Board & Committees

There are many service opportunities available through the GSA…

Become a Board Member
The minimum commitment of Board members is to participate in a monthly two-hour meeting in Edmonton, AB. Directors who reside outside of Edmonton participate electronically by phone conference. The sobriety requirement for ABA members to join the Board is 1 year of continuous sobriety.

Become a Committee Member
There are various different committees to participate in to help with the operation of the GSA.

The next BOARD/GSA meeting is scheduled for Monday July 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM Mountain/8:00 pm Eastern Time. Every A.B.A. member is welcome and encouraged to attend. Documents for this meeting will be uploaded as received.

Draft Board Minutes June 15, 2020

ABA General Service Association Agenda June 15. 2020

President’s Report

Treasurer Report

Profit and Loss May 2020

Office Managers Report

Public Information Committee

Retreat Committee Report

GSO and Personnel Committee – No Report

KPI’s for the Office Manager-waiting approval from Board 2019

GSR Committee Report

Inventory Committee Report

Meeting Support Committee – No Report

Self Support Committee Report 

Self Support Committee Terms of Reference

Literature Committee

Amazon eBook Sales and Exclusivity

Consultative Committee – No report

Interested in becoming a Board or Committee Member?
Anyone interested in these service opportunities, please contact the GSA office at 780.318.6355 or gsaoffice@aba12steps.org

To Attend the Meeting

Primary Meeting Information

ZOOM

Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8532617668

Meeting ID: 853 261 7668

Please contact the office for the passcode.

U.S.: (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656

Canada: (647) 558-0588

Enter the meeting ID then #.
When prompted for participant ID use the # again.

General Service Office Hours

As we no longer have a physical office, please email the office manager if you require any literature. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up of  any literature orders within Edmonton and area.

Letter from the President
Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next board meeting will be Monday July 20th, 2020, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time/8:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting in person or via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

Inventory Committee

Inventory Committee. Minutes, reports and documents can be accessed here:

 
*note: you may need to create a gmail account to access
Committee Meetings

Meeting Support Committee

This committee needs a Chair.

Please contact Amy amygillard50@gmail.com for further information.

Public Information Committee

Please contact Alison alison.ensworth@gmail.com for further information

GSO and Personnel Committee

Please contact the Chair, Kheri, k.taylor-milos@shaw.ca for further information.

Literature and Outreach Committee

Please contact the Chair, Lou, at yogi-lou@bigpond.net.au for date and time of meetings.

Retreat and Conference Committee

Please contact the Chair dawnjaitken@gmail.com for meeting date and time.

GSR Committee

The GSR Committee needs a Chair.  The GSR meets the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time on Zoom 615–788–8412. Pswd:361958

Website Committee

Please contact the Chair, Tammie, tammie.neumiller@breathewebsolutions.com for further information.

To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors