Minutes for January 5th 2021 at 9 pm ET
troy moderated the meeting.
- January is SLAA Online 25 Year Jubilee
- Happy Birthday SLAA Online!
- Speaker Shares from members with length of sobriety are welcome.
- Planned speaker share meetings in January:
Irishbelle speaker share Thu Jan 7th 12 noon ET
steve_ks speaker share Mon Jan 11th 12 noon ET
Olga speaker share Sat Jan 16th 12 noon ET
jamie speaker share Thu Jan 21st 12 noon ET
Lotus speaker share Sat Jan 30th 12 noon ET
Read and approve January agenda - Link on website homepage - APPROVED
Read and approve December minutes - APPROVED
Read and approve Treasurer's reports for both November and December - BOTH APPROVED
Read and review Liaison Officer's report - READ
Motion from Lotus re Gratitude Month Donation to SLAA FWS - APPROVED
Motion: To make a Gratitude donation of $210 to SLAA FWS.
Motivation: $10 earmarked Gratitude Month donation from member. $200 excess funds over planned requirements and prudent reserve.
Treasurer: Lotus: Our group is currently sending $50 a month in "Lifesaver" donations to FWS (Fellowship-Wide Services of SLAA). Many Anonymous Fellowships are in dire straits right now No donations coming in because of the all that's going on. Lay-offs have happened in other 12-Step Fellowships, folks have had to dip into prudent reserve, well fortunately not our SLAA organization. Many in our Fellowship have banded together to help out right now. So, I am proposing an additional donation to FWS world services of $200 from our treasury, and an additional $10 in gratitude donation that came in. Whatever we can do to help I feel will be very welcome at this time.
Motion from Troy re Donation to Starlink-IRC - APPROVED (but see note below)
Motion: To make a donation of $100 to Starlink-IRC in grateful recognition of the long provision of the Starlink-IRC platform for the SLAA Online IRC chat meeting channels.
Motivation: Grateful recognition that the Starlink-IRC platform for our online chat meeting channels has been provided during 24 years as a free and essential service with a high level of friendly support.
NOTE! Motion approved - however, Starlink-IRC admin has declined the donation and asked that we give it to where it’s needed. The SLAA Online Officer Group decided this money should be sent to SLAA FWS.
Motion from Lotus re Funds for SLAA Online Delegate to SLAA ABM - APPROVED
Motion: That up to $1500 be set aside or earmarked in reserve to send an SLAA Online delegate annually to the SLAA ABC/M ($1200 registration and $300 for travel, with the caveat that travel could entail further cost).
10 Minute Open Forum
Lotus announced that there is currently a survey being taken of members' views about revising the SLAA Basic Text Book. The survey can be found at slaafws.org at the very bottom of the page under the "CLC" which is the Conference Literature Committee. SLAA FWS want to know what you think
troy raised that it is not easy for newcomers (or others) to find a sponsor. Maybe we can think about how we can develop "recovery partners" more systematically, to help fill the gap.
JGRose wondered if there could be scheduled times to connect recovery partners.
Lotus raised that many other groups are doing step workshops for the sponsorless using SLAA’s "Companion to Chapter Four" step workbook, going through all the steps one step per week