Minutes of SLAA Online Business Meeting 5-2-06
Members present at various times, Charles, Astrid, BarbH, BillH, Ewg,
bright, Curtis, Indigo, Ken, Ket, Lotus, Lynn, Nogender, Nova,
SpiritLed, Sue, TyggerBob, Madcow, Chase, Janeruth, Owen.
Meeting started at 10pm EDT.
An outline for the operation of the meeting was agreed upon.
The agenda was approved.
I.Reading of Minutes and Approval
a.Fifth Incident Ban Guideline wording
a.New Operator Requests
b.13 Motions regarding guidelines
1. 3 Motions from the Group Forum
2. 5 Motions from Charles
3. 1 Motion from Eric
4. 4 Motions from Ket
Moved and seconded to accept the Minutes of the meeting 4-4-06.
Moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report.
Moved and seconded to change wording of the guidelines from “A fifth
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
the problem occurred, even if it extends into the following term of
officers.” to “A
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
for the purpose of discussing the ban.
Moved and seconded to table until after new business.
Confirmation of new Operators.
SpriritLed/Justlookin made a presentation and was confirmed as an Operator.
Ewg and Nova volunteer to assist SpiritLed in learning her new duties.
Gen made a presentation and was confirmed as an Operator.
Madcow’s presentation was tabled until he could be present.
Bright made a presentation and was confirmed as an Operator.
Astrid withdrew her nomination as an operator until a later date.
(Forum) Motion: Moved and seconded that; In keeping with the Traditions
of SLAA, Ownership of SLAA Online, which is required for its' operation,
is benign. Ultimate Authority rests not with the owners but with the
well-informed group conscience of the membership as expressed in
(Forum) Motion: Moved and seconded that; All officers and operators of
SLAA Online are but trusted servants; they do not govern. The
Chairperson, as a trusted servant, shall perform ownership
responsibilities and duties for #SLAA. Similarly, the Co-Chairperson, as
a trusted servant, shall perform ownership responsibilities and duties
for #slaa2. These responsibilities and
duties are to be clearly defined by group conscience of the members of
SLAA Online as
expressed in the Business Meetings and are subject to periodic review.
(Forum) Motion: Amended, Moved and seconded; In reaching decisions at
Business Meetings, the members of SLAA Online agree to look to the 24
Spiritual Principles of the SLAA Program for guidance.
These include The Twelve Steps, The Twelve Traditions. Also, the officers
and operators of SLAA Online agree to look to the Principles for
guidance when performing their responsibilities and duties as trusted
(Charles) Motion: #SLAA Online Group's current guidelines regarding
bans, and other disciplinary procedures are repealed.
Friendly amendment: that instead of repealing the guidelines, we suspend
them and set up an ad hoc committee to review the procedures so they
would be suspended pending review
except that operators would temporarily maintain their current abilities
so as to maintain order during meetings
Moved and seconded to table the motion.
(Charles) Motion as amended, Moved and seconded: #SLAA Online Group's
current guidelines regarding warnings, bans, and other disciplinary
procedures are suspended while they are under review. This does not
apply to Kicking, Devoicing and bans under one week in length.
Remaining motions on the agenda tabled until next Business Meeting.
Meeting adjourned 10:35EDT.
Annnouncement by CharlesC.; Next meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee: May
15, 2006 at 10PM EDT