Complete Information for the Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M)

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Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M)
Houston, TX August 5-8, 2014 (Tues-Fri)

What is the Annual Business Meeting/Conference (ABC/M)?

Delegates and non-Delegate members of the Fellowship Wide Services Conference (FWS) meet once a year at the Annual Business Meeting to conduct the business of the Fellowship.

There is valuable information about the Annual Business Meeting (ABC/M) in the Conference Service Manual (CSM). It is highly recommended advance reading for anyone who attends the ABC/M. A wealth of information has been compiled over the years to help people understand the terminology and how the Conference is conducted. The front part of the CSM is a good starting point.

Any Intergroup - any collection of 2 or more S.L.A.A. meetings in the same locality may be represented by one or more Delegates at the Conference. If your Intergroup or area does not have a Delegate, bring it up a meeting, volunteer, and attend the ABC/M! Attending the ABC/M can give you an opportunity to get involved in service at the Fellowship-Wide Services level

Besides conducting business, being present at the ABC/M also means meeting other members of S.L.A.A. – an opportunity to make new friends with common interests and have a great time. If you are interested and need more information than is provided here, email Fellowship-Wide Services with 'ABC/M Question' in the Subject Line.

Complete ABC/M Registration and Agenda Information      

All forms include complete instructions.


ABC/M 2013 Flyer and General Information

 ABC/M 2014 Flyer (PDF)                                    Adobe PDF File  Adobe PDF FileABC/M 2014 General Information (PDF)

 

Delegate Recommended Reading

 Delegates read the following literature to get oriented with how the Conference works.

The Conference Service Manual (CSM) contains most of what you need to know about the Conference and being a Delegate at the Annual Business Meeting.

 

Registration for ABC/M 2014 - Registration Opens February 6, 2014

world with mouse pointerRegister and Pay for the ABC/M Securely Online        
This is the preferred method of registration for everyone, as it is easiest to process.
             Delegate Sign-up is included for Delegates

world with mouse pointerOr Register and Pay by Postal Mail
Completed registration forms must be MAILED WITH PAYMENT,
please do not email or fax registrations

 Checks made to:  Augustine Fellowship
 Mail to:  F.W.S.  1550 NE Loop 410 Suite 118  San Antonio, TX 78209  USA

DELEGATE PRINT FORMS   (PDF)

Adobe PDF File  ABC/M 2014 Delegate Sign-Up Form
   and  ABC/M 2014 Registration Form
Delegate Signup MUST be sent in before or with Registration
              Delegate Signups due by Monday April 7, 2014
              Registration Deadline is Saturday June 21, 2014

Adobe PDF File  Travel Equalization Fund Form
   (Only for Delegates traveling 500+ miles to the ABC/M -
           for partial travel reimbursement)        
               Due by Friday
August 29, 2014

NON-DELEGATE PRINT FORM  (PDF)

Adobe PDF File  ABC/M 2014 Registration Form
   Registration Deadline is Saturday June 21, 2014

 

2014 ABC/M Agenda

· Agenda 3rd Version (download pdf)
 
· Agenda Review Process  (download pdf) 
· Agenda Review Subcommittee (ARS) Statement (download pdf) 
· Agenda Item Submission Form (download pdf) (download doc)
  (To place an item on the agenda)
 Due by June 6, 2014 Fri
for 3rd Agenda
  
· By-Laws Change Submission Form (download pdf)
Due by June 6, 2014 Fri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing of all 2014 Deadlines

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

APPROXIMATE TIME FRAME
(prior to ABC/M)

Announcement of ABC/M to Fellowship
Delegate Sign-up and Registration Forms Distributed
BOT Nomination Forms Distributed
1st ABM Agenda Distributed to Fellowship World-Wide

Sent

180 days (6 months)
February 6, 2014 Thurs

Delegate Sign-up Forms

Due

120 days (4 months)
April 7, 2014 Mon

Motion/IFD Submissions for 2nd ABM Agenda

Due

105 days (3½  months)
April 22, 2014 Tue

2nd ABM Agenda Distributed to Conference Members for Committee Feedback

Sent

95 days (3 months, 1 week)
May 2, 2014 Fri

Early ABC/M Registrations

Due

75 days (2½ months)
May 22, 2014 Thurs

Conference Committee Comments ABM Agenda
Motion/IFD Submissions for 3rd ABM Agenda
Board of Trustees Nominations

Due

60 days (2 months)
prior to ABC/M 60 days
June 6, 2014 Fri

ABC/M Registrations Due
3rd ABM Agenda Distributed to Fellowship Worldwide

 

Due

Sent

45 days (1½ months)
prior to ABC/M
June 21, 2014 Sat

 

The following ABC/M Business Minutes Summaries are available for download:

Past minutes in their entirety may be requested for 1999 to present by submitting a request to
http://www.slaafws.org/contact/General+Questions.

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

APPROXIMATE

TIME FRAME
(prior to ABC/M)

Announcement of ABC/M to Fellowship

Delegate Sign-up and Registration Forms Distributed

BOT Nomination Forms Distributed

1st ABM Agenda Distributed to Fellowship World-Wide

Sent

180 days (6 months)

February 6, 2014 Thurs

Delegate Sign-up Forms

Due

120 days (4 months)
April 7, 2014 Mon

Motion/IFD Submissions for 2nd ABM Agenda

Due

105 days (3½  months)
April 22, 2014 Tue

2nd ABM Agenda Distributed to Conference Members



 for Committee Feedback

Sent

95 days (3 months, 1 week)

May 2, 2014 Fri

Early ABC/M Registrations

Due

75 days (2½ months)

May 22, 2014 Thurs

Conference Committee Comments ABM Agenda
Motion/IFD Submissions for 3rd ABM Agenda

Board of Trustees Nominations

Due

60 days (2 months)

prior to ABC/M 60 days

June 6, 2014 Fri

ABC/M Registrations Due

3rd ABM Agenda Distributed to Fellowship Worldwide

 

Due

Sent

45 days (1½ months)

prior to ABC/M

June 21, 2014 Sat