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Day One of WSC2016!!

Dear chosen family:

The first day of WSC has come & gone.  Our first session yesterday morning was entitled, "First Things First", which introduced all  World Board members & gave us all an introductory look into what to expect this Conference.  Next 90min session introduced our new electronic voting devices(!) & how to use them!  That afternoon we gathered in small work groups to review the "Needs of NA" mind-map that was developed @ WSC2014, where we offered additions, omissions, & revisions to it.  The rest of WSC will build upon the work from each prior session.


CAR - Regional Conscience / WSC

Dear Chosen Family:

Below, please see how our RCM's voted Sturdy, pr9 to form our Regional Conscience to take to the World Service Conference this upcoming pr23-30.  Personally I am busting with pride to the extremely high number of participating res in our CR Conscience, up from 50% participation lst cycle to 95% this year.  wow.  I applaud all of your individual & collective efforts to bring together such high turn-out!

Your Regional Delegate tem will be in Los Angeles for the WSC pr23-30 which happens to the Wrner Center Marriott Woodland Hills. Plan to be in the L re & wnn check out the WSC?  There is spectator gallery on site with full /V presentations to follow the goings on.  Not gonna be in SoCal that week but have need to know? Â Then check into our RD blog here on this website, which will be updated daily.

Finally, your RD team will be presenting follow-up workshop on the WSC t WNIRCNxxxi, St, My21 t the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, WA! We hope to see you there!

We both remain committed to representing WNIR effectively, thoroughly, & efficiently. We will try to answer any email or voice mail in timely manner from you, our constituency, but please bare in mind that the week seldom affords much free time at all, so don't get bent outta shape if we cannot respond that week.

In loving service:
Bonner S, RD
George B-H, RD




2016 WNIR Area Tally CAR Ballot FINAL Page 1



2016 WNIR Area Tally CAR Ballot FINAL Page 2


RD Report Apr2016


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS           April 2016

Regional Delegate Quarterly Report                      

   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.   With the release of the Conference Agenda Report last November so began your RD team’s 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.   After a few weeks’ 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 “World Service Conference-Your Voice Is Heard!” in the hopes of not scaring away would be attendees. We ended with a 90min session that afternoon playing Jeopardy® 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.   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 region’s pertinent info. Our region’s 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.  

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 region’s 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 July’s 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.   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.   Your RD Alternate & RSC Chair both support this proposal.   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 K’s 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 won’t 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, RD                               This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                             

George B-H, RDA                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PS: DON’T FORGET TO TUNE INTO THE RD BLOG ON OUR WEBSITE FOR DAILY UPDATES FROM THE WSC:  APR23-30! It’s 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!


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