Executive Committee Meets in Atlanta Georgia – Home of the Next International AA Convention
The GaL-AA Executive Committee met in Atlanta, GA to continue plans for the 2015 International AA Convention. We hosted a meet and greet with the 2015 GaL-AA Atlanta International Convention Committee who have been working tirelessly to plan our GaL-AA hospitality room and dance during the event.
Additionally, we are designing and developing new features and enhancements to our website and online meeting database system to make it more user friendly. We also revised the organization’s by-laws to better meet our needs and primary purpose going forward.
32 Ohio Roundup Courage to Change
The Ohio Roundup this weekend titled Courage to Change has got it right with workshops and hospitality.
Rob F and Gary C from GaL-AA want to thank the Folks in Toledo for hosting a fabulous AA – Al-Anon Roundup.
great leads and workshops and an enthusiastic group of attendees from all around Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, Michigan and other states. If you have never been to an Ohio Roundup put it on your calendar to attend next year in Cleveland as the Ohio Roundup is one of the longest running roundups in Gay AA history.
We Need your Help
We wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout the years. We also should thank each of you that have submitted meetings to be added to our list as well as changes that should be made to existing meetings. The entire committee (all 8 of us) meet last year in Akron, OH and divided up the list of almost 1,000 meetings and set out to do the research to verify the meetings by going to World Services and Intergroup meetings listed online. The task itself has been daunting. As you all know service work is volunteer based and this is something we do to extend the hand of AA, along with our regular jobs and being of service in our homegroups, intergroups, distrcts and areas. In short we need your help. We need volunteers (10-15) who have experience with researching information on the internet, has attention to detail as well a couple (2-3) who have database experience to work with our webmaster to get the corrected/added meetings to the website. We have received e-mails expressing the concern of people going to the wrong places for meetings and we do not want that at all. The committee understands the fear involved in going to a new meeting or even more the fear of going to that 1st meeting. How discouraging is it to go there only to find out no one was there because the information was incorrect. This might sound like a huge task but if we work together we can get it done. If you are interested, know someone who is or have a sponsee that could use a little extra time outside of their head and has the below qualifications please e-mail us at email@example.com
Meeting Research Volunteers
|1) Should have at least 6 months of sobriety||1) Should have at least 1 year of sobriety|
|2) Should be actively working with a sponsor||2) Should be actively working with a sponsor|
|3) Research meetings currently in our database||3) Familiar with website administration|
|4) Have attention to detail||4) Database experience|
|5) Be familiar and comfortable using the internet||5) Have attention to detail|
|6) Time and determination||6) Time and determination|
|7) 10-15 people needed||7) 2-3 people needed|
The GaL-AA 2015 Atlanta Team info
The GaL-AA 2015 Atlanta Team has been meeting for several months and actively growing to include more members of the committee. We have filled most of the committee positions including Outreach, Financial, Fundraising and Technical/Construction, and have had lots of helpful research in locations and logistics. Plans are now underway for an Country Western Dance including line-dancing lessons along with a silent auction as this year’s first major fundraiser in March. The team is excited to also have creative talent on board to volunteer giving line-dancing lessons, entertainment and DJ. The planning team and anyone interested in getting involved meets monthly on the first Saturday at the Galano Club in midtown Atlanta.