Agenda for SLAA Online Business Meeting - February 7th, 2023 at 12 noon US Eastern Time in #slaa2
*Our Code of Ethics:
To keep each of our meetings safe and productive, we:
Communicate our views honestly and respectfully on issues raised, especially controversial ones. We do not raise our voices, stoop to sarcasm, cuss, or try to bully others into our way of thinking.
Are tolerant when we differ. We share our meeting time fairly so that each of us has an equal opportunity to comment.
Are willing to put our egos aside when our opinions do not win favor with others. We are able to let go, trust our group conscience, and strive for the “unity and harmony that our Fellowship requires for the successful accomplishment of its primary purpose. Our service structure exists to support us” (per concept 6, from our draft ‘Framework for Living’) and works for the greater good.
Encourage one another by doing our part to maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere.
These points have proved to be our blueprint for success. We ask your cooperation in continuing these traditions as we work together in the coming months. Thank you for contributing your time and talents. Your Twelfth Step work is deeply appreciated!
(*used with permission from the Conference Literature Committee) (04/05/22)
Rules of Order:
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)
SLAA ONLINE GROUP INVENTORY 2023 - COLLECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS NOW IN PROGRESS!
- open for contributions through to the end of February 2023
SLAA Online Group Conscience has approved to have a Group Inventory process annually, inspired by questions from the Greater New York SLAA Intergroup’s format: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56872693a2bab85273716edd/t/56be15a92b8dde53317638a3/1455297961760/Group+Inventory.pdf as follows:
For a period of one month during Feb-Apr each year, members will be invited to contribute to a Group Inventory by email to the Office. During this one month period, details will be posted on the Announcements webpage and a link notice placed in the #slaa Entrymsg and announcements made at regular meetings.
Members will be invited to submit answers to the following:
1) One thing they like about the group and/or meeting.
2) One thing they would like to see changed about the group and/or meeting.
3) One thing they plan to contribute to the group and/or meeting.
After the one month period, the received answers to 1) and 2) will be anonymized and collated for presentation in a Group Inventory Report to a Group Conscience Business Meeting.
Answers to 3) will remain as personal responsibility of the contributors and will not be collated or reported.
After presentation of the Group Inventory at a Group Conscience Business Meeting, responsibility will lie with all individual members to respond as they personally see fit by submitting any motions with proposals for change to Group Conscience Business Meeting as per usual process.
NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS!
Please send your personal Group Inventory answers to 1), 2) and 3) above NOW to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your voice counts!
SLAA ABC/M 2023 - Would you like to be our SLAA Online Group Delegate to the SLAA ABC/M 2023?
SLAA Online wishes to send a delegate to the online/in-person hybrid SLAA ABC/M 2023 in Orange County, California this summer.
It is recommended by Fellowship-Wide Services that Delegates have a working knowledge of the Steps and Traditions and be at least six months sober. It is also recommended that the length of the Delegate term is two-years (subject to group conscience).
If you would like to represent SLAA Online as our delegate, please contact the office at email@example.com before February 21st.
Thank you for your service!
Approve February agenda
Approve January minutes
Approve Treasurer's report
Read and review Liaison report
10 min Open Forum