Adult Children of Alcoholics-World Service Organization

P.O. Box 3216 Torrance, California 90510

Tel: 310-534-1815                [email protected]

2014 ABC       Trinity University, Deerfield, IL       April 25-26

A. Called to Order: The 2014 ABC WSO Board meeting of the Trustees was called to order April 26, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. EST by Larry A., Chairman, and opened with The Serenity Prayer.

B. Board Members Present: Larry, Mary Jo, Joan, Karen, MajBrit, Ines, Vonnie, Martin, Allen

C. Quorum established

D. After reading theMinutes of the 2013 ABC WSO Board meeting, a motion was made (Ines) and the minutes were approved.

E. Old Business: none brought forward

F. New Business Items Discussed:

          1. Rotation of Service (terms of service for Trustee and for Executive Board Members as outlined in the OPPM)

        2. Upgrade of X-Cart (spending $405 for most up-to-date version on our updated website)

          3. 501-3c status (in relation to generous donations of Robert V and to ensure staff’s awareness of limitations on individual donations)

          4. Steps to implement passed proposals (2014-4, 2014-11, 2014-16 (see motion #1), 2014-23 (see motion #2))

          5. Ideas of how to implement the motion passed to bring the Social Media Committee’s recommendation to change or add wording to the 11th Tradition to the delegates at the 2015 ABC; questionnaire or autocratic; Martin will form a motion for the TC at a later date

          6. ACA Conference in Riga, Latvia, September 2014; MajBrit (Trustee) has been asked to speak as an ACA WSO Board member. (see motion #3)

          7. Martin’s reimbursement (see motion #4 below)

          8. OPPM review and update; four Board members (Karen, Joan, Mary Jo, and Ines) volunteered for ad hoc committee; add committee to regular TC agenda and report progress

G. Motions


          1. Moveto validate and insure that the following items: 4×4, Basic 5 & 6 Essential Tasks, and adding the words “mental health” to the current 25 questions tri-fold, all be added to the Literature queue. (Vonnie)

Motion Carried (7 ayes, 0 no, 2 abstain)

          2. Move to declare the last Saturday of January to be set for ACA’s Birthday Celebration.   (Vonnie)

Motion Carried unanimously

          3. Move to fund up to $1500 MajBrit’s trip to participate as a speaker in the ACA Conference being held September 2014, in Riga, Latvia. (Karen)

Passed unanimously

          4. Move to reimburse Martin for his travel and hotel expenses regarding the 2014 ABC. (Mary Jo)

Motion passed (1 abstained)

Adjournment:  The motion to adjourn was made and 2nd. Meeting adjourned at 6:10 EST

Minutes respectfully submitted by; Karen Ragan, ACA/WSO Board of Trustees, Secretary