Agenda for SLAA Online Business Meeting - October 4th 2022 at 9 pm 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)
Approve October agenda
Approve September minutes
Approve Treasurer's report
Read and review Liaison report
Motion from Lotus re Co-opting of Secretary
Tyler to be co-opted to the Officer post of Secretary.
The Officer post of Secretary is currently vacant. Tyler will have six months of sobriety on the 15th of September and has been an op for a few months. He’s balanced, even, prompt, responsible, and all around well-liked. He’s doing a fabulous job as an op and with taking the minutes. He is eager to serve and I think he would be a tremendous asset to the SLAAOnline Group and to the Officers. Tyler (an Op) has offered to be co-opted as Secretary. Co-opting to vacant posts is possible by previous praxis, even when all requirements are not met. Previous praxis has been that co-opted Officers have the same #slaa/#slaa2 privileges and voting rights as full Officers.
Duties and requirements for Secretary:
Be responsible for minutes of all Member (business) meetings
Serve on all committees with Chairperson
Maintain the email inbox, replying to information requests and forwarding business email
Provide input to establish officer consensus determining conflicts over restriction/bans applied for inappropriate behavior when an incident is not clear or not covered in guidelines
Becomes SOP Level 10
1 year continuous sobriety with working knowledge of 12 Steps & 12 Traditions.
(Moved by NancyD – MOTION APPROVED 7/7/15)
6 months as OP is required (Motion passed 6/4/13)
For info: Tyler took responsibility for the minutes of the July, August and September Business meetings (very promptly)
10 min Open Forum