1. Paypall account for trailblazers: 

Chris and Emma proposed that trailblazers applied for a charity tax number. Jason and Gretchen volunteered to go further with this. The problem with anonymity will also be cleared with this solution.

  1. Service positions:

 – at the moment no volunteers for the co-secretary couple position ( Brian and Maureen will continue in the other co-secretary position)

– position as welcome couple is also open

– position as co-treasure couple: Gunter and Shawna wil ask Nooni and Dave for clarification on process of handing the  service position over to them.

  1. ABM in Stockholm: Emma and Chris were planning to go and have volunteered to represent the group at ABM. They declined the financial support.
  2. Script Additions: The suggested additions to the script has been agreed on and Chris and Emma will put it into the script. also the decided disclaimer when non-RCA material is used in the meeting will be added.
  3. Treasure report

Treasury Report RCA-Trailblazers 2018

 

Financial Statement from  Sun. May 27 2017 to Sat. June 24, 2018

 

Recovering Couples Anonymous

PayPal Account : treasurer@rcatrailblazers.org
 

Amounts in USD

  Beginning Ending
Total balance 1,534.42 1,556.82

 

  Debit Credit
Donations (plus repayment of book order S&G)    
Payment fees -1.50 23.90
Online payments – Welcome Packets    

 

Following addition to the script was decided: Are there any RCA related announcments? This will replace the link to announcements.

The issues regarding the paypall acount was again debated, and more suggestion to a sollution came up:

1. is it posible to link to the swedish paypall acount? Ulla and Rasmus will look into this.

2. is it possible to link directly to the WSO account. Perhaps this will conflict with the group autonomy? Maureen will look into this and contact the WSO structure board

3. Is it possible to link to Debbie and Ruth business account when they get installed ind their new place? D&R will look into this

At the moment there are available service positions open. To get more attention to this this should be announced at the weekly meetings.

For the upcoming ABM is was decided that the group will support a couple willing to attend the meeting in person with 300 USDollars. An other possibility is to attend the meeting on zoom. Members with experience with these meetings recommend that the group attend in person because a lot of things is happening outside of the zoom meeting.

Last item on the agenda was a debate on the use of material from outside directly in the meeting. Some members were concerned that this would confuse new comers at the meetings. Other members made the point that the meeting needs to have inspiration from the outside to strengthen the group.

– it was decided that when new material is brought in this should be with use of of a disclaimer – this should be put into the script. 

Treasury Report RCA-Trailblazers 2018

 

Financial Statement from  Sun. April 29 2017 to Sat. May 26, 2018

 Recovering Couples Anonymous

PayPal Account : treasurer@rcatrailblazers.org
 
 

Amounts in USD

  Beginning Ending
Total balance 1,645.03 1,534.42

 

  Debit Credit
Donations (+ repayment of order S&G $80)   112.00
Payment fees -6.43  
Online payments – Welcome Packets $140.23 -216.18  

 

Financial Statement from  Sun. March 25 2017 to Sat. April 28, 2018

 

Recovering Couples Anonymous

 
 
 

Amounts in USD

  Beginning Ending
Total balance 1,542.64 1,645.03

 

  Debit Credit
Donations   109.00
Payment fees -6.61  
Online payments 0  

 

present were:
Maureen/Brian
Chris
Dave/Noni
Shawna/Gunter
Gretchen/Jason
Old Business:Dave and Noni presented their findings re: paypal account in Canada. Instead of starting a business account, Noni can set up a paypal “pool” in order to receive money. Only treasurers (Gunter and Shawna) would be authorized to withdraw money from it. We had discussion. Since Ruth and Debbie were eager to get the money out of their account, most present felt that it was worth trying the new system right away. Noni made a motion, Brian seconded and we passed a motion to transfer the paypal funds to a Paypal “pool” account under Noni’s account in Canada. 

NEW BUSINESS
1) Chris (irw Emma) introduced the idea of updating the leader scripts to make it clearer for the leader couple each week about exactly what they should say and when. Gretchen said that she would be more inclined to lead the meeting if the instructions for which buttons to push (to share screen etc) were in the script. Maureen suggested a subcommittee to go over the formats and make proposed changes and then send to the group in advance so they can be voted on in the subsequent business meeting. Chris, Dave, Noni and Maureen volunteered to be on that committee and they will meet this month.
2) Shawna told us that she can no longer order newcomer packets because WSO does not ship to Europe. A temporary solution was found to provide people in Europe with NC packets. We passed a motion that Shawna will order 20 newcomer packets to be delivered to Gretchen and Jason.. Gretchen and Jason volunteered to ship the packets to Shawna in Europe and to absorb the cost (up to $80) as their 7th tradition donation. The two couples  exchanged contact info and will do this soon.
Group voted to add verbiage to the leader’s script to say something like:
“Can we have a volunteer couple to be our timers today? Please use the audio as well as visual cues to let people know their time is up”
Gunter and Shawna were not at meeting, but Dave and Noni were present.The two couples are still trying to get together to discuss the treasurer position. They will report back to the group at the next bus meeting about group’s finances and WSO donation.
Regarding paypal account, Dave and Noni found that the group needs to have a business account and that requires a tax id/registration number. They are looking into using “internet banking” instead of paypal for the Trailblazers account. They will do more research about simply opening up a bank account in the name of “Trailblazers” and having people make electronic donations to it. 
Oscar said that a personal PP account can be transformed into a business account.
Maureen offered to do research with another 12 step offshoot group she is part of (which has a paypal account) to find out how they do it.
NEW BUS: Chris brought up idea of adding more detail to the leader script so that each week it is clear exactly what the leaders should say. for ex., on the last Sun of month, when it is a tradition study meeting, should leaders share after they read on the tradition? Right now it’s not clear.
  •  Brian and Maureen were voted in and will take the position of co-secretary couple that stared January 2018
  • Dave and Noni are willing to take the position as co-treasurer couple. And they are willing to be contact couple for the trailblazers pay pal account
  • Chris and Emma mentioned that if any member has suggestions for web-side changes they can contact them

Agenda for next business meeting:

          Donation for WSO

          More details on the treasurer report

          Mark with sound when the times up in sharings in the meeting

 

Treasurer report:

Amounts in USD

  Beginning Ending
Total balance 1,465.74 1,500,28
  Debit Credit
Donations   37.00
Payment fees -2.46  
Online payments 0  

We have an important desiscion to make regarding the registration of ownership regarding rcatrailblazers. We need to find an american replacement for Ruth and Debbie as soon as posible.

We suggest to move the administration of rcatrailblazers. (zoom account, website and contactperson for the paypal account) to the Clubhouse (www.ccc.org). This will have no impact on the meetings and it will ease the administration of the day-to-day business.

 

As we only where two couples present at the last business meeting we descided move the business meeting two weeks to the 10. december and have the business meeting at the begining of the meeting.

 

  1. Treasures report delayed – login issue – will be reported next week.
  2. Service positions:
    Co- secretary couple was announced.
    Welcome couple – ( Couple has it out to prayer!)
    Contact Couple – Mandy & Dwayne (previously called list couple)
  3. Decided to remove calendar couple – not being used
  1. Treasurers report for September 2017:
    Total balance
    Start 1,007.44 USD
    End 1,037.78 USD
    Donations: 33.00 USD
  2. Comments on the new format:
    Easy format- NOT technical
    Good to have focus on video screen instead of script. 
  3. Service positions open:
    Co- secretary couple OPEN
    Co treasurers couple- OPEN
    Welcome couple – OPEN ( Current welcome couple leaves the position end october)
    Web- keeper couple – Chris &Emma
  4. Discuss purchasing a kindle version of RCA blue book for trailblazers. The group divided to og on with this. Treasur couple will buy this. 
  5. Other themes: It was suggested to make next BM a group conscience meeting. With focus on hos the group keeps service positions in function and kept by a large group. 
  6. Topics for next meeting:

    Service positions OPEN could be communicated more directly at all meetings. 

    Sugestion to assign meeting leaders for one month at a time. This to enable meeting leader couple to gain some rutine.