NEW ENGLAND CoDA INTERGROUP MEETING MINUTES, June 8, 2019 9:00AM
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:
End of March balance: $12,192.55
Beginning balance: $12,702.06
7thtrad. Income, etc. $101.00
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
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
freeconferencing.com more intuitive
could not figure out how to access using current information on freeconferencecall.com
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
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