1019 – Proposal 2.6: Online Sponsors page

Proposal 2.6: Changes Concerning Online Sponsors:
Add the following introductory paragraphs to the online sponsor webpage at g-r-o-w.com/member-welcome/trusted-servants/online-sponsors/ that addresses online sponsorship.

Recommended Language: Many of us have found there is nothing like a live voice at the end of the phone, or a warm hug in face-to-face contact when we are overwhelmed with a problem in our lives. On-line sponsorship can add another dimension to your recovery as do on-line meetings. Each month, GROW provides a list of available online sponsors who have volunteered for this service. Please be aware that you can also ask anyone in GROW to be your sponsor. Online sponsors are not limited to this list. Know that it may take a few trials to find the right fit for you in a Sponsor.

GROW’s Sponsor Listkeeper sends out the list of available online sponsors at the beginning of each month. If you want to contact our Sponsor Listkeeper, you can find the e-mail address of the current Trusted Servant by going to the Members section on our website at http://g-r-o-w.com/member-welcome/trusted-servants/. At the bottom of the page will be a link to the current roster. Look for the Sponsor Listkeeper on that list. You’ll need the password to enter the Members’ section. It’s sobertodayhow2484.”

Rationale: After removing the available online sponsors webpage, GROW should address using online sponsors to help our members, especially our new members, navigate the process of finding an online sponsor.

Discussion on Proposal 2.6

Joan, I think maybe the committee overlooked the paragraph starting with “many of us have found….
I don’t see the need to include it twice. It appears in the Sponsor List Announcement and in the introductory paragraph about online sponsorship. My opinion.

Thank you for forwarding the comment, Joan. However, I disagree. The reason for duplicating the language is to be consistent from one GROW source to another. Proposal 2.2 is for the Sponsor List Announcement form letter that the Sponsor Liskeeper sends out each month, while Proposal 2.6 adds the same language to our website page on sponsors will will remain the same over time. To me, the issue isn’t how many times it’s said but whether we are consistent in GROW’s different ‘publications.’

My one concern about this is that our password is printed in this. I’d like to see our password remain in emails. I would prefer not to see it printed on Members pages. I know, someone has to have already used it to have gotten to the Members pages. Then they don’t need it again, do they?

Thanks for the clarification Danna & Gigi. I agree this is about having consistency across our “publications”.

I had not thought of that, thank you Gigi! I agree

This sounds great— I agree with the proposed changes.

Results of Voting on Proposal 2.6

Proposal 2.6 received 14 yes and 4 no votes. The minority opinion will present.

Group Conscience Decision:

Add the Recommended Language as the first two paragraphs on GROW’s Online Sponsor webpage at http://g-r-o-w.com/member-welcome/trusted-servants/online-sponsors/.