When am I eligible to vote at the GSR Committee meeting?
When you submit your information and which meeting you represent, you are automatically eligible to vote at the GSR committee meeting.
Only current GSRs are eligible to vote at committee meetings. Members at Large and Board Members may attend, but they may not vote.
How do I submit a motion?
- To submit motions, email [email protected]
- Include the following:
- Who will present the motion to be discussed?
- Include if it is an original motion or amendment to an existing motion
- Rationale (why)
- What function would be affected?
- When will it take effect?
- How will it be implemented?
- Who will handle these changes?
- Include the following:
I’m an Alternate GSR – do I have the right to vote?
Yes – if the voted GSR for your meeting is not present or unable to attend, you will have the right to vote in their absence.
Can I vote if my group hasn’t had a chance to meet about the topic at hand?
- You are entrusted by your group to vote based on the group’s conscience. If at all possible, present items from the GSRC at your Group’s business meeting.
- If your Group doesn’t meet before the GSRC goes to a vote, vote based on your conscious contact with your higher power.
What type of information do I report to my meeting?
- Motions passed / failed by the GSRC
- Topics of Concern Survey open submissions
- Service opportunities (GSRC subcommittees, GSB subcommittees and the WSCPC)
- Information on events throughout the Fellowship.
I’m struggling with doing service at this level. How do I find support?
- A service sponsor is someone who has been doing service at or above the level of where you are in service. This can be someone who has been doing World Service work for a few years or even a few months longer than you.
- This is someone you can check in with about spiritual principles or challenges you are facing with giving service.
- A helpful service sponsor honors your time and theirs.
- They are good about pointing out suggested step items to discuss with your existing UA step sponsor. (i.e. 10th step work, defects, etc.)
How do I address my Group’s issues?
- Address your issue during the open shares portion of the GSR Committee meeting. This would give you a chance to receive experience from other members whose Groups have faced similar issues.
- When your Group decides on something as being an important issue for the Fellowship as a whole, you can bring it as a motion to present at the GSRC. This would become a recommendation from our committee to the Fellowship as a whole or whichever committee would be impacted by this motion
- Secondly, if a decision is made by a different committee that affects your Group, you can encourage your Group members to attend that committee’s session.
- ANY member of UA can attend Board meetings, although no one but the GSB members and those giving regular reports can speak at the monthly public Board meetings.
Who serves on GSRC Subcommittees?
Any UA member can serve on a GSRC Subcommittee. A member DOES NOT have to be a GSR to serve. Only GSRs can vote, but UA members can offer valuable feedback that guides the Subcommittee.