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Motions by Subject

Alateen, Budget, Bulletin, Bylaws, Capital, Computer, Contributions: WSO Equalized Fund, Contributions: WSO General, Districts, Finance, Flyers/Fund Raising Items, Guidelines (SCWS), Incorporation, International Convention, Literature, Longtimers' Meeting, Meetings, Minutes, Miscellaneous Issues, Officers and Coordinators, PRAASA, Regional Service Seminar, Regional Trustee, Reimbursements: Delegate, Reimbursements: GRs/DRs/Committee Members, Reimbursements: Officers/Coordinators:, SOS Workshop, Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting, Spanish Services, State Convention, Translation Equipment, Voice/Vote

Alateen

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyMotion to approve all three recommendations of TF, effective June 1, 2013: (1) assign a TF to revise the background checks; (2) assign a TF to review the age of Alateen members; approve the revised Alateen Safety and Behavioral Requirements will be renewed annually (per G-24)Anita, D36Thelma, D10Carried2013-05-18
Nov AssemblyMOTION TO TABLE THE MOTION that was made by Gordon.Bruce D24Jennifer D21Carried2012-11-17
Nov AssemblyStrike the training requirements for recertification from the SCWS Alateen Safety and Behavioral Requirements. Gordon D66Marlene D60Tabled2012-11-17
May AssemblyAccept the "Area Safety and Behavioral Requirements for Alateen Groups, Alateen Sonsors and Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS)" as proposed in the "draft" presented at the Assembly today.Christy R. D54Judith P. D66Carried2012-05-19
Nov AssemblyMoved that the Area support the Area Alateens in their desire to keep the Alateen Traditions. Marsha D45Mark D8Carried2006-11-18
Special AssemblyThat SCWS accept the WSO Minimum Alateen requirements. Amended the motion to move that we remove from the table the May 15 Assembly motion to accept the WSO Minimum Alateen Safety requirements.Carried2004-10-16
Special AssemblyThat we accept the Southern California Requirements Draft and its addendum of the Minimum Safety Behavioral Requirements for Alateen Groups, Alateen Sponsors, and Al-Anon members Involved in Alateen Service as printed in the August 2004 Interim Assembly Bulletin with necessary grammatical corrections.Failed2004-10-16
Special AssemblyA revote on the motion to accept the draft and addendum with corrections as presented by Southern California World Service and printed in the August 2004 Interim Assembly Bulletin.Carried2004-10-16
May AssemblyAssembly members vote on SCWS Minimum Safety and Behavioral Requirements for Alateen Groups, Alateen Sponsors, and Al-Anon members involved in Alateen Service Draft at the November Assembly Meeting.Carried2004-05-15
May AssemblyAssembly accept WSO minimum WSO Alateen basic requirements in order to continue to have Alateen in Southern California. - Motion Carried, Then Motion Tabled. 2004-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat Alateen guidelines be adopted as presented.Carried1999-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat Alateen Coordinator title be changed to Alateen Sponsor Coordinator and that Assistant Alateen Coordinator title be changed to Alateen Coordinator.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblySouthern California World Service supports an Alateen Directory for the Southern California Area to be published twice a year.Carried1989-11-18

Budget

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMotion to approve 2017 budget.Larry, D45Allen, D27Carried2016-11-19
May AssemblyMotion to approve budget and Financial Statements.Paula, D27Mindy, D17Carried2016-05-21
Feb CommitteeMotion to approve budget and Financial Statements.Ana, D42Andrea, D69Carried2016-02-20
May AssemblyMotion to accept the 2015 Budget as presented by Treasurer.Lolly, D27TKCarried2015-05-16
May AssemblyMotion to accept budget as presented by Treasurer.Danielle, D64Laurie, D24Carried2014-05-17
May AssemblyMotion to approve 2013 budget as presented by Treasurer.Alan, D27Kathi, D63Carried2013-05-18
Nov AssemblyReasonable and customary expenses be allotted to accommodate the SCWS Delegate for travel the day before and day after the World Service Conference.Christy R. D54Alan D27Carried2012-11-17
May AssemblySCWS operating budget be $58,500 for 2012.Denise D45Katherine D57Carried2012-05-19
Nov AssemblyApprove 2012 Budget as presentedCathy D42Ada D51Carried2011-11-19
Nov AssemblyBudget for 2011 approved as presentedCathy D42Emily D33Carried2010-11-20
Nov AssemblyApprove 2010 Budget as PresentedMichelle D72Mike D 42Carried2009-11-21
May AssemblyApprove the Treasurer's Report as written.Walter J. D54Susan D39Carried2009-05-16
Nov AssemblyApprove the budgeted as printed.Carried2008-11-15
Nov AssemblyAuthorize spending $4039 to purchase translation equipmentTom E. D69Maria D30Carried2008-11-15
Nov AssemblyAccept the 2008 budget as submitted at November AssemblyLorie D54Paula D27Carried2007-11-17
Aug CommitteeThat the 2008 budget be placed on the November Assembly agenda.Carried2007-08-18
Nov AssemblyMoved to approve the budget as presented. Margo D72Kay D.D12Carried2006-11-18
Nov AssemblyApprove the budget.Carried2004-11-20
Nov AssemblyBudget for 2003-2004 be approved as Presented Carried2003-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat proposed 2003 Budget be accepted.Carried2002-11-16
Nov AssemblyThat proposed 2002 Budget be accepted.Carried2001-11-17
Nov AssemblyThat proposed 2001 Budget be accepted.Carried2000-11-18
Nov AssemblyThat proposed 2000 Budget be accepted.Carried1999-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat 1999 budget be acceptedCarried1999-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat proposed budget be amended from $29,729 to $32,229.Carried1997-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat budget be approved.Carried1996-11-16
Nov AssemblyTo approve budget as submitted.Carried1995-11-18
Nov AssemblyAccept 1994 budget.Carried1993-11-20
Nov AssemblyAccept 1993 Budget.Carried1992-11-21
May AssemblyAccept 1992 budget.Carried1992-05-16
May AssemblyBudget will be approved before the financial year begins.Carried1992-05-16
Nov AssemblyAccept 1991 budget.Carried1991-11-16
Nov AssemblyProposed 1988 Budget.Carried1987-11-21
Nov AssemblyApproval of 1987 Budget.Carried1986-11-15
May AssemblyTo accept the 1986 Budget approval.Carried1986-05-17

Bulletin

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblySCWS will provide an email link for the quarterly Bulletin through the SCWS website to all Al-Anon members, including the AWSC and Group Representatives, instead of mailing the Bulletin via U.S. Mail. 2. SCWS will make a Bulletin subscription available for $12/year ($3/copy) to any Al-Anon member or group who would like to receive a paper copy in the mail.Bill D69Corey D45Carried2012-05-19
Nov AssemblyMotion carried to have the Minutes for the Bulletin Condensed.Carried1976-11-01
Motion carried to reduce size of the May Bulletin Cost to be $70 for 600 copies saving $30.Carried1975
To have DRs submit a written report for the Bulletin, rather than giving them at meetings.Carried1973
To send The Bulletin to other World Service areas.Carried1967
May AssemblyCal-Anon Service Bulletin suggested.Carried1962-05-01

Bylaws

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyApprove the revisions to the Bylaws as written by the ad-hoc committeeSandra D27Marge D72Carried2008-11-15
Nov AssemblyThe By-Law Committee recommendation to make the Minutes Secretary position an elected position and the Records Secretary position an appointed one be implemented.Carried2005-11-19
May AssemblyThat bylaws be accepted as revisedCarried2002-05-18
May AssemblyThat by-laws be accepted as presented.Carried1999-05-15

Capital

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS purchase 4-channel translation transmitter and 13 receivers at a cost of $1,864 plus tax.Carried1996-11-16
Aug CommitteeRecommend to Assembly to reserve $500 to purchase a portable audio system and have it available to loan out to other groups.Failed1996-08-17
May AssemblyThat SCWS purchase Public Information booth as per Public Information Coordinator.Carried1996-05-18
May AssemblyPurchase of coffee pots and equipment.Carried1988-05-21
Nov AssemblyPurchase of translator equipment.Carried1987-11-21
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS purchase the computer and printer as proposed in the presentation given by Mary M.. Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblyPurchase portable booth with funds presently on hand.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblyTwo shelves, two headers and a lamp to be added to the immediately foregoing motion to include their purchase (with the portable booth). Carried1983-11-19
May AssemblyA new public address system not be purchased; Committee authorized to expend up to $300 as a budgeted maximum amount for the purchase of items necessary to update present public address system. Carried1982-05-15
May AssemblyRecommend to the Assembly to purchase a new public address system.Carried1982-05-15

Computer

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyThat the proposed computer upgrade package be accepted. Carried1995-11-18
Feb CommitteeRecommend to Assembly that we purchase a new computer system as recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee.Carried1990-02-17
May AssemblyThat contracting expense allowance to be $200 per month retroactive to January 1, 1987.Carried1987-05-16
Aug CommitteeTo pay Valerie $1,000 for services on computer programming.Carried1986-08-16
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS purchase the computer and printer as proposed in the presentation given by Mary M.. Carried1984-11-17

Contributions: WSO Equalized Fund

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblySCWS be given on going authorization to pay the Delegate?s expenses to the Word Service Conference based on the WSO?s yearly unequalized recommendation. Carried2003-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS send the full Delegate's equalizing fund ($1200).Carried1996-11-16
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS pay the full amount of the equalized fund ($1200) to send our Delegate to the 1995 World Service Conference.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblySend full equalized Delegate Conference expense of $1200 to World Service Office.Carried1993-11-20
Nov AssemblySend $1200 to WSO in place of requested $700 (equalized Delegate conference expense).Carried1992-11-21
Nov AssemblyEqualizing Fund $585.Carried1985-11-16
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS contribute $525 to Equalizing fund.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblySend $475 to WSO in New York as equalizing fund.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblySend $475 toward equalizing fund to New York for Delegates' Conference and include additional $200 expense allotment for Delegate attending Conference.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat the treasurer provide the funds of $475 to WSO and at the time of the conference provide $200 to the Delegate.Carried1981-11-21

Contributions: WSO General

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMotion to send $15,000 (in addition to $5,000 already sent in May) to the World Service Office.Chris, D40Mikeila, D27Carried2016-11-19
Nov AssemblyMotion to contribute $15,000 to WSO.Melissa, D59Chris C., D40Carried2015-11-21
May AssemblyMotion to donate $5,000 contribution to WSO after Treasurer presented the SCWS Financial Report.Chris C.Alan, D27Carried2015-05-16
Nov AssemblyMotion to send $5,000 to WSO.Arlene, D27Nancy R., D60Carried2014-11-15
May AssemblyMotion to send $2,500 to WSO now.Judith, D12Brad, D57Carried2014-05-17
Nov AssemblyMotion to send $5,000 to WSOArlene, D27Nancy R., D60Carried2013-11-16
May AssemblyMotion to send $2,500 to WSO. (4.2% of budget)Alan, D27Chris C., D40Carried2013-05-18
May AssemblySend surplus funds of $5,000 as a contribution to the World Service Office.Carried2011-05-21
May AssemblySend surplus funds of $6,000 to WSOVivian D27Teresa D69Carried2010-05-15
Nov AssemblyMake a $2000 donation to WSO for the year 2006.Lynn D75Celeste D33Carried2007-11-17
Nov AssemblyMake a $3500 donation to WSO for the year 2007.Kristen D63Mary Lou D72Carried2007-11-17
May AssemblySCWS donate $8,750 to WSO.Failed2004-05-15
May Assembly$2,200 be donated to WSO.Carried2003-05-17
May AssemblyThat the contribution to WSO for the year 2001 be $10,000Carried2002-05-18
May AssemblyThat the contribution to WSO for the year 2000 be $5,600, which is our surplusCarried2001-05-19
Nov AssemblyTo decide the amount of the annual WSO contribution at the May Assembly each yearCarried2000-11-18
Nov AssemblyThat an annual contribution be made to WSOCarried2000-11-18
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS contribute $5000 to WSO.Carried1996-11-16
May AssemblyTo send all funds over $25,000 as of December 31, 1993 as a donation to World Service Al-Anon.Carried1993-05-15
May Assembly That SCWS send $6,000 to WSO.Carried1990-05-19
Feb CommitteeRecommend that we contribute $3,000 of funds to WSO.Carried1990-02-17
May AssemblyFunds to Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. in New York: SCWS send a donation to WSO in New York in the amount of $3,000.Carried1989-05-20
May AssemblyContribute $1500 to WSO, with no contributions to Southern California Intergroup Offices (relating to the expiration of Delegate term on 12/31/81).Carried1982-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat the treasurer provide the funds of $475 to WSO and at the time of the conference provide $200 to the Delegate.Carried1981-11-21
Nov AssemblyTo keep 75% of the present balance and contribute $1,500 to WSO and $160 to each of the 5 Intergroups.Carried1981-11-21
May AssemblyMay/June Assembly Motion carried to send $500 donation to WSO in NY.Carried1971-05-01

Districts

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyMotion that we affirm Mammoth Lake’s move to Nevada.Allen, D27Nina, D27Carried2014-05-17
May AssemblySubdivide Dist. 12 (which would still include Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore) and create a new Dist. 8 (to include Santa Barbara, the cities from Carpinteria to the south through Goleta to the Northwest.).Carried2005-05-21
May AssemblyAdd on a trial basis for three years, a new district (District 64) comprised of Group Representatives from Spanish-speaking meetings.Carried1991-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat District 15 and 18 be combined and called District 17.Carried1987-11-21
May AssemblyRedistricting of District 39 to create a new District 40.Carried1985-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat District 10 be split and that a new District, District 11, be created with boundaries of Bridgeport on the north, the Sierras on the west, the mountains of Inyo Mono Valley on the east and Ridgecrest on the south.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblyThat those groups in Ridgecrest, Independence and Lone Pine who choose may withdraw from District 10 to enter District 11, the southerly boundary of District 11 to be Red Mountain and the northerly boundary of District 10 to be the end of Forth Irwin.Carried1984-11-17
Feb CommitteeCommittee recommendation of 2/25/84 accepted (Agoura, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Simi Valley be included within District 12).Carried1984-02-18
Feb CommitteeRecommend to the May Assembly meeting that redistricting of District 12 occur.Carried1984-02-18
Nov AssemblyCertain meetings in Ventura County in four districts placed into one district; arrangements therefore approved.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyMotion carried to split District 9 into two Districts (9 and 10).Carried1977-11-01
Motion carried to accept Rotation Plan (i.e., 1/3 of Districts rotate each year).Carried1974
AssemblyJune Assembly Motion carried to have Seal Beach moved from District 10 to Disc. 8 (note these were former Districts not ones in use today)Carried1970-06-01

Finance

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMotion to approve the financial report.Paula, D27Chris, D40Carried2016-11-19
May AssemblyMotion to purchase 350 electronic voting devices at a cost not to exceed the purchase price of $10,725 plus shipping and California state sale tax.Ben P.Matthew M.Carried2016-05-21
Nov AssemblyMotion to purchase 10-key clickers.Marley, D21Cathleen, D63Failed2015-11-21
Nov AssemblyMotion to rent 10 button clickers for elections only, once every three years; motion amended to rent 10 button LDC clickers for only elections every three years and assemblies.Marilen, D66Failed2015-11-21
Feb CommitteeMotion to approve audit report done by Eva B. and Christy R.Marlene M., D60Michelle M.Carried2015-02-21
Feb CommitteeMotion to accept Treasurer’s Report as presented.Bruce G., D24Sandy M., D51Carried2015-02-21
May AssemblyMotion to approve $100.00 for one hotel night stay for person driving over 200 miles roundtrip to Assembly or Committee Meetings.Chris C., D40Danielle, D24Carried2014-05-17
May AssemblyMotion to rent 300 personal response devices (clickers) for one-time use at the Nov. 2014 Election Assembly at a cost not to exceed $4,000.MarleeNinaCarried2014-05-17
Nov AssemblyMotion to increase hotel reimbursement to $100.Danielle, D24Karen, D21Tabled2013-11-16
Aug CommitteeMotion to accept Treasurer’s report as presented.Jason, D27Blanca, San DiegoCarried2013-08-17
Nov AssemblySCWS send a contribution of $7500 to WSO in November 2012.Joyce D30Johanna D63Carried2012-11-17
May AssemblySCWS send $2500 to WSO this week and wait until the November 2012 Assembly to see where we are in our income/expenses.Mary D57Allen D27Carried2012-05-19
Nov AssemblyClarification of Mileage Motion made from the May 21, 2011 Assembly. Our mileage/hotel reimbursement policy, for attendance at Assembly and Committee meetings, SCWS will reimburse mileage allowance after 100 miles, roundtrip and hotel allowance of $50 after 200 miles roundtrip, Assembly/Committee members (DRs, Convention and Intergroup Liaisons) for attendance at Assembly and Committee Meetings. GRs will be reimbursed for Assemblies only. Carolyn D39Marie H. D75Carried2011-11-19
May AssemblyAccept 2010 Audit Report as written.Carolyn D39Martha D30Carried2011-05-21
May AssemblyThe audit be completed and presented to the committee meeting in August, in the form of hard copy reports. Christy R. D54MaryJane D9Carried2008-05-17
May AssemblyA different auditor work with our treasurer to conduct the audit by August, in the name of harmony.Sheffra D60Kay D.D12Tabled2008-05-17
May AssemblySend the Delegate to the International Convention in 2008 with airfare, hotel, registration and meals.Maria D30RobinCarried2007-05-19
Nov AssemblyMoved that the mileage reimbursement be increased from $.30 to $.40 per mile. Amended to take effect January 1, 2007.Cara D10Susan D39Carried2006-11-18
May AssemblyThat consideration to send $8,700 to WSO be tabled until the afternoon. Carried2004-05-15
Nov AssemblyTreasurer move $25,000 from CDs To Treasury Bills - Motion Not Carried Failed2003-11-15
May AssemblyThat the prudent reserve remain at $25,000Carried2001-05-19
Nov AssemblyTo accept new accounting proceedure as stated in the August 2000 BulletinCarried2000-11-18
Feb CommitteeThat the deposit on the translation equipment be raised from $100 to $500.Carried1998-02-21
Aug CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly to maintain a prudent reserve of $25,000 and that this committee donate $6,000 to the WSO.Carried1996-08-17
Nov AssemblyThat the Board of Directors of SCWS of AFG, Inc. be authorized to expend up to $2000 per transaction for the needs of SCWS between assembly meetings. Such expenditures to be reported to the Area at the next subsequent assembly. The authorization for such expenditures by the board be conducted by phone poll with the treasurer to keep a record of the votes on such poll. All expenditures over $2000 must be approved in advance by the assembly.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyThat the treasurer of SCWS of AFG, Inc. be authorized to expend up to $500 per transaction for the needs of SCWS between assembly meetings on his/her own recognizance. Such expenditures to be reported to the area at the next subsequent assembly.Carried1994-11-19
May AssemblyTo have two signatures on all checks over $200.Failed1993-05-15
May AssemblyTo have two signatures on all checks over $500.Failed1993-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat total amount of monies be held in reserve.Carried1987-11-21
Nov AssemblyTo approve the Treasurers Report.Carried1986-11-15
Aug CommitteeAppeal letter be sent to all groups in SCWS Area.Carried1983-08-20
Nov AssemblyNovember Assembly Motion carried to send receipts to Groups making cash Donations only.Carried1976-11-01
May AssemblyMotion carried to raise the mileage rate from $.05 to $.08, Effective August, 1976.Carried1976-05-01
That officers of the State Assembly should be empowered to disperse money for normal operating expenses at their discretion.Carried1961-10-01

Flyers/Fund Raising Items

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblySouthern California World Service not distribute flyers that carry the wording Al-Anon Family Groups except for AFG approved events (according to the World Service list of approved events).Carried1989-11-18
Nov AssemblyThat fund raising items from conventions, etc. not be sold at World Service Meetings.Failed1988-11-19
Nov AssemblyAll Al-Anon only conventions may sell fund raising items at World Service Meetings before, after and during lunch.Carried1988-11-19

Guidelines (SCWS)

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyThat Alateen guidelines be adopted as presented.Carried1999-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat translation guidelines be accepted as submitted with the addition that district functions do not need to provide deposit.Carried1999-11-20
Nov AssemblyThat the Board of Directors of SCWS of AFG, Inc. be authorized to expend up to $2000 per transaction for the needs of SCWS between assembly meetings. Such expenditures to be reported to the Area at the next subsequent assembly. The authorization for such expenditures by the board be conducted by phone poll with the treasurer to keep a record of the votes on such poll. All expenditures over $2000 must be approved in advance by the assembly.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyThat the treasurer of SCWS of AFG, Inc. be authorized to expend up to $500 per transaction for the needs of SCWS between assembly meetings on his/her own recognizance. Such expenditures to be reported to the area at the next subsequent assembly.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyThat all prior Assembly-approved procedures of SCWS be approved, adopted, and incorporated by this reference as approved procedures for SCWS of AFG, Inc.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyTape record meeting to share with others that couldn't attend.Failed1991-11-16
Nov AssemblyAcceptance of Committee's 10/16/82 recommendation that the Handbook be used as it is written for guidelines in World Service.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyVarious resolutions concerning 7/25/82 recommendation of the Ad Hoc Structure/Guidelines Committee.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyTo follow the Handbook and have Chairman chair entire meeting.Failed1982-11-20
Oct CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly that the Handbook be used as it is written for guidelines in World Service.Carried1982-10-01

Incorporation

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblySCWS proceed with incorporation process.Carried1993-05-15
Aug CommitteeDiscussion of Incorporation was not necessary at this time. Carried1988-08-20

International Convention

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblySCWS to send current Delegate to International Convention which is held during his/her panel by providing airfare, hotel and stipend for meals for days of convention. If AA & Al-Anon International Convention held in same convention panel current Delegate Jessica D57Martha D30Carried2009-11-21
Nov AssemblyMoved that the Area submit a bid for the 2013 International Al-Anon Convention to be held in Anaheim, CA. Kay D.D12Aida D51Carried2006-11-18
May AssemblyThat the Assembly continue to utilize the group conscience of the SCWS Assembly to determine whether we send our Delegate to the AA and Al-Anon International Conventions.Carried2005-05-21
May AssemblyAssembly send its Delegate to the AA International Convention in Toronto which begins June 30, 2005.Carried2005-05-21
Nov AssemblyTo bid for consideration to host 2008 Al-Anon International ConventionCarried2002-11-16

Literature

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Aug CommitteeDiscussion of selling a limited amount of literature at the Assembly Meetings from the Intergroups or the Literature Distribution Centers ensued. Decided to go back and discuss with Intergroups and Literature Distribution Centers and would also discuss with their boards2011-08-20

Longtimers' Meeting

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyThat $500 be taken from the Oldtimers' Account and $500 be taken from the SOS account, for a total of $1,000 to be sent as a contribution from SCWS to WSO.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblyThat $1,000 be transferred from the Oldtimers' Account to the General Fund.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblyAn Oldtimers' Meeting be held every two years.Carried1982-11-20
Nov Assembly$809.80 be set aside and allocated toward use for the 1984 Oldtimers' Meeting.Carried1982-11-20

Meetings

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMotion to allow Julie S. and Cathy W. to have voice at AssemblyCindy S., D6Tomiko Y., D45Carried2016-11-19
Nov AssemblyMotion to vote. The question was not to vote on the policy but whether GRs are ready to vote regarding the policy. Only need majority vote for this question.Carried2016-11-19
Nov AssemblyMotion to approve the SCWS policy for resolving group and member concerns effective immediately. (Need 2/3rds vote to pass. Abstentions not counted in vote.)Susie, D9Libby, D75Carried2016-11-19
Feb CommitteeGo completely with KBDM starting at the May 2013 Assembly, and all motions must come only after discussion.Truck, from consensus after discussion of KBDMCarried2013-02-16
Feb Committee"Hot Topics" - no time in May 2013 since we will have presentations of ThF and TF resultsCarried2013-02-16
Aug Committee"Hot Topics" - conflict resolution for group problems; how to increase GR participation and member participation in service; Intergroup and World ServiceCarried2012-08-20
Feb Committee"Hot Topics" - Only one: Area Alateen Safety and Behavioral RequirementsCarried2012-02-18
Aug CommitteeBoard recommends Special Assembly to present revised draft of Area Safety & Behavioral Requirements DocumentFailed2011-08-20
Aug Committee"Hot Topic" only one: revised draft of Area Safety & Behavioral Requirements Document. Carried2011-08-20
Feb CommitteeDiscussed having one SOS per year. Failed2011-02-19
Feb CommitteeJob Fair and Two "Hot Topics" for May AssemblyFailed2011-02-19
Feb CommitteeAdd a fourth "Hot Topic" that is always related to Public Outreach.Failed2011-02-19
Feb Committee"Hot Topics" - KBDM, Public Outreach, New Service Manual.Carried2011-02-19
Aug Committee"Hot Topics" - TEAM Event, Group Problems, Creating & Supporting Alateen Meetings in InstitutionsCarried2010-08-21
May AssemblyHave a Together Empower Al-Anon/Alateen Members (TEAM) event instead of a SOS in Jan 2011. Cathy D42Judy 57Carried2010-05-15
Feb CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly "Hot Topics" - Alateen, Service Structure and High Pressure Groups. (Vote three times, top three go to Assembly)Carried2010-02-20
Aug CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly "Hot Topics" - Bulletin, Alateen Sponsorship/Alateen Membership/Transitioning Alateens, Distruptive Members (Vote three times, top three go to Assembly)Carried2009-08-15
May AssemblyKeep "Hot Topics" instead of Action Committees.Robin J. D66Susan S. D39Carried2009-05-16
Feb CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly to suspend the Action Committees and to recommend breaking into groups for "Hot Topics"Carried2009-02-15
May AssemblyThe May Assembly start at 10, lunch from 1-2, another break in afternoon, and ending no later than 6 PM.Helen D21Susan D29Failed 2007-05-19
May AssemblyMoved to amend motion made by Helen to lengthen the Assembly to 5 PM instead of 6 PM.Frederick D60Kristen D63Failed2007-05-19
Nov AssemblyMoved that the new business topic of the expansion of the May Assembly be tabled due to time constraints. Margo D72DJ D39Carried2006-11-18
May AssemblyThe Assembly extend the 3-year trial period for Restructure and Action Committees through June 2009. Christian R. D66YesCarried2006-05-20
May AssemblyRestructuring Recommendations be approved. (Recommendations: that there be no Break-Out sessions at Committee Meetings, that Action Committee Chairs remain one more year and be considered members of the Board and receive Coordinator mailings, that Action Committees elect secretaries at next Break-Out Sessions, that the Restructure Committee remain in place and meet as an ad hoc committee at least once a year and Report to the Board).Carried2004-05-15
May AssemblyThat SCWS implement a Three Year Trial Restructuring Period Carried2003-05-17
Aug CommitteeThat discussion of November 1999 Assembly dates be placed on November agenda only if necessary.Carried1998-08-15
Aug CommitteeThat reports from Officers and Coordinators not exceed thirty minutes. Motion died as there was no second.Carried1996-08-17
May AssemblyThat SCWS move meetings to the Fullerton Senior Citizen's Facility.Carried1996-05-18
May AssemblyThat due to time constraints, all reports be suspended.Carried1996-05-18
Feb CommitteeTo recommend to continue to rent this building for meetings.Carried1986-02-15
May AssemblyFor 30-minute lunch.Carried1985-05-18
Aug CommitteeNext Committee meeting to be 2/23/85.Carried1984-08-18
Feb CommitteeCommittee meetings to be held in Long Beach and not moved around.Carried1984-02-18
May AssemblyMove the location of the May and November Assembly meetings from Maywood.Carried1983-05-21
May AssemblyCommittee to decide where to move.Carried1983-05-21
May AssemblyCommencing in 1983, schedule two all-day Committee meetings held on the third Saturday of each February and August.Carried1982-05-01
Motion carried to have San Dimas Thurs. Group part of District 36 instead of District 33.Carried1974
To have DRs submit a written report for the Bulletin, rather than giving them at meetings.Carried1973
To move DR meeting to March to keep February open for the "Workshop."Carried1972
To approve the minutes as printed in the Bulletin rather than read them at meetings.Carried1968
Set minimum of four "Committeemen" meetings per year. [This term was later changed to "District Representatives" (DRs).Carried1966

Minutes

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyMotion to audiotape assembly as per framing document presented by Secretary.BeverlyMaria, D69Carried2015-05-16
Feb CommitteeMotion to approve audiotaping Committee Meeting Minutes as per framing documented presented by Secretary.Christy R.Bruce G.Carried2015-02-21
Feb CommitteeMinutes of August 20, 2012 approved with correction: correct spelling of Billy M. name.Billy M. D36Arlene D30Carried2013-02-16
Nov AssemblyMinutes of May 19, 2012 approved as reported.Carried2012-11-17
Aug CommitteeMinutes from February 18, 2012 approved with correction.Trina D40Cathy D17Carried2012-08-20
May AssemblyMinutes of November 19, 2011 approved with correction: correct Edith M. to Enid M., and correct the spelling of Tim P's last name.Allen D27Diane D57Carried2012-05-19
Feb CommitteeMinutes from August 20, 2011 approved with correction: the minutes approved on Aug 20, 2011 were for the Feb 19, 2011 AWSC.Tarisa R., Alateen Sponsor CoordinatorMichelle D72Carried2012-02-18
Nov AssemblyMinutes of May 21, 2011 presented. Change Chairperson's last initial to C. Minutes approved with change.Sarah C. D 39Edith M. D17Carried2011-11-19
Aug CommitteeMinutes from February 19, 2011 to have change with Kathy G.'s name corrected in Chairperson's report regarding the longtimer's meetingAda D51Carolyn D30Carried2011-08-20
May AssemblyAccept Minutes of November 20, 2010 as read.Carolyn D39Ada D51Carried2011-05-21
Feb CommitteeMinutes from August 21, 2010 approved as writtenMartha DR30Anna ADRCarried2011-02-19
Nov AssemblyMinutes for May 25, 2010 approved with no changesPat H D42John D42Carried2010-11-20
May AssemblyAccept minutes of November 21, 2009 as read.Carolyn D39Sarah D39Carried2010-05-15
Nov AssemblyMinutes from May 16, 2009 Approved with ChangesWalter D45PaulaCarried2009-11-21
May AssemblyMoved that the November 15, 2008 Minutes be approved as presented in the Bulletin. Paula D27Carolyn D39Carried2009-05-16
Nov AssemblyMoved that the May Minutes be approved as presented in the Bulletin. Shirley M. D12Leah R. D12Carried2006-11-18

Miscellaneous Issues

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMotion that the Area would participate in SW Region’s team event if and when it happens.Paula, D27Danielle, D24Tabled2013-11-16
Aug CommitteeMotion to have Sandie E. pursue making a bid for the next “Meet the Board” Trustees event.Ada, D51MarleneCarried2013-08-17
Nov AssemblyMoved to accept the insurance coverage as presented minus the Terrorism coverage. Jack M. D33Maria D30Carried2006-11-18
Nov AssemblyProposal to eliminate the Southern California ID number and use the WSO ID number for records and donation be tabled until the next Assembly Meeting.Failed2003-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat Southern California World Service use only the WSO ID number for records and donations.Carried2003-11-15
Nov AssemblyTo create a Website for Southern California AreaCarried2000-11-18
Feb CommitteeThat SCWS and WSC review the taped library of pamphlets for appropriateness.Carried1998-02-21
May AssemblyThat SCWS Challenge Northern California Area for new Forum subscriptions.Carried1997-05-17
May AssemblyThat if the AA H&I Conference be held on the third Saturday of May, SCWS could, at the discretion of SCWS Institutions Coordinator and the SCWS Board, decline to participate.Carried1996-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat we adopt the WSC Theme for our area.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyTape record meeting to share with others that couldn't attend.Failed1991-11-16
Feb CommitteeHearing Impaired Pilot Program in Los Angeles beginning May 1989. We will watch this Pilot Program, discuss it and take the hearing impaired issue to the World Service Conference in April '89.Carried1989-02-18
Aug CommitteeRecommend to the November Assembly meeting for a reaffirmation of the position, if not the date, of the Florida Area letter and SCWS position stated.Carried1983-08-20
May AssemblyMay Assembly Motion carried to participate in the State of CA Personnel And Guidance Association with a booth.Carried1977-05-01
Motion carried to table the bus poster idea aside until more evidence in regards to usage.Tabled1975
That a library of World Service be established, and that the Southern California Intergroup would permit use of their office.Carried1964

Officers and Coordinators

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyElection of Area Officers for three year term, 1/1/12 to 12/31/14 - Delegate - Jayme C., Alternate Delegate - Tim P., Chair - Truck S., Treasurer - Cathy S., Minutes Secretary - Elizabeth K.Carried2011-11-19
Nov AssemblyEstablish a Board position: Area Alateen Process Person (AAPP)Ada D51Martha D30Carried2011-11-19
Aug CommitteeBoard recommends establishing a Coordinator position: the Alateen Area Process Person. Carried2011-08-20
May AssemblyElection of Alternate Delegate for remainder of Panel 49 (to December 31, 2011). The Alt. Delg position required 2/3 majority for the position to be filled. Shirley M. & Pat H. stood for the position . After two votes, no majority was reached. Their names were placed in a basket and Pat H.'s name was drawn and will be Alt. Del. for the remainder of Panel 49.Carried2011-05-21
May AssemblyBoard Members (Officers and Coordinators) must be residents of Southern California (Area 4). Any Board Member who moves his/her residence out of Area 4 during his/her panel will resign his/her positionSusan D39Kay D.D12Carried2006-05-20
May AssemblyEliminate the Lone Member Coordinator position and add the Web site Coordinator position.Suzie D69YesCarried2006-05-20
May AssemblyMoved that we accept the following recommended policy for procedures to remove elected officers and coordinators: 1. Concern should be brought to the Area Chair and Alternate Delegate regarding attendance at required meetings and fulfillment of responsibilities of the service description. 2. The Area Chair would then be responsible to discuss the concerns with the members in question to assure fairness in dealing with the member. 3. The Area Chair would act in accordance with the general consensus of the SCWS Board prior to removal. 4. Removal consideration would be appropriate under the following conditions: - Failure to attend two meetings as listed in the Service Position Description, without advanced notice or reasons according to the Group Conscience of the SCWS and/or - Failure to carry out the responsibilities, as listed in the service position description. Christy R. D54YesCarried2006-05-20
Nov AssemblyCurrent treasurer who has moved out of Area 4 complete his term which ends November 2005. Amended to move that the area allow a one time exception for Tom to complete his term and that it not set a precedent for the future.Carried2004-11-20
May AssemblyBarbara W. be appointed Action Committee Chair for Membership Communication.Carried2004-05-15
Feb CommitteeThat the Forum Coordinator position be resubmitted with discussion.Failed1998-02-21
Nov AssemblyThat Forum Coordinator position remain in possession of Alternate Delegate.Carried1997-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat Alateen Coordinator title be changed to Alateen Sponsor Coordinator and that Assistant Alateen Coordinator title be changed to Alateen Coordinator.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS have a CPC Coordinator added to the SCWS Committee.Carried1990-11-17
Oct CommitteeEach Committee Officer/Coordinator, before expiration of his/her term, give written synopsis of past duties, responsibilities, functions, etc. to the corresponding incoming Committee Officer/Coordinator.Carried1982-10-01
Nov AssemblyThat Southern California Area elect one Chairman and one Delegate.Carried1981-11-21
To vary from World Service Handbook and elect Secretary and Treasurer by a simple majority rather than 2/3.Carried1972
Motion carried to change wording in our election procedure To elect Secretary and Treasurer from both incoming and outgoing GRs.Carried1972
Motion carried that in the election of the Delegate/Chairman (one position at that time) the runner-up would automatically become Alternate Delegate.Carried1972
To continue to combine offices of Delegate and Chairman, and that runner-up would be Alternate Delegate.Carried1969
To have Assembly Officers appoint committees.Carried1966
To have a corresponding secretary as well as the Records Secretary, to be appointed.Carried1965
Nov AssemblyThat the offices of Delegate and Chairman be combined. (no explanation as to the reason.)Carried1963-11-01
Helen B. was the first Delegate, and Al S. was the first Chairman.Carried1960

PRAASA

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyMoved that "subject to budget considerations and according to appropriate standards of financial stewardship, the board will send its members on a rotating basis to PRAASA, SWRDM, RSS outside our region, an area assembly meeting in another World Service Area in our SW region, and/or another Al-Anon service function. The board will make a complete report to the Area Assembly at least annually of meetings attended and funds spent. According to Concept Three, we affirm that the Board has the right of decision that makes effective leadership possible." Louise K D75Adrienne D57Carried2006-11-18
May AssemblyBoard Members attend PRAASA if invited by AA only when in Southern California.Aggie D9Saadia D33Failed2006-05-20
May AssemblyIf invited by AA to attend PRAASA - Board Members not attend in official capacity. Peter D27Carolyn D27Failed2006-05-20
May AssemblyBoard Members attend a different function each year (1/3 to another RSS, 1/3 to another Area Assembly, 1/3 to PRAASA). o Moved to table PRAASA motion. Seconded. Voice vote ? Motion carried. o Tina, D21, moved to recommit (send back to the ad hoc committee for further recommendations).Robin D66Kay D. D12Tabled2006-05-20
Nov AssemblySCWS Area continue to participate in the Pacific Regional Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (PRAASA) as they have in the past by sending Board Members as our representatives until such time as an appropriate alternative can be fully discussed by an ad hoc committee, the SCWS Area Committee, and subsequently presented to the SCWS.Carried2005-11-19
May AssemblyMoved that the assembly reaffirm the 1989 motion to send the Delegate, Alt. Delegate, Chairman, and the immediate Past Delegate as well as three to five other officers and/or coordinators to PRAASA, the number depending upon location and that the names of the additional officers be put in the hat ? excluding those who have been to PRAASA during the current three year term.Failed2005-05-21
May AssemblySend one experienced board member and four other board members to PRAASA every year with each board member attending only once during their term. Moved to table the motion for the duration of this Assembly.Carried2005-05-21
May Assembly$500 for PRASSA Committee start-up funds.Carried1992-05-16
May AssemblyCommittee decided that SCWS will send the Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairman and the immediate Past Delegate and in addition send 3 to 5 Officers and/or Coordinators each year to PRAASA, the number depending on the location of PRAASA and that all these names be put in the hat excluding only those have have gone to PRAASA during the current three-year term thus enabling all Officers and/or Coordinators to attend PRAASA at least once during the current term.Carried1989-05-20
Feb CommitteeCommittee decided to send Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairman, Past Delegate and 3 to 5 Officers and/or Coordinators depending on location and it will be those who have not gone during the current three-year term. They will be chosen by drawing of the names.Carried1989-02-18
Nov AssemblyRecommend that the Committee decides who goes to PRAASA in the future.Carried1988-11-19
Nov AssemblyRecommend participation in PRAASA.Carried1987-11-21
Nov AssemblyPRAASA participation.Carried1986-11-15
Nov AssemblySend to PRAASA 2/26-3/2/86 number of Coordinators as finances permit.Carried1985-11-16
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS not participate in the '85 Pacific Regional Meeting due to the distance involved, the expense that would be incurred and the closeness of the meeting date to that of the Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting.Carried1984-11-17
Feb CommitteeContribute to next Pacific Regional Committee sum enabling its initial fund to be in the sum of $500.Carried1984-02-18
Nov AssemblySend representation to Pacific Regional in San Diego.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblySend Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Past Delegate and Chairman to Pacific Regional in San Diego.Carried1983-11-19
Aug CommitteeIf invited, participate in the AA Pacific Regional and send Delegate.Carried1983-08-20
Feb CommitteePlace the names of the committee officers available to attend the March 1983, Pacific Regional Assembly in a hat and draw one name (in place of the Chairman, who cannot attend).Carried1983-02-19
Nov AssemblyIf invited to participate in Pacific Regional, send Delegate and Chairman.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyNovember Assembly - Motion carried that since PRAASA is in Anaheim in 1980 that we absorb the cost to GRs by reimbursing those who attend for Registration ($5.00) and mileage over 50 mile radius.Carried1979-11-01
May AssemblyMay Assembly Motion carried to pay expenses for the Delgate for PRAASA and the first SW Regional Service Seminar in Alguquerque in 1980. 1980 to be our last year to participate in PRAASA.Carried1979-05-01
Motion carried for Area to send our Delegate to the Pacific Reggional AA Conference (PRAASA) each year.Carried1972
Further motion carried that we support the Delegate retroactive to cover expenses of Pacific Regional (PRAASA)Carried1972

Regional Service Seminar

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyMoved that Board Members attend another RSS (Regional Service Seminar) in close proximity to our Area each year rather than PRAASA. Saadia D33YesFailed2006-05-20
May AssemblyGive $1500 to Regional Service Seminar (RSS) Committee for start-up expenses.Carried1991-05-18
Feb CommitteeRecommend to Assembly to approve budget for Regional Service Seminar.Carried1991-02-16
Nov AssemblySouthern California World Service proceeds with checking into bids for a 1991 Regional Service Seminar.Carried1989-11-18
May AssemblyThat all officers and coordinators from SCWS be allowed to attend the Southwest Regional Service Seminar in Salt Lake City, November 11-13, 1988.Carried1988-05-21
May AssemblyThat we participate as fully as possible at the Southwest Regional Service Seminar and send as many officers as feasable as finances will permit at the time. Decision to be made by the Officers/Coordinators Board Meeting.Carried1985-05-18

Regional Trustee

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyNominated Mary M. for TrusteeFailed2010-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat Pat R.'s nomination for Regional Trustee be by acclamation.Carried1995-11-18
Nov AssemblyBob L. named a Southwest Regional Trustee Candidate. Pat R. named Alternate Southwest Regional Trustee Candidate.Carried1989-11-18
Nov AssemblyRegional Trustee Candidate. Bernie Eskey declined. Pat Roche nominated but not present.Carried1986-11-15
Nov AssemblyFor special Assembly for a Trustee Candidate.Failed1986-11-15
Nov AssemblyBob L. nominated as our Area's Southwest Regional Trustee.Carried1983-11-19

Reimbursements: Delegate

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyThat 300 copies of the delegate's report of the Conference, at approximately .35 each, be distributed to each member of the May Assembly, beginning in May 2001Carried2000-05-20
Feb CommitteeThat the assembly to reconsider the decision to send the Delegate to the 1998 Al-Anon International Convention.Failed1998-02-21
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS Delegate be sent to the Al-Anon International Convention in Salt Lake City in 1998. (Expenses to include registration fee, airline, hotel for July 2-4 and $30 a day meal expense.)Carried1997-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat our Delegate be sent to the 1995 International Convention. Covered expenses to include registration, mileage, meals, and lodging.Carried1994-11-19
Nov AssemblySCWS pays for our Delegate's expenses at the International Convention in Seattle, 1990.Carried1989-11-18
Nov AssemblySCWS increase the fund we give our Delegate to the World Service Conference from $200 to $350Carried1989-11-18
Nov AssemblyDelegates' expenses $250 [for World Service Conference].Carried1985-11-16
May AssemblyTo send the Delegate to Montreal [AA International Convention with Al-Anon Participation].Carried1985-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat $200 be allotted to the SCWS Delegate as additional expenses in attending the '85 Conference.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblyAllot additional $200 for additional expenses for Delegate at Conference.Carried1983-11-19
Aug CommitteeSend at least Delegate to Southwest Regional Delegates meeting in March, 1984.Carried1983-08-20
Aug CommitteeIf invited, participate in the AA Pacific Regional and send Delegate.Carried1983-08-20
Nov AssemblyNovember Assembly Motion carried to pay the Delegate's expenses to the WSC in April, 1978.Carried1977-11-01
Nov AssemblyMotion carried to have SCWS pay expenses for the Delegate's trip (for the Conference) to New YorkCarried1976-11-01

Reimbursements: GRs/DRs/Committee Members

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyOur mileage/hotel reimbursement policy, for attendance at Assembly and Committee meetings, SCWS will reimburse mileage allowance after 100 miles, roundtriip and hotel allowance of $50 after 200 miles roundtrip, Assembly/Committee members (GRs, DRs, Convention and Intergroup Liaisons) for attendance at Assembly and Committee Meetings.Suzanne P. D21Martha D30Carried2011-05-21
May AssemblyThat milage allowance to increased to .30 per mile, beginning in August 2000Carried2000-05-20
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS change the amount of hotel reimbursement to $50 per night and leave mileage requirement at 100 miles (one way).Carried1998-11-21
May AssemblyRaise the overnight allowance for GRs and Committee Members from $15 to $25 for those that travel more than 100 miles one way.Carried1988-05-21
Feb CommitteeRaise $15 to $25 per night per person to voting members toward lodging concerning service travel expenses for SCWS Meetings.Carried1988-02-20
May Assembly$15 per night per person to voting members toward lodging concerning service travel expenses for SCWS meetings is the maximum allowed to those traveling in a 100-mile radius, making it a 200-mile round trip.Carried1982-05-15
May AssemblyCommittee's prior resolution authorizing $30 a night per person to Committee members toward lodging for service travel expenses for SCWS meetings is rescinded; $15 a night per person to Committee members toward lodging concerning service travel expenses for SCWS meetings is the maximum allowed to those eligible. To be eligible, distance traveled must be in a 100-mile radius, making it a 200-mile round trip.Carried1982-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat all DRs and voting committee members will be reimbursed $30 for one night's lodging if traveling over 100 miles round trip.Carried1981-11-21
To reimburse Committeemen the same as GRs (5 cents per mile beyond 50 mile radius.Carried1969
Pay Group Representative expenses beyond fifty miles of the Assembly meeting.Carried1964

Reimbursements: Officers/Coordinators:

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyThat all officers and coordinators from SCWS be allowed to attend the Southwest Regional Service Seminar in Salt Lake City, November 11-13, 1988.Carried1988-05-21
Nov AssemblyTo participate in Southwest Regional Delegates Conference by Officers.Carried1987-11-21
Nov AssemblyApproval for Regional Delegates Conference. Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Past Delegate and Chairman to attend.Carried1986-11-15
May AssemblyTo cover the expenses for Past Delegate to SW Regional Delegates Conference.Carried1986-05-17
Nov AssemblySend Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairman to Southwest Regional Delegates Meeting at Hawaii, 2/28-3/2/86 (funds permitting).Carried1985-11-16
May AssemblyThat we participate as fully as possible at the Southwest Regional Service Seminar and send as many officers as feasable as finances will permit at the time. Decision to be made by the Officers/Coordinators Board Meeting.Carried1985-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS send to the '85 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting its Delegate, Past Delegate, Alternate Delegate and Chairman.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblySend Delegate and Alternate Delegate to Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting in March 1984.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblyAlso send Chairman to March 1984 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting.Carried1983-11-19
Feb CommitteePlace the names of the committee officers available to attend the March 1983, Pacific Regional Assembly in a hat and draw one name (in place of the Chairman, who cannot attend).Carried1983-02-19
Nov AssemblyIf invited to participate in Pacific Regional, send Delegate and Chairman.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblySend Delegate, immediate Past Delegate and present Alternate Delegate to 1983 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting in Salt Lake City.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyProvide Delegate, immediate Past Delegate and present Alternate Delegate, for said 1983 Southwest Regional Delegates Meeting, maximum sum of $500 each for expenses, all unused funds to be returned to SCWS.Carried1982-11-20
May AssemblySend Delegate, Alternate Delegate and Chairman to the Southwest Regional Seminar Meeting in Phoenix (Nov. 12-14, 1982), paying to each the registration cost of $70 ( which includes lodging and a meal each day) and traveling expenses.Carried1982-05-15
Nov AssemblyRecommend to the Assembly to reimburse the expenses of the Delegate, Alternate Delegate and immediate Past Delegate to the Southwest Regional Assembly in March, 1982 in Las Vegas.Carried1981-11-21

SOS Workshop

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblySharing of Service Workshop once again to be held once anually on the 3rd Saturday of January in the same location where the Assembly meets.Allen D27Joyce D30Carried2012-05-19
May AssemblySCWS hold two Sharing of Service Workshops per year, one in the northern part of the Area and one in the southern part of the Area. The workshops will be located within driving time of attendees in mind. The Alternate Delegate will be overall chairman of both events, with the program chairman and committee members selected from each region. Carolyn D39Barbara W. D9Carried2008-05-17
May AssemblyTo reserve building for January 1988 SOS.Carried1987-05-16
May AssemblyFor SOS to be January 18, 1986.Carried1985-05-18
Aug CommitteeRemit $100 to Fullerton Senior Citizens Multi-Service Center to reserve tentative date for '85 SOS, a date in either late January or late March.Carried1984-08-18
May Assembly1984 SOS. to be held in January.Carried1983-05-21
Nov Assembly1983 S.O.S. be held on March 26.Carried1982-11-20
May AssemblyMay Assembly Motion carried to have SCWS Committee select the Chairman, Site and program for the SOS.Carried1976-05-01
May AssemblyMay Assembly Motion carried to hold the 1976 SOS Workshop at the Edgewater Hyatt in Long Beach.Carried1975-05-01
Motion carried to have the SOS in February.Carried1975
Motion carried to have SOS remain a Workshop.Carried1975
To "go-ahead" with Al-Anon Convention (later S.O.S.) and suggested that food functions not be highlighted.Carried1974
To move DR meeting to March to keep February open for the "Workshop."Carried1972

Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
May AssemblyThat SCWS cover extra night of hotel expenses for SWRDM.Carried1997-05-17
May AssemblyThat SCWS raise contribution to SWRDM to $60.Carried1997-05-17
Nov AssemblySouthern California World Service proceeds with checking into bids for a 1991 Regional Service Seminar.Carried1989-11-18
Nov AssemblyApproval for Regional Delegates Conference. Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Past Delegate and Chairman to attend.Carried1986-11-15
May AssemblyTo cover the expenses for Past Delegate to SW Regional Delegates Conference.Carried1986-05-17
Nov AssemblySend Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairman to Southwest Regional Delegates Meeting at Hawaii, 2/28-3/2/86 (funds permitting).Carried1985-11-16
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS send to the '85 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting its Delegate, Past Delegate, Alternate Delegate and Chairman.Carried1984-11-17
Nov AssemblySend Delegate and Alternate Delegate to Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting in March 1984.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblyAlso send Chairman to March 1984 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting.Carried1983-11-19
Nov AssemblySend Delegate, immediate Past Delegate and present Alternate Delegate to 1983 Southwest Regional Delegates' Meeting in Salt Lake City.Carried1982-11-20
Nov AssemblyProvide Delegate, immediate Past Delegate and present Alternate Delegate, for said 1983 Southwest Regional Delegates Meeting, maximum sum of $500 each for expenses, all unused funds to be returned to SCWS.Carried1982-11-20
May AssemblySend Delegate, Alternate Delegate and Chairman to the Southwest Regional Seminar Meeting in Phoenix (Nov. 12-14, 1982), paying to each the registration cost of $70 ( which includes lodging and a meal each day) and traveling expenses.Carried1982-05-15
Nov AssemblyRecommend to the Assembly to reimburse the expenses of the Delegate, Alternate Delegate and immediate Past Delegate to the Southwest Regional Assembly in March, 1982 in Las Vegas.Carried1981-11-21

Spanish Services

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyThat our Delegate request at the next World Service Conference that Spanish translations of the Forum be made available by the WSO.Carried1997-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS purchase 4-channel translation transmitter and 13 receivers at a cost of $1,864 plus tax.Carried1996-11-16
May AssemblyAdd on a trial basis for three years, a new district (District 64) comprised of Group Representatives from Spanish-speaking meetings.Carried1991-05-18
Aug CommitteeTo form a committee to make contact with Spanish groups.Carried1985-08-17

State Convention

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Aug CommitteeMotion made to present the idea of holding a North/South Convention in the middle part of California to the next panel.Heidi D24Paula D27Carried2008-08-15
May AssemblyRemaining funds in State Al-Anon Convention be divided equally between Northern and Southern California Al-Anon Assemblies.Carried1993-05-15
May AssemblyThat SCWS participate in the next Al-Anon State Convention. Carried1990-05-19
May AssemblyThat SCWS recommend to Al-Anon State Convention Planning Committee that the Al-Anon State Convention be every two years rather than every three years.Carried1990-05-19
Nov AssemblyExpenses for the State Convention Committee (Southern California Members) be covered as this Committee is sponsored by SCWS and amend including 20 cents a mile, $25 lodging for planning meetings only.Carried1988-11-19
Feb CommitteeGuidelines for the Al-Anon State Convention presented by Joyce A.Carried1988-02-20
May AssemblyTo have North and South Conference every three years starting 1989.Carried1987-05-16
Nov AssemblyRecommend to have North and South Conference every two years starting 1988.Carried1986-11-15
May AssemblyDelegate to appoint the Chairman from Southern California for the Northern and Southern Conference each year.Carried1985-05-18
May AssemblyTo make the "Start-Up Fund" for $1,000 for this year.Carried1985-05-18
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS proceed with plans for a convention with NCWS.Carried1984-11-17

Translation Equipment

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblyAuthorize spending $4039 to purchase translation equipmentTom E. D69Maria D30Carried2008-11-15
Nov AssemblyThat translation guidelines be accepted as submitted with the addition that district functions do not need to provide deposit.Carried1999-11-20
Feb CommitteeThat the deposit on the translation equipment be raised from $100 to $500.Carried1998-02-21
Nov AssemblyThat SCWS purchase 4-channel translation transmitter and 13 receivers at a cost of $1,864 plus tax.Carried1996-11-16
May AssemblyJune D., Spanish Services, presented Translation Equipment Contract.Carried1988-05-21
Nov AssemblyPurchase of translator equipment.Carried1987-11-21

Voice/Vote

EventMotionMade BySeconded ByResultDate
Nov AssemblySuspend rules in order to nominate a person who was not present at the Assembly but willing to stand for the Treasurer position.Carried2008-11-15
Special AssemblyA two thirds majority be required for motions today.Carried2004-10-16
Special AssemblyLimit discussion on each motion to thirty minutes.Carried2004-10-16
May AssemblyThat anyone present have voice.Carried2004-05-15
Nov AssemblyThat full Assembly have voice as per page 125, #4 of the SCWS Service Manual. Motion amended as follows: That Delegate, Officers, Coordinators, District Representatives and Group Representatives have voice at the Assembly.Carried1996-11-16
Aug CommitteeRecommend to the Assembly to reaffirm that the members of the Assembly (GRs, DRs, Officers, Coordinators, Past Delegates, Intergroup Liaisons and designated Convention Chairpersons) have voice at the Assembly. Only GRs vote.Carried1996-08-17
May AssemblyNovember Election Procedures: That if after balloting a 2/3 majority has not been reached, that the choice be made by lot between the two high candidates.Carried1996-05-18
May AssemblyNovember Election Procedures: That election be decided by lot after three ballots.Carried1996-05-18
May AssemblyThat Southern California Past Delegates be given voice at the Committee Meetings and Assemblies. Amended motion to read: Any Past Delegate or Trustee to be given voice at the Committee Meetings and Assemblies.Carried1996-05-18
May AssemblyTo expand those eligible for Treasurer to include Alternate District Reps and District treasurers.Failed1993-05-15
Nov AssemblyGroup Rep may have a voice at SCWS Committee meetings if their District Rep or Alternate DR are not present.Carried1992-11-21
Nov AssemblyRecommend that only voting members have a voice at World Service Meetings.Carried1988-11-19
Aug CommitteeRecommend that we follow our policy manual, Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work (pages 14-16) to determine who has voice at World Service Meetings.Carried1988-08-20
Nov AssemblyThat one more (third) ballot for Delegate be taken, with the individual having the majority of votes being elected Delegate.Carried1984-11-17
May AssemblyAll GRs eligible to vote (in order to vote at November Assembly meeting) be registered by 11/3/84.Carried1984-05-19
May AssemblyHandle the selection of Regional Trustee nominees in the same fashion as last time: resum?s to the Delegate by 8/1/83, printed in the Bulletin and voted on at November Assembly meeting.Carried1983-05-21