Nominating Committee Procedures
- The Nominating Committee consists of six members in 2019. The Board asked the Structure Committee to put together a committee and these six were available to work on the job from March through August. All have between 6-41 years of abstinence.
- The NC is working to get a slate of 12 GSA candidates and one Class B Trustee (not a compulsive eater) that will be presented at the World Service Conference 2019.
- In our Bylaws, it suggests three-year rotation of trustees and officers, so we are trying to achieve that goal.
- Anyone who meets the criteria below may fill out a Nomination Form, attach his/her résumé/background to it and send it in to the email address below.
- In August, the Chair of the NC will present to the WSC delegates the candidates and share their experience and strengths and explain the reasons for recommendation.
- The accepted slate will join the Board at the October meeting following the WSC.
- After WSC 2019, the NC will maintain a list of interested candidates in case of any vacancy.
- Nominations may come from the prospective board member or another GreySheeter.
- Within 30 days of receiving a suggestion, the NC will ensure that the candidate is willing and eligible to accept a position on the Board before adding him/her to the list.
Qualifications for Becoming a Trustee
The following are the qualifications for becoming a trustee, and by submitting an application, the applicant agrees to follow them to the best of his/her abilities:
- Be an active member of GSA who has at least five years of back-to-back abstinence. For Class B Trustees (not a compulsive eater): Have the desire to serve on the GSAWS Board of Trustees to share your experience gained in business, health organizations, other 12-Step program World Service Boards.
- Be committed to working the GSA Steps, Traditions and Concepts of GSA. For Class B Trustees: have a working understanding of the GSA 12 Steps, Traditions and Concepts. Each of the 12 Board members has one Tradition and one Concept to know thoroughly.
- Be committed to service as a way of life and be willing to grow through service and its challenges. Be available with the skills, time and organization to competently fulfill commitments to GreySheeter's Anonymous World Service Board of Trustees and the GSA World Service Conferences.
- Be a team player willing and able to work with others in recovery. Be willing to speak up in any discussion to give your opinions about what is being decided. Your thoughts may inspire someone else’s vote. Know that you will be ready to volunteer to handle some tasks and to do them promptly and competently as part of the BOT team.
- Demonstrate the flexibility and willingness to work with others when the group conscience is not your first choice.
- Have both the technology (telephone, computer, printer, Zoom and email) and communication skills (written, verbal, and temperament) to facilitate group process.
- Have the time to travel to any GreySheeters Anonymous WSC conference, expenses for which will be paid by GSAWS.
- Know that you will have many meetings that the board is expected to attend:
- 1.5 hrs. monthly Board meeting on Zoom
- 1 hr. monthly (?) for whatever committee you will be the liaison for
- an InterGroup meeting if available to share what the Board is doing
- quarterly Town Hall meetings. These meetings are very interesting, but they do take some time.