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PROPOSAL - RECRUITMENT of MEDITATION GROUP LEADERS (06/12/2023, updated 29/01/2024)

1. A notice of need is sent out monthly via Whatsapp Meditation Group by a designated group member, in addition to the ongoing scripted request in daily meditation meetings.

2. When an opening is anticipated or known, the opening is announced in each meditation meeting, e.g. we are seeking a leader for the Thursday Meditation Group.

3. A "Meditation Leader Description” is available and linked to on the WhatsApp GAA Meditation Group & Leader pages, as well in the Business Forum Meditation Group.


1. Have 30 days abstinence and attended 10 meditation meetings.

2. Prepare for and lead a weekly 1 hour meditation meeting.

3. Select meditations from a variety of sources to share or lead your own meditation.

4. Be on time for your meeting, preferably no less than 5 minutes before the start time.

5. Post a meeting notice 10 - 30 minutes prior to your meeting on General WhatsApp Groups, Meditation WhatsApp Group, and any other groups the leader belongs to.

6. Follow substitute guidelines if you are unable to lead your meeting. Post requests for a substitute on Whatsapp - Meditation Group & Meditation Leaders Group and/or directly to current group leaders.

7. Provide information about your availability to substitute, this information is included in Group Conscience Meeting Minutes and helps other leaders know who they can call on.

8. Check WhatsApp Meditation Leaders Group and Meditation Group regularly to respond to substitute requests. Respond yes or no to these requests. This helps the requesting leader know who and who is not available.

9. Last minute cancellations are discouraged, with the understanding these happen on occasion. If it cannot be avoided, reach out ASAP for coverage, following substitute guidelines.

10. If you switch days with another meeting leader announce this in the Whatsapp Meeting Leaders Group and Meditation Group.

11. Regularly assess your capacity & availability to lead/sub and inform the Group Conscience if this changes. Consistent absences, tardiness, and last minute withdrawals from leading or a commitment to substitute affect our common welfare and ability to support members.

These actions may indicate you have too much on your plate and need assistance or to consider stepping down. Leaders are encouraged to reach out for assistance via WhatsApp in the Meditation Leaders Group.

If such actions as noted continue and/or affects the quality of the Meditation Meeting the Group Conscience may consider asking a leader to step down.

12.If you decide to step back as a leader, inform others via Whatsapp Meditation Leaders and the Meditation Group.

13.Bring to the Group Conscience any concerns or questions about your group.

14.Attend the Group Conscience whenever possible to help guide the Meditation Group.

15. With experience, and given availability, provide support to new meeting leaders.


Experienced leaders help support new leaders in learning their role, this includes:
o Providing the job description and review of responsibilities.
o Access to & review of meeting leader script.
o Run through on how to use ZOOM.
o Review of Troll Guidelines
o Review of substitute guidelines.
o Orientation to Business Forum, Group Conscience, and how to use WhatsApp to assist you in your role.
o Co-leadership at first few meetings to assist new leader in meeting management.


“GAA Meditation Meetings are led by people like you! And being of service in this way can be a vital part of your recovery and the recovery of others in this fellowship. If you’re interested in leading just respond here or talk to a meeting leader, the next time you're at a Meditation Group. 30 days abstinence and attending 10 meditation meetings are the basic requirements.

“If you’re looking to be of service and appreciate meditation the GAA Meditation Group is in need of people like you! To learn more, respond here or talk to the Meditation Leader at your next meditation meeting. 30 days abstinence and attending 10 meditation meetings are the basic requirements.”

“Are you looking for ways to be of service to others in GAA? How about leading or becoming a substitute leader for the Meditation Group? Any Meditation leader would be happy to talk with you about what leading involves and if it's right for you! Just respond here or reach out in your next Meditation Meeting to get things started. 30 days abstinence and attending 10 meditation meetings are the basic requirements.[/size]
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