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Slide 1
“Serving as a Trustee for nearly 2 years now has given me more spiritual fitness than any other program-related endeavor. It’s like 12-step crossfit. I often feel beat-up, chewed-up, and spit out, but I know I will come out of it stronger, faster, more flexible, and much happier. I do not regret this service for a moment.”
Slide 2
It is said that service keeps one sober. So a lot of service must lead to a lot of sobriety. And it takes a lot to serve on the Board. A lot of time. A lot of patience. A lot of work on mundane matters. But it’s important and necessary and I get more out of it than I put in.

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Requirements to Serve on the Board of Trustees

  • have three years of continuous, self-defined sobriety in S.L.A.A. (Non-S.L.A.A.
    members can be on the Board. See below.*)
  • have a working knowledge of the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions of S.L.A.A.
  • are willing to commit to a three-year term.
  • travel to the Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M) (7 days) each
    summer during their term to participate in Board meetings 3 days before and 1
    day after the ABC/M (expenses paid).
  • are willing to participate in a minimum of six 3-hour Board conference calls plus
    BOT Committee meetings and many email discussions plus liaise with several
    Conference committees.
  • have at least 20-30 hours a month available for BOT service.

Board qualifications

  • have skills and abilities valuable to the organization.
  • have served as non-BOT member of a BOT Committee (BGNC, BPRC, BFOC) for at least 3 months.
  • work well in a group dynamic.
  • have a functional understanding of group conscience.
  • have experience in S.L.A.A. service at the Intergroup and/or Conference level.
  • have served as a delegate at the Conference level for at least one year.

*Non-S.L.A.A. Board qualifications

  • know and love the S.L.A.A. Fellowship for how it has helped family, friends or clients.
  • have skills from such areas as legal, financial and/or business fields.
  • bring an added perspective due to being outside the S.L.A.A. program.

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