Thank you for beginning the process of forming an Area. During the 2016 – 2017 Service Year the Area Coordinating Committee (ACC) will work actively with Groups and the ISO office to align Groups with Areas.
Motion 2016 D0003, the Area Formation Process, offers these guidelines in items a. and b. below.
a. As described in Motion 2015-D007, Areas should be based upon the commonalities of geographical proximity, language, or electronic meeting modality (e.g., telemeetings).
b. Groups will be encouraged to submit an Area Proposal when approximately 20 groups are aligned together, with a goal of attaining a 30-group minimum by the year 2025, as described in Motion 2015-D007. Some exceptions will be made. (Being aligned with an Area does not necessarily mean that a group actively participates in the Area but that the group is simply contained within the geography or other commonality that describes the Area.)
Within these guidelines an Area may include 60 or more groups or as few as 20. Still exceptions can be made for groups in isolated locations that have a limited number of available groups.
You are encouraged to draw borders for an Area that best suits your location ever mindful that your borders will also become the borders of adjoining Areas. We are all challenged to do what is best for SAA as a whole.
Please send a completed copy of this form with subject of “Proposed ISO AREA Registration”:
(send as a file attachment or scanned document)
By postal mail: PO BOX 70949; Houston TX 77270-0949
By fax: 713-692-0105
Special Meeting Information
Some groups do not publish their meeting location to the internet. Information provided on this form DOES NOT change that agreement. We use the group information from this form to associate Groups with the proposed Area that will serve them so we need, at minimum, enough information to identify each group.