Teleconferences

The WSO Board meetings monthly in an open Teleconference on the Second Saturday at 11:00 to 12:30 Pacific Time. All ACA members are invited to attend the Teleconferences.

Access number for the Teleconference: 712-432-0075, Pin 427266#. Press *6 to mute or un-mute.

You can also attend the Teleconference using your computer.  Click here for information.

The WSO Secretary provides the agendas for the Teleconferences and generates the Teleconference minutes for subsequent review and approval by the WSO Board.

Check here for the latest Teleconference minutes and committee reports, as well as the upcoming agendas.

Agenda WSO TC Meeting March 8, 2014

Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization

Agenda

Monthly Teleconference

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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:

B. Roll Call of Board Members:         

C. Establish Quorum

D. Guests Introductions:

E. Minutes: Motion to approve the February 8, 2014 Teleconference Minutes as posted on the website. (Karen)

F. Committee Reports 

Read more: Agenda WSO TC Meeting March 8, 2014

ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda February 8, 2014

Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization

Agenda

Monthly Teleconference

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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:

B. Roll Call of Board Members:

C. Establish Quorum

D. Guests Introductions          

E. MinutesMotion to approve the January 11, 2014 Teleconference Minutes as posted on the website. (Karen)

F. Committee Reports

1. ACA WSO Treasurer, Mary Jo L.       

2. ACA WSO Literature Committee, Larry A

      a. Spanish Groups and Spanish Translations Liaison, Ines

      b. Standardization of Conference Approved Literature, Larry

3. ACA WSO Distribution Office, Gloria

4. ACA (MPS) Members and Public Service Committee, Vonnie G

5. Hospitals & Institutions Committee, Joan B

6. ACA Website/Database Committee, Scott R

 7. European Committee, Majbrit M

 8. 2014 ABC Committee, Joan B.

9. Executive Committee

     a. Strategic Planning Meeting Report (Karen)

     b. Motions passed at the Strategic Planning Meeting

         #1 To combine 2 of our current literature tri-folds ("12 Concepts of Service," and "The Suggested Commitment to Service") into one piece of literature. Passed unanimously. 

          #2 Motion made to send out 400 ACA Fellowship texts (BRBs) per year to interested counselors, institutions, and/or various professionals via Members and Public Service Committee (MPS) beginning 2014. Passed unanimously. 

Read more: ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda February 8, 2014

December 14, 2013 ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda

Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization

Agenda

Monthly Teleconference

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.

Read more: December 14, 2013 ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda

January 11, 2014 ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda

 

Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization

 

Agenda

 

Monthly Teleconference

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

 

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) Step One: We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had become unmanageable.

 

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; Majbrit M., Trustee; Ines Z, 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.

Read more: January 11, 2014 ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda

ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda November 9, 2013

Adult Children of Alcoholics--World Service Organization

Agenda

Monthly Teleconference

Saturday, November 9, 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 Eleven: While the Trustees hold final responsibility for ACA's World Service administration, they should always have the assistance of the best possible standing committees, corporate trustees, executives, staffs, and consultants. Therefore the composition of these underlying committees and service boards, the personal qualifications of their members, the manner of their induction into service, the systems of their rotation, the way in which they are related to each other, the special rights and duties of our executives, staffs and consultants, together with a proper basis for the financial compensation of these special workers, will always be matters for serious care and concern.

B. Roll Call of Board Members:

          1) 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: 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 October , 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.

          2. ACA WSO Literature Committee, Larry A

                    a.  Meditation Book, Mary Jo

                    b. Spanish Groups and Spanish Translations Liaison, Ines

                    c. Standardization of Conference Approved Literature, Leanne

          3. ACA WSO Distribution Office, Kristina

          4. ACA WSO Outreach Committee, Vonnie G

          5. Hospitals & Institutions Committee, Joan B

          6. ACA Website/Database Committee, Scott R

          7. European Committee, Majbrit M

          8. Social Media Working Group (no report)

          9. 2014 ABC Committee, Joan B.

          10. Executive Committee, Larry A.        

G. Old Business:

          1. To create a budget and also establish an annual budget review process for when year-end numbers become available; (Original issue from May 2013)

          2.The floor is open for nominations for the positions as trustees to the ACA WSO Board. Thus far, we have 2 nominees: 1) Majbrit M, from Denmark who has service experience on the European Committee, has attended at least 7 WSO teleconference meetings, and who was of great assistance and support for the ACA's first International ABC; and, 2) Ines Z, from New York who has service experience as a liaison and translator for Spanish speaking groups, has assisted in the Spanish translations of the Workbook as well as the BRB and with various items via the Outreach Committee.

Read more: ACA WSO Teleconference Agenda November 9, 2013