Minutes: June Regional Assembly

 

Hello CER Assembly!

Here is a summary of our last regional assembly along with the draft minutes for more detailed information.

Nobba Brass och Nubbe” in magnificent Stockholm provided the venue for our June Regional Assembly. Thirty-three AA members from all over Europe, including new reps from Intergroups that we have not seen for a while, came together to share our collective experience, strength and hope. With the local Stockholm fellowship’s help as our splendid hosts, the meeting’s atmosphere was buzzing with energy.

Initial queries about our 7th Tradition expenditure provided an early opportunity to revisit what our Region’s primary purpose is, and to reflect on the essential services we provide. For example; annual participation at Conference, creation of handbooks / brochures, maintenance of our comprehensive website, representation at health conferences, providing assistance to isolated groups, and more.

Thirteen Region Reps/GSRs shared all the latest happenings from their Intergroups/Groups, including radio PI in the South of France and PI in international high schools in Vienna. Rheinland-Pfalz IG wants to get the 24-hour helpline in Germany going again, and Triborders IG was looking for information on how best to manage Intergroup finances. There are also many local AA events, conventions, and workshops coming up – see our website for details.

We heard reports from our Regional Officers: Erik A., CER Chair, acknowledged our packed agenda as an indication of all the great service activities currently underway; Toby T., our Health Liaison Officer, reported that CER will again represent AA at the European Conference on Mental Health in Berlin this October; Nigel P., our Regional Trustee, informed us of his recent election to Chair of the General Service Board; our Vice-Chair, Patrick L. presented our revised guide to service at Region entitled “CER – How it Works” and reported that the CISCO situation has been successfully resolved; our Secretary, Matt S., communicated the new aamail.org email service offered by GSO in York that is now available for all Regions, Intergroups, and Groups to use; and our ArenA Editor, Casey C., reported that ArenA is steadily growing as our main news and communications hub – keep those contributions coming in!

Many thanks to Laura W., our outgoing Treasurer, for all her stellar service work, and welcome on board to Levey P. as our new Treasurer. Please note there are three service positions coming up; Alternate Treasurer, which will be voted on at the September assembly, as well as RECLO (Regional Electronic Communication Liaison Officer) and the newly created RASLO (Regional Armed Services Liaison Officer) to be voted on in December. More information on the roles and responsibilities can be found in the service manuals online here, and remember that CER cannot function without new members partaking in service so send those nominations in! Also, best of luck to our three Regional Trustee candidates; Erik A., Steve R., and Jeroen S., who were all approved by two-thirds majority to proceed to the next interview stage.

The next Regional Assembly will be online on Sunday the 10th of September 2017. Log-in details, along with the agenda, will be published a few weeks in advance online here.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in service,

Matt S.
Secretary, Continental European Region

DRAFT v0.3 Minutes CER Assembly 10-11th June 2017