District 1 - Area 29 Minutes



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October 2020

District 1 Meeting Minutes for October 19, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Chuck G., Hugh, Mark B.,

Mark L., Carole W., Kenny G., Sara S., Suzie F., Colleen B., and Fred W.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VIII

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the September meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes with revisions.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 8/18/20 – 9/21/20.

Beginning Balance:

Credits:

$2,661.50

Living Sober

200.00

We Wuz Wurz

50.00

Total Credits:

$ 250.00

Debits:

Bank Service Fee (7/24/20)

 

3.00

Website Fee (8/18/20)

23.99

Total Debits:

$ 26.99

Ending Balance:

$2,884.51

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DCM Report - Craig R. - I attended the Area Assembly on-line. NERESSA will be held virtually this year. AREA 29 Delegate-at-large is Don Bridges who was a past delegate. MD Convention will be in June, we need 600 people to fill the slots and 200 plus for rooms. SMIA will be sending out an email for the 12 Step call list. The DCM Delegate report was cancelled.

 

SMIA - Bill L. – Not present-emailed report

 

The Phone Chair position has been filled by Melissa W. from Charles County. We still need a Bookstall Chair. Interested parties should contact the SMIA Chair at smia.chair@somdaa.org or complete the service form at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The SMIA has $1192.41 in Operating funds, $6000 in Prudent Reserve, $48.25 in PayPal, $86.24 in petty


cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash.  Total Net Cash Assets are $7,426.49.

The SMIA continues to maintain the position that we will not post meeting

reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions.

Meetings that have reported reopening; 41in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 22 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 15 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 32 in St.

Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s The Lifeline will reduce the number of printed copies to 15 per month. We were printing 40 per month, but more than half of those were discarded.

People can always read the Lifeline from the SMIA website or download and print it if necessary. When the COVID-19 crisis is over, we will reevaluate the quantity. The SMIA will continue to conduct the monthly meeting in person at the Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, however starting in October, we will also provide a Zoom meeting option.

Keenan W. has stepped down as the Bookstall Chair. Bill L. will fill that role in as interim capacity until we have a new volunteer.

Keenan W. has stepped down as the Bookstall Chair. Bill L. will fill that role in an interim capacity until we have a new volunteer.

 

Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s

Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Accessibility - Needs Chair

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – Received 1(one) call from rehab from someone that wants to attend a meeting in Prince Frederick.

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings. Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago. No return phone calls from Avenues. Mark B will follow-up. Update from Fred W. (sent email) Starting in October there will be virtual meetings in the jail. AA are the first volunteers to be asked to participate. The staff has been working out the logistics in house this summer.


The details are being worked out through the committee and volunteers. A

weekly woman’s and men’s meeting will be starting next month.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – Anonymity Workshop scheduled for November. We have two (2) presenters, Lisa T. (local) and Misty L., DCM for District 33 (Baltimore) .

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – I have been announcing to groups about the Grapevine Committee, a lot of interest from members and some have never heard of the publication.

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - District 1 Web report for Sept 2020 8/17/20 to 9/21/20

 

Total Visitors   1481 – Up 6.6 % from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar, Contact Page, Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing.

Top 10 Visitor Locations Maryland, DC, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Washington State, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, India.

Browsers Chrome- Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety).

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions.

District 1- Where and When PDF updated and posted to SMIA site. Reflects all meetings status to date.

 

Old Business(keep old Business listed until completed) Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.       After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update - Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

 

New Business – How do we find out who is disconnected because of COVID? Colleen B. - suggested homegroup texts to keep in contact with members and anyone not seen for a while. Fred W. – We all have a lot of phone numbers in


our phones, we need to reach out to members we have not seen. Hugh – Reach out and give them a call.

 

Group Reports:

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending. Meeting is doing well. We are back inside the church. Masks are required and social distancing.

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon - Needs new GSR

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday

10:30. Meeting on porch. 12-15 attending depending on weather. Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Group is doing well we are meeting in the church with an average of 20 people.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom. 6-10 attending.

Zoom is paid thru August.

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom. 5-10 attending. Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour – Mark L. new GSR

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting on-line and in-person.

On line – 10 attending. Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending. Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present – emailed report. Mount

Harmony has been meeting in person for four months. Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people. We reiterated that masks are mandatory at the meetings. Rebecca G. volunteered to serve as the SMIA Rep.

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - Not present


 Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. Meeting inside and on Zoom. Inside meeting 20- 35 attending. Zoom 20-30 attending. Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting)

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present- There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

Trinity Group BB. – Chuck G – We are now meeting inside with average of 15 people.

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings. Meeting outside at bonfire. 12-15 or more attending.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

September 2020

District 1 Meeting (Revised) Minutes for September 21, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Hugh C., Carole W., Mark B., Kenny

G., Chuck G. Sara S., Suzie F. Ricky F.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VII

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the August meeting. Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 7/21/20–8/17/20.

Beginning Balance:

Credits:

$2,592.46

Grapevine

125.00

Total Credits:

$ 125.00

Debits:

 

Bank Service Fee (6/24/20)

3.00

Website Fee (7/20/20)

23.99

Grapevine Subscription

28.97

 

Total Debits:                                                                              $ 55.96

Ending Balance:                                                                     $2,661.50

A motion was made and seconded to approve the report as read.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. I attended the Delegate DCM Meeting. A lot of discussion on how to reach the millennials about AA. Studying the Concepts to learn more about them. We discussed good sponsorship. Discussed hybrid meetings for Grapevine reps. I will attend the DCM meeting on the 17th.

 

SMIA Report: Bill L. – Not present-emailed report

We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 has accepted the position.

Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled. The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent


Reserve, $335 in Paypal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $6760. The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland. The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions. A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals. Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Committee Reports:

Accessibility - Needs Chair

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No Calls

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings. Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago. No return phone calls from Avenues. Mark B will follow-up. Update from Fred W. (sent email) Starting in October there will be virtual meetings in the jail. AA are the first volunteers to be asked to participate. The staff has been working out the logistics in house this summer. The details are being worked out through the committee and volunteers. A weekly woman’s and men’s meeting will be starting next month.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F - Working on a virtual Anonymity workshop to include Social Media.

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – Not present (I have asked twice now for a kit for Colleen.) I did tell her the District ordered a subscription for her to use. Asking her to email reports in if she cannot attend the meetings.


Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L. Webmaster - Not present- Emailed Report

District 1 Web report for Aug 2020 7/20/20 to 8/17/20

 

Total Visitors   1115 – Down 21.30% from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar. Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing. Visitor Locations - Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Australia Browsers – Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety).

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions

 

Old Business - Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.                    After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time. (Update - Chuck G. checked on the room availably. Not available until after February.)

New Business – Voted for the District to open a Zoom acct. Our DCM will need an account for the many virtual meetings he attends. And also use for our monthly District meetings and workshops. Vote unanimous.

 

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending. Moved the outside meeting to King Memorial Park. Much quieter there.

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present.

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Patty T not present – Needs new GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday 10:30. Meeting on porch. 12-15 attending depending on weather.


 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

 

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Not present

 

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom. 6-10 attending. Zoom is paid thru August.

 

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom. 5-10 attending. Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed.

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour - Mike B – Not present (new GSR)

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting on-line and in-person. On line – 10 attending. Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending.

 

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present – emailed report. Mount Harmony has been meeting in person for four months. Our average attendance has been 20 to 25 people. We reiterated that masks are mandatory at the meetings. Rebecca G. volunteered to serve as the SMIA Rep.


North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present

 

 Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. Meeting inside and on Zoom. Inside meeting 20- 35 attending. Zoom 20-30 attending. Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting)

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present emailed report - Sunderland There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting.

 

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings. Meeting outside at bonfire. 12-15 or more attending.

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

 

August 2020

District 1 Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2020 (ZOOM)

 

Attendance:  Craig R., Peggy R., Daniel S., Hugh C., Carole W., Mark B., Kenny G., Sara S.

 

Concept - Sara S read Concept VI

 

Secretary Report – Suzie F. not present.  Peggy R read the minutes from 7/20/2020 District Meeting.  Motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes as read.  (Mark B email Peggy R stating he was listed twice in attendance list.

 

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Read Financial statement 7/21/20–8/17/20. 

Beginning balance: $2,592.46

Credits: $125.00 - 1 group donation

Debits:   $55.96 - Bank service fee (3.00), Website Fee ($23.99), 1 yr Grapevine Subscription (28.97)

Ending Balance:  $2,661.50.   

Motion made and accepted to approve the treasurers report without changes.

 

DCM Report - Craig R. - Craig R. read email report from Ricky F. (Alt DCM) who attended the Area 29 zoom meeting on 8/8/20. 

 

A lot of discussion about service work and mainly encouraging groups that do not have GSR's attend the District Meeting.

 

Area 50 (Area 50 was mainly on to give their suggestions) gave suggestions on how to get groups to appoint a GSR that currently do not have one.  We need to show up early to the meeting. Find out who homegroup members are.  Bring up discussion with members prior to the meeting on the importance of what a GSR does having a GSR represent their group at the District level.  Give them GSR information.  They mentioned forming a relationship with the group, suggested to attend the group a few times. They said NOT TO announce during the meeting that the group needs a GSR. It's more about forming a relationship with the group. 

Delegate Report – Will have Suzy email to group.

CARC2 – Next meeting is 9/19/20.  Craig R. is now the new CARC2 leader

 

 

SMIA - Bill L. – Not present but emailed report was read.   

We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 is considering the Phone Chair but has not volunteered yet. Volunteers for these roles may express interest at
https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve

The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled

The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved

The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $335 in Paypal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are $6760.

The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland.

The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions.

A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals.

Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s

Browsers
Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions

Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

Accessibility - Needs Chair

 

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – Not present  

 

Institutions - Mark B. – Left message at Avenues regarding returning to meetings.  Craig R. also left message 3 weeks ago.  No return phone calls from Avenues.  Mark B will follow-up.

 

Events Committee – Suzie F – Not present

 

Grapevine Committee – Colleen B – Not present

 

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Not present

 

Web Committee - Bill L – (Unsure if he emailed report to Suzie)

 

Old Business - None

 

New Business – Discussed possibility of moving the District Meeting to a location that would allow us to meet in person.   After discussion, it was decided to continue District Meeting in Zoom format and reconsider this at a later time.

 

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – 10-12 attending.  Moved the outside meeting to King Memorial Park.  Much quieter there. 

 

Awakenings - Jim D – Not present. 

 

A Vision for You - Needs GSR

 

Beach Beacon - Patty T not present – Needs new GSR

 

Bedouin Group - Sara S. – In-person meetings Tues and Thurs. at 12:30, Sunday 10:30.  Meeting on porch.  12-15 attending depending on weather. 

 

Cove Point - Needs GSR

 

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

 

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – Not present

 

Do Drop-In Womens Group - Carole W – Meeting via Zoom.  6-10 attending.  Zoom is paid thru August. 

 

Grapevine - Meeting via Zoom.  5-10 attending.  Will send letter if someone needs a court slip signed. 

 

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

 

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

 

Happy Hour - Mike B – Not present

 

Huntingtown Noon Group - Gene C - Not present

 

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

 

Living Sober Group – Roger M – Not present

 

Lusby Group - Donald R. - Not present

 

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S.  – Meeting on-line and in-person.  On line – 10 attending.  Outside at bonfire at 6:30 – 12-20 attending. 

 

Mount Harmony Group – Bill L – Not present

 

North Beach Group - Lynn H – Not present

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Needs GSR

 

Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present

 

Solomon’s Group – Hugh C.  Meeting inside and on Zoom.  Inside meeting 20-35 attending.  Zoom 20-30 attending.  Getting out of area speakers for Zoom meeting and Martha is working on Emotional Sobriety Speaker (extended meeting) 

 

Sunderland Group - Bill L. – Not present

 

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR - (not interested at this time)

 

Today Group - Katie S – Not present

 

We Wuz Wurz Group – Needs Chairperson, GSR and Treasurer – Rick H is chairing/leading meetings.  Meeting outside at bonfire.  12-15 or more attending. 

 

 

Meeting closed with prayer.

July 2020

In Attendance: Craig R., Peggy R., Chuck G., Mark B. Suzie F., Ricky F., Carole W., Daniel S., Mark B., Sara S.

Concept V – Reading by Craig R.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the June District meeting. Motion
was made and accepted to approve the minutes with few changes.

Treasury Report - Peggy R. - Beginning Balance:
$2,508.94 Credits: 0.00 Total Credits $ 0.00 Debits: Bank Service Fee (4/24/20), 3.00, Website Fee (5/18/20) $ 23.99
Total Debits: $ 26.99 Ending Balance: $2,481.95 A motion was made and the Treasury report was accepted without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. – I will be on travel and will not attend the DCM Area meeting. I will ask our Alt. DCM if he can attend on Zoom. The new Grapevine is out. NERESSA is scheduled in Pittsburgh, possibly virtual. August 1 is CARC meeting.

SMIA Liaison - Bill L. (emailed report in) SMIA Report - We still need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Melissa W. from District 35 has agreed to Chair Phone Committee Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve The 2020 SMIA Annual Gratitude Dinner has been cancelled. The 2020/2021 FY Budget was presented and approved. The SMIA has $1535 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $335 in PayPal, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash. Total Net Cash Assets are
$6760. The certificate of liability was filed with the church.

The revival of incorporation was filed with the State of Maryland. The SMIA will not post meeting reopening’s, meeting closures, on-line meetings, or any changes, deletions, or additions unless that information is submitted by the District DCM, GSR’s, SMIA Rep’s, Program Chair, or a designated group representative. That person must include a phone number and/or e-mail address so that the SMIA Webmaster or Where and When Chair can contact them for questions. A guide was submitted to all three District DCM’s that outlines the processes for group additions, changes, and removals. Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 20 in St. Mary’s
Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 22 in Charles, and 33 in St. Mary’s Meetings that
never reported their status – 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s.

Committee Reports

Accessibility – Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions - Fred W - not present - Mark B. – District 1 is not meeting in Avenues; I will give them a call to see what is going on.


 

Events Committee - Suzie F. – Will be working on more workshops on Zoom.

Grapevine Committee    - Colleen B. – not present.

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee - Bill L – emailed his report.

District 1 Web report for Aug 2020 - 7/20/20 to 8/17/20

Total Visitors    1115 – Down 21.30% from the previous month.   Most Frequently visited pages - Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Meeting Calendar Referring Pages - Direct Entry, Google, Bing.  Visitor Locations- Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Australia.                           Browsers - Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety)

Site Changes – A link was added for the District 1 Venmo page for contributions. Get the word out at meetings.

Old Business

 

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions, and send to each Committee Chair.

New Business

 

Motion was made and accepted to purchase a Grapevine subscription for our GVR, Colleen.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G – We are meeting outside in the front of the church. Using tracking form, and social distancing.
Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present (I talked to Patty she is trying to find a new GSR for group)
Bedouin Group: Sara S. – We are meeting on front porch, Tues, Thurs and Sunday am. Cove Point - Needs GSR
Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We are meeting inside the large gym at the church. Trinity we are meeting outside average 10 people. Plenty of room to spread out.
Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting doing well on Zoom, 7-10 of us. We
are paid up through July.
Grapevine – Mark B.- 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online.


Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St.
Paul’s to open up.
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present
Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting is doing well we are meeting outside with bonfire and meeting on Zoom.
Mount Harmony Group – Bill L. – emailed – Group has reopened for 3 months and doing well, following social distancing guidelines. Average 20-25 people.
North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR
Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – We are Zooming – Church not ready to open yet. Group could use support and I will be celebrating my anniversary on Sunday.
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – Not present.
Sunderland Group – Bill L., emailed report – Sunderland There are no immediate plans to reopen this meeting. The pastor wanted us to provide a list with first and last names of all attendees as a condition of meeting at that location.                                        This would compromise anonymity; therefore, this meeting will remain closed until that requirement is lifted.
Sunrise Sobriety - (not interested in GSR at this time) Today Group - Katy S – not present.
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy – We are meeting outside with bonfire. Need a GSR

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus.
The April, May, June, July and August District Meetings will be on Zoom.

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May and June District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting.

June 2020

In Attendance: Terry (Area 29 Delegate guest speaker), Craig R., Peggy R., Chuck G., Fred W., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., Martha K., Carole W., Kenny G., Daniel S., Mark B., Sara S., Lisa T., Arnold R., Cynthia T.

Concept V – Read by Sara S.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the June District meeting. Motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasury Report - Peggy R. - Beginning Balance:
$2,508.94 Credits: 0.00 Total Credits $ 0.00 Debits: Bank Service Fee (4/24/20), 3.00, Website Fee (5/18/20) $ 23.99
Total Debits: $ 26.99 Ending Balance: $2,481.95 A motion was made and the Treasury report was accepted without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. – I’m going to give my time on the floor to Terry, our new Area 29 Delegate to discuss what happened at the GSO Conference she attended. First ever virtual conference. (She presented a power point presentation that will be posted at the end of these minutes.)

SMIA Liaison - Bill L. (emailed report in) SMIA Report - The SMIA On-Line Bookstall has been operational for a month, and we have already received and successfully fulfilled orders.  Those that used it were pleased with the navigation and ease of use. We currently need to fill two vital positions; the Phone Committee Chair and the Bookstall Chair. Volunteers for these roles may express interest at https://somdintergroup.org/donate.php#serve          The 2020 SMIA Annual Picnic has been cancelled A motion was made and approved to pay $300 per quarter to Immaculate Conception Church for the use of their facility The 2020/2021 Fiscal Year budget has been tabled until next month to allow the SMIA Board to review and make recommendations to the Treasurer. The SMIA has $1897 in Operating funds, $5000 in Prudent Reserve, $99 in petty cash, and $100 in Bookstall petty cash Meetings that have reported reopening; 37 in Calvert, 12 in Charles, and 19 in St. Mary’s Meetings still closed – 18 In Calvert, 23 in Charles, and 34 in St. Mary’s Meetings that never reported their status – 2 In Calvert, 2 in Charles, and 1 in St. Mary’s

 

Committee Reports

Accessibility – Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions - Fred W - not present - Mark B. – District 1 is not meeting in Avenues.


Events Committee - Suzie F. – Our workshop “Applying the Principles and Steps in our Daily Lives” was a success. We had 40-45 attendees on Zoom. Ann W. found us two great speakers at the last minute as the speakers the Area found had to cancel at the last minute. Bruce N. (Calvert) and Rick from Phili did an awesome job. Thanks to both of them!

Grapevine Committee    - Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee.  Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee - Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee - Bill L – emailed his report.

District 1 Web report for 6/15/20 to 7/20/20

Total Visitors    2146 – Up 11.90% from the previous month. Most Frequently visited pages were the Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Meetings Page, Contact Us Page Referring Pages: Direct Entry, Google, Bing Visitor Locations Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Scotland, England, Australia Browsers: Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety) Site Changes: The site was completely overhauled to better accommodate mobile devices. The menus moved to the top, and more horizontal room was added to the body. Past minutes were added.

Old Business

 

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions. Colleen B. volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee. Suzie has ordered her a GVR kit.

New Business

 

A motion was made and accepted to have the Treasurer decide on an online app to accept payments for the District. District One Trust Fund. Discussion was on using Venmo app. Discussed that the individual home groups should reimburse members using Zoom for their meetings.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, we are meeting on zoom. Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present (I talked to Patty she is trying to find a new GSR for group)
Bedouin Group: Sara S. – Meeting is well. There was some confusion using the Google
app.
Cove Point - Needs GSR


Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We have not been meeting but we are all anxious to meet when the church opens. We are meeting outside at Trinity. Average 10 people.
Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – Meeting doing well on Zoom, 7-10 of us.
Grapevine – Mark B.- 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online.
Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St.
Paul’s to open up.
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present
Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Meeting is doing well we are meeting outside with bonfire.
Mount Harmony Group – Bill L. – emailed – Group has reopened and doing well, following social distancing guidelines.
North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR
Sober by the Bay - Lisa T – We are Zooming – Church not ready to open yet. Group
could use support and I will be celebrating my anniversary on Sunday.
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting. Have had great speakers.                      Church had given permission to meet outside.
Sunderland Group – Bill L., reported – The meeting has reopened. We cancelled the online meeting due to lack of support. Group can use some support. Meeting time is 7:30.
Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time) Today Group - Katy S – not present.
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm
The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May, June and July District Meetings will be on Zoom.

Groups needing GSR’s
A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon – Needs GSR Cove Point – Needs GSR
Keeping It Green - Needs GSR (formally experience strength and hope- located on Mt. Harmony Road) Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR
Happy Destiny - Needs GSR
We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR (Kathy had to give position up)
Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR
Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present (never attends) Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present (never attends)

 

May 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R, Chuck G., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., and Mark B.

Concept VIIIl – Hugh read Concept VIIII – Sara not present.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the April District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – Beginning Balance:$2,505.93 Credits: General Donation – Nancy L. 30.00
Total Credits: $ 30.00
Debits:             Bank Service Fee (3/25/20)                                                3.00
Website Fee     (4/20/20)                                                    23.99
Total Debits:                                                                                            $ 26.99
Ending Balance:                                                                                  $2,508.94
Motion was made to accept the Treasury report and the motion was approved.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Thank you for sending me to NERESSA.. A lot of discussion on the topic of Anonymity. We need to create ideas for more GSR support from the groups that do not have a GSR. Invite members to attend the District meeting to see why having a GSR is important. Need to think of creative ways to do that. A lot of discussion on Article 4.Cynthia T. our new Area 29 Delegate will attend our next District meeting to report on what was discussed and voted on at the GSO Conference..

SMIA Liaison - Bill L., Sent report by email: The SMIA on-line Bookstall page has been sent to the board for final approval before public release. Keenan performed an inventory of all real property in stock. Real property assets are estimated at $15,470. There is a problem with the SMIA Hotline number, where it appears to have been reassigned to another entity.  Sheri M. has been inundated with her real job, so she has not had an opportunity to attend to it. Emme (the former Phone Chair) is looking into it. The number was temporarily removed from both the SMIA and District 1 sites. We tabled the discussion about whether people should be reimbursed for Zoom or other on-line meeting accounts. The thought was that perhaps the groups they were hosting the meetings for should be asked to reimburse. Presently, the SMIA has $1328.65 in the operations account, $5000.00 in prudent reserve, $99.52 in petty cash, and $100.00 in Bookstall petty cash. The SMIA plans to meet in person at our next meeting on June 13th. If we do, the Bookstall will be open at 9:30 AM and the meeting will begin at 10:00 AM.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility– Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – No calls this month.

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Our workshop “Applying the Principles and Steps in our Daily Lives” is planned for May 30th on Zoom from 12 – 4pm. I contacted the Area 29 workshop committee and they found two speakers for us.


Grapevine Committee- Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee. Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee- Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1731 visits to the website – down 8.20% from the previous month Most Frequently visited pages Home Page, On-Line Meetings Page, Resources Page, Meetings Page Referring Pages Direct Entry, Google, Bing, Ant-Crisis Visitor Locations Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Australia, Scotland, Ireland Browsers Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Mobile (variety) Site Change - Meeting Reopen form added to ease GSR notification of reopening meetings Several Announcement page additions and changes

Old Business

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions. Colleen B. volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee. Suzie has ordered her a GVR kit.

New Business

 

A motion was made and accepted to have the Treasurer decide on an online app to accept payments for the District.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, we are meeting on zoom. Awakenings - Jim D – Not present
A Vision for You - Needs GSR

Beach Beacon - Patty T.- not present Bedouin Group: Sara S. – Not present Cove Point - Needs GSR
Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – We have not been meeting but we are all anxious to meet
when the church opens.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – not present

Grapevine – Mark B. – 5 to 10 people, we are still meeting online. Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR
Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour - Mike B – not present


Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present Keeping It Green - Needs GSR
Living Sober Group - Roger M – We are not meeting online. We are waiting for St. Paul’s to
open up.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – not present Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town) North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting. Had a great speaker from DC.

Sunderland Group – Bill L., reported – The meeting has reopened. We cancelled the online
meeting due to lack of support. Group can use some support. Meeting time is 7:30. Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time)
Today Group - Katy S – not present.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April, May and June District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting.

April 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R,, Chuck G., Hugh C., Suzie F., Ricky F., Roger M., and Mark B.

Concept VIII – Sara S. volunteered to read the Concepts at the District Meeting. (Hugh read
Concept VIIII – Sara not present.)

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the February District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – $2898.89, $729.31 Credits, $1,122.27 Debits, leaving a balance of $2505.93 Motion was made to accept the treasury report and was approved.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Hosts are still needed for the Area Committee. A lot of discussion on the topic of Anonymity. We need to create ideas for more GSR support from the groups that do not have GSR. Invite members to attend the District meeting to see why having a GSR is important.

SMIA - Bill L –

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility– Mike B. – not present

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – No calls

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Suggestions for future workshops and events: Anonymity workshop, Forgiveness workshop, bowling night, Movie night, Motown Dance, and 5K.

Grapevine Committee- Colleen B. – not present. Colleen has volunteered to head up the Grapevine Committee. Suzie registered her as our GVR and ordered complimentary supplies that the Grapevine provides.

Public Information Committee- Roger M – Racks are good all full.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1,021 visits, down 1.2% from previous month. Most visits to home page, meeting page, and resources page. April – 2,403 visitors up 60.20% from previous month. Most visited were home page, online meeting page, Corona page.

Old Business

Suzie agreed to print out job descriptions.

New Business

Colleen B. has volunteered to head up our Grapevine Committee.

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, meeting on zoom.


Awakenings - Jim D – All is good on the home front! A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T not present (Secretary will check with Patty to see if she plans on
attending District meetings again.)

Bedouin Group: Sara S. - Everything is well. On Tuesdays and Thursday, we average 15-20 members. On Sundays between 40-50 members. All positions filled.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – not present (was present on 2nd half of meeting)

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – All positions are filled. We meet at 5:15 at the Community Center. I will be celebrating four (4) years on the 26th!!

Grapevine – Mark B. - 15 people, some uncomfortable with online meetings.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C – not present

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M – We meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm. and Saturday mornings at 10:30 All is well, all positions filled. We have not met on zoom.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting – Daniel S. – Not present. Healthy meeting, all positions filled,
issues with coffeemaker.

Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town) North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present
Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. – 40-50 people attending on zoom, been great meeting.


Sunderland Group - Dave M – not present – Group needs support. Meeting time is 7:30. Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR (not interested in GSR at this time)
Today Group - Katy S – not present.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Meeting is healthy - Need a GSR Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April 2020 District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on 04/20/20. We met in May on Zoom.

March 2020

Meeting was not held due to COVID-19

February 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Roger M, Katy S, Kenny G, Sara S, Jim D. Hugh C, Carole W, and Suzie G.

Concept VIII – Kenny G. volunteered to read the Concepts at the District Meeting.

Secretary Report – Suzie F. read the minutes from the January District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R – $2984.30, $316.00 Credits, $422.48 Debits, leaving a balance of
$2877.82.

DCM Report - Craig R. – Hosts are needed for the Area Committee. Do we want to host one of the meetings? There are several positions open at the Committee level. Audio Chair, Literature Chair, and Hospitality suite Chair for the Int’l Convention. April 4th is the mini conference in Severna Park. CARC will meet on February 29, 2020 at St. James Parish. Discussion will be on updating pamphlets, and other literature, and a consideration of amending Article 4. The convention is covering the cost to have Hispanic translation at the convention, which is $4,500.

SMIA - Bill L – SMIA moved to Mechanicsville to Immaculate Conception Church. The church does not charge rent but SMIA will give a donation to the church. The budget for rent is $300.00 a month. The new Where and When’s are out. Discussion is still on the table about a new phone service. We talked to Annapolis Area Intergroup and they are using VIVE. The cost is
$39.00 a month. You should see very soon signup sheets at your homegroups to sign up for the 12th Step phone list. If you signed up in the past, please sign up again.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility- (Is Mike B. the new Chair?)

Bridging the Gap- Chuck G – not present

Institutions- Fred W - not present

Events Committee- Suzie F. – Workshop is scheduled for March 28 from 1:00-4:00 at St. Paul’s. Lunch will be provided. Would like ideas for events from the District. Few ideas were Anonymity workshop, Forgiveness workshop, bowling night, Movie night, Motown Dance, and 5K.

Grapevine Committee– Need a Chair – I searched online to see what the Grapevine Chair responsibilities are in case someone is interested in taking the position:

WHAT DOES A GVR DO?

 

  • Announce the latest issue at your meetings in our District • Talk about the magazine's content - the stories make great topics for discussion• Encourage your group to participate by sending in stories, art work or jokes

  • Spread the word about Grapevine's new services and products. Let members know how they can order subscriptions.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  • Offer to be of service - let your District know that you are interested and we will get you signed up and order the GVR kit for you.

Public Information Committee- Roger M - All racks full. I may order some small racks for couple of Doctors’ offices. On April 4th there is a recovery 5K at Our Lady of the Star. May 16th is the Tri-county memory walk at Serenity Farms. We will have an information table at both locations.

Web Committee- Bill L – 1,021 visits, down 1.2% from previous month. Most visits to home page, meeting page, and resources page. April – 2,403 visitors up 60.20% from previous month. Most visited were home page, online meeting page, Corona page.

Old Business

Suzie to check with previous District Members for binder with job descriptions for District 1.
Roger will go to AA Website and print job descriptions from there.

New Business

Grapevine Committee - Needs new chair. Discussed what committee does Accessibilities Committee - Mike B will take over this position. Thanks Mike!

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, “all good”. Gave Suzie suggestions for workshop.
Rotated services positions, all positions filled. Awakenings - Jim D – All is good on the home front! A Vision for You - Needs GSR
Beach Beacon - Patty T not present (Secretary will check with Patty to see if she plans on
attending District meetings again.)

Bedouin Group: Sara S. - Everything is well. On Tuesdays and Thursday, we average 15-20 members. On Sundays between 40-50 members. All positions filled.

Cove Point - Needs GSR

Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present

Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G – not present

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W – All positions are filled. We meet at 5:15 at the Community Center. I will be celebrating four (4) years on the 26th!!


Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR Happy Destiny - Needs GSR Happy Hour - Mike B – not present
Huntington Noon Group - Gene C -Tuesdays average 20-30 people and SOUP, Thursdays – is still struggling and could use support.

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M – We meet Wednesday at 7:00 pm. and Saturday mornings at
10:30 All is well, all positions filled.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting - Needs GSR - Craig R. will report - Healthy meeting, all positions filled, issues with coffeemaker.

Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P – not present (out of town)

North Beach Group - Lynn H – not present but said all is good with meetings.

Saturday Morning Breakfast – Need GSR Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group – Hugh C. - 50-60 people attending, we have a new coffeemaker. All positions are now filled.

Sunderland Group - Dave M – not present Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR
Today Group - Katy S - Good home group with 20-25 in attending. There is a chance we need a new Chairperson.

We Wuz Wurz Group – Need a GSR

 

The District Meeting in March, 2020 was cancelled due to the virus. The April 2020 District Meeting will be a Zoom meeting on 04/20/20.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

January 2020

In Attendance: Craig R, Peggy R, Jim S., Bobby P, Bill L, Roger M, Katy S, Kenny G, Sara S, Chuck G, Michael B, and Lynn H.

Kathy J. not present for reading of Concept VIII

Secretary Report - Peggy R read the minutes from the November District meeting. Motion was made to approve the minutes without changes.

Treasurers Report - Peggy R - Financial statement 11/19/19 - 1/20/2020 reported as beginning balance of $2,984.30 with five (5) group donations totaling $316.00. Debits including one (1) year rent paid to St. Paul’s for total of $422.48, leaving ending balance of $2,877.82. Motion made and accepted to approve the treasurers report without changes.

DCM Report - Craig R. - I did not attend the 12/7/19 Area Meeting. Next meeting is in February. Brought Newcomer Packets to be distributed to meetings.  NERRASA meeting 2/21-2/23 in New Hampshire. Motion was made and accepted to approve paying for cost of DCM to attend NERASA. New delegate has started - Cynthia Terl

SMIA - Bill L - There will be History Workshop in Roverwood. Discussed telephone service. Currently using “Ansa-phone” which ends up costing approximately $60/call. Cost is over
$3,000 per year. Another company charges $39.00/month but a person does not answer the call. Still looking into alternatives. Ran out of Where and Whens. Next printing this or next week. Will be available at next meeting. Positions that are available in February are Chair, Secretary and Parliamentarian. Chair needs to be from Calvert County.

Committee Reports

 

Accessibility - Needs Chair (Mike B. voted in as new Chair)

Bridging the Gap - Chuck G - 1 male, 1 female. Unable to help male since phones numbers
did not work. Was able to help female

Institutions - Fred W - not present

Events Committee - Suzy F - not present - several groups gave choices for workshops. Will probably need to wait until March for next event.

Grapevine Committee - Mark N - not present - Stated that Mark can’t due position any more.
Needs new chair.

Public Information Committee - Roger M - All racks full. May get some small racks for couple of Doctors’ offices.

Web Committee - Bill L - 1854 visits since December. Most to Where and When page, as well as Announcements and Calendar. Working on getting meetings correct with meeting guide.

Old Business

Suzie to check with previous District Members for binder with job descriptions for District 1.. Roger will go to AA Website and print job descriptions from there.


New Business

Grapevine Committee - Needs new chair. Discussed what committee does Accessibilities Committee - Mike B will take over this position. Thanks Mike!

Group Reports

 

231 Group - Kenny G - 15-20 people, “all good”. Gave Suzy suggestions for workshop. Rotated services positions, all positions filled

Awakenings - Jim D - Same “status quo all positions filled, sending donations as appropriate. Average 30-50 people.

A Vision for You - Needs GSR Beach Beacon - Patty T not present
Bedouin Group - Welcome to Sarah who is the new GSR for the Bedouin Group. All positions filled, 30-50+ depending on meeting. 1st Sunday Month is eating meeting. 3 meetings/week.

Cove Point - Needs GSR - Currently not interested Daily Reflections - Donald R. - not present
Daily Reprieve Group - Chuck G - Meeting point well. 25-30 attending. All positions filled. Will check with Treasurer for donation

Do Drop-In Women’s Group - Carole W - not present – emailed report – Meeting size steady at 15-17per meeting and now have 10 home group members. One home group member Claudia
W. passed away and her Celebration of Life is on 1/25/20 at the Lusby Community Center.

Grateful Alive Group - Needs GSR

Happy Destiny - Needs GSR

Happy Hour - Mike B - Meeting doing well. Same core group. Walter will be celebrating 31 years on 3/1. Had to get liability insurance for meeting per new Church requirement. Insurance Agent if other groups need in future - Patterson Insurance, Mary Day Patterson 410-305-8946. She is more than happy to help other meetings if needed.

Huntington Noon Group - Gene C - Paul E has report from Gene - Tuesdays average 20-30 people and SOUP, Thursdays - average 6 people.

Keeping It Green - Needs GSR

Living Sober Group - Roger M - Meet Wednesday and Saturday mornings. All well, all positions filled.

Lusby Group - Donald R. - not present

Monday Night Men’s Meeting - Needs GSR - Craig R - Healthy meeting, all positions filled


Mount Harmony Group - Bobby P - All positions filled. Meet Monday and Thursday. 15-20 people in attendance. May change meeting name to “Harmonious Mountain”. Still deciding

North Beach Group - Lynn H - Sign up went around for position rotations. Saturday speakers meeting needs chairperson so for now will be a week by week sign up to cover the meeting.

Saturday Morning Breakfast - Kathy J - not present – emailed report – group is doing great. Sober by the Bay - Lisa T - not present
Solomon’s Group - Mike B for Lisa - 50-60 people attending. Group Anniversary 1/26/20. Donald S from Norfolk is speaking.

Sunderland Group - Dave M - Bill L for Dave - Changed meeting time to 7:30 to hopefully help
with attendance

Sunrise Sobriety - Needs GSR

Today Group - Katy S - Good home group with 20-25 in attending. All is well.

We Wuz Wurz Group - Mary P. no longer able to be GSR. Healthy meeting, all positions filled.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00 pm

September 2019

 

 

The 09-16-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer at 7:00PM.

In Attendance: Scott K., Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Katy S., Chuck G., Roger M., Kathy J., Lisa T., Gene C., and Paul E.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J.

 

 Secretary’s Report: Scott K. read the minutes from District meeting Suzie F. was not present due to illness; however, she did email minutes to all members for this meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
 Treasurer’s Report: Peggy R. – Financial Statement 08-20-19 – 09-16-19 reported as beginning balance of $3,234.67 with/. two (2) credits from group donations totaling $82.00; and several debits totaling
$346.99; leaving an ending balance of $2,969.68. A motion was made and accepted to approve the
treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – (Several discussions took place during the meeting at various times regarding DCM.) 1. Due to personal reasons, Scott has decided that he will be stepping down as DCM of District 1. He mentioned that Suzie Q. was going to resign her position; however, he feels that it is best for our area to have Suzie preside her seat as Secretary and continue with her involvements for the district.
Craig R. will be our new DCM. With that being determined, there was discussion regarding terms of service for positions of the DCM and Alt. DCM. Per Peggy – Craig would hold a 2-year term to start in October and the Alt. DCM would hold a 3-year term from that point. Typically, the Alt. DCM holds a 4- year term, but since almost a year has passed for holding offices, Alt. DCM would fill in only when/where needed if Craig was unavailable to do so. Chuck G. showed an interest in the Alt. GSR position and will inform us of his decision by/or at next meeting. Chuck inquired where he could get a listing of the meetings that would concern his position. Scott directed him to the website for where he could obtain such information. 2. Scott K attended area meeting in Westminster. The International meeting will be held in Detroit. Scott was not planning on attending as monetary contributions are low. He mentioned that event are where the contributions are more substantial and hopes there will be more contributions for future attendance to these conferences. 3. The next NAREESA will be held in New England. It is only held in MD every 11 years. 4. The 2019 Final Report books are available. (On table for anyone interested). Upon reviewing, it was noticed that Maryland was not represented in the report. Peggy indicated probably because 1st Term Delegates give reports. Scott reminded us that our Delegate came to a previous meeting to give report from the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the General Service Conference of AA.


 

 

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Not Present.

Accessibility:(Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – One email was received but was put into junk mail. Finally realized that email address had an extra. (dot) which did not allow for timely correspondence. Corrected the situation.
Institutions: None Present.

Events:Kathy J. reported that the Soberween event which had been on hold was now a “go”. It will be held on Saturday, 10/19; 6:30PM-11PM at St. Paul’s Church in PF (231 Meeting). Fliers and tickets were printed as of today. Tickets are $10 each. DJ; Costume Contests; 50/50; Raffle will be a part of the fun filled evening. Main course(s) and drinks will be provided by District 1. Please bring a dish to share and wear a costume.

Grapevine Committee:Mark N. – Not Present.

Public Information:Roger M. – Refilled everything.

Web Committee:Bill L. – Not Present.

Old Business:

 

  • Scott does not remember receiving job descriptions for positions for District committee Chairs. Will ask at the next meeting.

New Business:Gene C. reported there were only a few books at the jail meetings to be shared during the meetings and no books made available that could be checked out for use by attendees. Scott mentioned that in the past books were disappearing but problem can be solved. Scott said that he himself had books that could be donated. Further discussion resulted in approved motion that we would bring the word to our groups the need for donations of all editions of AA books/literature to the jail meetings. All donations are greatly appreciated. Try to collect and bring to the next meeting in October. We will run past Fred to determine if any security checks of books or protocols need followed at time of donating to jail meetings.


 

Group Reports:

 

231 Group: Kenny - Not Present Awakening: Jim D. - Not Present A Vision for You: (Need GSR)
Beach Beacon: Patty T. - Not Present

Bedouin Group: Paul E - Still 45-50 attending. Large attendance from the Avenues. All positions are filled. Their 11th Anniversary will be celebrated with a cookout on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 11:30AM. All are invited.
Cove Point: (Need GSR)

Daily Reflections: Donald R - Not Present.

Daily Reprieve Group: Chuck G. - 25-30 attending. All positions are filled. Doing well.

Do Drop-In Women’s Group: Carole W. - 15 in attendance. Women from the local sober house have been attending the meetings. Group had made a contribution of approx. $60 raised during August

Grateful Alive Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Destiny Group: (Need GSR)

Happy Hour: Mike B. – All good. Able will be celebrating 13 years on 9/21.

Huntingtown Noon Group: Gene C. – Tuesday meeting is perfect. 20-30 attending. Great meeting. The Thursday meeting is suffering.

Keeping It Green: (Need GSR)

Living Sober Group: Roger M. – Not Present.

Lusby Group: Donald R. – Not Present. (Taken from past notes that group needs GSR.)

Monday Night’ Men’s Meeting: (Need GSR) Mount Harmony Group: Bobby P. – Not Present. North Beach Group: Lynn H. – Not Present.


Saturday Morning Breakfast: Kathy J. – Has been out of town for several Saturdays. Reached out to Bill
A. for reporting status. Although attendance has been slightly lower than normal; probably due to summer vacations, all is well. Will be making contributions to our district and GSO soon. All positions filled.
Sober By The Bay: Lisa T. – Not Present. On out of town business.

Solomon’s Group: Lisa T. – Still in need of GSR. Meetings continue to do very well. Still deciding on speakers for the upcoming meetings. Continue to rotate for leaders on a monthly basis. This seems to be doing very well. In need of a rotation for January.
Sunderland Group: Dave M. – Not Present.

Sunrise Sobriety: (Need GSR) (Taken from previous minutes. Group not interested at this time.)

Today Group: Katie S. – Good home group with 20-25 in attendance.

We Wuz Wurz Group: Mary P. – No change. Still doing rotations for meetings which seems to be working positively for the group.

 

Meeting closed with prayer at 8:00pm.

August 2019

The 08-19-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Kenny G., Jim D., Chuck G., Katy S. Bill L. Bobby P., Dave M. Mark B. Michael. B. Lisa T., Lynn H., and Suzie G.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J at the next District Meeting.

 

 Secretary’s Report: - Suzie G. read the minutes from the July 15, 2019 District meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. – Not present – Texted report - Beginning balance is $3,295.50 with two credits totaling $73.00, and three debits totaling $133.93 bringing the balance to
$3,234.67. A motion was made and accepted to approve the treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – Been on vacation, not much to report.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Discussing a less expensive way to handle the phone service. More discussion coming on that. SMIA’s three main functions are website, where and when’s, phone service. Where and When’s ready for next month. Contributions are down.
Serenity breakfast is a go and the Gratitude Dinner is a go.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – No calls this month.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail –
Maggie B. – Women’s jail – Few new women in the facility so hopefully the women’s meetings will pick up soon.
Mark B. – (Avenues) – We meet on Sunday’s at 4:00 pm and everything is going well.
Events:    Suzie G. – Working on planning a Halloween party for the tri-county area. Will check on different places and the cost to rent the banquet halls.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present
Public Information: Roger M. – Sent in report - Everything is good and all racks are full will check racks when I return.
Web Committee: Bill L. – Site was updated and we have all types of visitors. Few from other states.

Old Business

  • More Newcomer Packets were handed out. Need to get more literature for them.
  • Suzie will submit requests for new GSR packets.

New Business

 

Secretary gave Scott copy of job descriptions of District committee chair positions from another District. Scott said he would look over we can discuss later.

Mike B. suggested to the Events committee to have an Anonymity Workshop.

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 15-20 people on Tuesday and Fridays, and all positions are filled. We recently rotated positions. We average 10 homegroup members.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – Group is doing well; we average 30-40 people. A lot of Avenues people.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled. We are planning a group anniversary cookout. More information to come. Tuesdays and Thursdays a lot of Avenues members attend.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. gave report. Everything good, good core homegroup members. Attendance down a slightly probably due to vacations, etc.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – Not present.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Meeting is picking up; table has been full and we now have a coffeemaker.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Meeting is doing well a lot of attendance at the meeting. Approximately 10 homegroup members. A lot of rehab attendance. I will celebrate 14 years on September 7.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– 20-25 people on Tuesday, Thursday could still use support.
  • Keeping it Green – (Need GSR)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Sent in report - We meet on Saturday and Wednesdays; everything is going well.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – (Need a GSR).
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Both meetings are doing better, attendance is picking up.
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – All nine meetings at Union Church are well attended with average of 10 homegroup members per meeting, average of 25 total attendees. We now have a chairperson for Saturday night speakers meeting. Our group is planning a boat cruise.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Sent in report. Meeting is doing well.
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa To. – Not present.

  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Great attendance with 40-50 people, rotated positions, we are still deciding on the speaker’s meeting. Lisa will celebrate 6 years on September 29.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – We are averaging 10-14 people. We could still use support.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Doing well with 30-40 people each week, all positions filled.
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Not present.

 

Meeting was closed with prayer.

 

April 2019

 

The 04-15-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Craig R., Peggy R., Carole W., Bill L., Lynn H., James F., Kenny G., Mary P. Dave M., and Jim D.

 Secretary’s Report: - Mary P. sitting in as secretary for Suzie G. not present. Mary P. read the minutes from the March 18, 2019 District meeting. The motion to approve the minutes was accepted without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. - Beginning balance is $3,226.56 with two credits from group donations totaling $175.00 and a debit of $12.99, leaving an ending balance of $3,388.59. The motion to approve the treasury report was accepted without changes.
DCM report: Scott K. – Outreach needs a chairperson. Patti T. wants to give the position up for Bridging the Gap. Please take back to your groups. Carol to call Suzie and Patti T.

Reading of Service Concept II

SMIA Intergroup Liaison:  Bill L.                                                                                                   
GSO does not recommend the Professional Awareness Day. No Serenity breakfast this year. Picnic will be in August still looking for new location. Pushing for Founder’s Day attendance. If you are on the list for 12-Step calls please enter the 800 number in your phone so the call is not ignored.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson) Suzie attached worksheet for GSR’s to take to their groups. Bridging the Gap: Patti T. – Not present – mentioned at the last meeting she is ready to give up the position if anyone want to take it over.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail – Not present. Maggie B. – Women’s jail – No report. Mark B. – (Porto) – No report.
Events:    James F. – We made $181.00 off the 50/50. Total cost of event was $803.98. James to prepare a financial report for the event. James proposed an 8th and 9th step workshop.
Crossroads church is available and will check with St. Paul’s.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present – Celebrating his anniversary!

Outreach: (Need Chairperson?)

Public Information: Roger M. – Not present.
Web Committee: Bill L. – District web site is revamped completely! Added a business agenda to site.


Old Business

 

  • District 1 Archives – Scott and Bill will work on Archives for District 1.
  • Newcomer Packets – Scott needs to get more of them.

New Business

 

  • Need new GSR packets – Scott will check on.
  • Workshop

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 20-25 people on Tuesday and Fridays, meeting attendance is picking up and all positions are now filled.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – 30-40 people, everything is going well, we need a treasurer.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – (texted report) – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Fred W. – New GSR – rotating positions.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – 12-15 women, meeting is going well.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Not present.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Not present. (texted report)– 15-20 people, lots of newcomers.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– Not present.
  • Keeping it Green – (formally the Experience, Strength, and Hope Group)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Not present.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – Craig R. – We need a GSR, but the meeting is doing well.
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Low attendance
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – (need updated report) More attendance on Saturday’s. We now have a coffeemaker for Saturday as well. We have a lot of meetings and approximately 40 home group members for all meetings.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Not present (?)
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa Tu. – Not present.
  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Not present.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – Barely holding on.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Not present
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Average is 15 to 20 people. We have a group conscious meeting month to month.

March 2019

The 08-19-2019 District Meeting was opened by Scott K. with the Serenity Prayer @ 7:00 pm.

In Attendance: Scott K., Kenny G., Jim D., Chuck G., Katy S. Bill L. Bobby P., Dave M. Mark B. Michael. B. Lisa T., Lynn H., and Suzie G.

Reading of Concept VI by Kathy J at the next District Meeting.

 

 Secretary’s Report: - Suzie G. read the minutes from the July 15, 2019 District meeting. A motion was made and accepted to approve the minutes without changes.
Treasurer’s Report: – Peggy R. – Not present – Texted report - Beginning balance is $3,295.50 with two credits totaling $73.00, and three debits totaling $133.93 bringing the balance to
$3,234.67. A motion was made and accepted to approve the treasurer’s report without changes.

DCM report: Scott K. – Been on vacation, not much to report.

SMIA Intergroup Liaison: Bill L. – Discussing a less expensive way to handle the phone service. More discussion coming on that. SMIA’s three main functions are website, where and when’s, phone service. Where and When’s ready for next month. Contributions are down.
Serenity breakfast is a go and the Gratitude Dinner is a go.

Accessibility: (Need Chairperson)

Bridging the Gap: Chuck G. – No calls this month.

Institutions:

Fred W. – Men’s jail –
Maggie B. – Women’s jail – Few new women in the facility so hopefully the women’s meetings will pick up soon.
Mark B. – (Avenues) – We meet on Sunday’s at 4:00 pm and everything is going well.
Events:    Suzie G. – Working on planning a Halloween party for the tri-county area. Will check on different places and the cost to rent the banquet halls.
Grapevine Committee: Mark N. – Not present
Public Information: Roger M. – Sent in report - Everything is good and all racks are full will check racks when I return.
Web Committee: Bill L. – Site was updated and we have all types of visitors. Few from other states.

Old Business

  • More Newcomer Packets were handed out. Need to get more literature for them.
  • Suzie will submit requests for new GSR packets.

New Business

 

Secretary gave Scott copy of job descriptions of District committee chair positions from another District. Scott said he would look over we can discuss later.

Mike B. suggested to the Events committee to have an Anonymity Workshop.

Group Reports:

 

  • 231 Group – Kenny – 15-20 people on Tuesday and Fridays, and all positions are filled. We recently rotated positions. We average 10 homegroup members.
  • Awakenings – Jim D. – Group is doing well; we average 30-40 people. A lot of Avenues people.
  • A Vision for You – (Need GSR)
  • Beach Beacon – Patti T. – Not present.
  • Bedouin Group – Paul E. – We have 40-50 people, a lot of rehab, all positions filled. We are planning a group anniversary cookout. More information to come. Tuesdays and Thursdays a lot of Avenues members attend.
  • Cove Point Group – (Need GSR)
  • Daily Reflections – Donald R. – Not present.
  • Daily Reprieve Group – Chuck G. gave report. Everything good, good core homegroup members. Attendance down a slightly probably due to vacations, etc.
  • Do Drop in Women's Group – Carole W. – Not present.
  • Grapevine Group – Mark B. – Meeting is picking up; table has been full and we now have a coffeemaker.
  • Grateful Alive Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Destiny Group – (Need GSR)
  • Happy Hour – Mike B.- Meeting is doing well a lot of attendance at the meeting. Approximately 10 homegroup members. A lot of rehab attendance. I will celebrate 14 years on September 7.
  • Huntingtown Noon Group – Gene C.– 20-25 people on Tuesday, Thursday could still use support.
  • Keeping it Green – (Need GSR)
  • Living Sober Group – Roger M. – Sent in report - We meet on Saturday and Wednesdays; everything is going well.
  • Lusby Group – Donald R. reported previously need GSR for the meeting.
  • Monday Night’s Men's Meeting – (Need a GSR).
  • Mount Harmony Group – Bobby P. – Both meetings are doing better, attendance is picking up.
  • North Beach Group –Lynn H. – All nine meetings at Union Church are well attended with average of 10 homegroup members per meeting, average of 25 total attendees. We now have a chairperson for Saturday night speakers meeting. Our group is planning a boat cruise.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Kathy J.- Sent in report. Meeting is doing well.
  • Sober by the Bay Group – Lisa To. – Not present.

  • Solomon’s Group – Lisa T.– Great attendance with 40-50 people, rotated positions, we are still deciding on the speaker’s meeting. Lisa will celebrate 6 years on September 29.
  • Sunderland Group – Dave M. – We are averaging 10-14 people. We could still use support.
  • Sunrise Sobriety – (Need GSR-group not interested at this time)
  • Today Group – Katy S.- Doing well with 30-40 people each week, all positions filled.
  • We Wuz Wurz Group – Mary P. – Not present.

 

Meeting was closed with prayer.