Etiquette and Anonymity

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A Few Things to Remember…

We know that online meetings will never fully replace it’s face-to-face counterpart, however we want to ensure that everyone receives respect and meetings are conducted with proper etiquette.

1

Mute Your Microphone

Unless you are speaking before your fellows, please keep your microphone muted. This way background noise is elimated and attention is being given to the speaker. 

2

Avoid Distracting Your Fellows

During these times, the lines between recovery, family, and work get blurry. When in a meeting, remember that others can still see you when your video is on. Therefore, it is encouraged to avoid performing activities that will distract others.

3

Be Early If Possible

Just like in regular meetings, if you’re not early- you’re late! We really encourage you to be at least five minutes early to an online meeting and be prepared. The extra few minutes of fellowshipping can be very important to us!

Regarding Anonymity

The Alcoholics Anonymous website has a great article regarding anonymity. We encourage everyone to review it. You may ready the article by clicking the button below.

Understanding Anonymity

1

Only Use Your First Name

When you join a Zoom meeting, you are asked what you would like your display name to be. Please respect our traditions by only including your first name, or perhaps your last initial.

2

Respect Anonymity of Peers

Please be respectful and caution when mentioning your fellows while you speak. Remember- these are just like in-person meetings and we should treat them as such.

3

Remember our Traditions

“At the personal level, anonymity provides protection for all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers.”

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