Fellowship-Wide Services Information
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FELLOWSHIP-WIDE SERVICES (F.W.S.) OFFICE
...provides worldwide meeting information to newcomers, to members moving or traveling to
other locations, as well as to other interested parties via the website, telephone, mail and email.
...maintains a database of worldwide Groups, Intergroups, Lone Groups, group contacts, meeting times and dates via the F.W.S. website. In addition keeps separate databases for Conference members, Committee members and F.W.S. Newsletter subscribers.
...gives free information to potential newcomers as well as to professionals who may be interested in further information about S.L.A.A.
...sells/updates Group/Intergroup Starter Kits and assists new Groups in getting started.
...with the help of volunteers and committees publishes the F.W.S. Newsletter quarterly with a distribution list of approximately 1660 members worldwide. The F.W.S. Newsletter is distributed via email or at cost for hard copies plus postage to anyone that does not have access to email.
...provides a place for Groups and Intergroups to turn to for feedback and information on group -related issues.
...works with Intergroups, Groups and other S.L.A.A. "offices" to provide information to members and those seeking help.
...supports Conference Committees in their work such as helping provide prison outreach to correctional institutions, assists with production of the Journal, and creates new recovery products/tools and new literature.
...generates more than 1600 invoices, publishes and ships about 75,000 pieces of S.L.A.A. literature and recovery tools a year including 16 pamphlets, two of which are booklets, 4 free brochures available on the website, 4 Journal focus booklets, the softbound S.L.A.A. Basic Text in anonymous or regular covers, the softbound 3 volume set of The First Ten Years of the Journal and a bi-monthly magazine, the Journal, with 215 subscribers.
...responds to national and international media and the professional community inquiries via the Board Public Relations Committee and the F.W.S. staff.
...sponsors the Annual Business Conference and Meeting (ABC/M). This involves securing a site, handling logistics, securing housing, food and audio/visual equipment, handling all aspects of pre¬ and onsite registration, administering the Travel Equalization Fund, obtaining local volunteer help, running the auction, processing all monies, and attending to anything that may arise when preparing for the Conference.
...has to be maintained so that all of the above can happen. Employees and volunteer Board members handle all facets of the office operations including: purchasing of supplies, equipment and merchandise, production of merchandise, creating a budget and monitoring it, all accounting and tax functions, and adherence to government guidelines regarding administration of a non-profit organization.
...does all of the above solely to help fulfill the primary purpose as stated in Tradition Five, to carry the S.L.A.A. message to the sex and love addict who still suffers.
...is fully self-supporting according to Tradition Seven. The F.W.S. Office does not accept any contributions from outside sources. It relies entirely on contributions from groups and their members to support its functioning as well as the sales of S.L.A.A. Conference-approved literature .
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