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October 2016 RD Team Report


Regional Delegate Quarterly Report

Washington Northern Idaho Region

Hello Family:

The past quarter has been full and fun but there is not ton of business to report. The most important piece of information to report on is that the new book €“Guiding Principles: The spirit of our Traditionsis now availble to order!  NAWS is now filling order of cases but also individual orders as well.  If you want to order from NAWS please be patient. These re our trusted special workers trying to get new literature out to the entire English speaking NA population.

The RD tem is getting ready to attend Western Service Learning Days in San Diego, Oct21-23, the same weekend s PNWCN. We look forward to bringing back information regarding our issue discussion topics as well as items that are of importance looking forward to the decisions at the next World Service Conference.

The RD tem was able to network with folks round the region at SINAC and Bonner attended re meetings in Lower Columbia, Everett, Grays Harbor, Seattle and the GSF/LSB in Chelan Douglas County. He also conducted n re Inventory for North Olympic Peninsula in Port Angeles.

The World Board met in Los Angeles couple of weeks ago and we are looking forward to receiving any important information that the board would like passed along to the fellowship. At the time of this report there has been nothing reported in NAWS News. If you have not yet subscribed to NAWS News you can do so at NA.org. also, as we have previously discussed you can purchase the new Recovery Companion app at either Google or the app store. This app is great for literature, meetings, checking in with a sponsor or purchasing books directly from NAWS. Utilizing this app will help your recovery and benefit NAWS.

A couple of addicts have a sked the RD team about CAR motions and how they €œget in there.€ We wanted to make sure that we cleared this up so that everyone could have this information if needed. If your homegroup would like to see changes made that affect NA as a whole, it can pass a motion through your area and your RCM can bring that motion here to RSC. The RD team, as well as other experienced members, can help to wordsmith your motion so that it is clear, concise and well written. If the RSC then passes this motion, the RD tem can submit the motion to the World Board. At that point, our assigned World Board Member would help us wordsmith further details to make sure that the motion is ready to be distributed Fellowship wide. There is nothing worse than having to explain a poorly worded motion in the CAR. If you, or your area, have any questions about this process please see either one of us and we will assist you. We are here to help!

In loving service,

RD Tem


Bonner S, RD and George B-H, AD


Issue Discussion Topics & Recovery Literature Projects

This was sent to 2016WSC Participants on Oct17.  PLEASE utilize the literature project links for input to NAWS on upcoming literature...
Bonner S, RD

IDT: Coming soon to a website near you€¦. NAWS & the World Board working on finalizing the Issue Discussion Topic material for this cycle and will post session outlines and PowerPoints at www.na.org/idt when they are finalized. The topics this cycle are

  • applying our principles to technology and social media
  • the second bullet point of our vision statement and atmosphere of recovery
  • an introduction to our new book Guiding Principles

Recovery Literature Projects: We are collecting input to help shape two recovery literature projects that will be included in the project plans for consideration at WSC 2018. One is a meditation book and another is an IP on recovery and mental illness/mental health. We have posted webpages for each project with input questions online to fill out and downloadable forms you can use for your local workshops. Please spread the word to any interested addict. More voices means better literature.

Mediation book page: www.na.org/meditationbook 

Mental illness/mental health IP page: www.na.org/mhmi


The new Traditions book, Guiding Principles: The Spirit of Our Traditions is NOW available from NAWS

Just a heads up that NAWS has published the new Traditions book after a 6yr+ process since its inception!  It is now avail for purchase from www.NA.org.  $11 per book, or $264/Hard Cover case-24ct or $440/Soft Cover‚  Case-40count + S&H.‚  GOTO:‚  http://na.org/?ID=OrderLiteratureOnline-NAW to order.

Bonner S, RD


FINAL DAY of WSC RD blog, Apr30, 2016

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Dy7: pr30, 2016

Last day of the Conference started t 10m, which was much needed since we broke after 1m earlier that day. We met in the risers for our “Moving forward” session which took just under 3hrs to present and encompasses how we’re going to do just that: move forward to 2018 and beyond. N is not unlike very big and slow moving ocean liner that requires lots time to turn it.


Day6: Apr29, 2016 WSC RD Blog

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Day6: April29, 2016


Sorry for the late posting for this blog but yesterday was a very long day.  We started at 9:00am and went until about 1:15am this morning.  Trying to recap everything that happened would be almost impossible but there were highlights that are worth blogging about here.

The most powerful thing that happened yesterday was the seating of three new Brazil Regions: Grand Sao Paulo, HOW Region and Rio de Janeiro.  These motions passed all with overwhelming support of more than 110 regions voting in the affirmative.  There were no regions who spoke against the seating of these regions.


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