We are writing with lots of news and announcements.
Issue Discussion Topics
Issue Discussion Topics (IDTs) are subjects that encourage us to think more deeply about relevant topics and help build unity within our groups and service bodies. The IDTs for this cycle are Carrying the NA Message and Making NA Attractive, Attracting Members to Service, and Drug Replacement Therapy (DRT) and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) and NA. Workshop material including Session outlines, PowerPoints, and handouts have been posted at www.na.org/idt. That page also has a section with general discussion/workshop tools. Please send the results of your workshops to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can type up the responses and send them in or just send in pictures of the note sheets.
Every three years, we conduct a membership survey to gather information about our Fellowship, in order to strengthen our public relations efforts and learn more about how and where we carry our message of recovery. The survey will be posted at www.na.org/survey until the end of the year. Please consider filling out the surveywhich is anonymousand forwarding the link to other members.
Spiritual Principle a Day Book Project
We need your help letting everyone know about our current book project. The book will explore a spiritual principle each day, in a similar style to the Just for Today daily meditation book. We just posted online forms as well as workshop materials for members to submit their writing. Check it out at www.na.org/spad and spread the word. Thank you for your service!
This “Conference Agenda Report – Lite” (CAR Lite) has been prepared by members of the British Columbia Region of NA. We are adapting it for the Hawaii Region’s CAR Workshops. The 2018 Conference Agenda Report contains normally only two types of items for your consideration: World Board Motions and Regional Motions. This conference there are no World Board motions, however there are twenty-five motions from Regions.
It is hoped that with this condensed version of the report we have made it a better tool for use and discussion at your local homegroup business meetings. we encourage all interested members to take the time to read the full report and share with other members the ideas contained within.
This morning we posted the Conference Approval Track Material (CAT), as well as Regional Ideas for WSC consideration and the most-recent report from the Human Resource Panel. This material will be mailed to all of you early next week.
March 15, 2018 is the deadline for the surveys on literature, service material and the Issues Discussion Topics from the 2016 WSC.
Below is an excerpt from survey page:
We’re interested in knowing what the Fellowship believes are priorities for work on new recovery literature and/or service material. If any of these items gain traction—as did the possibilities for a new meditation book and an IP on mental health/mental illness in 2016—the WSC may approve taking next steps. This might involve collecting front-end input through surveys or web meetings in order to shape a project plan for consideration at WSC 2020.