2019 Agenda Items

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2019 General Service Conference Committees

Agenda Items

I. Agenda

A. Review suggestions for the theme of the 2020 General Service Conference.

B. Review presentation/discussion topic ideas for the 2020 General Service Conference.

C. Discuss workshop topic ideas for the 2020 General Service Conference.

D. Review the General Service Conference Evaluation Form, process and 2018 Evaluation Summary.

E. Discuss report on the Conference Agenda Process from the trustees’ Committee on the General Service Conference.

 

II. Cooperation with the Professional Community

A. Discuss progress on implementation of A.A.W.S. LinkedIn page.

B. Consider request to remove text “They may help arrange hospitalization” from the pamphlet “Alcoholics Anonymous in Your Community.”

C. Review contents of C.P.C. Kit and Workbook.

 

III. Corrections

A. Consider request for a review of all corrections related literature in order to make the language more modern and inclusive.

B. Consider request that the General Service Office establish and help maintain a database of Correctional Facilities in each service area in the U.S. and Canada and the status of meetings held therein.

C. Review contents of Corrections Kit and Workbook.

 

IV. Finance

A. Review suggested area contribution for delegate expense for the Conference.

B. Review the Conference-approved level of $5,000 for individual bequests to the General Service Board from A.A. members.

C. Review the Conference-approved maximum annual contribution of $5,000 to the General Service Board from an individual A.A. member.

D. Review Self-Support Packet.

 

V. Grapevine

A. Consider the list of suggested AA Grapevine book topics for 2020 and later.

B. Consider request to remove the “Alcoholism at Large” section from AA Grapevine.

C. Review progress report on AA Grapevine Workbook revisions.

D. Review AA Grapevine Fellowship Feedback Survey and summary.

 

VI. Literature

A. Review progress report on the development of the pamphlet for Spanish-speaking women in A.A.

B. Review progress report on the development of the pamphlet on A.A.’s Three Legacies.

C. Consider requests to develop a Fifth Edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous

D. Review progress report regarding updating the video “Your General Service Office, the Grapevine and the General Service Structure.”

E. Review progress report on the update regarding text on anonymity to the pamphlet “Questions and Answers on Sponsorship.”

F. Consider the development of a Literature Committee Workbook.

G. Review progress report on the update to the pamphlet “Too Young?”

H. Review progress report on the update to the pamphlet “Young People and A.A.”

I. Review proposed revision to A.A. World Services’ “Policy on Publication of Literature: Updating Pamphlets and Other A.A. Materials.”

J. Consider request to revise the pamphlet “The A.A. Group.”

K. Review progress report regarding the update to the pamphlet “The Twelve Traditions Illustrated.”

L. Review progress report regarding language on safety and A.A. for inclusion in Living Sober and “Questions and Answers on Sponsorship.”

M. Consider revising the Foreword to the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

N. Consider suggestion to add “Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers” to the end of the open meeting side of the Primary Purpose (blue) card.

O. Consider request to update the pamphlet “The Twelve Steps Illustrated.”

P. Review matrix of A.A. recovery literature.

 

VII. Policy/Admissions

A. Review dates for the 2022 General Service Conference.

B. Review report from G.S.O.’s general manager on General Service Conference site selection.

C. Consider a process for how a Conference committee could review, discuss and act on proposed agenda items not forwarded to a Conference committee.

D. Discuss the process of approving qualified representatives from other A.A. service structures to observe the U.S. and Canada General Service Conference.

E. Discuss a request to “develop a procedure to deal with special requests/agenda items.”

F. Consider revising the “Process for Polling the General Service Conference Between Annual Meetings.”

G. Reconsider the 1986 Advisory Action regarding a simple majority vote by the full Conference.

 

VIII. Public Information

A. Review 2018 annual reports from the trustees’ Public Information Committee regarding aa.org and aagrapevine.org.

B. Review a report regarding the 2019 Public Information Comprehensive Media Plan.

C. Public Service Announcements (PSAs):

  1. Review the distribution and tracking information for the video PSA “Changes.”
  2. Review the 2018 Report on the Relevance and Usefulness of Video Public Service Announcements.
  3. Consider request that the video PSA “My World” be discontinued.
  4. Consider request to approve the development of a new PSA in video format that utilizes full-face actors (not members of A.A.).

D. Review draft language addressing anonymity and safety proposed for the pamphlet “Understanding Anonymity.”

E. Consider request to update language in the flyer “A.A. at a Glance.”

F. Review the 2018 trustees’ Public Information Committee progress report on the usefulness and effectiveness of the A.A.W.S. YouTube account.

G. Review the 2018 trustees’ Public Information progress report on the use of Google AdWords and Google Grants to carry the A.A. message.

H. Review contents of P.I. Kit and Workbook.

 

IX. Report and Charter

A. Discuss General Service Conference Final Report.

B. The A.A. Service Manual, 2018 – 2020 • Review progress report from A.A.W.S. Publishing Department on the redesign of The A.A. Service Manual.

C. Discuss A.A. Directories (Canada, Eastern U.S., and Western U.S.)

 

X. Treatment and Accessibilities

A. Consider revising the pamphlet “Bridging the Gap” to include related corrections activities.

B. Consider adding a story from an A.A. member who is deaf to the pamphlet “Access to A.A.: Members Share on Overcoming Barriers.”

C. Consider updating the pamphlet “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic – Never too Late.”

D. Discuss the concept of posting anonymity-protected interviews on aa.org with military professionals about their experience with A.A.

E. Review draft of proposed Remote Communities Kit.

F. Review contents of Treatment Committee Kit and Workbook.

G. Review contents of Accessibilities Kit and Workbook.

 

XI. Trustees

A. Review resumes of candidates for:

  1. Northeast Regional Trustee
  2. Southwest Regional Trustee
  3. Trustee-at-Large/Canada

B. Review slates of trustees and officers of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc.

C. Review slate of directors of A.A. World Services, Inc.

D. Review slate of directors of AA Grapevine, Inc.

E. Review draft procedures for partial or complete reorganization of the General Service Board.

 

XII. Archives

A. Consider request to add the 1940s home movie of the co-founders and their wives to the video “Markings on the Journey.”

B. Review Archives Workbook.

 

XIII. International Conventions/Regional Forums

A. Discuss an anonymity-protected photograph of the flag ceremony to be taken at the 2020 International Convention.

B. Consider a broadcast of the 2020 International Convention Opening Flag Ceremony, similar to the anonymity-protected delayed Internet broadcast of the 2015 International Convention Opening Flag Ceremony.

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

 

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Service Palooza

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REDYPAA is hosting a Service Palooza this Saturday, March 19, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Alano Club. Service Representatives from H&I, General Service, Intergroup, and more will make presentations.

Program for Winter Assembly

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This is the Schedule of Events for the CNIA Winter Assembly

Saturday, January 16, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm Registration
12:00pm (Noon)
Assembly Convenes
GSR Preamble
Traditions and Concepts
Roll Call
Housekeeping
12:30pm – 12:45pm
Weekend Overview
Welcome to General Service in CNIA
Kelley M. – Past Delegate Panel 64
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Consideration of Minutes
7th Tradition
Liaison Reports
Appointed Chair Reports
Officer Reports
1:15pm – 1:45pm Delegate Report
1:45pm – 2:45pm DCM reports
2:45 pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm GSR School
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Panel 1: So, You’re a New GSR…
• New GSR Experience
• Service Sponsorship
• The Right of Decision (Concept 3)
• Universal Respect is the Key (Tradition 9)
5:15pm – 6:45pm Dinner
6:45pm – 7:45pm
Panel 2: GSRs and the Conference
• What is the Conference?
• Sharing the Agenda Items with your Group
• The Ultimate Authority (Concept 1)
• The Active Voice (Concept 2)
7:45pm – 8:45 Breakout Sessions
DCM School – Jenn D. & Written Translation Chair
GSRs – Vikki R., Lance V., Jeff P. &
Verbal Translation Chairs
Secretaries/Registrars – Matthew L. & Betsy L.
Treasurers – Jon C. & Finance Chair
PI/CPC – Mike K. & Cindy A.
BTG – Ken M. & Tom A.
Grapevine/Literature – Judy B. & Maureen R.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
9:00am
Assembly Reconvenes
Breakout Session Reports
9:30am – 10:30am
Panel 3: Conference Agenda Items
• FAQ’s About the Agenda Items
• Plain Language Big Book
• Mental Health Literature
• Three Talks by Bill W.
10:30am – 11:15am
Old Business
New Business
11:15 am – 12:00pm
“Ask – it” Basket
What’s on your Mind
12:00pm
Assembly Closes

14th Annual Red Bluff Recovery Roundup

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Veterans Memorial Hall
735 Oak St.
Red Bluff, California

Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 20

Registration opens 8:00am
(onsite registration $15, meals may still be available for $$$ extra)

Marathon Meetings begin 8:00am and run all day

Old Timers Panel 9:00am-10:00am

Morning Speaker Meeting: Cynthia D from Cottonwood, CA. 10:30am-12:00pm

Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

Early-Afternoon Speaker Meeting: Linda from Dixon, CA. 1:00pm-2:30pm

Afternoon Speaker Meeting: Will R. from Martinez, CA. 3:00pm-4:30pm

Dinner 5:00pm-6:00pm

Young Peoples Panel 6:00pm-7:00pm

Evening Speaker Meeting: Troy W. from El Sobrante, CA. 7:30pm- 9:00pm

Reminder about Recovery Roundup Saturday

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Red Bluff Recovery Roundup

Veterans Memorial Hall
735 Oak Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Click for map.

 “But for the grace of God”

  June 21, 2014  Registration opens 8:00 AM Marathon Meetings Run all Day

  • 9:00am – 10:00am Panel
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  • 10:30am- 12:00pm Bob F from Reno, NV
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm- 3:00pm Teresa J from Paradise, CA
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  • 3:30pm- 5:00pm Bill P from Dove Canyon, CA
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Panel
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  • 7:30pm- 9:00pm Lyle P from Stockbridge, GA
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  • Free drawing
  • 10:00pm-12:00am Recovery Roundup Karaoke

 Pre-Registration has expired. $15 at the door. Some meal tickets are still available.  

 

ACYPAA Events for Saturday

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Main Speaker Meeting

7pm-9pm – Civic Auditorium, Main Stage
Includes Sobriety Countdown. Speakers from Redwood Falls, MN and Santa Monica.

Panels & Workshops

9:00 AM Morning Meditation – Prayer & Meditation Room
10:00 AM Native American Panel – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
10:00 AM Parenting in Sobriety – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
11:00 AM Young at Heart: Too Old for YPAA? – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
11:00 AM Mesa de Habla Hispana – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
12:00 PM LGBTQ Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
12:00 PM Traditions Workshop with Q&A – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
1:00 PM God Could and Would If He Were Sought: 3rd Step Panel – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion; ASL Interpreted
1:00 PM Never Had a Legal Drink – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
2:00 PM Lopsided Triangle: Too Much Service? – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
2:00 PM (We Don’t Drink) No Matter What – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
3:00 PM Old Timers Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
3:00 PM Alateen Workshop with Q&A – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
4:00 PM 11th Tradition and Technology – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
4:00 PM We Will Comprehend the Word Serenity: Emotional Sobriety – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
5:00 PM We Will Not Regret the Past – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium

Entertainment

7:00-8:00 AM – 5K RUN – Sacramento River Trail  Runners will meet in front of the Red Lion @ 7am.
8:00-10:00 AM – SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS – Red Lion, Sundial Room  All your favorite cartoons and breakfast cereals. Roll out in your jammies.
10:00-4:00 PM – BODY PAINTING – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby
11:00 AM -Noon – YOGA – Red Lion, Sundial Room
12:00-4:00 PM – PHOTO BOOTH – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby
1:00-4:00 PM – LAWN PARTY! – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby;  Epic lawn party, part deux.
3:00-5:00 PM – MC BATTLE – Civic Auditorium, Main Stage; It’s a rapper’s delight
5:45-6:15 PM – FIRE DANCERS – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby; Don’t miss this special surprise outside by the fountain.
10:00-1:00 AM – MAIN-STREAM MASH-UP – Civic Auditorium, Main Stage
10:00 PM-11:30 PM – DRAG SHOW – Red Lion, Ballroom/Sierra Room  The Adventures of Aurora Forté.
12:00-3:00 AM – THE HOUSE OF HIGHER POWER – Red Lion, Ballroom/Sierra Room EDM After Party Dance

ACYPAA Events for Friday

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Main Speaker Meeting

7pm-9pm – Civic Auditorium, Main Stage
Includes County Countdown. Speakers from Santa Rosa and Toronto.

Panels & Workshops

9:00 AM Morning Meditation – Prayer & Meditation Room
10:00 AM Nothing Counted but Thoroughness and Honesty: 4th Step Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
11:00 AM No Way Separate from AA as a Whole: Service Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
12:00 PM If We Are Painstaking About This Phase of Our Development: 9th Step Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
1:00 PM In the Sunlight at Last: Spiritual Journey – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium Leader:
1:00 PM Group Inventory Workshop with Q&A – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion
2:00 PM Sponsorship Workshop with Q&A – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
3:00 PM The Family Afterward – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
4:00 PM Controversy in Your YPAA with Q&A – Siskiyou Room, Red Lion;
4:00 PM Boy Meets Girl on AA Campus – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium
5:00 PM From the Joint, to Everlasting Freedom: Prison Panel – Bill W. Room, Civic Auditorium

Entertainment

11:00 AM-Noon – YOGA – Red Lion, Sundial Room
1:30 PM=2:30 PM – WALKING MEDITATION – Arboretum, Turtle Bay – The walk will start near registration at the Civic Auditorium
1:00 PM-3:00 PM – REGGAE LOUNGE & GAMES – Red Lion, Sundial Room
1:00-4:00 PM – LAWN PARTY! – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby Shhh. Big surprises await you at the lawn party.
9:00 PM-1:00 AM – PHOTO BOOTH – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby
9:15-9:45 PM – BELLY DANCERS – Civic Auditorium, Front/Lobby These belly dancers are here to distract you while we get set-up for the dance.
10:00 PM -1:00 AM – ROCKETED TO THE 4th DIMENSION – Civic Auditorium, Main Stage  Glowstick Dance
10:00 -11:30 PM – COMEDY SHOW – Red Lion, Ballroom/Sierra Room
12:00 2:00 AM – MAFIA – Red Lion, Sundial Room
12:00-3:00 AM– AFTER PARTY DANCE – Red Lion, Ballroom/Sierra Room