2023 April Group Conscience minutes

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2023 April Group Conscience minutes

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April 26, 2023 Women’s Group Conscience

Meeting begins at 10am
Present: Elke, Martha, Adrienne, Margalo, Colleen, Lizzie, Jennie, Wendy, Deb

Martha opens meeting with a moment of silence and the serenity prayer

1. Adrienne (GSC rep) reports on GSC. Anyone interested can read GSC notes here: viewforum.php?f=2&sid=7baf1a05d33f33024f3b937cb674652a

2. Discussion of sober time needed to chair.
Martha had shared a link in WhatsApp to a meeting leader/etiquette guide available here (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7) that has been adopted, with perhaps a few modifications, by both OOMG and EGGA.

Adrienne: has not read the guide. She and Erin talked, both like the idea of requiring 90 days to lead, 30 days to sub. Important for meeting leaders to be solid in recovery, learn zoom controls, how to gently redirect people whose shares are going off-topic or are triggering people, etc.

Colleen: Did read the guide and felt like it was vague and inconclusive. Would’ve gone with 30 days herself but the 90-30 reasoning makes sense. What if the only people who show up for a meeting have less than 30 days?

Adrienne: Showed up late for a meeting recently where there were 3 people (one w/2 weeks sobriety, 2 people coming out of relapse) and a troll. No one had host key, no one knew what to do or what to say. It was scary and unnerving to walk into that situation.

Colleen: Has happened at this meeting where I had the format but had an incorrect host key.

It was pointed out that in the description of the women’s WhatsApp there's a link to the Group Conscience page, which has a link to the Tuesday night script, which is also used by Wednesday and Friday meetings with minor adjustments. The host key is in the script at the top.

Adrienne moves to require 90 days to lead, 30 days to step in to cover, Colleen seconds.
No further discussion.
Adrienne moves to call the question, Wendy seconds.
Motion carries with no opposition

Martha suggests folks read the handbook and we can discuss other provisions next month, including the idea of discussing having co-hosts to help mind the door, greet newcomers.

Meeting adjourned at 10:25
Closes with responsibility statement
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