January 2019 Meeting

1/26/19 12pm-1:30pm EST

(Minutes Taken by: Josh W)


Attendees: Bonnie K-M (IGSC Chair; TX), Tamara (MN IG), Matt K (West Great Lakes IG; WI), Carole C (Member Svcs Chair; Greater Western Region; CA), Laura (SoCal), Josh W (NCA IG; DC)


Opening: Serenity Prayer

12/1/18 Minutes Review/Approval:  TABLED

Open Service Positions: N/A


Old Business:

  • One- time list of IGs and contacts: (Matt K <-> Jim B)
    • STATUS: Received; Carole (as Member Svcs Chair) holds


  • “Say Hi” Letter:
    • Status: Final Draft reviewed / approved in today’s mtg
    • MOTION: FINAL DRAFT to go to MPS Chair (to then go to Board if approved by MPS Chair) APPROVED (UNANIMOUS)
    • Dependencies:
      • Board Approval of Final Draft
      • sending out (via MailChimp – Tamara/Josh talk to Sharon) – note: need to have reply capability
    • Target send date: 2/2/19


  • Needs Assessment Survey
    • Draft: Josh, Tamara have completed draft; group to review
    • Intent:
      • (1) How can WSO (better) help your IG?
      • (2) Here is what is currently available from WSO.
      • (3) What are the Challenges/Hopes faced by your IG?
    • Dependencies: get feedback from “Say Hi” letter
    • Target send date: NLT end of Q1


  • Web/DB Asks (Matt K <-> Jim B)
    • In the queue/backlog
      • Self-Service Reporting for List of IG info. Ask is for IGSC to be able to generate Report directly (self-serve, a la button on website)
      • Intergroup committee chair receives an email when Intergroup updates info; new Intergroup is registered.
      • Website users can see unaffiliated meetings in “my” area.
      • Which Intergroups are in “my” area, which one could my group join? Find an Intergroup map like Find Meeting map.
      • Master Calendar of (Intergroup?) Events (and WSO Committee Meetings?) on the website.
      • A list of all Intergroups’ updated information, sent to Intergroups committee every quarter or every six months or other time frame.
  • Update Mission Statement
  • Create Vision Statement


New Business

  • Jim B: I request assistance with reviewing the Intergroup links and pages on – The website committee is looking at broken links and other issues. Your guidance is greatly appreciated – thanks!
  • Survey (shoot for Q2): Assess IGs’ sense of WSO Performance/Responsiveness/Helpfulness


Ongoing Projects

  • Review the list of IGs globally and contact info for completeness and accuracy.


Close: ACA Serenity Prayer