The basic structure of this meeting is the same as Meeting 1.1 - refer back for more information.
Some issues may have come up during check-in that the group may wish to spend more time on rather than moving straight into the 'focus'; or perhaps some issue is still to be dealt with from the previous week. When it is appropriate the leader moves the group into the main focus for this meeting.
5) The Big Bit in the middle - the leader announces the focus of the meeting
"This group, and all groups or associations, are based on agreements. The group may stand or fall simply by how conscious it can make agreement. After all, aren't we 'agreeing' to come together and be a group in the first place? But what does that mean? What are we agreeing to do, or be, as a group? (See Meeting on Mission Statement - Read it out to the group)."
"What's happening when we decide, as individuals, to come into agreement?
"As we do work towards our common purpose or vision, we see each man 'keeping his word', or agreement, and trust develops based on the observed integrity of each man - 'he's a man of his word'."
"Unity and group process stands on this foundation stone - agreement."
Note: this discussion extends to group process, ie how the group wants to run itself; obviously men will have differing opinions/attitudes/ideas and don't have to agree about everything!
Focus: Conscious Agreements