MINUTES of SCINA Meeting - Sunday, March 17, 2019
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERGROUP OF NICOTINE ANONYMOUS (SCINA)
INTRODUCTIONS: George O. called the meeting to order at 10:11 am with the Serenity Prayer followed by introductions.
WAS YOUR MEETING REPRESENTED? Quorum was met with 8 members in attendance. The following meetings were represented: Costa Mesa 76, Fullerton 84, Studio City 273, Long Beach 231 and Laguna Beach 257.
TRADITIONS: Tradition #3, “The only requirement for Nicotine Anonymous membership is a desire to stop using nicotine.” was read.
Chairperson’s report: SCINA will use the 7th tradition to provide food as long as we are having World Conference Committee meetings.
REGISTRAR REPORT: No changes were made to the Administration List. No meetings were added, updated, or removed. All Meetings have USPS contact through their Secretary, their Representative, or email. No H&I Listings were added, updated or removed. 40 envelopes were addressed, and 100 Directories were printed.
HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS: No one has contacted us asking for a panel. I haven’t received any new contacts to add to our H&I list. If you have any hospitals or institutions we can add to our monthly email please let us know. For more information, or to be of service, please call Angela P. at (949) 302-8465 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNICATIONS: The phone lines are running smoothly. No concerns at this time. For more information, or to be of service, please call George O. at (562) 310-0874. City of Hope called and wanted to do an event in June and include Nicotine Anonymous. It’s an event about promoting quitting smoking.
LITERATURE: The current balance in the literature account is $670.54. We are looking for someone to take over the literature commitment. If interested, please contact George O. (562) 310-0874 or come to one of our intergroup meetings to learn more about the position. We have a full inventory of all chips and literature now available at the SCINA meetings every month.
WORLD SERVICES: No report.
EVENTS: The World Conference will be May 3-5, 2019. To register, please visit: http://nicawsc.homestead.com/. Please let one of us know if you can be of service at or before the Conference in some way, and/or you want to be a delegate at the conference. Commitment cards have been sent out and a few people contacted us who are willing to be of service. We still need many more to help volunteer. Contact John D. at (818) 618-1501 if you can help. The 2019 SCINA Joshua Tree Retreat will be July 12-14, 2019. “Serenity Under The Stars” is the theme - contact Bill or Jane if you would like to lead a workshop.
NEW MEETINGS: No new meetings.
PUBLIC OUTREACH: If anyone is willing to take on or share the Public Outreach position, please contact John D. at (818) 618-1501. We need more help with outreach. The World Services Outreach Committee meets on the phone on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5 pm Pacific Time. Contact Jeff M. for details at (760) 401-6503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAKERS LIST: Invite a speaker to your meeting. Call (949) 302-8465 for a list.
BY LAWS: No changes at this time.
Director of Web Operations: No report. Still looking for someone to take over for Brian K. If interested, contact George O. at 562-310-0874
WORLD CONFERENCE AD HOC COMMITTEE: Registration is now open! Sign up before April 1st to get discounted rate. Please see Minutes from World Service Ad Hoc Committee meeting (attached) that was held on Sunday, March 17th. The committee meets at 11:30 am on the 3rd Sunday every month immediately following SCINA’s Regular Monthly Meeting. We need your help in planning the World Conference. Please contact the Chair of the World Conference Ad Hoc Committee, John D., at email@example.com or by phone at (818) 618-1501. We need volunteers! The Conference will be held May 3-5, 2019.
OLD BUSINESS: We discussed moving the SCINA meeting to Sunday, July 14 at the Retreat in Joshua Tree instead of July 21st; decision was made to not move the meeting date. John D. offered to bring chips and literature to sell at the retreat.
NEW BUSINESS: It was moved and approved to change the Intergroup meeting in April to the 2nd Sunday (Palm Sunday), April 14th due to the 3rd Sunday being Easter. Motion was made and approved that the following delegates represent SCINA at the World Conference: Michael U., George O., Angela P., Bill H., Mary P., Jeff M., and John D. John D. will send letter to Secretary of NAWS confirming this.
BIRTHDAYS: Angela P. 15 years. John D. 6 years. Robb 8 years. Congratulations!
SECRETARY REPORT: Motion was made and approved to accept the Minutes for the February and March SCINA meetings.
CLOSING PRAYER: Angela P. led us in the Serenity Prayer at 11:35 am.