Ballot Proposals, Voting, and the Delegate Role

Dear Fellow ACA,

Each April, the ACA World Service Organization (WSO) holds an Annual Business Conference (ABC).  In anticipation of this event, all registered groups within the fellowship have the opportunity to create proposals of global interest that may then be considered for inclusion on the ABC Agenda. All pertinent information is being mailed to group contacts, as well as being posted on the Ballot Prep Committee page and in the WSO publications. If your group has not yet received this Call for Proposals, you may request it at BPC@adultchildren.org.

Mark your calendars

  • August 2019: Call for Proposals OPENED– groups can submit proposals for potential inclusion on the agenda at the ABC.
  • Register to be a Delegate at www.acaworldconvention.org
  • November 30, 2019: Call for Proposals CLOSES
  • January 2020: Discuss how your group would like to meet to discuss and vote on the proposals (see suggestions below)
  • January 15, 2020: A Ballot containing Proposals is sent to each group for review and voting on whether or not they should be discussed and voted on at the ABC.
  • March 31, 2020: Deadline for voting (Ballots must be submitted to WSO)
If your group does not have a delegate, you are encouraged to explore this role by visiting this link.  Otherwise, the Group Secretary may assist.
The Proposal Process
If a member or members of your group express interest in submitting a proposal for the ABC, you can assist in crafting a proposal. You may begin by reviewing the proposal guidelines.

The Ballot Process
Before the Ballots are sent in January, discuss with your group how best to address them. Ballots are sent to the group contact listed with WSO. If you are not the contact person enquire as to whether or not they have been received.

Discussing and voting on ALL the proposals could take a lot of time. Although we would prefer to encourage all proposals be considered, should your group find discussion and voting too cumbersome they may choose to prioritize the Proposals, addressing their most important, first.

Here are some suggested strategies for managing the group voting process:

  • Set aside time to discuss a few proposals during or after the meeting each week
  • Use business meetings: Set an agenda item “Proposal Voting”
  • Organize an additional meeting: Agree upon a separate time (and possibly place) for interested members to address the proposals.

 

The Agenda Items
The Proposals that merit a place on the ABC agenda will be announced by mid-April. You may want to review those proposals with your group to ensure you are voting your group’s conscience. Keep in mind additional information may be presented at the conference which your group has not discussed. Your role is to vote for the good of ACA as a whole.

Then, during the ABC, discuss and vote on the proposals, either in person or remote voting.

After The ABC
Report to your group the results of the conference voting and your impressions of the experience. This may be a written or oral report, depending on your group’s decision.

Please note:
Teleconference trainings on the Delegate role are offered in the month prior to the ABC. All registered delegates will receive notification of trainings; the schedule will be posted in March on the host website www.acaworldconvention.org.

Questions regarding proposals may be directed to the Ballot Prep Committee at bpc@adultchildren.org

Questions concerning Delegates may be directed to the Delegate Training Subcommittee at dtsc@acawso.org.

There is also a FAQ page on the delegate role at:  https://acawso.org/2018/10/31/delegate-training-faq/.

In service,
Chris W.
DTSC Chair

Loving Parent Guidebook: Call for Shares

The Loving Parent Guidebook Committee needs your help. The Guide, an expanded, experiential book to support BRB Chapter 8, is nearing its first draft and needs fellowship voices to make it more accessible and complete. We believe this book will help newcomers and seasoned members alike.

We’re looking for help spreading the word (flyer attached) and anonymous shares on any reparenting experience that’s meaningful to you (how you made contact with your Inner Child, how you uncovered your inner Loving Parent, reparenting struggles you currently face or have overcome, etc.). You can make a major impact on adult children learning to reparent themselves and practice self-love, no matter where you are in your reparenting journey.

Please click this link https://acawso.org/category/loving-parent-guidebook/ for more information and to submit an anonymous share. You can submit more than once.

The LPG Committee thanks you for your support.

8th ACA Convention in Moscow, Russia

The 8th Moscow ACA Convention will be held on 5th of October in Moscow, Russia.

Topic: “One Day at A Time”

Registration open at 10:00 Moscow time (GMT/UTC +3)
Opening at 11:00
Ending at 20:00
Program:
– Big main meeting
– Speaker shares
– small meetings with different topics

Suggested donation: 500 roubles (~7 EUR)

Address: Moscow, Dekabristov ulitsa, 27, 6th floor
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/2MG8VKJsUicHJZNY8
Near Otradnoe metro station (5 minutes walk) it’s north of the city, pretty far from city center (20 minutes by metro)

The Host Committee of Moscow ACA Convention is looking for speakers!
Possible topics:
0. One day at a time
1. Recovering Couple
2. Loving parent
3. Honesty
4. Promises
5. Other Laundry List
6. Steps 1-5
7. Steps 6-9
8. Steps 10-12
9. For beginners in ACA
10. Inner Child
11. Sex
12. Service

Nearest Moscow airport is Sheremetyevo (SVO).

Citizens of EU need visa. You could apply it here: https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Visa service center https://www.vfsglobal.com/Russia/Denmark/ (Denmark is for example)
Invitation letter for visa (cost 15 EUR) http://russian-visas.net/?no_redirect=true/

Hotels and apartments in near area on booking.com: https://clck.ru/Hxxeo

Contact of Host committee of Moscow Intergroup: bv2019@vdamoscow.ru

ACA Weekend Retreat in Belgium

“Becoming your own loving parent”: The ACA Intergroup in the Netherlands is hosting a Weekend Retreat in Voeren, Belgium. The event will take place September 20-22, 2019.

The retreat takes place at the edge of a small village in Belgium in a small hostel and is full of opportunities for recreation, community and fun and there are beautiful forests for hiking.

Meetings are offered in Dutch and in English. There is also a free room for members to hold spontaneous meetings. Mediation, workshops and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

The Retreat Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the organisation. If you are interested in volunteering please send a mail to: acanl.events@gmail.com

Further information and prices can be found in the flyers: Flyer in English | Flyer in Dutch

Update on room occupancy (Status: August 2nd, 2019):
There are still places in rooms with four beds for women or men, but only a few rooms with two beds. The single rooms are already fully booked.
If you would like to book a place in a four-bed room, you can transfer money to the account indicated in the flyer (see above) and send an email to Monia from the Retreat Committee (email above).
If you would like to book a place in a double room, please contact Monia before making the transfer.

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