Report from the 9/21/14 Intergroup Business Meeting

DMI met for its regular monthly meeting 7/21. Below is a recap of some of the upcoming events and freshest service opportunities available. Please share at your meetings and with your sponsees as well as in the newsletter and on the website.

Workshops and conventions:
* October 3-5, Houston convention
* October 4, Fort Worth workshop on Abstinence; 12:30 p.m. at 3200 Bilglade Rd
* October 31-November 2, Tri-County Annual Retreat at Glen Rose
* November 2, Workshop at DMI Office on Steps 2, 3, & 11; hosted by the Plano groups
* November 29, Workshop/Speaker meeting on Abstinence — Honesty & Humor through the Holidays, 11:00 a.m. at Farmers Branch; group will go to lunch together afterwards.

DMI Service Opportunities (see descriptions and responsibilities listed in our Policy Manual and Bylaws):
* We have two open Board positions: Board Advisor and Secretary. Each requires 1 year of abstinence.
* We have a number of Committee Chair positions open: Newsletter, Web Director, Speakers Bureau, Outreach, Institutions, Lifeline Director, Twelfth Step Within Director, and Tri-County Liaison. Each requires 90 days of abstinence.

Convention Planning Opportunities:
The Convention Planning team meets on 3rd Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and is reaching the time where we need to transition from decision-making to action-taking. We need lots of help as listed below, but if you are feeling strongly called to something not mentioned here, please get in touch with us anyways — we might not yet have thought of it! Email the Convention Chair at dmiconventionchair@gmail.com so that you can get on the Google Group email loop.
* Registration committee
* Program committee
* Raffle committee
* Volunteer coordinators
* Entertainment committee
* Hospitality
* Public Information and Outreach

Remember: Each group that participates in DMI has the right to send a representative to our meetings. To be eligible to vote, a rep must have 30 days of abstinence; however, non-voting attendees are still welcome to participate in discussions and can carry information from and to their local group. We’ve heard it said that service is slimming, but we’d prefer to think that service gets us “right-sized”!

Hope we get to see you soon. Meanwhile, may you be richly blessed in your recovery.

Yours in service,
Kay Seitz
DMI Chair