ABC 2015

Results of the 2015 ABC Ballots

There were 128 ballots cast this year.  Out of the 14 unique proposals presented, the following eight (8) received a 2/3 majority vote of Yes and will be placed on the agenda for the ABC in Austin. 

Proposal 2015-3    Submitted by Central Coast Intergroup (IG076); Grover Beach (CA915 and CA1006):  That WSO institute a program of planned, phased-in, on-going Public Service Announcements (TV, internet, radio, periodicals) to let the general public know ACA exists, who we are, that we work on personal recovery from growing up in alcoholic and dysfunctional homes, and give a phone number and web address to find meetings in local areas. No faces are to be on the announcements and no promises of outcomes are to be made.    Motion Carried:   108 Yes, 17 No, 3 No Opinion  (128)

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ABC Registration for Austin

April 24-25, 2015 in Austin, Texas

Venue: St. David's Episcopal Church 301 East 8th Street Austin, Texas 78201      All ACAs are welcome at this business meeting.  Although only one person may be the official voting delegate from a meeting or Intergroup, all attendees will be able to participate in the dialog.  If you're planning to attend, fill out this Registration Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TT8N76W   The registration deadline is April 15, 2015.   

Dates and Times:   April 24th and 25th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Message from the Lone Star Intergroup - the Host Committee: Lodging in downtown Austin can be quite expensive, but Capital Metro Transit puts many more moderately priced hotels within easy reach.  http://www.capmetro.org/default.aspx   The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau's website http://www.austintexas.org/visit/plan-your-trip/transportation/ has links to other ground transportation options.  

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ABC 2015 Social Media Vote

The link for your meeting's group conscience vote is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZLNDVJ8 

Social Media Report Written and Submitted by Martin C., Trustee

After discussion at 2013 ABC, and in the year before ABC 2014, the Social Media Working Party agreed, and proposed to the WSO Board of Trustees, that there be an amendment to the wording of Tradition 11. This is to further protect the principle of anonymity in respect of Soclai Media (facebook, twitter etc)

We proposed that the words “and all public media of communication” be added after "Press, Radio, TV, and Films”, in respect to the preservation of the principle of anonymity. 

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