ABC 2015

2015 ABC Remote Access Information

To call in to the ABC on April 24th and 25th, use the following information:

Here is a procedure enables you to connect to the WSO Teleconferences through their computers using the Flash Phone option in

You will need to have a microphone and speaker attached to your computer (a headset is ideal), and Flash Player must be installed on your computer (already factory installed on most computers)

1. Go to:

2. Click the Flash Phone icon (may be in left lower corner--this opens an instruction window)

3. In the opened instruction window, select the "Click here in Step 1."

4. (The Flash Phone window should now be open)--Use the drop down menu in the Flash Phone window and select the Teleconference # (712-432-0075.)

5. Enter the access code (427266) and your name (First name and last initial) in the blocks

6. Click on "Place Call" --if you get a Flash Player Setting message, click "Allow" to allow the Flash Player to access your microphone. If you have multiple microphones on your computer, you may be asked to select the appropriate microphone. You could also use this test window to verify your microphone is working properly.

7. Click OK to exit the test screen.

The Flash Phone will then call the Teleconference. Announce yourself when you arrive.

The Flash Phone includes a microphone icon where you can mute and/or monitor your microphone levels. Please keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking. To avoid feedback interference with the Teleconference, please ensure that your computer speakers are not too close to the microphone.


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)

Read more: Results of the 2015 ABC Ballots

ABC 2015 Social Media Vote

The link for your meeting's group conscience vote is: 

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. 

Read more: ABC 2015 Social Media Vote

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:   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.   The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau's website has links to other ground transportation options.  

Read more: ABC Registration for Austin