Meeting Date: 11/29/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Beatrice & Theodor

Participants

   Beatrice and Theodor

   David and Kapiko

   Quinn & Lance

   Nikki and Stu

   Tim and Nicki

David & Noni

Jessamyn

Barton

Shawna & Günter

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Beatrice & Theodor at 12:31 pm PDT (8:31 p.m. CET)

Serenity prayer

Request for unanimous consent to set meeting length at 30 minutes

Granted

Review and approval of minutes of Oct 2020 business meeting
Motion to approve: David
Second: Nikki

 Minutes approved

Treasurer’s report
No Treasurer’s report available for this meeting due to vacant Treasurer position.

Appointment of spiritual timekeeper for 1-minute comments on business items
Kapiko is our timekeeper

Unfinished business (tabled from last business meeting)
None

New business
Election of Officers

Co-Secretary Couple: Anatoly and Katy
Motion to approve: David
Second: Nikki
Motion approved

Treasurer: Dave and Noni
Motion to approve: Stu
Second: Barton
Motion approved

The groups discussed the contact list and how we keep it updated. 

 

Motion: Tim
Ask if people want to be removed from the list next time we send out the list.
Second: Quin
Motion approved

 

Motion: Shawna
Add a column for the date when people join the list.
Second by Nikki
Motion approved

Business tabled for next meeting
Motion: Barton

To add the date when a couple join the contact list.

Adjournment
Motion to adjourn: Barton
Second: Quin

  Meeting adjourned at 13.00 p.m. PDT (9:00 p.m. CET).

Serenity Prayer

Meeting Date: 10/25/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  David and Kapiko

Participants

   Beatrice and Theodor

   David and Kapiko

   Lance

   Nikki and Stu

   Tim and Nicki

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple David and Kapiko at 12:31 pm PDT (8:31 p.m. CET)

Serenity Prayer

Request for Unanimous Consent to Set Meeting Length at 30 Minutes

Granted

September 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved

Motion to approve – Stu

Second – Beatrice

Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report

            Beatrice presented the Treasurer Couple’s report:

                Beginning balance (September 27, 2020) = $894.02

                Receipts

                    7th Tradition = $168.00

                Payments

                    Payment fees = ($11.45)

                    Welcome packets (to newcomers) = ($33.02)

                    Web hosting = ($149.90)

                    WSO donation (7th Tradition) = ($317.65)

                Ending balance (October 24, 2020) = $550.00

            Motion to approve – Kapiko

            Second – Lance

            Report approved.

Unfinished Business (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

            None

New Business

      Election of Officers

            The following couples volunteered to fill the following RCA Trailblazers service positions:

                        Welcome Couple:       Stu and Nikki

                        Webmaster Couple:    Lance and Quin

                        Contact List Couple:  Tim and Nicki

                        Co-Secretary Couple:  Theodor and Beatrice

            By group conscience, it was agreed that the persons who volunteered for the service positions would be approved to serve in those positions. This was followed by a formal motion to elect them for the term ending October 31, 2021:

            Motion to elect the officers – Lance

            Second – Beatrice

            Motion passed.

            The following service positions remained unfilled at the conclusion of the business meeting:

                        Second Co-Secretary Couple and Treasurer Couple

            Prior to the business meeting, Dave and Noni stated that they could not attend; however, they stated that they are willing to accept a service position but had not yet decided on which position. They offered to check in with the Co-Secretary Couple at a time after the business meeting. David and Kapiko will contact Dave and Noni by e-mail and will relate that the positions of Co-Secretary Couple and Treasurer Couple remain open.

            By group conscience, it was agreed that the election of officers to the remaining service positions will occur in the future.

Adjournment

            Motion to adjourn – Theodor

            Second – Stu

            Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m. PDT (8:50 p.m. CET).

Serenity Prayer

 

Meeting Date: 09/27/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  David and Kapiko

Participants

   Barton and Rebecca

   Beatrice and Theodor

   Ced and Aravin

   Daniel

   David and Kapiko

   Ken and Anabel

   Lance

   Nikki and Stu

   Tim and Nicki

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Theodor and Beatrice at 11:34 a.m. PDT (8:34 p.m. CET)

Serenity Prayer

Request for Unanimous Consent to Set Meeting Length at 30 Minutes

           Granted

August 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved

           Motion to approve – David

           Second – Stu

           Minutes approved

Treasurer’s Report

            Beatrice presented the Treasurer Couple’s report:

                Beginning balance (August 30, 2020) = $809.63

                Receipts

                    7th Tradition = $113.00

                Payments

                    Payment fees = ($6.70)

                    Welcome packets (to newcomers) = ($21.91)

                Ending balance (September 26, 2020) = $894.02

            Beatrice announced that a transfer will be made to the WSO at the end of August.

            Motion to approve – Nikki

            Second – Kapiko

            Report approved

Unfinished Business (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

            None

New Business

  • Vote on Proposed Change to RCA WSO Bylaws and Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings

           David related the proposal by the RCA WSO to amend its Bylaws (new paragraph 3.6.2) and Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings (new section 19.0), which, in times of public health emergency or other extraordinary circumstances, would permit the Board to hold a virtual annual convention, including the annual business meeting and the annual Board of Trustees election meeting. Reasons why the WSO Board is recommending passage of the proposal include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility that it might require cancellation of the planned 2021 annual convention in Tucson; the need to elect board members to replace those whose terms are expiring; the need to have sufficient board members to maintain the quorum necessary to conduct business; and the need to conduct business at the annual business meeting.

            Stu moved to vote to approve the adoption of the changes to the RCA Bylaws and the Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings. Ken seconded the motion. The motion passed.

            Following the meeting, David and Kapiko electronically submitted to the RCA WSO the ballot in favor of the two proposals.

  • Invitation to Volunteer for RCA Trailblazers Service Positions

            David reiterated the announcement made by Theodor and Beatrice during the recovery meeting that the terms of the current RCA Trailblazers service positions will expire on October 31, 2020. David invited members to consider volunteering for a service position at the election which will take place at the next business meeting, on October 25, 2020.

Adjournment

            Motion to adjourn – Barton

            Second – David

            Meeting adjourned

Serenity Prayer

Meeting Date: 08/30/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  David and Kapiko

Participants

   Anna and Alex

   Barton and Rebecca

   Beatrice

   Daniel

   Ken and Anabel

   Nikki and Stu

   Nury and Floris

   Quin and Lance

   Shawna and Günter

   William

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Kapiko and David at 11:30 am PST (8:30 p.m. CET)

Serenity Prayer

Request for Unanimous Consent to Set Meeting Length at 30 Minutes

Granted

July 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved

Motion to approve – Quin

Second – Stu

Minutes approved

Treasurer’s Report

            Bea presented the Treasurer Couple’s report:

                Beginning balance (July 26, 2020) = $719.91

                Receipts

                    7th Tradition = $233.00

                Payments

                    Payment fees = ($12.73)

                    Welcome packets (to newcomers) = ($10.80)

                    Welcome packets (Europe, bulk order to Shawna and Günter = ($119.75)

                Ending balance (August 29, 2020) = $809.63

            Bea announced that a transfer will be made to the WSO at the end of August.

            Motion to approve – Quin

            Second – Shawna

            Passed

Unfinished Business  (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

  • Determination of Date for Daily Reader Jam Session

          Quin suggested that we select a date and time for the Daily Reader Jam Session (which had been approved at the previous meeting).  Quin related the results of a poll of the officers for available dates.  A group conscience discussion followed.

          Motion to set the event for Saturday, November 14, 2020 – Kapiko

          Second – Bea

          Passed

          Following further discussion, it was agreed by group conscience:  The event will take place at 10 a.m. PST (7 p.m. CET) and will last for up to two hours.

  • Addition of Materials to Recovery Readings on RCA Trailblazers Website

          Motion to add to the RCA Trailblazers website, under Recovery Readings, the article from the Fall 2015 RCA WSO online publication, “Hand in Hand,” entitled “Does Your RCA Group Ever Talk About Sex,” which includes a “Healthy Sexuality Inventory” – Shawna

          Second – Quin

          Following discussion and group conscience, the motion passed.

New Business

  • Confirmation of Appointment of Stu and Nikki as Trailblazers Welcome Couple

          It was moved and seconded to confirm the appointment of Stu and Nikki as the Trailblazers Welcome Couple for the balance of the term expiring October 31, 2020.

          Passed

  • Moving Text in Leader Script, Before “Safety Guidelines”

          It was moved and seconded to move the text in the meeting leader script, “Would [secretary selects a member] read:  Page 55 in the 4th Edition,” into the  shaded area containing the Safety Guidelines.

          Passed

Administrative Matters

          By group conscience, the meeting was extended for an additional 10 minutes.

Additional Old Business

  • Motion to Schedule a Fellowship Zoom Karaoke Day

          Quin described her motion to have a karaoke event on Zoom.  Following discussion and group conscience, it was moved and seconded to schedule the karaoke event for October 11, 2020, immediately following the Sunday Trailblazers meeting.  By group conscience it was further agreed:  Quin and Lance will organize.  Couples may sing together as a couple or separately, at their choice.  The event will last up to two hours.  Quin and Lance will take requests, either in advance by e-mail, or during the event, by Zoom chat.  The event will be posted in Trailblazers announcements, and Quin and Lance will send the announcement to everyone on the contact list.

  • Editing of Meeting Leader Script

          It was agreed that the Co-Secretary Couple will edit the meeting leader script and submit nonsubstantive changes to the Web Couple in order to change the script on the Trailblazers website.

Adjournment

          A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed.  The meeting concluded at 12:10 p.m. PST (9:10 p.m. CET).

Serenity Prayer

Meeting Date: 07/26/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Theodor irw Beatrice

Participants:

David and Kapiko

Esma and Hans

Annette and Roger

Shawna and Günter

Lisca and William

Silvia and Joe

Lance

Stu and Nikki

Barton and Rebecca

Tim and Nicki

Theodor and Beatrice

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple David and Kapiko at 11:30 am PST

Serenity prayer

Request for unanimous consent to set meeting length at 30 minutes

Passed

June 2020 Minutes

Reviewed, approved and posted prior to business meeting – Co-Secretary Couples

 

Treasurer’s report

Theodor and Beatrice presented the Treasury report.

Beginning Balance (June 28, 2020) = $469.65

Receipts

7th Tradition = $265.00

Payments

Payment fees = ($14.74)

Ending balance (July 25, 2020) = $719.91

 

Unfinished business (tabled from last business meeting)

Motion by Kapiko to dismiss motions that are made and tabled for discussion, when the couple who originally makes the motion does not attend the next Business Meeting to present their motion.

Günter offered a friendly amendment to table such a motion for one more meeting, and if the person made the motion does not show up for the meeting the motion will be dismissed. Kapiko accepted the amendment.

Second: Barton

Passed

 

New business

Motion to approve appointment of Theo and Bea as co-secretary couple to complete the unfinished term, ending October 31st, of Gretchen and Jason – David

Second: Nikki

Passed

 

Motion to allow the co-secretary couple to give the Zoom host key to another couple when neither co-secretary couple is available to host the Trailblazers meeting and another couple volunteers to host. – Shawna and Günter

Second: Hans

Passed

 

Motion to add the announcements page found in the script to the navigation tabs at the top of our website. – Quinn

Second: Roger

Passed

 

Motion to schedule a Daily Reader Jam session. (We can use the items on the RCA trailblazers website – steps, traditions, promises, etc as inspiration.) – Quinn

Second: Rebecca

Passed

 

Request by Shawna for permission to add an item to the agenda and take it out of order.  Granted.

 

Motion to authorize the purchase of 20 new welcome packets form WSO to Shawna and Günter to send to the people who do not live in America. – Shawna and Günter

Second: Stu

Passed

 

Motion to table remaining unfinished business to next business meeting – Roger

Second: Stu

Passed

 

Tabled business for Next Business Meeting

  1. Motion to schedule a fellowship zoom Karaoke day! (We can use zoom and watch2gether to sync up the sound.) – Quinn (Rationale: This would give couples a chance to get together and have some fun during these times of being socially distanced.)
  2. Motion to add to the RCA Trailblazers website, under Recovery Readings, the article from the Fall 2015 RCA WSO online publication, “Hand in Hand,” entitled “Does Your RCA Group Ever Talk About Sex,” which includes a “Healthy Sexuality Inventory.” (Document will be screen-shared at business meeting)

 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn Barton:

Second: Kapiko

Passed

 

Serenity Prayer

 

 

 

Meeting Date: 06/28/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Gretchen irw Jason

Participants

   Gretchen and Jason

   Kapiko

   Barton and Rebecca

   Ken and Anabel

   Hans and Esma

   Nikki and Stu

   Hank and Evelyn

   Ken and Anabel

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Gretchen and Jason at 11:30 am PST

Serenity Prayer

Motion to Determine Duration of Meeting

  • Motion to set meeting length at 30 minutes – Gretchen
  • Second – Hans and Esma
  • Passed

May 2020 Minutes

  • Inadvertently skipped
  • Reviewed, approved and posted prior to business meeting – Co-Secretary Couples

Treasurer’s Report

  • Kapiko offered to ask the Treasurer Couple for the report and to post to the Business Meeting Minutes. After the conclusion of the business meeting, the Treasurer Couple presented the following report:

          Beginning balance (May 31, 2020) = $550.00

          Receipts

                    7th Tradition = $106.00

          Payments

                    Payment fees = ($7.67)

                    Welcome packets = ($10.80)

                     Webhosting = ($167.88)

          Ending balance (June 27, 2020) = $469.65

New Business

  • Motion to announce Co-Secretary Service position opening at the beginning of each weekly meeting in July and vote in a new Co-Secretary Couple during the July business meeting. – Gretchen
  • Jason and Gretchen need to give up the Co-Secretary position, because Jason will be working on Sundays, starting July 10th.
  • Second – Rebecca
  • Passed

Unfinished Business  (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

Removing Attendees Without Video from the Meeting

  • Barton asked that we discuss removing participants from the meeting, when they do not turn on their video, after a friendly reminder.  He also suggested that be added to the script.
  • Hans has read a lot on Zoom safety and supports removing attendees who do not turn their video on
  • Barton had experience with other meetings that allow their Co-Secretaries to remove or mute other attendees and others that do not, where it creates a distracting environment.
  • Motion to allow Co-Secretaries to remove attendees who do not have their video on – Barton and Rebecca
  • Amendment to give guidance to Co-Secretaries to ask the attendee to turn their video on 2 times via the chat. If the attendees still do not turn their video on, the Co-Secretary will give one verbal reminder to the group, before removing the attendee from the meeting.
  • Anabel shared her experience from a meeting that was “Zoom bombed”, where an attendee shared pornographic material and used a racial slur. The Secretary was able to protect the meeting by removing that individual. It was helpful to remind the group that the purpose of removing individuals is in the interest of the group’s privacy.
  • Gretchen asked the group to continue to trust the Co-Secretaries to follow these suggestions and make decisions that they feel would be in the best interest of the group to the best of their ability.
  • Kapiko reiterated the importance of considering those members of our group who are willing to take on service commitments as Trusted Servants.

Cutting the Introductions at the Beginning of the Meeting

  • Ruth suggested cutting out introductions at the beginning of the meeting to allow about 10 more minutes of sharing
  • No further discussion.
  • Topic dismissed

Script Edit Suggestion

  • Paul suggested adding verbiage to the script to suggest that couples who have shared recently allow others the opportunity to share, i.e., “If your coupleship has shared recently, please allow other couples the opportunity to share.”
  • No further discussion
  • Topic dismissed

 

Tabled for Next Business Meeting

  • Motion to dismiss motions that are made and tabled for discussion, when the couple who originally makes the motion does not attend the next Business Meeting to present their motion. – Kapiko
  • Evelyn shared similar experience from other 12 step business meetings and supports the idea to dismiss.
  • Stu suggested the item continued to be tabled, until the couple who made the motion attends a Business Meeting.
  • Motion to table for discussion at next business meeting. – Gretchen
  • Second – Kapiko
  • Passed

 

Adjournment

    Motion to Adjourn – Gretchen

    Second – Kapiko

    Passed

Serenity Prayer

RCA Trailblazers Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 05/31/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  David irw Kapiko

Participants

    Gretchen and Jason

    David and Kapiko

    Quin and Lance

    Hans and Esma

    Cate and Paul

    Hank and Evelyn

    Ken and Anabel

    JB

Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Gretchen and Jason at 11:32 p.m.

Serenity Prayer

Motion to Determine Duration of Meeting

               Motion to set meeting length at 30 minutes – Gretchen

               Passed by unanimous consent

April 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved

               Motion to Approve – Gretchen

               Second – Cate

               Passed

Treasurer’s Report

David and Kapiko presented the report prepared by the Treasurer Couple, Theo and Bea, who were unable to attend.

               Beginning Balance (April 26, 2020) = $724.18

               Receipts

                              7th Tradition = $245.00

               Payments

                              Payment fees = ($15.90)

                              Welcome packets = ($21.60)

                              Donation to RCA WSO = ($381.68)

               Ending balance (May 30, 2020) = $550.00

Motion to approve – Cate

Second – David

Passed

Unfinished Business  (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

Renewal of web hosting contract

RCA Trailblazers received a renewal reminder for its web hosting bill, which is due on June 23, 2020.  Ruth previously suggested changing to the “Spark” plan from the existing “Nitro” plan to save money, resubscribe for 3 years, which would lock-in price, and calling the web-hosting office to see if we could renegotiate a further discount. 

David presented an analysis of the differences between the Spark and Nitro plans, including differences in pricing for one-year, two-year and three-year plans, based on information obtained from the provider’s website.  David pointed out the differences between the Spark and Nitro plans and related that Ruth had stated that the Spark plan would meet all of Trailblazers’ needs for less money.  David moved to 1) renew the contract with the existing provider, 2) switch to the Spark plan, 3) opt for the three-year contract and 4) request billing by the web hosting provider for payment via PayPal.  There was no second.

Quin and Lance noted that they are the webmaster couple.  They related the actual pricing for existing customers, which is different from the amounts shown in the analysis.  Pricing was discussed for one-year and three-year plans, comparing the Spark and Nitro plans. The question was raised as to whether changing from Nitro to Spark would require rebuilding the website, but it was explained that a change of plan would not require rebuilding, whereas a change of account would require rebuilding. 

Cate inquired whether we might defer further consideration to the next business meeting.  It was pointed out that the existing contract expires on June 23, 2020, and that action was needed at this meeting.  Cate suggested deferring to the service couples to decide.

David withdrew his motion.

Jason moved to renew the contract with the existing provider for one additional year with the existing Nitro plan at the invoiced price.  Kapiko seconded. There was discussion as to whether there were adequate funds on hand to pay for any of the plans and terms, allowing for other foreseeable expenses, and it was determined that there were. It was determined that the benefits of renewing for three years vs. one year are a saving of approximately $10 per month and locking in the existing price for three years.  The motion passed.

Motion to table remaining unfinished business

Gretchen moved to table the following agenda items, which previously had been tabled from the April business meeting:

  • Barton asked that we discuss removing participants from the meeting, when they do not turn on their video, after a friendly reminder.  He also suggested that be added to the script
  • Ruth suggested cutting out introductions at the beginning of the meeting to allow about 10 more minutes of sharing
  • Paul suggested adding verbiage to the script to suggest that couples who have shared recently allow others the opportunity to share, i.e., “If your coupleship has shared recently, please allow other couples the opportunity to share.”

Hans and Esma seconded.  The motion passed.

New Business

None

Adjournment

    Motion to Adjourn – Gretchen

    Second – Quin

    Passed

Serenity Prayer

RCA Trailblazers Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 04/26/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Gretchen irw Jason

Participants

  • Gretchen and Jason
  • Beatrice and Theodor
  • David and Kapiko
  • Hans
  • Cate and Paul
  • Lance
  • Dian
  • Barbie
  • Ken and Anabel
  • Allison and Mary Ellen
  • Barton and Rebecca
  • Shawna and Gunter

 

Serenity Prayer

 

March 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved 

Motion to Approve – Gretchen

2nd – Cate

All in favor

 

Emergency Business 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved 

Motion to Approve – Jason

2nd – Cate

All in favor

 

Treasurer’s Report

Beginning Balance = $571.03

Ending Balance = $724.18

7th Tradition = $164.00

Payments / Fees = ($10.85)

*NEW Prudent Reserve = $550

 

Unfinished Business  (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)

Decrease Number of Minutes for Share

  • Cate suggested continuing discussion on making shares 2 minutes vs 3 minutes
  • Barbie suggested breakout rooms
  • Allison suggested queue
  • Barton and Rebecca suggested people raise hand in the chat window and Secretary Couple call on couples
  • Kapiko suggested that people who have shared recently allow others to share
  • Jason suggested that people with experience might have an easier time getting in the chat queue and agreed that shorter shares would reduce the pressure and allow more people to share
  • Shawna shared the experience that creating a list might reduce the spontaneity of sharing and the ability to share when inspired
  • Hans suggested the breakout groups, again, but acknowledged that it might be complicated
  • Gretchen suggested that implementing any of the technical solutions might remove the opportunity for those who are less assertive to practice participation, that Cate’s original suggestion of shortening the shares may resolve their challenges and that we should vote on Cate’s original suggestion.
  • Motion to shorten shares – Mary Ellen
  • Friendly amendment to shorten newcomer shares to 1 minute– Cate
  • Jason suggested we keep the time consistent
  • Kapiko agreed with consistency
  • All in favor to reduce all share times to 2 minutes – Approved

* Gretchen will note the change in the online script. 

* Please note, this change has not been made to the printable script.

New Business

Tabled for Next Business Meeting

  • RCA Trailblazers received a renewal reminder for our web hosting bill, which is due on June 20.  Ruth suggested changing to the “spark” plan to save money, resubscribe for 3 years, which would lock-in price and call the web-hosting office to see if we could renegotiate a further discount.  *This item was added after the Business Meeting, by the Co-Secretaries.
  • Barton asked that we discuss removing participants from the meeting, when they do not turn on their video, after a friendly reminder.  He also suggested that be added to the script.
  • Ruth suggested cutting out introductions at the beginning of the meeting to allow about 10 more minutes of sharing
  • Paul suggested adding verbiage to the script to suggest that couples who have shared recently allow others the opportunity to share.

ie:  “If your coupleship has shared recently, please allow other couples the opportunity to share.”

 

Adjorn

  • Motion to Adjourn – Cate
  • 2nd -Jason
  • All in favor

 

Serenity Prayer

 

RCA Trailblazers Emergency Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 04/05/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Gretchen irw Jason

Participants

  • Gretchen and Jason
  • Beatrice and Theodor
  • David and Kapiko
  • Cate and Paul
  • Mike and Chantelle
  • Daniel
  • Quin and Lance

Emergency Business

Increased Zoom Security

  • Lance and Quin raised the need to take a group conscience regarding how the group should handle the new Zoom requirement for a password or link to access the meeting
  • Gretchen shared reasons Co-Secretary couples decided to post the Secretary email and send invites to those who request it:  anonymity, deferring to Zoom for expertise in internet security, need to simplify Co-Secretary responsibilities
  • David shared the security settings that have been applied to our current Zoom account:  only host can share screen, host can remove attendees, (no recording capability)
  • Cate shared the option of waiting room
  • Daniel confirmed that email worked well for newcomers
  • Theodore confirmed hosts ability to remove members and not allow them to return
  • Co Secretary couples committed to keep an eye on the Secretary email for access requests, prior to the meeting start, and to manage any disruptions during the meeting
  • Gretchen – motion to keep Secretary email on website.
  • Mike – 2nd motion
  • All in favor
  • Lance reminded group to notify WSO
  • Gretchen agreed to email decision to WSO

Adjourn

RCA Trailblazers Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 03/29/20 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Gretchen irw Jason

Participants

  • Gretchen and Jason
  • Beatrice and Theodor
  • David and Kapiko
  • Yemi and Stefan
  • Liza
  • Cate and Paul
  • Jim and Kris
  • Daniel
  • Hank
  • Quin and Lance
  • Sydney and Kate

Serenity Prayer

February 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved 

Motion to Approve – Quin

All in favor

Treasurer’s Report

Beginning Balance = $396.89

Ending Balance = $571.03

7th Tradition = $186.00

Payments / Fees = ($11.86)

*NEW Prudent Reserve = $550

*Theodore will be making another contribution to WSO in the amount of the balance over prudent reserve.

Old Business

Increase in Prudent Reserve

  • $179.88 – Zoom
  • $169.88 – Webhosting
  • $14.99 – domain
  • Lance made a motion to increase prudent reserve to 1.5x costs = $550
  • Cate 2nd motion
  • All in favor

Co-Secretary Service Opportunity

  • Paul and Cate have decided to step down as the Co Secretary Couple
  • Gretchen made motion to announce co-secretary commitment at the beginning of weekly meetings
  • Lance second motion
  • All in favor

Possibility of Zoom Meeting of the International Convention

  • Barton mentioned that he would like to have a Zoom meeting of the international convention
  • David suggested that Barton contact the WSO and share his idea

New Business

Co-Secretary

  • David and Kapiko volunteered
  • Jim and Kris offered to help lead meetings and step up in October
  • Motion to vote – Gretchen
  • All in Favor
  • David and Kapiko are our new Co-Secretary Couple

Sharing During Meetings

  • Jim opened the discussion on ideas to help make it easier for people to share during the meeting.
  • David suggested raising hand on “Participants”
  • Gretchen suggested raising hand physically
  • Cate suggested making shares shorter
  • Beatrice suggested breakout rooms
  • Quin suggested leader take names of those who would like to share and call on couples
  • Lance shared concern for distraction
  • Kate shared experience as a new couple to Trailblazers and suggested no change
  • Jason suggested keeping it simple
  • Motion to make no change at this time – Jason
  • All in favor

Tabled for Next Business Meeting

  • Cate suggested continuing discussion on making shares 2 minutes vs 3 minutes

Adjorn

  • Gretchen– Motion to Adjourn
  • All in favor