PI/CPC Minutes – Januarary 2013

Attendance: Kjerstin, Bernice, Amanda, Jeff, Jessi

  • Still working on getting pamphlets out to hospitals
  • Bernice has a letter typed up to send out to treatment facilities (to provide assistant to STAFF)
    • Will call centers in the next week or so to get a good email to send letter to
    • Has a flier (from GSO, what is AA) to send with it
      • She will send this out the committee members first so we can see it
      • Changed March and May meetings to the 3rd Sunday
      • Kjerstin will send phones lists to Diversion and Probation
      • Drug Court
        • For the first time through meetings: have 1 PICPC member, 1 Drug Court graduate/participant, and someone from treatment committee and/or corrections committee.
        • Meeting will start in March
          • 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Structure of meeting
    • 10 minutes – speakers/facilitators share story (qualify)
    • 40 minutes – Topic
    • 10 minutes – questions
  • Topics
    • 1. New to AA
      • Get a sponsor
      • What Big Book looks like
      • Home group
      • Fellowship
      • Reaching out you hand
      • Come early/stay late
      • Pamphlet: “Members view of AA” – Hoads will bring to next meeting
      • Information on AA – Bernice will bring to next meting
      • 12 questions “Am I an alcoholic?” – Amanda will bring to next meeting
    • 2. Sponsorship
      • How to find one
      • What you had to do when new (facilitators share)
      • What sponsorship is/is not
      • How facilitators sponsor
      • Stepwork
    • 3. Fellowship & Service (these relate together)
      • Positions in meetings (where to start)
        • Greeting
        • Set up/clean up
        • Outside of meetings
          • Rides
          • Committees
          • Taking meetings places
          • What does it mean to stay in the middle
          • “But I’m different….”
          • Make a home
          • Fellowship alone won’t keep you sober
    • 4. Traditions
      • How do I stay?
      • How does AA work?
      • Go through – read actual tradition
        • Then put in how it applies to use as members, in everyday life
  • Invite treatment committee chairs and corrections committee chair and drug court graduates who we know and are active in AA all to the next meeting
  • Next meeting, we will finalize topics, go through possible literature to select best pieces for topics
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