(Edited to remove names)
The meeting opened with the Serenity Prayer at 7:00 PM July 12, 2005 with the following groups represented: St. Paul, Midway, Wed. 6:30 pm Al-Anon; St. Paul, Uptown, Mon. pm St. Paul, Uptown, Tues. 6:30 B White Bear Lake Wed. am Al-Anon, St. Stephen’s Church; White Bear Lake Tues. pm Al-Anon, St. Stephen’s Church; Mahtomedi Thurs. am Al-Anon, St. Andrew’s Church; Mahtomedi Fri. pm Al-Anon, St. Andrew’s Church; Mahtomedi, Thurs. am, Inner Peace Al-Anon; Redeemer Al-Anon, Tues. pm, South St. Paul; Roseville, Roselawn Al-Anon South St. Paul, Redeemer, Tues. pm
The Seventh Tradition basket was passed.
Concept Seven: The trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional.
Minutes:The minutes for June 2005 were read and the following corrections were added:
The new downloadable directory is not found on the WSO web site but will be on the Twin Cities Al-Anon web site. It has not yet been posted.
The new Central Park Alateen group has sponsors but only one teen.
Fellowship Weekend is the same as the “Speaker Weekend.” We are splitting the costs for this weekend with the Minneapolis Information Services.
The $65.00 cost for a card mentioned in the minutes was to get Sunday access to the Griggs Midway Building not to the bank.
The minutes were then accepted.
Treasurer’s Report: The report was unavailable as we are in the process of finding a new Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. A flyer to this effect went out to all groups and individuals on our mailing list on July 12. There are two volunteers who have offered to fill in until members willing to fill out the term.
Reports from Groups: Uptown House had an incident where a person from one meeting came into another meeting and attempted to steal the donations. The person may be asked to permanently leave all of Uptown House.
Fellowship Weekend: The food budget will be presented at the next meeting. We have a chair of the committee for the food for lunch and dinner. Items needed are donations to purchase some of the food, coffee pots, coolers and pot luck dishes. Receipts will be needed to get reimbursement for things purchased. Additional persons will be needed to help sell literature in the room. Tickets are available in the Intergroup Office for Fellowship Weekend. For information on needs for fellowship weekend or to volunteer to help sell literature, call the Intergroup Office at 651-771-2208.
Gratitude Night: A budget for the food for this night was presented and accepted.
Newsletter: Representatives were asked to go to their groups to ask if anyone would like to put an article in the August Newsletter. The Deadline is July 28.
In addition, a box will be placed in the Intergroup Office for this purpose. Persons can call the office (651--771-2208) for more information.
Chair Positions: We need to fill the positions of Double Dimer Chair, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Area Liaison.
Office Needs: Some needed items have been purchased or brought in. If any other needs come up, please call the Vice Chair.
Upcoming Event: In February 2006 Minnesota South Area will sponsor a Friday night through Sunday morning Service Get-Together which will included speakers, workshops and an Area World Service Committee meeting.
Alateen: The July 23 Alateen Sponsors meeting at Twin Lake Alano will focus on Alateen meetings in schools.
Literature: A new order will be coming in soon, including copies of How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics.
Office manager: Nothing to report.
Alateen: Nothing to report.
Office Volunteers: As always there are still a few days each month left open where a volunteer needs to come in to keep open the office.
Directory: Addresses are being updated.
Public Outreach: Some literature was taken to the Reentry Program.
Group Liaison: No report.
Institutions: No report.
Speakers: No report.
Archives: No report.
Double Dimer: The position remains open.
Area Liaison: No report.
Minneapolis AIS: No report
Web Chair: Edited Intergroup minutes and agendas have been posted on the web for several months. All reference to individuals’ names or telephone numbers has been removed
The meeting ended at 8:30 pm.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 pm Griggs Midway Building
Anyone interested service opportunities are invited to attend the upcoming Intergroup meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Griggs Midway Building at 7pm. Also, anyone interested in attending Intergroup meetings and taking back this valuable information to their groups, please join us!