July 16, 2022 | Intergroup Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Meeting Agenda

1. Roll Call – Secretary

1.1 Intergroup Members

Chris G.Cedar Valley – Saturday
Rich RFt. Dodge – Monday
Don SAt-Large
Andy WDecorah
Jim JDecorah alt
Larry TIowa City – Wednesday
   Aaron VOnline Content Coordinator  (non-voting)
VacantDavenport, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Valley (Tue)

1.2 Introduction of any new members or guests

2. Call to Order and Opening – Chair

2.1 Request for volunteers to read the following:

Step – 

Tradition – 

Service Concept – 

Code Of conduct – 

2.2 After a moment of silence, the Serenity Prayer, read by all:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

2.3 Reading of Step, Tradition, and Service Concept of the Month 

2.3.1 Step:  Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

2.3.2 Tradition: Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

2.3.3 SAA (draft) Service Concept:The Bylaws of the International Service Organization is a legal instrument, empowering the Board of Trustees to manage and conduct international service. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies for its effectiveness upon the spirituality of our program, the principles of our traditions, and the willingness of groups and members to support the ISO financially.

2.3.4 Code of Conduct – 

  • Committed to service and being guided by the Twelve Traditions of SAA and the Twelve Concepts for World Service (A.A.)
  • Successful in SAA recovery
  • Open-minded
  • Respectful of all and willing to hear all views
  • Supportive of the Group Conscience
  • Accountable to service groups and to the fellowship
  • Approachable
  • Courteous and well-mannered.

2.4 The Iowa SAA Intergroup Purpose Statement, read by all:

“To support the member meetings and the still suffering addict.”

3. Adoption of Agenda 

4. Approval/Acceptance of Minutes

5. Reports

5.1 Treasurer: Rich R  

  • Reminder: We have a Venmo account:  iowa-intergroup

5.2 Area 26: Chris G (Advocate) / Don S (Delegate)

5.3 Outreach: Rich R / Chris G

5.4 Online content/presence: Aaron

  • See New business

6. Old Business

6.1 2022 event planning

  • Fall retreat (The weekend of Oct 21-23 at Pilgrim Heights)
  • need save the date w/ basic info to share out

6.2 Intergroup Annual Report – Chris G

  • Identify next steps and timing

7. New Business

7.1 Online presence topics (Aaron)

  • ref: attached GDoc

8 Updates and Announcements

8.1  Next meeting:  TBD

8.2  Upcoming International SAA Conference

Oct 7-8 2022 in Houston, TX

https://saa-iso.org/ (HIDDEN)

9 Adjourn 

Minutes

  1. Roll Call – Secretary
    1.1 Intergroup Members

1.2 Introduction of any new members or guests

  1. Call to Order and Opening – Chair: 9:04am
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Approval/Acceptance of Minutes
  4. Reports
    5.1 Treasurer: Rich R
    Reminder: We have a Venmo account: iowa-intergroup
    current balance 1118.21
    Recent inbound donations: 40 from IC, 220 from CV Tuesday
    5.2 Area 26: Chris G (Advocate) / Don S (Delegate)
    Need to setup meeting to elect Area Delegate for upcoming service year.
    5.3 Outreach: Rich R / Chris G
    Nothing new.
    5.4 Online content/presence: Aaron
    See New business
  5. Old Business
    6.1 2022 event planning
    Fall retreat (The weekend of Oct 21-23 at Pilgrim Heights)
    need save the date w/ basic info to share out
    Larry/Chris tag team the save the date communication
    check for flyer that Don put together back in August

6.2 Intergroup Annual Report – Chris G
Identify next steps and timing
Chris to check with Andy.
Rich to help provide financials.

  1. New Business
    7.1 Online presence topics (Aaron)
    ref: attached GDoc
    Jim J. motion: Adopt iowasaa.org as our new primary domain name. Larry seconds.
    Current domain will remain active.
    Motion passed unanimously.
    Rich to assist reimbursement
    custom info@iowasaa.org address would be good idea. Feels more “legit” than having our current intergroup gmail.
    no decision on this for now, can address when we decide on hosting.
    Will continue to discuss hosting options into the future.
    Website content next steps
    Jim/Don to assist with first pass of content ideas
    Live workshopping by the whole intergroup
    Setup separate meeting for this
    Don/Jim/Aaron to align first then we will set a date
    7.2 CPCC (Communication with professional community coordinator) (Jim)
    Looking to jumpstart CPCC efforts post-covid
    Phillip (ISO) suggests starting with “carry the message” webinar
    Review ISO resources/assistance available to us
    Support for physical conferences (IPA, etc.)
    Those interested should communicate their availability to Jim J. by this coming Monday so he can schedule with Phillip.
    Larry, Aaron, Chris interested in joining

8 Updates and Announcements
8.1 Next meeting: August 13th @ 9AM
8.2 Upcoming International SAA Conference
Oct 7-8 2022 in Houston, TX
https://saa-iso.org/ (REMOVED)
9 Adjourn

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