CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, January 8th, 8 AM PST

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Subject: CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, January 8th, 8 AM PST
Date: January 4th 2022


CoDA, Inc. Board of Trustees
January 8th, 2021

Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific Time

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Acknowledging that we are all here for our personal recovery.
The mission of the CoDA Board of Trustees is to ensure the longevity and fiscal health
 of the organization, to support the Fellowship’s ongoing service work,
to promote CoDA unity and to reach the still suffering codependents.


OPENING  (8:00 am – 8:05 am – 5 min)


Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Step One: We admitted we were powerless over others - that our lives had become unmanageable.

Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon CoDA unity.


CoDA Service Concept One: The members of the Fellowship of Co-Dependents Anonymous, in carrying out the will of a loving Higher Power, advance their individual recoveries, work to insure the continuance of their groups and their program, and carry the message to codependents who still suffer. They may also collectively authorize and establish service boards or committees and empower trusted servants to perform service work.


Promise One: I know a new sense of belonging. The feeling of emptiness and loneliness will disappear.

In This Moment, what about me? Before CoDA, I was selfish, insecure, and took everything personally. It was always, “Why are they doing this to me?” “Why does this happen to me?” “What is wrong with me?” It was a selfish “me”.

In recovery, I'm learning what healthy relationships are and, more importantly, how to be int hem.l What give and take means. accepting others exactly as they are, even though their thoughts, ideas, and actions are different than mine. I have choices of participating in relationships or accepting that certain relationships are not good for me.


Order of round robin - Check in – 30 seconds – Barbara, Faith, Florence, Joe, Katherine, Yaniv, ???? (??? Chair - Chairs Forum representative), Gail

Absent: ???

Welcome Visitors if any in attendance – Visitors –

Check ins

Are we okay with recording for the Secretary’s use in preparing the Minutes?


CONSENT AGENDA (8:05 am – 8:10 am – 5 min)


Minutes: Board Public Meeting Minutes on 12-4-2021

MOTION: – To approve the December 4, 2021 (Public Meeting) Minutes

NOTE: There was one motion in the Executive Session on Dec 4th, this was reflected in the Public Minutes under “Executive Session”:
MOTION: Authorize the treasurer to close National Bank of Arizona (NBAZ) and open a new account at Wells Fargo, transferring the balance to the new bank account.
Barbara, 2nd by Gail, Vote: YES, 1 abstention.

Moved: Barbara  2nd:  Gail   Vote: Unanimous 


Minutes: Board Face2Face Workgroup on December 19th:


Motion #1: 


Motion #2:


Motion #3:


Motion #4:


Treasurer’s report/Financials     

JP Morgan Chase Checking$230,405.75
JP Morgan Chase Savings$220,405.08
National Bank of Arizona$100,699.96
Total Assets$551.530.79


Note: Our total at the end of 2020 was $454,153.48. Our bank assets have increased by approximately 21% over 2021

Accept above Consent Agenda

Motion: ???   Second: ????   Vote: ????


from 12-19-2021: 



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OLD BUSINESS: (8:10 am – 8:30 am - 20 min)


  • CoDAthon: Post holiday report
  • New Fellowship Service Worker: report on hiring and basic duties.

NEW BUSINESS: (8:30 am – 9:25 am – 55 min.)

  • ???



Next Public Board Meeting – February 5th @ 8 AM Pacific Time (1st Sat of month)

Strategic planning meeting – Sunday, January 9th, 2022 (2nd Sunday of month)
Next Workgroup Meeting – Sunday, January 16, 2022 (4rd Sunday of  month)


Move to Executive Session:

Please write the board ( if you plan to attend, so the Trustees are aware of how many people will be on this business call.

Please note: Observers are welcome to observe but are not to have voice in the meetings (i.e., speak, introduce themselves, ask questions) unless invited to do so.

Visitors’ microphones will be silenced. Those wishing to ask a question are encouraged to do so before the meeting begins, not during the business meeting. There will be a 5 minute period at the close of the meeting during which observers may use the raise your hand feature to indicate that they have a comment or question. People will be called on by the Chair, as time permits.

Thank you for your understanding.

In accordance with Section 2.10.1 of the Board of Trustees Policy & Procedures Manual:-

Any CoDA member is permitted to join the Board con call unless we are meeting in executive session to discuss personnel or legal issues. Any interested member must follow the instructions listed below:

  • These guidelines are to facilitate the observation of interested members of the Fellowship in the Board of Trustee conference calls. The Board’s use of teleconferencing on a monthly basis to conduct the business of CoDA is not intended to close the meetings,nor to conduct CoDA business in secret; it is intended as a money and time-saving use of technology. The Board feels that its meetings should be open to the Fellowship and welcomes the interest and appropriate participation offered. 
  • The CoDA Board will announce the date and time for their next scheduled monthly conference call as part of each meeting or can call summary that is sent out via email blast and posted on the CoDA website. 
  • Members interested in joining the call must notify the Board in advance since a limited number of people may join each call. Members interested in joining the call must notify the Board in advance since a limited number of people may join each call. Advance notice of at least 24 hours is requested. 
  • It is at the discretion of the Board as to whether or not participants will have a “voice” during the call. This is based on the time constraints that we have and whether or not a participant has specific information or expertise on a subject under consideration.
  • Certain con calls (for example, those that involve personnel discussions) will be closed to non Board Members. 
  • Those members who agree to the above conditions and wish to be notified and given access to the Board conference call should send an email to


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