October 4th Step Workshop is in an early planning stage. No date has been finalized but it will probably be a one day two or three hour event on October 12 or 19.
  5. Gratitude Night is also in an early planning stage for November 9.
  6. An IR reported that AA District 15 in Washington County would have a booth at the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo, July 31 – August 4. In addition to AA pamphlets there would be some Al-Anon pamphlets. She is hoping for Al-Anon volunteers to help. There followed some disussion about the possibility of confusion about whether Al-Anon was separate from AA. The Directory Chair offered to provide a list of Washington County Al-Anon meetings.
2. HazelFest
An IR reported that she had attended HazelFest, an event celebrating recovery and sponsored by Hazelden. She passed out some pamplets as was discussed at the June meeting. She will take the remaining pamphlets to the Washington County Fair.
3. Newsletter
The chair provided a outline of possible content for the Newsletter. It included a possible outline of resources for the hearing impaired.
4. Resources for the hearing impaired
Intergroup received a larger than usual contribution contribution from a group with the suggestion that it be spent to aid the hearing impaired. We will look into getting an ASL interpreter for Gratitude Night.
5. WiFi router
An office volunteer commented that some office volunteer would find it helpful if there were a WiFi router to provide internet connection for a smart phone or tablet. He had purchased a low end router and would be willing to install it.
It was moved, seconded and voted that he be reimbursed for the purchase and should install the router. It will be password protected,


She reported she was struggling with writing an article for the newsletter.
Vice Chair
She outlined her ideas for food in the Fellowship Weekend hospitality room. For Saturday lunch she is thinking of pita quarters or tortilla wraps with sliced meat, veggies and chips. For Saturday supper she is planning vegetarian chili made with bulgar with chips and green salad. Beverages will be bottled water and lemonade. She will need crock pots and utensils. Some were offered. Also pitchers or dispensers for lemonade will be needed. Tables will be needed. We will have more plans at the August meeting.
Gratitude Night will be November 9 at the Presbyterian Church of the way in Shorewood. We have an AA speaker but still need an Al-Anon speaker.
In the absence of the secretary, the minutes of the June meeting were reviewed. It was moved, seconded and voted to accept the minutes as written.
The Treasurer summarized the June report. Expenses were $2,690, including $1,747 for literature. Income was $2,352 including $810 in contributions and $1,548 from sales including sales tax. For the month, income fell short by $338.
It was moved, seconded and voted that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted.
Assistant Treasurer
He summarized the details of sales and contributions. Literature sales totaled $1,359 and $79 worth of medallions were sold.13 groups contributed $734 and 3 individuals contributed $75.
It was moved, seconded and voted that the Assistant Treasurer’s Report be accepted.
There was no report on progress. Articles are still needed.
Speaker Chair
No report.
We were reminded to look at the Intergroup home page and check the events page regularly.
Renate reported about recent price changes. A substantial shipment of literature was expected shortly..
Group Liaison
This position is open.
Event Sales
No report. We will be selling literature at Fellowship Weekend.
Liaison to Minnesota South Area Assembly
No report. The Area World Service Committee (AWSC) will meeting August 3 in Owatonna.

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

The next meeting will be August 13 at 7 pm at the Griggs Midway building.

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