District 7 Monthly Business Meeting December 8

We have lots to be thankful for since we’ve “come out of the cold of active alcoholism” and into the light of sobriety, fellowship, and service. Join us in District Service and help others through 12th Step work in Ulster County.

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Wednesday, December 8 at  7p

We have lots to be thankful for since we’ve “come out of the cold of active alcoholism” and into the warmth of sobriety, fellowship, and service.

Join us in District Service and help others through 12th Step work in Ulster County.

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5833742038?pwd=RXMzT2Rzais2dEE1ZkQ2NkQrZ05wdz09

Dial-in: (646) 558-8656; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 583 374 2038
Password: D7zoom

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, treasury reports, and other flyers.

We’ll show you how we’re reaching other alcoholics in Ulster County through committees focusing on the professional community, public information, treatment, corrections, and accessibility.

District 7 meets via video conference call from 7-8:30 pm monthly on the second Wednesday. All are welcome and invited to join in!

Agenda, meeting minutes, flyers and the like can be found under the Meetings & Forms tab.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting November 10

Bring it together and give thanks – thanks for another sober day – by sharing your experience, strength and hope with others through District Service. Find out how you can help others through 12th Step work beyond your Home Group (or bring them along, too). 

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Wednesday, November 10 at  7p

Bring it together and give thanks – thanks for another sober day – by sharing your experience, strength, and hope with others through District Service. Find out how you can help others through 12th Step work beyond your Home Group (or bring them along, too).

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5833742038?pwd=RXMzT2Rzais2dEE1ZkQ2NkQrZ05wdz09

Dial-in: (646) 558-8656; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 583 374 2038
Password: D7zoom

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, treasury reports, and other flyers.

We’ll show you how we’re reaching other alcoholics in Ulster County through committees focusing on the professional community, public information, treatment, corrections, and accessibility. You can be a part of this work, too!
District 7 meets via video conference call from 7-8:30pm monthly on the second Wednesday. All are welcome and invited to join in!

Agenda, meeting minutes, flyers and the like can be found under the Meetings & Forms tab.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting October 13

When drinking, our lives resembled smashed pumpkins. But no more! Find out how you can help others keep it together through a Program of Recovery — working with others, carrying the message of hope, sharing our experiences.

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Wednesday, October 13 at  7p

When drinking, our lives resembled smashed pumpkins. But no more! Find out how you can help others keep it together through a Program of Recovery — working with others, carrying the message of hope, sharing our experiences.

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5833742038?pwd=RXMzT2Rzais2dEE1ZkQ2NkQrZ05wdz09

Dial-in: (646) 558-8656; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 583 374 2038
Password: D7zoom

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, treasury reports, and other flyers.

Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help. We’ll show you how: work with others on committees like cooperating with the professional community, public information, treatment, accessibility, and answering service.

District 7 meets via video conference call from 7-8:30 pm monthly on the second Wednesday. All are welcome and invited to join in!

Agenda, meeting minutes, flyers and the like can be found under the Meetings & Forms tab.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting September 14

Trudge the Road to Happy Destiny together. Find out how you can share the Joy of Recovery through the Joy of Service. Attend the District 7 business meeting on September 9.

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Wednesday, September 14 at  7p

Trudge the Road to Happy Destiny together. Find out how you can share the Joy of Recovery through the Joy of Service. Attend the District 7 business meeting on September 914

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5833742038?pwd=RXMzT2Rzais2dEE1ZkQ2NkQrZ05wdz09

Dial-in: (646) 558-8656; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 583 374 2038
Password: D7zoom

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, treasury reports, and other flyers.

12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help. We’ll show you how: work with others on committees like public information, treatment, accessibility, and answering service.

District 7 meets via video conference call from 7-8:30 pm monthly on the third Wednesday. All are welcome and invited to join in!

Agenda, meeting minutes, flyers, and the like can be found under the Meetings & Forms tab.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting August 11

This Program of Recovery outlined in the Big Book is a “WE” Program. Find out how you can do it together with others on fire for Service. You too can carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic.

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Wednesday, August 11 at  7p

This Program of Recovery outlined in the Big Book is a “WE” Program. Find out how you can do it together with others on fire for Service. You too can carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic.

Join the District 7 monthly call-in on August 11. Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help. We’ll show you how: work with others on committees like public information, treatment, accessibility and answering service.

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5833742038?pwd=RXMzT2Rzais2dEE1ZkQ2NkQrZ05wdz09

Dial-in: (646) 558-8656; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 583 374 2038
Password: D7zoom

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, treasury reports, and other flyers.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting July 14

Freedom from alcohol is rooted in Service. Find out how you can carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic. Join the District 7 monthly call-in on July 8. Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help. We need you – THEY need you!

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Wednesday, July 14 at  7p

Freedom from alcohol is rooted in Service. Find out how you can carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic. Join the District 7 monthly call-in on July 14. Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help. We need you – THEY need you!

 

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3812330843?pwd=YU4vblp5aEg1NVJIb2dnRTBVS3lvdz09

Dial-in: (929) 205-6099; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 381 233 0843
Password: 04082020

Check here for agenda, meeting minutes, flyers and other important info.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting June 9

Find your way to service…Join the call-in to District 7’s monthly business meeting on June 10. Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help carry the message to the next suffering alcoholic.

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Wednesday, June 9 at  7p

Find your way to service…Join the call-in to District 7’s monthly business meeting on June 9. Find out more about 12th Step work being done in Ulster County and how you can help carry the message to the next suffering alcoholic. This is the stuff that keeps us sober!

For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3812330843?pwd=YU4vblp5aEg1NVJIb2dnRTBVS3lvdz09

Dial-in: (929) 205-6099; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 381 233 0843
Password: 04082020

Agenda, meeting minutes, flyers, and the like can be found under the Meetings & Forms tab.

District 7 Monthly Business Meeting May 12

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Get involved with carrying the message throughout Kingston and Ulster County region. Check out District 7’s monthly business meeting at 7p online (“Doors” open at 6:45p for brief fellowship.) Meeting lasts approximately 1.5 hours. All GSRs and members are encouraged to attend. For more information, email District 7 DCM Shane. 

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3812330843?pwd=YU4vblp5aEg1NVJIb2dnRTBVS3lvdz09

Dial-in: (929) 205-6099; then enter the passcode when prompted.
Meeting ID: 381 233 0843
Password: 04082020

District 7 October Meeting Minutes

Minutes of District 7 Meeting –   October 14th 2020

Open with Serenity Prayer

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

DCM Report: Upcoming Events are listed on the www.aahmbny.org under the events tab

  • 10/17: Area 48 Voting Assembly 9:30-3:30pm with a breakout room about the Traditions.  The area is looking for a spiritual bouncer for the entire event and will bring this up at new business.

  • 10/30-10/31: Area 48: 70th Annual Convention register at www.aahmbny.org to register for zoom link.

  • 10/31: District 3 Halloween Dance

  • New Positions being taken over for District 7

  • Review the Proposals for Voting Assembly: go over in depth for our district’s group conscience.https://aahmbny.org/proposals-for-fall-assembly-proposed-2021-budget/

Secretary’s Report: Accepted as written.  If you have any questions or corrections email them to district7secretary@aahmbny.org

Treasurer’s Report: See Attached Report. Here’s the District PayPal link in case anyone would like to make a contribution:  paypal.me/HMBDistrict7

Accessibility Report: The future of AA with Hybrid Meetings (Zoom and In-person meetings running at the same time).  How to be self-supporting with this new technology hardware?  How are we accessing the Blind and Deaf Communities and how technology is helping with that? Please update anything with Accessibilities for your changes in your groups meeting with the change form for our Area https://aahmbny.org/new-group-form-group-change-form/

GSR Reports:

Martha – The Saturday Morning After: Nothing to report- status quo, staying with the Zoom format.

MaryJo – Serenity at the Center: Full attendance, strong membership- staying on Zoom, it is helping those who have relocated to stay together with the group.

Becky – High Falls Woman’s Meeting: Nothing new, staying on Zoom.  Our Business meeting is next week, and will have more to report then. They have modified their zoom meeting to encourage people to come early to hang out by opening their meeting 15 minutes before and after to encourage fellowshipping.

Marie – Just for Today: In person meetings are doing really well, lots of newcomers, they are enjoying being outdoors as a group.

Sharon – Primary Purpose Group: Meets on Tuesday Nights at 7pm in person at 90 Millers Lane in Kingston.  It is a Big Book Meeting and a Foundations Meeting for steps 1-3 for newcomers

Sharon – Also representing The Kingston Woman’s Group: Doing a Hybrid of in person at St. James and on Zoom at the same time.  Membership is about the same.  Also registered the new meeting with the Area Registrar.

Shawn – Kingston Originals: Upstairs at Church of the Comforter.  Bring your own chair, social distancing, masks and contact tracing by the greeter.  Everyone has been cooperative.

Scott – Sunrisers: 7am daily full zoom.  Had our business meeting last Saturday where they discussed how they could possibly go back inside of the church and how to follow the church’s rules.  Have not made a decision yet, at this point they will continue with Zoom. They are getting about 30 people a day.

Tracy – New Living Sober: sending half of their treasury to GSO.

Grapevine Report: attended a Grapevine meeting put on by GSO where people all over the country attend.  It meets the second Tuesday of every month. Go to the following link for more information: https://aahmbny.org/grapevine-story-hour-2/

OLD BUSINESS:  Discussion about the Kingston Mayor’s Office to potentially use a municipal building to host AA meetings. Becky confirmed that she would do more research on this.

NEW BUSINESS: We now have two new members to step into service positions at District 7: Celia for Bridging the Gap and Shawn for Alternate DCM.

Voting for District’s Group Conscience for the Upcoming Area Voting Assembly:

Proposal One: Not to print the books at this time but a trifold meeting sheet instead-PASSED

Proposal Two: Prudent Reserve Formula for the Area-PASSED

Proposal Three: Adding a Virtual District Area 48- Discussion that came up with this proposal: Do you need a physical address to be a part of GSO? You can Register with GSO and they will give you a group number: all they need is a contact person. Vote: (6) Yes-(3)Opposed-(2)Obstained

Motion to extend meeting to 8:15pm

Proposal Four:Revise Area Service Manual-PASSED

Proposal Five: Separate the the service positions Area Chair and Alternate Delegate-PASSED

Meeting closed at 8:20 PM with Responsibility Pledge

Attached Documents:

  • Area 48 October Newsletter

  • Area 48 Fall Voting Assembly Minutes

  • September 2020 Treasurer’s Report

  • 2021 Area 48 Events Calendar

UPCOMING THINGS TO NOTE: 

District 7 November Business Meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month): November 11th, 2020 07:00 PM EST. Email district7secretary@aahmbny.org for login information.

In love & service, Eileen H., District 7 Secretary

2020 August Minutes: District 7

Minutes of District 7 Meeting – 8/13/2020

Open with Serenity Prayer

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

DCM Report: Not in Attendance

Alt-DCM Report: Nothing new to report

Corrections Report: Area 48 will be putting on a corrections workshop on September 24th, 6:30pm-8pm (see attached Area 48-August Newsletter for flyer and details) It will be held virtually: go to the aahmbny.org website, under events to join the link to this event.  Kathy Durand who is the regional volunteer DOC coordinator will be participating.

Was notified that Corrections Chairs  were able to get literature into all but 5 State Facilities recently.  No in person meetings at this time, but family members and visitors are now allowed into the facilities, so maybe bringing meetings will start to happen soon.

Secretary’s Report: Accepted as written.  If you have any questions or corrections email them to district7secretary@aahmbny.org

Treasurer’s Report: See Attached.

Accessibility Report: hearing about more face to face meetings opening up

Alt-Area Chair: here to hear how the group conscience goes for the topic of the breakout room for the October Voting Assembly is also the functions chair for the Area.

News to report from the Area:

  • Prodigal Sons is donating Spanish Literature to the Ulster County Jail it was approved to be sent in

  • All events for the rest of the year will be held virtually

  • Our Area Convention date has been moved to OCt 30 and 31 (see attached Area 48-August Newsletter for flyer) GSO is holding their NERF (North Eastern Regional Forum) to the first weekend in November when we were going to have our Area Convention.

  • Tha Ad-hoc Committee for the Thanksgiving event has decided not to have it in person.  Thinking about possibly having a virtual event that day instead and would like to have a speaker from each of the districts (7, 15 & 16) to participate.  Looking for help for making this happen.

  • Benedictine is closed to outside groups, in terms of our holiday Alka-thons hopefully we can host virtual Speaker Jams instead.

GSR Reports:

Ted – Kingston Originals: decided to start outside meetings on Sundays at 7pm instead of at 7:30pm.  It is bring your own chairs and coffee.  Committed to being safe and they are not doing their Friday meeting in person that will still be on Zoom at 7:30pm.

Tracy –  request from the Alt Area Chair that the Answering Service is in desperate need of Spanish speaking members to volunteer.

Mary – Alt DCM-  wanted to report that she had tried to enter several zoom meetings that previous week and no one was in them.  If your group is changing any information please use the area change form: https://aahmbny.org/new-group-form-group-change-form/

Marie – Just for Today: continuing with our Zoom meeting, attendance is good, started using the free NYC Intergroup Zoom Account and updated all of the information on the aahmbny.org website.  We have decided to announce that our 7th Tradition be mailed to our Treasurer’s house.  Still waiting to hear from the church about when we can do in person meetings.  We plan to have a 6pm in person meeting and still have the 730 meeting on Zoom.

Martha – Saturday Morning After: Staying on Zoom.  Had a question: will in person meetings do contract tracing?  Other GSRs shared that their groups are: some say it’s voluntary and others have been required to do so by their landlords and if the landlords set the requirements then it keeps AA out of the controversy. In terms of contract tracing you do not have to say you are an AA group, but instead a book club, etc.

Kim – Sunrisers: is also using the free zoom hosting provided by NYC Intergroup and wants to know how to change information on the aahmbny.org website (see link in above Alt DCM report)

MaryJo – Serenity at the Center: happy to be here- group is continuing on zoom and fellowshiping on zoom afterwards.  The group has discussed meeting in person but for now will continue on zoom.

Clara – Sobriety First Kingston: meeting is not meeting at all since the shutdown.  Feeling disconnected, looking for opportunities to do service and to stay connected.

OLD BUSINESS:  We had to vote on the topic for the breakout room session that our District was hosting for the Fall Voting Assembly in October (see flyer in attached Area 48 August Newsletter). Our functions chair came up with the three following topics:

1.  “Your Connection is Unstable”: Staying Connected in a Virtual World

(4) Person Panel Discussion: Hitting 90 Days in Quarantine, Making Meetings, Prayer and Spiritual Connection, Sponsorship

 2. “Lessons Learned”:A Panel Discussion on Using the Traditions Today

(3) Person Panel: Using the Past as a Tool (1,2,3, Washingtonians, Rule 62 etc.), Sticking to our Primary Purpose and Refraining from Outside Issues (5&10),Adapting to Now (4,5,6,11,12)

3. “Practicing Principles in ALL of our Affairs”: A Panel Discussion on a Program for Life

(3) Person Panel: Steps (12 Spiritual Principles), Traditions (12 Spiritual Principles), Concepts (18 Spiritual Principles)

There was some fun lively debate about these great topics and the group unanimously agreed on Topic Number 2!

Meeting closed at 7:40 PM with Responsibility Pledge

Attached Documents:

  • Letter from GSO

  • Area 48 August Newsletter

  • Upcoming Area Events and a note from our Area Chair

  • Treasurer’s Report

UPCOMING THINGS TO NOTE:

Our next District 7 Business Meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month):  September 9th, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)