Living Sober is structured
into three organizational elements:

    General Planning Committee
    Advisory Board
    Steering Committee

These three groups operate as a system of checks and balances so that no one element will attain an ascendancy over the others. The spiritual principles of the Twelve Traditions, the Twelve Concepts and the Six General Warranties of Alcoholics Anonymous are the over-riding guidelines for Living Sober and assure that our leaders are trusted servants; they do not govern.

General Planning Committee consists of all Living Sober volunteers, Subcommittee Co-Chairs and Subcommittee members, is our basic decision-making body, and will act as the group conscience of Living Sober. The General Planning Committee will meet at least monthly during the planning year, and as needed. Guidance for actions of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Board may be initiated by the General Planning Committee. For more complete descriptions of committee duties, click here.

Advisory Board acts as the Board of Directors for all legal purposes. It is responsible for all legal and fiduciary matters, has final approval over the yearly budget of the Living Sober Conference and has specific authority to protect the Purpose and Intent of Western Roundup / Living Sober of San Francisco, Inc as spelled out in this document.

Steering Committee has responsibility to oversee daily operations during the planning year, conducts General Planning Committee meetings, assembles the yearly budget for the Conference, and acts as liaison to all subcommittees.

Policy of Mutual Respect

Western Roundup/Living Sober of San Francisco, Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation. Western Roundup/Living Sober of San Francisco, Inc. believes that the dignity of the individual and mutual respect are inherent parts of membership. All Advisory Board, Committee and Planning members are therefore required to adhere to the following Policy of Mutual Respect:

  • To promote positive public relations and public image of the organization.

  • To embody respect for truth, honesty, politeness and fairness in dealing with each other and the general public.

  • To respect diversity including equal regard for ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, class and disabled differences.

  • To comply with the policies and procedures of the organization.

  • To refrain from any action, word or deed which may be construed as harassment towards any other person.

  • To refrain from sexual harassment as defined by the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

  • At all times to behave in a polite and professional manner, both in meetings and outside of meetings, when representing the organization, respecting the views of others.

Every member of the Western Roundup/Living Sober of San Francisco, Inc community should be aware that the organization is strongly opposed to any form of harassment and that such behavior is prohibited both by the law and the policies of Western Roundup/Living Sober of San Francisco, Inc. It is the intention of the organization to take whatever action may be needed to prevent and/or correct behavior which violates this policy. All members of the organization including, but not limited to, the Advisory Board, Steering Committee, Sub-Committee Co-Chairs and members of the General Planning Committee have the responsibility for participation in the creation of a conference, committee meetings and Living Sober events that are free from harassment.