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Minutes for June 14th 2020 meeting

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Minutes for June 14th 2020 meeting

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Standing items:
1. Minutes of last meeting.
- Approved

2. Incorporation Committee Report and Issues
- Progress is being made, nothing significant to report

3. Literature Committee Report and Issues
- Newcomers pamphlet is ready for GSC
- Working on new web content and other literature for fellowship

4. Webmaster Report and issues
- No report

5. Hotline Report (not every meeting).
- Trusted servant not present, no report

Upcoming items (Are there any proposed changes to the agenda?):
6. Newcomers pamphlet
- Question about preferential treatment by pamphlet of online meetings by including cgaa.info/online-meetings/
 - www.cgaa.info is appropriate
 - Why wouldn't a local meeting want to let folks know about the online meetings?
 - Delegate shares that, as a face-to-face group, we encourage newcomers to check out online meetings; some go, others refuse online meetings
 - Could end up being that local meetings decide to create locally governed online meetings
 - Currently, the link to the online meeting page brings people to both the OOMG meetings as well as the off-line meetings that have moved to Zoom due to covid, thus the currently serves all off-line and on-line groups.
- Question about changing 'video gaming' to 'digital gaming' on first page of pamphlet
 - Decided to leave that conversation for a later date
 - If we decide to revise fellowship language, can update Newcomers Pamphlet then.
- Proposal: Accept the Lit Com's recent changes, as brought by the GSC last month, for the Newcomer's Pamphlet. Approve for website and printing by CGAAIS. - 7 ayes, 1 abstain

7. Our relationship with OLG-Anon? https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cgaa/ our-relationship-with-olg-anon-t2079.html
- Whatsapp group was created by some anons and some members are referring people to the Whatsapp
 - We do not currently have good info on what is happening in the whatsapp group.
- Family and friends page currently refers people to OLG-anon, as well as Al-anon, Nar-Anon, CoDA
- Many concerns raised about OLGAnon, including concerns about anonymity violations, lack of following the traditions, etc.
- OLG-anon is not a fellowship but it is misleading in its appearance as being a fellowship (e.g. the name, itself, sounds like a fellowship).
- Proposal: That we remove references to olganon.org from the cgaa.info website, and suggest to all hotline volunteers that they refer people to the WhatsApp group and not refer people to the olganon.org website. - Seconded but not voted on
- Proposal: Remove references to olganon.org from the cgaa.info website. Table the whatspp discussion until next month when Morgan will present some additional information - Passes unanimously

8. Do we want to do any of the following:
* Creating a longer form of the statements of the Traditions. http://forum.cgaa.
info/topic1258.html
- Member had two concerns that long form of traditions clarify - this was the main motive for getting a long form done. One of these issues has already been addressed
 - Tradition 6 and 'no affiliation with other groups implied or actual' - not addressed
 - Tradition 3 and what it requires to be a group - addressed separately
- Preference for getting short form of traditions straightened out first
- Straightening out short form depends on first getting the process in place to straighten out the short forms
- Long forms seems fairly low priority
- Proposal to drop long form from the agenda - Passed unanimously

DID NOT GET TO:

* Re-visiting the current wording of the Traditions (after reports from groups) * Revisiting the current wording of the 12 Steps
9. Change of the fellowship's name
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