Chairing Meetings

Suggested Paltalk Meeting Format
VONR Meeting Format rev. December, 2020
To download: Go to Find > Download, and choose the file type you would like.

Suggested Zoom Meeting Format
VONR Zoom Meeting Format rev. February, 2021
To download: Go to Find > Download, and choose the file type you would like.
We are currently testing Zoom as a platform for our meetings.  Contact info [at] for more information.

Meeting Admin Notes
Learn more about chairing, reddotting, etc. from notes compiled from GC motions.
Meeting Admin Notes

Open & Close Paltalk Room on Phone or Mobile Device

To get an “Admin hat” and be able to chair meetings:

  1. Be nicotine-free for 30 days
  2. Find another meeting admin/chairperson to co-chair with.
    It’s highly recommended to co-chair with more than one chairperson so you can experience different ways of chairing meetings.
  3. Co-chair with another meeting admin/chairperson for 30 days — minimum of 4 meetings over 30 days time.
  4. Review “Meeting Admin Notes” document to understand about Group Conscience motions affecting meeting admins.
  5. To become an admin you must go to and click ‘FOLLOW‘ in order to be added as an admin.
  6. Send an email to
    –Your exact Paltalk username (exact is needed so superadmin can find your name in Paltalk & give you access)
    –Smobriety date
    –Dates of when you co-chaired & with whom
  7. Set up a time to train with the SuperAdmin to learn how to open and close the room, use the Admin Console, and red-dot, and answer any questions you may have.

Chairperson = Meeting Admin in Paltalk. It is NOT required that a chairperson have a regularly scheduled meeting on the calendar. A chairperson may open the meeting room at any time for a meeting (not just to chat), by posting a notice on our message board (VONR Forum) that the meeting room is open.  An admin may also be a substitute chair for other admins.

NOTE: If a chairperson begins using nicotine again, he or she must wait 30 days after becoming nicotine-free to begin chairing again.