SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2
Minutes June 6th 2017


Open with Serenity Prayer


Read and approve June agenda - Approved

Read and approve May minutes - Approved

Read and approve Treasurer's report - Approved

Read and review Liaison Officer's report - Given


Approve new Officer group for mandate period July 2017 to June 2018 - Approved 11|0|2

Accepted nominations:

Chairperson: troy

Co-Chairperson: Tamara

Secretary: Nancy

Webmaster: troy

Co-Webmaster: Lotus

Treasurer: Lotus

Liaison Officer: troy (temporary until eligible candidate available)


Op Application - Tabled

DaveH - not present


SLAA ABM literature review15 minutes of business meeting to 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 business meeting (the delegate will carry our vote to the ABM).SLAA ABC/M info links:

Priority for June BM: Steps Question Workbook (p.p. 3-87)

Group was not in favor of this literature 0|12|5

Some shared comments:

• Confusing

• Don’t care for it

• Might be nice as a “guide” for Sponsors, but otherwise, don’t care for

• Nice to see new literature but the questions feel like interrogation


Old 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 approved with friendly amendment of adding the words “Gentle Reminder” at the beginning of script 


New Business

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.

Motion was seconded and presenter presented rationale for motion item, however it was past the time when the meeting should end. A motion was called to table the matter until next month. The motion to table was approved 8|7|1


10 Minute Open Forum

No time was left for open forum


Meeting closed with Serenity Prayer 10.25 pm ET