Service Network Committee February 2020 Activity

We meet weekly on Monday at 8PM ET, and Tuesday at 2PM** ET to accommodate European and other schedules. See

**We will be meeting at 3PM Eastern on Tuesday the 16th and 23rd to support Daylight Savings Time in Europe.

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  1. We will be dedicating a portion of our Committee meetings on April 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 to discuss the Ballot Proposals that are approved by the March 31st deadline and will be on the ABC 2020 Agenda. This will give the fellowship to discuss the proposals before the ABC. We will invite those that submitted the proposal to join us when possible.
  2. We worked on drafting updates to the Regions Pages – one of the goals is to give visibility to forming regions. There was also discussion if a forming region should get a delegate vote at the ABC. The current consensus is that Regions are encouraged to be fully formed and operational for an ABC delegate vote. The NE Region in particular is encouraged to advice WSO that they are ready as a Region and we can recognize them quickly. We will work with the OPPM committee to clarify the Appendix II on regions.
  3. We created a letter to ask for volunteers to help with creating the service manual. The memo was included in the February Traveler and can be found here,
  4. If you have documented procedures about doing service at the Group, Intergroup, Region, or Board level, please let us know. We have already gotten information from the Toronto Intergroup, and a member with tools and tips for moderating phone meetings.
  5. The SNC is organizing into working groups to handle different pieces of the service manual. We are documenting methods of work for the working groups now. This will include some type of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement like the literature committee. Committee members have submitted their agreements
  6. The working groups we have so far are
    1. ACA Meetings
    2. Business Meetings (Group, IG Region)
    3. ABC Format and Preparation
    4. Service Manual Compilation
  7. Reminder: The Concept Study Group will be meeting on March 15th (3rd Sunday of the month) at 10:30 am Eastern Time via ZOOM; the discussion will be on Concept VII. To join this meeting online, please go to; Meeting ID: 283 490 458; to find your local call-in number by location, go to