Adult Children of Alcoholics
World Service Organization

2013 Annual Business Meeting
ABC Motions Ballot

Guidelines for completing the ABC Motions Ballot –
Prior to completing this ballot, download the motion details at www.adultchildren.org/abc/Ballot_Proposals.pdf and discuss the motions at your meeting, leading to a group conscience decision on each of the motions. One of the members should then complete the ballot and submit it as the collective decision from the group.
OPTIONAL: This year we are also including a space for brief comments about the motions to be shared with the members at the ABC (1000 characters maximum -- about 12 lines of text). The comments should reflect the those from the group conscience discussions at the meeting relative to the motion. In this way, even those meetings unable to send a representative to the ABC still get the opportunity to share their ideas and concerns relative to the motions.

Note: The proposal descriptions in this ballot are abreviated to reduce the size of the ballot. Refer to the Proposals document above for full descriptions of the proposals.

Please note: Only one ballot should be submitted for each ACA Meeting and/or InterGroup. The submission of multiple ballots from a given meeting or Intergroup may invalidate all of those submitted from that meeting/Intergroup.


Please specify the WSO Meeting Number for your meeting or Inter Group:
       Don't know your WSO meeting number? Then click here to go to the ACA meeting list. When you find your meeting, you'll find the WSO meeting number in parenthesis near the end of your meeting's description.
 
Meeting time and location:
   

For each motion, please indicate the results of your group conscience decision:

  • “Yes”: We WANT the 2013 ABC to consider and discuss this proposal.
  • “No”: We do NOT feel the 2013 ABC should take the time to consider or discuss this proposal.
  • “No Opinion”

Motion: Group Conscience Decision
Proposal 2013-1: The sentence "Your will, not mine, be done" be removed from the BRB Meditation.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-2: Reduce the cost of postage/shipping of red books and workbooks internationally.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-3: Develop and publish a daily reader for ACA.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-4: Want a collective opinion / group consciousness regarding how the meeting is ended; with the serenity prayer or freely chosen by the groups?
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-5: Want a collective opinion/group consciousness about touching in the meetings, i.e. allow hugs or holding hands
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-6: The Steps of the ACA program be reviewed/rewritten to ensure they more accurately reflect ACA principles in the Big Red Book and Yellow Work Book.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-7: Develop a pamphlet of the Twelve Traditions of ACA from our Big Red Book.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-8: A pamphlet be created that offers multiple options/ways of using the Workbook, to include it's use in structured Workbook meeting.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-9: WSO grant the rights to the groups in the Netherlands to print certain sections of WSO literature.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-10: WSO grant the rights to the groups in the Netherlands to print WSO pamphlets.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-11: WSO grant the rights to the groups in the Netherlands to print the ACA Big Book and the ACA Step Working guide.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-12: The word "God" be replaced in the literature everywhere with the words "Higher Power" and ensure "Higher Power" is never referred to using the pronouns "he" or "she."
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-13: The WSO have available for sale, 12 Step and 12 Tradition banners.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-14: The ABC improve page-number-based navigation in all eBook formats of the Big Book
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-15: Need a guide on how to help the development and growth of ACA groups.
Yes
No
No opinion
Proposal 2013-16: Would like some guidelines on how ACA can be on Facebook. How can we be on Facebook without violating our traditions?
Yes
No
No opinion

Please enter an e-mail address where we can reach you:
   

Those motions receiving a 2/3 majority Yes votes by the ACA meetings/InterGroups will then be considered at the ABC ("No opinion" votes excluded). The issues discussed and approved at the ABC will then serve as items for WSO action during the following year.

In clicking Submit, your ballot will be submitted to the 2013 ABC Committee and you will receive a copy of your submission by e-mail to the address entered above.