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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A.)

Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.S.)

What is Service?

Service in the Fellowship of S.L.A.A. means giving of your time and talents to help with projects in your areas of interest.

At all levels of service in S.L.A.A., we work together to achieve our primary purpose to help the sex and love addict who still suffers. Concept One states that “Ultimate responsibility and authority for S.L.A.A. world services always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.” The image of an inverted triangle illustrates the service structure of S.L.A.A. that begins with S.L.A.A. Groups. Service entities of Fellowship-Wide Services and the Board of Trustees are responsible to the Conference, Intergroups, Groups, and members as well as the public asking for information

THE S.L.A.A. SERVICE PYRAMID

service pyramid

The Pyramid Explained

S.L.A.A. Groups

S.L.A.A. Groups host regular in-person, online, and telephone meetings where those who identify with sex and love gather to share their experience, strength and hope.  Members can do service in meetings by greeting newcomers, preparing refreshments, setting up chairs, or participating in business meetings.  Group service positions may include set-up, secretary, , coordinator, and/or Intergroup Representative and are usually the way members first experience service.

The circle below shows a suggested Group service structure.

Intergroups

An Intergroup is a service body made up of elected representatives from the meetings in their area.  Intergroup service positions may include chair, treasurer, record keeper, meeting list and/or newsletter editor, chair, convention/event chair, literature person, prison outreach chair and phone/mail/website coordinator. Intergroups do a variety of activities for the Groups represented including creating meeting lists and newsletters, running conventions and workshops, holding special meetings and fundraising .

Annual Business Conference (ABC)

The Annual Business Conference (ABC) is the once a year event at which S.L.A.A. members and other members of our service structure convene to conduct the Annual Business Meeting (ABM).

ABC/M Delegate

An ABC/M Delegate is elected by their Intergroup to attend the Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M).  The Delegate is a member that represents an Intergroup at the ABC/M. Delegates use their own experience, strength and hope and understanding of the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, , and the Twelve Recommended Guidelines for Dealing with the . As elected trusted servants, they contribute by discussing and communicating Intergroup issues and input in relation to Motions, IFDs, and Fellowship business that are addressed during the ABC/M.

Conference Committees

Conference Committees exist to support the work of the ABC/M.  These Committees usually meet monthly online or by phone to work on projects representing more than a dozen areas of service.  Areas include literature, sponsorship, healthy relationships, , theJournal, and more.

B.O.T. – Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is an elected or appointed group of up to 9 members who act as the guardians of the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of S.L.A.A., and manage the affairs and activities of the Corporation including oversight of the F.W.S. Office. The Board also acts as spokesperson for the Fellowship in matters affecting S.L.A.A. as a whole, supervises Fellowship publications, guides public information and attraction efforts of the Fellowship, and provides guidance to Groups.

Board Committees

Board Committees exist to support the Board of Trustees, Conference Committees and the ABC/M.  These Committees usually meet monthly online or by phone to develop framework for the completion of projects in several areas of service including outreach, development, public information, publishing and distribution, copyright, , and more.

F.W.S. – Fellowship Wide Services

Fellowship-Wide Services is the world service office of S.L.A.A.  F.W.S. is overseen by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for performing duties and legal requirements and to help S.L.A.A. as a whole achieve its primary purpose — to carry the message to the sex and love addict who still suffers. F.W.S. is responsible for assisting the Annual Business Conference and oversees the Conference Committees along with the B.O.T.

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