Members Present: 17
Location: St Stephens lutheran church
Opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer. The 12 Traditions and H&I purpose were read.
Afternoon family, last month our subcommittee carried on business as usual and discussed presenting the body with the policy changes that our ad-hoc has been making to our policy to get a group consience approval. We currently have presentations being brought into 7 correctional/clearance facilities, and 31 commitments open and 23 commitments filled. Our vice chair Nikki created a flyer to pass out to groups to spread the word of H&I. Our members have been trying different methods to attract new members to carry the message of recovery into our facilities. Last month we had a smaller attendance due to people still getting used to our new change in schedule, and I had members reach out and apoligize for for their absence. We placed a literature order for $298.75 for last month as well. Also, I received an email forwarded to me from a transitional program in Apopka called the St. Peter Claver Prison Ministry requesting information and assistance, expressing a need for meetings. I gathered information from their program director and unfortunately their facility would not be something necessarily for H&I. I made a suggestion that they could find a member of Narcotics Anonymous that would have the desire to start an NA meeting at the St. Pete Claver facility as they would like their residents to have a mandatory meeting required for them. I will remain in contact with them to keep them updated on any way myself or our subcommittee can assist them.
We had 3 people elected into panel leader positions for the facilities of their choosing.
Concerns or Needs
Members to apply for clearance for facilities that require it. Please note: a record does not automatically disbar you from getting approval for clearance, BUT if you don't apply at all then it is an automatic 'no'.
In Loving Service,
Joey P, Chair