Unofficial Trustee Agenda – Louisville 2019


The Louisville Agenda is being compiled via categories. This rolling agenda shows the items as they are added; however, the final version will show similar items grouped together. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, may elect to pick specific items of the agenda to be heard out of the order in which they will be arranged, irrespective of when they were submitted. The final agenda and all other necessary documents will be available under the Meeting Materials link.
Please consult your Confidential Trustee Listing to contact any of the Trustees that have listed items in this or any other section. Let them know your thoughts about these items as they will be able to revise their items without limit and resubmit them up until 60 days prior to the next conference when the agenda will be finalized.


Category Entries Last Entry
Tabled From Orlando
Conference Bids
Items Up For 2nd Vote
New Business 9 01/01/19
Total Items on the Louisville Agenda 9 01/01/19


Tabled From Orlando


Conference Bids



Items Up for Second Vote



New Business


1. Combo Book Change

Page 14 of the Yellow Book. First paragraph. Include “bowling leagues”.

Current Version: Does this mean I can’t even participate in a little penny ante game or a world series pool?

It means exactly that. A stand has to be made somewhere and Gamblers Anonymous members have found the first bet is the one to avoid, even though it may be as little as matching for a cup of coffee. This includes Internet gambling, bingo, the stock market, commodities, options, buying or playing lottery tickets, raffle tickets, flipping a coin, fantasy sports or entering the office sport pool.

Proposed version: Does this mean I can’t even participate in a little penny ante game or a world series pool?

It means exactly that. A stand has to be made somewhere and Gamblers Anonymous members have found the first bet is the one to avoid, even though it may be as little as matching for a cup of coffee. This includes Internet gambling, bingo, the stock market, commodities, options, buying or playing lottery tickets, raffle tickets, flipping a coin, fantasy sports, bowling leagues or entering the office sport pool.

Stuart B. – Area 14


2. Appropriate Literature

One size fits all baseball cap, color Navy Blue

White embroidery – “MAKE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS (centered)

GREAT AGAIN” (centered)

Sample to be available prior to Trustee Meeting.

Bill B. – Area 6


3. Committee Related

Create an ad-hoc committee tasked with formally defining the relationship between Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon, including, but not limited to, whether our relationship with Gam-Anon should be more formalized and subsequently addressed in the Guidance Code, Group Handbook, and any other GA-approved literature. This committee will then present its findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees as a whole

Jack R. – Area 1A


4. Discussion Item

Discuss Ways to improve and grow telephone conference call.

Steve F. – Area 1


5. Literature Change

On page 1 of the Stock Market, Retirement Accounts and Gamblers Anonymous booklet, in the first paragraph, change page 17 to page 14, and change grammar from “this includes the stock market…” to “this includes…the stock market…”

Current Version: Gamblers Anonymous does not advocate involvement in the stock market. On Page 17 of the combo book it states “don’t gamble for anything, this includes the stock market…”

Proposed Version:  Gamblers Anonymous does not advocate involvement in the stock market. On Page 14 of the combo book it states “don’t gamble for anything, this includes…the stock market…”

Steve F. – Area 1


6. Committee Related 

Propose Using zoom to fulfill both Phone and Virtual video meeting Formats.

Bernard Z. – Area 9


7. I.S.O. Procedures

A Recommendation to add as part of the procedure of a new GA Room starting the following:

Basic contact information for a Trustee from their area or of an adjoining area so that they have support should be within the Starter package.

Bernard Z. – Area 9


8. I.S.O. Procedures

A Recommendation to add as part of the procedure of a new G A Room starting the following:

When a Starter kit for a new GA room is sent out, the Trustee for that area should receive information, including the contact information for the person starting the meeting.

Bernard Z. – Area 9


9. Combo Book Change

Combo book PG. 17 #7

Current Version: We encourage every Gamblers Anonymous member to have a Pressure Relief Group Meeting as it offers guidance toward a normal way of thinking and living. The Pressure Relief Group Meeting may help alleviate legal, financial, employment and personal pressures. Adherence to it will add in your recovery.

Proposed Version: We encourage every Gamblers Anonymous member to have a Pressure Relief Group Meeting as it offers guidance toward a normal way of thinking and living. The Pressure Relief Group Meeting may help alleviate, financial, employment and personal pressures. Adherence to it may add in your recovery.

Alan J. – Area 15


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