Proposal 5: GROW approves a new form letter that the Temporary Mentor can send to the group each month, as required in her position description.
Rationale: The Temporary Mentor position descriptions calls for her to send a short letter each month reminding GROW members of AA resources (GSO, OIAA, and Grapevine) available to them. However, this hasn’t happened regularly in the past. Providing a form letter will be a reminder and will make it easier for the Temporary Mentor to fulfill this task.
During the second 3-day session, we will discuss Proposal 5. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight (your time) on Thursday, April 7th.
Please remember to include the proposal number in the subject line of your message.
Recommended Language: Temporary Mentor Letter #3
“Hello, GROW members. As Temporary Mentor, I work with new members who often do not know how to find more information about AA. I provide this to our new members in my first message to them, but all GROW members might also benefit from visiting AA’s main websites. This is just a reminder that you can learn more about AA by visiting one of these links:
- The Alcoholics Anonymous general services office and information such as the AA Big Book (titled “Alcoholics Anonymous”) or the “12 Steps and 12 Traditions,” along with many pamphlets as well as links to local resources for AA.
- AA’s Online Intergroup (OIAA) where you can find meeting lists as well as real-time phone numbers and other Internet types of meetings.
- AA’s Grapevine magazine with stories and audio stories and Grapevine subscription options.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
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Six people commented on Proposal 5 adding a new form letter to the Temporary Mentor position description, all of them supporting the proposal. Several talked about how useful form letters have been to fulfilling their own duties. The letter facilitates the Trusted Servant in fulfilling a responsibility: “Each month, the Temporary Mentor will send a short letter reminding GROW members of AA resources available to them.” The letter mirrors form letter #1 but provides links to AA resources to all GROW members instead of just new members.”
In the third 3-day session of the meeting, we will vote on Proposal 5.