NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â April 2016
Regional Delegate Quarterly ReportÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â Â Washington Northern Idaho Region
Dear Chosen Family:
Well lots has transpired to get us to this point just two weeks shy of the 2016 World Service Conference.Â Â With the release of the Conference Agenda Report last November so began your RD teamâs unwavering pursuit of presenting it to the four corners of the Region to garner our collective conscience to take to the WSC. We presented the CAR to each quadrant in our region starting mid-December and finishing late January as well as to this body last quarter.Â Â After a few weeksâ hiatus we did it again at Clean & Free last March in a four-hour workshop Friday afternoon, followed by presenting the Conference Approval Track in a workshop Saturday morning. George & I sneakily entitled the CAT workshop âWorld Service Conference-Your Voice Is Heard!â in the hopes of not scaring away would be attendees. We ended with a 90min session that afternoon playing JeopardyÂ® loaded with CAR questions & answers. Leave it to C&E Chair, Jack H, to be on the winning team, yet the Final Jeopardy answer did stump all three teams! Knowing the past attendance at C&F RD workshops, we were happy with the 15 for the CAR, then 30 each for the other two workshops.
George & I traveled to South San Francisco the last weekend of January for the Western States Zonal Forum where RD teams from its member 13 regions gathered. There, after, much discussion we approved a new mission & vision statement for our zonal forum. We also had the CAR & CAT presented to us by NAWS staff, Travis K, & WB member Mark H all day that Saturday.Â Â It was a productive weekend that prepped us for the upcoming Conference Cycle physically, mentally, & spiritually by hanging with fellow RD teams! We both feel grateful to have been part of it.
I submitted our Regional Report to NAWS on time back in mid-February complete with all of our regionâs pertinent info. Our regionâs weekly meetings have grown by more than ninety new ones in the last Conference Cycle to 882! We live in a vibrant region of NA that continues to be a leader in monetary contributions to NAWS. Kudos to all of you in service to this supportive fellowship that continue to make all this possible.
The World Board held their second of two Pre-WSC webinars on Mar5 in preparation for it. It was informative & thrilling to be participating with RD teams from around the world.Â Â
The Literature/Service Material/Issue Discussion Topic Survey was originally due to NAWS March 15, yet they postponed its reception to them until April 1 to insure as many responses as possible. We had about half or our areas respond to George. He submitted them to NAWS on Mar31.
The Conference Report is a resource released usually 4weeks out from WSC, compiled not only of all the regionâs reports but also with probable NB proposals at WSC in the hopes of garnering more discussion about them and a preliminary WSC schedule. Pursuant to last Julyâs RD Time discussion about possible proposals forwarded by our region, I included in the Report our desire to amend the Living Clean: The Journey Continues by updating it with a subject / spiritual principle index.Â Â Last July we also discussed the viability of instructing the World Board, NAWS, & the WSC to conduct inventories not unlike Home Groups, Areas, Regions, & other service bodies do, yet that idea did not move forward, if I remember correctly? Is that correct?
I also submitted in the Conference Report yet another idea for a regional proposal during NB at WSC that I did not have the time to bring to RSC beforehand.Â Â Your RD Alternate & RSC Chair both support this proposal.Â Â I submitted it in the Report in hopes of it being discussed prior to NB late in the week of WSC, yet will not propose it during NB without RSC approval this weekend. I will present that proposal on the floor this weekend. More will be revealed.
This upcoming Conference Cycle has been exhilarating for both George & I. After gathering our collective conscience on the CAR motions, we will both be ready for WSC2016! Thank you for your continued support of us from Kia Kâs unflappable attention to detail as C&F Programming Chair & to the hosting Areas & RCMS of the quadrant CAR workshops and for your efforts in helping us meet all of our deadlines. We wonât let you down!
As ever we remain at your disposal for any question or query that you might have of us
In Loving Service:
Bonner S, RDÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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George B-H, RDAÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
PS: DONâT FORGET TO TUNE INTO THE RD BLOG ON OUR WEBSITE FOR DAILY UPDATES FROM THE WSC:Â APR23-30! Itâs the next best thing to being in the gallery there!
PPS: Save the date! Saturday, May21, 2016, WNIRCNA, Pasco Red Lion Inn for our WSC follow-up workshop were we will present all what went down there at WSC!