WSO is the World Service Organization of Adult Children of Alcoholics. It acts as the central agency of the program, gathering and disseminating meeting information; creating and distributing literature for use in the Family Groups and provides information to the general public.
| The Call for Proposals
If your group is planning to submit a ballot proposal for consideration at the 2024 Annual Business Conference, the deadline for submission of a first draft is Friday, October 20, 2023. Once a first draft is submitted, edits are possible and final submission deadline for revised proposals is November 10, 2023.|
The Ballot Process solicits input from the ACA fellowship for issues and ideas for possible inclusion on the ABC agenda. Registered groups are invited to offer proposals of benefit to the groups and members, worldwide.
A floor motion from the 2023 ABC to suspend the ballot process was referred to the WSO Board of Trustees. Having heard the sentiment of the Delegates and after conferring with the Ballot Prep Committee, the Board made a decision to continue the ballot process. The Ballot Prep Committee (BPC) will shepherd the process in its current form.
If your group has an idea to benefit ACA worldwide, they may submit it as a Proposal. Each Proposal could become an item on a Ballot. Registered global ACA groups will be able to vote on the Proposals in March and the results will help set the agenda of the Annual Business Conference (ABC). During the ABC, Delegates discuss the various Proposals submitted by registered ACA meetings, Intergroups, Regions and the ACA Board of Trustees, as well as the WSO Committees.
The Proposal process is rather simple. First, talk amongst yourselves. Each Proposal is the product of a Group Conscience. An individual member may initiate an idea, however the Proposal is fashioned and offered by the group.
Next, go to the Ballot Prep Committee (BPC) web page https://acawso.org/bpc/ . There you will find The Proposal Guidelines document. This will help your group determine if they have a Proposal to submit. Sometimes a proposal has a limited scope, better directed to an Intergroup or Region. The BPC accepts only proposals that have global relevance, which will impact ACA, as a whole.
Sometimes a proposal would be better directed toward a specific WSO Committee. We urge your group to reach out to the committee best suited to implement your proposal. It’s an ideal way to learn more about their work and to even find a place to do service, and they may already have similar projects underway. A list of committees is included in The Proposal Guidelines.
On occasion, the BPC may recognize strong similarities between individual Proposals and may suggest combining these Proposals in order to consolidate the Ballot or expedite the ABC proceedings. Submitting groups may also be contacted if there are any questions of clarity.
In the past the BPC has offered ‘Crafting A Proposal’ workshops to assist groups in fashioning a clear and compelling Proposal. We are unsure at this time whether a workshop will be offered this season. If a workshop is scheduled, all groups will be notified. A recording of a previous Proposal workshop may be found here.
Proposal process details, and a link
to the submission form are posted at https://acawso.org/bpc/ . The deadline for submissions isOctober 20, 2023. After the
initial submission, your group will be able to make edits to your proposal, if needed, until November 10, 2023. The BPC is available at any time for consultations with your group regarding the language of your proposal.
|Email Here If you have any questions about this Proposal process.|
In order for an individual or ACA service body to present a Workshop or Event under the umbrella of the ACA name, it must adhere to the following criteria:
Dear ACA Groups and Delegates,
Dear ACA Groups and Delegates,
There will be three different registration forms:
Delegates are representatives of WSO registered meetings, InterGroups or Regions. |
An individual may only register to represent one group at the conference.
Existing Delegates who plan to attend do not have to re-register.
The QDM agenda is based on the direction of the ABC2023 and your voices expressed in the ABC2023
Survey. This agenda can be found at HERE
The QDM will be chaired by Carmen B. and Brian Ph. Let us give our spiritual support for them to continue our Tradition 1,respecting each other as ACA slowly and steadily grows.
If you are able to volunteer for a service role at the QDM, please message Edmundas V. on Slack or send an email to HERE .
Thank you to each volunteer for making it all happen and let us all connect in service for ACA.
The ABC Committee
Brian Ph., CarmenB., Edmundas V., and Marcus H., Committee Co-Chairs