GSA Phone Bridge Intergroup Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2019
“This we owe to GSA’s future; to place our common welfare first, to keep our Fellowship united. For on GSA unity depend our lives, and the lives of those to come.”
The meeting opened at 5:00pm with the Unity Pledge, Serenity Prayer and reading of the 12 Traditions.
In Attendance: 1 ISR, 6 GSRs, 4 Trustees, 2 Listeners
Motion made, seconded, and passed to accept the Treasurer’s reports as posted on the website.
Motion made, seconded, and passed to accept the minutes from the previous IG Meeting as posted on the website.
- Update on the Beginner’s Meetings. As many as 20-40 people attend the meetings, there are leaders for the final quarter. They will be voted in individually during their meeting this week.
- The following meetings have been removed from the website: 1AM meetings, five 7PM literature meetings, and the two 11PM meetings.
- Informing groups of our progress on the operating budget (year to date) (topic for today’s discussion)
Motion made, seconded, and passed for the Phone Bridge to link our website to the www.greysheet.org so our meetings are listed on both sites. We will continue to be responsible for updates, and the WS website will automatically update with any changes we make.
Our ISR gave a brief report on the WSC and stated the brief report and a lengthier narrative will be
DISCUSSION TOPIC: Do the phone bridge meetings wish to increase our contributions for maintaining our own services, but also to support the work of the WS, including supporting additional ISRs and GSRs to attend?
The consensus is that we need to increase our contributions for our own operating budget. Most felt we need to increase our support for the World Service Board, too. There was a request to generate a simple announcement to encourage increased giving.
If you have additional new business please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any new items you would like to discuss at the IG level. Only items that affect the phone bridge are discussed at the IG level.
DONATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Intergroup has two financial needs. We are behind (by $600) on our operating budget donations year-to-date. And, we voted to increase our contribution to the work of GreySheeters’ Anonymous World Service. We suggest a $1-$2/month donation from each member to support both. Contributions can be made to your meeting treasurer, to the Phone bridge receiving treasurer Linda L., or via PayPal at www.greysheetmeetings.org.
The meeting closed at 5:59pm with the Responsibility Pledge & the “We” version of the Serenity Prayer.
“I am responsible…when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help I want the hand of GSA always to be there. And for that – I am responsible.”