Central Office Board Member Elections – November 8, 2016

November Elections – Board Members

According to the By-Laws of Salt Lake Central Office, Inc. our current Chairperson will conduct elections for the following Board Officers: Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, 2 Trustees at Large and 1 Alternate Trustee at Large. This will take place at the November CO Rep meeting (November 8, 2016).

Term of Office

The term of office shall be two years from the time of election. No more than two members from any member group shall serve together on the Board of Trustees at any time. After four years of consecutive service in any position on the Board of Trustees, at least a one year sabbatical is required. No person shall serve in any Board of Trustees at Large or Alternate Trustee office for more than two years, but may be a candidate for another office on the Board of Trustees. No person shall serve as a member or officer of the Board of Trustees for more than a total of six years in any one ten year period. The term for the position of Immediate Past Chair shall not count toward the maximum years of service requirements.

General Qualifications

Each person standing for a position shall inform the CO Committee that they are sober members of A.A., actively engaged in an A.A. recovery program, and have a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety. The nominee shall also declare the identity of their Home Group in Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

Board of Trustee Duties – General

  • To oversee the operation of Central Office and be responsible for its functions in accordance with the A.A. Guidelines – Central or Intergroup Offices published by the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the A.A. Twelve Traditions.
  • To coordinate group interest in Central Office and service organizations.
  • Consider ways and means of aiding the A.A. program in accordance with its traditions and principles.
  • To select and hire, at its discretion, a Central Office Manager, other employees or volunteers, subject to the approval of the CO Committee and in accordance with the standards of the Eighth Tradition of A.A.
  • Guide the Central Office Manager, employees and volunteers in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees and the conscience of the CO Committee.
  • Implement the decisions of the CO Committee.
  • Assure the CO Committee of Central Office’s compliance in all functions and activities with the Articles of Incorporation and duly adopted amendments.
  • Establish, with participation and approval of the CO Committee, procedures or capital improvements, disbursement of funds and expenditures for ongoing expenses on all matters which significantly impact the operation of Central Office.

 

Chairperson Duties

  • Be an elected and voting member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Attend and preside at all regular and special Board of Trustees meetings and all regular and special CO Committee meetings.
  • Prepare the agenda for all Board of Trustees and CO Committee meetings.
  • Appoint, with the concurrence of the CO Committee, the Chairpersons and members of all ad hoc committees authorized by the Board of Trustees or CO Committee. The Chair may delegate to the chairperson of each ad hoc committee the authority to appoint its members.
  • Represent Central Office at meetings of member groups, other A.A. gatherings, A.A. events, Area 69 assemblies or any other meeting in which Central Office has an interest or should be officially represented. In lieu of attending any such meeting or event, the Chair may designate another Board of Trustees member or other qualified member of A.A. as a suitable representative.
  • Prepare, or have prepared, and submit the Central Office Annual Report to the Member Groups on or before the January CO Committee meeting of each year.
  • Supervise the Office Manager, employees or volunteers as deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees and CO Committee.
  • Be one of the cosigners on all bank accounts.

Co-Chairperson Duties

  • Be an elected and voting member of the Board of Trustees.
  • Attend all regular and special Board of Trustees meetings and all regular and special CO Committee meetings.
  • Assist, participate and share in the responsibilities of the Chairperson, and assume all duties of the Chairperson in that person’s absence.

Trustees at Large & Alternate Trustees Duties

There shall be three elected Trustees at Large and two elected Alternate Trustees at Large who shall:

  • Attend all regular and special Board of Trustees meetings and all regular and special CO Committee meetings.
  • Assist, participate and share in the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees as described in these By-Laws and as otherwise authorized or delegated by the Chairperson or their designate.
  • Fill in at meetings and activities when the regular Trustee at Large is unable to attend and to accept the position of Trustee at Large when that person is unable to complete their term.
  • Any Officer or Board of Trustees member of Central Office, in addition to the powers conferred by these By-Laws, shall have the powers and shall perform such additional duties as are authorized by law and prescribed and directed by the Board of Trustees or CO Committee.

 

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