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ACA WSO Teleconference Minutes - June 10, 2017

ACA WSO Teleconference Minutes--June 10, 2017

Board Announcement

The ACA WSO, Inc. Board is happy to announce the following members of the Fellowship are the new 2017-2018 ACA WSO Board of Trustees:


  • Mary Jo L. - Chair - Illinois
  • Majbrit M. - Vice Chair - Denmark
  • Bill D. - Treasurer - Florida
  • Marcia J. - Secretary - Iowa

Board Members at Large:

  • Jeffrey F. - Czech Republic
  • Charlie H. - Virginia
  • David McB. - Florida
  • Jim B. - Florida
  • Carole C. - California - Western Region Representative

ACA WSO, Inc. Board of Trustees Officers Selected

The ACA WSO, Inc. Board of Trustees is happy to announce the selection of Board Officers that occurred at special Board meetings held during November and December 2016.

The ACA WSO, Inc. 

Board of Trustees Officers are:

Mary Jo L. - Chair
Majbrit M. - Vice-Chair
Bill D. - Treasurer
Ines Z. - Secretary

The Board Officers will be seated at the 2017 Annual Business Conference.

Agenda October 10, 2015 Teleconfence


Monthly Teleconference

October 10, 2015

2:00 p.m. EST

Access number:  712.432.0075, Pin 427266#   Press *6 to mute or un-mute.  Please notify the secretary with changes, additions, or motions for this meeting.


A.  Call to Order:  Please be sure that any background noises in your area are eliminated since the sounds make it difficult for participants to hear.  When speaking, please say your name first.  This will help us record your name with your input.  Thank you.

  1. Open with the Serenity Prayer
  2. Tradition Ten: Adult Children of Alcoholics has no opinion on outside issues; hence the ACA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

B.  Roll Call of Board Members:  Larry A., Chair, and Literature Committee Chairperson; Mary Jo L., Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair; Majbrit M., European Committee Chair and Vice Chair; and Ines Z, Secretary, Spanish Liaison and Spanish Translations Committee Chair. 

Announce Trustee, Martin’s Resignation

I have decided that for the sake of my emotional sobriety, I am resigning from all WSO service with immediate effect (2/10/2015). That includes the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, the Intergroup Committee, and European Committee.

C.  Establish Quorum


D.  Guests Introductions: Guests, while this has never been an issue with this Board, as an example to anyone who manages or attends ACA phone bridge meetings, we wish to make you aware that this conference line is used to manage and record our WSO teleconferences.  A caller's phone number and name appears on a dashboard visible only to the WSO Webmaster and the WSO Board.  If you do not wish to disclose your information, feel free to use your phone settings to block your caller ID, or you can also attend this teleconference using your computer.  Instructions for this are on our website Repository under "Teleconference Agendas."

At this point we would like to invite all of our guests to introduce themselves by first name only and perhaps telling us where you are calling from and the number of times you have attended our monthly teleconference meetings.  Guests, please introduce yourselves: 

After the introductions: Non-Board members are welcome to listen to the Teleconference but are requested to remain silent unless called upon to participate.  We respectfully ask that guests hold their comments until the end of our meeting.  We ask everyone to press *6 if you are not speaking.  If someone needs to talk further, they may do so at the close of the meeting.

E. Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes of the September 12th, 2015Teleconference Minutes. (Ines) 

F. Committee Reports: I will ask the Committee Chairperson to give their reports. (Generally we provide 5 minutes for each report.)

  1. ACA WSO Treasurer’s Report and Finance Committee, (Treasurer, Mary Jo L.)
  2. ACA WSO Literature Committee, (Larry A/Robin)  
    1. Intergroup Guidelines Update (John) 
    2. H&I Guidelines (Joan)     
    3. ComLine (Phyllis)  
    4. Spanish Translations Update (Ines)
    5. Special Worker Report (Robin)
  3. ACA WSO Distribution Office (Mary Jo)
  4. ACA (MPS) Members and Public Service Committee, (Denise/John) 
  5. Hospitals & Institutions Committee, (Joan B)
  6. Intergroup Liaison Committee (Vacant)
  7. ACA Website/Database Committee, (Larry) 
  8. European Committee, (Majbrit M) 
  9. OPPM Review Committee, (Joan)
  10. 2016 ABC Committee, (Larry) 
  11. Executive Committee (Majbrit M)
  • Approval of the purchase of 100 perfect bound workbooks that are used for H&I.  This is not a larger quantity than ordered in the past.
  • Approval for the purchase of approximately $2,600 worth of chips and medallions.  These quantities are less than previously ordered.

 G.  Old Business: None

H.  New Business:


Motions for October 2015 TC

    1. Motion:  That the registration deadline for the ABC and AWC be March 11, 2016 (Larry)

    Background:  The venue of the ABC AWC requires a head count and the hotels nearby are holding rooms for overflow up to 45 days out.  By setting this deadline in February, the WSO would not be obligated to pay for unreserved rooms and will give the WSO to prepare adequate number of materials and purchase beverages and snacks for the ABC WAC.  Also since reservations may be made by regular mail, the time will allow for regular mail to be received ahead of the cut off time.

  1. The Board is holding closed working sessions to engage in dialogues to try to stem the rising tide of emails.  Due to the sensitive nature of these conversations, the typing of these minutes would be better handled by an outside service.


Guest Comments:  To allow that all of our guests have a chance to share, we will limit guest comments to 3-5 minutes.  If someone needs to talk further, they may do so after the close of the meeting.  

Announcements:  The deadline to submit proposals has passed. On December 2nd, 2015, the WSO will send the proposals, analyses and translations to all the registered groups and intergroups for their group’s conscience votes. The groups will have about three months to review and vote on the proposals.

The next ACA WSO Board Teleconference is scheduled November 14, 2015at 2:00 p.m. EST. 

Is there a motion and 2nd to adjourn the meeting?

Close with the Serenity Prayer



  • Teleconferences

    The WSO Board meetings monthly in an open Teleconference on the Second Saturday at 11:00 to 12:30 Pacific Time. All ACA members are invited to attend the Teleconferences.

    Access number for the Teleconference: 712-432-0075, Pin 427266#. Press *6 to mute or un-mute.

    You can also attend the Teleconference using your computer.  Click here for information.

    The WSO Secretary provides the agendas for the Teleconferences and generates the Teleconference minutes for subsequent review and approval by the WSO Board.

    Check here for the latest Teleconference minutes and committee reports, as well as the upcoming agendas.

  • WSO Minutes

    Here are the approved minutes of the recent WSO Board meetings.
    Note: Minutes are generally reviewed/approved in subsequent Board meeting actions.

  • Treasurer's Report

    The Treasurer is responsible to the WSO for monitoring and reporting all the WSO income and expenses.  This includes liaison as needed with the WSO office staff and supporting accounting firm.

    Check here for the latest WSO Treasurer and accounting reports to the WSO Board.

  • Literature Committee

    The Literature Committee is responsible to the WSO board for processing and monitoring all WSO approved literature,including the ComLine, digital and audio books.  Their responsibility includes review and gaining approval of new literature and translated materials.

    Check here for the latest Literature Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

  • Website Committee

    The website committee is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the web site, including the Repository and Shopping Cart.

    Check here for the latest Website Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

  • MPS Committee

    The purpose of Member and Public Services (MPS) in ACA is to support ACA Members in becoming responsible for their own well-being through ACA-related materials, and to provide information for the Public and professionals by providing ACA-related resources and services.

    Check here for the latest MPS Committee (and earlier Outreach Committee) reports to the WSO Board.

  • WSO Office

    The WSO Office maintains the WSO Literature Inventory and processes all Literature orders and ACA meeting updates.

  • European Committee

    The WSO is a world wide organization. 
    The ACA European Committee provides a monthly report on what's happening in Europe.

  • Fellowship Alert
  • Service Structure Committee
  • ABC Committee
  • Delegates Education
  • Audit Committee
  • OPPM

    The OPPM committee reviews and maintains the Operating Policy and Procedures Manual that helps guide the WSO board. 

  • Nominating Committee

    The ACA Nominating Committee (the “Committee”) is accountable to the Annual Business Conference (the “ABC”) and the ACA WSO Board of Trustees (the “Board”). When the ABC is not in session, the Committee communicates and works with the Board. The Committee strives to promote and support a cooperative working relationship with both the ABC and the Board.