RCA Trailblazers Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 12/29/2019 – Sunday

Minutes by:  Gretchen irw Jason


  • Ruth and Lou
  • Lance and Quin
  • David and Kapiko
  • Paul and Cate
  • Gretchen and Jason
  • Shawna

Serenity Prayer


November 2019 Minutes Reviewed and Approved 


Treasurer’s Report

Beginning Balance = $589.25

Ending Balance = $765.40

7th Tradition = $199.00

Payments / Fees = ($12.10)

Purchase Welcome Packet = ($10.75)

Old Business  

Sharing Guidelines:

  • Group – Agreed that any group member should message the Secretary couple if he or she would like the Secretary to offer a gentle reminder to another group member for any reason. The Secretary couple will use a private message to send the reminder.  
  • Group – The Secretary couple should also message couples who are not sharing their video and remind them to keep their video on.
  • Cate-Confirmed that message was sent to member couple as a gentle reminder of what appears on the screen.

Welcome Packets for Members Outside of U.S.:

  • Shawna – Confirmed that she and Gunter are in possession of the welcome packets for newcomers outside the U.S.
  • David – Welcome couple will notify Shawna and Gunter when a newcomer packet is needed to be sent outside of U.S.

New Business

Increase Cost of Trailblazers Web Page

  • Lance – Web cost will increase by $1 per month. Lance will confirm date that will start and share with group.  Group will need to vote to approve.
  • $12.99 to $13.99 in June (when we renew)
  • Quin – Motion to approve
  • Cate – 2nd  Quin’s motion
  • Group – Approved
  • Lance – Looking further into simplifying web page and will share information at a later business meeting.


How Newcomers are Identified and the Last 15 Minutes of Meeting

  • Gretchen – Identify themselves at the beginning of the meeting as opposed to defining newcomer as a group?
  • Quin – Add to script, “Are there any newcomers who haven’t shared, but would like to share?”
  • Kapiko – 2nd Quin’s motion
  • Group – Approved (Gretchen will add to script)



  • Gretchen – Motion to Adjourn
  • Lance – 2nd Gretchen’s motion
  • All in favor