1018 Group Conscience Decisions

October 2018 Group Conscience Decisions

Below is a summary of the Group Conscience Decisions from the October 2018 Business Meeting

Proposal 2: Delete item d. (Web Page Information) in the GROW FYI Contents section of the FYI Letter sent out by the Secretary each month.
For more information on this group conscience decision, please refer to Proposal 2 from the October 2018 business meeting.
Proposal 3:  Add a reminder to the Weekly Meeting Format Letter (between the Preamble and “How It Works”) to emphasize the principle of anonymity in our meetings: “Who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.”
Recommended Language:
Insert the following sentences as a separate stand-alone paragraph between the Preamble and “How It Works” in the Weekly Meeting Format Letter:
“Who you see here, what you read here, when you leave here, let it stay here.  (Anonymity refers to personal information and personal issues – not the message of recovery.)”
For more information on this group conscience decision, please refer to Proposal 3 from the October 2018 business meeting.
Proposal 4:  Increase the monthly contribution to Dean Collins (oso-aa.org) to reimburse him for any time and effort to support GROW’s website, particularly the new website WordPress configuration. Double the current contribution from $12 per month ($72 for six months) to $24 ($144 for six months).
Recommended Language:
Edit the sub-bullet in the Treasurer’s job description under the 11th bullet (“Pay all group expenses…”) to reflect the change in contributions to oso-aa
$24.00 monthly to OSO-AA (PayPal: dean.collins@insightplanners.com) (6 months expenses)
For more information on this group conscience decision, please refer to Proposal 4 from the October 2018 business meeting.
Proposal 5:  Expand on the Temporary Mentor by establishing a Newcomer Committee, as the Sponsorship pamphlet suggests some groups do.
Recommended Language:
Establish and lead a Newcomer Committee (that may include members who are new to recovery from alcoholism) who will assist in supporting newcomers to GROW and AA.
For more information on this group conscience decision, please refer to Proposal 5 from the October 2018 business meeting.