troy moderated the meeting.
NancyD took the minutes.
Open with Serenity Prayer
Troy: #1 - Robert's Rules
Motion: Robert's Rules of Order are to be used in biz Meetings (3/11/99). Also: Please note how Robert’s rules of order are to be used: “In the interest of tackling all of the items on this agenda and allowing everyone the opportunity to speak on the extremely important topics, suggest the following format in this meeting: Each topic under New Business will begin with a motion being made: That motion will then either be seconded or set aside. Upon the motion being seconded, discussion will begin. During discussion, only friendly amendments will be accepted to the motion. An amendment will be considered a friendly amendment if the original provider of the motion concurs with the amendment. Everyone will be allowed one share on each motion presented. Each share will be limited to 3 minutes in length. The end of discussion will be the point at which a vote is taken. A vote was taken on following this format and the Motion passed. 2/15/07
Troy: #2 - SLAA Online - January Anniversary Speaker Shares
January is SLAA Online’s birthday month. As usual, members with sobriety lengthare invited to give a speaker share at a scheduled meeting time of choice during January 2018. If interested in giving a speaker share, please contact the office – thanks!
IrishBelle will raise discussion on possibility of having Sponsorship meeting/s in the 10 min forum later.
Read and approve January agenda - Link on website homepage - APPROVED
Read and approve December minutes - APPROVED
Read and approve Treasurer's report - APPROVED
Discussion by Lotus: – Finances are down, both our group & FWS
Comment by NancyD: – Have announced that Mibbit ad-free link is paid for by member contributions
Read and review Liaison Officer's report - LINK POSTED
Motion from NancyD:
Motion: Private messaging is a middle or bottom line behavior for some members and can be highly triggering or even endanger sobriety. All members should therefore ask permission, in the main room, before contacting another member in a private message (PM). Sexual or otherwise inappropriate messages are never acceptable. Private messages to or from an OP (trusted servant) do not require prior permission and a PM from an OP should always be answered promptly. Please report any breaches of the SLAA guidelines to an OP, or copy the conversation and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (APPROVED 01/02/18)
10 Minute Open Forum
Discussion by Irishbelle: Possibility of sponsorship meeting. Several members agreed.
(Meeting time limit did not allow for discussion of further topics)