The meeting was held on Zoom.  It was chaired by Marty B. He opened with the serenity prayer and the GSR Preamble.

II        Minutes (Colleen D.) Colleen emailed the minutes from the last meeting and she received no corrections or additions.  Motion to approve minutes by Paul.  Motion approved.

III       Treasurer (Louis P.)

Lou reported July’s beginning balance in the checking account at $5913.89 plus contributions/deposits of $612.08, less rent expense of $12.20, making July’s ending balance of $6513.87.  July’s beginning balance in the savings account is $854.49. $.01 interest was earned for a final balance of $854.50.  There was a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed.

IV       DCM report (Marty B.) Marty reported that it has been a quiet month so he had nothing to report.

V        ADCM report (Ruthie B.)  No report.

VI       Intros and Group reports around the room.  Present were Marty B., Claudia B., Colleen D., Carol H., DaNella K., Ruthie B., Bob H., Paul H, Bobby F., Will E., Libby G., Karinda R., Kimberly W., Lou P., Peggy L., Bob V., Dusty R., Beverly A., Jake, John M., Craig C., Kevin L., Steve.

VII      Committee reports

1.Picnic report – (DaNella-Co-Chair) We have booked Sky Jumpers for the Picnic Oct 8 12-4 pm. They will be providing the bouncy house, Bean Bag-Cornhole Game, Popcorn machine and Giant size Connect 4. In the notes from Last Year, it was mentioned that the popcorn was a waste, so this year we will have the volunteers hand it out. I spoke with Ruthie and confirmed the Lost and Found Club has volunteered to take charge of all the activities, including watching over the bouncy house, pinata and water balloons as well as all the other games/activities. Bob V will be providing a microphone and speaker for our guest speaker at 2pm. Currently we have Craig and Bobby providing the grill and manning the BBQ. DaNella and Bob V have large ice chests. DaNella will be getting the pinata. Still need more ice chests and volunteers for day of, set up and break down.

  1. Workshops – (Chuck T. & Ruthie B.) Ruthie reported that Chuck had all the details. He was not at the meeting.
  2. Archives Liaison – (Diana M) – No report on Archives.
  3. H & I (Kevin L.) Kevin reported that H & I recently amended their guidelines.  They are going to elect a new Board of Directors.  Positions are available if anyone is interested.  They are on track to purchase $40,000 worth of literature this year.  This month they purchased $3320 worth of literature.   Their balance at the end of the month was $15,500 of which $1000 is their prudent reserve.  They keep a large amount of money so it is available to purchase literature.  Some rehabs are open now, also most of the jails.  The prisons are supposed to be open by September.  If you want to do a panel in the prisons, you must go through the process to be cleared even if you have done it before.
  4. Grapevine/ La Vina (Janey and Diana)) – No report for Grapevine. Colleen read Diana’s report on the La Vina Celebration:

As the Liaison for the English-speaking community for the La Vina Anniversary Committee, here is a brief summary for this event which was celebrated July 22, 23 & 24th at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino. The Pacific Region 26th Anniversary of La Vina was a HUGE success. We had a total of 1,078 registrations, 332 banquet attendees. Between the Registration fees – which included a year’s subscription of La Vina -, regular and gift subscriptions, we had an impact of 2,044 subscriptions in total. Participation from 16 different Areas of the Pacific Region was noted. We had a host of English-speaking attendees and participation thanks to the interpretation that was provided. If anyone is interested in the financial details, please let me know. The next La Vina Anniversary committee for their 27th year celebration will be organized in Oregon!!

Our 26th La Vina committee will be providing a memoir (“memorias” in Spanish) as is the usual custom for our amazing AA Latinos. This informative as well as historical document will be translated for the very first time into English and distributed.

Con Un Corazón Agradecido,


5. Hotline (Paul H.) – District One no longer has the commitment of the 1st Sunday Monday of the month. Possibly there will be another day available but Paul is waiting to hear about that.

6. PI/CPC – (Bob V) – There will be a CPC workshop September 10th at Central Office, 1515 E. Tropicana, #710 from 3-5 p.m. It is a hybrid meeting. Flyer attached.

7. Intergroup – (Craig C.) See attached report.

VIII     Tradition Summary

DaNella. presented Tradition 8 and Kevin will present Tradition 9 next month.

IX       Concept Summary

Ruthie presented Concept 8 and Claudia B will present Concept 9 next month.

X        Old Business – A few more suggestions were presented for a new meeting place for the district one business meeting.  These will be followed up on.  Carol mentioned that at the last meeting we pretty much decided to keep it where it is.  A final decision was tabled at this time.

XI       New Business – Peggy L. asked about funding to travel to the Assembly.  Her group did not want to pay the expenses.  Claudia B explained the process to get funding assistance from the district and the area if the group can only pay part of the expenses or cannot pay any at all.

Claudia B. asked about the large amount of funds in the treasury.  Lou explained that the guidelines state that funds would be distributed after the picnic has been funded.

Libby G suggested that since there is a large amount of funds in our treasury that we fund Alternate GSRs $100 to attend the assembly.  A motion was made, seconded, and passed.

Libby also reported to the GSRs that as of January 1, 2023, no money should be sent to SAGSC.  The donations will go to the Area 42 Treasurer.  She asked the GSRs to give this information to their group treasurers.  A flyer explaining it with the new address will be coming.

Lou stated that the Midtown Group would like to join our district.  They meet at 10:30 on Saturday morning.  It was decided that we did not need to vote on this and they are welcome to join our district.

Libby presented Jake’s report about a General Service Workshop to be held September 11, 5-7 pm via zoom.  Flyer is attached.

Meeting closed at 11:10. a.m. with the Responsibility Statement.

The next meeting will be held during the Area Assembly in Tonopah on September 24, 2022.