WSO stands for World Service Office. The Board of Trustees is the legal entity responsible for making administrative, legal, and financial decisions for the fellowship of S-Anon. The S-Anon Twelve Traditions and the S-Anon Twelve Concepts of Service guide the BOT in carrying out their functions.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is the service arm of the World Service Conference (WSC). It exists as the legal entity, S-Anon International Family Groups, Inc. The BOT is comprised of the Officers of the Board, the six Regional Trustees, Trustees at Large (members who chair Standing Committees), and the WSO Executive Director.

For purposes of selecting Regional Trustees to the S-Anon Board of Trustees, North America is divided into six regions. Regional Trustees help to ensure that our Board of Trustees is as responsive as possible to the needs and desires of the groups it serves.

Service Opportunites

Service positions are available at every service level, including the group or local level, and the regional, national or international level. Service opportunities are currently available at the national level, click below for more information.

WSO Update

WSO Update is a publication designed to build awareness about the activities of the S-Anon World Service Office and the fellowship’s service structure.

WSO Update is published each winter, summer and fall and is distributed to S-Anon groups and members worldwide.

The latest Update can be found by clicking on it below.

Special Appeals

The World Service Office is maintained solely by the contributions of S-Anon members. A letter is sent three times a year to all registered groups requesting contributions from individuals as they are able. (These contributions are not meant to replace regular group contributions.) The latest letter can be found below.

Integroups

S-Anon/S-Ateen Information Services Groups (ISGs), sometimes called Intergroups, are made up of representatives from the local groups to coordinate services for the groups they serve. ISGs exist to facilitate communication between local groups and to work together in planning local or regional events, or community outreach. Where possible, an ISG may also coordinate election of the World Service Conference Area Delegate. Intergroups usually meet regularly and can also serve as a forum to discuss group problems in light of S-Anon’s Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Local Groups

The group is the basic unit where close personal interchange among members takes place. Groups usually elect trusted servants to take responsibility for the operations of the group for a set period of service. If there is a local Information Services Group/Intergroup, generally one or two members serve as representatives to that body. Groups in each area are eligible to be represented at the World Service Conference (WSC) by an Area Delegate (see below).

Local Groups

The group is the basic unit where close personal interchange among members takes place. Groups usually elect trusted servants to take responsibility for the operations of the group for a set period of service. If there is a local Information Services Group/Intergroup, generally one or two members serve as representatives to that body. Groups in each area are eligible to be represented at the World Service Conference (WSC) by an Area Delegate (see below).