2018 GSR Assembly


GSRs we would like to have your responses to the Literature Survey before February 28th 
so that we can tally your votes and report the results to you at the GSR Assembly.

Please complete the online Literature Survey - 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT9HN3F

If you would rather not fill this out electronically, you can download and print a copy.  Each GSR should email a completed copy to 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the deadline or get it to your RCM who can bring it to the RSC on February 17, 2018.  Another option is to mail your ballot via USPS (Email or call to get the address.  860-309-1404) 


or complete the survey online* at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT9HN3F

You can download the Ballot for manual completion and submission HERE

Additionally this survey is also something every addict can submit for themselves on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/car18surv

Scroll down to view the information regarding voting on the CAR 2018

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Please join us via Zoom for the next CAR Workshop at the AVCNA -  
Topic: CARNA Regional CAR Workshop at the AVCNA
Time: Jan 13, 2018 10:00 AM 

Join from Computer or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/2292658822

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,2292658822# or +16699006833,,2292658822#
Or Telephone:
Dial:  669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 229 265 8822




This year, like we did in 2016, we are providing three options for voting on the Conference Agenda Report (CAR).  

  • Paper Ballots can be downloaded via the following link:   https://tinyurl.com/2018-Tally-Sheet (Please wait until February to vote, because the CAT (Conference Approval Track) motions won't be available until then.  The deadline for submitting your paper ballot is April 14th, 2018.  Each GSR wishing to vote by paper ballot should email a copy to rd@carna.org prior to April 14th or get it to your RCM who can bring it to the RSC on February 17,2018. Alternatively you can mail your ballot via USPS to your delegate. Email or call to get the address. 860-309-1404
  • Online voting will be available at: https://tinyurl.com/2018-CAR.  Please wait until February to vote, because the CAT motions will not be available until then. The deadline for submitting your vote electronically is April 14th.  If your group intends to vote online, and you need your group registration code, please  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go online and register your group to get your registration code at https://tinyurl.com/CARNA-Group-Registration.
  • Information for voting in person at the GSR Assembly will be available on the Central Atlantic Regional Website (http://car-na.org/delegate) and on the Events page.  
The April 2-day GSR Assembly and RSC  on April 21-22, 2018
will be held at the Ecno Lodge in Colonial Heights this year.

2310 Indian Hill Rd.
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

The GSR assembly is Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00 and the RSC is Sunday starting at 10:00.


To download the CAR go to http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR/CAR2018_Web.pdf.  You can also order your copy at: http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR2018%20Order%20Form.pdf  The CAR costs $7.50 (shipping, handling and tax included). We will have a few copies for use at the Workshops, but we suggest you bring your own copy.

NA World Services is asking each of us to complete the 2018 Literature survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/car18surv  This survey is open to any interested NA member. 


Thank you, and hope to see you soon!


Kim A - Regional Delegate - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Randy D - Regional Delegate Alternate 2 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Presentations

Planning Our Future Presentation
CAR Workshop 2018 - Motions
CAR Workshop 2018 - Essays

Flyers 

2018 CAR Workshops Flyer
GSR Assembly 2018 Flyer
2018 Electronic Voting Link
2018 Group Registration 
2018 CAR Paper Ballot - Tally Sheet

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October 2017 October 2-Day Flyer

January 2017 Autonomy Zonal Forum Flyer

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2016 GSR Assembly Flyer
2016 CAR Workshop Flyer

 

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2016 GSR Assembly Results

CAR CAT Tally Detailed Results PDF

Website Changes PDF


Summary of CAR Motion Results


Motion 1. To approve the book contained in Addendum A, “Guiding Principles: The Spirit of Our Traditions,” as Fellowshipapproved recovery literature.  
55 Yes - 2 No - 1 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 2.
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. ~ To remove the obligation for staggered terms if more than eight (8) members are elected at one time ~ To change the limitation from two consecutive terms to two terms in a lifetime.   
42 Yes - 11 No - 5 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 2a. 
~ To change the size of the Board from up to 18 members to up to 15 members.   

46 Yes - 7 No - 5 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 2b.
~ To remove the obligation for staggered terms if more than eight (8) members are elected at one time.   

43 Yes - 9 No - 6 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 2c. ~ To change the limitation from two consecutive terms to two terms in a lifetime.   
47 Yes - 7 No - 4 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 3. 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.  
42 Yes - 15 No - 1 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 4
. That all future approved World Board Minutes be posted on na.org for download.

34 Yes - 23 No - 1 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 5.
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.  

35 Yes - 22 No - 1 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 6.
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.   

34 Yes - 20 No - 4 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 7.
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.   

33 Yes - 21 No - 4 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 8.
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”.    

20 Yes - 34 No - 3 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 9.
To direct the World Board to post a PDF version of all approved English and translated Basic Texts on na.org for free download.    

18 Yes - 36 No - 4 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 10. To hold every other WSC outside of the US and to begin this rotation with WSC 2020 to be held in Moscow, Russia    
13 Yes - 42 No - 3 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 11. To allow a delegate from any Zonal Forum who requests it to be seated at the WSC as a non-voting participant. The expense of attendance will be the responsibility of the Zonal Forum and not the WSC.    
29 Yes - 22 No - 7 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 12.  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. (see below: Motion #14 image view) 
Yes - 31 No - 7 Abstain ~
CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 13.
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. 

25 Yes - 26 No - 7 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 14. 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.    
25 Yes - 30 No - 3 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Summary of CAT Motion Results

Motion 1. To approve the Recovery Literature Project Plan.  
37 Yes - 4 No - 17 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 2.
To approve the Service Tools Project Plan.
55 Yes - 2 No - 1 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 3.
To approve the Collaboration in Service Project Plan. 
31 Yes - 3 No - 24 Abstain  ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 4.
To approve the Future of the WSC Project Plan.
27 Yes - 5 No - 25 Abstain  ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 5.
To approve the Fellowship Development and PR Project Plan.
30 Yes -No - 25 ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 6.
To approve the Social Media and PR Tool Project Plan.
31 Yes -No - 22 ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 7.
Please rank the Project Plans in order of importance: (with 1 being the most important and 6 being the least important)

1 Recovery Literature Project Plan
2 Service Tools Project Plan
3 Fellowship Development and PR Project Plan
4 Collaboration in Service Project Plan
5 Future of the WSC Project Plan
6 Social Media and PR Tool Project Plan

Motion 8. To approve the 2017-2018 NAWS Budget 
26 Yes - 4 No - 20 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 9.
To approve the Proposed Rules and Tools for WSC Decision Making for use at the 2016 WSC
22 Yes - 5 No - 24 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 10.
To approve seating the Bluegrass Appalachian Region
16 Yes - 12 No - 23 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 11.
To approve seating the Brazil Central Region
13 Yes - 12 No - 26 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 12.
To approve seating the Brazil Nordeste Region
12 Yes - 14 No - 25 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 13.
To approve seating the Grande Sao Paulo Region
20 Yes - 6 No - 25 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 14.
To Approve seating the HOW region
19 Yes - 6 No - 25 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 15.
To approve seating the Rio de Janeiro Region
22 Yes - 5 No - 24 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

Motion 16.
To approve seating the Rio Grande do Sul Region
9 Yes - 14 No - 27 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 17.
To approve seating the Turkey Region
12 Yes - 16 No - 25 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 18.
To remove the seating workgroup from the Criteria for 17 11Recognition of New Conference Participants section of the
11 Yes - 15 No - 26 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: No

Motion 19.
To approve the proposal for the selection of Fellowship Issue Discussion Topics
24 Yes - 5 No - 23 Abstain ~ CARNA's Vote: Yes

 
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