Chairing Meetings

Chairperson = Meeting Admin in Paltalk

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

  1. Be nicotine-free for 30 days
  2. Find another meeting chairperson to co-chair with once you are nicotine-free 30 days.
    It’s advisable to co-chair with more than one chair person so that you can experience
    different ways of chairing meetings.
  3. Co-chair with another meeting chairperson for 30 days — minimum of 4 meetings over 30 days time.
  4. Review “VONR Meeting Admin Notes” document to understand about Group Conscience motions affecting meeting admins.
  5. Send an email to 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 & who with

It is NOT required that a chairperson have a regularly scheduled meeting on the calendar.

A chair person may open the meeting room at any time for a meeting (not just chat), by posting a notice on the message board (forum) that the meeting room is open.  An admin may also
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.

Suggested meeting format for reading from monitor: VONR Meeting Format October 2017 PDF

Suggested meeting format for copying & pasting: VONR Meeting Format – October 2017 RTF

Notes compiled from GC Motions about chairing meetings: VONR Meeting Admin Notes-2017

Meeting Admin Notes Revisions