We have received requests for information from GSRs as to the percentage of active GSRs and GSR Alternates on record who attended the World Service Conference 2021 (WSC 2021). Here is our response: There are currently a total of 65 active GSRs (i.e. who have attended GSR Committee meetings and/or GSB meetings in the last 6 months) and 10 GSR Alternates (who are all active). Of those, 74% of the active GSRs attended the WSC 2021, and 90% of the GSR Alternates attended.
Afterwards, on Nov. 18, we emailed the below letter “Invitation to Action” to the GSB per the following motion passed at the World Service Conference 2021. Motion to Elect UA Trustees and Seek Mediation
Thank you for your service and participation,
George G, GSR Committee Chair
Fred A, GSR Committee Co-Chair
Debora G, GSR Committee Secretary
Invitation to Action
Thursday, November 18, 2021
The UA Prosperous Global Vision
Dear UA GSB,
The purpose of this letter is twofold: to share our experience of WSC 2021; and to honor the Conference as the substantial voice of the UA fellowship.
The spirit of joy, unity and cooperation from those who attended the Conference was palpable. We experienced a loving Higher Power expressed in our deliberations on the 15 substantive motions presented. We worked collaboratively, listening to and hearing all voices. We saw Tradition Two1 at work as we negotiated our differences on the motions on the Agenda, which were all passed with substantial unanimity.
As a direct result of the outreach throughout this entire year by the WSC Planning Committee, GSR Committee, and the GSB Committees, we are thrilled to have had participation from UA members from the following countries: Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the UK. In addition, two international members were nominated and elected to become GSB Trustees. There was also a strong focus on diversity and recovery this year with workshops representing the experiences of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Women, and Differently-Abled members. Deep joy, exuberance, and connection was expressed through the 131 members at the Saturday night talent show, 53 members at the dance party and 3 newcomers to the Fellowship who showed up for workshops or fellowship events, and 19 UA members from around the world contributing to the Art Show. There were 95 full conference attendees, including 36 members-at -large, 48 GSRs, 9 GSR Alternates, and 1 GSB Committee Chair, in addition to 70 volunteers (tech, hosts, speakers, etc). We were guided by the help of a parliamentarian and recording secretary.
As fellow underearners recovering in the spirit of Tradition One, we would be grateful if the GSB Trustees would join us in mediation to restore our fellowship to wholeness, guided by a loving Higher Power as expressed in the group conscience. Please read the attached motion, and RSVP to our invitation to mediate via email by December 5, 2021.
Signed in gratitude for the UA Fellowship,
UA World Service Conference 2021 Voting Body
UA WSC-Approved Committees (GSRC, PTC, LitC, WSCPC)
Trustees Elected at the WSC 2021
1 Tradition Two: “For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God
as is expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern.”