1990 Policy Re: Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings

From: "CoDA Announcements" <codalist@codependents.org>
Subject: 1990 Policy Re: Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings
Date: March 10th 2019
After reviewing the 2018 Motion related to the use of Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings that was presented at the 2018 CSC Conference (Motion Key 4974, Number 18005), and after listening to the recordings of the conference, the Board would like to confirm the results of this Motion as follows: 
  1. The original CSC motion had some verbiage changes, that did not include the original 1990 policy. The Board was asked to table the motion until the 1990 policy was distributed.
  2. After the 1990 policy was passed out, the motion came back to the floor and crafting was made. 
  3. Originally the motion was supposed to only have approved literature at meetings.
  4. After discussion and crafting, the only change was to the last sentence of the 1990 policy to say “If, after considering the above points, a group chooses to use outside literature, an announcement ought to be made at the beginning and end of the reading of said literature.”
  5. This was confirmed by listening to the audio to confirm the motion was correct and the “Policy Regarding Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings” was updated on 10/12/18 as above.  This is now posted on the website (go to News from CSC 2018 on the Main Page or see the following link: http://coda.org/index.cfm/service-info/delegate-package/2018-delegate-package/policy-regarding-outside-literature-at-coda-meetings/)
  6. This will become part of the Fellowship Service Manual, within Section 2, Meeting Handbook.
In Service,

Nancy o.

CoDA Board Secretary



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