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WAI Continuing Effect Motions - December 2006


Continuing Effect Motion Manual FA/WAI

Note: All motions are adopted by the group conscious of Western Area Intergroup of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA/WAI). Not included in this list are Bylaws, Policy and Procedures or motions temporary by their nature.

INDEX - in alphabetical order by topic

Note: The index is arranged alphabetically. The motions are arranged chronologically, in the order of the date they were passed.

FA/WAI Business

  • 2005 December: Financial Assistance to FA Business Conference: Requirements for applications to Conference Resource Committee (revised - this revises 2003-December motion)
  • 2003 December: Financial Assistance to FA Business Conference: Requirements for applications to Conference Resource Committee (original - this is revised by 2005- December motion)
  • 2006 December: Nominations and Elections of Officers: staggered elections, months & years (revised - this replaces the 2002-November motion regarding Nominations and Elections of Officers)
  • 2002 November: Nominations and Elections of Officers: months & years (original - this is replaced by 2006-December motion regarding Nominations and Elections of Officers: staggered elections)

CONTINUING EFFECT MOTIONS - in chronological order

2002 November - Nominations and Elections of Officers: months & years - It was adopted:

(NOTE: This was REPLACED in 2006-December by motion regarding Nominations and Elections of Officers: Staggered elections )

FA/WAI elections of Officers shall be at the FA/WAI February meeting in odd-numbered years. The nominations of Officers shall be at the FA/WAI January meeting in odd-numbered years and additional nominations may be made at the February meeting. The elected officers shall take office on March 1 in odd-numbered years.

2003 December - Financial Assistance to FA Business Conference: Requirements for applications to Conference Resource Committee  - It was adopted:  
(NOTE: This was REVISED in 2005-December motion) The Conference Resource Committee shall be authorized to make decisions in conjunction with the FA/WAI Treasurer, regarding providing moderate financial assistance from IG funds to assist FA members from this IG in attending the yearly FA Business Conference. Written applications would be received from such members. Applications shall be evaluated on a first come-first serve, case-by-case basis each year, with guidance from the FA/WAI executive board (the officers) regarding the amount of financial assistance for each applicant, and the total funds available. Decisions to offer financial assistance would be based on:

a) the member is interested in participating at the Conference and can pay some of their own way;
b) the member has a clear financial need for assistance in order to attend; and,
c) the member would be a voting attendee at the Conference (either as a meeting delegate or as an IG officer or committee chair, and has at least two years of abstinence in FA).

The requirements to be Chair of this Committee are to have four years continuous abstinence in FA and have completed an FA-AWOL. The requirements to be a Member of this Committee are to have two years continuous abstinence in FA, and have completed an FA-AWOL. Both Chair and Members of this Committee must have attended one Conference previously, be active with Intergroup and not need financial assistance themselves to go to the Conference.

2005 December Financial Assistance to FA Business Conference: Requirements for applications to Conference Resource Committee - It was adopted:

(NOTE: This REVISES the 2003-December motion)

That the December 2003 CEM regarding the Conference Resource Committee be amended as follows regarding requirements for financial assistance:

Change item c) which currently reads:

c) "the member would be a voting attendee at the Conference (either as a meeting delegate or as an IG officer or committee chair, and has at least two years of abstinence in FA)."

To read:

c) "the member either would be a meeting delegate (including both voting and non-voting delegates) or else would be a voting attendee at the Conference (as defined by the FA World Service requirement s)."

The revised Continuing Effect motion is as follows: 

The Conference Resource Committee shall be authorized to make decisions in conjunction with the FA/WAI Treasurer, regarding providing moderate financial assistance from IG funds to assist FA members from this IG in attending the yearly FA Business Conference. Written applications would be received from such members. Applications shall be evaluated on a first come-first serve, case-by-case basis each year, with guidance from the FA/WAl executive board (the officers) regarding the amount of financial assistance for each applicant, and the total funds available. Decisions to offer financial assistance would be based on:

a) the member is interested in participating at the Conference and can pay some of their own way;
b) the member has a clear financial need for assistance in order to attend; and,
c) the member either would be a meeting delegate (including both voting and non-voting delegates) or else would be a voting attendee at the Conference (as defined by the FA World Service requirements)."

The requirements to be Chair of this Committee are to have four years continuous abstinence in FA and have completed an FA-AWOL. The requirements to be a Member of this Committee are to have two years continuous abstinence in FA, and have completed an FA-AWOL. Both Chair and Members of this Committee must have attended one Conference previously, be active with Intergroup and not need financial assistance themselves to go to the Conference.

2006 December - Nominations and Elections of Officers: Staggered elections, months & years - It was adopted:
(NOTE: this REPLACES the 2002-November motion regarding Nominations and Elections of Officers: months and years )

FA/WAl elections of Officers shall be at the FA/WAl February meeting, with nominations at the January meeting. Chair and Vice Chair will be nominated and elected in odd years; Secretary and Treasurer will be nominated and elected in even years. The elected officers shall take office on March 1 in the year they are elected. As a transition from the current practice, Secretary and Treasurer will each be elected in 2007 for a one year term.

Document Date December 2006