Overeaters Anonymous Central Atlanta Intergroup
August 14, 2010
Co-Chair: Diane B. Financial Sec’y: Bruce B.
Co-Chair: Erica W. Secretary: Sander B.
10:30 AM Moment of Silence and Serenity Prayer
10:33 AM Welcome
B. Identify Intergroup representatives and guests
a. Erica W., Co-Chair, SOAR-8 Rep.
b. Diane B., Co-Chair
c. Bruce B., Financial Secretary
d. Sander B., Secretary, SOAR-8 Rep., WSBC Del.
e. Narvette K., Atlanta, Candler Park, Mon., 7p
f. Bonita D., Peachtree City, Sat., 8:30p
g. Bev K. T., Kennesaw, Sat. 10:30a
h. Mike P., Office, Tue., 7p
i. Jane K-M., Lilburn, Mon., 7p, Sat., 9a
j. Charles A., Office, Sat., 9a
k. Alice H.,
l. Lauren A., Office M-F, noon meetings (acting)
m. Carey P., Decatur, Sat., 9a Fresh Start
n. Donette L., Powder Springs, Th., 7p, Mon., noon
o. Suzanne A., Outreach Chair, SOAR-8 Alt., WSBC Del.
p. Karin K.
q. Margaret D., Marietta, Tues., 7p
r. Susan M., Office Steering, Meeting List, Computer
s. Dick B., Office Steering
10:35 AM Readings
A. How it Works and 12 Steps – Donette L.
B. 12 Traditions – Lauren A.
C. 12 Concepts – Bonita D.
D. 7th Tradition - Erica W. - $27.50 collected
10:45 AM General Announcements
A. Kennesaw Group Retreat, Ft. Mitchell, AL, October 1 - 3 –
B. Triennial OA Convention, Los Angeles, August 26 – 29 –
C. SOAR-8 Assembly and Recovery Convention, Orlando, FL,
Nov. 5 – 7 - Erica W.
D. Upcoming Election of CAOAIG Officers, September 11 -
Diane B./Erica W – Several questions followed as to the duties
of the Co-Chair and Financial Secretary.
10:55 AM Approval of Agenda
A. Karin K. moved to add the topic of establishing a youth or teen
meeting under new business. Motion approved.
B. Suzanne A. moved to move the motion to amend the bylaws to
just after the approval of the July minutes. Motion approved.
C. The agenda as modified was approved.
11:04 AM Additions and Corrections to July minutes – Sander B.
None, minutes approved as submitted.
11:05 AM Motion to Approve Bylaws as Amended
A. Sander B. announced that the Secretary had received no new
amendments prior to the meeting. Sander B. then moved the
previous question, ending debate on the bylaws and moving to
a vote. The motion to move the previous question was
B. Diane B., announced that without objection all members voting
to approve the bylaws as amended raise their hands. Then,
“All opposed.” Approval of the bylaws requires a 2/3 vote of
those voting. The motion passed unanimously and the bylaws
11:10 AM Treasurer’s Report – Bruce B.
A. Bruce then described the report as submitted. He detailed how
the income for July showed a significant increase over previous
months due to the income generated by the June CAOAIG
convention of $3,832. Expenses were also $1500 less than our
June expenses as $1000 in seed money for the convention was
returned to the treasury.
B. We began the month with $3,464 – during July we collected
$6,086 in revenues and spent $2,432 in expenses. We ended
the month with $7,119– which is $3,655 more than our starting
balance. These numbers exclude our reserve of $4,000.
C. It was noted that the report shows a shortfall of $92 for the
office Sat. 6:30 PM meeting. That meeting is now closed and
will not appear in future financial reports.
D. Bonita D. pointed out that contributions from the Peachtree
City Sat., 8:30 am group were being shown as from the Tues.,
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8:30 pm meeting. Currently there is no group rep shown for
the Tuesday meeting in Peachtree City. Records will be
E. Donette moved that we issue a resolution of appreciation to the
Convention Co-Chairs for the excellent work they did in
organizing the convention this year. The motion was seconded
and approved unanimously. Erica agreed to draft a suitable
resolution to be sent to the Co-Chairs by email, posted on the
office bulletin board, and published on our website.
11:16 AM Committee Reports
A. SOAR-8 Reports – Sander B./Erica W. Erica and Sander each
presented summaries of their reports as previously sent to each
group rep. Copies will be sent to the Webmaster for posting on
11:40 AM New Business
A. Nominations for New Officers. –
1. Co-Chair, replacing Diane B.
a. Suzanne A. nominated Sander B. Nomination was
seconded and Sander accepted the nomination.
i. Questions were asked of Sander B.
regarding his plans as CAOAIG Secretary
should he be elected Co-Chair. Sander said
that if elected Co-Chair, he would resign as
Secretary. He also announced that he has
currently submitted his nomination form for
Secretary of SOAR-8. However, should he
be elected Co-Chair in September, he would
withdraw his nomination for November ‘s
election of Region 8 Secretary.
b. Sander B., nominated Charles A.. Nomination was
seconded and Charles accepted the nomination
c. Hearing no further nominations from the floor,
nominations for Co-Chair were closed for this
meeting. However, further nominations are open
until the election in September.
2. Financial Secretary/Treasurer, replacing Bruce B.
a. Sander B. nominated Susan M. Nomination was
seconded and Susan accepted the nomination.
b. Hearing no further nominations from the floor,
nominations for Financial Secretary/Treasurer were
closed for this meeting. However, further
nominations are open until the election in
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3. Charles A. moved that since both the Designated
Downloader and Parliamentarian Positions were not board
positions, but volunteer service positions; and to allow for
presentation of other new business regarding teen/youth
meetings, the selection of these two positions be tabled
until next meeting. The motion was seconded and
11:50 AM Teen/Youth Meeting Discussion – Karin K.
A. Karin presented her request for assistance in starting a youth or
teen meeting in the Central Atlanta Intergroup.
B. Erica W. said that she may be meeting with the Unity in
Diversity Region Chair in Miami this September. She will
discuss meeting format design and suggestions with her, if not
at her meeting, then by email or telephone and would get back
C. Charles also pointed out the availability of “Teen-Friendly”
meeting formats on the oa.org website. Any OA meeting may,
if it so desires, designate a meeting to be teen-friendly where
members are encouraged to make their shares and discussions
D. It was also pointed out that Karin needs no particular approval
for starting such a meeting from CAOAIG. She nearly needs
to download the appropriate new meeting packet from the
oa.org website and register her meeting there. At that point,
CAOAIG would list her meeting in our meeting list.
E. Several members offered their assistance to Karin to get her
started in developing this new meeting.
12:00 PM Meeting adjournment with Serenity Prayer
GROUP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Volunteers are needed to serve as Parliamentarian and Designated Download for the
Intergroup. This is an excellent opportunity to perform OA service beyond the group
level. No experience is required – only a commitment to help carry the message of
recovery. Please let your Intergroup Rep know of your interest or email the
Intergroup Secretary at email@example.com,
a. The Parliamentarian is either familiar or will become familiar with Roberts
Rules of Order and will provide counsel to the Board regarding parliamentary
b. The Designated Downloader will run off the meeting lists for the office.
Additionally, the Designated Downloader will download quarterly
newsletters, flyers and other materials from OA websites (Step Ahead, etc.) to
post on the office bulletin board.
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2. The Kennesaw meeting of OA is sponsoring a retreat at the Holy Trinity Shrine in Ft.
Mitchell, AL, October 1 – 3. Flyers are available for download at
http://atlantaoa.org/?page_id=252. Contact Debbie K. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center (Fort Mitchell, AL). Cost: $140/person
(includes 5 abstinent meals & private room with single bed)
3. The 50th Anniversary OA Triennial Convention will be held August 26-29 at the LAX
Hilton in Los Angeles. See www.oa50.org for more details or to register online.
4. SOAR-8 (our OA region) Recovery Convention and Business Assembly – Nov. 5 – 7,
Orlando FL. Download flyer at http://tinyurl.com/2eu7pln.
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