Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

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

DCM: Bridget M. 267-432-1899

ADCM: Elena B. 484-809-1477

Treasurer: Arretta S. 215-208-7342

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

Secretary: Michelle K. 215-930-2102

  1. Open Meeting with the Serenity Prayer
  2. District 22 Groups Roll Call: Zoom Meetings that they have now and discuss if they will be opening up or any events/anniversaries
  1. 12 Rewards
  2. A Way Out Group
  3. Auctus Group: *Zoom meeting Monday-Friday and Sunday @ 7:30PM, Saturday @ 9AM- Zoom info= ID# 605594904, Password: 162500. Also have an outside meeting on Wednesday and Sunday @ 6PM and Friday @ 5PM
  4. Breakdown the Book Group
  5. Bustleton Beginners Group
  6. Bustleton Group: *Zoom meeting every Tuesday at 7:00 pm– Zoom ID#: 654 073 713 Password: 088980; Original meeting location has been at Paul’s Run Nursing Home Facility. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic/circumstances, not sure if/when meeting will resume at Paul’s Run. Currently looking into alternative meeting space options; Somerton Meeting has offered space for the  meeting for future meetings- more info TBD
  7. Cottman Ave Group: *Meeting is still suspended and no Zoom meeting
  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 *Has an outside meeting every Monday @ 6PM in the Parking Lot across the street from Saints United Lutheran Church (3200 Ryan Ave. Phila, PA, 19136). Since the J.A.M. group is at the same location as Mayfair/Holmesburg, future meeting info will be lumped in with Mayfair/Holmesburg.
  15. Keeping It Real Group
  16. Keep it Simple Group
  17. Life or Death Group
  18. Man Cave Group
  19. Mayfair-Holmesburg Group *Has an outside meeting every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday @ 6PM in the Parking Lot across the street from Saints United Lutheran Church (3200 Ryan Ave. Phila, PA, 19136). Still discussing opening up the meeting with the church. May potentially be in the gym or back courtyard with social distancing
  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. Russian Speaking Sober Philly: *Live outdoor meeting every Thursday at 8PM outside of the Pennypack Group located at 8600 Krewstown Rd. Phila., PA, 19136
  28. Samurai Group
  29. Second Chance Beginners Group
  30. Second Chance Group
  31. Serenity Group *No zoom meeting but members from the Serenity group and Keep It Simple started an outside meeting at 11AM at Fleur Park
  32. Sober Sisters Group
  33. Somerton Group
  34. Somerton Reality Group
  35. Stepping on the Line
  36. Stepping Stones Group
  37. Tacony Group
  38. T.I.M.E. Group
  39. Together on Tuesday Group
  40. Tradesmen Group
  41. We Are Not Saints Group 
  42. Wissinoming A.M. Group
  43. Young Men’s Northeast Group *Had 1st live meeting this week with 8 people; Discussing introducing simulcast (which is a live meeting combined with a Zoom meeting)
  44. Young Women’s Group *No zoom meeting; A meeting member is on the church board and will be talking to church board to discuss church opening and future live meetings; Also will be taking a group conscience with home group members on potentially starting live meetings in July.

III. 7th Tradition: Venmo temporarily (more info in New Business)


  1. I Secretary’s Report: Accepted
  1. Officer-at-Large Report: N/A
  1. DCM Report:
  • Upcoming Area Events: See for additional information
    • June 14th: AQ3 Area Quarterly Meeting 1:00PM-4:00PM, Virtual Online Zoom Meeting. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 858 2246 6340 Password: 487959, Contact:
    • July 11th: Zoom Workshop: Area 59 Grapevine and Literature Sub-Committees 2:00PM-4:00PM, Zoom Info TBD
    • July 31st-August 2nd: Virtual PA State Convention, Harrisburg, PA, Zoom Info TBD
    • August 21st-23rd: PENNSCYPAA XXXII, Warehouse Hotel at Spooky Nook, 75 Champ Blvd Suite 1, Manheim, PA 17545; Contact:
    • September 13th: AQ4 Area Quarterly Meeting @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Doors open 8:00 AM, meeting starts 11:00 AM, no fee. Contact:

VII. ADCM Report: Elena

  • Discuss Upcoming district meeting in July: whether to do live in-person meeting or to continue to do on Zoom (discussed in New Business)
  1. Treasurer’s Report: Arretta- Discuss Venmo

                                                                       Old                     New

Opening Balance:                           $2,088.36 

Basket:                                              $30

Donations:                                       $0

Sub-Total:                                        $2118.36

Deductions:                                     $0

Ending Balance:   $2,088.36           $2118.36


  1. Committees: Accepted
  • Visitation: Volunteers are Ruthie, Sean, Dan, Larry, and Tom.
    • Suspended/Tabled till meetings resume
  • Web Site: Tom B. is helping with the Website, org: monthly notes, events, ect. Added the GSR Orientation Guide (PDF)
  • Literature Committee:  Volunteer every month to pick one piece of Literature and speak on it at each district meeting. Tom volunteered for month of July
  1. Traditions Committee- Life or Death Every Thurs 6pm

**Will be suspending Tradition meeting commitment at Life or Death pending COVID-19 circumstances 

June Traditions: #1-4 ***SUSPENDED/TABLED temporarily

  • June 4th Tradition 1:
  • June 11th Tradition 2:
  • June 18th Tradition 3:
  • June 25th Tradition 4:

July Traditions: #5-9 ***SUSPENDED/TABLED temporarily

  • July 2nd Tradition 5:
  • July 9th Tradition 6:
  • July 16th Tradition 7:
  • July 23rd Tradition 8:
  • July 30th Tradition 9:

** If you are not able to make the meeting, PLEASE call Tom, Bridget, Arretta, Or Michelle and let them know** Take your own Tradition book – they’re in short supply.

XII. Old Business: Accepted

  • Nominate Alternate Secretary
  • District Inventory
  • District 60 interested in combining in Workshop on April 4th: will split costs with us and may bring more people
  • Workshop Sign-up Sheet
  • Workshop Flyers to hand out to groups. Make announcements @ meetings!

XIII. New Business: Accepted

  • Discussed July district meeting on how to do meeting: whether live in-person meeting (pending per church’s decision), outside live meeting, or to continuing via Zoom.
    • Voted to continue through Zoom
    • Zoom info:
      • Meeting ID #: 6036032018
      • Password: 12steps4us
    • Workshop Thoughts: Motioned and unanimously voted to postpone (prior April 4th) workshop till October 3rd
    • Voted on suspending/tabling Tradition meeting commitment depending on how things progress with the pandemic
    • Suggestion of eliminating Tradition & Concept of the Month reading and discussion to help cut back on meeting time
      • Unanimously voted against and everyone agreed to keep reading the Tradition and discussion 🙂
      • Other suggestions: Tabled discussing
        • Having a 3 minute timer for people sharing on Tradition
        • Using 12 traditions illustrated (shortened version of Tradition)
      • Discussed having Pat F. (past delegate), Caroline N. (current alternate delegate) to join our meeting and do a brief presentation
        • Also discussed having Area visitors speak at the beginning of the meeting rather than at the end, in order to have enough time and not be rushed
      • 7th Tradition donations from groups and individuals can be sent to Arretta via VENMO.
        • Arretta doesn’t have a personal VENMO account but has one that is used for Life or Death. To differentiate, we will put “District 22” in the subject line when sending donations
        • VENMO username: @Life-or-death

XIV. Next Meeting Date: July 14th @ 6:30 p.m.

XV: End Meeting with The Responsibility Pledge


I am responsible…

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.