SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERGROUP OF NICOTINE ANONYMOUS
INTRODUCTIONS: Angie B. called the meeting to order at 10:17 am with the Serenity Prayer followed by introductions.
WAS YOUR MEETING REPRESENTED? A quorum was met with 7 attendees. The following meetings were represented: Costa Mesa 076, Fullerton 084, Sherman Oaks 185, Long Beach 231, Bellflower 250, and San Diego 284.
TRADITIONS: Tradition #11, “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, television, and films.” was read.
TREASURER REPORT: Our beginning balance was $1,033.85. Income: Donations: $200 from meeting #1 West Hollywood; $50 from meeting #84 Fullerton; $30 from meeting #76 Costa Mesa. A deposit transfer from PayPal was made to our checking account in the amount of $57.78, representing donations from San Diego Meeting #284 and a private individual. Note that meeting #284 made a $50 donation, but we received $48.60 after PayPal took their cut. A 7th tradition of $32 was collected at the September SCINA picnic meeting and there was no 7th tradition at October’s SCINA mtg. (Total incoming: $369.78) Expenses: $3 Bank fee Oct and $3 Bank fee Nov; Secretary expenses $19.78 for Oct and $20.24 for Nov; Registrar expenses $31.09 Oct and $27.97 Nov; Grasshopper phone charges: $31.64 Oct and $31.84 Nov; P.O. Box quarterly renewal $50; Donation to Nicotine Anonymous World Service (NAWS) $250; Picnic expenses $129.30 (park rental fee $31, food and drinks $98.30); Joshua Tree 2018 deposit $380 (Total outgoing $977.86). Ending balance $425.77. (We have an additional $3,000 in our checking account that Stephen donated to avoid the $18/mo. BOA bank fee. We also have $500.08 in savings account as prudent reserve.)
REGISTRAR REPORT: No changes were made to Administration List. Meeting # 001, West Hollywood: Monday 6:30 pm, Location and Secretary information updated. No Meetings were added, and no Meetings went dark. All Meetings have USPS contact through their Secretary, their Representative, or e-mail. No H&I Listings were added, updated, or deleted. 200 Directories and 44 envelopes were addressed.
HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS: Angela P. is now the Chair of H&I.
COMMUNICATIONS: The phone lines now have a mailbox for San Diego. When callers call the hotline, they will be directed to either press “0” for the LA/OC/SB areas or to press “1” for the San Diego area. Mike U. will be handling the calls for San Diego. Thanks for your help, Mike and George!
LITERATURE: No report, this position is available. Literature will be available at the December meeting but not after if no one steps up to be of service for this position.
WORLD SERVICES: Attached is a flyer and comments on a proposed update of Our Promises. This was presented by Checko at the VONR marathon meeting last Sunday.
EVENTS: The annual SCINA Gratitude Marathon Meetings were held yesterday at Calvary Baptist Church in Bellflower. A HUGE Thank You to Joseph and the entire Bellflower meeting for hosting this great event. Mark Your Calendar: We have paid our first deposit for the 2018 SCINA Joshua Tree Retreat, and reserved the weekend of June 8th-10th (Friday thru Sunday). We will send a flyer out early next year. Regarding Carry The Message month in January, last year we provided $10 of pamphlets for any Intergroup Rep that attended the December meeting. Angela made a motion that we again give any Intergroup Rep who attends the December meeting $10 of pamphlets and we will raffle off 5 red books. Bill seconded and the motion passed.
NEW MEETINGS: Gary reported he has not been contacted during the past month about any new meetings.
PUBLIC OUTREACH: JudiAh. and John are now Co-Chairs of Public Outreach. JudiAh will take over posting the shares from the West Hollywood meeting, and any other shares that are recorded in our area. John sent a press advisory about the marathon meetings to ABC and KTLA. If you have a Facebook account or a Twitter account, please follow our accounts @NicASoCal.
SPEAKERS LIST: Invite a speaker to your meeting. Call for a list (949) 302-8465.
BYLAWS: Joyce D. of San Diego said she is willing to take over bylaws.
SAN DIEGO OUTREACH AD HOC COMMITTEE: This committee met on 11/7/17 and discussed various things and they include: (1) possibly creating www.quitnowSD.com; (2) SD group has reached out to Kaiser and Sharp and other health providers in the city, SD group to provide contact info to Secretary; (3) will broadcast SD events and meetings on our social media; (4) encourage SD group to attend local events like a health fair, etc; (5) and, make Youtube flyer for all of SCINA.
WORLD CONFERENCE AD HOC COMMITTEE: This committee met immediately after the SCINA meeting. Updates to come in the minutes for next month.
Director of Web Operations: No report.
OLD BUSINESS: Gary was unable to open an account at US bank without the SCINA articles of incorporation, which we believe was kept by the original treasurer Joe S. who has long since passed. Bill went to Bank of America and was told they shredded all of our old documents, so the best solution for now is to add Gary to the BoA account. Bill and Gary went to BoA, but were told they could not add Gary to the account without the other new Officers present (Angie & John).
NEW BUSINESS: No new business.
BIRTHDAYS: Gary M. (19 years), Greg S. (8 years), Lisa S. (1 year) and Jane H. (19 years) celebrate anniversaries this month.
SECRETARY REPORT: Mike U. nominated and made a motion that John D. be Secretary of SCINA and it was seconded by Bill H. and the affirmative vote was unanimous. The November report was read and approved as we did have a quorum.
CLOSING PRAYER: Angela led us in the Serenity Prayer at 11:52 AM.