Minutes ~ Suffolk General Service Meeting ~December 19th, 2014


  • Moment of Silence followed by the Responsibility Declaration
  • Traditions read by:
  • A.A. Anniversaries ~2
  • Introduction of new GSR’s ,DCM’s and Alternates ~ 15
  • Volunteers for clean-up ~ Kelsey, Jack, Vinay
  • Volunteers for December Greeters ~ Chris, George
  • Opened at 8:00 pm, 85 in attendance ~

Officer’s Reports

DCMC ~ Jarrett D.

  • Our Next Meeting January 16th at True North Community Church 1101 Lakeland Ave Bohemia, NY 11716. New GSR Orientation at 7:30pm and will continue to be there on the Third Friday of every month.
  • Attended 2015 Budget Meeting, SENY Convention Planning , Unity Breakfast planning Meeting, SENY Election Assembly
  • Available for group inventories and speaking on traditions
  • Pre-register for the 2015 SENY Convention. Go to www.aaseny.org for more info
  • Unity Breakfast Event will be March 1st. Tickets will go on sale at November General Service meeting. Tickets will be $25.
  • Attended SENY Service Participation meeting. Spoke about the first tradition.

Alt. DCMC ~ Matt F.

  • Our Next Meeting SENY Committee Meeting will be January 5th for all DCMs
  • Our Next SENY Assembly will be Nov. 22nd at Washingtonville Middle School 38 West Main Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992. Bus will be provided.
  • Attended SENY Election Assembly, and 2015 Budget Meeting
  • Available for group inventories and speaking on traditions
  • Area 49 hosting NY informational workshop.

Treasurer ~ George R. N/A

  • See Report- accepted

Registrar/Corresponding Secretary ~ Ann Marie H.

  • Sign in sheets are on the chairs so please update the information presented accordingly
  • New GSR change form or on SENY website

Concept 12~ Mercedes

Standing Committee Reports:

No reports were given by committee chairs due to County Inventory

Archives- Bob R. – NR

Big Meeting- Michele E.– NR

Corrections- Troy W. –Bridging the Gap forms, anyone looking for correspondence participants please see Troy after the meeting.

CPC – Joanne F.- NR

Grapevine- Kathy- NR

Group Conscience- Dean J. – NR

LiteratureEddie W. – Literature prices have increased

LICYPAA Liaison- Mercedes- meet 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month at South Oaks Chapel.

Public Information- We need help for planning upcoming PSA. 3rd Tuesday at 7pm SIA office at 113 Bay Ave at Terrill. RSVP PI-CPC chair pubinfo@suffolkny-aa.org

Service Participation- Richie NR

Service Sponsorship – Geoff C.-NR

Share A thon liaison- NR

Special Needs – Michele E/ Lucille NR

Suffolk Intergroup LiaisonEd.– none

Treatment Bridging the Gap- Vacant- Need to fill this position. Anyone interested, please see Jarrett D.

Unity Breakfast Committee- Sue- Next meeting is January 13th at 6pm at the SIA Office Riverhead, NY. Please show up if you wish to get involved. All are welcome. Event will be March 1st. Tickets will go on sale after General Service meeting. Tickets will be $25. Committee meeting held last night. Tickets need to be brought to group to sell.

Web Committee- John- -web@aasuffolkgs-ny.org- NR

Old Business:

New business:

2015 Budget Proposal-see handout

Motion (passed): To go over the budget again to add the insurance and update the group contributions YTD 2014.

3 opposed

3 abstentions

Simple majority in favor

Minority Report: This isn’t set in stone and it’s just a flexible budget I don’t see the reason to wait another month to accept the budget.


18 in favor

25 opposed

Motion Failed- Budget Committee will add line for liability insurance and adjust group contributions and resubmit in January

NYE meeting-East Hampton Springs Presbyterian Church 8-9 then marathon meetings 9:30, 11:00, 12:30

The Hope House- Port Jefferson on High St. 10PM-4AM on NYE

Queens Holiday Xmas Eve 6PM till NYE 145-02 Farbers Blvd Queens Intergroup for Website

Northport NYE trinity 6PM-6

Patchogue Xmas Eve and NYE 7PM- 11PM

Staten Island Xmas Eve Meeting on Myrtle Ave

Motion to close at 9:42pm