When deciding to participate in SAA online meetings, you need to be familiar with the three stages of the meeting process. There are also guidelines for your conduct during the meeting, such as the Trusted Servant role and the Timezones. Whether you’re a new member or a veteran, these guidelines can help you make the most of your upcoming meetings.
Three stages of a saa online meeting
Those who are new to SAA may be overwhelmed by the first few meetings, but as you become familiar with the program, you will begin to relate to the stories shared and you will start to feel that SAA can be a helpful place to turn to for help. Eventually, you may even decide to find a sponsor and begin working on the 12 Steps.
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During the meeting, the SAA Ombuds will meet with the attendees, addressing any concerns, and discussing ways to stay safe and participate fully in the meeting. The Ombuds are neutral and independent from formal SAA organizational structures, and are responsible for listening without imposing a predetermined outcome on the parties. They will help individuals develop options that fit their needs and interests.
Trusted Servant role in a saa online meeting
Trusted Servant roles are an essential part of a SAA online meeting. They are member volunteers who provide unpaid service to the fellowship. As secretary, they perform a variety of duties, such as responding to members’ requests, taking minutes at business meetings, and opening and closing the meeting site.
Guidelines for conduct during a saa online meeting
The SAA online meeting policy describes how members can conduct themselves during the meeting. This policy applies to organized sessions of the SAA as well as to SAA events such as workshops and receptions. It also applies to SAA committee and task force meetings. The goal of this policy is to maintain a safe environment for members and to encourage collaboration among SAA members.
Attendees should notify the SAA if they observe any misconduct. They should also ask the Executive Director to address the matter. In addition, the Attendee may report the violation at an upcoming event or at any time in the past. Attendees are encouraged not to identify the Subject Individual and should report the incident anonymously to the SAA Executive Director.
Timezones for saa online meetings
Timezones for SAA online meetings vary according to the location of the participants. Meetings are held from 60 to 90 minutes. They typically include an optional opening prayer, prepared readings, and an opportunity to introduce oneself and share experiences. Attending meetings is an essential part of recovery.
In a survey conducted during the 2021 annual meeting, SAA asked meeting registrants to provide their country of residence. The meeting’s 2020 84th Annual Meeting was in Austin, Texas, and 10% of attendees and registrants had mailing addresses outside of the United States. The survey included responses from 35 countries. Seventy percent of respondents resided in the United States and another fifteen percent were from Canada, Central America, and South America. The data, shown in Table 3, indicate the increasing international participation of SAA meetings. These findings suggest that the SAA should retain its virtual meeting components into the future.
Contacting other women in a saa online meeting
When attending an SAA meeting, you may want to contact other women in the meeting. However, it is important to keep certain things in mind when contacting other women in the meeting. For example, you should never send sexually explicit messages to other members. This can be highly triggering for many members. SAA also has a policy against sending inappropriate messages to other members. Alternatively, you can ask a trusted servant to add members to the group email list.
While most SAA meetings are mixed gender, some do segregate by gender. The idea behind this practice is to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe. However, many SAA members may feel more comfortable attending a single gender meeting.