Agenda for SLAA Online Business Meeting - April 5th 2022 at 9 pm US Eastern Time in #slaa2

 

Serenity prayer

 

Announcements

 

Approve April agenda

Approve March minutes 

Approve Treasurer's report

Read and review Liaison report

 

Op Application

None

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

 

Motion from Lotus re our delegates to the SLAA ABC/M 2022

Motion: For this year only, we have one delegate this year, and one alternate for the ABM with all costs covered.

Motivation: We have an abundance of money, and since SLAA FWS is footing much of the bill for costs this year (as they have had a lot of donations come in from the ‘Lifesaver donations’, which we have contributed to - $50.00 a month for the past two years), I ask that we send two members to the ABM this year. We have two equally accomplished dedicated individuals who wish to be delegates both with prior experience.

 

If the above motion for SLAA Online to send two members to the SLAA ABC/M 2022 is Approved:

SLAA Online is allowed one voting Delegate. An alternate Delegate is allowed to vote if/when the voting Delegate is unable to vote.

Approval of one voting Delegate and one alternate Delegate.

Two Candidates:

Voting Delegate candidate: neveah

Alternate Delegate candidate: jamie

Approval procedure:

For candidates: Submitted written motivation followed by max three minute share. No floor discussion of candidates. After presentations, candidates asked to leave the #slaa2 room (but not the server) during the vote, by typing: /part

Remaining present members vote to approve/disapprove/abstain each candidate in turn. Simple majority gives approval as relevant Delegate.

After the voting, candidates invited by leading Op via PM to return to #slaa2 room.

 

If the above motion for SLAA Online to send two members to the SLAA ABC/M 2022 is NOT Approved:

SLAA Online has previously approved sending one voting Delegate annually to the SLAA ABC/M.

Election/approval of one voting Delegate

Two Candidates: neveah & jamie

Election/approval procedure:

For candidates: Submitted written motivation followed by max three minute share. No floor discussion of candidates. After presentations, candidates asked to leave the #slaa2 room (but not the server) during the vote, by typing: /part

Remaining present members first vote for one candidate or abstain.

Then they vote again to approve/disapprove/abstain the candidate who received most votes. Simple majority gives approval as voting Delegate.

After the voting, candidates invited by leading Op via PM to return to #slaa2 room.

 

Motion from Lotus re Code of Ethics:

Motion: That SLAA Online adopt this revised code of ethics (from the Conference Literature Committee), in Business meetings, and in SLAA Officer Conduct. That this code be read at every Business Meeting, and given to new officers to read when they come on board:

*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)

For info:

Previous Code of ethics from the CLC, (which has been adopted by the Conference Charter Committee, and will be used in the ABM Conference and in the Conference Service Manual).

*Our Code of Ethics:

To keep each of our meetings safe and productive, we:

Communicate our views honestly and respectfully on issues raised. We do not raise our voices, stoop to sarcasm, 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 work 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 helping the CLC by contributing your time and talents. Your Twelfth Step work is deeply appreciated!

*the newer revised code of conduct, proposed in the motion, includes portions of Concept Six from the "Framework for Living"¯ draft book on the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts.

 

15 min Discussion of ABC/M Material

Motions:

Super Service Star

Framework for living

Outreach Pamphlet

12 Steps in Plain language

Items for Discussion: 

1. Sex and love addiction on the Internet

2. Making the Most of Meetings

3. 50th Anniversary (rewrite of Basic Text, 1st three chapters)

Links to the texts given during the meeting or in advance by request to the Office at slaaonline@yahoo.com

 

10 min Open Forum

 

Serenity prayer