ShiaCoaa Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2008


Chuck C., Chair, opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.

Motion seconded and approved for Janell J. to become new secretary, with thanks to Todd M. for his service.

Janell J. read minutes from the Feb. 4 meeting: Motion to accept seconded; minutes approved as read.

Sue T., Treasurer, gave the treasurer's report:

2/08 District Treasury: P.I.C.P.C. Treasury

Starting balance: $ 21.13 Starting balance: $276.56

Received: $ 86.50 Received: $ 0

Paid: $ 76.38 Paid: $ 0

4/08 Ending balance: $204.52 Ending balance: $276.56

Donations were received from: Corunna Tuesday Night Freedom Group, Owosso 24/7 Groups and Durand Friday Night.

Motion to accept Treasurer's Report seconded and approved.


Roger C. discussed the need for additional volunteers to chair the 7 p.m. Wednesday meetings at the Memorial Hospital Stress Unit. He proposed an "Adopt-a-Month" strategy, in which two members would chair the meeting for one month. He noted that Joe F. chaired it for about seven weeks and Ed M. took over from him. Joe and Ed have been the primary volunteers - helping, chairing and keeping the literature stocked - since the group started. Roger noted that the meeting draws approximately five to nine people, and that it changes every week as patients come and go. Roger asked that the need for volunteers be announced at meetings. Todd M. offered to make a flyer. The contacts for the group are Bob A. at 723-7200 and Roger at 725-6545.

Bill T. discussed final plans for the ShiaCoaa District 10 Spring Seminar, scheduled for April 5 at the Corunna United Methodist Church. Volunteers for the event, titled "Carrying the AA Message," include Bill, Chuck and Jamie P. Doors open at 9 a.m. for fellowship, coffee and donuts.

The program will start at 10 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. A Coney dog lunch will be served and groups are asked to bring a passing dish.

Roger noted that everything at the church is taken care of. Those bringing food and utensils include Roger, John, Jamie, Ray H. and Todd. Any questions, comments or concerns may be directed to Chairman Bill T. at (517) 625-7384 or Co-Chairman Todd M. at (989) 413-3895.

After lengthy discussion, it was decided to go ahead and print the new meeting cards, which are now in booklet form rather than tri-fold due to space limitations. Ray advised that 2,500 books will cost .25 each, plus $50 for the layout, for a total of $675. Several options were discussed to possibly decrease the cost, including putting the books together ourselves and getting orders and/or money from groups first. Since the books havenít been updated in awhile and wonít have to be printed again soon, a motion was made and seconded to print 2,500 copies and charge groups for them. Motion passed.

Chuck praised a seminar that featured panelists discussing underage drinking hosted by Catholic Charities and held at Baker College. Guests included Rep. Richard Ball, Sen. Valde Garcia, County Commissioner Henrietta Sparks and representatives from family court, the Shiawassee County Prosecutor's Office and Shiawassee RESD. The next meeting is scheduled for April 17 at Baker College.


Members are working on trying to get meetings in the Shiawassee County Jail. ďThe door is open; donít let it close.Ē

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m. with the Lordís Prayer.

The next meeting will be held at 8:15 p.m. June 4 at the Corunna United Methodist Church.


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