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Saturday, June 18 2022

May 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

May 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Meeting opened May 9 , 2022. Closed May 23, 2022

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Diana G. Joyce, Kate, Katy, Rose, Sara, Shelley

Members Absenta: Adrienne

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate)

Secretary: (Joyce) April 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Stateside Treasurer: (Shelley)

CAL Coordinator: (position open)

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy) Chair Schedule March-May 2022

Friendly Reminder Coordinator: (Katy): Given

Group Rep: (Diana G.)

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb) Sponsor Cordinator Report April 2022

Webmaster: (Buddy) April 2022 Activity Report

New Business

  • CALCoordinator: Position Open
  • Motion 5.13.2022 by Buddy: I move that we maintain a prudent reserve equal to the amount of this year's annual fees, and donate the balance of the U.S. Treasurer's account to WSO. (NOTE: I sent invoices to Shelley yesterday for a total of $238.12 for our annual Gaggle and website expenses.) Seconded by Kate. Passed unanimously.
  • Other Information; Questions & Answers: none

Wednesday, May 18 2022

April 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

April 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Meeting opened 4/6/2022. Closed 4/27/2022

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Diana G, Kate, Katy, Joyce, Rose

Members Absent: Adrienne, Paul F., Sara, Shelley

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate)

Secretary Report: (Joyce) March 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Stateside Treasurer: (Shelley)

CAL Coordinator: (Rose)

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy)

Friendly Reminder Coordinator: (Katy)

Group Rep: (Diana G.)

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb): Sponsor Coordinator Report

Webmaster: (Buddy) Activity Report

Old Business

December, 2021: Whether KTH (WSO ID # 62160) wants to elect/appoint a Group Representative. January 2022: Diana G volunteered to be GR/filled out forms to make it official. Now Need Alternate GR. February 2022, March 2022, April 2022: Rose volunteered.

New Business

None

Other Information; Questions & Answers

None

Wednesday, April 13 2022

March 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Carole, Diana G, Joyce, Kate, Katy, Rose, Shelley

Members Absent: Adrienne, Paul F., Sara,

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate) Secretary: (Joyce): February KeyBiz Minutes

Stateside Treasurer: ( Shelley)

CAL Coordinator: (Rose)

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy):

Friendly Reminder Coordinator: (Katy) Group Rep: (Diana G.) Attended session of Global Electronic Group

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb) Sponsor Coordinator Report

Webmaster (Buddy): February 2022 Activity Report

Old Business

Jan ‘22: Need Alternate GR. Feb 22, Mar ‘22: Continue to need alternate GR

New Business

None

Saturday, March 12 2022

February 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

February 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Meeting opened Feb 8, 2022. Closed Feb 24, 2022

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Carole H, Cathy, Diana G, Joyce, Kate, Katy, Rose, Sara, Shelley

Members Absent: Adrienne, Paul F.

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate)

Secretary: (Joyce): Secretary's Report

Stateside Treasurer: ( Shelley) : Treasurer's Report

CAL Coordinator: (Rose):

Chair Coordinator :(Cathy):

Friendly Reminder Coordinator: (Katy): Report received

Group Rep: (Diana G.):

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb): Sponsorship Report

Webmaster (Buddy) : Activity Report

Old Business

Item # 1: February 2022: need for alternate GR continues

New Business

None

Other Information; Questions & Answers

None

Monday, February 14 2022

January 2022 KeyBiz Minutes

Meeting opened January 5. Closed January 27

Members Present : Barb, BJ, Buddy, Carole H, Cathy, Diana G., Joyce, Kate, Katy, Rose,, Sara, Shelley

Members Absent: Adrienne, Paul F,

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate): (Report received. Awaiting link after report posted to blog)

Secretary : (Joyce) : December 2021 KeyBiz Minutes

Stateside Treasurer ( Shelley) :

CAL Coordinator (Rose) :

Chair Coordinator (Cathy): Chair Schedule December-February

Friendly Reminder Committee Coordinator(Katy):

Group Representative (Diana G):

Sponsorship Coordinator (Barb): December 2021 Report

Webmaster (Buddy) : December Activity Report

Old Business

Item # 1: December, 2021: Whether KTH (WSO ID # 62160) wants to elect/appoint a Group Representative with WSO & if so, how this new situation will work out. Minimal discussion. January 2022: Diana G volunteered to be GR/filled out forms to make it official. Now Need Alternate GR

Other Information; Questions & Answers

  • historical perspective on on line meetings given
  • Rename a coordinator position/duties & update website to reflect changes

Wednesday, January 12 2022

December 2021 KeyBiz Minutes

Meeting Opened December 7

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Carole H., Diana G, Kate, Katy, Joyce, Judy S (has now left KeyBiz) ,Rose, Sara, Shelley.

Members Absent: Adrienne, Paul F,

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate):

Secretary Report: (Joyce) November 2021 KeyBiz Minutes

Stateside Treasurer ( Shelley) :

CAL Coordinator (Rose) : __ Chair Coordinator__ (Cathy):

Gentle Reminder Coordinator: (Katy):

Sponsorship Coordinator (Barb):

Webmaster: (Buddy) November Activity Report

Old Business

Item #1. November 2021 . Secretary Position : Mickey resigned 11/3. Position now Open . December 2021: Joyce volunteered to serve.

New Business

Item # 1: Whether KTH (WSO ID # 62160) wants to elect/appoint a Group Representative with WSO & if so, how this new situation will work out. Minimal discussion.

Other Information; Questions & Answers

- none

In service,

Joyce

Tuesday, December 14 2021

November 2021 KeyBiz Minutes

November 2021 Minutes

Members Present: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy , Carole H, Diana G, Kate, Katy, Joyce, Rose, Shelley

Absent: Adrienne, Paul F, Sara S

Present for part of time and then left KeyBiz: Mickey, Sophie

Officers, Coordinators, & Reports

Chair: (BJ)

Alternate Chair: (Buddy)

Treasurer: (Kate)

Stateside Treasurer ( Shelley): Posted the Stateside Treasurer's Report to the Key blog.

Chair Coordinator (Cathy):

Gentle Reminder Coordinator: (Katy):

Sponsorship Coordinator (Barb): I have posted my Sponsor Coordinator's October 2021 Report to the blog.

Webmaster (Buddy) : The October 2021 Activity Report has been posted to the Key to Harmony blog.

Business

Item #1. Secretary Position : Mickey resigned 11/3. Position now Open.

Other Information; Questions & Answers

  • Buddy willing to assist posting to the blog if anyone uncomfortable with doing it
  • Request that Chair Coordinator resume posting Quarterly Chair Schedule on the blog
  • A KeyBiz member volunteered to temporarily take monthly Minutes
  • How/whether to elect a Group Representative to represent Key to Harmony beyond group level.

Sunday, October 3 2021

September 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

NEW BUSINESS

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No new business

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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BJ wants a business meeting/study group to explore the ALAnon/AlAteen Service Manual to be able to contribute to WSO conversations and expectations for our meetings. Requests came to set a date in November for a study group.

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BJ shared another WSO update about an on-going topic to do with formatting online groups to be similar to face to face meetings.

Members

Business Chair - BJ
Alternate Chair - Buddy
CAL Coordinator - Rose M.
Gentle Reminder Coordinator - Adrienne
Chair Coordinator - Cathy A.
Sponsorship Coordinator - Barb
Secretary - Mickey S.
Stateside Treasurer - Shelly
Treasurer - Kate
WebMaster - Buddy
Member-Diane G.
Member- Sophie F.
Member-Joyce K.
Member-Katy J.
Member-Sara S.
Memeber-Paul F.

KeyBiz Activity Report

Sponsor Coordinator Report

Feel free to be in touch with me about anything KeyBiz or Keys To Harmony.

Mickey S
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Tuesday, September 14 2021

August 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Joyce K. retired from Key's Secretary position August 2021
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Secretary position filled by Mickey S. as of August 2021
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BJ received an unusual email of domain notification that turned out to be phishing.
Buddy clarified speedy-pronto.
No further action required other than 'deep sixing' it.
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Buddy updated the website:
Buddy wrote and I quote; "I have updated the 2nd paragraph of our Key to Harmony website "Welcome" page to add the date the meeting was established. I also edited the 3rd paragraph to change "biweekly" to "twice-a-week" meetings."
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BJ shared WSO update and her opinion about an ongoing topic about a snail mail addresses for OnLine Groups ( OL groups )
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An official newsletter called The Loop started showing up in Keys Biz.
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Buddy has offered to post stuff to the website - contact him anytime about any tech questions you have.
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Buddy posted a "How To Email Tutorial" to the main Keys To Harmony group
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NEW BUSINESS

Joyce requested reporting from Treasures far and wide. Done ---> Treasurer's Report May 2020 - July 2021

Oh, and Kate posted a donation receipt to the KeyBiz website for all to see here ---> Files $ Aussie-Land.

Joyce wanted to have a more detailed description and expectations for the treasury roles.
Keys biz Members mostly said more definition is not needed.
The common idea is most of us trust the people who are currently in those roles therefore no further work or time is needed on this topic.
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KeyBiz Meeting Minutes
By next report I should have these links sorted and embedded here for easy linking

Stateside Treasurer Report

Activity Report

Be in touch with me about KeyBiz or AlAnon stuff if you want!

Mickey S.

Monday, August 9 2021

July 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

July 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

BJ opened meeting : July 5, 2021

Members Participating: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy , Joyce, Katy, Mickey, Paul, Rose, Shelley, Sophie F

Members Not Participating: Adrienne, Kate

New Members after July 16: Carole H., Diana G, Sara

REPORTS

AlternateChair (Buddy)

BusinessChair (BJ))

CAL Coordinator (Rose) :

Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Adrienne)

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy)

Secretary - (Joyce): The June 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted the blog.

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/June-2021-KeyBiz-Meeting-Minutes

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb): https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/Sponsor-Coordinator-Report-July-2021

Stateside Treasurer: (Shelley): Stateside Treasurer Report: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/Stateside-Treasurer-Update-July-20%2C2021

Treasurer: (Kate):

Webmaster (Buddy) : The June activity report has been posted to the Key blog:

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/June-2021-Activity-Report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Secretary Position: Opens at end of May, 2021- need a volunteer to step up. Mickey considered the position at this time and declined for now . This continues as Unfinished Business. April 2021: no volunteers. Joyce willing to continue a month at a time until end of year. July 2021: Mickey volunteered to be Secretary beginning August 2021. Now Finished Business.

B. Motion 2021 May: proposed by Micky seconded by Cathy: “I formally move to put The Concepts back into the Keys To Harmony scheduled rotation.” Motion formally presented by Chair for discussion. No vote due to lack of discussion. Continues into June as Unfinished Business. June 2021: Mickey prefers not to withdraw motion. Lack of discussion continues. July 2021:

Vote called for by BJ (chairperson).

Yay: Barb, Paul

Nay: Buddy ,Joyce, Rose, Shelley, Sophie

Abstain: Katy

Did not vote in time allotted: Mickey, Cathy

Not participating : Adrienne, Kate

Chair BJ: only votes if a tie

Motion Defeated. Now Finished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • Discussion about Robert’s Rules of Order re Yay/Nay Voting on a motion on KeyBiz
  • Question re how sponsorship coordination is going and also a request that KeyBiz have the list of those willing to sponsor
  • KeyBiz received the current list of those willing to sponsor
  • Request from Chair for KeyBiz members with service positions to introduce themselves to newcomers and tell about their service position
  • In The Loop and Membership Survey Information


BJ closed the meeting July 28, 2021

Saturday, July 10 2021

June 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

June 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

BJ opened meeting June 5, 2021

Members Participating: Barb, BJ, Buddy, Joyce, Katy, Mickey

Not Participating: Adrienne, Cathy, Kate, Paul, Rose, Shelley, Sophie F

REPORTS

AlternateChair (Buddy)

BusinessChair (BJ))

CAL Coordinator: (Rose)

Gentle Reminder Coordinator: (Adrienne)

Chair Coordinator: (Cathy)

Secretary : (Joyce) The May 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog. In service, Joyce

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/May-2021-KEYBIZ-MEETING-MINUTES

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb):I posted my May Sponsor Coordinator report in the Key Blog. Barb

Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)

Treasurer: (Kate):

Webmaster (Buddy) :The May 2021 Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/May-2021-Activity-Report

Also, 56 messages were posted to the 14 members of KeyBiz this month.

Top 5 senders this month BJ    20 Joyce K    11 Katy JK    8 Barb K    4 Mickey S    4

In service, Buddy

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Secretary Position: Opens at end of May, 2021- need a volunteer to step up. Mickey considered the position at this time and declined for now . This continues as Unfinished Business. April 2021: no volunteers. Joyce willing to continue a month at a time until end of year.



B. Motion 2021 May: proposed by Micky seconded by Cathy: “I formally move to put The Concepts back into the Keys To Harmony scheduled rotation.” Motion formally presented by Chair for discussion. No vote due to lack of discussion. Continues into June as Unfinished Business. June 2021: Mickey prefers not to withdraw motion. Lack of discussion continues.

NEW BUSINESS

None

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Low attendance (6 of 13)

BJ closed the meeting June 19, 2021

Thursday, June 10 2021

May 2021 KEYBIZ MEETING MINUTES

May 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

BJ opened meeting May 6, 2021

Members Participating: Barb. BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Cyndy Joyce, Katy, Mickey, Rose, Shelley, Sophie F

Not Participating: Adrienne, Kate, Paul

REPORTS

AlternateChair (Buddy)

BusinessChair (BJ))

CAL Coordinator (Rose)

Gentle Reminder Coordinator : (Adrienne)

Chair Coordinator : (Cathy)

Secretary - (Joyce): The April 2021 KeyBiz Minutes have been posted to the blog:  https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/April-2021-KeyBiz-Meeting-Minutes  In service, Joyce

Sponsorship Coordinator: (Barb)

Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)

Treasurer: (Kate)

Webmaster (Buddy) : The April 2021 Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog: https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/April-2021-Activity-Report

You may remember that we had 53 members vote in the Concepts of Service survey posted on the keyTOharmony.org website. The stats show that 92 people visited that page. That would indicate that 39 of them viewed the survey but did not take it.

KeyBiz April stats:

130 messages sent this month. In service, Buddy

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Secretary Position: Opens at end of May, 2021- need a volunteer to step up. Mickey considered the position at this time and declined for now . This continues as Unfinished Business. April 2021: no discussion. May 2021: Awaiting a volunteer. Joyce willing to stay on a month at a time until the end of the year.

B.. Concepts Study: March 2021: Facilitators Question posed: Is anyone on KeyBiz willing to facilitate Concepts Study discussion or meeting in another format ? Rose, Katy & BJ volunteered to be Facilitators. Not yet confirmed. This will continue as Unfinished Business in April. April 2021: Discussion as to how to possibly implement Concepts Study in a different way continues. Key to Harmony members were asked to participate in survey( x 3 ) .A very small percentage of our membership (8.2 percent) expressed an interest via the survey in continuing a study of the Concepts of Service under any circumstances, and only 6.2 percent were willing to join another email list to do so. Even fewer, 5.3 percent, said they would be willing to join KeyBiz to do so. Buddy then suggested that we table any further discussion of finding a method to conduct the Concepts study because the vast majority of our membership (91.8 percent) either does not want to continue the study at this time, or doesn't care whether the Concepts are discussed or not. Discussion will continue into May. May 2021: Discussion completed. This is now Finished Business per Chair.

New Business

A. Motion 2021 May proposed by Micky seconded by Cathy: “I formally move to put The Concepts back into the Keys To Harmony scheduled rotation.” Motion formally presented by Chair for discussion. No vote due to lack of discussion. Continues into June as Unfinished Business.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • Electronic Meeting Information from WSO
  • Cyndy leaving KeyBiz
  • Cathy requested volunteer to chair a week
  • BJ responded to an Off Topic


BJ closed the meeting May 27, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 2021

March 2021 KeyBiz Minutes

March 2021 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

BJ opened the meeting on March 5, 2021

Members Participating: Adrienne, Barb, BJ, Buddy, Cathy, Cyndy, Joyce, Katy, Mickey, Paul, Rose, Shelley

Member Not Participating: Kate

Minutes: February 2021 Meeting Minutes submitted for approval. There were no additions/corrections.

REPORTS

AlternateChair (Buddy)

BusinessChair (BJ)

CAL Coordinator (Rose)

Gentle Reminder Coordinator (Adrienne)

Chair Coordinator (Cathy)

Secretary - (Joyce): The Feb 2021 KeyBiz Minutes are available on the blog.
https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/Feb-2021-KeyBiz-Meeting-Minutes2

In service, Joyce

Sponsorship Coordinator (Barb)

Stateside Treasurer (Shelley)

Treasurer (Kate)

Webmaster (Buddy):

The February Activity Report has been posted to the Key blog:

https://key2harmony.org/files/index.php?post/February-2021-Activity-Report

Also, 146 visitors went to our newly re-acquired keytoharmony.org domain and were automatically redirected to key2harmony.org. In the past, those 146 visitors would have received a 404 Page Not Found message.

In service, Buddy

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

BUSINESS:

A. Revision of Sponsor Coordinator Position Description: Changes discussed. Revision finalized and posted to website.

B. Secretary Position: Opens at end of May, 2021- need a volunteer to step up. Mickey considered the position at this time and declined for now . This continues as Unfinished Business

C. Concepts Study: Consideration of taking Concepts Study out Monthly Topic Rotation suggested due to lack of participation from KTH members when Concept is a topic. Ideas offered for alternative ways to do Concepts Study if Concepts Study removed from Monthly Topic.

Motion: March-2021 Concepts as part of Rotation of Topics

Buddy: “I move that we immediately drop the Concepts from the rotation of meeting topics for the Key to Harmony regular meeting.” Rose seconded the motion.

Voting: Yes: Adrienne, Barb, Buddy, Cyndy, Joyce, Shelley, Rose. Voting: No: Cathy, Mickey, Paul. Voting: Abstain: Katy. Not Present: Kate, Only votes if there is a tie : BJ. Motion passed. The Concepts will be removed from the main meeting topic rotation.

D. Concepts Study: Facilitators. Question posed: Is anyone on KeyBiz willing to facilitate Concepts Study discussion or meeting in another format ? Rose, Katy & BJ volunteered to be Facilitators. Not yet confirmed. This will continue as Unfinished Business in April.

E. Concepts Study : Motion #1, April 2021 ( made by Joyce & titled by BJ ) “I move that Concepts study Not be conducted on KeyBiz, Joyce”. Rose and Shelley seconded the motion. Discussion: 9 members have contributed ( Adrienne, BJ, Buddy, Joyce, Katy, Mickey,, Rose, Shelley) to the discussion thus far, Discussion will continue in April 2021 as Unfinished Business.

QUESTIONS AND ASIDES

A. Electronic Meeting Info: website from WSO for electronic meetings:  https://al-anon.org/for-members/members-resources/manuals-and-guidelines/guidelines/

B. History of Key to Harmony: July 19, 1997 - Key To Harmony began as an off-shoot of A Serenity Place and was launched on a listserve. https://ola-is.org/online-al-anon-history.html

BJ closed the meeting on March 28, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 7 2020

August 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes

August 2020 KeBiz Meeting Minutes



Members Participating

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

10. 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 July 2020 KeyBiz Meeting Minutes have been posted to the blog. In Service, Joyce
7. Sponsorship Coordinator: (Sophie)
8.  Stateside Treasurer : (Shelley)
9.  Treasurer: Kate

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

For some reason we have a relatively high number of unsubscribes in July (45). Buddy

BJ opened the meeting on 8/6/2020

UNFINISHED BUSINESS GR Coordinator Position : From November 2019 : Gentle Reminder Committee - New Coordinator needed From January 2020 : the GR Committee prefers no Coordinator. Schedule written with member doing the monthly monitoring to give monthly report to KeyBiz. . Current committee members : Shelly, Rose, Cathy . Now awaiting current rotation schedule. From January 2020: GR Coordinator position remains open/ unfilled until this committee decides otherwise. From March 2020: committee members are Cathy, Rose, and Shelley. . Rose is moderator for March. From April 2020: Schedule is April: Cathy, May: Rose, June: Shelley. . From July 2020: Cathy was GR Moderator for July. From August 2020: Discussion of difficulties of this committee functioning without a coordinator and discussion of the committee going dormant if there currently is a lack of need. The committee decided to go dormant. See above January 2920 : GR Coordinator position remains open/ unfilled until this committee decides otherwise.

BUSINESS: no new business

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - Below is the full  message about the reduction to shipping costs for CAL from WSO:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many groups are not meeting in person. Therefore, it has become difficult for members to obtain literature through traditional methods. In an effort to enhance the affordability of literature for members, the flat rate shipping cost of $10 has been reduced to $5 for individual orders under $50 in the US, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. Shipping costs for orders in Canada will be reduced to $10 for individual orders under $50. This special shipping rate will be available for a limited time.

BJ indicated on 8/24/2020 that meeting will be ended by 30 August.

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