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#SLAA Online Group Minutes of March 15, 2003
Members Present for the meeting were: Tim, Leigha, Osiyeza (Camille), wishin, Melissa, Cathy, TerryW, VJ (Vicki), Steve, Nate, Marabel, Jen, RudyJ, Deanna, Tigrlily (Amy)
Announcements were made by TimF:
A) We would like to welcome our new operators since 1/15/02 -- bringing us to 62 operators: Deanna (1/22); PhilH=Phil (2/6); VK[was VeeKay]=Vonnie (2/9); motely=David (3/1); and Steve (3/6).
B) The SLAA-FWS Annual Board Conference/Meeting is July 8-11 near Boston MA. The Annual Convention is October 10-12 near Clearwater/St. Petersburg FL. TimF has more information and registration forms for anyone interested.
C) There are a number of upcoming SLAA conferences or retreats:
Sat-05-Apr-03 Annual Spring Recovery Conference Cambridge MA - 617-625-7961
Fri-25-Apr-03 12-Step Weekend Retreat (3 days) Chester VT - 617-625-7961
Thu-01-May-03 Spring Convention (4 days) Ilbenstadt, Germany - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri-13-Jun-03 Annual SLAA Summer Retreat Orillia, Ontario, Canada - 416-486-8201
Tue-08-Jul-03 2003 Annual Business Conference/Meeting (4 days) Dedham MA - http://www.slaafws.org
Fri-25-Jul-03 12-Step Weekend Retreat (3 days) Chester VT - 617-625-7961
Fri-05-Sep-03 Seattle SLAA 5th Annual Healing Retreat Seattle WA - 206-583-0848
Fri-03-Oct-03 12-Step Weekend Retreat (3 days) Chester VT - 617-625-7961
Fri-10-Oct-03 2003 International Recovery Convention (3 days) Clearwater FL - 727-896-SLAA
Fri-19-Dec-03 12-Step Weekend Retreat (3 days) Chester VT - 617-625-7961
D) As you know, “we have no dues or fees, but SLAA-FWS does have expenses (7th Tradition) and a form is available at http://www.slaafws.org/community/contributionform.txt to facilitate direct contributions to SLAA Fellowship Wide Services.” Through the end of March, every $2 contributed by members to SLAA Fellowship Wide Services will be matched with an additional $3. Details are found at http://www.slaafws.org/community/memberchallenge.htm
E) The SLAA-FWS Anorexia Committee is asking, "Does anorexia tie in with your sex and love addiction and how?" Please feel free to email answers to email@example.com by mid-June. There are also SLAA Journal articles on anorexia - visit http://mywebpages.comcast.net/slaa/aone.jpg (and atwo.jpg) for the info and forms.
F) The "Operator Scripts Committee" was formed last year, but remained dormant. TimF and hhope=Becky hope to begin meeting in the coming months. If anyone is interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest. This committee is open to anyone with a desire; you do not have to be an operator to join.
G) The "Openletter Committee" was formed last month, and currently includes Camille, Dave, Marabel, and Steve. If anyone is interested, please email email@example.com to express an interest. This committee is open to anyone with a desire; you do not have to be an operator to join.
H) The "Operator Scripts Committee was formed last year, but remained dormant. TimF and hhope=Becky hope to begin meeting in the coming months. If anyone is interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest. This committee is open to anyone with a desire; you do not have to be an operator to join.
I) In recent months, we have been auditing the email database for operators...more info on this is at the agenda page. Tim is currently seeking the email address for Pony (if anyone sees him)...And if anyone sees Memlock=David or Katy - please let them know their email boxes are too full (and bouncing).
The first item of business:
#SLAA minutes for February 15 were approved.
We will be conducting officer nominations in May and elections in June for the five officer positions. They serve from 7/1 through 6/30. We accept nominations THROUGHOUT May for ALL members... In the past, members may do this in two ways: either messaging ANY operator during ANY meeting...or using the Angelfire website to email there nomination. If they message any operator, that op subsequently (that same day) emails the Secretary. The Angelfire email process goes directly to the Secretary. The next step is the Secretary contacts the nominee and asks if they accept or decline the nomination. The running results are posted (usually within two or three days) to a page at Angelfire. Throughout June, voting is done in the exact same way. All operators will be emailed the procedures. It will be explained that the Secretary must receive information quickly. All emails will go to a separate email account that will be monitored by Leigha (secretary) and another officer for safety.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:26 pm EST.