Category Archives: Intergroup News

The Intergroup is a nonprofit membership organization representing all registered A.A. groups in San Francisco and Marin. Intergroup provides services such as an online and printed schedule, 24-hour teleservice, the bookstore, local publications, and service opportunities. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. All are welcome. See calendar for details.

Intergroup News | June 2020

This is an unofficial summary of the June 2020 Intergroup meeting provided for convenience; it is not intended to be the completed approved minutes. For a complete copy of the minutes and full committee reports see “Intergroup” on our website aasfmarin.org.

Our Intergroup exists to support the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the still suffering alcoholic by providing and coordinating services that are difficult for the individual groups to execute.

The Intercounty Fellowship has been organized by, and is responsible to, the member groups in San Francisco and Marin for the purpose of coordinating the services that individual groups cannot provide.

The meeting was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, online via Zoom. The meeting was started with a call to order and the Serenity Prayer. The May 2020 minutes and the June 2020 agenda were approved.

Standing Reports

Board Chair, Alan G. The online Town Hall meetings will be via Zoom on June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All are encouraged to attend. The focus will be on restarting in-person meetings. San Francisco and Marin General Service will be there. Please encourage pre-registration for meeting of which the link will be in The Buzz and on the website Events Calendar. Intergroup meetings will continue to be online for the time being. Each A.A. meeting should have a Trusted Servant as a point of contact, so please encourage secretaries and treasurers to register their commitment online at www.aasfmarin.org/register.

Treasurer, Renee T. We have financials for April 2020. Group Contributions are down, Individual Contributions are up and your help is really appreciated. Our current rating is “Excellent.” Special Projects Fund: Contributions of $140k were received in April. This was supported by Intergroup during our 2020 meetings. Special Projects will be reporting to the Board and Intergroup regularly. Note: H&I Contributions are down 78% and we have no updates from GSO.

Executive Director, Maury P. Is meeting regularly with Central Office volunteers on Zoom. Many will not be returning once Shelter-In-Place is over. Purchasing literature with curbside pickup is up and running. We are continuing to reach many members via The Buzz. We need more communication between San Francisco Teleservice, Marin Teleservice and HelpChat. We are also looking at how to maintain the website while we transition away from Shelter-In-Place and how meetings will be listed going forward. It seems Zoom disruptions are on the rise, so we are reviewing the options for listing remote meetings on our website. A fourth option to “Registration via Zoom” will be discussed soon.

New Business (moved to before Reports to accommodate Elections)

Board Elections, James O.

Introduced candidates NIkki T., Charlie B., Lara A. and Taran R. Voting was conducted via Link and the  Governance Committee will tally the votes.

Old Business

Survey Results

We had 289 respondents of which most did not hold a service position. Most meetings have seen an influx of newcomers. The majority of meetings have not discussed what to do after Shelter In Place has been lifted. Most groups are using a Member’s Zoom account, while others have gotten a Zoom account for the group. The majority of meetings have reported a decrease in meeting interruptions (but that seems to be changing). Having “one-click access” to meetings did not seem have a relationship to the number of meeting interruptions. Most meetings are able to meet their expenses and Venmo is the most widely used method of digital collections. Many meetings were not paying rent during Shelter in Place and few groups were required to pay during this time period. Some meetings were paying rent voluntarily. Services provided by Intergroup were highly rated by the respondents. Some meetings are talking about how to handle contact tracing after Shelter in Place is lifted.

Questions

Q; Is the survey still open?  A: No. Q: Will the members at large have access to the presentation? A: Yes. Q: What are the three areas of feedback mentioned in the survey and where do we send? A: Send feedback to maury@aasfmarin.org while considering the following: Do we need workshops on digital contributions? What to include in the considerations for going back to in-person meetings? Options for meeting listings?

What’s On Your Mind?

Fellowship Committee: Founders Day Celebration via zoom is on Saturday, June 13, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

It will include a History Presentation, Service Panels, Remote Communities Panel and aThree Legacies Panel. Spanish-to-English and ASL interpretation will be provided all day. It will be set up as a Zoom Webinar to avoid “Zoom bombing.”

Does AA have any resources for keeping members (especially members of color) safe and providing outreach to the various communities of color? Women’s Kitchen Table meeting is very interested, if anyone has information. Nikki from General Service has been putting together resources. 

Intergroup Committee Reports

Public Relations Committee, Guru P. We are working on Diversity and Inclusion; Bleam Mental Health Initiative (Mental Health SF + BEAM). We received an inquiry from the New York Times. We are developing a pamphlet proposal for “Housing-Challenged Members.”

The Point, John B. There are 6 great articles for the June issue which is now up on the website. We are looking for submissions for the July issue (topics cover the 7th Step/Tradition/Concept).

Marin General Service, Alex The Founder’s Day celebration in Marin will be on Sunday, June 7, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Election Results

Our newly elected Board Members are Taran R., Charlie B. and Lara A.

Targeted Message

  • Founders Day 2020 – Saturday, June 13, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Town Hall and Presentation of FAQ on Considerations from Reopening – Thursday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Register here.
  • Archives Committee Survey
  • Communicate what Intergroup is and does – each of us is part of the Outreach Committee!
    “Intergroup/Central Office is the local AA service provider that brings you aasfmarin.org, our meeting schedule, 12th step support – including 24/7 phone coverage, Sunshine Club meetings and HelpChat, AA literature, group insurance and more.”

Adjourn with the Responsibility Statement

Next Intergroup Meeting: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 7:00 pm, location to be determined. Please email development@aasfmarin.org with any questions.

Treasurer’s Report

Month Ended April 2020

For April 2020, Gross Profit (revenue minus COGS) was $28,941, this was over budget by $8,149 due to higher than expected Individual contributions and lower COGS. Gross Profit is $11,193 over budget year to date.

Total Operating Expense for April was $24,764, which is slightly over our monthly average of $24K.

The result is a Net Operating Surplus of $4,192 for the month, this is $6,268 over budget. This leaves the fellowship with a $17,332 surplus year to date.

Group Contributions for April were $13,388, under budget by $2,948. Group contributions are $11,231 under budget year to date. Individual Contributions for April were $15,335*, over budget by $12,611. Individual contributions are $24,969 over budget year to date.

(*Not included in this figure is a $140k individual contribution in April 2020 – See Special Projects Fund)

Total Unrestricted Cash for April 2020 was $103,866, an increase of $2,833 from March 2020.  Unrestricted Cash is more than 4x monthly operating expenses.

OVERALL RATING FOR APRIL 2020:    EXCELLENT

INTERGROUP FINANCE RATING SYSTEM

Every month we rate our monthly finances as “Excellent”, “Good”, “Fair” or “Poor”.  Generally speaking, here are the definitions of those terms:

EXCELLENT:  We exceeded our budget.  Our income was greater than our expenses for the month and we have more than two months’ worth of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances.  Operating expenses are roughly $24K/month, so we’d have over $48K in unrestricted cash balances for the month.  The Intergroup rating has been “excellent” since December 2019.

GOOD: We are meeting our budget.  Our income for the month, or for the YTD, was slightly greater than our expenses and we’d have approximately 1.5 – 2 months of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances. The last time we were “good” was in November 2019.

FAIR: We are not meeting our budget.  Our expenses were greater than our income for the month and for the YTD – and our unrestricted cash balance would be somewhere between 1 and 1.5x our operating expenses.

POOR: We are not meeting our budget and our unrestricted cash balances fell below one month of operating expenses. The last time we were “poor” was in December 2016.

Intergroup News | May 2020

This is an unofficial summary of the May 2020 Intergroup meeting provided for convenience; it is not intended to be the completed approved minutes. For a complete copy of the minutes and full committee reports see “Intergroup” on our website aasfmarin.org.

Our Intergroup exists to support the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the still suffering alcoholic by providing and coordinating services that are difficult for the individual groups to execute.

The Intercounty Fellowship has been organized by, and is responsible to, the member groups in San Francisco and Marin for the purpose of coordinating the services that individual groups cannot provide.

The meeting was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, online via Zoom. The meeting was started with a call to order and the Serenity Prayer. The April 2020 minutes and the May 2020 agenda were approved.

Intergroup-2020-May-Roll-Call

Standing Reports

Board Chair, Alan G. Remember to subscribe to The Buzz. We are still getting remote meeting updates and providing information for Digital Contributions. Also, Intergroup can provide an email address specifically for your group. The link is located on the home page of aasfmarin.org. the next Intergroup Orientation will be on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Check the website Events Calendar for details.

Treasurer, Renee T. Group Contributions for March were not unexpectedly under budget and Individual Contributions were up. The rating for March is still “Excellent.” This report reflects the first month of Shelter in Place orders. Please remind all groups to continue to collect the 7th Tradition. Also consider sending a contribution to GSO in New York. They have been hit hard by the crisis and are tapping into their prudent reserve.

Executive Director, Maury P. Central Office is still closed to foot traffic. Books are available through shipping and “no-contact pickup.” I met with staff from several other Northern California A.A. offices plus two Delegates (CNCA and CNIA) last week to discuss the recent transition, current operations, some of the General Service Conference topics (see pie chart for suggested contributions which could affect Intergroups) and A.A. World Service changes in literature pricing. I will be checking in with Central Office volunteers in the next week.

Intergroup Committee Reports

The Point, John B. Check out the latest issue of The Point at aasfmarin.org. It now includes audio for some of the stories. We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month; check the Events Calendar for details and Zoom link.

Public Relations, Guru P. This is the2nd Intergroup meeting for Guru. Just a reminder that Public Relations is our revised title for the former PI/CPC Committee. The new email address is sfpr@aasfmarin.org. We are working with Media.

SF Teleservice, Luke H. Interest in participating with SF Teleservice continues to grow. There are zero empty shifts. We still need substitutes and people for 12th Step calls. Contact us by emailing to  sfteleservice@aasfmarin.org.Question: Has there been an increase in 12th Step calls? Answer: We’ve gotten more calls but the majority of them are Zoom/tech related. Email if you want to be a part of committee.

Fellowship, Elena R. Founders Day is in June. There may be an online celebration, so stay tuned. There is more information to come. Contact: fellowship@aasfmarin.org.

Archives, Mike We had a great event titled “A.A. in the Times of War and Crisis.” We are still looking for archival materials from this unprecedented time (i.e., photos of closure signage on doors of meeting spaces, change of location flyers, etc.). The next history talk has been postponed due to sheltering in place. We would like to find out more about the people who wrote the stories in the Big Book. Contact: archives@aasfmarin.org.

Technology, Taran R. As announced previously, we are still looking for a Committee Chair. If interested, contact us at tech@aasfmarin.org. Sixteen groups have signed up for group-level emails. We participated with a HelpChat Implementation Workshop with 50 other Intergroups. HelpChat is seeking new volunteers, so reach out to helpchat@aasfmarin.org.

Service Community Liaison Reports

General Service, Steve R. The CNCA Pre-Conference is May 16. The General Service Conference is scheduled for June and the Post-Conference Assembly information is soon to follow. The international Convention has been cancelled for the first time since 1955 due to the coronavirus crisis. General Service and Intergroup reps are working together during this time.

Marin Teleservice, Amanda Our business meeting was last week. The phone lines are being run 24/7 and all shifts are currently covered.

Marin H&I, Karen Mill Street New Beginnings and the hospital allowed Zoom meetings. Marin H&I donations are almost non-existent right now. We are asking meetings to earmark some digital collections to H&I. We are sending literature directly to institutions. Question: Is there a way to digitally contribute to H&I? Answer: Yes, by going to the Northern California H&I website at handinorcal.org/contribute.

Marin PI/CPC, Evan We are exploring contacts with local media. We request PI/CPC be mentioned in meetings as there is a great need right now. Contact us at aamarinpipcp@gmail.com for service opportunities. We also need help reaching out to local shelters and nursing homes.

New Business

Board Governance Committee: Board Elections 2020, James O.

New board positions open next month. The commitment is about 8 to 10 hours a month. The 3-year term will start July 2020. We are currently soliciting Letters of Intent from all interested parties. The statement is due no later than May 13 and informal interviews will happen the following week. A letter template was sent out last week via Maury’s email. Email governance@aasfmarin.org for the template with any questions. Requirements: 2-years of continuous sobriety from the date of the election.

Shelter in Place Survey preliminary results reviewed, Maury P

So far, we have about 70 respondents, so the survey is still open. Some preliminary results:

  • Most meetings have not discussed what will happen after the Shelter-In-Place order is lifted
  • Zoom is by far the preferred medium for remote meetings
  • There has been a significant decrease in the number of disruptions
  • Meetings seem to be able cover their expenses
  • Most groups use Venmo for their 7th Tradition
  • Intergroup has been rated very high for its handling of the Shelter-In-Place order
  • Groups need to start having the conversation about safely going back to in-person meetings

What’s On Your Mind?

Michael P.: How can we better help newcomers during stay-at-home? Should Intergroup promote a beginners meeting? How has the newcomer experience changed with the Shelter-In-Place order?

Jillian: We hold the meeting before and after the scheduled time. We also turn the chat back on after the meeting is over. And we have a phone list and email it out.

Evan: Maybe promote a collection of newcomer meetings on the website? Use breakout rooms.

Karen: Suggests adopting a newcomer liaison position.

Marshall M.: Using breakout rooms. Larger meetings have used breakout rooms to good effect.

They have a commitment for breakout room manager.

Michael P.: How can we better outreach to Trusted Servants and help them?

Maury P. A member wrote asking for suggestions to keep attendance up at chip meetings during SIP.  Any ideas?

Targeted Message

  • Fill out the survey.
  • As much as possible, contribute to your group so all service entities are supported.
  • Communicate what Intergroup is and does – each of us is part of the Outreach Committee!
    • Intergroup/Central Office is a local AA service provider bringing you aasfmarin.org, the meeting schedule, 12th step support – including 24/7 phone coverage, Sunshine Club meetings and HelpChat, AA literature, group insurance and more.

Adjourn with the Responsibility Statement

Next Intergroup Meeting: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:00 pm, location to be determined. Please email development@aasfmarin.org with any questions.

Treasurer’s Report

Month Ended March 2020

For March 2020, Gross Profit (revenue minus COGS) was $19,580, this was over budget by $1,992 due to lower than expected Cost of Goods Sold. Gross Profit is $3,044 over budget year to date.

Total Operating Expense for March was $22,726, over budget by $835.

The result is a Net Operating Deficit of $3,110 for the month, this is $1,186 over budget. This leaves the fellowship with a $13,139 surplus year to date ($2,491 over budget).

Group Contributions for March $8,853, under budget by $4,035. Group contributions are $8,283 under budget year to date. Individual Contributions for March were $9,911, over budget by $7,018. Individual contributions are $12,358 over budget year to date.

Total Unrestricted Cash for March 2020 was $101,033, a decrease of $8,202 from February 2020.  Unrestricted Cash is about 4.2 x monthly operating expenses.

The rating for March 2020 is “Excellent”.

OVERALL RATING: EXCELLENT

INTERGROUP FINANCE RATING SYSTEM

Every month we rate our monthly finances as “Excellent”, “Good”, “Fair” or “Poor”.  Generally speaking, here are the definitions of those terms:

EXCELLENT:  We exceeded our budget.  Our income was greater than our expenses for the month and we have more than two months’ worth of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances.  Operating expenses are roughly $24K/month, so we’d have over $48K in unrestricted cash balances for the month.  The Intergroup rating has been “excellent” since December 2019.

GOOD: We are meeting our budget.  Our income for the month, or for the YTD, was slightly greater than our expenses and we’d have approximately 1.5 – 2 months of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances. The last time we were “good” was in November 2019.

FAIR: We are not meeting our budget.  Our expenses were greater than our income for the month and for the YTD – and our unrestricted cash balance would be somewhere between 1 and 1.5x our operating expenses.

POOR: We are not meeting our budget and our unrestricted cash balances fell below one month of operating expenses. The last time we were “poor” was in December 2016.

Intergroup News | April 2020

This is an unofficial summary of the April 2020 Intergroup meeting provided for convenience; it is not intended to be the completed approved minutes. For a complete copy of the minutes and full committee reports see “Intergroup” on our website aasfmarin.org.

Our Intergroup exists to support the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the still suffering alcoholic by providing and coordinating services that are difficult for the individual groups to execute.

The Intercounty Fellowship has been organized by, and is responsible to, the member groups in San Francisco and Marin for the purpose of coordinating the services that individual groups cannot provide. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, online via Zoom. The meeting was started with a call to order and the Serenity Prayer. The March 2020 minutes and the April 2020 agenda were approved.

Standing Reports

Board Chair, Alan G. Subscribe to The Buzz for Covid-19 updates.

  • Changes to Central Office Hours and Literature

Central Office remains closed. For literature, contact aa@aasfmarin.org. All calls are being handled by San Francisco and Marin Teleservice volunteers.

  • New Information about remote meetings

Online Meetings are listed on aasfmarin.org. Send updates to groupservices@aasfmarin.org. Zoom guides and how-to’s, managing participants, managing disruptions, anonymity in zoom settings, digital 7th tradition, etc. are links on the home page of the website. It is a learning process, so contact tech@aasfmarin.org for even more help.

  • 7th Tradition – Socially distant self-support

A.A. groups and Intergroup | Central Office still have bills, so continue to contribute! An information sheet for Digital Contributions is posted on aasfmarin.org. Intergroup is offering unique email addresses for remote meetings. These can be used to set up digital contributions for your group.

Treasurer, Renee T. Our rating for February is “Excellent” but March will be different.

Question: How best to explain to our groups the Rating system? How can we encourage digital contributions to Intergroup?
Answer: There is a guide for setting up digital contributions. A group conscience should dictate a rating guide at group level; 2 to 3 months of a prudent reserve is common.

Question: Is there any forecasting around how remote meetings will affect our finances?
Answer: We are anticipating a change. So far, group contributions are down but individual contributions are up.

Question: Is there a way to subscribe to Intergroup?
Answer: Faithful Fivers is one way, but still contribute to your individual group. And Faithful Fivers does not have to be just five dollars. You have a choice when signing up.

Question: Some meetings are suggesting sending money directly to Central Office through the contributions link.
Answer: That is great, but remember, direct contributions bypass the individual meeting.

Question: Some meetings are suggesting pooling money until in-person meetings begin again.
Answer: That is a good suggestion.

Question: Mission Fellowship (2900 24th St.) wants to stay open, so they are suggesting sending donations directly to them as well. So please remember to keep giving to your group if they need to pay rent.
Answer: The mechanism for collecting for the meetings has changed, but the process should not change. Take care of the meeting first, and then distribute to the other service entities.

Executive Director, Maury P. Subscribe to The Buzz. Results from the survey about an Intergroup-hosted Zoom account was inconclusive and lost. A developer was hired to help with the Remote Meeting Schedule. Scott H. and Patrick M. are handling updates for the Remote Meeting Schedule.

  • Trolls

Meetings are asking to be pulled from Remote Meeting List. A suggestion is to add a password in the additional meeting details. Discord is taking action to help stop trolls and Zoom has been working on it as well. Do not post a meeting link and/or password on Social Media (even in private Facebook groups).

Question: The survey asked for group information and I didn’t know how to complete it. Zoom staff will only message the meeting host or use audio.

Question: Discord has taken a lot of groups down. There seemed to be less Zoom bombing today.

Question: I could not complete the survey because it could not be brought to the group in time.
Answer: The survey will be recreated but some of the responses have been lost.

Question: Please resend the survey. Is some of the Zoom information that was shared on The Buzz available on the website?
Answer: Some of it came from an A.A. in Technology Forum (http://tiaa-forum.org).

Question: Passwords are akin to putting a lock on the door and using the waiting room seems to be a better solution. (And Maury is amazing!). Answer: Thumbs up!

Intergroup Committee Reports

SF PI/CPC, Guru O. Our current emphasis is on diversity and inclusion. We attended “Asian-Americans and Additions.” Sharing literature with them.  We want to change our committee name to Public Relations. Right now, all speaking commitments have been cancelled. We are reaching out to the media about Recovery in Quarantine.

Archives, Mike The next A.A. History Event will be on April 11 titled “A.A. in Times of War and Crisis.” This is an unprecedented time, so any documentation that doesn’t break anonymity should be sent to the committee so that this period of time can be documented for A.A. history.

The Point, John B. The next committee meeting will be on Google Hangout at 12:30 pm on April 11. For information, contact thepoint@aasfmarin.org.  We are working on a podcast and building a stable of voice talent, so please reach out if you’re interested.

SF Teleservice, Luke H. The committee’s commitment has moved to 24 hours and we’ve added 12 additional shifts. There are 40 new people oriented and we now have zero empty shifts!

Sunshine Club, Clayton B. We received no requests for meetings during the month of March. The Laguna Honda facility has been locked down and trying to have a person there connect to a remote meeting.

Fellowship, Elena R. The May workshop “Anonymity in the Digital Age” has been postponed.

HelpChat, Taran R. This committee is seeking new volunteers, so if your available with a cell phone or computer and want a commitment, let us know. Contact HelpChat@aasfmarin.org.

Technology, Taran R. We had a big spike in traffic (7x)! Lots from Facebook and different Intergroups.

Service Community Liaison Reports

SF General Service, Alison General Service events have been made virtual. General Service reps and Intergroup are working together. We are getting lots of interest from National and International groups. The International Convention has been canceled. Question: Why was it canceled and not postponed? Answer: Planning began in 2008 and GSO employees have been working from home and unable to work on it.

SF Bridging the Gap, Camilla R. We had our first virtual bridge!

Marin PI/CPC, Evan We’ve shifted priorities to informing groups about anonymity with digital platforms. High School and Interfaith outreach has been changed to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. We are also working with Marin Bridging the Gap. If interested, contact us at aamarinpicp@gmail.com.

Marin Teleservice, Amanda We postponed our upcoming Spaghetti Feed. Most of our phone shifts are covered. We had a huge response to our virtual training.

What’s On Your Mind?

Ryan, question: Thank you for Zoom resources. How were meeting’s settings decided? Answer from Maury: It was a little bit “from the seat of our pants.” It is all new to us and we are learning best practices as we go. This was set up with New York’s account but that might not be the case going forward. We are “One Day at a Time”-ing it. The Zoom documentation can be contradictory.

Nancy S., comment: Zoom is hard enough for non-tech savvy members. Passwords might put them over the edge. Answer from Renee: There are some meetings that are dial-in only (e.g., the Dry Dock).

Nancy P., question: Is there a way we could use teleservice as tech support as well? Answer from Chat: Teleservice volunteers have been supplied with some FAQs.

Phil, comment: I have been impressed with how meeting co-hosts have worked to remove the trolls. The moderator can be a service commitment. Meetings should be able to decide how to protect themselves from trolls.

Alison, comment: Some trolls sounded like desperate newcomers. I’m worried that a meeting’s concerns about safety will hurt the newcomer.

Stephen, comment: The General Service Conference was postponed but the topics are still relevant and General Service needs feedback. Please get back on the topics.

Liz, comment: If anyone wants to learn about using the Zoom Waiting Room and Breakout Rooms, the Into Action Group has started hosting trainings before the meeting (intoactiongroup.org).

Alan, comment: Please don’t hesitate to email chair@aasfmarin.org or help@aasfmarin.org. But A.A. is amazing at this time!

Targeted Message

  • Communicate what Intergroup is and does – each of us is part of the Outreach Committee!
    • Intergroup | Central Office is a local A.A. service provider bringing you aasfmarin.org, the meeting schedule, 12th Step support – including 24/7 phone coverage, Sunshine Club meetings and HelpChat, A.A. literature, group insurance and more.
  • Wash your hands!

Adjourn with the Responsibility Statement

Next Intergroup Meeting: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:00 pm, on Zoom or in person at St, Andrew Presbyterian Church, 101 Donahue Street in Sausalito — To Be Determined. Please call Central Office, (415) 674-1821, with any questions.

Treasurer’s Report

Month Ended February 2020

For February 2020, Gross Profit (Revenue minus COGS) was $22,315. Total Operating Expense was $23,489.

The result is a Net Operating Deficit of $644 for the month.

Group Contributions for February were $11,748. Individual contributions were $8,952.

Total Unrestricted Cash for February 2020 was $109,267, an increase of $6,384 from January 2020.  Unrestricted Cash is approx. 4.5 months of operating expenses.

The rating for February 2020 is upgraded to “Excellent”.

OVERALL RATING: EXCELLENT

INTERGROUP FINANCE RATING SYSTEM

Every month we rate our monthly finances as “Excellent”, “Good”, “Fair” or “Poor”.  Generally speaking, here are the definitions of those terms:

EXCELLENT:  We exceeded our budget.  Our income was greater than our expenses for the month and we have more than two months’ worth of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances.  Operating expenses are roughly $24K/month, so we’d have over $48K in unrestricted cash balances for the month.  The Intergroup rating has been “excellent” since December 2019.

GOOD: We are meeting our budget.  Our income for the month, or for the YTD, was slightly greater than our expenses and we’d have approximately 1.5 – 2 months of operating expenses in unrestricted cash balances. The last time we were “good” was in November 2019.

FAIR: We are not meeting our budget.  Our expenses were greater than our income for the month and for the YTD – and our unrestricted cash balance would be somewhere between 1 and 1.5x our operating expenses.

POOR: We are not meeting our budget and our unrestricted cash balances fell below one month of operating expenses. The last time we were “poor” was in December 2016.