A Group Rep is the group’s representative at Intergroup. Intergroup (IG) is the governing body of GRASS. Decisions for GRASS as a whole are made at Intergroup using the same group conscience process used in groups.
The Group Rep attends monthly IG meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and serves as a bridge between the group and Intergroup. If the Group Rep is not able to attend a specific IG meeting, they can send a substitute Group Rep in their place.
The Group Rep is responsible for bringing IG motions to the monthly Group Conscience meeting. The Rep facilitates a group discussion on each motion and takes a vote.
If the vote is not unanimous, it is recommended to allow the minority time to voice their opinion. If members change their minds during the course of this decision, the group may take another vote.
The Group Rep takes the group’s vote back to IG and votes on behalf of the group. This ensures everyone in GRASS has a voice in the decision-making process.
In addition to serving as the group’s liaison to IG, the Group Rep may fill other group service roles, such as Group Secretary, host, co-host, meeting lead, timekeeper, greeter, or any other position a group sees a need for.
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