2016 GSC Preliminary Agenda Items

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Note: These are preliminary. In February the Final Agenda Items and the corresponding Background Information (anywhere from 400 to 600 PDF pages) CD will be published. As in years past, the Background CD will be broken down by topics to email-able sizes for those that want a head start on presenting to groups.

2016 General Service Conference Committees Preliminary Agenda Items

Below are the preliminary agenda items for the 66th General Service Conference committees as of November 3, 2015. During the February meetings of the trustees’ committees, additional items received by the December 15th deadline may be assigned to appropriate Conference committees. Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary list and agenda items may be added or subject to change by the trustees’ committees at the February board weekend.

I. Agenda

II. Archives

  • Explore ways to encourage groups to write or update their histories.
  • Review the Archives workbook.

III. Cooperation with the Professional Community

  • Review contents of C.P.C. Kit and Workbook.
  • Consider retiring the pamphlet “Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W.”

IV. Corrections

  • Review contents of Corrections Kit and Workbook.

V. Finance

VI. Grapevine

  • Review Audio Strategy status update.
  • Consider list of suggested Grapevine book topics for 2017 or later.
  • Review Grapevine Workbook.

VII. International Conventions/Regional Forums

  • Discuss ways to encourage interest in Regional Forums and attract first-time attendees.

VIII. Literature

  • Consider the development of a plain language version of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Review a report on the lack of corresponding pagination between Conference-approved digital and print books.

IX. Policy/Admissions

  • Review report from the trustees’ Committee on the General Service Conference regarding Conference observers from other fellowships.
  • Consider request that all Conference members be sent the same background
    material, with the exception of digital media and works in progress.
  • Review dates for the 2019 General Service Conference.

X. Public Information

  • Review contents of P .1. Kit and Workbook.

XI. Report and Charter

  • The AA Service Manual, 2016-2017 Edition:
  1. Review list of editorial updates.
  2. Consider draft text for a new section on “Local Forums” to be added to Chapter 9.
  3. Review report on alternative publishing schedules.
  • Consider removing “Endnote #4” of Concept XII on page 73 of Twelve Concepts for World Service.
  • Discuss AA Directories (Canada, Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and International).
  • Discuss General Service Conference Final Report.
  1. Review report from the Publishing Department on the feasibility of producing a large print format.

XII. Treatment/Special Needs—Accessibilities

  • Consider removing “Special Needs” from the committee name, Cooperation with the Professional Community/Treatment/Special Needs—Accessibilities and throughout their Composition, Scope and Procedure.
  • Review contents of Treatment Committee Kit and Workbook.
  • Review contents of Special Needs-Accessibilities Kit and Workbook.

XIII. Trustees

  • Review resumes of candidates for:
  1. West Central trustee
  2. Western Canada trustee
  • Review slates of trustees and officers of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Review slate of directors of AA World Services, Inc.
  • Review slate of directors of AA Grapevine, Inc.

XIV. International Conventions/Regional Forums

  • Discuss ways to encourage interest in Regional Forums and attract first-time attendees.

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