Författararkiv: admin

Rösta kring motioner till Annual Business Conference (Servicekonferens för ACA i världen) i Florida i april.

ACA World Service received 16 Proposals in response to a Request for Proposals that was sent to all groups in August. On behalf of the Fellowship, we wish to thank the submitting groups for their efforts.

These Proposals have been evaluated by WSO (the Board and appropriate Committees) to determine whether the ideas presented have already been implemented, are currently being worked on, and an analysis by WSO with a recommendation as to whether they merit discussion at the ABC.

In preparation for your group’s Ballot discussion, we suggest you download a copy of the Proposals to distribute to your group member located at https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/. Other pertinent information is also available on that website.

After your group’s decisions are made by group conscience, and you are ready to submit their responses, please fill in the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020_ABC_Ballot

We advise that you not start the survey unless you will have time to complete it in one sitting.

If we can be of assistance, please email the committee at bpc@adultchildren.org.

Please also note that information is available to register for the 2020 ABC as either an on-site Delegate or a remote Delegate at https://www.acaworldconvention.org/
.
Thank you for your participation in helping to shape the future of ACA.

The ACA WSO 2020 ABC Ballot Prep Committee

Medlemsundersökning från World Service Organisation

Your voice matters!  Members, throughout the ACA Fellowship are asked to participate in the 2019 Membership Survey.  The survey will be open from November 1 to December 31, 2019.  The goal of the survey is to gather data about the fellowship at large and use that information to inform WSO service committees about the needs of the fellowship.  Please share this with other Fellow Travelers; the survey can also be reached from the adultchildren.org website.

ACA Unga vuxna och tonåringar subkommitté

Hi ACA fellow traveler,

ACA WSO Young Adults and Teens Subcommittee (YA&T) is starting up.
We from ACA WSO Young Adults and Teens Subcommittee are a subcommittee designed to help people help each other.
We welcome all ACA young adults, ACA teens, and their facilitators.
We would like to work with members all over the world having, starting or would like to start an ACA Teen and Young Adult meetings.

On our teleconferences and on our acawso Slack channel, members can share information and their experiences with each other.
Our work between monthly meetings is conducted on Slack in our acawso Slack channel #msc_teen_nd_yng_adlt.

Slack is designed to replace email as the primary method of communication and sharing.
Acawso Slack is essentially a huge chats room with many channels for our whole worldwide ACA fellowship.

If you would like to be invited to our acawso Slack channel #msc_teen_nd_yng_adlt,
please write us an email at youngadults.teens@adultchildren.org
so we can send you an invitation for the acawso Slack channel.

We help when possible to bridge the gap for teens as they move through school to adult/college/work life by:
Contacting schools, orphanages, junior colleges for outreach opportunities
Speaking at Mental Health Fairs and with Boards of Supervisors of school districts to provide information about ACA for young adult and teens
Writing articles for the ComLine, as well as announcements for the Traveler geared towards young ACAs.

Want to help ACA Teens and Young Adults have their own meetings?
Do you have an ACA group willing to help facilitate a teen/young adults meeting?

Please join us for the next Young Adults & Teen (YA&T) Subcommittee monthly teleconference call. It will be held on:
Wednesday, October 16, at 8 pm (20:00) Coordinated Universal Time (Abbreviated to UTC)
On our call of October the 16th we have a New York speaker hosting a Teen meeting.

If you would like to be a speaker on our teleconference please write us an email at youngadults.teens@adultchildren.org

We would like to hear from you, we welcome your support.
To join this meeting: https://zoom.us/j/192934184;
Meeting ID: 192 934 184; find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac3j5Blsoa

For more information about the Young Adults & Teens Subcommittee
please go to: https://acawso.org/category/young-adults or, please write us youngadults.teens@adultchildren.org especially if the teleconference time is not working for your timezone we will try to find a workable solution and will have more teleconference monthly for specific timezones.

Best,
ACA WSO Young Adults and Teens Subcommittee

Inför Annual Business Conference 2020 – motioner, röstning och rollen som delegat.

Ballot Proposals, Voting, and the Delegate Role

Dear Fellow ACA,

Each April, the ACA World Service Organization (WSO) holds an Annual Business Conference (ABC).  In anticipation of this event, all registered groups within the fellowship have the opportunity to create proposals of global interest that may then be considered for inclusion on the ABC Agenda. All pertinent information is being mailed to group contacts, as well as being posted on the Ballot Prep Committee page and in the WSO publications. If your group has not yet received this Call for Proposals, you may request it at BPC@adultchildren.org.

Mark your calendars

  • August 2019: Call for Proposals OPENED– groups can submit proposals for potential inclusion on the agenda at the ABC.
  • Register to be a Delegate at www.acaworldconvention.org
  • November 30, 2019: Call for Proposals CLOSES
  • January 2020: Discuss how your group would like to meet to discuss and vote on the proposals (see suggestions below)
  • January 15, 2020: A Ballot containing Proposals is sent to each group for review and voting on whether or not they should be discussed and voted on at the ABC.
  • March 31, 2020: Deadline for voting (Ballots must be submitted to WSO)

If your group does not have a delegate, you are encouraged to explore this role by visiting this link.  Otherwise, the Group Secretary may assist.

The Proposal Process
If a member or members of your group express interest in submitting a proposal for the ABC, you can assist in crafting a proposal. You may begin by reviewing the proposal guidelines.

The Ballot Process
Before the Ballots are sent in January, discuss with your group how best to address them. Ballots are sent to the group contact listed with WSO. If you are not the contact person enquire as to whether or not they have been received.

Discussing and voting on ALL the proposals could take a lot of time. Although we would prefer to encourage all proposals be considered, should your group find discussion and voting too cumbersome they may choose to prioritize the Proposals, addressing their most important, first.

Here are some suggested strategies for managing the group voting process:

  • Set aside time to discuss a few proposals during or after the meeting each week
  • Use business meetings: Set an agenda item “Proposal Voting”
  • Organize an additional meeting: Agree upon a separate time (and possibly place) for interested members to address the proposals.

The Agenda Items
The Proposals that merit a place on the ABC agenda will be announced by mid-April. You may want to review those proposals with your group to ensure you are voting your group’s conscience. Keep in mind additional information may be presented at the conference which your group has not discussed. Your role is to vote for the good of ACA as a whole.

Then, during the ABC, discuss and vote on the proposals, either in person or remote voting.

After The ABC
Report to your group the results of the conference voting and your impressions of the experience. This may be a written or oral report, depending on your group’s decision.

Please note:
Teleconference trainings on the Delegate role are offered in the month prior to the ABC. All registered delegates will receive notification of trainings; the schedule will be posted in March on the host website www.acaworldconvention.org.

Questions regarding proposals may be directed to the Ballot Prep Committee at bpc@adultchildren.org

Questions concerning Delegates may be directed to the Delegate Training Subcommittee at dtsc@acawso.org.

There is also a FAQ page on the delegate role at:  https://acawso.org/2018/10/31/delegate-training-faq/.

In service,
Chris W.
DTSC Chair