Are AA District Committee Members (DCMs) supposed to be paid a conference "Stipend" for their work? Well if you are in Alcoholics Anonymous Multi-District Area 54 in Sumter County (the same as Akron, Ohio and Dr. Bobs Shrine (http://www.drbobshome.com/) they just raised the "stipend" from $75 to $100.
AKRON MULTIDISTRICT 1, 2, 3, 4, 49, 50, 60,62
MINUTES FOR JANUARY 19, 1013
Meeting opened with I Am Responsible Pledge & Serenity Prayer @ 1602
• Roosevelt T-D2- At the Front Porch moved from D4 to D2—to recruit GSR
• Bill H- D1-Update Group Services Info ; Bridging Gap Program-Treatment Facilities given
recovery coaches provided according to zip codes
• Ron O – D62- Sobriety Station in Barberton @ 6:30 needs help
• Dave R- D3- moved out of his district—unable to f/u at most of meetings as of late
• Carol T- D4- gave resignation letter
• Dark Districts * Vincent W nominated as replacement DCM for Carol T in District 4-- voted
and approved * other talk of Dark District tabled to next meeting
• Brought to table to increase conference stipend for DCM's from $75 to $100—voted and approved
Tradition 8 (Long Form)
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics. Such special services may be well recompensed. But our usual A.A. “12 Step” work is never to be paid for.
Is going to a "conference" for alcoholics with alcoholics a form of 12 Step Work? Why is it being paid for?