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NHIG Meeting Minutes

NORTH HERTS INTERGROUP

Minutes of IG Meeting 3rd July, 2021

ROLE

OFFICER

FROM

TO

 

PRESENT

 

Chair

Chris

07/20

07/22

Y

Vice Chair

Joe F

06/21

06/23

Y

Secretary

Jenny

10/17

10/20

Y

Treasurer

Tracey

10/18

10/20

Y

TLO

Sue

10/16

10/20

Y

Literature

Kai

10/16

10/20

N

PILO

Ben

07/20

07/22

Apologies

ECLO

Ron

01/19

01/21

Apologies

Share rep

Duncan

07/19

07/21

N

YPLO

Joel

07/20

07/22

N

Archivist

Tracey

07/16

N/A

Y

Region Rep 1

Joe

07/19

07/21

Y

Region Rep 3

Greg

11/20

11/22

N

ELO

Vacant

Paul Letchworth needs to be proposed for this role

N

Probation

Mick

07/19

07/21

N

HLO

Sian

04/17

04/21

Apologies

Prison

Philip M

10/16

10/20

N

GROUP

GSR

 Present

GROUP

GSR

Presesnt

AMPTHILL

Roger

Y

CARLTON EMMAUS WEDS

 

N

BALDOCK (6PM) (SAT)

Sheridan

Y

HITCHIN(MON) (PM)

Sheridan

Y

BALDOCK (THURS)

Isaac

Y

HITCHIN (TUES)

 

N

BEDFORD MONDAY (LUNCHTIME)

Margaret

N

HITCHIN (THURS)

 

N

BEDFORD (MON)

Paul S

N

HITCHIN (FRI LUNCH)

 

N

BEDFORD (TUES)

 

N

LETCHWORTH (FRI)

Paul

N

BEDFORD (WED)

 

N

LETCHWORTH (SAT AM)

Greg

N

BEDFORD (THURS) 1-2pm

Charlie

N

LETCHWORTH (SUN)

 

N

BEDFORD (11.15) (SAT)

Julia

N

ROYSTON (WEDS)

 

N

BEDFORD (THURS) LANDSDOWN ROAD

 Kaitlyn

Y

ROYSTON (SUN)

John H

N

BUNTINGFORD (THURS) 11am

 

N

SHEFFORD

Anthony

N

BIGGLESWADE (SUN)

Roger

Y

STEVENAGE MONDAY (St Nicholas)

Paul

Y

STEVENAGE FRIDAY ROEBUCK

Joe

Y

STEVENAGE TUESDAY

Linda

Y

STEVENAGE WEDS (Lunch)

Andy

Y

STEVENAGE THURS EVE

Tim

N

STEVENAGE THURS (Lunch)

Andy

Y

STEVENAGE FRI

Joe

Y

 

Visitors:  

 

Apologies: Ben (PI), Ron ECLO, Sian Health

 


 

Chairman‚??s welcome:Chris welcomed everyone and explained the context of the meeting.  He thanked Joe & Tracey for their service. Sue especially thanked for TLO. Zoom & WhatsApp has been so useful.  Zoom being used less now but WhatsApp groups still important to many. Bedford groups have also benefited from a Facebook support group.

NHIG has supported groups with covid regulations.

Chris would now like to integrate Bedford meetings more. Name of intergroup to be changed to ‚??North Herts and North Beds.‚?Ě

 

Officers Reports:

 

1.    Treasurers report:

 

AGM to be rearranged for 4th September when books have been audited.

As of 7th June we have £4091.57 + £137 petty cash (£4228.86 in total). Tracey is proposing to send £2500 to Region. Groups contribute £500 per month on average. Our outgoings are £42.50 per month (half of telephone bill). Insurance £75.15.

 

2.    TLO:

 

One new responder has joined but 4 have left. Calls have decreased of late but every call is important.

 

3.    Region Report:

 

Jo & Greg attended Region meeting. There are many vacant positions including Armed Forces, Employment.

We have a vacancy for another region rep. This role would give someone the opportunity to go to conference as an alternate delegate.

 

Covid has meant the suspension of Prison meetings so Prison Sponsors to write to inmates are desperately required. GSO uses post boxes so prisoners do not know the individual‚??s address. GSO do not open envelopes Contact John H at GSO. Also need Share magazines to send to prisoners.

The Telephone service has been operated via ‚??BT Cloud‚?Ě but this makes it difficult to apportion bills to different Intergroups. An alternative service called ‚??TAMAR‚?Ě is being considered and has the added advantage of being cheaper.

4.    Convention

 

At least 50 people were online at any time during the convention. People joined from US & South Africa. Wash up meeting is pending.

5.    Update on Groups in North Herts Intergroup (November 2020)

 

GSR

Meeting

Update

Sheridan

Baldock Saturday

F2FZoom element has been suspended. Approx 10 people attend. Big hall is used (capacity 25)

Isaac

Baldock Thursday

Hybrid. Appox 10 people attend. 4 newcomers regularly attend.

Katlyn

Bedford Thursday (Landsdown Road)

Hybrid but zoom element ends next week.Capacity 12.

Roger

Biggleswade Tuesday

All meetings on Zoom. 3/8 moving to bigger venue

Sue

Shefford

F2F going well

Paul

Stevenage Monday (St Nicholas church 7.45pm

 

Linda

Stevenage Tuesday

 (max 15). Average 12. Oval - Vicar has been supportive to all groups that meet here.

Andy

Stevenage Weds (lunchtime) All Saints church

F2F. Been open for 9 months

Chris

Stevenage Weds (Step).

F2F.

Andy

Stevenage Thurs (lunchtime) All Saints church

F2F. Been open for 12 months

Tim

Stevenage Thursday

Zoom (ad on AA website has brought in newcomers)

Joe

Stevenage Friday

All meetings on Zoom

Debbie

Stevenage Sunday

Moved to larger room. F2F. 8-12 people attend.

Jo

Welwyn Garden City Thursday

F2F - capacity 15.  WhatsApp carrying on

 

 

 

  AOB

¬∑         Joe was elected Vice Chair.

¬∑         Chris has details of venues in St Nicholas & Simmonds Green which have venues available.

 

Next meeting 10.30 am 4th September 2021 (JH to book Baldock Community Centre)

The meeting closed with the Promises and the Serenity Prayer

 

Jenny‚??s details: jennyhayesioe@hotmail.co.uk