Meeting Minutes August 2018

Valleywide Hospitals and Institutions Meeting Minutes
Central Church, A United Methodist Community East Dining Room
1875 North Central Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85004
Website: www.vwhi.org
Wednesday August 8, 2018

Open:
Serenity Prayer @ 7:04 PM
Reading of the 8thTradition
Introduction of the new H&I Home Group Reps WELCOME ALL
*Homegroup reps: Listen for service opportunities that are relevent to your homegroup and bring the opportunities back to your meeting to find people who might be interested in being of service.

Announcement from the Chair: Aaron D. | chairperson@vwhi.org
This Valleywide H&I Monthly Business Meeting is different than meetings that we find in the AA Meetings Lists and Directories. Typical AA meetings are scheduled to last one hour. Business meetings are conducted by committees adn we typically meet until the business is done. Please realize that the purpose of our Steering Committee is to focus on what ways we might conduct pertinent business in an effecient manner.
Katy chairing for Aaron.
Will be presenting Bid for 2019 Corrections Conference
STEERING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
CO CHAIRPERSON: JJ | co_chairperson@vwhi.org
Katy read JJ report. SRI round up this weekend: Friday Saturday and Sunday. Please announce at your homegroups – H&I is looking for people want to be of service! Area 3 service assembly is Aug 17, 18 and 19 at Arizona Golf Resort at Power and Broadway in Mesa. District 8 is sponsoring 40 members of AA who are interested in finding out what general service is about to attend the assembly that weekend. Lunch is included.

SECRETARY: Katy | secretary@vwhi.org
Skip Minutes till next month.

TREASURER: Dennis | treasurer@vwhi.org
Katy accidentally skipped Dennis!

LITERATURE: Keith | literature@vwhi.org
We have been getting real low on funds. Lots of Big Books and SRI Directions
$2880.40 on Big Books. Order date is August 29th.

AWARENESS DAY: OPEN | awareness_day@vwhi.org

WEB SERVANT: Eric F. | webservant@vwhi.org
Stats 623 visited website with last couple of days. Coordinators – let Eric know if you are not getting emails.

TREATMENT COORDINATOR: Tom | treatment_chair@vwhi.org

CORRECTIONS COORDINATOR: Bootsie | corrections_coordinator@vwhi.org
Not here

SERVICE LIAISON: OPEN | service_liaison@vwhi.org

OLD BUSINESS:
1) Newly elected positions:
• Robert is Lewis Coordinator
• Daniel is Treatment Center Coordinator
• Towers, Durango and Estrella are now one position – Shawna is the coordinator
2) Open positions:
Treatment Center Chair (member of steering committee): this position attends the H&I business meeting on the second Wednesday of every month and the H&I steering committee meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The Treatment Center Chair communicates with the 6 treatment center coordinators (hospitals east, hospitals west, treatment centers, community bridges west, community bridges east, and spanish) to ensure all meetings are chaired, speakers are provided, meetings have literature and helps ensure the message of AA is carried to the confined alcoholic in treatment centers. This position coordinates with the Volunteer Coordinator to help homegroup reps fill service opportunities in treatment centers.

Tom Sobriety Date 2/14/2002
Ivy 6/27/18
Tracey 3/13/18
*Katy called for a vote – Tom is elected.

Awareness Day Chair (member of steering committee): this position attends the H&I business meeting on the second Wednesday of every month and the H&I steering committee meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The Awareness Day Chair is an events coordinator who is responsible for two events per year: Awareness Day in the fall and Awareness Day in the spring. This position will create a committee to help with Awareness Day (with support of the steering committee of course!) and holds an additional monthly meeting for the H&I Awareness Day committee. There are lots of resources for this position.

Patricia stood for position however body did not make motion to overlook sobriety requirements.

Service Liaison (member of steering committee): this position attends the H&I business meeting on the second Wednesday of every month and the H&I steering committee meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This position directs requests from the public to the appropriate H&I chairperson or coordinator. This person mostly deals with emails and phone calls, directing questions and requests to the right person.
Tracey stood. Motion made to elect Tracey by acclimation. Motion carries.
*any old business from the floor?

NEW BUSINESS:
No new business.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
NOTE:
In even months reports from Hospitals and Treatment will be presented.
In odd Months Corrections and Prisons will present their reports.

HOSPITALS EAST: Aaron D. | hospitals_east@vwhi.org
Not present no report

HOSPITALS WEST: Morgan | hospitals_west@vwhi.org
Nothing new but could be in future

TREATMENT CENTERS: Daniel | treatment_centers@vwhi.org
Trying to get a list if you have a Meeting to a Treatment Centers.

COMMUNITY BRIDGES WEST: Matt | community_bridges_west@vwhi.org
Not here

COMMUNITY BRIDGES EAST: Georgia | community_bridges_east@vwhi.org
Marianne from Road to Recovry has been taking Meetings and coordinating literature; has not been able to get a hold of Georgia. Katy spoke to Marianne after meeting, will bring up at Steering Committee.

MCSO: Shawna | mcso_liaison@vwhi.org
Training Dates Tues 21 from 3:30-6:30 PM Lower Buckeye

SPANISH: Salvadore A. | spanish_coordinator@vwhi.org
Visited Bridget Mack put new application for 3 people in which 2 are renewals. Waiting for opening Phoenix West. Waiting on Authorization

DURANGO & TOWERS – ESTELLA: Shawna | durango_jail@vwhi.org or towers_tents_estrella@vwhi.org (not reporting)
LOWER BUCKEYE – 4TH AVENUE: Aaron B. | lower_buckeye_fourth_ave_jails@vwhi.org (not reporting)
PHOENIX WEST: August | phoenix_west_prison@vwhi.org (not reporting)
FEDERAL CORRECTIONS: Nancy | federal_corrections@vwhi.org (not reporting)
ALHAMBRA: Tony | alhambra_prison@vwhi.org (not reporting)
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS: Bre | juvenile_corrections@vwhi.org (not reporting)
LEWIS: Robert | lewis_prison@vwhi.org (not reporting)
FLORENCE: John | florence_prisons@vwhi.org (not reporting)
PERRYVILLE: (open) | perryville_prison@vwhi.org (not reporting)
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Laura | newcomer_liaison@vwhi.org
Not here

BRIDGE THE GAP: Ashley | bridging_the_gap@vwhi.org
BTG connects people just leaving institutions with active members of AA who can take them to meetings within the first 48 hours.
6 calls in July 4 Pre release everything was filled
Head of Tucson Bridge the Gap at last meeting
Workshop from 1-3 on Sun Sep 30 FREE FOOD!!!!
AREA 08: Aaron B. | district08_liaison@vwhi.org
Debbie did report

INTERGROUPS
SPANISH: Guadalupe | hispanic_intergroup@vwhi.org
Robert for Guadalupe H&I Intergroup $1866.17

AGUA FRIA: George | afi_liaison@vwhi.org
35 Anniversary held Sep 22 in Peoria Tickets are available either on line or thru AFI Members
GRAND PRIZE Quilt and Barbecue
Thanksgiving 1:15-3:30 need food donations to support call office or go to aawestphoenix.org
AFI Webstite upgraded
Kay took call from Lauri at Tbird

EAST VALLEY: Amy | evi_liaison@vwhi.org
Payson Round Up
Mesa Round Up
Prescott Round Up Aug 31
Sep 1 at EVI Sponsorship Workshop

SALT RIVER: Sandra | sri_liaison@vwhi.org
Not here

CLOSE:
BIRTHDAYS 8:13 PM Close
RESPONSIBILITY DECLARATION East