Present were Juliet, Theresa, Evie, Nancy, Leo, Terry, Crystal
1. Opening Business Meeting: Chair opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.
2. Last Month’s Minutes.
September Minutes were accepted as corrected. Table Fall Assembly minutes –
3. Group Service Representatives (GSR) Welcome and Update of Meetings:Bennington: 3 core members, 2 visitors last week. Very happy with that. Northampton Tuesday: College Church, Room 1, 58R Pomeroy TerraceWestfield: good attendance, step study discussion meeting.
Bristol: doing well. Averaging between 4 and 10 people. A couple of newcomers seem to be sticking. core 5-6
Collinsville/Torrington: Averaging about 4 people. Core of 3
Marblehead: Still strong, a few new people coming regularly. 20-35 people per meeting.
several newcomers Nashua
4. Reports from Intergroup Trusted Servants:
A. Treasurer’s Report (Juliet)
Balance to start: $10,904.53
End of Month Balance: 10,711.29
Network Solutions issue: Regarding $39.99 from July, Juliet will contact Robb again to ask about it and ask him to deal with it and let me know.
missed it will have to catch next year. Can we unsubscribe to network Solutions now if not using
B. Reimbursement for Delegates – to be approved at Convention
1. Rob O. - Delegate MA - $1009.91
2. Evie S. – Delegate CT - $535.61
3. Crystal Z. – Delegate MA – $471.17
C. Constant Contact e-mails
D. Events Reports –
New England Convention:
all workshops filled. Everyone said they were going to do one is doing one. They all most full.
hope times accurate
Baskets – Still looking for more baskets
Evie has agreed to be the speaker for Saturday night.
Craig Men’s meeting
Eileen and Gay for womens
Caf/th doing Friday
Spirituality speaker Ken from Newburyport
Stephany pinch hitter from NY for – new to CoDA – but long term recovery in another 12 step program
2 people are doing the registration table. –
Convention Committee next time
felt like alone
hotel had wanted to be a part of – not happen
meet in person
board help w convention committee meetings following board meeting
Document what work / not work
suggestion phone conference call outline for what happen for weekend communication
no direction – list w dates
put on website after convention
need help w playroom – David taking care
They need help with decorations and game room slot.
window between when workshops and dinner
Theresa will ask the raffle person to bring extra cans for the raffle as people bring raffle baskets as they come in.
Meet the board TBA
meet for dinner in hotel @5:30 to discuss convention etc in hotel restaurant
scholarships – no one will be turned away – make best donation can make
E. Outreach Reports
F. Delegates Report –
Crystal - concern no one respond to condensation of and motions sent to Group contacts for meetings
Evie – conference went smoothly
Terry – group conscience works – good feeling throughout any suggestions how to get others involved
we can still use non-conference approved literature in meetings reinforce original policy – from 1990
particulars – should be available on website motions data base w report produced
can post or email post on NECoDA website
Literature will be sold at Convention to dwindle 4. Reports From Special Committees
5. Old Business
We are looking to write our mission statement. This is being rolled over to January.
6. New business
Change timing of “Fall Assembly”
set up deadline for meeting to step up
Assemblies should not be scheduled during conference. It is close to our convention. It should be moved to another month. Another board member stated that the board is doing its best to pick dates for the Assemblies based on service availability and hosting offers.
The next board meeting December will be at the close of convention at noon November 18 convention wrap up
Saturday December 1 @ 9 am January 5th @ 9 am