Meeting Minutes June 2018

Valleywide Hospitals and Institutions Meeting Agenda

Central Church, A United Methodist Community East Dining Room

1875 North Central Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85004

Website: | PO BOX 80126, Phoenix, 85060

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Open: 7:04pm

Serenity Prayer

Reading of the 12th Tradition

Introduction of the new H&I Home Group Reps: Rich – EVI; Tierza – Sunday night big book study; Frank – friday might speaker meeting; Aries – East Mesa; John – mesa alano step by step; Katherine – No Snivleing; Allison – Mid city; Lex – Belano; Allison – West valley recovery

Announcement from the Chair: Aaron D. |

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.

*Aaron not here – JJ filling in



Has 25 copies of the H&I bylaws, ad hoc committee will be coming together soon

Open service positions – will talk about that in new business


Meeting minutes approved from last month – motion carries.


Still in process of enhacing treasurer’s report. Making progress. Received another letter from someone in corrections – meeting is up to 30 guys meeting 5 times a week.

Bruce moves to approve treasurer’s report – second, motion carries, no one opposed.


$6,170.36 on 830 books, 150 pamphlets and two Navajo Big Books on CD. We fell short $100 of our book budget which was $6200.

We also purchased 200 SRI meeting lists. Please have book orders in by June 27th. July 4th is on a Wednesday this year and we need to get book orders in early for an on time delivery.



Moving servers at the moment (during the meeting). Coordinators, won’t be getting new emails to your inbox after server is moved. When you put in your email and password now, your emial should automatically configure. Not sure exactly how he’s going to distribute new passwords but stay tuned.


  • Vogue Recovery – (Treatment Center) Assisted in finding new Chair and Co-Chair – Wed 7pm

Chairperson: Monte J.

Co-chair: Ryan F.

Reach out for speaker opportunities or attending meeting

  • Connections AZ (Treatment Psychiatric) – Request for AA meetings looking for 3 meetings minimal per week. – 1 meeting fulfilled but need co-chair for Tuesday

Tuesday night 6pm FILLED

Chairperson: Joe M.

Co-chair: NEEDED


Reach out for speaker opportunities or attending meeting time is flexible. Contact Joe or Eric S. Treatment chair.

  • Behavior Health – Needed Chair& Co-Chair (2) locations, requested minimal (1) meeting at each location per week to start

3901 West Encanto Blvd in Phoenix.

Chair: Sandy P. Sobriety date is 4/18/2015. Home group is the Down Under. Past service: supplies for 2 years. Present service – chairing Wednesday night meeting. H&I group rep.

Steve J. Sobriety date is 12/04/1995. Home group: Down Under. Chairs Wednesday night meetings when I am at H&I meeting!

Maryland Gardens Assisted Living: Need Chair & Co-Chair Central & Maryland ave

31 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013


Not here



1) Perryville Coordinator open | 2105 N. Citrus Rd. in Goodyear |

No nominations – no one standing

*any old business from the floor? No


1) Service Liaison open

2) Awareness Day Chair open

3) Treatment Centers Coordinator open



In even months reports from Hospitals and Treatment will be presented.

In odd Months Corrections and Prisons will present their reports.



Don’t have a corrections call for a few months, hospitals are doing fine



Not here


Not here

MCSO: Shawna |

  • Last month – miscommunication between myself & Bridget Mack; please do not contact her to set up one on one training at your convenience; please RSVP for a scheduled orientation
  • Next training date for NEW volunteers – Tuesday, June 19, 3:30PM-6:30PM, Lower Buckeye Jail
  • If you’re applying for a temporary, 90-day (renewable) Gate Pass, you do not need to attend the 3 hour training class
  • AA Mtgs for the MOSAIC program at the Estrella Support Bldg
  • Both male & female volunteers are needed, but must meet the following conditions to be eligible:
  • Chairs must have a current badge for at least 1 year & experienced (on a consistent basis) chairing mtgs at the Maricopa County jails
  • All volunteers are required to be scheduled via the MCSO Liaison prior to chairing these mtgs per Bridget Mack at MCSO & Correctional Health Services
  • The additional criteria have been set by MCSO, given VWHI & ‘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 mtg going for many months on a rotating basis – they need support

Detailed info regarding sobriety requirements, volunteer training, current mtgs at each jail, & qualifications for mosaic mtgs are all located on website:

Contact info: Shawna D. –

SPANISH: Salvadore A. |

went to taros, person repsonsible wasnt there so didn’t have meeting

making his contributions – cottonwood on sunday,

DURANGO: Robert | (not reporting)

TOWERS – ESTELLA: Shawna | (not reporting)

LOWER BUCKEYE – 4TH AVENUE: Aaron B. | (not reporting)

PHOENIX WEST: August | (not reporting)

FEDERAL CORRECTIONS: Nancy | (not reporting)

ALHAMBRA: Tony | (not reporting)

JUVENILE CORRECTIONS: Bre | (not reporting)

LEWIS: Nathaniel | (not reporting)

FLORENCE: John | (not reporting)

PERRYVILLE: (open) | (not reporting)


Not here – Dennis said she has nothing to report and will be here next month


BTG connects people just leaving institutions with active members of AA who can take them to meetings within the first 48 hours.

Bookmarks and literature available – not too many calls this month but still important. Maricopa Rentry Center – simliar program to Mosiac program, durations vary. 6 meetings a week, Sunday – Friday. Speaker meetings on Friday and Tuesday nights at 7:30pm, last for one hour to one and a half hours – could use speakers for men’s meeting. Both men and women can speak.

If you’re interested in being a part of BTG committee – last Thursday of the month June 28th, 7pm at Hob Nobs Cafe

***DISTRICT 08: Aaron B. |

Attended BTG meeting – small but important service opportunity.


SPANISH: Guadalupe |

Alejandra filling in – 11 spanish AA volunteers with badges. 3 jails open with meetings: Durango, Fridays from 9a-10am. Estrella – wevery wednesday from 10:30a-11:30a. 21 inmates this past month. Lower bcukeye, 1p-4p, 4 cells. When there is no volunteers – meetings are chaired in the tunnel. NEED VOLUNTEERS –

Sponsor letters have been sent

AGUA FRIA: George |

35th AFI anniversary will be at Peoria Community Center – Saturday Sept 22, tickets will be available in July. . No flyers yet.

Saturday July 7th – next group inventory – 2pm faciliated by Carl M.

New life community church is under construction – July 15th meeting will be held in the student center – financially in the black, group contributions have been up.


August 4th is the Bowlothon, 2115 e southern ave, $20 includes shoes, contact evi office or rep for tickets.

July 6th – 3rd annual womens conferecne – 1500 e state route 69

July 7th – at 10a evi sponsorship workshop

Lewis canyon campout – evi website for more information – rim drive

payson round up aug 24 -26 – slim jim camp site in forest lake.

Prescott shoe string round aug 31 – sept 2, prescott resort and conferece center

lake havasu … 1744 lake havasu city

SALT RIVER: Sandra |

Office manager is stepping down, new person was voted in: Cindy. Great service background. ROUnd up – flyers are out! Will bring more next month. On SRI website – Pointe Tapatio Cliff – Aug 10-12. Alanon and AA. $89/night for hotel. You can make reservations now. Rate is good 3 days before and after conference. Hospitality room will be available – can bring in food and drink. 35 registrations already in, $85/each, $65/banquets,

Really need help on phones! Phones can be transferred to your home – two positions open during the week on tuesday and thursday. Grapevine challenge going on – can get it on your phone. Area assembly is in august (17 and 19), az golf resort in mesa


Eric – june 29 and 30, friday 6-9, saturday 9-5, north Scottsdale united methodist church – ron and ralph w – big book experience

Tierza – district 08 – july 14th speaker meeting – GIT – drunks like us – people at area positions sharing their experience strenth and hope, 7pm and 8pm. Treatment and accessible coordinators open. Tuesday at 5:30 in paradise valley.

Eric – still working on migration




Intro and instructions for new homegroup folks

clear explanation of what’s expected of committee/chair position

how to communicate service commitments

how to take roll of homegroup members

how to do nominations