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FIPT Inspection Request from the South Florida Region

To: World Service Conference Participants
From: World Board
Date: 29 August 2017
Re: FIPT Inspection Request from the South Florida Region

Hello Conference Participants,

As you may know, the Operational Rules of the Fellowship Intellectual Property Trust (FIPT) describe a process whereby a regional service committee can request to inspect the records and operations of the Trust. Following this cover memo are three documents related to such a request we received from a regional delegate on behalf of his region. These documents are the request from the South Florida Region dated 17 April 2017; our response dated 29 August 2017; and an Addendum, which responds directly to each of the ten Concerns listed in the request. We are forwarding these documents to all Conference participants to keep you updated on this matter and because this is an issue we expect to discuss at the 2018 World Service Conference—both this particular request and the process for making and responding to these types of requests.

We apologize for the legal tone of our response and the Addendum. We would prefer never to have to consult attorneys when responding to members or service bodies. We would much rather resolve issues and concerns within the Fellowship rather than resort to legal means, but when a request involving legal matters is made of World Services, a legal response is both prudent and appropriate.

As the documents that follow explain, after consulting with both our corporate and copyright attorneys, we do not believe all of the Concerns described in the request fall within the purview of a FIPT inspection. We are also awaiting confirmation from the requesting region about their specific concerns. We expect to have more to report before the 2018 World Service Conference, and we will request the guidance of the WSC. We see our role as Trustee not just as a set of legal duties, but fundamentally in terms of spiritual principles. We have been charged with a legal “fiduciary” responsibility, which, simply put, means a position of trust, and we strive to honor that spiritual ideal. Clear reporting and communication are consistent with our commitment to accountability and integrity.

We would also like to have a more general conversation with the Conference about the process for requesting an inspection of the Trust. The FIPT was drafted and approved in 1993, before the restructuring of World Services. When the FIPT was approved, the budget of the World Service Office was separate from that of the World Service Conference, and not under the control of the WSC. The financial structure adopted by the Conference during the restructuring of World Services does not lend

itself to a quick and easy Trust inspection. We do not segregate Trust property in this way; we organize our financials according to the policies adopted by the Conference and as described in A Guide to World Services in NA.

As the FIPT is currently written, a single region can request an inspection of the records and operations of the Trust, and such an inspection can be both time‐consuming and costly. We are not sure this part of the Operational Rules reflects the Conference’s current thinking. A policy that allows a single region to make a decision involving the allocation of so many resources seems contrary to our evolution toward a consensus‐based Conference. This is one of those policies that we have known was outdated and unclear for some time, but have not wanted to drag the Fellowship through a detailed review. The recent inspection request, however, has made it clear we may be overdue to have this conversation. 

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The whole document is available as a PDF file:

2017 Maui Area Gathering Program

2017 Maui Area Gathering of NA Program 

Friday

1:00PM – 4:00PM           Check In & Registration

5:00PM – 6:00PM           Dinner (Potluck)

6:30PM – 8:00PM          Meeting – Speaker and Open Discussion

8:30PM – 9:00PM           Hiuwai Presentation – Abner and Varna

9:30PM – 10:30PM        Meeting – Campfire

Saturday

5:30AM – 7:00AM          Hiuwai Cleansing

7:00AM – 8:00AM          Hiuwai Wrap-Up Meeting

8:00AM – 9:00AM          Breakfast

9:30AM – 10:30AM       Meeting (Floating) – Step One

11:00AM – 12:00PM      Meetings – Men’s and Women’s Stag

12:00PM – 1:00PM         Lunch

1:00PM – 2:00PM          Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting

2:00PM – 4:00PM           “Leisure Time” – Keiki Fair, Hike to Petroglyphs, Ocean Play Time…

4:00PM – 5:00PM          Meeting – “Carrying the Message” (Male and Female Speakers)

5:30PM – 6:30PM           Dinner

7:00PM – 8:00PM          Meeting – Speaker and Clean Time Countdown

8:30PM – 9:30PM           Music Jam and Dance

10:00PM – 11:00PM      Meeting – Campfire

Sunday

8:00AM – 9:00AM          Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:00AM       Meeting – Spiritual Speaker and Wrap-Up

10:00AM                       Checkout

Start To Live Anniversary Dance

Friday night Start To Live is celebrating its anniversary  by having a dance:

When: Friday, September 22nd

Where: Church of the Crossroads

Time: Meeting is from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Dance starts at 7:15PM and ends at 10:00PM.

Tickets are $5 resale and $6 at the door.

Helping hands tickets available at the door, kids are free.

Bring potluck for the dance if you like!

For resale tickets you can call Mike at 499-8556

World Convention in Orlando, Florida, 2018

WCNA 37 – “The Magic Is Still Real

30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, FL, USA

Excitement is building, and we are almost ready to open pre-registration and hotel reservations for WCNA 37! We expect to go on sale sometime in September 2017. We will send out an email when we know the exact dates. Right now, we are busy finalizing contracts and making arrangements for what is certain to be a wonderful celebration of our recovery in Orlando, Florida. We are also working to improve the onsite experience for everyone who pre-registers; we hope better use of technology will speed up the process of picking up your packages.

There is another incentive to pre-register: We are planning a drawing for two full convention packages, including registration and all WCNA special event tickets (but not including pre-registration merchandise). All members who pre-register before the cutoff date will be eligible. There will be more specific details about this when we registration opens.

We do need to let you know that there was an incident in which one of the hotel chains may have given the impression that hotel rooms blocked at our convention rate were on sale by taking a small number of room reservations from NA members. This happened without our authorization or involvement. As we understand it, the hotel(s) are working to resolve this challenge. Please note that there are already outside websites or apps that are saying “book your hotel now” these are not from us. We will provide you with all the links to the official site when we go live.

We expect that we will go on sale without all the details worked out on some of the entertainment and special events, which is not unusual for a World Convention. We will add events as they become finalized, but you need not wait to register. Special event seating assignments are determined by the date of pre-registration. This means that the location of your seat for ticketed events is driven by the registration date, not by the date you purchase the tickets. The key to getting the best seats is to register early.

Information about WCNA 37 workshop and main speaker submissions and volunteer sign-up will be made available once we go on sale.

Also, we try to help members who need assistance with visas to enter the US. Please contact elaine@na.org for more information.

Again, we are working feverishly to get the details worked out as quickly as possible.

See you in Orlando!

8th Annual NA Campout

Ka i’ini Pono

Event: 8th Annual NA Campout
When: September 2nd – 4th, 2017
Where: Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, 53-516 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, HI. 96717

Download the form here:  8th Annual NA Campout Registration Form

Registration opens May 7, 2017 and closes on August 26, 2017.

Registration reopens on Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am.

Any received registrations postmarked after its closing on August 26, 2017 will be subject to a pro-rated fee to equal the cost of onsite registration ($25).

Please take advantage of the early registration!

Prices includes 5 meals: Saturday lunch, all meals on Sunday, and Monday breakfast. (Excludes camping w/o meals and day passes.)

Saturday night will be a potluck. Bring your favorite dish! The campout will provide 1 main dish, rice, salad, and beverage.

Camping equipment will not be provided, you must bring your own camping supplies.

Camp T-shirts will be available for purchase during the event.

You must mail in your registration form, we will accept only personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders that are made out to Narcotics Anonymous Campout. Please do not send cash! Cash payments will be accepted onsite. Receipt of purchase available onsite. Deadline to mail in your registration form is August 25th. Mail your registration form with check or money order to:

Narcotics Anonymous Campout
C/O David Lewis
P.O. Box 342097
Kailua, HI. 96734

Committee members: Jason T. (Chairperson), Cy T.S. (Vice-Chairperson), Sandi C. (Treasurer), David L. (Registration), Troy K. (Facilities), Pops (Hospitality), Matt B. (Merchandising), Frank Y.L.. (Programming).

For more information:
Jason T.  (808) 797-0634
Cy T.S. (808) 724-4864
Sandi C. (808) 780-3702
David L. (808) 343-8054

A Night At The Roller Rink – Maui

Come and join us for some roller skating or roller blading at the Inline Skating Rink in Kalama Park, Kihei.

Just bring socks and the equipment rental is only $5.

Get together for dinner before or after or just come to hang out!

Contact: Bobby 283-2559

Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Where:  Inline Skating Rink, Kalama Park

Flyer: A Night Out at the Roller Rink