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 | PO Box 80126, Phoenix, 85060 | Wednesday December 11, 2019
Reading of the Concept
Introduction of the new VWHI Home Group Reps
Home group reps: Welcome! Listen for service opportunities that are relevant to your home group and bring the opportunities back to your home group to find people who might be interested in being of service. Be sure to sign-in on the sheet that’s being passed around so we have your name, home group and contact info. Please familiarize yourself with the VWHI bylaws – find them at the Reports & Docs tab on vwhi.org.
Announcement from the Chair: Aaron D. | email@example.com
This Valleywide H&I Monthly Business Meeting lasts one hour and 15 minutes. We ask that you stay until the end to show respect to the Intergroups who give their reports at the end of this meeting.
STEERING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
CO CHAIRPERSON: JJ | firstname.lastname@example.org Awareness Day went well. $$ report will be given at the next meeting.
SECRETARY: Katy | email@example.com
Sorry I can’t be there! Congrats to JJ, Kolby and Awareness Day committee for a great event! Wishing you all a very happy holiday 🙂 Katy participated via phone from out of town.
TREASURER: Dennis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought two reports: from last month and this month. Created a budget for $85,000; we are at $87,000 with a month to go. We spent $76,000 on literature up to November, which was probably another $12-15,000.
LITERATURE: Keith | email@example.com
Sent his report to JJ. $6996.60 on 1,030 BB and 12×12 in November. Collected $72,500 in first three quarters of the year.
Thanks everyone for his service.
AWARENESS DAY: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB SERVANT: Eric F. | email@example.com
Thanked everyone for 2 years of service. Steering Committee approved November minutes; they are on the Web site. 479 unique visitors to the Web site.
TREATMENT CHAIR: Open | firstname.lastname@example.org
CORRECTIONS CHAIR: Bootsie | email@example.com Found a Perryville coordinator.
SERVICE LIAISON: Tracey M. | firstname.lastname@example.org Thanked everyone for the last 8 years. She is rotating out.
MCSO: Shawna | email@example.com
Ruth L.: Alternate Delegate for Area 87 (Canada). Came in Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Shawna and Fred took her to Estrella. Wonderful visit; she spoke many places. Bridget Mack from MCSO: MOSAIC program to stay as-is. Meeting Monday 11:30 at Estrella was dark for months, now have two males going in and three people awaiting their badges will be able to rotate.
Shawna thanked everyone for her years of service.
1) Open Coordinator positions:
Lewis Coordinator (coordinator position; 2 year commitment – until December 2020;
2 year sobriety requirement; 1 year H&I experience preferred)
Juvenile Corrections Coordinator (coordinator position; 2 year commitment – until
December 2020; 2 year sobriety requirement; 1 year H&I experience preferred; must be able to obtain fingerprint card)
Phoenix West Coordinator (coordinator position; 2 year commitment – until December 2020; 2 year sobriety requirement; 1 year H&I experience preferred)
2) Steering Committee Elections:
- Katy: elected
- Dennis nominated by Tracey Co-Chair
- Kolby: elected
- Dennis nominated by Tracey; he declined the nomination
- Fred nominated by Shawna; he declined the nomination
- Samantha: not here
- Harold: declined nomination
- Kristen: nominated by JJ; elected by acclimation Treasurer
- Eric F.: elected by acclimation
- Joe: declined nomination Literature Chair
◦ Billy Q: elected by acclimation
Awareness Day Chair
◦ Kolby elected as co-chair; no longer available to stand ◦ OPEN
Website Servant/Technology Chair
◦ Adam: elected by acclimation
◦ Joe: elected by acclimation
- Dennis withdrew
- Bootsie nominated by Tracey; elected by acclimation Service Liaison
◦ Tom stood for this position; elected by acclimation MCSO Liaison
- Mike: not present; was actually listed in error – was never nominated for this position
Dennis nominated by Tracey; elected by acclimation
***REMINDER: Next steering committee meeting will be held next week on 12/18 at IHOP at
44t h st. and Thomas. 6:30pm for food and fellowship, meeting starts at 7pm. This meeting will
be the transition from old to new steering committee.
No new business from the floor
BRIDGING THE GAP: Bill | firstname.lastname@example.org
BTG connects people just leaving institutions with active members of AA who can take them to meetings within the first 48 hours. JJ read the report. Next meeting Dec. 17 @ 5:30pm at Mid-City. VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Anthony | email@example.com
SPANISH: Gabino | firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Gabino is rotating out. Frankie is the new person taking over next month.
DISTRICT 08: Tracey M. (temporary rep) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elections in November for District Committee Member Chair: Larry S. or District 8 and Alt Chair:
Third Tuesday in February, meeting at Gloria Dei
In even months reports from Hospitals and Treatment will be presented. In odd Months Corrections and Prisons will present their reports.
HOSPITALS & TREATMENT CENTERS HOSPITALS EAST | East of Central Ave: Harold | email@example.com
HOSPITALS WEST | West of Central Ave: Michael | firstname.lastname@example.org Literature distribution: BB: 3 boxes; 12×12: 2 boxes; meeting lists: 20
TREATMENT CENTERS: Amy | email@example.com
E-mailed report: position still open for taking meetings into the Salvation Army on the men’s side.
COMMUNITY BRIDGES WEST | 99th Ave & I-10, Avondale: Lloyd |
COMMUNITY BRIDGES EAST | Broadway & Mesa Dr., Mesa: Becky | firstname.lastname@example.org
[NOT REPORTING THIS MONTH]
DURANGO & TOWERS – ESTELLA | 35t h Ave & Buckeye, South Phoenix: David |
LOWER BUCKEYE – 4TH AVENUE | 4t h Ave. & Jefferson, Downtown Phoenix: Brian | email@example.com
PHOENIX WEST | Buckeye & 35t h Ave, Phoenix: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org FEDERAL CORRECTIONS | I-17 & Anthem Way, Phoenix: Nicholas S. | email@example.com
ALHAMBRA | Van Buren & 24t h St: Fred | firstname.lastname@example.org
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS: OPEN | email@example.com
LEWIS | Highway 85 & Patterson, Buckeye: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org FLORENCE | Highway 79 & Butte Ave, Florence: John | email@example.com PERRYVILLE | I-10 & Loop 303: Nora | firstname.lastname@example.org
AGUA FRIA: Tiffany | email@example.com Chrismas Alcothon
EAST VALLEY: Mike G. | firstname.lastname@example.org No report
SALT RIVER: Kimberly | email@example.com
Second Tuesday of every month at Central Office. Everyone invited to attend. SRI office has openings for telephone answering Tues 9-12, Thurs 12-3: one year of sobriety and have worked the steps. SRI Alcothon Dec. 24-25; other fliers.
Birthdays & Responsibility Declaration