Meeting Leader workshop Group Conscience notes

Meeting Leader group's script, decisions from the group conscience, as well as other notes that are produced in during the meetings.
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LizzieW43
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Meeting Leader workshop Group Conscience notes

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Impromptu Group Conscience discussion 12/11/2023

Zoom has a Poll feature for voting on motions for Group Conscience meetings. Has to be enabled by the Zoom account holder - can we take this up with Scott? Show of hands – six of seven agreed.
Martha will do so.

Several Group Conscience meetings were held in the early days of the meeting, to discuss and approve the script.
These meetings were purely for this function, so no notes of these were taken as the output of these meetings is in the current script.
LizzieW43
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Re: Meeting Leader workshop Group Conscience notes

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Actions arising from the Meeting 10/12/2023: posted in the Meeting Leaders Group

A newcomer who turns out to be a family member of an addict and not knowing where to direct them. Could we consider putting the link in the script for future leaders to know?

Someone who is sharing mentions that they have been/are feeling suicidal. It feels like just thanking them and moving on to the next share is ignoring their feelings.
We had a long interesting discussion of the many issues in leading meetings and the balance between meeting different needs. I can see this becoming part of work towards a policy or guidance in the future. But for now, could we work on a line to say after such shares which could be included in the script? One suggestion was “If you are feeling suicidal, we’re with you. Please contact suicide support/emergency services in your country before taking any action.”
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Re: Meeting Leader workshop Group Conscience notes

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Group Conscience 14/01/2024
Topic: changing the date/time of the meeting

The topic was introduced saying that the meeting attendance had dropped off, and there had been suggestions from members that a) it was difficult to meet at the weekend, and b) the schedule (second Sunday of the month) clashed with other engagements (GSC?). Feedback had been received that it did not directly conflict but they were on the same day.
It was noted that when the meeting was originally set up, this was the only day/time that people could make at that point, and that Fellows had attended in greater numbers at first.
It was unclear why Fellows were not attending, and no clear schedule change was indicated by members during or prior to the meeting as alternatives. It was suggested that the issue be taken back to the Meeting Leaders group and put out again for input.

Action taken: a note was sent to the ML group as follows:
If anyone is having particular difficulties attending the Meeting Leader workshop because of time commitments, please comment on this post and/or suggest an alternative time/day. If we get any suggestions, we can vote on these in here (assuming that's okay).

Topics for future meetings.

A suggestion was made to look at particular topics in order to generate or improve on existing documents.
Topics suggested were
"Being a leader",
"How to run a meeting",
"how to be a greeter" and
"how to be a timekeeper".

For the next Meeting Leader workshop, the topic "how to be a greeter" was suggested, to support new Fellows who would like to give service.
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Re: Meeting Leader workshop Group Conscience notes

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Group Conscience 10/03/2024
Seven people attending

Issue of the timing of the meeting.
Have been requests to move to a different time, or day. Discussion of the issues and problems linked with moving meetings. People attending could make Sunday at this time. Suggestion that we could move to a different week of the month at the same day and time. The meeting calendar was consulted, and the third Sunday of the month did not have a service committee meeting that would clash.

Motion: that the Meeting Leader workshop should move to the third week of the month from April.
Seconded
Passed unanimously.

Lizzie to contact Scott and make the request to move to the third week on the schedule.

Meeting adjourned
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