Friday, March 5 2021

Feb 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Feb 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating

Yes: Adrienne, Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Cyndy, Joyce, Katy, Mickey, Paul, Rose, Shelley, Kate

REPORTS:

AlternateChair (Buddy) :

BusinessChair (BJ) :

CALCordinator (Rose) :

Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Position open from January 2020)

Chair Coordinator : (Cathy)

Secretary - (Joyce):. The January 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Position open from January 2021)

Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)

Treasurer: Kate

Webmaster (Buddy) : Hi,The January 2021 Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/January-2021-Activity-Report Although we had an increase in traffic to the website in January (compared to December) we did not see the usual increase in new members joining Key to Harmony that we typically experience this time of the year. In fact, our membership decreased by a net of 10 during the month.

BJ opened the meeting in early February

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (see August 2020 Minutes).

January 2021: Currently there is no committee. Interest expressed in resurrecting the committee and filling the Coordinator Position. Discussion to follow next month.

February 2021: Discussion continued as to responsibilities of members & Coordinator and how previous members handled things. Some responsibilities will be transferred from Gentle Reminder Coordinator to Tech Team’s responsibility. Reactivating the Gentle Reminder Committee & Coordinator position affirmed. Katy, Cathy, Adrienne and Rose volunteered to be on the committee. Per Cathy, Adrienne is Coordinator. We are awaiting what the rotation schedule will be. GR@key2harmony.org set up for inter-communication among members of the Gentle Reminder Committee. Now finished business.

B. Sponsorship Coordinator Position: is open as of January 1, 2021. In the meantime, the Webmaster has no one to forward requests for sponsorship information to.

February 2021: Description from website — Sponsorship Coordinator(s): Responds to correspondence about Sponsorship that comes through the contact us form. Brings comments and concerns received to the Biz Com for discussion. Barb volunteered. Now finished Business.

BUSINESS

A. Newcomer Automatic Welcome : discussed. Some revision made. Some revisions made as well to the New to Al-Anon? link on our website . Webmaster welcomes newcomers with this message :

We welcome you to the Key to Harmony online Al-Anon email meeting and hope you will find in this fellowship the help and friendship we have been privileged to enjoy.

We have two topic-discussion meetings per week via email. Your "meeting" will arrive each day in your inbox as members begin to share on the current topic.

Are you new to Al-Anon? Please check out our special Newcomers Section:
https://key2harmony.org/new/

For more information about Al-Anon Family Groups, our Key to Harmony meeting, and how it works, please visit the Members Information section of our website.
https://key2harmony.org/members.html

There you can find information including:

  • Welcome New Members
  • Announcements and Reports
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • What Is a Sponsor?
  • KEY Officers and Coordinators
  • Who to Contact
  • Permission to Quote CAL%%

If you have any questions or need more information, please reply to this email and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Welcome!

B. Idea of Greeters Committee reintroduced ( see January 2021 Minutes). 3 of 13 KeyBiz members had an interest in there being a Greeters Committee. KeyBiz Alternate Chair disagreed that such a committee ever existed. No KeyBiz member suggested what such a committee responsibilities might be. Business Chair indicates that at this time there will not be a Greeters Committee.

C. Donation to WSO: Topic reintroduced since our Stateside Treasury is now above our Prudent Reserve (prudent reserve is our estimated expenses ) Per Buddy, “Our annual invoices will be paid less than a month from now. Given our present membership, those fees, to be billed soon, will be approximately $225 Current funds in Stateside Treasury $347. BJ suggested we wait until upcoming bill is paid before making a donation.

D. Prudent Reserve: Stateside Treasurer suggested prudent reserve be lessened to $100. For several years, the prudent reserve has been the amount of yearly expenses plus additional expenses if any (and no specific amount set . Therefore, at this time, there is currently no specific $ amount set as Prudent Reserve. Buddy has now suggested $300 be set as Prudent Reserve and that amount of $300 was confirmed by 11+ 1 members. ( 2 refrained from voting ).

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS :

A. Suggestion that KeyBiz discuss only one agenda item at a time.

B No need for Secretary to keep list of KeyBiz email addresses.

C. For your information and to share with others:  Newcomers can request a greeting packet by sending an email to Al-Anon.org\welcome. There is a new electronic packet not yet posted for newcomers that will operate like an ebook- to be purchased and downloaded. When it's available it will cost $2.99.

D. Monthly post to members re info available on website and blog with link to Guidelines and FAQ

BJ closed the meeting on 2/25/2021

In service, Joyce

Monday, March 1 2021

February 2021 Activity Report

Here is the February activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

126 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 459 members

10 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

14 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors February 2021:

Daily Visitors February 2021:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Additionally, 146 visitors went to our keytoharmony.org domain and were automatically redirected to key2harmony.org.

Saturday, February 6 2021

January 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

January 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating YES: Adrienne ,Barb , BJ, Cathy, Buddy, Joyce, Katy, Paul, Rose, Shelley, Sophie

NO: Kate,

REPORTS

Alternate Chair: (Buddy):

Business Chair: (BJ) :

CAL Coordinator: (Rose) :

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy) :

Gentle Reminder Coordinator: (Position open from January 2020) Secretary: (Joyce): The December 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog

https://key2harmony.org/files/
In Service, Joyce

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie) Hello all My report has been posted report from sponsorship coordinator - Key to Harmony Blog (key2harmony.org) Wishing you all a great day, Sophie Final report: Hi all My last report has been posted to the weblog report from sponsorship coordinator - Key to Harmony Blog (key2harmony.org) I am leaving my position and Key Biz after 3 years of service. Welcome Mickey and Katy. I hope you will enjoy this meeting as much as I did. Bye for now Sophie

Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley) Stateside Treasurer Report has been posted to the blog https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/January-2021-Stateside-Treasurer-Statement In service, Shelley Treasurer: (Kate): Webmaster (Buddy) : The December 2020 Activity Report has been posted to the Key Blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/December-2020-Activity-Report Buddy

Meeting opened by BJ 1/2/2021

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Item #1 Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (See August 2020 Minutes). January 2021: Currently there is no committee (dormant means no committee). Interest expressed in resurrecting the committee and filling the Coordinator Position. Discussion to continue in February 2021

Item# 2. Sponsorship Coordinator Position: is open as of January 1, 2021. In the meantime, the Webmaster has no one to forward requests for sponsorship information to.

Item #3 Servers: Dec 2020 : Thoughts about changing servers exchanged between a few. Lack of majority participation; no motions; no resolutions. Jan 2021: Webmaster provides possible change of server information to Key Biz & suggests when/ if we need to change servers. KeyBiz members vote to change or not change depending on circumstances.

BUSINESS

Item #1 Greeters Committee: Business Committee Chair indicates need to “reinstitute” Greeters Committee: The committee has evidently existed in the distant past yet has no members. Current KeyBiz members refrained from affirming (or discussing ) this suggestion. No explanation of the commitment or of previous duties could be found in past minutes or archives. No members volunteered to serve on this committee if committee is re-instituted

B. Tech Team Updates: We discovered that our original domain name keyTOharmony.org was available again and we were able to purchase it for $8.16. At this time, if you go to the following address it automatically redirects to our current website key2harmony.org

https://keytoharmony.org

Also, the Key to Harmony Blog has been updated and given a new design. If anyone objects to this design it can easily be changed back to the old one:

https://key2harmony.org/files/

The above is really a "theme" change that changes the front-end design only. It does not change the Admin section where we enter our reports. That will work as it always has.

Thanks, Buddy

QUESTIONS/ASIDES

  • Robert’s Rules of Order; Knowledge Based Decision Making


  • The WSO is excited to inform you that we have registered the very first permanent online American Sign Language Al-Anon meeting! You can find the meeting information on al-anon.org on the Electronic Meetings page by selecting "American Sign Language (ASL)" in the filter. The meeting takes place on Zoom every Wednesday at 8 PM CT. We are privileged to be able to serve the hearing-impaired families and friends affected by someone else's drinking. Please share this information in your meetings.


  • Tech questions


Meeting closed by BJ on 1/27/2021

  • Katy and Mickey welcomed to Key Biz after BJ closed the meeting (yet still in January 2021)
  • Sophie has left KeyBiz

Monday, February 1 2021

January 2021 Activity Report

Here is the January activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

152 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 466 members

11 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

21 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors January 2021:

Daily Visitors January 2021:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Saturday, January 30 2021

report from sponsorship coordinator

no activity this month. this is my last report. all good things to the next person who will take on this service role.

Tuesday, January 26 2021

January 2021 Stateside Treasurer Statement

Total Account Balances: Statement Date 01/03/2021 xxxxxx2201 Beginning Balance $276.27

Ending Balance $338.21

No expenses paid in Jan 2021

Friday, January 8 2021

Dec 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

December 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating

1.  Adrienne - yes
2.  Barb - yes
3.  BJ - yes
4.  Buddy - yes
5.  Casey - unsubscribed KeyBiz'
6.  Cathy - yes 
7.  Kate - 
8.  Joyce- yes
9.  Paul -
10. Rose - Yes
11. Shelley - yes
12. Sophie - yes

REPORTS

1. AlternateChair (Buddy)

2. BusinessChair (BJ))

3. CALCordinator (Rose) :

4. Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Position open from January 2020)

5. Chair Coordinator : (Cathy)

6. Secretary - (Joyce): The November 2020 KeyBiz Minutes have been posted to the blog. In Service, Joyce

7. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie) :My report has been posted to the weblog. It says : 1 request on sponsorship this month. In service, Sophie

8. Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)

9. Treasurer: Kate

10. Webmaster (Buddy) The November 2020 Activity Report has been posted to the Key to Harmony blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/November-2020-Activity-Report

Here is how I get the above link to the activity report to post here:

After I save the report in Dotclear (the blog software), I go up top and click on the Go to Site link which opens the blog in a new window (tab).

Then I click on the blue headline (Title) of the report, which takes me to the page where the report is the only entry on the page.

Then I click (tap) in the address bar of my browser to select the URL of that page and Ctrl-C to copy it. Then I paste it into the email.

Sorry to techsplain, but I noticed most reports posted here do not contain a link.

In service, Buddy

BJ opened the meeting 12/7/2020 asking “Please check in so we know you are active and present any questions, comments, suggestions that you have. “

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A1. Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (See August 2020 Minutes)

BUSINESS

Sponsorship Coordinator position: Sophie is stepping down January 2021 and this position will be open then and will remain open until a volunteer steps up to serve



WSO quarterly appeal letter : received. Possible Appeal Letter & Donation to WSO : Stateside Treasurer asked committee consideration.( current stateside account stands at $276) . Less than majority committee members responded . Possible lowering of prudent reserve suggested with little discussion- hence, remains at $300. No majority participation, no motions, no resolutions.

C: Concept Study:

C1: Question if current once a month topic is of value

C2: Alternative possibilities suggested

C2: Lack of majority participation; no motions; no resolutions

D: Guidelines, FAQ’s etc:

D1: Ways to encourage members to read these discussed.

D2. New footers added to members’ emails :

E. Servers: Thoughts about changing servers exchanged between a few. Lack of majority participation; no motions; no resolutions

Questions and Asides

Question from a coordinator re length of commitments

Thank you received from WSO for last donation

Position Description for Stateside Treasurer suggested

Current Mailing Address: Business Chair currently maintains this not Treasurer. Webmaster Buddy made this correction on our website

Request by Business Chair for someone to assist Chair Coordinator when needed

BJ closed the meeting 12/22/2020

Saturday, January 2 2021

report from sponsorship coordinator

this has been a very quiet month: no enquiry whatsoever. this is my last report as sponsorship coordinator. i am stepping down and hope someone will consider this service role which is so important! in service

Friday, January 1 2021

December 2020 Activity Report

Here is the December activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

120 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 471 members

16 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

13 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors December 2020:

Daily Visitors December 2020:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Wednesday, December 2 2020

November 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

November. 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating

1.  Adrienne- yes
2.  Barb - yes
3.  BJ - yes
4.  Buddy - yes
5.  Casey - 
6.  Cathy - yes
7.  Kate - 
8.  Joyce- yes
9.  Paul -

10. Rose - yes 11. Shelley - yes 12. Sophie - yes

REPORTS 1. AlternateChair (Buddy)

2. BusinessChair (BJ))
3. CALCordinator  (Rose) :
4. Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Position open from January 2020)
5. Chair Coordinator : (Cathy)
6. Secretary - (Joyce):. The October 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog. In service, Joyce
7. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie) : My report has been posted to the weblog :

no activity this month on the sponsorship front. in service, Sophie   Take care !

8.  Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley).  The November Stateside Treasurer Report has posted to the blog:

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/November-Stateside-Treasurer-Report

Balance: 276.25 (.02 interest)

In service, Shelley

9.  Treasurer: Kate

10. Webmaster (Buddy) : The October 2020 Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog:

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/October-2020-Activity-Report

Buddy

BJ Opened the meeting on November 6, 2020

UNFINISHED BUSINESS A1. Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (See August 2020 Minutes)

BUSINESS: no new business

Questions and Asides Welcome Adrienne Suggestion to add : https://key2harmony.org/files/ to footer of KeyBiz emails. Additional suggestion “For the latest news from the Key Business Committee copy-paste this address into your browser's address field: key2harmony.org/files" - BJ participated in meeting with CMA's and WSO personnel re electronic meetings

Tuesday, December 1 2020

November 2020 Activity Report

Here is the November activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

142 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 474 members

17 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

14 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors November 2020:

Daily Visitors November 2020:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Monday, November 30 2020

report from sponsorship coordinator

1 request on sponsorship this month. in service, Sophie

Saturday, November 21 2020

November Stateside Treasurer Report

Opening Balance: 259.10

 Donation                  17.13
 Balance as of 11/21/2020: 276.26

Saturday, November 7 2020

October 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

October 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating

1.  Barb - yes
2.  BJ - yes
3.  Buddy - yes
4.  Casey - 
5.  Cathy - yes
6.  Kate - 
7.  Joyce- yes
8 . Paul - yes
9.  Rose - yes

10. Shelley - yes 11. Sophie - yes

REPORTS 1. AlternateChair (Buddy)

2. BusinessChair (BJ))
3. CALCordinator  (Rose) :
4. Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Position open from November 2019)
5. Chair Coordinator : (Cathy)
6. Secretary - (Joyce): The Sept 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog.

In Service, Joyce

7. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie) : Hi all  My September report has been posted to the blog

Sophie, Sponsorship Coordinator

8.  Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)
9.  Treasurer: Kate

10. Webmaster (Buddy) : The September activity report has been posted to the Key blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/September-2020-Activity-Report

Buddy

BJ opened. the meeting on October, 4, 2020

UNFINISHED BUSINESS A1. Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (See August 2020 Minutes)

BJ closed the meeting October 27, 2020

Questions and Asides problems of KeyBiz members receiving KeyBiz emails - sponsor list shared with KeyBiz members - KeyBiz members encouraged to read Electronic Meeting Update in Service Manual - KeyBiz members introduce themselves to each other

Tuesday, November 3 2020

report from sponsorship coordinator

no activity this month on the sponsorship front. in service, Sophie

Monday, November 2 2020

October 2020 Activity Report

Here is the October activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

154 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 471 members

24 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

20 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors October 2020:

Daily Visitors October 2020:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Friday, October 9 2020

Sept 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

September 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

Members Participating

1.  Barb - 
2.  BJ - yes
3.  Buddy - yes
4.  Casey - yes
5.  Cathy - yes
6.  Kate - 
7.  Joyce- yes
8 . Paul -
9.  Rose - yes

10. Shelley - yes 11. Sophie - yes

REPORTS 1. AlternateChair (Buddy)

2. BusinessChair (BJ))
3. CALCordinator  (Rose) :
4. Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Position open from January 2020)
5. Chair Coordinator : (Cathy): Hi All,

I finally was able to get all the week's filled with the second request and then I got too many wanting to chair. I will put them in in next three months.

I am having trouble posting to the blog. I tried to do it last week and had trouble. I am working on it with Buddy.  I just emailed him to post to the blog for me for this next three months until we figure it out.

I am trying to make sure no one forgets anything when they chair, especially if they are new and/or new to chairing online and to help our meeting flow well. And trying not to be too much. I try to check in on myself often when I remind someone etc.

Thank you.

Any questions for me or I forgot something, just tell me. I am open to constructive criticism.

6. Secretary - (Joyce):The August 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog. Sincerely, Joyce
7. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie). My report has been posted to the blog

Sophie

8.  Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)The stateside Treasurer Report has been posted to the blog:

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/Sept-Stateside-Treasurer-Report

It is simple: Opening balance 459.08 Donation (200.00) Balance 459.08

In service, Shelley

OOPS! The blog is correct, my message was incorrect. Our current balance is $259.08.

Apologies for any confusion, Shelley

9.  Treasurer: Kate

10. Webmaster (Buddy) : The August 2020 Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/August-2020-Activity-Report

Buddy

BJ Opened the meeting on Sunday, September 6, 2020

UNFINISHED BUSINESS A1. Gentle Reminder Coordinator Position remains open since November 2019. Committee is currently dormant (See August 2020 Minutes)

BUSINESS: no new business

Questions and Asides welcome new member Casey question about what the format/flow of the KeyBiz meetings are consideration of chat room - problem KeyBiz members re not receiving emails BJ closed the meeting on September 30 2020

Thursday, October 1 2020

September 2020 Activity Report

Here is the September activity report for KeytoHarmony@Gaggle.email and website stats from Key2Harmony.org:

176 Messages sent this month.

Successfully sending to 469 members

12 new members joined Key to Harmony this month.

19 members unsubscribed this month.

Website traffic report:

Total Unique Visitors September 2020:

Daily Visitors September 2020:

The last day of the month's stats are always truncated.

Monday, September 28 2020

report from sponsorship coordinator

hi all

september has been a very busy month... loads of enquiries about sponsorship, how to find a sponsor, what to expect from a sponsor etc. I have updated the sponsors list. FYI we currently have 5 members on that list. I have sent the sponsorship pamphlet to 2 new members.

in service!

Tuesday, September 8 2020

Sept Stateside Treasurer Report

Opening Balance: $459.08
Donation to Al-Anon Family Groups ($200)
Balance as of 9/8/2020 $259.08

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