This Committee is co‐chaired by the two immediate Past Delegates. Four current District Committee Members (DCMs), selected by the Co‐Chairs, also serve on the Committee. The Area Chairperson is an ex‐officio member of the Committee.
Updates the Book of Motions and the Book of Current Practices quarterly. Updates the Legacy of Service at the end of even numbered years. Maintains the history of all of Area 15’s passed motions (1970‐2006) in The Book of Resolutions.
Holds quarterly meetings to fulfill its responsibilities. E‐mails Area Webmaster an updated copy of the Book of Motions and the Book of Current Practices quarterly. E‐mails the Area Webmaster an updated copy of the Legacy of Service at the end of even numbered years. Provides newly elected Area Officers, Area Committee Chairs and District Chairs an updated copy of the Current Practices Binder at the beginning of odd numbered years. The Binder includes the Book of Motions, the Book of Current Practices, The Legacy of Service, a Forms section and an Historical Documents section (containing the Area 15 Charters and the Book of Resolutions 1970‐2006). Presents a report of Committee activities orally at the Area business meeting and in written form for inclusion in the Area minutes. Provides the Area Finance Committee with an annual request for funds at budget time.
Book of Motions
The Book of Motions is a chronological record of every motion that has come before the Area body for discussion, along with the result of the motion – pass or fail.?
Book of Current Practices
The Book of Current Practices is a document which includes only the motions which dictate how Area 15 functions today. Obsolete motions are not included in the Book of Current Practices.
To clarify, let?s look at a simple example…
Motion A passes for the Treatment Committee to receive $100 every quarter for the purchase of literature. At that point in time, Motion A would be the current practice. However, a few years later, Motion B passes for the Treatment Committee to receive $200 every quarter for the purchase of literature. Clearly, Motion B supersedes Motion A.? At that point, Motion A would be removed from the Book of Current Practices and only Motion B would remain, as that is the current practice.
Legacy of Service
The Legacy of Service is the collected experience of the Committee Chairs and Area Officers.