SCIAA Sub-Commitee Meeting April 9, 2017, 5:00pm
St Christopher's Inn, 3rd Floor Lounge
Attendees: Mark F., Matthew N., Bob P., Guy G., Melvin B., Lorenzo L.
Minutes recorded by Guy G.
Mark F (Acting Co-Chair) opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.
Mark F. started out the meeting apologizing for any confusion about the
actual location of today's meeting and reviewed the text communications
that had led up to today and again apologized for the lack of
communication between the members who had attended the last
Quarterly Meeting on March 20th, 2017
Mark F. then stated he would take a more assertive role in light of Peter
Marconi's announcement at the March SCI Alumni Quarterly Meeting
held on March 20, 2017 that he plans on stepping down and moving to
Mark F. added that at some point in the past in the SCI Alumni history
there had been discussion of a SCI Alumni AA Meeting in New York City.
Matthew N. offered use of his space in New York City as a meeting place
for Alumni adding that he would not, however, be able to host an AA
meeting in this space.
Tracey (SCI Staff member) stopped by to make sure we were comfortable
meeting in the 3rd Floor Lounge as opposed to meeting in Matt Talbot
Hall. The group opted to remain where we were.
Tracey further added that in the future it was important a representative
of the organization coordinate our meetings with SCI and with the
recently and newly identified SCI Liason, Frank Pelligrino who is to
assume the role Tom King played in SCI Alumni affairs.
As many SCI
Alumni know, Tom King has recently retired and as a result his functions
need to be assumed by someone new.
Tracey addtionally informed us that inasmuch as there has been some
discussion internally about the idea of changing the T-shirt logo for the
SCI Alumni Association, even a contest for best submission, Fr. Bill
Drobach has expressed his lack of support for this idea and does not
want the logo changed.
The point was raised that if we are a separate organization from St.
Christopher's Inn why would Fr. Bill Drobach weigh in on our plan?
agreed this was a discussion Mark F. might raise when he establishes
direct contact with David Gerber.
We then discussed the need to get the word out about the creation of
the new Brother's Christopher website whose URL is
We agreed links will be posted on all
Facebook pages available to us (i.e. Brothers Christopher SCI Alumni
Association Closed Group, Brothers Christopher, St. Christopher's Inn,
Matthew N. introduced Lorenzo L to those of us who did not know
Lorenzo from his earlier association with SCIAA in 2011.
strongly recommended Lorenzo as an excellent candidate to assume the
role as Treasurer since Bob P., like Peter M. has expressed a desire to
step down from his post.
Lorenzo has nine years clean and sober, has done service both for his
home group and for his area (Schenectady, NY) and has expressed an
interest in the position.
We did not have a quorum so nominations could not be made at this
Mark F. tabled the subject to the next Quarterly Meeting since this
evening's meeting was scheduled to discuss subcommittee issues.
Lorenzo offers to explore rekindling the relationship between SCIAA and
St. Joseph's Fellowship which by all accounts has subsided in recent
There is some discussion about efforts made to contact SCI
Development and David Gerber about having access to Alumni contact
information collected at various SCIAA events held throughout the year.
Mark F. acknowledges he must introduce himself to David Gerber as
Acting Co-Chair along with Greg Mc.
We raise and discuss the topic of the upcoming Paul Manzo Memorial
Suggestions are made about three potential speakers.
Matthew N. raises the topic of two open non-voting Board Member seats
which are available to SCI Staff members.
Mark F. adds this subject to his
list of talking points with David Gerber.
Treasurer Bob P. arrived at this point in the meeting and presented his
Treasurer's Report as follows:
12/31/16 SCIAA Ending Balance = $3,530.04
1/01/17 SCIAA Pizza Party = $ 620.00
4/09/17 Continental Screen Print= $ 396.00
4/09/17 Current Balance = $ 2,464.04