Presiding: Hester (Chair)
Call to Order: 12:35, followed by Serenity Prayer, Step 9, Tradition 9, Concepts 2 and 9.
Voting members: Nine voting members are present so quorum is achieved: Cheryl, Eve, Patty, Patti C., Sandie, Chris, Jeri, Inbar, Tyler.
Agenda for September meeting approved. August meeting minutes accepted.
Board Member Reports
Chair – Hester: Nothing to report.
Vice Chair – Olivia: Not present. Hester read Olivia’s report. Dave H (from St. George) will chair the October retreat. Possible dates are October 20 – 22, 2017. We have a possible new chair for the newsletter. Susan is the temporary voicemail chair. We need a permanent voicemail chair.
Recording Secretary – Cheryl: Nothing to report.
Corresponding Secretary – Alaina: Not present.
Treasurer – Dave: Not present – at the convention in Austin, Texas. Inbar and Tyler are filling in to take donations.
Board Adviser – Patty B.: The Bylaws and Policy Manual are being reviewed. The committee will meet after this meeting.
Dave: Not present.
Alaina: Not present.
Alternate Delegates – Both positions are still open.
Standing Committee Chair Reports
Voice Mail Chair – Position open. Patty C volunteered. A motion was made to elect her to the position. The motion was seconded and approved. Patty’s phone number should be on the officer list. Her number is 435-668-7325.
PI/PO Chair – Nancy K.: Not present but Eve read her report. They meet on the last Saturday of every month. The health fair in Summerlin is October 1. Also, there is a Cardio-Metabolic Risk Summit on Oct 14 – 16 and we will have a booth with Region III personnel.
There are upcoming events that we may participate in. These include an event or panel discussion at Truro University and a Post Office health fair.
Ways and Means Chair – Jeri: There were not enough fabric squares completed for a quilt but she will make them into a wall hanging. There will be book covers available during next month’s workshop.
12 Steps Within Chair – Alaina is not present but Marina and Hester reported. The workshop is next month from 2:00 to 4:30. The topic is “Let Go and Let God.”
Literature Chair – Tyler and Inbar: There is a new Twelve Step workbook available.
Directory Chair – Laura was not present but wants someone else to take this over. Sandie and Dylan volunteered. Sandie’s phone number is 702-202-0050. There is an old number shown for her (702-252-7437) that should be deleted.
Newsletter Chair – Position Open.
Eve might be interested in doing this.
Webmaster – Laura M.: Not present.
Dave prefers having the retreat in April instead of October. A motion was made to table this discussion until next month. The motion was seconded and approved.
Summerlin Health Fair
We need volunteers. Contact Olivia to volunteer. You don’t have to be weight-appropriate but program veterans are preferred.
Ad Hoc Bylaws and Policy Manual Committee
The committee is meeting today.
Idea for Next Workshop: Old Timers Speak Out
We have veterans here in Las Vegas with more than 30 years of abstinence.
Why Are So Many People Leaving OA?
There was lots of discussion on this topic. There are many different opinions about what the problem is. We’ll discuss this in the next meeting.
Action Item for All: Discuss this problem in your groups.
Next meeting will be on Oct 8, at 12:30. It will be followed by a workshop at 2:00.
Meeting adjourned at 1:33.
Minutes Submitted by
Cheryl B (Recording Secretary)