SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2

Minutes for June 6th, 2023 at 9 pm ET


troy moderated the meeting


Serenity Prayer




*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)


Status report re nominations for Officers for mandate period July 2023 through June 2024. 

Current accepted Officer nominations:

Chairperson: troy

Co-Chairperson: none

Secretary: none

Liaison Officer: Anne (co-opted)

Webmaster: troy

Co-Webmaster: Lotus

Treasurer: Lotus


Approve June agenda

June Agenda Approved.


Approve May minutes

May Minutes Approved.


Approve Treasurer's report (for April & May)

Treasurer's Report Approved


Read and review Liaison report

Liaison Report read and reviewed.


Op Applications

Anne (written application due to time zone difference)

Motion to hear Anne's op application today despite applicant unable to attend - Motion Approved

Anne Approved as Op


Co-opted Officer

Motion to approve Anne as co-opted Liaison Officer from now - Motion Approved


Old Business



New Business



15 min Discussion of ABC/M Material 


From Agenda Second Version:

(excluding By-Laws motions & IFDs)


23o05/22-08 To adopt the following as Core Documents of S.L.A.A.: "What is Anorexia in S.L.A.A." excerpted from the Anorexia Sexual, Social, Emotional pamphlet, and the 50 Questions from the "Are You Anorectic" section of the Anorexia pamphlet.

23o12/22-01 The 50th-Anniversary Basic Text Subcommittee (50BTS) of the Conference Literature Committee (CLC) is submitting this Motion that was an IFD last year. The motion seeks approval from the Conference of the first four lightly edited chapters of the S.L.A.A. Basic Text, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, which will be used in the 50th-anniversary edition.

23o13/22-02 Publish the "Making the Most of Meetings" Pamphlet, to sell as a resource for S.L.A.A. members.

23n14/23-01 Approval of the book for Publication, A Framework for Living: The Twelve Steps, The Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

23n20/23-07 Publish the "Twelve Steps of S.L.A.A. in Plain Language" for use by members as they practice the steps.

IFDs (Items For Discussion): 

23o01/22-04 To receive comments and suggestions from delegates on the text of the "Sex and Love Addiction on the Internet" Pamphlet.

23o07/22-10 To receive comments and suggestions from delegates on the text of the "Anorexia 10-11-12; Working the Program Not the Problem".

23o09/21-18 Discussion about current and future issues regarding recovery materials (audio and visual) posted to the Internet.

23o10/21-19 The Board Publishing and Distribution Committee (BPDC) seeks Conference and Fellowship-wide discussion and comment on the report of its Literature Creation, Editing and Publishing subcommittee (LCEP) on the process used to create Conference Approved Literature from the initial proposal through Board of Trustees publishing.

23o13/22-02 To receive comments and suggestions from delegates on the text of the "Making the Most of Meetings" Pamphlet.

23n15/23-02 The 50th-Anniversary Basic Text Subcommittee (50BTS) of the Conference Literature Committee (CLC) is submitting this IFD to the Conference so that the fellowship may review edited chapters five through eight of the S.L.A.A. Basic Text and provide feedback on the proposed edits.

23n19/23-06 To receive comments and suggestions from delegates on the proposed edits to the pamphlet, Anorexia: Sexual, Social, Emotional.

Links to the texts given during the meeting or in advance by request to the Office at



"Core Documents" concept discussed.

50 BTS presentation in two parts discussed.


10 min Open Forum

Outreach discussed.

Trusted service recruitment discussed.


Serenity Prayer


Meeting adjourned