CoDA May 11th, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

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Subject: CoDA May 11th, 2017 Board Meeting Summary
Date: May 23rd 2017

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CoDA World Board Conference Call summary

Thursday May 11, 2017

Skype for business invite

5pm to 6:30 pm PST

Recording started:

Meeting called to order by Chair May I, at 5:00 PM

  • Attending: Jen, Gerry, Madeline, Mary, Denny, Anita, Lorraine.
  • Absent: Addie offered an advanced notice.
  • No visitors on the call.


Round Robin for discussion:


  • Jen, Gerry, Madeline, Mary, Denny, Anita, Lorraine

Items for consent agenda:

  • Treasurer report: Bank balances: Chase Checking. Available balance: $129 651.41

Arizona Bank money market account: Available balance: $160,406.26

  • Minutes from April meeting
  • CoDA IRS 990 form sent.


Jen motioned to expand legal group by one. Gerry seconded. Unanimously approved.

Items for discussion: (Reports)

  • Website Update – Gerry, Jen, Lorraine;

Discussion: Website merger. Bids and options being considered. Project progressing.


  • Legal work group Update – Gerry/Mary

Discussions: Emotional Dependence Anonymous (DAA) letter. Committee requirements when creating projects using outside words/images. Privacy statement announcement.


  • CoRe 2X2 update – Lorraine.

Discussion: Renewal contract almost ready for signatures.


  • Action item: Lorraine to send contract to board for review prior to signatures.


  • Translation Management Committee 2X2 Update – Gerry/Madeline.

Discussion: Next meeting May 12th. Discussed French translations and UK contract.


  • Initiative #6 work group. Anita

Discussion: Ways to assist CoDA Literature Committee recruitment efforts during CoDA Service Conference and/or CoDA International Convention.


  • Spanish Outreach 2X2 update – Madeline/Jen

Discussion: Meeting was inspiring. Language not a barrier to communication. Discussion: Vision of World CoDA to include remote participation of delegates during Conference procedures. Discussion: CoDA-Costa Rica seeking approval to distribute downloadable material at upcoming informative event or create their own. Discussion: Professional appearance of pamphlets, shipping cost to Costa Rica.


  • Madeline motioned to request CoRE send a package containing fifty of the three Spanish pamphlets to functions and ask for 7th Tradition Donation. Gerry seconded: 4 in favor, one against, no abstentions. Motion passed.


Action items:

  • Madeline to ask Eilyn date of event, which pamphlets they want send, where to send, and let Lorraine know.
  • Lorraine to present motion to CoRE


Secretary report

Action list updated:


  • Action Items: Mary to Follow up with Conni on Event’s insurance bids.


Old Business:

  • SOS contract – Discussed SOS contract renewal.
  • Discussion: Service Structure Committee to add referring notes to motions in Fellowship Service Manual. Updating the Manual forms part of the duties. Notes are not needed.
  • Action item: SSC board liaison to notify SSC.
  • Events proposed contract with taper. Deferred for email discussion
  • Fellowship Service Worker title changes for internal purposes. Deferred for email discussion.
  • Giving Wise Solutions Application is at its finishing states.
  • Audio at CSC update.
  • Action item: Conni to research bids on above issue.


New Business:

  • Podcasts: Discussion: Possibilities to install them before page merger. Committee Chairs will need to notify Web liaison how they want the title to read and where they want link placed.


  • Action item: Mary to address installations of podcasts with Zach


Meeting adjourned by Chair, Mary I, at 6:35 PM


Next meeting –work group May 25th, 5PM; regular meeting, June 8 at 5 pm


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