Amendments Approved – October 25, 2017

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AMENDMENTS APPROVED AT ADVISORY COMMITTEE OCTOBER 25, 2017

Article V
Operating Committee

(1/24/06) 1(a). Members of the Operating Committee must live or have a home group in the area they represent at the time of their election.

Amendment 7:  Change to:

Members of the Operating Committee must live or have a home group in the area they represent at the time of their election and throughout their service as the Area Representative.

(1/26/87) 2(b). Terms of the Operating Committee shall be numbered and shall conform to the chart as set forth in Article V, paragraph 2(c). Thereafter, Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall continue to expire at the same time; Terms 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall continue to expire one year after Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4. Terms 9, 10 and 11 shall continue to expire two years after Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Amendment 8:  Change to:

2(b). Terms of the Operating Committee shall be numbered corresponding to the Geographical Area represented.  Terms for Areas 9, 10 and 11 shall expire in years evenly divisible by 3.  Terms for Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall expire one year later (years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 1).  Terms for Areas 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall expire two years later (years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 2). This cycle shall repeat in perpetuity.

2(d). The Operating Committee areas of representation shall be designated by zip code as follows:

Amendment 9:

Delete the word Term from zip code list and leave the word Area.  Remove all asterisks (*) from the zip code list. Change from following example:

FROM:

AREA / TERM 2  
44101 Cleveland*

44103 Cleveland

44113 Cleveland

44114 Cleveland

44115 Cleveland

44178 Cleveland*

44185 Cleveland*

44188 Cleveland*

44190 Cleveland*

44191 Cleveland*

44192 Cleveland*

44193 Cleveland*

44194 Cleveland*

44197 Cleveland*

44198 Cleveland*

44199 Cleveland*

TO:

AREA  2  
44101 Cleveland

44103 Cleveland

44113 Cleveland

44114 Cleveland

44115 Cleveland

44178 Cleveland

44185 Cleveland

44188 Cleveland

44190 Cleveland

44191 Cleveland

44192 Cleveland

44193 Cleveland

44194 Cleveland

44197 Cleveland

44198 Cleveland

44199 Cleveland

Article VI

(3/23/72) 2. In selecting the slate of nominees the Nominating Committee shall explore the availability of the person and his or her willingness to serve, the duration of the person’s membership in Alcoholics Anonymous and his or her overall ability and capacity to carry out the duties and functions that may be required of the members of the Operating Committee. Each nominee must be from the same geographical area as the outgoing member whom he or she is nominated to replace.

Amendment 11:  Change to:

2. In selecting the slate of nominees the Nominating Committee shall explore the availability of the person and his or her willingness to serve, the duration of the person’s membership in Alcoholics Anonymous and his or her overall ability and capacity to carry out the duties and functions that may be required of the members of the Operating Committee. Each nominee must live or have a home group in the same geographical area as the outgoing member is currently representing.

Amendment Approved at January 29, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting

Article VI
Nominating Committee and Elections

1. Prior to the election of any members of the Operating Committee, the Operating Committee shall (3/23/72) appoint a committee equal to the number of members to be elected, said appointees to be members of Alcoholics Anonymous in good standing, other than members of the Operating Committee, who shall serve as a Nominating Committee to draw up a slate of recommended nominees to replace those members of the Operating Committee whose terms are expiring next thereafter.

Amendment 1: Change to:

1. Prior to the election of any members of the Operating Committee, the Operating Committee shall appoint a committee equal to the number of members to be elected, said appointees to be members of the Operating committee, who shall serve as a Nominating Committee to draw up a slate of recommended nominees to replace those members of the Operating Committee whose terms are expiring next thereafter.

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