SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2
Minutes April 4th 2017


Open with Serenity Prayer


Read and approve April agenda - Approved

Read and approve March minutes - Approved

Read and approve Treasurer's report - Approved

Read and review Liaison Officer's report



Reminder of Robert's Rules of Order for SLAA Online Business Meetings - approved motion 2/15/07


Op Application

Gardener - Approved


Old Business


Election of SLAA Online Intergroup delegate to SLAA ABM 2017

Note! An approved delegate may seek financial assistance for attendance from SLAA Online and SLAA ABM.

Candidates: chitown, seanp

seanp approved as SLAA Online delegate to SLAA ABM 2017


Motion from troy re Website design

Motion re Website design: Strike earlier approved GC motions to move the whole SLAA Online website over to an approved new website design:

Motivation: If it works - don't fix it! MUCH work would be required - with uncertain benefits. Assess that current albeit retro design, with continual update adjustments as required, adequately meets current needs.

Motion re Website design approved


Motion from troy re Use of proxy servers

Motion to disallow any connexions to #slaa through proxy servers, without requiring discussion with user and if practicable automatically.

Motivation: To enable early removal of anonymous users hiding own ip address locations behind proxy servers. This to deal better with trolls and predators. Assess that this is on balance needed to maintain room safety, even if it may inconvenience any regular genuine members currently using proxies.

Motion re use of proxy servers approved


Motion from Lotus re SLAA ABM 2017 

Motion that the Agenda for the Annual Business Meeting of SLAA FWS be posted on our website, complete with all the attachments.

Motion tabled due to lack of time


Motion from Lotus re Discussion of SLAA ABM Agenda items 

Motion that 15 minutes of every business meeting of SLAA Online Apr-Jun 2017 be spent reviewing and discussing the SLAA ABM Agenda items, with voting on approving each piece of literature, or not, to take place at the June business meeting (the delegate will carry our vote to the ABM).

Motion tabled due to lack of time


Motion from cayotejoes re use of non-SLAA conference approved literature in meetings 


(1) That members avoid bringing AA (and other 12 step group materials) into SLAA, as a whole, unless it is reformatted and refocused on the s addiction (and not on alcoholism), and where an AA excerpt is utilized, that it be formatted in accordance with the SLAA format

(2) As a general guideline, that only SLAA conference approved literature be used at meetings.

Motivation for motion: In this way, SLAA Online will firmly uphold the following traditions:

SLAA online tradition: The opening script states “You are reminded that this is a CLOSED meeting, which means that it is ONLY open to those who want recovery from sex and love addiction.”

SLAA Tradition Three: The only requirement for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. Any two or more persons gathered together for mutual aid in recovering from sex and love addiction may call themselves an S.L.A.A. group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.

SLAA/ AA affiliation clarification from St. Augustine group, 1985: Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Traditions does not mean that A.A. is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only. Use of the Twelve Traditions in connection with programs and activities, which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, does not imply otherwise. ©1985 The Augustine Fellowship, S.L.A.A., Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. New Business

Motion tabled due to lack of time


New Business


Motion from NancyD re: color of typed text in the SLAA chat room 

Motion to add the following script to the OP scripts, available for Ops to use at their discretion: "Please use standard black type when typing in the SLAA chat room. Colored type is more difficult to read on small screens such as phones. Thanks for your cooperation!"

Motion tabled due to lack of time



Meeting closed after 75 min time limit with Serenity Prayer