How to Start a Meeting

How to Start a Meeting

  1. Set Day, Time and Start Date
  2. Type of Meeting – Speaker, Open Discussion, Steps, Literature etc
  3. Name the Meeting
  4. Register the meeting with CAFAA
    • Go to Central Service Committee Zoom meeting any Sunday at 5:30pm ET (first week) or 5:45pm ET (all other weeks) – ID 864 9601 6829 – password – calm
    • If you can’t attend, contact a CSC member to get CSC email list and send out group email to get meeting registered
    • Tell CSC your plans and vision for the meeting, any info that would be helpful for them to know, consider suggestions if any
    • If you’re emailing, ask for their feedback and confirmation by a certain date
  5. Start the meeting on Zoom
  6. Get the meeting on the website
    • Contact Tom S., Secretary of CSC, (until we have a new Website Coordinator) with all the details about the meeting – Tom S., VA 703-347-2462; x413@icloud.com
  7. Get the word out
    • During the announcement section of meetings, announce your new meeting, the Zoom id and password. Good idea to announce at least a week in advance, on as many meetings as possible
    • You can post it on the WhatsApp CAFAA Outreach group http://chat.whatsapp.com/GeNcqJwMc6v8rilmJbhFpo
    • Let the CSC know the meeting is live and the start date
    • Spread the word about the meeting via texts and outreach calls — consider asking members if they’d like to do service with you (secretary, speaker, booker, co-chair, etc.)
  8. Format
    • Contact the chair of a meeting with a format similar to your meeting and ask them to email it to you so you can edit it to suit your new meeting
    • For help with formats or to access a selection of formats, contact Justy, CA; 510-646-2939; justyrenson@gmail.com

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