[list_settings.list_name]: 2014 Service Conference Day 1 7/8/14

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Date: July 20th 2014

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CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference Day 1: July 8, 2014

Day 1

Acronyms: reminder to all committees to please spell them out so that it is clear to members of the fellowship what we are referencing.

If a motion passes with less than 2/3 approval, the Board is not bound by the motion.

Quorum count 36    (24 needed to start business)

Motion to give Co-Dependent’s Recovery Society (CDRS) voice and vote at the CSC

Voice given to Chair from Co-Dependent’s Recovery Society, Canada’s publishing company (CDRS)

Voice given to Chairs of Committees

Agenda passed

Board made the motion to change the order of their motions so they could bring up late motions before some of their motions that were on time.   The motion passed

Board presented a motion to continue the services of SOS the Association Management Company (AMC) - it was tabled

Board presented a motion to update the Fellowship Service Manual to be consistent with the CoDA Board Policy and Procedures Manual and the Bylaws.  

Break for Lunch

Board presented motion to continue the services of SOS the Association Management Company

Vote:   32 for, 2 opposed, 1 abstention passed by 2/3

Board Motion #1 to allow the Coda Service Conference (CSC) to be held outside the United States of America

Vote:  36 for, 0 opposed, 1 abstention passed by 2/3

Board Motion #7 – to form a task force to explore use of modern technology

Vote: 35 for, 0 opposed, 0 abstention Passed by 2/3

Board Motion #5 – to change CoDA Bylaws in Articles IV – V

Vote:  Not available but it passed

CoRe Board  Motion #1 – By-Law change to term of office

Vote:  0 for, 30 opposed, 0 abstention

Finance provided a report and introduced their members

Introduction of potential CoDA Board and CoRe Board candidates

Finance Presentation, Budget process

Treasurer's Report

Most income shows from royalties from CoRe, and 7th Tradition, and events - each quarter (Eventbrite funds are received periodically and then we get the chunk at the time of the event). Expenses go to outside services and travel.

Call for CoRe or CoDA Board Candidates

15 minutes allotted for this informal introduction, Delegates reminded to review the applications before Wed at 7 pm for the 2-hour Q&A to get to know the candidates better 

CoDA Board

  • John R-Candidate for Alternate to the Board
  • Werner S.,  Candidate for Alternate to the Board
  • Lorraine, on Board (replacement Board member, previous alternate)
  • Charles, Alternate Board Member currently and 2nd Liaison to web development and outreach committee, candidate for full or alternate Board Member 
  • Gerry, Board member

Point of Information

Only people who have been to a previous Coda Service Conference (CSC) may run for the Board {included on application}

CoRe Board

  • Barbara, Treasurer of CoDA World
  • Dagmar, previous Board Member
  • Salle, Norcal
  • Loretta, current President of CoRe Board


Voting  - Wednesday is the Questions & Answers session - Thursday afternoon is the voting

Arizona Voting Entity Issue {Voting Entity Issues go to the Board and then sent to Committees to deal with these issues, Board decided to allow Arizona to make their motion now and it could be decided-10 minutes allotted)

Arizona Voting Entity Motion – to list only CoDA announcements, activities and matters on the CoDA, Inc. website calendar

Vote:  18 for, 14 opposed, 2 abstention


Voting Entity Reports

SoCal:  6 Intergroups, all with websites, host conferences, Los Angeles retreat, day long workshops, holidays there are marathons  www.lacoda.org

Mexico: announced legal formation of the group in Mexico, can deal with finance and legal matters of the org in Mexico, can now have offices, distribute literature, warehouses, and carry on CoDA business, 50 groups registered nationally

France: small, just beginning - began with 1 person, 1 meeting (10 active members, 20 at times) began to translate the workbook into French-streamlined and effective, would like official sponsorship to help the groups/attendees expand, the word/idea is visible but CoDA is not

Washington: large, diverse state, CoDA grown everywhere, meet in-person and by teleconference, have a website-updated meetings/events, 1st Women's Retreat-sold out, annual Winter Retreat, 4 main events per year, Spring into Recovery=150 people, beach picnic, 25 meetings state-wide

Malaysia: {presentation on media display}, 1 CoDA meeting (3-4 members), near the Capital City, cooperate with other groups - 12-step programs on events, etc., created blog-member, meeting in English-3 other main language-could use more translation and get more material out to help expand the group

Board Motions June 2013 – June 2014

Seek approval for these motions that the Board has processed throughout the year.

Motion #14005 (placed in the packet) will have a note attached to it that it was not ratified by the Coda Service Conference.

Comment: these motions are posted on the website throughout the year so groups can see what the Board is handling

Motion to ratify the Board Minutes of June, 2013 - June, 2014 with the note to #14005

Vote:  30 for, 0 opposed, 1 abstention

 Motion passes

 End of First Day at CoDA Service Conference

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