SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2

Minutes for June 7th, 2022 at 9 pm ET

   

troy moderated the meeting

 

Serenity Prayer

 

Announcements 

Re: SLAA Online Officers for mandate period July 2022 through June 2023 - Nominations status report

The Officer nominations status is as follows:

Nominations for Officer posts:

Chairperson - 1 nomination for troy - accepted by nominee

Co-Chairperson - 2 nominations - declined by both nominees

Secretary - 2 nominations - declined by both nominees

Liaison Officer - 1 nomination for jamie - accepted by nominee

Webmaster - 2 nominations for troy - accepted by nominee 

Co-Webmaster - 0 nominations

Treasurer - 0 nominations

Co-opted Acting Treasurer - 1 nomination for Lotus - accepted by nominee

As no Officer posts are contested, no full election process is necessary.

Motion to approve nominated Officers for mandate period July 2022 through June 2023 to be on the July CG BM agenda.

 

Approve June agenda - Proposed, No seconder present

 

Approve April minutes - Proposed, No seconder present

 

Approve Treasurer's report  - Proposed, No seconder present

 

Read and review Liaison report - REVIEWED

 

Op Applications

None

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

 

Motion from troy re use of VPNs and similar - Motion proposed, No seconder present

Motion: Replace current GC approved policy: Disallow any connections to #slaa or #slaa2 through proxy/VPN/tor servers, without requiring discussion with user. In general, all connection methods that hide the userís true location shall be treated in the same way as proxy/VPN/tor servers.

with the following:

Disallow connections to #slaa or #slaa2 through proxy/VPN/tor servers. In general, all connection methods that hide the userís true location shall be treated in the same way as proxy/VPN/tor servers. 

Exception: Members who have registered their chosen nickname, and are currently logged on with this nickname and identified with password, may connect through a VPN or similar.

Motivation:

It was recognized when the existing policy was approved that this restriction might cause inconvenience for some genuine users, but that the restriction was on balance needed for group safety. Since this motion was approved, there have however been significant developments in the general situation regarding VPNs, including:

1. Some respectable ISPs now often handle IPs in ways that flag as VPN - but this is beyond the userís personal control and cannot be turned off.

2. Apple promotes its new (beta) iCloud Private Relay anonymizing service in latest versions of macOS, iPhoneOS and iPadOS, which acts like and flags as VPN.

A revised GC motion is therefore proposed reinstating an allowed exception to the VPN restriction for users with logged in and identified registered nicknames.

Motion proposed

No seconder present

Motion not discussed/voted 

Motion automatically tabled to next GC BM

 

15 min Discussion of ABC/M Material 

 

Motions: 

Super Service Star

Framework for living

Outreach Pamphlet

12 Steps in Plain language

Anorexia 8-9 Booklet (new motion)

Core Documents adoption of What is Anorexia in S.L.A.A. and 50 Questions Are You an Anorectic? (new motion)

Items for Discussion:

1. Sex and love addiction on the Internet

2. Making the Most of Meetings

3. 50th Anniversary (rewrite of Basic Text, 1st three chapters) Links to the texts given during the meeting or in advance by request to the Office at slaaonline@yahoo.com

Discussion:

troy - I support the above documents.

 

10 min Open Forum

troy - Nominations are few for Officer posts for mandate period Jul 2022 through Jun 2023. Praxis allows co-opting to the Officer Team other members as needed, even if all personal Officer requirements are not currently met. Officer Team service is vital for the existence of our group.

 

Serenity Prayer

 

Meeting adjourned