a) Closed Meeting – only members (children 12 and under allowed (unless otherwise stated in the meeting schedule), but not encouraged)
b) Open Session – besides members, the chairperson can invite any interested parties, including reporters, officials, clinicians, etc.
c) Keys Meeting – closed meeting dedicated to the 15 keys to recovery (herein after paragraph XIV)
a) Those individuals infected with diseases that carry the possibility of having adverse effects on others are not allowed.
b) Special accommodation will be made for individuals who are homeless, ill or handicapped.
a) It is recommended that the meeting begins or ends with a moment of silence and inspirations petition.
b) Everyone must raise his/her hand.
c) Members may not speak for more than 5 minutes at a time.
d) All members must comply with the dress code in each meeting.
e) Animals/pets may not be brought to the meeting, with the exception of a seeing-eye dog.
f) No smoking is allowed.
g) No taunts or foul language is allowed.
h) No racial and/or derogatory language is allowed.
i) No physical violence is allowed.
j) One faith will not be favored over any other.
k) Children (12 and under) are allowed, but not encouraged.
l) The group will leave the venue clean and in good order following each meeting.
a) Arrival to meeting venue fifteen minutes prior to the start of the meeting, setting up the room, help others with beverages and light snacks.
b) Signing of the attendance sheet.
c) Making a decision on, or electing a chairperson, secretary and treasurer for the meeting.
d) Issuance and stamping (authorized stamp only) of receipts for contributions / donations (if any) will be completed by the chairperson and treasurer. All funds will be held by the treasurer.
e) The chairperson delivers an opening statement using the following text:
“Welcome to our Keys To Recovery meeting. This meeting is open to all KTR members and other individuals who would like to join our organization. My name is _____________ and I am in Keys To Recovery. I would like to welcome the new members (each new member will take this time to introduce themselves by name). Now, please join me for a moment of silence on behalf of the recovering addict population."
i) Following the moment of silence the members will join the chairman in the recital of the serenity prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.”
ii) Upon the completion of the Serenity Prayer the chairperson will propose, to participating members who are interested in making a pledge to Keys To Recovery, the recital of the following:
THE KEYS TO RECOVERY PLEDGE
“My name is ______________ and I am a recovering addict. I admit to myself, and others, that I am unable to overcome my addiction without support from others. I have come to believe that progress, and not perfection is a central key to my recovery and that the help we can give one another is invaluable. I resolve to continuously develop my relationship with other recovering addicts so that we may all experience true recovery.”
c) The chairperson will propose a meeting type that is accepted or denied by the members. Members need to reach a consensus, demonstrating maturity, unselfishness and a willingness to compromise.
d) The chairperson will propose an agenda for the meeting, other members will propose additional topics (if any).
e) Meeting begins, with a recommended length of 60 to 120 minutes.
f) The Chairperson closes the meeting within the expected scheduled time, he/she will also consider extension of the meeting upon consensus.
g) Issuance and stamping of Proof Of Participation Form will be completed by both the chairperson and secretary.
h) All paperwork (including the attendance sheet, receipt books, proof of attendance book, stamp) and other materials will be collected by the secretary and kept in his trust in a secure location.
i) All donated and contributed funds will be held in trust by the treasurer in a secure location and/or deposited into a bank account under the name of Keys To Recovery. In the case the chapter does not have a secure place to store funds or materials, they are allowed to make a request to the Aegis Clinic manager to hold their materials in trust for them.
j) The members will clean the room and return it to its original condition to end the meeting.