SLAA Online Group Conscience Business Meeting in #slaa2
Minutes September 5th 2017


troy moderated the meeting.


Open with Serenity Prayer



Troy posted Robert's Rules for Business Meetings

Motion: Robert's Rules of Order are to be used in biz Meetings (3/11/99). Also - Please note how Robert’s rules of order are to be used: In the interest of tackling all of the items on this agenda and allowing everyone the opportunity to speak on the extremely important topics, suggest the following format in this meeting: Each topic under New Business will begin with a motion being made. That motion will then either be seconded or set aside. Upon the motion being seconded, discussion will begin. During discussion, only friendly amendments will be accepted to the motion. An amendment will be considered a friendly amendment if the original provider of the motion concurs with the amendment. Everyone will be allowed one share on each motion presented. Each share will be limited to 3 minutes in length. The end of discussion will be the point at which a vote is taken. A vote was taken on following this format and the Motion passed 2/15/07


Read and approve September agenda - APPROVED


Read and approve August minutes - APPROVED


Read and approve Treasurer's report - APPROVED


Read and review Liaison Officer's report - LINK POSTED


Op Application



Old Business



New Business

Motion from Sean re OPs and Guidelines – FAILED, MOTION WAS NOT SECONDED 

OP's must follow the guidelines as listed on the

- specifically under the section "If inappropriate behavior occurs" as listed below.

If these specific guidelines are not followed when dealing with inappropriate behavior and brought to the attention of the officers, then a warning should be issued to the OP, and OP should provide proof of following the guidelines. If they cannot prove they followed the warning, then a warning is made to the OP that they must follow the guidelines. If it happens again with the same OP within 90 days, then OP will be removed from service for 7 days. Continued disregard of the guidelines by the offending OP will result in further disciplinary actions. The guidelines as listed on the website:

A) An offender breaching the behavior guidelines will be approached by an op or officer and issued a warning in pm, stating the guideline breached (logging is allowed in this situation)

B) If the offender continues to disrupt the room, they will be de-voiced for a period of time up to 10 minutes serious room disruptions may require immediate de-voicing earlier before warning)

C) If the behavior continues, the offender will be kicked from the room with the reason briefly given in the kick message

D) If the offender continues to breach the behavior guidelines after all the above actions have been taken, they will be informed in pm of the guideline(s) breached and that a ban will be imposed. The length of the ban will be stated, and any request for lifting the ban should be addressed to the SLAA Online office at

E) Ops, alone, may give bans up to one day. Officers, alone, may give bans up to one week. Permanent bans must be sanctioned by the SLAAOnline office. The SLAAOnline office must be informed by email from the banning Op/Officer of details of given ban, including nick, banned nick/mask, ban time, IP number, guideline(s) breached, and log of relevant room/pm conversations.

F) If a person is found to be evading a ban, then and only then should channels become involved, as noted below.


10 Minute Open Forum


Serenity Prayer 


Meeting adjourned 10 pm ET