District Committee Meeting Agenda – May 9, 2019
Read “Why Do We Need a Conference?” p. S20 The A.A. Service Manual
Introductions: Name, homegroup, why you’re here (GSR, Alternate, Committee Chair, AA Member)
Welcome New GSRs/Alt GSRs: Please see DCM, Alt DCM, or LCM after the meeting so we can get you registered and signed up for emails & text notifications.
Volunteer for Stack Keeper* / Time Keeper
Approval of Minutes (available on nc23.org)
Treasurer's Report (presented quarterly)
Committee Report Highlights, Service Needs, or Budget Needs (approximately 2 minutes)
(Standard committee reports are in this document.)
CPC/PI, CFC, GV, Special Events, Accessibilities, TFC, Website
Celebrations, concerns, ideas for District, comments on committee reports or questions.
Alt DCM Report
- Accessibilities chair open
- Grapevine rep open
- Suggestions to area regarding ways to use $18,000.
- Live and Let Live brought forward to motions.
- (1) That District 23 establish a committee to investigate the possibility and process and potential locations for a central office for Greensboro and neighboring areas.
- (2) That the district recommend to Area 51 that the excess funds be spent to reduce the cost of GSRs attending assemblies, including potential renegotiation of contracts with the Hilton Raleigh North Hills to remove or reduce the room block requirement as well as acquiring a location for future years that does not require a substantial room block.
Adjourn with Responsibility Statement
Website & Tech:
- 5,060 sessions by 2,237 users for an average duration of 2:06 minutes. 74.5% of traffic is on phones.
- How do people get to our site? (source & # of sessions)
- google / organic 2,835
- nc23.org / direct 1,598
- aagreensboronc.com / referral 373
- bing / organic 82
- yahoo / organic 79
- unityclubgso.org / referral 26
- aa.org / referral 12
- uncg.instructure.com / referral 6
- m.facebook.com / referral 5
- Text Notifications: 25 trusted servants are signed up for text notifications about district meetings.
- Email List: 258 subscribers are receiving notifications about website updates
How the District 23 Committee Meeting Operates
(Adapted from HOW THE CONFERENCE OPERATES)
Generally speaking, we loosely follow Robert’s Rules of Order and, with any luck, the whole meeting proceeds on as informal a basis as possible.
General Rules of Debate:
- People who wish to speak raise their hand to be recognized by the stack keeper*.
- Voting is by a show of hands for or against a motion.
Examples of the Process:
- Motion made >> Motion seconded >> Discussion >> Vote >> Motion passes >> Minority opinion requested
- Motion made >> Motion seconded >> Discussion >> Vote >> Motion fails >> Minority opinion requested >> Request to reconsider motion made >> Request to reconsider seconded >> Vote >> Reconsider gets greater than 50% >> Discussion resumes >> Vote >> Motion passes or fails (no further reconsideration)
- All matters of policy require substantial unanimity - or a two-thirds vote.
- After the establishment of rejection of any matter of policy by a two-thirds vote, the non-prevailing side will always be given the opportunity to speak to its opposition. There is no rebuttal.
Request to Reconsider:
- Must be made in the form of a motion by someone who had voted with the prevailing side and now, after further consideration, wishes to change their vote.
- Requires a second from any voting member.
- Requires only a simple majority to cause reconsideration. If passed, full debate, pro and con, is resumed on the action.
- No action may be reconsidered twice.
*Stack Keeper: One group participant needs to fill the role of the Stack Keeper. The Stack Keeper needs a pen and paper. “The Stack” is the order of participants who are speaking. If a participant raises their hand to say something, the Stack Keeper puts their name at the bottom of stack list. When the person at the top of Stack has finished speaking, the Stack Keeper crosses their name off and announces the next speaker. Thus, the Stack Keeper is the person responsible for identifying who speaks and when. The Stack Keeper must constantly be paying attention and looking around the room to see who wants to speak. In addition to these duties, the Stack Keeper may also contribute normally to the discussion.