Pending a more permanent location for this information, the UA GSR Committee has voted to temporarily to post its minutes on this unofficial UA related service website.
UA GSR Committee Meeting 10/15/17 Report
The UA GSR Committee met 10/15/2017 at 1:30pm EST. The following two orders of business were concluded:
Motion – Website Calendar Listings Removal Policy
(Passed. 15 Yays, 0 Nays, 2 Abstentions)
The GSR Committee recommends, in accordance with Traditions One and Two and Concept of World Service 12, that the Calendar Keeper notify in writing the person or committee listed on the meeting or event in the UA Calendar before removing the meeting or event from the UA Calendar. The notice needs to include in writing the specific reason or reasons why the meeting or event was removed from the UA Calendar. We recommend that the GSB give the opportunity to correct the event announcement, meeting notice or meeting format so that it complies with the UA Traditions/Policies. We recommend that the Calendar Keeper give 60 days notice to the person or committee before removing the event or meeting from the UA Calendar.
Motion– Content of UA Events and Events Calendar Announcements: Compliance with UA Traditions Policy
(Passed. 13 Yays, 0 Nays, 4 Abstentions)
Following is a list of recommended requirements for UA Events and their announcements. All events that comply with these requirements should be listed on the UA Events Calendar.
(1) The content of events should be UA-related. The definition of UA-Related Content is: The content should be related to UA conference-approved literature, the UA symptoms, recovery from the UA symptoms, the UA tools, the UA Steps, Traditions, or Concepts. If any published materials are used, they should be UA Conference-approved.
(2) In order to foster the 12th Tradition principle of “Principles before Personalities,” a UA event should feature more than one speaker if it is over 90 minutes in length.
(3) If announcements of the event are placed on the UA Events Calendar, only first names and last initials of the speakers may be listed. With the permission of the speaker, his or her position in UA may also be listed (e.g. World Service Prep Committee Chair, UA Co-founder, or Intergroup Chair).
(4) The event must be open to all UA members to attend.
FYI, we also tackled a motion regarding suggested requirements for GSRs but no conclusion has yet been reached. The motion was tabled.
Mark B. from New York
Chair of the GSR Committee of UA