Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting Tuesday, July 14th, 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: *Still not doing inside meetings. Meeting info as follows:  Zoom Meetings- Mon. & Tues. @ 7:30PM, Sat @ 9AM; Outside meetings: Wed. & Thurs. @ 6PM, Fri @ 5PM, Sun @ 6PM and Bring your own Chair!
  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 (inside meetings, Sunday 7 pm, 25 people capacity, must wear a mask)
  12. Hand of God Group
  13. Hope Faith Group
  14. J.A.M. Group outside meeting Monday 6:30-7:30, bring your own chair, MUST wear a mask (if rains the meeting is held in the gym)
  15. Keeping It Real Group
  16. Keep it Simple Group
  17. Life or Death Group
  18. Man Cave Group
  19. Mayfair-Holmesburg Group (outside meetings Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 6:30-7:30, bring your own chair, MUST wear a mask (if it rains the meeting is held in the gym) Limit is at 25 people for meetings). 
  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: Meets Twice a week on Tuesday & Thursdays @8pm at 8600 Krewstown Road) The meeting is held outside & no mask is required. If the weather calls for rain, the meeting is held inside. 
  28. Samurai Group
  29. Second Chance Beginners Group
  30. Second Chance Group
  31. Serenity Group
  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
  44. Young Women’s Group (ZOOM mtg ID 736 471 4358 P/W 2436 2436 24

ROOM OPENS AT 5:40 PM, Every Tuesday 6pm-7pm)

III. 7th Tradition: Sending individual and group donations through Venmo temporarily. VENMO username: @Life-or-death and put “District 22” in the subject line when sending donations


  1. Secretary’s Report: Accepted
  1. Officer-at-Large Report: N/A
  1. DCM Report: 
  • Upcoming Area Events: See for additional information

VII. ADCM Report: Elena

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Arretta- Discuss Venmo 

                                    Old                     New

Opening Balance:   $2,088.36          $2118.36

Basket:                                                    $30

Donations:                 $0                   $100 Mayfair-Holmesburg group (Numbers are NOT exact) but Auctus donated $1,000 to Sepia in May or June)

Sub-Total:                 $2118.36

Deductions:              $0

Ending Balance:   $2118.36              $2218.36

  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, 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. Michelle K. volunteered for month of August
  1. Traditions Committee- Life or Death Every Thurs 6pm

    ***** Aretta agreed to take the commitments (maybe) and Joe will help out will the Life or death tradition meetings*****

August Traditions: #10-12, 1  *Arretta agreed to take commitments (maybe) and Joe will help

  • August 6th Tradition 10:
  • August 13th Tradition 11:
  • August 20th Tradition 12:
  • August 27th Tradition 1:

September Traditions: #5-9 *

  • September 3rd Tradition 2:
  • September 10th Tradition 3:
  • September 17th Tradition 4:
  • September 24th Tradition 5:

** 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

  • 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
    • Unanimously voted and everyone agreed to keep reading the Tradition during our GSR meetings and have a discussion following 🙂 The pamphlet we read for the month of July touched on the progression of alcoholism/heavy drinker/losing control/beyond help)
    • 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

XIII. New Business: Accepted

  • August GSR Meeting : Zoom or outside? Voted unanimously to have it outside at normal meeting location  next time on August 11th (or in the gym if it rains) 
  • Start discussing Workshop on October 3rd-thoughts whether Zoom or Indoor Workshop (tabeled)
    • If considering an in-person and indoor workshop, We will need to book a venue sooner rather than later. Possibly Wissinoming Methodist Church (Tacony and Wiss AM Group location) if people are going this route? Tabled till the next month (August)
    • Contact Caroline N. and/or Pat F. for August’s meeting
    • Joe? will connect with Aretta to alternate doing the thursday tradition meetings @ Life or Death for the month of August
    • The Convention/voting delegates for this year’s GSR convention in November will be held virtually.

XIV. Next Meeting Date: August 11th, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m, LIVE @ 3200 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136. (Voted to have it outside or will go inside the gym if it rains) See you guys there! Masks are required. 

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.