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February 2022 Business DRAFT DCM Meeting Notes
Congratulations to Alt GSR for The Room on his 5 years this month.
The Area Young Peoples chair joined us and says that she hopes to create enthusiasm again for the Young Peoples in Area 72. This rotation began at the beginning of COVID and is just now beginning to regain momentum as events are again back in person. She is looking forward to working with our YP chair with the upcoming workshop. We look forward to hearing the particulars on that event soon. Thank you to the volunteers to that committee to help. She said she would forward the YP handbook, and I look forward to getting that to you all sometime soon. Anyone wishing to help with the YP Workshop please get in touch with our YP chair. She said it is possible the next YP Quarterly could be in person in April. We will see.
We finally got the Budget for 2022, better late than never! The only real change is to the storage budget that we now pay yearly, and the cost is more since it moved to Anacortes to a heated, larger facility, where actual work can be performed. Have a look at the budget and if you have a chair position you have a budget to work with so be creative and please if you have any questions please contact me @360.969.0236 or email@example.com.
There were $ 1439 in group contributions in the month of January, thank you to everyone.
In the District 46 Accessibilities Chair report, the Remote Communities Committee has been disbanded for lack of interest. They are hoping the perhaps there will be a Remote Communities steering committee possibly under Accessibilities in the future. The Senior Committee is putting together an Elder packet, similar to the Newcomer Packet, which suggested pamphlets have been “AA for the Older Alcoholic”,” Never too Late”, How AA members cooperate with the Professional Community”, “A Brief Guide to AA”, and “Is AA for Me”. They are looking for suggestions so if you have any you can reach out to our Accessibilities Chair.
Our Archives Chair is still working hard at going through the items in our storage unit. Did you know “digital archiving” began in Area 72 in 1999? There is so much to learn. We are looking forward to perhaps collecting the story of a member with over 60 years sobriety. What a treasure that will be if it happens. You can reach our Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fidalgo group has added a new Women’s meeting please check the schedule and they have a newcomer meeting on Saturdays at 6pm which seems to be gaining momentum.
Anacortes group has a Newcomers Packet put together with the help of the Archives chair. Anyone looking to gather information on what is in that packet please reach out to the Anacortes GSR .
The Oak Harbor group has officially moved to the Church on the Rock at 1780 SE 4th Ave, OH. They are looking for support please check the schedule or the District Website which you can find at www.district46aawa.org.
Rise n’ Shine group has 5 meetings a week at 6:30am with approximately 20 or so participants. These meetings are Zoom only.
The Room has started a new Men’s meeting Thursdays at 6pm and still have their regular meeting on Mondays at 6pm. This is considered a Young Peoples meeting.
Lopez group is distributing flyers with pull tabs to advertise their meetings and they have a number of young people who don’t want to drink having game night, so they have something to do without drinking. This is not an AA meeting, but our Lopez GSR is going to check it out.
Fellowship of the Spirit on Orcas Island has added a second meeting at 5:30 on Thursday. So two meetings Monday and Thursday. This meeting takes place outside. Please check the schedule and website.
East Sound group from Orcas Island is going strong now focusing on Young People and their Latino communities in their upcoming group inventory. Details yet to be announced.
San Juan Island has 21 meetings a week involving 18 different groups please check the schedule, website and their website, www.SJIA.net.
North Sound group is planning a panel at the Everett Detox and is working with the Skagit Crisis center to get involved there as well.
Our Corrections chair informed us that Island County Jail is in lock down and has been for the last 3 weeks or so which means there are no meetings being conducted but new volunteers are being background checked so when meetings return they will have new stories or experience, strength and hope.
Our PI chair let us know that he has gotten schedule to the library, police station and the county courthouse and reminded us that we can email or text the schedule PDF if necessary.
Schedules wizard had 300 more schedules printed and says there are 103 meetings on the schedule. He separated the Islands, so it is easier to find specific places and added the Responsibility Declaration and the Declaration of Unity to the previously open space. Please note the QR Code on the front of the schedule which brings you right to the District website which is loaded with helpful information.
The District newsletter will come out on Thursdays. We are definitely looking for more interaction with the Newsletter. Do you have a good story, interesting joke, history items that could be added to the newsletter if you do send them to email@example.com.
Did you know that all Trusted Servants emails and phone numbers are also on the District website? If you need to contact someone look there
It was decided at the District meeting that since the Pre-Conferences for the Northern Districts will be on the day of our District meeting on March 19th that we would meet at the Dakota Creek building at 9am to experience the Pre-Conference together, something similar to the good ole days. We will join in virtually like everyone else but together and then hold the District meeting right after at 1pm in our normal fashion. Please note the time change. District meeting at 1pm, March 19th, 2022.
Please remember that all positions at the District have room for an Alternate so if you have a sponsee who would like to add more service to their sobriety bring them to the District meeting and let’s see how we can put them to work for your District. Also, this is the last year of this rotation and so most positions will be coming open. We are currently looking for someone who might be interested in the Alt DCM position as he is moving to Marysville. Look into this position while he is available to be of assistance.
I would like to say thank you to you all for your service. This business meeting covered a lot of business and was very productive.
It's ON ... Online Meeting Schedules
Thanks to the hard work of some dedicated volunteers at Area 72, we now have our District 46 schedule updated and on the area website. Do we care? YES! This new system will allow us to make changes/additions/corrections almost in real time. It gives us the opportunity keep our schedules up to date.
Area 72 is having difficulty using this app to list all of our meetings so please refer to District 46's meeting page for the most current information.
The second aspect to the online system is that it hooks into an app, that you can download for Android or iPhone. It is "geo-aware" and allows you to see where and when the closest meeting at the nearest time is located. It also allows you to pull up information about that meeting. It then expands out to the general area or whatever time frame you want to search. And it WORKS. And it's FREE. And it's on NOW.
Check this link out for further information, or just click on the pic.
Attention Group Treasurers!
For 7th Tradition Checks to Area 72, please write your group and group number on the check and address it to:
"Western Washington Area of A.A."
1225 East Sunset Drive, Suite 145-745
Bellingham, WA 98226
If you do not know the group’s number, you can look it up HERE.
For 7th Tradition Checks to District 46, please write your group and/or group number on the check and address it to:
P.O. Box 484
Anacortes, WA. 98221