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2024 March 23 LitCom Meeting and Minutes

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:45 am
by ADH
Service positions:
Chair: Xander H
Co-chair: Adrienne?

Agenda:
1. Opening with prayer for serenity
2. Approval of the minutes of the business meeting on March 9 viewtopic.php?p=3957
3. Election of new chair for Literature Committee
4. Progress reports over various projects:
https://www.gamingaddictsanonymous.org/ ... -committee
* Stories of recovery
* Service manual
* GAA basic text
* Twelve step guidebook
* FAQ wording and God (see minutes March 9: item 7 viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1221)
5. Steps intro, Commentary from GSC, discussion
6. Any other business?
7. Close meeting with the serenity prayer.

Re: 2024 March 23 LitCom Meeting and Minutes

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:24 pm
by Skald
G.A.A. Literature Committee Meeting Notes

March 23, 2024
Attending voting members :
Scott, Jennie, Lizzie, Major
Lizzie is now a voting member of the Literature Committee ! 

Jonathan Lu: First meeting w/ Literature Committee.

Service positions:
Chair: Xander H. - absent
Co-chair: Adrienne - absent 


Temporary Chair for today: Scott
Notetaker: Major

Agenda:
1. Opening with prayer for serenity


2. Approval of the minutes of the business meeting on March 9 viewtopic.php?p=3957
Approved by Committee

3. Election of new chair for Literature Committee
* Reminder: Literature Co-chairs term runs to end of May.

4. Progress reports over various projects:
https://www.gamingaddictsanonymous.org/ ... -committee


* Introduction to the Recovery Steps.
Steps Intro: Meeting time spent word smithing this Intro page.

The group discussed the Steps intro webpage and discussed concerns:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hA3 ... x9z5w/edit


Comments from GSC members:
• Lack of context: where would this appear on the website? Is this intended as an introduction to the list of the Steps themselves? A general intro to the program?
• Not inspirational: gives basic info but doesn’t inspire anyone to do steps. Would love to capture transformational power.
• Should we emphasize that the steps are not just “a suggested program of recovery we’ve found useful…” but that they are our program of recovery? The idea is not to say this is the only possible program of recovery, but that the steps are the program of recovery at the heart of GAA.

Motion to send back steps intro to Lit Comm. Rationale: need more context, more powerful description that would give people motivation to work the steps, and discussion may be needed about "a program" vs "our program”

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hA3 ... 7blygmtzwd


Group made editing notes on Google Docs for the Intro page and will seek to edit next meeting April 20th.


[. Many GAA members use the twelve steps. Like most other recovery fellowships, all parts of our program are suggestions that we are free to try out or disregard. GAA is a program of abstinence, mutual support, and shared experience. One common suggestion is to work the twelve steps, but no one is pressured to do so. Some members choose not to try them or to try other suggestions first. ]


Other Items not addressed today:

Stories of recovery.

Service manual

GAA basic text

Twelve step guidebook

FAQ wording and God (see minutes March 9: item 7 viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1221)

5. Steps intro, Commentary from GSC, discussion


6. Any other business?


7. Close meeting with the serenity prayer.

Next Meeting: April 20th, 2024 12:00noon PT, 3:00pm ET, 8:00pm CET