Did you know that S-Anon International Family Groups, Inc. is guided by a volunteer Board of Trustees?

As a non-profit, S-Anon is required, by law, to maintain a Board of Trustees (BOT) but the function of this group is more than just to check a box for the Internal Revenue Service. The BOT is responsible for making administrative, legal, and financial decisions for the fellowship of S-Anon and performs some of the following functions:

  • Serves as guardian of S-Anon’s Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service
  • Provides guidance in matters of policy
  • Serves as custodian and guarantor of good management of the WSO
  • Monitors and supports the accomplishment of strategic goals of BOT Committees
  • Approves the annual budget and maintains prudent reserves

The work of the BOT does not stop there though! All in all, the BOT ensures the security of S-Anon’s future for the benefit of the common welfare and for those who are yet to come.

We’d like to introduce you to some of the wonderful, dedicated members who are currently serving on the BOT:

Mercedes S., Board of Trustees Chair, botchair@sanon.org
Greta B., Board of Trustees Secretary, botsecretary@sanon.org
Dawnielle A., Board of Trustees Treasurer, bottreasurer@sanon.org
Lindsay W., World Service Office Executive Director, executivedirector@sanon.org
Julie S., Literature Committee Chair, lc@sanon.org
Kathleen S., Policy & Service Communications Committee Chair, pscc@sanon.org
Allie H., S-Ateen Committee Chair, s-ateen@sanon.org
Robin A., Public Information & Outreach Committee Chair, pioc@sanon.org
Jeanne H., World Service Conference Committee Chair, wscc@sanon.org
Pam M., Southwest Regional Trustee, southwestrt@sanon.org
Pam S., Midwest Regional Trustee, midwestrt@sanon.org
Vickie M., Southeast Regional Trustee, southeastrt@sanon.org

We are looking to add more members to our roster! Could this be the year that you step up to service as a member of the Board of Trustees?

According to the BOT Bylaws, the BOT is intended to be composed of 20 S-Anon members but only 12 positions are currently represented. Below are the current vacant BOT positions:

Board of Trustees Co-Chair
International Convention Committee Chair
Archives Committee Chair
Western Canada Regional Trustee
West Regional Trustee
Northeast Regional Trustee
Northwest Regional Trustee
Eastern Central Regional Trustee (Election in process)

Over the years, some have shared that a tipping point in deciding to serve within the S-Anon fellowship started with the realization that “someone” must have written our literature or answered the newcomer’s phone calls and from there, came to a humbling understanding that the goal of carrying the message of recovery is entirely dependent on an organized structure. How else would we ensure that S-Anon will continue to be available for the years to come?

Would you like to know more information about the responsibilities, requirements, and qualifications to serve in a Trustee position?

 August 13, 2020

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