Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

*2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.

DCM: Bridget M. 267-432-1899

Treasurer: Arretta S. 215-208-7342

Officer-at-Large: Tom G. 215-209-9240

I. Open Meeting with the Serenity Prayer

II. Read and discussed Tradition & Concept of the Month

III. District 22 Groups Roll Call (12 GSR’s/2 Alt GSR’s):

  1. 12 Rewards
  2. A Way Out Group *
  3. Auctus Group
  4. Breakdown the Book Group
  5. Bustleton Beginners Group
  6. Bustleton Group
  7. Cottman Ave Group
  8. First Three Steps Group
  9. Follow the Path Group
  10. Fox Chase Group *
  11. Gas Works Group
  12. Hand of God Group
  13. Hope Faith Group
  14. J.A.M. Group *
  15. Keeping It Real Group
  16. Keep it Simple Group *
  17. Life or Death Group *
  18. Man Cave Group
  19. Mayfair-Holmesburg Group *
  20. Mayfair Mens Group
  21. Mens ER Group
  22. Morrell Park Women’s Group
  23. New Bustleton Group
  24. N.U.T.S. Group
  25. Pennypack Park Group *
  26. Rockledge Monday Niters Group
  27. Samurai Group
  28. Second Chance Beginners Group
  29. Second Chance Group
  30. Serenity Group
  31. Sober Sisters Group
  32. Somerton Group
  33. Somerton Reality Group
  34. Stepping on the Line
  35. Stepping Stones Group
  36. Tacony Group *
  37. T.I.M.E. Group
  38. Together on Tuesday Group
  39. Tradesmen Group *
  40. Up for Grabs Group
  41. We Are Not Saints Group*
  42. Wissinoming A.M. Group *
  43. Young Men’s Northeast Group
  44. Young Women’s Group *

IV. 7th Tradition basket is passed.


V. Secretary’s Report: Secretary N/A

VI. Officer-at-Large Report: Tom will be following up with all of the listed GSR’s in the district. Accepted

VII. DCM Report: Bridget Accepted

  • Sign-up Volunteer Sheet for EPGSA. Online sign-up available as well.
  • All GSR’s invites to Area Inventory on October 20th. Need total count of GSR’s interested
  • Registration for the International AA Convention in Detroit on July 2-5th 2020 opened up Sept. 9th, 2019
  • All Groups Contact Info is updated on the Area 59 webpage. If anyone still hasn’t received their beginners packet, please see me after the meeting to follow up
  • Upcoming Area Events: See for additional information
    • October 12th: Bridging the Gap Workshop (Districts 29, 30, 31, 32, and 54) from 9AM-3PM @ Tree of Life Church, 933 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA, 19064
    • October 14th: Richboro Group 39th Anniversary from 6:30PM-9PM @ Advent Lutheran Church, 45 Worthington Mill Rd., Richboro, PA
    • October 19th: 20th Anniversary Longtimers Panel from 9AM-12PM @ Brookside Manor, 50 Bustelton Pike Feasterville, PA 19053 United States. Cost: $15
    • October 19th: District 21 Workshop “When One Alcoholic Speaks to Another..Healing Begins” from 12PM-3PM @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 877 Street Rd. Southampton, PA 18966
    • October 20th: Area Inventory starting at 8:30AM@ Easy Does It Recovery Community Center, 1300 Hilltop Rd. Leesport, PA, 19533
    • November 1st-3rd: 62nd Annual EPGSA Convention @ Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA 17602 United States.
    • November 17th: Pre-Area Meeting (Area Officers Only) time and location TBD
    • December 8th: Quarterly Area 59 Committee Meeting from 11AM-5PM (doors open @ 8AM) @ The American Legion Post 10 Fort, 493 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
    • December 14th: Hershey 62 Anniversary Dinner from 5:30-9PM @ Derry Presbyterian Church-Hershey, 248 East Derry Rd., Hershey, PA, 17036

VIII. ADCM Report: N/A accepted

IX. Treasurer’s Report: Arretta- Accepted

Old New

Opening Balance: $2986.29 $2575.29

Basket: $29 $17

Donations: $70 $25

Sub-Total: $99 $42

Deductions: $510 $0

Ending Balance: $2575.29 $2617.29

X. Committees: Accepted

  • Visitation: Volunteers are Ruthie, Sean, Dan, Larry, and Tom. Tabled till next month
  • Web Site: Ron from Mayfair/Holmesburg has agreed to help design the website and keep it up to date. New website is up-to-date with monthly notes, events, ect.: Need to renew domain every year. Service manual link is available. Will add monthly meeting minutes as well. Big thanks to Ron!
  • Literature Committee: Volunteer every month to pick one piece of Literature and speak on it at each district meeting. Circles of Love pamphlet. Arretta spoke about this pamphlet, which described the roles and functions of Group, district, area, and region
  • Workshop: The next workshop will be November 30th workshop and the location was confirmed to be held @ Wissinoming United Methodists Church from 11AM-3PM. Volunteers include: Bridget, Dan, Lauren, Michelle, Bob, Kevin, Elena, John, Will, and Arretta. Voted on theme: “The AA group and How it functions”. Confirmed price of $100. Voted on and accepted.

XI. Traditions Committee- Life or Death Every Thurs 6pm

October Traditions: #11-3

● October 3rd Tradition 11: Bob

● October 10th Tradition 12: Ruthie

● October 17th Tradition 1: Kevin D.

● October 24th Tradition 2: Bridget

● October 31st Tradition 3: Nelson

November Traditions: #7-10

● November 7th Tradition 7: Bob H.

● November 14th Tradition 8: Tom

● November 21st Tradition 9: Kevin

● November 28th Tradition 10: No meeting-Alkathon for Thanksgiving

Take your own Tradition book – they’re in short supply.

XII. Old Business: Accepted

  • Voted confirming keeping District 22 workshop on Nov 30th versus joining the Combined District on Sept 28th. November 30th Workshop location confirmed @ Wissinoming United Methodist Church from 11AM-3PM.
  • Will table filling Secretary and ADCM positions till November elections
  • Make sure you’ve registered for the EPGSA and book your hotel room ASAP since rooms fill up quickly. Remind your groups know soon in case they are funding your trip. You can register online or print out the registration packet on

XIII. New Business: Accepted

  • Vote on D22 workshop theme: “AA group and How it functions”
  • Total head count of GSR’s for Area Inventory on October 20th.
  • Need to vote for a prudent reserve
  • Only 22 groups have donated to the area in the last 3 years

XIV. Next Meeting Date: November 12th , 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

XV: End Meeting with The Responsibility Pledge