Agenda for SLAA Online Business Meeting - June 4th, 2024 at 9 pm US Eastern Time in #slaa2

 

Serenity prayer

 

*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)

 

Announcements

 

Approve June agenda

Approve May minutes 

Approve Treasurer's report

Read and review Liaison report

 

Op Applications

None

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

None

 

15 min Discussion of ABC/M Material 

From Agenda Second Version

The Second Version contains Motions/IFDs carried forward from the previous ABM that were not fully acted upon. The Second Version also contains Motions submitted relevant to IFDs discussed at the previous ABM. Finally, the Second Version contains any Motions or IFDs received between 7:00 pm August 1, 2023 and April 10, 2024 that have been accepted onto the 2024 ABM Agenda. Conference Committees have the opportunity to submit comments about Motions/IFDs appearing on this Second Version.

ITEM NUMBER - MOTION/IFD - DESCRIPTION - PAGE

24o01/23-12 - IFD - Does the 50th Anniversary Basic Text draft reflect “light editing”? - 6

24o02/23-13 - IFD - Create a Conference Technology Committee - 6

24o03/23-14 - By-Laws Motion - Add guideline for Board of Trustees responses to communications - 7

24o04/23-15 - Motion - Require future ABC/Ms to include an online option - 8

24o05/23-16 - IFD - Adopt a proposed safety statement as a Core Document - 10

24o06/22-04 - Literature Motion - Publish the pamphlet, “Sex and Love Addiction in the Digital Age” - 14

24o09/22-10 - Literature Motion - Publish the booklet, “Anorexia 10-11-12: Working the Program and Not the Problem.” - 15

24o10/22-01 - Literature Motion - Approve the complete draft of the Second Edition of the Basic Text - 16

24o11/23-06 - Literature Motion - Publish revisions to the pamphlet, “Anorexia: Sexual, Social, Emotional” and update the corresponding anorexia Core Documents. - 18

24o13/20-04 - Literature Motion - Publish the book, “A Framework for Living: The Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.” - 19

24n14/24-01 - IFD - Proposed revisions to the “S.L.A.A. Preamble.” - 20

24n15/24-02 - IFD - Proposed revisions to “The Twelve Recommended Guidelines for Dealing with the Media.” - 21

24n16/24-03 - By-Laws Motion - Update the F.W.S. Office address. - 25

24n17/24-04 - IFD - Proposed “Characteristics of Fantasy Addiction.” - 27

24o18/22-02 - Literature Motion - Publish the booklet, “Making the Most of Meetings.” - 27

24o19/23-04 - By-Laws Motion - ARTICLE X: Specify what type of members may vote to approve indemnification. - 28

24n20/24-05 - By-Laws Motion - ARTICLE X: indicate that FWS "Trustees" are "Directors" as defined by Texas law. - 29

24n21/24-06 - By-Laws Motion - ARTICLE VI: indicate that FWS "Trustees" are "Directors" as defined by Texas law. - 30

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