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Unofficial Ontario '17 Trustee Agenda

The Ontario Agenda is being compiled via categories. This rolling agenda shows the items as they are added; however, the final version will show similar items grouped together. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, may elect to pick specific items of the agenda to be heard out of the order in which they will be arranged, irrespective of when they were submitted. The final agenda and all other necessary documents will be available under the Download Center link.

Please consult your Confidential Trustee Listing to contact any of the Trustees that have listed items in this or any other section. Let them know your thoughts about these items as they will be able to revise their items without limit and resubmit them up until 60 days prior to the next conference when the agenda will be finalized.


Category Entries Last Entry
Rules and Procedures - -
Tabled From Cherry Hill 1 7/16
Conference Bids 2 7/16
Items That Passed The Merit Vote 1 7/16
Items Up For A Merit Vote - -
Items Up For 2nd Vote 14 7/16
New Business 6 7/7
Total Items on the Ontario Agenda 24 7/16

Rules and Procedures

Tabled Items from Cherry Hill


Tabled In Cherry Hill
1. - Combo Book, Page 17, #7,
Bold Face and Capitalize PRESSURE RELIEF GROUP MEETING (TWICE)

Current: We encourage every Gamblers Anonymous member to have a Pressure Relief Group Meeting as it offers guidance toward a normal way of thinking and living. The Pressure Relief Group Meeting may help alleviate legal, financial, employment and personal pressures. Adherence to it will aid in your recovery.

Proposed New: We encourage every Gamblers Anonymous member to have a PRESSURE RELIEF GROUP MEETING as it offers guidance toward a normal way of thinking and living. The PRESSURE RELIEF GROUP MEETING may help alleviate legal, financial, employment and personal pressures. Adherence to it will aid in your recovery.

Tabled in Cherry Hill

Ronny W. - 17

Conference Bids


Conference Bids
2. - The Spring 2019 Conference is open for bids
No bids were submitted for this conference in Cherry Hill

Conference Bids
3. - The Fall 2019 Conference is open for bids

Items That Passed the Literature Merit Vote


Items Up For 1st Vote
1. - Approve a 12 Step workbook entitled: Working the 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous

See attachment #- (Not yet assigned)

Roger L. for Chris N. - Area 2

New Literature up for Merit Vote

Items Up For 2nd Vote


Items Up For 2nd Vote
1. - Combo book, p.11, What is the dream world of a compulsive gambler? part. 1
Agenda item #3 in Cherry Hill

Current: This is another common characteristic of compulsive gamblers. A lot of time is spent creating images of the great and wonderful things they are going to do as soon as they make the big win. The often see themselves as quite philanthropic and charming people. They may dream of providing families and friends with new cars, mink coats and other luxuries. Compulsive gamblers picture themselves leading a pleasant, gracious life, made possible from the huge sums of money they will accrue from their "system". Servants, penthouses, nice clothes, charming friends, yachts and world tours are a few of the wonderful things that are just around the corner when a big win is finally made.

Proposed: This is another common characteristic of compulsive gamblers. A lot of time is spent dreaming of the great and wonderful things they are going to do as soon as they make the big win. They often see themselves as quite philanthropic and charming people who will provide family and friends with expensive cars, and other luxuries. Compulsive gamblers picture themselves leading extravagant lifestyles made possible by the huge sums of money they will accrue from their gambling. Large homes, designer clothes, and expensive vacations are a few of the wonderful things that are just around the corner after a big win is finally made.

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Joel K. - Area 6

Items Up For 2nd Vote
2. - By-Laws, Section 11, Article III
Replace

Current version: When the Board of Regents Chair (or authorized representative from the Board of Regents) is required to attend a Trustee meeting, the International Service Office shall pay the travel, meals, lodging and conference expenses. The amount of expense will require approval from the Board of Regents.

Proposed version: When the Board of Regents Chair (or authorized representative from the Board of Regents) is required to attend a Trustee meeting, the International Service Office shall pay the travel, meals, lodging and conference expenses. Attendee shall supply the International Executive Secretary with a detailed accounting of reimbursable travel expenses within forty-five days of said expenses. Such expense reports will be part of the next Board of Regents meeting and accordingly, part of the minutes of those meetings. The amount of expense will require approval from the Board of Regents

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Andy R. - Area 13B

Items Up For 2nd Vote
3. - By-Laws, Article VIII - Duties of Officers and International Executive Secretary, Section 6

ADD: "or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents, in the first sentence, after "The International Executive Secretary".

Current: (F) The International Executive Secretary shall be charged with the general management of the affairs of the International Service Office (I.S.O.) subject to the control of the Board of Regents. He/She shall be the custodian of the records and funds of the corporation, and shall pay funds out only on the check of the corporation signed in the manner authorized by the Board of Regents, and shall have such responsibilities and duties as shall be prescribed by the Board of Regents or these By-Laws. The responsibilities and duties prescribed by the Board of Regents but not by the By-Laws shall be subject to the ratification of each succeeding Board of Regents at its first meeting.

Proposed: (F) The International Executive Secretary or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, shall be charged with the general management of the affairs of the International Service Office (I.S.O.) subject to the control of the Board of Regents. He/She shall be the custodian of the records and funds of the corporation, and shall pay funds out only on the check of the corporation signed in the manner authorized by the Board of Regents, and shall have such responsibilities and duties as shall be prescribed by the Board of Regents or these By-Laws. The responsibilities and duties prescribed by the Board of Regents but not by the By-Laws shall be subject to the ratification of each succeeding Board of Regents at its first meeting.

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Peter A for John C. - Area 13

Items Up For 2nd Vote
4. - Guidance Code, Article XV - International Service Office (I.S.O.) Section 2
Add: or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents after the International Executive Secretary in the first sentence.

Current version: The operation of the International Service Office (I.S.O.) shall be the responsibility of the International Executive Secretary, who will be under the guidance of the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees. However, all business affairs of this office shall be under direct supervision of the Board of Regents.

Proposed version: The operation of the International Service Office (I.S.O.) shall be the responsibility of the International Executive Secretary, or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, who will be under the guidance of the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees. However, all business affairs of this office shall be under direct supervision of the Board of Regents.

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Peter A for John C. - Area 13

Items Up For 2nd Vote
5. - Guidance Code Article XVI - International Executive Secretary of I.S.O. Section 4
Add: ", or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents," after "The International Executive Secretary" in the first sentence.

Current version: The International Executive Secretary will be solely responsible for collecting, banking and accounting of all funds of the International Service Office (I.S.O.).

Proposed version: The International Executive Secretary, or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, will be solely responsible for collecting, banking and accounting of all funds of the International Service Office (I.S.O.).

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Peter A for John C. - Area 13

Items Up For 2nd Vote
6. - Guidance Code, Article XVI - International Executive Secretary of I.S.O. Section 8 Add: or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents after The International Executive Secretary in the first sentence and ADD: or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents after The International Executive Secretary in the second sentence. Current Version: The International Executive Secretary shall be responsible to mail receipts for donations made to the International Service Office (I.S.O.), unless group or member making the donation requests that no receipt be sent. The International Executive Secretary shall mail Gamblers Anonymous literature and/or Gamblers Anonymous pins within 5 business days after donation or requisition is received in the International Service Office (I.S.O.). Proposed Version: The International Executive Secretary, or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, shall be responsible to provide receipts for donations made to the International Service Office (I.S.O.), unless group or member making the donation requests that no receipt be sent. The International Executive Secretary, or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, shall mail Gamblers Anonymous literature and/or Gamblers Anonymous pins within 5 business days after donation or requisition is received in the International Service Office (I.S.O.)

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Peter A for John C. - Area 13

Items Up For 2nd Vote
7. - Guidance Code Article XVI - International Executive Secretary of I.S.O. Section 3
ADD: or other designated individual, as determined by the Board of Regents after The International Executive Secretary in the first sentence.

Current version: The International Executive Secretary shall be solely responsible for the efficient operation of the International Service Office (I.S.O.). He or she will be under the guidance and the direct supervision of the Board of Regents.

Proposed version: The International Executive Secretary, or other designated individual, in coordination with the International Executive Secretary, as determined by the Board of Regents, shall be solely responsible for the efficient operation of the International Service Office (I.S.O.). He or she will be under the guidance and the direct supervision of the Board of Regents.

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Peter A for John C. - Area 13

Items Up For 2nd Vote
7. - Guidance Code, Article XVIII, Section 6
Rewrite section

Current: When a new Trustee 2-year term starts and there is a Trustee vacancy in any area that has been there since the beginning of the previous 2 year Trustee term it shall be removed from the current Confidential Trustee Listing. The area(s) involved will need to resubmit to the Board of Trustees for those Trustee vacancies when they can be filled.

Proposed: When a new Trustee 2-year term starts and there is a Trustee vacancy in any Area that has been there since the beginning of the previous 2- year Trustee term, all such vacancy allocations will be removed. If an area wishes to reinstate previously removed Trustee allocations or to add to existing Trustee allocations, the area must request those changes to the Board of Trustees. If approved, the changes take place immediately.

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

David M. - Area 12

Items Up For 2nd Vote
8. - Approve yellow wristband de-embossed with the words...Page 17... for sale by the ISO, and all its affiliates.
Samples will be shown at BOT meeting

See attachment # (Not assigned yet)

Richie S. - Area 6

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

David M. - Area 12

Items Up For 2nd Vote
9. - Gamblers Anonymous Pressure Relief Group Meeting Pamphlet and Financial Forms, cover page
Remove the words: and Financial Forms

Current version: Gamblers Anonymous Pressure Relief Group Meeting Pamphlet and Financial Forms

Proposed version: Gamblers Anonymous Pressure Relief Group Meeting Pamphlet

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Fred D. for Irwin S. - Area 12

Items Up For 2nd Vote
10. - Pressure Relief Pamphlet, Page 6, after Holiday Gifts Add a new Section to appear as follows (similar in format to what follows Auto Repair)
Life Events
Wedding
Religious Events
Celebrations
Education

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Steve T. - Area 14

Items Up For 2nd Vote
11. - Pressure Relief Pamphlet, Page 5, after Parking.
Change to Taxis/Ride Share

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Steve T. - Area 14

Items Up For 2nd Vote
12. - Pressure Relief Pamphlet, Page 6, after Pet Care - Medical/Boarding.
Change to Postage/Shipping

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Steve T. - Area 14

Items Up For 2nd Vote
13. - Pressure Relief Pamphlet, Page 6, after Cigarettes
Change next 2 lines and expand to 3 different lines

Current: One line for Computer Supplies Next line for Computer Service

Proposed: Computer Hardware
Computer Software/Apps
Computer Supplies/Repairs

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Steve T. - Area 14

Items Up For 2nd Vote
14. - Pressure Relief Pamphlet, Page 7, List of Creditors
Add a column at far right of the page titled Interest Rate

Passed 1st vote in Cherry Hill

Steve T. - Area 14

New Business


Guidance Code
1. - Guidance Code Page 5, Article VII, Section 1

Add: "and Group Handbook" immediately after Guidance Code.

Current version: Whenever two or more persons with a desire to stop gambling meet together on a regular, weekly scheduled basis to discuss their gambling problem, they will be known as a group, and only if they commit themselves to follow the Gamblers Anonymous Guidance Code and limit their use, display and distribution to only approved and appropriate Gamblers Anonymous literature. They are also to notify the International Service Office (I.S.O.) of their existence.

Proposed version: Whenever two or more persons with a desire to stop gambling meet together on a regular, weekly scheduled basis to discuss their gambling problem, they will be known as a group, and only if they commit themselves to follow the Gamblers Anonymous Guidance Code and Group Handbook and limit their use, display and distribution to only approved and appropriate Gamblers Anonymous literature. They are also to notify the International Service Office (I.S.O.) of their existence.

Jack R. - Area 1A Submitted - 5/3/17 Updated -

Guidance Code
2. - Guidance Code Page 5, Article VIII, Section 22

Add at the end of current version: Motions to amend or any other procedural motions that are applied to any agenda item in motion form, do not fall under this provision.

Current Version: With the exception of items coming from a Board of Trustees committee, upon the defeat of a motion, any similar motion may not be brought up for a vote for a period of two (2) years.

Proposed Version: With the exception of items coming from a Board of Trustees committee, upon the defeat of a motion, any similar motion may not be brought up for a vote for a period of two (2) years. Motions to amend or any other procedural motions that are applied to any agenda item in motion form, do not fall under this provision.

David M. - Area 12 Submitted - 5/18/17 Updated -

BOT Procedures
3. - Area 2G requests that we eliminate one of our Trustee Positions
Suzanne S. - Area 2G Submitted - 6/13/17 Updated -

Other Literature
4. - Pressure relief group manual (CD) create a link to the CD.

So we can have a monthly report of the expense and revenue to the budget form so we can have a follow-up of the progress

Claude C. for Donald B. - Area 5B Submitted - 6/19/17 Updated -

Combo Book
5. - Combo book, Page 14, paragraph 1, sentence #3

Change office sport pool to office betting pool.

Current version: This includes Internet gambling, bingo, the stock market, commodities, options, buying or playing lottery tickets, raffle tickets, flipping a coin, fantasy sports or entering the office sport pool.

Proposed version: This includes Internet gambling, bingo, the stock market, commodities, options, buying or playing lottery tickets, raffle tickets, flipping a coin, fantasy sports, or entering the office betting pool.

Debbie M. - Area 8 Submitted - 6/20/17 Updated -

Combo Book
6. - Combo Book, Page 12, paragraph #2, sentence #2

Change their to our in the whole sentence.

Current Version: Most Gamblers Anonymous members look upon this as their greatest challenge which should be worked on immediately and continued throughout their lives.

Proposed Version: Most Gamblers Anonymous members look upon this as our greatest challenge which should be worked on immediately and continued throughout our lives.

Debbie M. for Al A. - Area 8 Submitted - 7/7/17 Updated - 7/19/17