CoDA Board Meeting Preliminary Agenda, Sat November 6th, 8 AM PST

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Subject: CoDA Board Meeting Preliminary Agenda, Sat November 6th, 8 AM PST
Date: November 1st 2021


CoDA Board of Trustees

 Preliminary Agenda
November 6th, 2021

Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am PT/10 am -11:30 pm CT & Guatemala/

11 am-12:30 pm ET/12 Noon-1:30 pm AT/6:00-7:30 pm Israel


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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 Eleven – Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.

Tradition Eleven –  Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television and all other forms of public communication.


CoDA Service Concept Eleven  - The powers of the CoDA Service Conference derive from the pre-eminent authority of the group conscience decision-making process. Arizona State law gives the Board of Trustees legal rights and responsibilities to act for the Fellowship in certain situations. CoDA, Inc.’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are legal documents enumerating these Board rights and responsibilities.


Read Promise Eleven I trust the guidance I receive from my Higher Power and come to believe in my own capabilities.

In This Moment, I look at my behavior. 

Tonight, after a meeting, I listened to someone talk and talk and talk some more. I started out being supportive, but then went way beyond empathy and down the path of codependence. 

Where was my time boundary? In my head, I could have cut off the conversation after a reasonable amount of time. Instead of blaming myself, I’m practicing what to say when it happens again. Excuse me, I need to leave now. Or simply - gotta go.

I can be a good listener without being codependent.


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

Welcome Visitors if any in attendance – Visitors – 

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


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


Motion #1 -

Motion #2 - 


Motion #3


Treasurer’s report/Financials       ~ Will be updated prior to meeting by Treasurer  

JP Morgan Chase Checking:     $   

JP Morgan Chase Savings:        

National Bank of Arizona:         $

Total Assets:                


Accept Consent Agenda 

Motion:    Second:    Vote: 


Approval of October 17th Board Face to Face Virtual Meeting Minutes:


Motion:     Second:    Vote: 


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



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




Next Public Board Meeting – December 4, 2021 at 8:00 am Pacific   


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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