Complete Information for the Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M)
Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M)
Houston, TX August 5-8, 2014 (Tues-Fri)
What is the Annual Business Meeting/Conference (ABC/M)?
Delegates and non-Delegate members of the Fellowship Wide Services Conference (FWS) meet once a year at the Annual Business Meeting to conduct the business of the Fellowship.
There is valuable information about the Annual Business Meeting (ABC/M) in the Conference Service Manual (CSM). It is highly recommended advance reading for anyone who attends the ABC/M. A wealth of information has been compiled over the years to help people understand the terminology and how the Conference is conducted. The front part of the CSM is a good starting point.
Any Intergroup - any collection of 2 or more S.L.A.A. meetings in the same locality may be represented by one or more Delegates at the Conference. If your Intergroup or area does not have a Delegate, bring it up at a meeting, volunteer, and attend the ABC/M! Attending the ABC/M can give you an opportunity to get involved in service at the Fellowship-Wide Services level
Besides conducting business, being present at the ABC/M also means meeting other members of S.L.A.A. – an opportunity to make new friends with common interests and have a great time. If you are interested and need more information than is provided here, email Fellowship-Wide Services with 'ABC/M Question' in the Subject Line.
Complete ABC/M Registration and Agenda Information
All forms include complete instructions.
ABC/M 2014 Flyer and General Information
Delegate Recommended Reading
Delegates read the following literature to get oriented with how the Conference works.
The Conference Service Manual (CSM) contains most of what you need to know about the Conference and being a Delegate at the Annual Business Meeting.
- The Conference Service Manual [Updated July 2013]
- Conference Service Manual Appendix of Information [Updated July 2013]
- S.L.A.A. By-Laws 2013 (Essential reading for F.W.S. service)
- S.L.A.A. Index of Motions [Updated February 2014] (Every motion the Conference has ever voted on.)
- Summary of Agenda Decisions for 2013 ABM
Registration for ABC/M 2014 - Registration Opens February 6, 2014
Register and Pay for the ABC/M Securely Online
This is the preferred method of registration for everyone, as it is easiest to process.
Delegate Sign-up is included for Delegates
Or Register and Pay by Postal Mail
Completed registration forms must be MAILED WITH PAYMENT, please do not email or fax registrations
Checks made to: Augustine Fellowship
Mail to: F.W.S. 1550 NE Loop 410 Suite 118 San Antonio, TX 78209 USA
|DELEGATE PRINT FORMS (PDF) |
ABC/M 2014 Delegate Sign-Up Form
Travel Equalization Fund Form
|NON-DELEGATE PRINT FORM (PDF)|
ABC/M 2014 Registration Form
2014 ABC/M Agenda
|· Agenda 3rd Version (download pdf) |
|· Agenda Review Process (download pdf)|
|· Agenda Review Subcommittee (ARS) Statement (download pdf)|
|· Agenda Item Submission Form (download pdf) (download doc)|
(To place an item on the agenda)
| Due by June 6, 2014 Fri|
for 3rd Agenda
|· By-Laws Change Submission Form (download pdf)||Due by June 6, 2014 Fri|
Listing of all 2014 Deadlines
APPROXIMATE TIME FRAME
Announcement of ABC/M to Fellowship
180 days (6 months)
Delegate Sign-up Forms
120 days (4 months)
Motion/IFD Submissions for 2nd ABM Agenda
105 days (3½ months)
2nd ABM Agenda Distributed to Conference Members for Committee Feedback
95 days (3 months, 1 week)
Early ABC/M Registrations
75 days (2½ months)
Conference Committee Comments ABM Agenda
60 days (2 months)
ABC/M Registrations Due
45 days (1½ months)
The following ABC/M Business Minutes Summaries are available for download:
- 2011 ABC/M in San Diego, CA - Summary of Minutes
Past minutes in their entirety may be requested for 1999 to present by submitting a request to