månadsarkiv: oktober 2023

Registrering ABC QDM öppen

Registration for the November 4th QDM is now OPEN

Dear ACA Groups and Delegates,

We are happy to announce that the registration for our next Quarterly Delegate Meeting (QDM), scheduled for November 4th, 2023, is now open at the conference page, www.adultchildren.org/conference.  This registration is for both new Delegates and Observers:

There will be three different registration forms.

  • One is for observers, any member may observe.
  • One is for those that are registered from the ABC and want to change their registration.  
  • One is for new Delegate registrants.

Delegates are representatives of WSO registered meetings, InterGroups or Regions. An individual may only register to represent one group at the conference.

Existing Delegates who plan to attend do not have to re-register.

The QDM agenda will be based on the direction of the 2023 ABC, the August 5 QDM and your voices expressed in their Surveys. This agenda will be posted on www.adultchildren.org/conference

If you are able to volunteer for a service role at the QDM, please message Edmundas V. on Slack or send an email to abc@adultchildren.org.

Thank you to each volunteer for making it all happen and let us all connect in service for ACA.

In Service,

The ABC Committee

Carmen B., Edmundas V., and Marcus H., Committee Co-Chairs

Öppet Litteratur policy möte

Open Literature Policy Meeting
To our ACA Members:
You are invited to a second conversation about the wording of the ACA Open Literature Policy. This date and time were set to work for our worldwide members in different time zones: Saturday October 28, 9pm ET

Examples of world time zones:
GMT + 7–11am Sunday, Thailand time
GMT + 11 noon Sunday, Australia time
GMT + 13 2pm Sunday, New Zealand time

Zoom: 856 5245 7314Passcode: 876816

First, I would like to reassure you there is no plan to abandon the open literature policy. Any information you may have received to the contrary is not true. There is no poll and we are not taking a vote. There would never be any changes to the open literature policy without the fellowship’s agreement and there is nothing proposed.

Concept VI states that “our Annual Business Conference with delegates from all our meetings, intergroups and regions have the final decision respecting large matters of general policy…”

Again, the purpose of this meeting is NOT to get rid of the ACA Open Literature policy.The purpose is to review the language that is in the BRB (p 612) and the Literature Policy trifold (https://adultchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/Literature/Literature_Policy_EN_US_A4.pdf) to see if it should be updated or improved.

We thought of some questions for your feedback, and you may have others. That is the purpose—to have a conversation about what works and what doesn’t.

Here are a few of the questions we are looking at:
1. The trifold says outside literature should “support the growth of ACA and promote unity and consistency of our Twelve Step message” Should the “message” be more in line with The Solution, including reparenting?
2. The BRB p 612 says outside literature should not contradict “Sponsorship?” ShouldSponsorship be removed and just keep the Laundry List and the Solution?
3. Should we consider language more like “promote ACA recovery” without referring toparticular documents?
4. What does it mean to “promote an author?” Doesn’t every book promote an author?

If you can’t attend and wish to offer your views, you can email me. At litchair@acawso.org.

I have assembled all comments I have received and will forward to the committee.

A few important notes:
We heard that many of you benefit from using “A New Hope.” It has completed the Literature Review step and has been approved for the Fellowship Review step in the process of obtaining Conference Approval. So, it is in the process of becoming ACA literature!

Also, many of you referred to Tony A’s steps. ACA is prohibited from using the exact language in those steps by the copyright owner, who has threatened to sue. However, we been working for over a year to create a new set or sets of ACA Steps that are gentle, loving, and in line with ACA recovery. We will be sending out 7 sets of steps soon in a survey for you to rank.

Our effort is to determine if the language in the policy needs to be more definitive and more inclusive, loving, etc. Any information circulated indicating an attempt to abandon the policy is totally wrong and in no way ever reflected our intentions. The current intent, with your help, is to make this policy clearer.

Our committees and subcommittees are open to volunteers. We welcome your participation.

We encourage all our groups to register a delegate to be involved withdecisions affecting our fellowship.
Please click on https://adultchildren.org/conference/.

With love in service,
Christine B
Literature Chair, litchair@acawso.org