Minutes for January 3rd, 2023 at 9 pm ET
troy moderated the meeting
*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)
Anniversary Speaker Shares
January is our SLAA Online Group's 27th birthday month. As usual, members with sobriety length are invited to give a speaker share at a scheduled meeting time of choice during January 2023. Contact the Office at email@example.com if you wish to give a speaker share.
Approve January agenda
January Agenda Approved
Approve December minutes
December Minutes Approved
Approve Treasurer's report
Treasurer's Report Approved
Read and review Liaison report
Liaison Report read and reviewed.
10 min Open Forum
Discussion around outreach and newcomer retention. Suggestions for newcomer email with instructions for joining the meeting/room proposed. Suggestion for removing instructions for registration proposed to simplify the newcomer's experience.