St. Paul Al-Anon Intergroup Meeting
Minutes – October 9, 2012

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

Chair, IR Seekers of Compassion Al-Anon
Vice Chair, IR Summit Hill Wednesday 5 pm Al-Anon
Assistant Treasurer, Midway Wednesday 6:30 pm Al-Anon
Literature Chair, IR Summit Hill Monday 6 pm Al-Anon
Speaker Chair and IR , Fireside Al-Anon
IR Your Are Not Alone Al-Anon
IR Midway Wednesday 6:30 pm Al-Anon

It was noted a quorum (5% of 111 groups = 6) of Intergroup Representatives (IRs) was present.


She reminded all that nominations for officers will be taken at the November and December meetings with elections in December Consider your willingness to continue serving and encourage other members to participate in service with St. Paul Intergroup.
Office Manager
She reported gratitude to those volunteers who help keep the office clean and maintained. No expenses this month.
Vice Chair
She reported on plans for the November 10th Gratitude Night. She requested volunteers to set-up and provide beverages and supplies. While this is not a fundraising event, receptacles will be available for member contributions. There will be no child care provided during speakers this year due to cost and liability issues.
The minutes of the September meeting were reviewed and approved without objection.
Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer
In the absence of the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer reported on all income and expense. Funds remain stable. Noted: a $610 yearly expenditure for insurance, year to date actual income of 8-10% for literature, and nearly $2,000 in literature purchased from WSO and for medallions last month. The reports were approved without objection.
Event sales
The chair reported $449.40 sold at the Area Assembly October 6th. Upcoming events are Gratitude Night (11/10) and Founder’s Day Weekend (11/25). Also noted was the District 20 annual potluck in January.
Group Liaison
No report
Liaison to Minnesota South Area
She reported on the Area Assembly October 6th: Elections were held to elect 2 officers to fill vacancies, She gave a brief overview of Membership Outreach Action Committee participation, 2013 Area calendars now available.
Another order will soon go out to cover needs for upcoming event sales.
No report. The newsletter will be mailed within the next week or two.
Office volunteers
No report. It was noted there were many open days this month for office volunteers.
Public Outreach
We will staff a table at the Hamm Clinic – NAMI Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday October 8.
Speaker Chair
He reported on filling a request for 5 speakers for a District 31– 33 event.
Web site/Directory
encourage all to visit and explore the website. Input and ideas are welcome. A new directory will be printed for the office.


Questions and concerns
No concerns were expressed
Bylaws draft
An updated proposal for revision of the bylaws will be available on line October 10. A separate document giving history of proposed changes is also available. Consensus agreement and understanding has been given for all changes with the exception of the bonding issue.
A vote to approve the proposal will take place next month (November 13th Intergroup Meeting). A question of whether or not we were meeting the spiritual intent of informing all groups of proposed changes lead to discussion. Given the on-line access now available to most people and considering the printing and postage expense, it was agreed that notification would be made by referral to our website in the upcoming newsletter. The June newsletter held an article explaining proposed changes, with specific information about whether or not to require bonding by account signers, with invitation for input from members. There was no response.
Note: The current By-Laws (2004), the proposed revision, and reasons for changes are available on our website. Go to
Open house
Flyers for event planned for December 1st from 9:00am to 3:00pm were distributed at the assembly and are now available on our website and in the office. The plan is to have the office open for literature sales and room S-127 open for refreshments, displays for archives and officer/service committee responsibilities. Officers and Service Committee Chairs will be available for fellowship and to invite and encourage participation. St. Paul Intergroup registered with the World Service Office as an Intergroup in 1962 thus we celebrate 50 years of serving our membership, our groups and the community of families and friends seeking help and hope. Notice will also be published in the newsletter.
Officer and Service Committee responsibility and guidelines
Drafts of these have been created. All have been asked to review and revise them as needed for their office or committee.
Open Secretary and Service Committee positions
Secretary and Liaison to MN South Area are elected service positions. Service Committees remaining open include Public Outreach, Institutions, Event Sales, Officer Manager, Alateen, and Archives and are all voluntary appointments.

The meeting adjourned with the Al-Anon Declaration at 7:55 pm.

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Edited for the web 17 October 2012