Van: Mikkel
Date: wo 26 jun. 2019 om 02:48
Subject: Call for Service in ACA Europe

Dear European ACA fellows!

ACA Europe is going through changes and expanding, and the current board is rotating out. 

You will find a "Call To Service" attached (PDF), which was written by a Temporary Organization Committee, formed from the European Teleconference Calls, also working on an outline of transition.

We hope some of you will consider stepping up to do service that can benefit our European ACA community.

Please distribute the Call to Service widely by hardcopy, mail, and at service- and regular meetings.

Our intention is to have a transparent, inclusive, and open proces, to secure we develop an enhanced service structure to benefit us all, and a new board in place latest by April 2020 (the ABC in Florida).

We hope you join the ACA EC teleconference calls and to see you in Minsk in July.

Information at: www.acawsoec.com

In loving service,

The Temporary Organizing Committee for the ACA Europe Service Structure

 

Majbrit (WSO rep., current ACA EC Chair), Charlie H. (WSO rep., WSO Chair), Fredrik (rep. Sweden), Marc G. H. (rep. The Netherlands and Belgium), Veronica (rep. Switzerland), and Mikkel L. (rep. Denmark)

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In loving service

Mikkel L.

Trusted Servant, ACA Denmark
Executive Committee
International Committee
 
 
 

Call for Service to the European ACA Service Structure

 
“I will perform service and practice my recovery by... Confirming that our process is one of inclusion and not exclusion; showing special sensitivity to the viewpoint of the minority in the process of formulating the group conscience so that any decision is reflective of the spirit of the group and not merely the vote of the majority.”

– The Suggested Commitment to Service, Handbook for Service, BRB, p. 601-2

 
Dear fellow ACA travelers,
The ACA fellowship in Europe is changing. The members of the current board have already or will soon be
stepping down, circling out of service. Thanks for service and starting to build a European community!
 
 
Service Structure:
The new board to be elected will need at least a Vice-chair, a Treasurer, and a Secretary - and from next
year, a new Chair. Service posts can have two or more trusted servants working together. These are
important service positions for ACA Europe that ideally be filled out by fellows, who have prior experience
doing ACA service and a solid ACA recovery (stepwork, sponsor, local service experience), including working
knowledge of Traditions and Concepts.
In addition, we are looking to establish a structure of sub-committees in relation to MPS, finance,
literature, sponsorship, and others. These committees will each need a chair, connected directly to the
board elected, and additional service work, which is open for all to partake in. These are to be developed
and the framework will spring from input from the fellowship, which they serve.
These developments are discussed at the monthly teleconference meetings. We hope to establish an
interim transition board (to transfer knowledge from the current board) at the European Convention in
Minsk, Belarus, on July 27, 2019, where all European fellows are invited.
 
 
Contact and information:
You can get in contact with the current board and all of us currently doing service to make this happen by
mail or by participating in the weekly ACA European Teleconference, which takes place on the first
Saturday of every month at 14:00 CET.
 
Information can be found at the European website: www.acawsoec.com/meetings/
 
ACA in Europe also has a channel on Slack, the app used for service communication by the whole ACA WSO
structure: acawso.slack.com (you need an invitation by mail, if you are not already on). Then we can invite
you to the European Service Channel, called #europe_service_open
 

Please spread this call to service in your meetings and among your fellow travelers.

It is a great opportunity to step up, serve, and to be part of shaping the European ACA fellowship for years
to come. Many countries are in growth after having the literature translated and more are to come!
 
In loving Service,
The Temporary Organizing Committee for the ACA Europe Service Structure
Majbrit (WSO rep., current ACA EC Chair), Charlie H. (WSO rep., WSO Chair), Fredrik (rep. Sweden), Marc G.
H. (rep. The Netherlands and Belgium), Veronica (rep. Switzerland), and Mikkel L. (rep. Denmark)