SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2
Minutes for February 5th 2019 at 12 noon ET


NancyD moderated the meeting.


Serenity Prayer



(from Troy) – SLAA Online wishes to send a delegate to the SLAA ABM in Sacramento July 23-26 2019. If a member wishes to represent SLAA Online as delegate please contact the office.


Read and approve February agenda - Link on website homepage - APPROVED


Read and approve January minutes - APPROVED


Read and approve Treasurer's report  - APPROVED


Read and review Liaison Officer's report - LINK POSTED


Op Applications



Old Business



New Business


Opinion poll of members now present at this 12 noon ET Business Meeting re preference for possibly moving scheduled quarterly 12 noon ET Business Meetings one hour to 11 am ET. NOTE! This is not a motion, only an opinion poll. – DISCUSSION - some members were in favor of changing time & may make motions for future meetings


Motion from NancyD re Nickname Changes Guidelines – APPROVED

Motion: For the purposes of recognition and security in the room, each member shall choose and stick to one personal nickname. New members will have a month to choose a nickname. This nickname must be a nickname that is not already being used by another member. Members shall refrain from nickname changing. Temporary nickname changes due to being afk or due to disconnection are though allowed. Only in compelling circumstance may a nickname be changed otherwise. Members should send a request to change nickname to the SLAA Online office at for approval.

Motivation: Clarification and simplification

This motion clarifies Guidelines problem #20 and supersedes previous GC motion 12/6/11:

Guidelines problem #20: Members having more than one nickname, (except for afk, or in the case of disconnect/reconnect) or Members using someone else’s nickname in the room (12/6/11). GC Motion 12/6/11: For the purposes of recognition and security in the room each Member shall choose one nickname upon entering our community for the first time. This name must be a name that is not being used by another member in the room. It may come to your attention later that the name you have chosen is already in use, and you may be asked to change your name by an Op. Lastly, we ask that each Member use their name and refrain from constant name changing, in order to avoid confusion to others and to the ops who have to verify identities in the room. Name changes due to being afk, or disconnect are allowed. Only in compelling circumstance may a name be changed otherwise. This motion shall be posted on the website (announcement page and behavior guidelines page) and new members will have a month to choose a nick name.


Motion (presentation by NancyD) re SLAA Online Group Inventory - APPROVED

Supersede following old GC motion (approved 4/2/13):

Motion: to have two “Group Inventory Meetings” modeled after the Greater New York Intergroup’s format, which is detailed at:, and that these meetings be held annually in the month of February, one in the daytime, and one at night time, either at regular meeting time or to be arranged. [Presented by Susan G] - Approved 4/2/13

with the following:

Motion: to have a Group Inventory process annually, inspired by questions from the Greater New York SLAA Intergroup’s format: 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.


10 Minute Open Forum

Olga shared more regarding group inventory


Serenity Prayer


Meeting adjourned