There were talks about effective communication. Connecting is the most important thing we do at the base of our inverted pyramid of a service structure. Our connections to the fellowship insure that we can take overall actions to help OA grow, for example, improving the OA web site, OA.org, our electronic front door.
Another aspect of communications can be directly addressed here on the Region 1 Trustee Blog.
Our 12 Traditions are the grease that allows our meetings and our fellowship to operate smoothly. Members frequently send questions about the Traditions and perceived Tradition breaks to the trustees. In the past, these inquires have been answered to the best of each trustee’s ability. (often with input from other trustees to broaden the base of ESH). This style of one on one communicating means that the information is not available to other members and meetings to use as a resource as they seek their own group conscience on different issues. Margie, our previous Region 1 Trustee, started to post the Tradition inquiries or other inquires that might be of general interest on this Blog. I plan to continue that model. This BLOG can continue to be a forum for these discussions. When a tradition question reaches me from Region 1, I will post my response and you can post your point of view. It will not name names of course, just different takes on how the traditions inform our meeting life and our personal lives. I appreciate your input. We are all guardians of our Traditions because we need and want OA to survive and thrive. Ours is a program of individual responsibility and combined grace. I hope you will become part of this conversation. Together we can support each other as we trudge the road of happy destiny!