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] voicesofnicotinerecovery.com 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 https://www.paltalk.com/g2/paltalk/988820702 and click ‘FOLLOW‘ in order to be added as an admin.
  6. Send an email to superadmin@voicesofnicotinerecovery.com
    with:
    –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.