GSR Terry Z. opened the meeting at 8:35am and led the group in The Serenity Prayer and the reading of the 11th Tradition.
II. Herb S. asked if there were any corrections to the November minutes. There being no corrections, Herb asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting as submitted. Mary moved the minutes be so accepted, Fred seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
III. Treasurer’s Report. Ashley, by proxy, gave the November report (see attached). She asked if we should contribute to the District, GSO and Area now or wait until March, given that our balance above the prudent reserve is low. Fred moved that we wait until March. Mary seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Terry asked for a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Herb so moved. Keri seconded and it passed unanimously.
IV. GSR Report. Terry complimented the GSRs who attended the December 16 meeting for the dedication of their service. He further reported that:
a. The district is still exploring when and how district meetings can resume physically at the Elk's Club in West Haven. Hybrid meetings, combining Zoom and physical presence, are a possibility.
b. Discussions about the redistricting of District 4 are ongoing. Registering GSRs are a problem because no-one really knows what groups in the area are now meeting, given that some groups discontinued during Covid and some new groups started. It was suggested that our members announce at the meetings they go to that GSRs should make themselves known to the district by way of the District4 website, https://ct-aa.org/district-4-2/, and that groups currently without GSRs should elect them.
Herb moved the report be accepted. Alice seconded the motion and is passed unanimously.
V. Coins & Books Report. Kerri reported that she has coins to give out and that books are coming. She asked for suggestions of the best way to get the addresses of anniversary celebrants so she can get them coins. It was suggested that the Chairperson’s script be changed to include a line asking celebrants to put their physical address in a private chat to the Chairperson or Keri if she is present, if they would like a coin. The suggestion was accepted by acclimation without dissention. It was suggested that a new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, be created that would forward books and coins information to Keri. The suggestion was accepted by acclimation without dissention. Alice moved that a new list, without password protection, be added to the website that would include just names and anniversaries. Sue seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Herb suggested that a suggestion be added to the Chairperson’s script that members who wish can add their names to that the anniversary list by way of the form on the website. The suggestion was accepted by acclimation without dissention.
VI. Service Chair Report. Jeff reported that the service commitments are all going smoothly.
VII. Grapevine Report. Mary reported that she has subscribed to the online version of the Grapevine but has not had the monthly issues added to the website because of copyright concerns. Discussion ensued and Dan volunteered to investigate the issue and report back to the group next month. Terry moved we table the issue until the next meeting. Herb seconded thee motion and it passed unanimously.
VII. Old Business. There was no old business.
VIII. New Business: There was no new business.
Fred moved the meeting adjourn. Sue seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Herb S., Secretary.
December 2021 Early Morning Zoomers Treasurer’s Report
Previous Balance: $779.67
Prudent Reserve: 600