Information from your Regional Delegate Team









 

January 2017

NAWS Environmental Scan
NAWS Environmental Scan Online Form  - RCMS please fill out the scan for your area. The deadline is April 24th, 2017

(hard copy for download/print)



December 2016

A giant shoutout of thanks to Eddie W for the 6 years of service he has provided to our Regional Delegate Team!  
As of the December 2016 Brian C from Richmond was voted in as the new Alternate Delegate and Kim A became the new Delegate.

Items of Interest from the NAWS


    • If you would like a copy of the September World Board Minutes please email me (my email address is on the right side of this page) and I’ll send them along.
    • The Guide to World Services Draft is currently out for Delegate Review. (please feel free to email me if you’d like a copy)
    • Guiding Principles: NA’s new book, Guiding Principles: The Spirit of Our Traditions is available for purchase for $11 in hardcover (item 1201) or softcover (item 1202). 
    • Literature Projects: NAWS is working on project plans for two pieces of literature—an IP on recovery and mental health/mental illness http://www.na.org/mhmi  and a meditation book www.na.org/meditationbook  Interested members can log onto NA.org and share their thoughts any time before 1 June 2017.
    • PR Pamphlet: There is a new PR pamphlet for use in public relations service work titled NarcoticsAnonymous and Persons Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment. This pamphlet is intended for professionals who prescribe medication to treat drug addiction. It is posted online at www.na.org/pr and copies should be available for order from NA World Services at this time.
    • The Issue Discussion Topics for the cycle are: Introduction to Guiding Principles, Atmosphere of Recovery in Service, and Applying Our Principles to Technology and Social Media. Workshop outlines, PowerPoints, and handouts for the IDTs are all posted at www.na.org/idt. Please let your RD Team know if you would like us to come and help you put on a workshop in your area.




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June 2016



WSC 2016

  Summary of Decisions from WSC 2016

       WSC 2016 Old Business with CARNA votes

        WSC 2016 New Business with CARNA votes


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April 2016




WSC 2016 An update live from the WSC!
(Scroll down for a 2nd update live from somewhere over the Pacific Ocean!)


 
Yes No Abs Not
Vote
Final
18 Approve 2014 WSC minutes 108 0 2 2 Pass
15 Measuring Consensus 105 7 0 0 Pass
16 Managing Discussion 109 2 1 0 Pass
17 Terminology 103 5 2 1 Pass
#1                Maker: World Board      Yes                No          Abs
To approve the book contained in Addendum A, "Guiding Principles:
The Spirit of Our Traditions," as Fellowship-approved recovery literature. (pg 15)
 
110 1 1 0 Pass
R Old Business Proposal R
Maker: Greater New York Region
To amend Motion 1 to change one word in the Introduction to Guiding Principles on page 63 of the 2016 CAR, 4th paragraph, 3rd sentence. What now reads "Earlier program for addicts, including some bearing the same name, did not practice Traditions and did not survive, " would be changed to "Earlier program for addicts, including some bearing the same name, did not have Traditions and did not survive, "
Intent: To accurately reflect the history referred to in the Introduction.
 
13 96 3 0 Fails
#2a                Maker: World Board      Yes                No          Abs
To approve the following changes to the World Board External
Guidelines contained in A Guide to World Services in NA (GWSNA):
 
To change the size of the Board from up to 18 members to up to 15
members. (pg17)
104 8 0 0 Pass
  Become effective upon passage before elections 45 59 3 4 No support
#2b   Maker: World Board
To approve the following changes to the World Board External
Guidelines contained in A Guide to World Services in NA (GWSNA):
 
To remove the obligation for staggered terms if more than eight (8) members are elected at one time.   (pg 17)
 
106 6 0 0 Pass
#2c                Maker: World Board      Yes                No          Abs
To approve the following changes to the World Board External
Guidelines contained in A Guide to World Services in NA (GWSNA):
 
To change the limitation from two consecutive terms to two terms in a lifetime. (pg 17)
 
112 0 0 0 Pass
V Old Business Proposal V
Maker: Northern California Region
To commit Motion 2 to WB for further clarification and submit at the WSC 2018 separated
Intent: To communicate effectively with the fellowship to clarify the intent of each section of the motion
 
        W/D
P Old Business Proposal P
Maker: Mountaineer Region
To amend Motion 2 to strike the words "up to" that precedes 15 members. The new sentence would read: "To change the size of the WB from up to 18 members to 15 members."
Intent: To create policy that 15 members must be elected to the World Board
 
9 103 1 1
 
Fails
G&N Old Business Proposal G:
Maker: German Speaking Region
To divide Motion 2 into 3 separate motions comprised of the 3 bullet points in Motion 2.
Intent: To allow each bullet point to be considered separately
Old Business Proposal N:
Maker: Mountaineer Region
To divide Motion 2 into 3 separate parts. Each motion corresponding to the bullet points in Motion 2.
Intent: To separate the ideas in Motion 2 to decide separately
 
74 35 0 3
 
#G Strong Support
#N WD
#3                Maker: Eastern New York Region Yes         No                Abs
That the NA World Board develop a project plan which includes a budget
and timeline to create an informational pamphlet specifically about
mental illness and recovery for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference. (pg 35)
 
93 17 1 0 Pass
#4                Maker: Show Me Region          Yes                No          Abs
That all future approved World Board Minutes be posted on na.org for
download. (pg 36)
 
29 79 0 2 Fails
H Old Business Proposal H:
Maker: German Speaking Region
To change Motion 4 to create a sign up list for members to automatically receive WB minutes if they desire to do so. They can remove themselves from the list if they no longer wish to receive minutes.
Intent: To simplify the process to receive WB minutes
25 80 2 3 Fails
#5                Maker: Show Me Region           
That all Financial Reporting for the World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous be provided in a detailed line item format and not in a summary as is currently available. This report will be posted on na.org and be downloadable. (pg 37)
 
34 76 1 0 Fails
#6                Maker: San Diego Imperial Region
That all face to face World Board meetings be open to any NA member on a space available basis; unless the topic(s) being discussed are required by law to be confidential. (pg 38)
 
51 58 0 2 Fails
#7                Maker: San Diego Imperial Region
That if there continues to be a WSC Participants Discussion Board on NA.org that it be made accessible to non WSC participants; only for viewing, not posting. (pg 39) (Amended) on a trial basis for one cycle only.
 
59 50 1 1 Fails
  On a trial basis for one cycle only (floor amendment) 67 39 3 2 Pass
#8                Maker: OK Region  
To direct NAWS to produce a low-cost paperback English version of the Basic Text which contains only the first ten chapters called "Our Program". (40)
 
14 96 1 1 Fails
#9                Maker: Western Russia Region  
To direct the World Board to post a PDF version of all approved English and translated Basic Texts on na.org for free (42
8 103 1 0 StrawFails
No 2nd
#10  Maker: Western Russia Region     
To hold every other WSC outside of the US and to begin this rotation with WSC 2020 to be held in Moscow, Russia (44)
 
12 99 1 0 Straw
Fail No 2nd
 
I&M Old Business Proposal I:
Maker: German Speaking Region
To change Motion 10 to: To hold one WSC outside the US.
Intent: None shown
Old Business Proposal M:
Maker: South Florida
To change Motion 10 to strike "to be held in Moscow, Russia" and replace with "to be held in an easily accessible location outside of the United States."
Intent: To explore the opportunity of furthering a global fellowship
 
0
16
0
93
0
2
0
0
#I WD
#M Fail
J Old Business Proposal J
Maker: German Speaking Region
To change Motion 10 to: To host one WSC outside the US in 2020 or 2022 in a non-English speaking country. To allow bids in 2018 to host such an event and allow WSC 2018 to choose one region from the bids."
Intent: To explore the impact of rotation on the WSC. This would also allow US delegates a first-hand experience of issues like translations and fellowship development
        WD
#11                Maker: Western Russia Region  
To allow a delegate from any Zonal Forum who requests it to be seated at the WSC 2018 as a non-voting participant for one conference only. The expense of attendance will be the responsibility of the Zonal Forum and not the WSC2018. (pg 45)
 
72 29 2 4 Pass
  2018 for one conference only. 84 22 3 1 Pass
S Old Business Proposal S
Maker: Aotearoa New Zealand Region
Amend Motion 11 by substitution - To allow a delegate from any zonal forum with unseated regions/communities who requests to be seated at the 2018 WSC, as a voting participant. Each zone will determine its method of selecting their delegate. The expense of the attendance is met by NAWS (unless funding is declined) as per same policy applied to regional delegates.
Intent: To allow a delegate from each zonal forum to fully participate at WSC 2018.
 
26 82 0 4 Fails
#12                Maker: Western Russia Region  
That Narcotics Anonymous World Services add the following "What is
NA Service" card as part of the Group Readings offered by the World Service Office. (pg 47)
 
30 79 1 0 Fail
T Old Business Proposal T
Maker: Mountaineer Region
To refer Motion 12 to the World Board for study
Intent: To commit to the World Board
        WD
QKW Old Business Proposal Q
Maker: Central California Region
To amendMotion 12 by substitution – To direct the World Board to create a project plan to create a reading card about service to be included in the 2018 CAT.
Intent: To create the reading through the current process that allow the fellowship involvement rather that from a single region.
Old Business Proposal K
Maker: German Speaking Region
To amend Motion 12 by substitution - To create a workgroup to create a group reading card about service; a project plan to be included in the 2018 CAT to create a reading card about service.
Intent: To follow the process to create new recovery literature
Old Business Proposal W
Maker: Israel Region
To amend Motion 12 to read: That Narcotics Anonymous World Services create a project plan to develop a "What is NA Service" card as a part of group readings offered by the World Service Office
Intent: To create a new reading card using the literature process we already have in place
 
29
 
 
 
81 2 0 #Q Fail
#K WD
#W WD
#13                Makers: South Florida, Michigan, and Mid-Atlantic Regions                 
Each World Board member votes only in Elections and may make motions in all sessions. The World Board has one collective vote (made by the Chairperson of the World Board) in new business sessions. (pg 48)
 
47 58 3 2 Fail
#14                Maker: Mid Atlantic Region  
That the World Board or members of the World Board no longer make motions or proposals for decision at the WSC. The World Board may still forward ideas or work that regional delegates may present as a motion or proposal to the WSC for a decision.  (pg 50)
 
16 91 0 1 Fails
  WD = Withdrawn          

 

New Business WSC 2016

Yes

No

Abs

No Vote

Outcome

Motion 19: World Board











To approve the Recovery Literature Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

123

1

2

0

Consensus Support













Motion #20: World Board











 To approve the Service Tools Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

120

5

1

0

Consensus Support













Motion #21: World Board











To approve the Collaboration in Service Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

120

3

3

0

Consensus Support













Motion #22: World Board











To approve the Future of the WSC Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

119

6

1

0

Consensus Support













Motion #23: World Board











To approve the Fellowship Development and Public Relations Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

120

3

2

1

Consensus Support













Motion #24: World Board











To approve the Social Media as a PR Tool Project Plan for work in the 2016-18 conference cycle.

116

6

2

2

Consensus Support













Motion #25: World Board











To approve the 2016-18 Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc budget.

121

3

2

0

Consensus Support













Proposal BG: South Florida Region











To supplement the $200,000 in new allocations for project plans with all unused funds from the 2014-16 Service System and Traditions Book Project Plans.

28

92

4

2

lack of support













Proposal A: World Board











To seat the Grande Sao Paulo Region at the WSC

110

9

3

3

consensus support













Proposal B: World Board











To seat the HOW Region at the WSC

115

6

2

3

consensus support













Proposal C: World Board











To seat the Rio De Janeiro Region at the WSC

116

5

2

3

consensus support













Proposal D: World Board











To remove Le Nordet Region from the list of seated regions at the WSC

124

1

1

0

consensus support













Proposal Y: Kentuckiana











To seat the Bluegrass/Appalachian Region 

50

65

6

5

lack of support













Proposal AK: South Florida Region











To seat the Brazil Nordeste Region

67

53

2

4

lack of support













Proposal AL: South Florida Region











To seat the Rio Grande do Sul Region

55

67

2

2

lack of support













Proposal AM: South Florida Region











To seat the Brazil Central Region

55

68

2

1

lack of support













Proposal AX: Nebraska Region











To seat Turkey Region

0

0

0

0

withdrawn













Proposal BA: Chicagoland Region











For the World Board to initiate a process which could last more than one conference cycle, that would produce proposals for a new structure of the World Service Conference.

36

83

4

3

lack of support













Proposal BT: Costa Rica Region











Seating to be proportional to the meetings we serve and/or be limited by geographical country limits. In regards splitting regions: seating to be available through a zonal forum. A zonal forum will have a limited number of reps. The maximum will be proportional to a 10% of the meetings they serve.

17

101

5

3

consensus not in support













Proposal AE: Costa Rica Region/Argentina











To hold the WSC every three years with the CAR released no less than 240 days prior to the conference.

39

77

4

6

lack of support













Proposal AH: ABCD Region











To create a project plan and workgroup to study the feasibility of turning WSC into a planning conference. The planning conference could be similar to, though not identical to, the idea laid out on pages 61-63 of the 2016 Conference Report

52

67

1

6

withdraw













Proposal BC: Italy Region











To have interpreting service available at WSC for delegates of regions who request so.

59

70

0

4

lack of support













Proposal BD: Greece Region











To ask the delegates to go back to their regions with the question/workshop below: “What is it that your region thinks and feels about zonal representation?”

79

40

2

5

strong support PASS













Proposal BB: Southern California Region











To have NAWS create a separate donation fund through which individual members. Groups, areas, regions, or zones can contribute funds to help zones with limited resources send a participant to WSC 2018 if requested.

0

0

0

0

ruled out of order













Proposal E: World Board











To adopt as policy: If the WSC takes action that changes the name or title of a conference or fellowship approved document, that name or title change may then be reflected everywhere the name or title appears without requiring further action by the WSC.

117

2

2

2

strong support PASS













Proposal AF: Free State Region











To change the current review and input guidelines for fellowship-approved literature from 90 days to 9 months.

42

80

2

2

lack of support













Proposal AI: South Florida Region











To create a workgroup to review our literature processes (review and approval) and propose options that will make those processes more accessible for our members who do not speak English

68

55

1

2

lack of support













Proposal BI: Northern New York Region











That the NA World Board develop a project plan which includes a budget and timeline to create an information pamphlet specially regarding DRT and MAT for consideration at the 2018 WSC.

47

72

3

4

lack of support













Proposal AP: South Florida Region 











To direct the WB to prioritize IP #26 – Accessibility for Those with Additional Needs and the Additional Needs Resource Information SP be updated to reflect current practices.

48

73

1

4

lack of support













Proposal BK: Washington/N Idaho Region











To direct the World Board to develop a project plan for 2018 to update the Living Clean book with a subject and also a spiritual principle index.

10

110

0

3

consensus not in support













Proposal BL: Louisiana Region











To direct the WB to create a project plan to be included in the 2018 CAT to develop an IP on Bulletin 13 “Some Thoughts Regarding Our Relationship to Alcoholics Anonymous.”

19

102

4

1

consensus not in support













Proposal O: Greater Philadelphia Region











That the following changes be made to PR Pamphlet “Narcotics Anonymous and Persons Receiving Medically Assisted Treatment. On page three the third sentence be changed to “However, within the context of NA and its meetings, we have generally accepted principles, and one is that NA is an abstinence-based recovery program. Persons who are taking drug replacement medication are not considered drug free.”

0

0

0

0

out of order













Proposal X: Mountaineer Region











That the conference change policy affecting the percentage needed for election to the World Board from 60% of the WSC to simple majority

23

98

2

2

consensus not in support













Proposal AD: Costa Rica Region











To reconsider Motion 2C and change the motion to read “No more than one term in a lifetime.”

12

112

0

1

consensus not in support













Proposal AG: German Speaking Region











To direct the WB to present a motion in the 2018 CAR to limit service on any WSC position to 2 terms for lifetime.

15

112

0

1

consensus not in support













Proposal BO: World Board











To replace the language in the GTWS, page 10 with (what was passed in Motion 15 should be here…I’m not typing the whole thing)

118

8

0

1

consensus support













Proposal BP: World Board











To adopt the following approaches for use in the business discussion & proposal decisions section (what was passed in Motion 16 should be here)

107

17

2

0

Consensus Support













Proposal BR: World Board











To add the following language to GWSNA (what was passed in Motion 17 should be here)

117

6

2

0

Consensus Support













Proposal AA: Costa Rica Region







0

withdraw

Move the processes outlined in Motions 15, 16, 17 into our Guide to World Services























Proposal AY: To eliminate formal business session at WSC in old and new business. Final straw polls on all matters in discussion sessions will be final decisions.

94

26

2

4

committed to WB













Proposal BJ: Central California Region











To eliminate formal business from the decision process of a motion and a proposal. When the body comes to a consensus in the discussion session, that consensus completes the decision making process.

94

26

2

4

committed to WB













Proposal AS: Metro-Detroit Region











For the 2018 World Service Conference we eliminate the separation between the old business discussion and old business decision sessions. The old business session will involve discussion of motions and proposals followed by decisions in a series fashion.

94

26

2

4

committed to WB













Proposal AR: Ireland Region











To change the old business process into the following: As informal discussion on each motion and its amendments and proposals related to the motion are completed, the conference immediately enters formal old business to ratify the decisions agreed to in straw polls.

94

26

2

4

committed to WB













Proposal AC: Costa Rica Region











Establish a guideline limiting conference business sessions to no more than 8 hours.

17

102

2

1

strong lack of support













Proposal BM: Wisconsin Region











The creation of a rule for conference participants, in which when the same proposal/motion appears in 2 consecutive conferences and fails in both conferences, a moratorium be placed on the proposal/motion (length of time determined by the conference participants).

70

49

4

3

Lack of support Proposal fails

























Amendended to eliminate the requirement that regional motions need a second            To eliminate the requirement that regional motions need a second or add the requirement that World Board motions need a second.

55

66

2

2

lack of support proposal fails













Proposal AT: Metro-Detroit Region











To require that only motions from the World Board or seated regions appear in the 2018 Conference Agenda Report (no proposals, resolutions, or straw polls)

23

92

4

6

not in support













Proposal BE: Italy Region











To have the Conference Agenda Report sent translations by NAWS into the language of a region who requests it.”

30

92

1

2

strong lack support













Proposal BF: Region Del Coqui











To revise the GTWS so that the Conference Agenda Report and the Conference Approval Track are released in Spanish as the same time as the English versions.

27

92

2

3

strong lack support













Proposal AV: Metro-Detroit Region











To require the World Board Internal Guidelines be subject to World Service Conference approval.

24

89

3

5

consensus not in support













Proposal U: Connecticut Region











To change the policy in the GWSNA regarding double room occupancy to allow for single room occupancy, for World Board members, without the need for prior request and approval.

51

59

2

9

lack of support proposal fails













Proposal AV: Metro-Detroit Region











To require the World Board Internal Guidelines be subject to World Service Conference approval.









withdrawn













Proposal AN: British Columbia Region











To continue to have the Delegate Sharing Virtual Workgroup at WSC 2018









withdrawn













Proposal AZ: Western Russia Region











We suggest to develop a multilingual service network which will reflect our core service structure.

67

35

5

8

support













Proposal AQ: South Florida 











To create a project plan for inclusion in the 2018 CAT to review the HRP processes and present proposals in the 2018 Conference Agenda Report for improvements to those processes.

69

40

2

4

support



44









Proposal BH: California Mid-State Region











Begin a dialogue among seated regions regarding nominations to World Board should be made using only submissions from regions, zones, the World Pool via the HRP or submissions from the floor.

44

61

8

3

lack of support













Proposal F: World Board











To change the reference in the NA World Services vision on the WSC Mission Statement to A Vison for NA Service.









withdrawn













Proposal AO: Quebec Region











That the second bullet of our Vision Statement- Every member inspired by the gift of recovery, experiences spiritual growth and fulfilment through service – which encompasses among other things, the topic of Atmosphere of Recovery in NA service be adopted as one of the IDT’s – Issue Discussion Topics for this coming cycle.









withdrawn













Proposal AJ: South Florida Region











Fellowship Issue Discussion Topics (IDTs) will be selected based on the following process: By August 1 following the World Service Conference (WSC), NAWS will create a section on na.org for IDT submissions. Any member, group, area, region or zone will be able to add an item to the poll. Beginning February 1 in the year before the WSC the process of voting on the poll will start. Any member, group, area, region or zone will be able to vote on the choices in the











poll. The poll will close on the final day as set by the Guide to World Services (GTWS) for regional motion submissions. The top six Issue Discussion Topics in the poll will be placed in the Conference Agenda Report and voted on in old business at the World Service Conference with the top three being the Issue Discussion Topics for that next conference cycle.

59

51

4

3

support













Proposal L: German Speaking Region











To direct the WB to create a project plan to be included in the 2018 CAT to study sustainability of WCNA in the future

59

55

1

2

support













Proposal AU: Metro-Detroit Region











To require that when world convention income and expense summaries are provided in the Conference Approval Track or Annual Report, that the income and expense categories have descriptions that explain the kinds of things that are included in these categories.









withdraw













Proposal AB: Costa Rica Region











Establish a rotation schedule for WCNA that holds WCNA outside the US every third convention

49

61

1

5

lack of support













Proposal BN: Wisconsin Region











To create a workgroup who shall develop a methodology to assess the progress of NAWS since the creation of a unified board as a result of the World Services Inventory conducted in the mid to late 90’s.

56

55

3

2

lack of support







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