Section 5.19 Public Information Funding Assistance (Omaha, NE, 4/26/2003)

Purpose 

The R4 Public Information Fund has been established to aid any Intergroup in facilitating our primary 

purpose – to carry the message to the still suffering compulsive eater.

1. Requests from any Intergroup should be mailed to the R4 Ways and Means/Finance Committee.

2. To be included:

a. Description of the project or event for which the funds will be used (500 words or less);

b. A time frame for the money to be spent – estimated completion date of project;

c. Estimated cost of project and amount of funding requested (up to $300.00);

d. Project Coordinator information.

3. On completion, a report on the project will be sent to R4 in time for the next assembly.  This includes:

a. Success and recommendations;

b. Receipts and how the funds were spent.

4. Funding requires a majority vote of the Ways and Means/Finance Committee within thirty (30) days 

of the receipt of the application.

5. Disbursement of funds will be immediately following the committee approval.

Section 6.2 World Service Business Conference Funding Assistance  (Revised St . Louis, MO,10/18/06)

Purpose

To provide funding for delegates to attend the World Service Business Conference.

1. Requests from any Intergroup should be mailed to the R4 Delegate Funding Coordinator and postmarked no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Fall Assembly.  If the Assembly elects Regional Delegates because there are not enough Intergroups applying for the available funding, they are deemed to be funded and do not need to submit an application.

2. Intergroups must submit a copy of the most recent financial statement with this application.  Also include:

a. Budgeted/Upcoming Expenses;

b. Prudent Reserve;

c. Current balance of checking and savings accounts.

3. Scholarships will be awarded to Intergroups on the basis of need.

4. Delegate’s receipts are to be submitted to the R4 Treasurer within two (2) weeks after the Conference attended.  Delegates are to use the most cost effective means of performing their duties.

a. Travel shall be reimbursed at:

1) Actual airfare; or

2) IRS car usage reimbursement rate.

b. Lodging shall be reimbursed at double occupancy, unless reasonable circumstances deem otherwise.

c. Regional Delegates to WSBC shall be reimbursed for five nights lodging.

5. The committee shall determine eligibility according to the following order of preference.

a. Intergroups which have never had representation at a World Service Business Conference.

b. Intergroups unable to fund a delegate to the World Service Business Conference due to lack of funds.

c. Regional delegates.

6. Funding of Intergroups requires a majority vote of the committee.

7. Disposition of approved funds shall be as follows.

a. Disbursements of funds may be made prior to the World Service Business Conference to the approved Intergroup or to the Delegate upon return when receipts are submitted. (This preference should be stated on the application whenever possible.)

b. Any and all unused funds must be returned to the Region Treasurer as soon as possible.

c. The submitting Intergroup may withdraw applications at any time.

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Section 6.1 Region Representative Funding Assistance ( R e v i s e d B l o o m in g t o n , MN, 1 1 / 0 7 / 0 9 )

Purpose

To provide funding for Region Representatives to attend region meetings when funds are not available from the Representative’s Intergroup or Unaffiliated Group.

1. Requests from any Intergroup or Unaffiliated Group should be mailed to the R4 Delegate Funding Coordinator and postmarked no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Region Assembly for which the funds are needed.

2. A copy of the most recent financial statement must accompany this application.  Also include:

a. Budgeted/Upcoming Expenses;

b. Prudent Reserve;

c. Current balance of checking and savings accounts.

3. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need.

4. Region Representative’s receipts are to be submitted to R4 Treasurer within two (2) weeks after the assembly attended.

5. The maximum amount awarded for expenses will be $1000 per Intergroup to send a Representative(s) to an Assembly.

6. The committee shall determine eligibility according to the following order of preference:

a. Intergroups or Unaffiliated Groups which have never had representation at a Region Assembly;

b. Intergroups or Unaffiliated Groups unable to fund a Representative to Region Assembly due to lack of funds.

7. Funding requires a majority vote of the committee.

8. Disposition of approved funds shall be as follows:

a. Disbursements of funds may be made prior to the Region Assembly to the approved Intergroup or Unaffiliated Group or to the Representative upon arrival at the Assembly, whichever is preferable to the Intergroup or Unaffiliated Group. (This preference should be stated on the application whenever possible.)

b. Any and all unused funds must be returned to the Region Treasurer as soon as possible.

c. The submitting Intergroup or unaffiliated group may withdraw applications at any time.

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Section 5.20 Literature Funding Assistance  (Coralville, IA ,10/16/10)

Purpose

The R4 Literature Fund has been established to aid any Intergroup in facilitating our primary purpose – to 

carry the message to the still suffering compulsive eater.

1. Requests from any Intergroup should be mailed to the R4 Ways and Means/Finance Committee.  The 

request should include:

a. Description of the literature that will be purchased to aid a new or nearly new meeting affiliated 

with the Intergroup.  (500 words or less)

1) A time frame within which the funds will be used.

2) Estimated cost and amount of funding requested (up to $200.00 per group).

3) Project Coordinator information.

2. Upon project completion, a report on the project will be mailed to R4, Ways and Means/Finance 

Committee.  The report should include:

a. Success and recommendations;

b. Receipts and how the funds were spent.

3. Funding requires a majority vote of the Ways and Means/Finance Committee within 30 days of the 

receipt of the application.

4. Disbursement of funds will be immediately following the committee approval.