Valleywide Hospitals and Institutions Meeting Minutes
Central Church, A United Methodist Community East Dining Room
1875 North Central Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85004
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Reading of the 12th Tradition
Introduction of the new H&I Home Group Reps
Chris – Putting God First, Dan – Dr Bob’s Nightmare, Brandon – Cactus Study Group, Kevin – Breakfast Club, Eric – Happy Valley Group, Aiyah (?) – Real Thing, Tom – ?not sure what homegroup?, Hayden – Bill’s Soldiers
Announcement from the Chair: Aaron D. | email@example.com
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.
STEERING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
CO CHAIRPERSON: JJ | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t make it to this meeting, please send reports one to two hours prior to the meeting by texting or email.
SECRETARY: Katy | email@example.com
Robert makes motion to approve last month’s minute – Patty seconds. Motion passes.
TREASURER: Dennis | firstname.lastname@example.org
See financial summary for details. Motion to accept the report, motion gets a second. None opposed.
LITERATURE: Keith | email@example.com
This month we spent $5,293.88 on 700 books, seven Navajo Big Books on CD and other AA Conference approved material. The budget allowed was $5,400. We also bought 100 SRI meeting lists – we ordered 200 but they only had 100. More will be ready next week. Please have your book order in by COB Wednesday July 25th.
AWARENESS DAY:OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB SERVANT: Eric F. | email@example.com
If you hold a position with H&I, the email server migration is complete. You can’t get new emails until you get on new server – but you can still access your old email. If you use Apple products, you’ll have to open a browser. If you use any other device, you can just reset password. All info is coming in an email soon – or contact Eric.
TREATMENT COORDINATOR: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org
CORRECTIONS COORDINATOR: Bootsie | email@example.com
Not here, Aaron gaveupdate. Reminder: we still need Lewis Coordinator. Bootsie still wants to have a corrections conference.
SERVICE LIAISON: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Perryville Coordinator open | 2105 N. Citrus Rd. in Goodyear | email@example.com
2) Service Liaison open (member of steering committee)
3) Awareness Day Chair open (member of steering committee)
4) Treatment Centers Coordinator open
Daniel standing – does a lot of work with VA hospital – Get Your Spirits Here
Robert makes motion to accept Daniel by acclimation – none opposed
*any old business from the floor?
1) Treatment Center Chair (member of steering committee)
2) Lewis Coordinator (added during July 11th business meeting)
Robert is standing – Bre makes motion to vote Robert in by acclamation.
3) Robert wants to combine Towers, Durango and Estrella because there are only two meetings in those locations – one English, one Spanish. Robert is willing to take on Lewis Coordinator.
4) Linda makes motion to combine Durango with Towers and Estrella – second by Bre. Motion carries – none opposed.
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. | firstname.lastname@example.org (not reporting)
HOSPITALS WEST: Morgan | email@example.com (not reporting)
TREATMENT CENTERS: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org (not reporting)
COMMUNITY BRIDGES WEST: Matt | email@example.com (not reporting)
COMMUNITY BRIDGES EAST: Georgia | firstname.lastname@example.org (not reporting)
MCSO: Shawna | email@example.com
Next training dates for new volunteers: Tuesday 7/17, 3:30 – 6:30pm at Lower Buckeye Jail
August dates are TBD
If you’re applying for a temporary 90-day (renewable) Gate Pass, you do not need to attend the 3 hour training class
AA meetings for the MOSIAC program at the Estrella Support Building
Both male and female volunteers are needed but must meet the following conditions to be eligible:
Chairs must have a current badge for at least 1 year and experienced (on a consistent basis) chairing meetings at the Maricopa County Jails.
All volunteers are required to be scheduled via the MCSO Liaison prior to chairing these meetings per Bridget Mack at MSCO and correction health services.
The additional criteria have been set by MSCO, given VWHI and ‘special considerations’ for volunteers outside these parameters will be denied.
Chairs are needed at Estrella on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
These women have been keeping this meeting going for many months on a rotatig basis – they need support.
Details for badging, sobriety requirements, voluteer training, etc can be found at vwhi.org.
SPANISH: Salvadore A. | firstname.lastname@example.org
H&I monthly meeting was yesterday – current balance of ~$1600. They donate $100 for books each month. Hispanic H&I day is October 22nd at a church in Encanto.
Will have a complete report next month but all is well – meetings are still the same.
DURANGO: Robert | email@example.com
Two people can go in, they are not allowed to have two separate meeting spaces. One meeting, one meeting space. Shawns is taking over this position.
TOWERS – ESTELLA: Shawna | firstname.lastname@example.org
Full report was given in MSCO update.
LOWER BUCKEYE – 4TH AVENUE: Aaron B. | email@example.com
Debbie giving report – can’t keeping chairing jail meetings because he lost his voice but is lucky to have another volunteer who can fill in.
PHOENIX WEST: August | firstname.lastname@example.org
FEDERAL CORRECTIONS: Nancy | email@example.com
ALHAMBRA: Tony | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred filling in – not much to report, all meetings going well. Working with Chaplain Hendersen on starting new meeting on Sundays at 5pm, starting August 5th.
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS: Bre | email@example.com
New meeting starting at Salt River DOC – only one going in now but second one is starting. That hould be started by next meeting.
LEWIS: OPEN | firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert – just emailed chaplain to get badged. Texted the elder statesmen that he got the position and should have full report next month.
FLORENCE: John | email@example.com
Back to basics workshops began at Eyman Rynning, East and West, on June 18, 2018 and will continue through August 27, 2018. Graduation to follow to which approved visitors will be invited. Certificates will be issued. Inmates speak, coffee and pastries served, event is photographed.
Meetings have resumed at the Eyman/Rynning East Unit, meetings are scheduled to be resumed at Florence/East Unit within a month
Meeting schedules at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center (jail) have recently been substantially revised.
Hollywood actor Danny Trejo addressed the inmates of Florence North Unit on Friday June 29 2018. His second invited presentation.
We have moved our closed-circuit recovery material to ETV channel #35 in preparation for statewide broadcast pending funds available for the purchase of greater bandwidth. Current broadcast hours are every day from 8:00am to 10:00am, and 8pm-1am.
Traditions skits are stafed by the inmates at Florence West in an
PERRYVILLE: (open) | firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Laura | email@example.com
Second month in position – hasn’t done much yet!
***change 602 (not 480)
BRIDGE THE GAP: Ashley | 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.
PICPC work – carrying the message of AA
Since books didn’t come, bookmarks were handed out
Saturday Sept 29 – tentative date for next volunteer workshop
Filling committee positions – Thursday July 26th – Hob Nobs cafe – 6pm for dinner, 7pm for dinner
AREA 08: Aaron B. | email@example.com
Debbie filling in – homegroups reps have stated having written reports makes communicating with home groups much easier. Gets to attend other meetings where written reports are very successful.
SPANISH: Guadalupe | firstname.lastname@example.org
AGUA FRIA: George | email@example.com
The AFI newsletter is looking for stories to print. Can be your experience, strength, and hope or service work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AFI’s 35th anniversary event is Sept 22nd at Peoria Community Center 8335 W Jefferson St. Peoria. 2 speakers, $20. Get tickets online at aawestphoenix.org or from AFI members. Fliers available online. We are also looking for raffle items too.
EAST VALLEY: Amy | email@example.com
SALT RIVER: Sandra | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcie – Coordinator for Women’s Salvation Army. Women’s area is expanding – there are lots of opportunities to be of service. See Marcie after the meeting.
RESPONSIBILITY DECLARATION East