June 20, 2019

Attending:  Juliet,Crystal, Leo, Evie, Doris, Nancy, Rob, David, Terry


1.  Opening Business Meeting:  Chair opens the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.

2.  Last Month’s Minutes:    May 2019

3.  Group Service Representatives (GSR) Welcome and Update of Meetings:

Bennington: core 4-5 people (two call in for free-conference. Working on step-study on step 7.

Northampton: Women’s meeting; at a lull, attendance down. 

Northampton Sunday: averaging 15-20 people. Due to size of the group we are looking at ways to increase sharing time within the guidelines, we may reconfigure the readings.

Westfield: 10-12 attending; open step-study before meeting at 5:15 which is Open to all. 

Collinsville CT: 6-10 attending; step-study; newcomers are staying.

Bristol CT: declined enough funds for next 4 months 

Littleton MA: 12 attending; step –study after meeting; almost outgrowing the spaceCape Ann MA

Marblehead MA: n/r

Montpelier VT: n/r

Burlington VT: n/r 

Claremont NH:  new meeting start Sunday 6-8 in community resource center local TV free service ad – ludow ½ hour away 

Jamaica Plain – newcomer = no one else show up – no provision for – Rob will contact contacts for meeting 

4.  Reports from Intergroup Trusted Servants:

A. Treasurer’s Report(Juliet)

Corrected March balance: 

Beginning:  $12,192.74

Income:       $70.00

Exp:              $460.19

End of March balance:    $12,192.55


Beginning balance:         $12,702.06

7thtrad. Income, etc.                        $101.00

Exp:                                            $95.19

End of April balance:       $12,707.87

Corrections for February and Convention Literature to be made 

All accounts balancing 

C. Communications Reports


D. Events Reports

New England Convention 

Venue should be selected by July or convention will be cancelled. 

Ashworth is still available but is not handicapped accessible. 

Dave - Brattleboro – Hampton Inn 

Quality? Inn – previous use of rooms for conference – spill over to Hampton Inn 

Hanover NH Hilton 

Crowne Plaza Nashua/ bellerica 

Framingham / Marlboro / Worcester 


Need people to help with Convention, need figurehead 

Fall Assembly: Put the word out for late Sept.-October . Rob will ask Littleton group

            Littleton agree – providing NECoDA provide help with workshop 

                        content suggestions 

                        will lead meeting 

                        September 28 / all October 5th?

                        will confirm availability for space 

E. Outreach Reports


F. Delegates Report

Mass. delegate -   Tiana interested, will be gathering information from fellowship for get out a welcome letter to Mass. Meetings announcing her interest. 

4.  Reports From Special Committees

Mission statement/bylaws holding place; N/R

5.  Old Business/Unfinished Business and Special Orders

Prudent reserve amount of  $6,500.00 passed at the Spring assembly. 

Literature: remainder pamphlets and coins. We will ask CoRE fro return of items and get reimbursed for our inventory. 


6.  New Business

Rob will visit all Mass. Meetings

CSC will be held September 9-12 in Atlanta. The convention is from 13-15. Use the website to post the dates. 

There is an interest in changing the day and time for the monthly conference call. Rob will explore a poling option.           

            Evie can do doodle – use Ted’s email list 

                        evenings and blocks on the weekend 

                        are current GSR 

                        are willing to attend an intergroup meeting 

            roster w contact information – Ted maintains 

                        how do pass on to new Board Members 

            do want to post on website?

How/Change meeting conference call phone number to one which supports access by computer

    more intuitive 

            could not figure out how to access using current information on

Change name of meeting         intergroup (confusing)   Board (beyond board meeting)

to Business Meeting of the fellowship of the New England Voting Entity Alliance

            New England CoDA Voting Entity Alliance – business meeting of its fellowship 

                        abbreviate to New England  CoDA Alliance

            Region Confusing – not part of formal structure 

            Alliance group of groups working together 

            Tabled for discussion next month / fall assembly 

How do handle meetings that do not have attendance?

            newcomers and returning members showing up at meetings and no one there

full day of workshops 

workshops outside the convention– caucus for Voting Entity delegates 

            issues for State 

            start working process for next year 

            delegate elections not guarantee funding by NECoDA

            to gather feedback on motions 

            educating membership 

            David looking for Venues in Connecticut/ Massachusetts 

            pilot program this year 

            8-5 include setup & take down

            delegate education in the middle 

            make days free / donation ?

            Evie, Dave, Nancy willing to do meeting outreach 

            Outreach Program to educate fellowship 

Languaging for  CoDA World CSC Motions

            any time in late July / August  for feedback 

            motions need to be finalized by July 10th

7.  Adjournment of the Meeting

The July Board meeting will be held Saturday, July 6 at 9:00 AM. 

Meeting adjourned at  10:30 AM

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