- Written by Karen R
Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization
Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:00 p.m. EST
Access number: 712.432.0075, Pin 427266# Press *6 to mute or un-mute. Please notify the secretary with changes, additions, or motions for this meeting.
A. Call to Order: Please be sure that any background noises in your area are eliminated since the sounds make it difficult for participants to hear. When speaking, please say your name first. This will help us record your name with your input. Thank you.
1) Open with the Serenity Prayer
2) Concept Twelve: In all its proceedings, Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization shall observe the spirit of the ACA Twelve Traditions, taking great care that the conference never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds, plus an ample reserve, be its prudent financial principle; that none of the Conference members shall ever be placed in a position of unqualified authority over any of the others; that all important decisions be reached by discussion vote and whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that no WSO action ever be personally punitive or an incitement to public controversy; that though the WSO may act for the service of Adult Children of Alcoholics, it shall never perform any acts of government; and that, like the fellowship of Adult Children of Alcoholics which it serves, the WSO itself will always remain democratic in thought and action.
B. Roll Call of Board Members:
1) Larry A.,Chair; Joan B., Vice Chair; Mary Jo L., Treasurer; Karen R, Secretary; Leanne S., Trustee; Vonnie G., Trustee; Allen C., Trustee
C. Establish Quorum
D. Guests Introductions: Guests, while this has never been an issue with this Board, as an example to anyone who manages or attends ACA phone bridge meetings, we wish to make you aware that this conference line is used to manage and record our WSO teleconferences. A caller's phone number and name appears on a dashboard visible only to the WSO Webmaster and the WSO Board. If you do not wish to disclose your information, feel free to use your phone settings to block your caller ID, or you can also attend this teleconference using your computer. Instructions for this are on our website Repository under "Teleconference Agendas."
At this point we would like to invite all of our guests to introduce themselves by first name only and perhaps telling us where you are calling from and the number of times you have attended our monthly teleconference meetings. Guests, please introduce yourselves:
After the introductions: We respectfully ask that guests hold their comments until the end of our meeting. To allow that all of our guests have a chance to share, we will limit guest comments to 3-5 minutes. If someone needs to talk further, they may do so after the close of the meeting. Only board members may talk while we have discussions. We ask everyone to press *6 if you are not speaking.
E. Minutes: Motion to approve the November 9, 2013 Teleconference Minutes as posted on the website. (Karen)
F. Committee Reports: I will ask the Committee Chairperson to give their reports. (5 minutes each)
1. ACA WSO Treasurer, Mary Jo L.
- Written by Scott R
At the December 2010 WSO Board meeting, the board approved retaining the forum on an interim basis as an information board for WSO Board, committee members and other ACA members. Regular members and visitors are no longer be able to post to the forum.
- Written by Scott R
The repository is planned to become a central storage place for general and historical information about ACA WSO. Much of this information is currently available on the current Information Forum. The relevant information will be moving to the Repository over time, and the current forum will be discontinued once this process is completed. In the interim, please go to the current Informational Forum to view such information (there is no need to create an account or log into the forum to view this information).