Intergroup Newsletter – July 2017

newsletter July 2017

 

Intergroup Meeting Minutes July 3, 2017
Intergroup meeting: Was hosted by the International group of Eindhoven. Intergroup sends there appreciation to the IGE Group and its volunteers that made this meeting possible. It was attended by 20 people. Seven groups were represented with their GSR’s:  International Group Eindhoven, As Bill sees it Wednesday Amsterdam, Kiss Saturday group in Eindhoven, Utrecht group, Monday night 12n12 The Hague, Friday Mustard group Amsterdam, The Enjoying life group Rotterdam , along with 7 observers.
Minutes: The minutes from our last meeting on April 2, 2017 was approved
Intergroup Service reports
Convention Report:
Mark the convention chair was not present. Marco (treasure) gave the update. There are enough volunteers.
The registration for the Convention is open and on the website for people to sign up. At this moment, the 50 – 60 registrations are not covering costs. We are experiencing communication difficulties with Mennerode while they had raised some costs. It was mentioned that the 7th tradition will be the method to cover costs. It is possible that next year the convention will be held at a different location. GSR’s are asked to promote the registration, so committee gets people (and money) in as soon as possible.
Website/Webmaster Report:
Tim was present. First Tim gave extensive thanks to Dimitrij who did a great job getting the website updated to what it is now. IG also express their thanks!! After 4 years of hard work Dnitrij has decided to step down. Actions
accomplished lately: meeting finder,2) Big Book on line, 3) Safety has been updated, 4) The shop has been redesigned. Tim express that he would like to have help to support him (someone good with servers )
Helpline:
Jonathan, the helpline coordinator was not present. Jonathan sent in the report, this was read and no questions were asked. An email from Jonathan explaining why he could not be present was read and accepted. Mathieu stated that it is important to keep track of who has whatcontract (such as ADSL). He had difficulty in finishing this contract because the name on the contract has long left Intergroup.
Treasury Report:
The treasurer Mathieu handed out the report and explain. There were no questions.
Literature report:
The literature representative Mircea was not present. Report was sent in by email and read by the Chairperson.
No further questions/ comments were made. Members were invited to email Mireca if they had further questions. Mireca communicated to Tom that his commitment is finish in Romania and will be at the next IG meeting.
Public Information Report:
Danny the PI representative for Intergroup gave his report. The main goal up to now is the convention.
where PI is going to give a workshop. The PI meetings are averaging 6 people and are very enthusiastic about arranging the workshop. All PI reps will be wearing T-shirts at the convention so people can recognize them easier. Danny mention that there are many groups that did not update the contact info with the web site. An idea was mention that it could be an good idea that groups have their own email so in case of an newcomer that needs an meeting that the group could be contacted rather than trying to find someone. Kim from Amsterdam is taking in “Doctors in training “ to meetings and after the meeting there is coffee and an after-talk. Both sides are content
with their relationship. . Danny emphasized that it would be great if more groups would have PI represent them at their next meeting which will be held on Sept 10 at Adriaan Kluitstraat #170 Rotterdam 3052 RJ. IG sends its thanks to the whole PI group for their work.
CER Report: The CER Representative Jason was not present. The 2nd Cer Haylen moved back to USA and is not available anymore. The GSR of Utrecht express his groups concerns once again that he cannot give his group any information regarding CER. Because of the report was not present it will be presented at the next IG meeting.
Topics that were discussed:
1) It was expressed that GSR’s should announce in their meetings that the about the convention scholarship in case people have difficulties with registration payments.
2) IG Facebook page: Tom to look into the idea of a Facebook page not for interactive but only for outgoing information. He will report back at the next IG meeting.
3) IG Commitments: Attending the IG meetings must be taken seriously. It is a commitment of 4 times a year. If you cannot make your commitment please arrange that someone can fulfill your commitment at IG.
Positions that are available at Intergroup:
Chairperson
2nd CER
Next Meetings: Sept 30 at APCH in Den Haag 11 to 3 pm, Jan. 2018 in Rotterdam. April in Eindhoven, July in Amsterdam
Please check website for any changes.
Closure: The meeting closed with the serenity prayer and sincere thanks to all.


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Next Intergroup Meeting
Date/time: Saturday 30th of September from 11.00-16.00 (lunch at 12.30)
location : American Protestant Church The Hague
Esther de Boer-van Rijk laan 20
2597 TJ The Hague

Free parking

By train: The Hague Central Station, take bus 22 direction Duinzigt (15 minute drive)