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GSC Report/Minutes for Oct. 9, 2016

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GSC Report/Minutes for Oct. 9, 2016

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GSC Meeting, October 9, 2016

CGAA Members: Jay De Leeuw, Johanna, Kim, Mamma Tam
Delegates from Groups: Chris, Hirsh, Jeff, Scott, Viccert, Xander
Trustees: Hirsh, Jeff, Scott
(Persons present in more than one capacity only have one vote regardless).

Jeff, current Chair of the Trustees, chaired the meeting.
We began with the Serenity Prayer

1. Approval of CGAA GSC Charter
2. Procedure and timeline for electing new Trustees to incorporate CGAAIS, implementing the new charter.
3. Question from the Netherlands Group regarding their flyer.
4. Other items that may come before the meeting.

We began discussing the draft Charter. Two minor changes were made to the draft, one clarifying the purpose and one removing the word "yearly" from the sentence requiring reports to the Delegates and to the fellowship as a whole.

Mortion 1: To insert a parenthetical phrase into the sentence describing the purpose in Section 1, as follows:

The Conference is governed by all areas and groups worldwide that decide to participate in this conference. The Conference has a primary focus on (but is not limited to) English-language publications and meetings but will assist wherever feasible in other languages.

Motion 2: To remove the word "yearly" from the last sentence in Section 11.

Both motions passed unanimously.

The next motion was (Motion 3) to approve the Draft Charter as Amended. It was seconded and passed unanimously. The new GSC Charter is found in the next post.

We continued by discussing the procedure and timeline for the election of new Trustees. New Trustees are needed to shepherd the incorporation of CGAAIS (Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous International Services). After discussion the following motion was made:

Motion 4:
a. The groups be advised that the charter is approved and that they should choose new delegates if necessary.
b. That we publish a list of people willing to be trustees.
c. That we form a committee to begin immediate work on incorporation.

The motion was seconded, and after discussion, passed unanimously.

The following people stated their willingness to be Trustees:
Chris, Hirsh, Jeff, Johanna, Scott and Viccert

We then constituted the Incorporation Subcommittee consisting of all members present who are willing to work on it. The subcommittee consists of the following members:
Chris, Hirsh, Jay de Leeuw, Jeff, Johanna, Scott, Viccert

Discussion moved to the question of the Netherlands Group regarding approval of their flyer. It was asked if the flyer had been approved by the NL Group Business Meeting, and the answer was yes. The chair ruled that approval of the flyer was outside the scope of the GSC work, as groups are autonomous.

We then discussed possible additional topics. Scott listed three topics that had come up at a previous meeting, to wit:
1. When/how to elect a new board of trustees,
2. Whether to narrow tradition three to include only people who have played certain types of video games,
3. How to create greater awareness and access to GSC meetings and decision making.

There was a motion to exclude #2 above from the upcoming agenda. The motion was seconded. After discussion it was passed unanimously.

The meeting ended with thanks all around.

Groups are advised to read the new Charter to determine how many Delegates they may send to the GSC, to elect new Delegates when necessary, and to begin the process of nominating persons from their group for the position of Trustee, as the election of Trustees will be happening soon. (The process is outlined in the Charter, in Section 10. The first step is for groups to put forward nominees.)
Last edited by Jeff on Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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