group vs meeting business meeting

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Scott
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group vs meeting business meeting

Post by Scott »

I don't think we ever came up with a clear boundary between what is decided at the monthly OOMG business meeting and what can be decided at a mini-business-meeting for a particular meeting. The general idea was that most decisions are made by the entire group conscience but that specific format decisions that affect only one meeting would be decided by the regular attendees of that meeting at a mini-business meeting.

Examples of specific format decisions for a meeting:
  • Speaker, beginner, step, literature, or general topic meeting
  • Open to observers or closed (for problem gamers only)
  • Having longer or shorter time limits than what OOMG decided
  • Including a permanent reading every week
Examples of decisions that affect the whole group:
  • Anything in the OOMG format
  • Zoom or Mumble issues
  • The time slot of meetings (although a single meeting can be extended)
  • OOMG delegates, meeting leaders, and other service positions
Examples where it's not clear:
  • On one hand, changing the location (Zoom, Mumble, Jitsi, etc) of one of seven daily meetings affects the whole group and would be decided by the whole group. On the other hand, the whole group may decide to let each meeting's attendees decide their own location.
The OOMG business meeting is held monthly on a regular day and time. A mini business meeting is typically held just before or just after the recovery meeting.

Do we want to formally vote this in?
michaels
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Re: group vs meeting business meeting

Post by michaels »

What’s the specific proposal here?
Scott
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Re: group vs meeting business meeting

Post by Scott »

Proposal: That we formally approve in writing the form of group conscience decision making that OOMG has been using since 2014.

Most decisions are made by the entire group conscience but specific format decisions that affect only one meeting can be decided by its regular attendees at a mini-business meeting. The OOMG business meeting is held monthly on a regular day and time. A mini business meeting is typically held just before or just after the recovery meeting.

Specific format decisions that a particular meeting's attendees can make:
  • Type of meeting: speaker, beginner, step, literature, or general topic
  • Open to observers or closed (for problem gamers only)
  • Having longer or shorter time limits than what OOMG decided
  • Including a permanent reading every week
Decisions that affect the whole that are decided at the OOMG business meeting:
  • Anything in the standard OOMG format
  • Platform (Zoom or Mumble) issues
  • The time slot of meetings (although a single meeting can be extended)
  • OOMG delegates, meeting leaders, and other service positions
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