The Non-Profit Organization of C.G.A.A. International Services
The initial formation of Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous International Services Inc. will include a Board of Trustees, which will include the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. This board and its positions will legally correspond to a corporate Board of Directors and its President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, although we will not use the terms Director or President among ourselves. The number of trustees will be at least five, in compliance with the law, and will have a maximum of eleven.
The responsibilities of the Board will consist of:
- Legal responsibilities, such as legal filings, finances and record keeping. Some or all trustees may be required to sign legal documents and provide full contact information.
- Website maintenance.
- Publishing and distribution of literature.
- Financial, legal and website support for any committees of C.G.A.A members who perform tasks like answering inquiries. (Each committee handles all of the day-to-day responsibilities of their areas.)
- Quarterly meetings and reviews via phone or internet.
- Involvement in the General Service Conference and attendance of its annual meeting.
The initial formation of C.G.A.A.I.S may or may not include work positions such as manager, editor, accountant, webmaster or office worker. After initial formation, these positions may at some point be filled by volunteers or paid workers, as the General Service Conference directs the Trustees and as the treasury permits. Until then, any such workers will be volunteers. They are referred to as "the staff of C.G.A.A.I.S." in our bylaws and the Conference Charter.
The initial formation of C.G.A.A.I.S will also include the General Service Conference, which is composed of the Board of Trustees, the Delegates elected by C.G.A.A. groups, and volunteer staff of C.G.A.A.I.S. We have no set minimums or maximums for the number of delegates. They are elected by the C.G.A.A. groups.
The responsibilities of the Delegates will consist of:
- Attending the annual General Service Conference, which may be held via phone, internet, face-to-face meeting, or some combination thereof.
- Communicating Conference process and outcomes to their C.G.A.A. groups.
- Seeking the guidance of their C.G.A.A. groups in important matters when feasible.
- Weighing in on any and all decisions affecting the bylaws, Conference Charter or overall service organization of C.G.A.A.I.S. Such decisions will be usually made at the annual Conference meeting, but the Board of Trustees may poll the delegates by mail or e-mail to decide urgent matters that arise between conference meetings.
The responsibilities of the body of the General Service Conference (which includes both Trustees and Delegates) will consist of:
- Organizing the annual conference meeting.
- Providing overall guidance and direction to the Board of Trustees and C.G.A.A.I.S., regarding publishing, the website, bylaws, and wording of the steps, traditions and concepts.
- Planning, drafting, revising and approving literature and website content.
- Deciding any changes to the Conference Charter.