Minutes from January 8th, 2020

European Committee Working Session (EC TC)

Time: 20:15 CET



  1. Chair invites our higher power and opens the meeting
  2. Members of the Interim European Committee

Present: Majbrit Chair, Jeanette secretary, Marjo Webmaster and Markus vice Webmaster
Absent: Veronica Treasurer, Mark vice literature and Mikkel second vice Chair

3.      Approval of minutes from our last meeting

Second: Markus
Decision: The minutes were approved

4.     Tabled business
Response time within EC

There have been many times when items got no or few responses from people and especially lately. Postponed from last meeting, see minutes. Can we agree on a routine for the response-time in the committee?
Discussion: It is a tight deadline with 48h if you are away or need to take a break  over the weekend. Let people know if you are away and can’t make it within the time frame and take the rule with a bit of salt.
Motion: Majbrit made a motion that we routinely  will answer our email within 48h with the caveat that we will let everyone know if we are on a leave or can’t  be reached.
Seconded: Veronica
Decision: Motion was approved

7. New business
Anyone can write to the secretary at least 3 days in advance of the following EC 

Teleconference to have an item added to the agenda. The(se) item(s) will appear here:


  1. Excel sheet with the description of the service in EC
    Fredrik went through the excel sheet with the service post descriptions. We discussed that it would be great if one and the same person will correct the details going forward with the feedback from the different descriptions . We discussed what would be the best way to edit and go through the positions separately and decided to put the excel in a folder in the google drive. From there we can edit and go through our posts individually.

  2. Election for february
    There might be some changes in the list of suggested service positions  to the EC. Jeanette will have an answer before friday and Majbrit gave an update on the conversations with the group and there have been an email sent out to the groups with information about the vacant service positions .

  3. Status on the annual report from European Committee
    Majbrit and Fredrik is working on the report and a draft has been made. The summarized numbers on the book sales  and 7. Tradition donations needs to be obtained from our accountant before annual EC report can be completed

8. Next meeting

  1. January 22.  at 20:15 CET


Close with ACA Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change

The courage to change the one I can

And the wisdom to know that one is me


(From Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (BRB), Chapter 14)