2018 ABC Motions and Status

There were three types of motions presented at the 2018 ABC in Toronto:

  1. Ballot Motions that were the result of Fellowship Proposals that were voted on in the form of a Ballot.  Those that received 2/3 approval were included on the ABC Agenda.
  2. Literature Motions presented by the Literature Committee, asking for conference approval.
  3. Floor Motions presented during the ABC.

These motions and their results are listed below:

Ballot Motions:

  1. That WSO look into adding intergroup and meeting group web links into the WSO website directory listings on adultchildren.org  Motion passed.
  2. That WSO utilize online conferencing and voting technologies to provide remote access to the Annual Business Conference, for those not sharing in the WSO. This is so that phone and cyber meeting groups, geographically distant members, those with limited time availability or childcare obligations, or other restrictions, may attend as delegates or otherwise vote on matters of concern to ACA as a whole. Motion passed.

Literature Motions:

  1. That the conference approve the pamphlet Finding Emotional Sobriety as conference-approved literature. Motion passed.
  2. That the delegates declare “Ready! Set! Go!” to be conference-approved literature, beginning a 4 to 6 month process of fellowship review and resulting revisions. Motion passed.

 Floor Motions:

  1. That there be representation on the Board of members from all over the world. Motion failed. Discussion: The Service Structure Committee is working on a regional structure.  Regional representation is already written into the OPPM.
  2. That the Board of Trustees hold both the ABC and the AWC in Sweden in 2019, if the Swedish host group is willing. Motion passed.
  3. Motion that the term dysfunctional families be incorporated more into Website, literature, books, etc. This motion was postponed because it needed more time. Discussion: This is better done through the literature committee. There is a lot of support for the spirit of the motion, but anything requiring a change throughout the literature is difficult.
  4. Motion to have a more diverse pool of Board applicants, globally. Motion passed. However, the minority opinion swayed the delegates and with the subsequent re-vote, the motion did not pass.  Discussion:  this is a broader issue that requires much deliberation and input.