Any one else done this in their sobriety. I’m approaching 17 months clean and was offered this role… I of course took it because helping other addicts helps us… any advice
Groups and meetings can be different in what times they have to fill. Can you tell us what is expected in your group?
My experience with chairing meetings is that I stick to what’s been approved as a format in the business meeting and do the best I can to be of service to the group. I try and be fair and equal with everyone.
I stick with instructions and suggestions given to me by the people who served before me. I make sure the doors are open on time and there is plentitude of coffee and tea. We do step meetings, traditions meetings, anniversary meetings, business meetings and group consciousness meetings. Each work with predetermined guidelines. I stick with those.
First and foremost I understand that it’s a position of service, not of leadership.
And remember to have fun.
Ive had several home groups have started a few myself over the years , giving a job is a great honor your a part of a recovery group and if its making the tea and coffee or chairing its belonging to your group , i look forward to going to my meetings im a floater now i go to many groups no one group is my home but i still offer my services ,never forgot my purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety , wish you well
I’ve chaired many different types of meetings and I’ll continue to be of service when needed. I just follow the format that’s been laid out in our business meetings. I do remind everyone…“it’s our meeting.” I never want them to feel that I’m their leader.