St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup
Minutes of the October 14, 2008 Meeting

The meeting began at 7:00pm, October 14, 2008 with the Serenity Prayer.

Groups represented:


Concept 9: Good personal leadership at all service levels is a necessity. In the field of world service, the Board of Trustees assumes the primary leadership.

September Minutes: Read and approved

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer reported that we are doing pretty good financially. There is a big literature order coming up. He will check to see if the Beginner’s Meeting is up to date on paying bills. Approval of Treasurer’s Report will be delayed until next month once the current report is checked and errors corrected.

Intergroup Representative reports

Redeemer Al-Anon in South St. Paul
Everything is going well with her group. She will be cycling out after November.
White Bear Lake Monday 7:00 pm
Hoping to find a new Intergroup Rep. Some in the group have expressed interest.
Uptown Thursday 9:30 am
The group is going well and has blossomed to 28-30 people.
Roseville 7:30 pm
His meeting has been going through Blueprint for Progress and sharing once a month an hour before their regular meeting. It is the first Monday of the month at Roseville Lutheran Church if anyone would like to attend. He has found that it is great both listening and speaking.

Officer and Committee Chair Reports and Announcements

She received a lot of help from her husband and several volunteers at the South Area Assembly. It was a lot of fun and about $500 in literature was sold. Thanks also to all that helped with Fellowship Weekend.
Vice Chair
She has taken on a new sponsee, which encourages her to go to the same group on Fridays. She is having fun with the Vice Chair position and is grateful and feels honored to be part of Gratitude Night.
Office volunteer chair
She will send out the message that we need help with volunteers.
Outside literature chair
She is about to send in the last large literature order for the year (Gratitude Night and Founder’s Day)
Speaker Chair
He mentioned that every month Woodbury and Regions have speakers. He would like to call treatment facilities in St. Paul to see if they want Al-Anon speakers.

Old Business:

We have a great Intergroup!

New Business:

Literature and mailing list
The Chair suggested that great way to get the message out is to bring literature, old and new, to meetings to read and share with your group. Literature is great for gift ideas. A great way to carry the message. Let her know if your group needs more copies of the newsletter. She can also make sure that you are on the mailing list. Contact her if you are interested.
Spanish Speaking Group
There is a new Spanish speaking Al-Anon Group. Harriet will order literature in Spanish.
Gratitude Night
Gratitude Night will be held on November 8th at St. Mark’s. Linda reported that planning is going well. We will have childcare providers who will be paid $20 each. Additional volunteers are still needed for the following areas: registration, beverages, decorations, set up and clean up, making and serving coffee. Call the vice chair to sign up.
Founder’s Day
Founder’s Day is an AA event with Al-Anon participation over Thanksgiving weekend at the Doubletree Hotel in St. Louis Park. St. Paul Intergroup is selling literature and is need of volunteers to help out on Friday from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. 16 volunteers to split the shifts would be ideal. Call the chair to sign up.
There are several positions rotating out. We will nominate in November and hold elections in December.

Meeting closed with the Al-Anon Declaration.

Respecfully submitted by the Intergroup Secretary

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Edited for the web and posted 15 November 2008