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Update on Upcoming NAWS Webinars **Rural Areas PLZ Take Note**

At the beginning of May NA World Services will be planning a web meeting to begin discussing our next draft tool—something to benefit those who are serving in rural or isolated communities. World Services has been holding web meetings roughly each quarter to help support those trusted servants, and we would like to develop a tool of some kind to capture some of the experience and best practices that have been shared. This is the item that scored second highest on the Local Service Toolbox survey we had posted (with CBDM Basics scoring highest). We will have more information about this meeting shortly before the date. In the meantime, we can tell you that we will probably take a similar approach to the CBDM Basics first web meeting where we broke into small groups so that everyone could discuss what they would most like to see in a tool developed for rural and isolated service. For a collection of resources and recorded web meetings on the subject see www.na.org/ruralservice.

The next two meetings after that will be in June to collect input on the draft of CBDM Basics that is posted at www.na.org/toolbox. We also have an form posted at www.na.org/toolbox to get your input on the draft, and we encourage everyone to share their thoughts there as well. At the two June meetings we’ll be talking about what you would like to see changed (cut, added, further explained, etc.) in the draft.

Wednesday 3 May, 1-2:30 pm PST: Rural and Isolated Service—Brainstorming meeting to talk about what to include in a tool

Saturday 17 June, 1-2:30 pm PST: CBDM Basics input

Tuesday 20 June, 1-2:30 pm PST: CBDM Basics input

Please let us know if you have any questions. We will email you again before the May meeting with log-in instructions and any further information we have.

Thank you all for your service,

The Toolbox Team

 

from the NAWS Apr2017 Update...

NAWS has posted the Annual Report. You can find the report online here www.na.org/ar2016 or order a hard copy from NAWS customer service or online shopping cart: http://www.na.org/?ID=OrderLiteratureOnline-content

Along with the Annual Report, for the first time NAWS has created a printable infographic Annual Report in Brief that captures some of the key data in the report. The AR in Brief is posted in two different formats, both of which are intended for print rather than reading online.

Project Reminders

A few reminder about these important input deadlines:

  • Mental Health/Illness IP Project€ Ideas about what you would like to see in such an IP are due 1 June. For more information: www.na.org/mhmi
  • Daily Meditation Book Ideas about what you would like to see in a new meditation book are due 1 June. For more information:www.na.org/meditationbook
  • Convention & Events Toolbox: A draft of a potential tool for those working on convention and events program is posted for input until 15 June www.na.org/conventions
  • Local Service Toolbox—A draft of CBDM Basics has been posted for input until 5 July  www.na.org/toolbox
 

...latest from NAWS: seeking input for a local service Toolbox.

PLEASE respond if you or your area have experience with Consensus Based Decision Making and its implementation at your group or area level... the links should work from here but if not, then GOTO: http://m.na.org/?ID=toolbox to give input!

Thanks much in advance!

Bonner S, RD

Local Service Toolbox Project

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We are excited to be working on a local service toolbox;€” a collection of tools that reflect our Fellowship's best practices and experiences delivering services locally. The 2016 Conference Agenda Report asked members to identify priorities for new or revised service materials, and local/area tools/toolbox was the first priority identified.

We already have some materials, such as PR, Planning, and H&I Basics, but there are so many more we lack or that we have not revised or adapted in years. The €œBasics€ seem to be a good approach for us because they are perhaps less overwhelming than a large handbook, and they are easier to translate and revise. We believe a €œtoolbox€ with small-scale pieces will have the same advantages. Our first such piece is CBDM Basics, and you will find a draft below.

Whether you are a service veteran or an area service newcomer, we could use your help.

What can you do?

CBDM Basics draft - input due 5 July 2017 - PDF

CBDM Basics Input Form

 

Latest Info From NAWS Regarding Upcoming Webinars!

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January 2017 RSC Regional Delegate Report

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