Minutes of the SLAA Online Business Meeting, April 4, 2006

In attendance at various times: CharlesC, Ewg, Barbh, Curtis, evan, Justlookin, Ket, Nova, Bright, Nogender, Lynn, Oregon Tom, JerryD, Tom, Indigo, Sue, Angelkim, Lotus, Ken, Rocky, Garster.

Meeting opened at 9pm EDT with the Set Aside prayer.

Agenda:

I. Reading of Minutes and Approval

III. Old Business

a. Review of postings to Group Conscience Forum to date

b. Review of new meeting time

IV. New Business

a. Proposed change in handling New Operator requests

V. Closing Prayer

Reading of minutes at http://slaaonline.org/minutes/031506.html.

Moved and seconded to accept the minutes. Motion passed.

Reading of the treasurerís report at http://slaaonline.org/money.html.

Moved and seconded to accept the Treasurerís report. Motion passed.

A report on the Group Conscience forum was given by Curtis. This group is still in its infancy and is making some progress, but is still in need of some fleshing out.

Moved and seconded to accept the Agenda. Motion passed

One member took issue with the Business Meeting receiving a report on the Group Conscience forum. Some discussion ensued. Various agenda items were mentioned. Vote taken to reaffirm the stated agenda.

Discussion of Group Consciousness forum continued.

Evan mentioned that he could not join news groups. And asked that the discussion be brought back to the room in IRC.

Just Lookin asked that the postings be shortened.

Nogender stated that Yahoo was not a good place for the forum as some members had sobriety issues with it and that it would violate anonymity because an email address is required.

Review of new meeting time

Moved and seconded to change the Business Meeting to the first Tuesday of the month at 10pm ET. Motion passed.

Proposed change in handling New Operator requests

Moved and seconded to answer requests to become an operator with a standard email, this email would state that we have received their request and would like them to attend the next business meeting, and their appointment would be voted on by group conscience and a "tutor" would be assigned and scripts would be given to them via a mirc installer which has the scripts preloaded. Motion passed.

Change of fourth incident bans.

Moved and seconded to change the wording in the guidelines from "A fourth problem incident yields a 90-day to 1-year ban and requires 30-days self-defined sobriety to return to the room. The length of the ban is at the discretion of the current officers when the problem occurred, even if it extends into the following term of officers." to "A fourth problem incident yields a 90-day to 1-year ban. The length of the ban shall be determined by a vote of members present at a group conscious meeting specifically called for the purpose of discussing the ban of the individual. Motion passed.

Change of fifth incident bans.

Moved and seconded to change wording of the guidelines from ďA fifth problem incident yields a 90-day to permanent ban and requires 30-days self-defined sobriety to return to the room. The length of the ban is at the discretion of the current officers when the problem occurred, even if it extends into the following term of officers.Ē to ďA fifth problem incident yields a 90-day to 1-year ban. The length of the ban is to be determined by the members present at a group conscience meeting specifically called for the purpose of discussing the ban.

Moved and seconded to table this motion due to the lateness of the hour. Motion passed.

Meeting closed with the Serenity Prayer at 10:48 ET