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H&I Reaching Out for October 2017 issue is online!

 

Greetings,

Thank you for your subscription to the eVersion of Reaching Out.  In our ongoing effort to improve your newsletter, we have pages in the newsletter that showcase H&I t-shirts and would love for you to send us yours to feature. We continue to look for H&I artwork; many of us are talented and we like to showcase members art.

In an effort to offer experience, strength, and hope to persons leaving from a correctional facility or from inpatient treatment, we are featuring a section “Transitioning to the Outside”. We hope this section helps members move successfully to NA meetings in your community. If you have experience to share on what you did to transition, please send it to handi@na.org. You will be helping another addict.

Members are carrying the message to incarcerated addicts in Brazil, Japan, and throughout Latin America with local translations committees contributing through their efforts of translating Reaching Out that can found at www.na.org/reachingout. Experience our strength and hope in several languages.

It is our pleasure to announce that the October 2017 issue is now online and can be viewed at http://www.na.org/?ID=reaching-out-index.  As soon as the next issue becomes available online, you will receive a similar notification.

Please note that if you would like to opt out of this mailing or have any questions you may reply back to this email.

Yours in fellowship,

NA World Services

Let’s Celebrate Recovery in Orlando, Florida!

WCNA 37: 30 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER 2018

Excitement is building—the Magic Is Still Real! We are nearly ready to open pre-registration and hotel reservations; September 2017 is the target month, and you will be notified by email. We believe pre-registration and onsite registration will be smooth at the World Convention; we will be using new technology to speed up the process of picking up your registration packages.

We will be offering a drawing for two full WCNA 37 pack- ages for pre-registrants prior to a cutoff date that will be announced. The two full packages include registration and all WCNA special event tickets (but don’t include pre-registration merchandise.) We will offer specific details when pre- registration opens.

As has been the custom, we will open registration and hotel reservations prior to some of the entertainment and special events being finalized. We will add these as arrangements for them are completed. As always, special-event seating assignments will be determined by the date of pre-registration; this means the location of your seat for ticketed events is driven by your pre-registration date, not by the date you purchase event tickets. As seasoned Convention-goers know, the key to getting the best seats is to register early.

We are enthused to see and to welcome everyone in Orlando! See www.na.org/wcna for more info.

Price Increase for NAWS Products

PRICE INCREASE

After reviewing the current pricing of literature, based on the cost of goods and inflation, the BPG (Business Plan Group) recommended a literature price increase of at least 5% and no more than an 8% in 2018. After lengthy discussion, the Board approved a 7.5% increase to match the inflation rate on all items except the Basic Text, whose increase was set at 5%. The increase will be effective on 1 July 2018. We wanted to give members ample notice and realize that this may be discussed at the WSC.

The in ation rate since the last price increase is over 7%, and this change will not take place until July 2018. We created a new standard for the future to review the inflation rate and make adjustments every three years rather than waiting as long as we did before this adjustment. None of us want to raise prices, but our costs rise for everything right along with inflation. We only have to look at daily expenses for living such as food and utilities to see how this applies.

In reviewing the history of literature price increases, we saw that we had a 5% across-the-board increase on all recovery literature in 2001; an increase on select items in July 2008; and a 5% literature increase on all items except the Basic Text and a few additional exceptions in 2011.1 We hope that a more regular review will allow for smaller and more incremental increases moving forward.

Host Hotel for Regional Convention is Booked!

Announcement from the Hawaii Regional Convention of NA.

All the rooms at the host hotel have been booked!

We are arranging to get the same rate at another hotel. The new hotel  is not ready to take reservations yet however they did agree to block rooms for us. This is at the Ashton Islander on the Beach Hotel.

You can contact Tali at TaliTom@aol.com or cell number 808-651-8591 for more up-to-the-minute information.

We will update the website once we are set up for reservations via their website and for direct calls.

Maui Area NA Activities is going Zip Lining!

Maui Area Narcotics Anonymous Activities is going Zip Lining! Skyline Eco Adventures on the slopes of Haleakala. September Kamaaina special, 10 can goods or non perishables and and a Hawaii ID you get to ride for free. You will need to book your own reservations by calling 808- 878-8400. After we will be potlucking at Haliimaile park for those who just want to hang out or hit a meeting. Bobby 283-2559

Place: Skyline Zipline, 18303 Haleakala Hwy

Date: September 17th, 2017 Time: Times vay for zipline

Potluck: 11:00AM-1:00PM

Meeting: 1:00PM-2:00PM

Flyer: Zip Lining Maui Activities Flyer

 Kane Solutions “Turn It Over” Men’s Retreat on the Big Island

 Kane Solutions “Turn It Over” 4th Annual Men’s Retreat

52-4670 Akoni Pule Highway Kapaau Hawaii
February 16th, 17th and 18th, 2018

Registration is $80.00 per person and includes lodging for two nights, food, beverages, and t-shirt. Registration after 01/01/2018 is $90.00. Maximum capacity at 50.
For more information see the registration form:

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: