Where: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB)
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, to Sunday, October 28, 2018. Registration begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday and the Conference ends on Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Description of the World Service Conference (WSC):
The World Service Conference (WSC) is the annual business meeting of Underearners Anonymous®, a Fellowship that follows the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. It is where Group Service Representatives (GSRs) from UA Meeting Groups and Intergroups and the General Service Board (GSB) Trustees gather to discuss and vote on important issues affecting UA as a whole.
Who May Attend In Person and Vote at the World Service Conference:
• All UA members and significant others are welcome to register to attend in person the whole World Service Conference (WSC) or any portion of it.
• Only Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and their alternates, General Service Board (GSB) Trustees and Committee Chairs, and the person(s) taking the WSC minutes will be able to share at the work sessions of the full voting body (Convocation).
• Only GSRs, GSR alternates, and the General Service Board Trustees are authorized to vote at the convocation portion of the WSC.
• UA members-at-large, GSRs and their alternates, GSB Trustees and GSB Committee Chairs may attend committee work sessions if they register to attend part or the whole Conference. Sharing and voting in these committees are determined by the group conscience of those committees.
The Role of the GSR:
The GSRs are an integral part of how our fellowship moves forward, and the best way of contributing to that future direction is by participating in the WSC Convocation and committee sessions and serving on committees from Conference to Conference. The GSR’s responsibility, to the best of their ability, is to attend all of the UA WSC sessions as per the expected responsibilities of a UA GSR representing their group(s).
The cost to Attend the Whole Conference In Person Including Lodging: $557.00 for a single room and $437.00 per person for a shared room.
Cost includes lodging, food, registration and all other expenses (except for travel).
Commuter Cost per Person for Attending In Person the Whole Conference: $266.00. Cost for members who will commute to the Conference includes food and registration, and all other expenses, except for lodging and travel.
Cost for Attending In Person a Portion of the Conference: Please contact the UA WSC Preparation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for this information.
Conference Attendance by Phone for GSRs, GSB Board Members, and Committee Chairs Who Cannot Attend the WSC in Person: Conference attendance by phone will only be available for GSRs, GSB Board Members, and Chairs who cannot attend the WSC in person. Phone attendance will be available for the Convocation and committee sessions. The registration fee for attendance by phone is $75.00.
How to Register for the Conference:
Registration will open on September 11, 2018. The deadline to register for the Conference is October 16, 2018.
To obtain a Registration Packet and for questions, please contact the WSC Preparation Committee at email@example.com
Partial Scholarships are Available for GSRs Who Have Financial Need to Attend the WSC:
To obtain a Scholarship Packet and for questions, please contact the WSC Preparation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply for scholarships is September 20, 2018.
GSB and WSC Preparation Committee Vice-Chair Approved October 9, 2018