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RD REPORT 05/14/16

Don and I attended the World Service Conference on behalf of our region. This conference was a tedious one due to the business sessions running over.

As you will see our two motions did not pass; it was decided that they needed ⅔ to pass since they were “setting policy”. I objected to this ruling and voiced that the World Board had made the change in their meeting and we were not seeking to add to the GTWS at this time, just redirect the board. The conference upheld the Co­Facilitator’s decision. I also voiced my concern over about the appearance that the WB was setting the rules and not the Co­Facilitators. Due to this ruling I did not present Motion 7 in the formal New Business session since in the last straw poll in discussion it not even receive majority support; however another RD did present it and we wasted 2 hours on it any way. The Traditions book was approved!

I had scheduled the Post Conference assembly for June 19th and was just told that is Father’s Day so I am going to hold off on fliers until we discuss and I look for other options. I should be able to give you a date and email a flier right after our discussion.

At the assembly we will give a full report on the happenings at WSC 2016 including videos of our Fellowship Development efforts over the past cycle, information regarding the Illicit Literature discussions and the project plans for the upcoming cycle.

Don and I both caught a nasty bug at the conference along with probably 75% of the participants, not fun.

Dave T. RD (858) 380­9345

Don S. AD (619) 792­8542

RD REPORT 04/09/16

 

This month is a busy one for us. First I will be doing a workshop at the SEBANA Unity on the 16th on “Our Freedom, Our Responsibility”; then the following day is our regional assembly. Then we’re off to the WSC on the 22nd through the 30th.

The workshop at Unity Day should be a good one, has been in the past.

The assembly will be where we gather our regional conference on the CAR and get input from GSRs, RCMS and any other interested members on the CAT items for new business. Please remember that only groups that send a representative will be included in the regional conscience. It is my hope to show some videos from around the world also but remember I am technically challenged.

The Saturday before WSC is a good day for anyone to come to that wants to experience our worldwide Fellowship (without the business); here are a schedule of events for that day:

Saturday April 23, 2016

World Board Open Forum 10:00 am–noon
WSO Tour and Lunch 12:30–2:30 pm
Unity Day Workshops 3:00–6:00 pm
Recovery Speaker Meeting 7:30 pm
World Market 10:00–11:30 pm
Dance 10:00 pm–1:00 am

The WSC is held at the Warner Center Marriott 21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Hope to see some of you there!

Dave T. RD (858) 380-9345
Don S. AD (619) 792-8542

2016 CAR Info

2016 CAR Info

RD Report 8/08/15

I facilitated a workshop on “How Can We Increase Area Service Participation” and. “Increasing Awareness of World Service Issues” before the North Coastal ASC on 7/25/15. The workshop seemed to go well and was well attended.This month we have a workshop scheduled before the North County Inland ASC on “Consensus Based Decision Making”. I​am looking forward to this workshop and would encourage anyone interested in learning more about CBDM to attend.

TRADITIONS WORKBOOK PROJECT:

The final batch of review material for the Traditions Project is now available. This packet contains drafts of the Tradition Eleven and Twelve, as well as a closing section called “All Will Be Well.” As a reminder, chapters for Tradition Seven through Ten are still out for review. All current review materials are online at w​ww.na.org/traditions.​

The deadline for input on Traditions Seven through Ten is 31 August. The deadline for input on Traditions Eleven, Tradition Twelve, and the conclusion is 30 September. You are encouraged to send your input in as early as possible—there’s no need to hold your input until you’ve read the entire batch; a chapter at a time (or even a section at a time) is actually preferable. The sooner they receive your input, the more time they will have to incorporate your ideas into the revisions. An approval form will be published in November 2015 as an addendum to the C​onference Agenda Report (C​AR)​.

PLANNING OUR FUTURE:

We will be doing Planning our Future workshops in November; this is the discussion regarding the future of our WSC and world services; what it will look like as far as seating and overall operation. It is important that we try to get as much information regarding these discussions to as many members as possible in order to avoid past difficulties like the one we had with the SSP where many members said they never heard of it even though it had been being discussed for many years. I will do my best and hope the RCMs will so the same.

I have submitted our 2 regional motions for the CAR as previously reported. The motions are as follows:

MOTION: 1

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.

INTENT:
To return the WB to the common practice that all other NA boards and committees follow.

RA TIONALE:
All service boards and committees in NA have always followed this practice, including world service boards and committees until the WB decided to close their meetings to WB members and staff only in the last few years.

We feel it is important that our WB reflect the common practice of the other service boards and committees in NA; not doing so sets them apart which some members view as thinking one is different or better than; not in the spirit of anonymity and in our opinion creates unnecessary mistrust of the WB.

We understand that the WB is a corporate board but feel that it is an NA service board first and then a corporate board when required to be by law, no different than any of our other service boards and committees.

We appreciate the experience of our WB members and believe it would be beneficial to any member who gets the chance to sit in on one of their meetings.

MOTION: 2

That the WSC Particpants Discussion Board on NA.org be made accessable for viewing only by non WSC participants.

INTENT: To allow any interested member to see what our WSC participants are discussing regarding fellowship and world service issues.

RA TIONALE:
Our region feels this is another way for our members to get more information and different views on issues facing our world services and fellowship.

We feel that the mistrust this discussion board being closed creates with some of our members is totally unnecessary and opening it up to viewing by the membership will alleviate those concerns.

In service,
Dave T. RD (858) 380­9345 Don S. RDA (619) 792­8542

RD Report 7/11/15

I will facilitate a workshop on “How Can We Increase Area Service Participation” and.“Increasing Awareness of World Service Issues” before the North Coastal ASC on 7/25/15 (fliers have been passed out. Once again this workshop is open to all interested members.

Next month we have a workshop scheduled before the North County Inland ASC on “Consensus Based Decision Making”. B​oth these workshops should have very informative and useful discussions that can help us to better accomplish our goals to serve the Fellowship. I am looking forward to them.

I’ve been asked to facilitate a workshop with the California RD teams at the WSLD in Las Vegas October 4­6, 2015. There also will be an RD discussion forum and NAWS workshops related to the Planning our Future discussions we are having.

We normally do not include this event in our budget but due the participation requested and topics to be discussed I feel it is appropriate for us to attend. Since our budget will not be approved for next year until after this event so I will be making a motion to fund us out of this years budget.

TRADITIONS WORKBOOK PROJECT:

The final batch of review material for the Traditions Project is now available. This packet contains drafts of the Tradition Eleven and Twelve, as well as a closing section called “All Will Be Well.” As a reminder, chapters for Tradition Seven through Ten are still out for review. All current review materials are online at w​ww.na.org/traditions.​

The deadline for input on Traditions Seven through Ten is 31 August. The deadline for input on Traditions Eleven, Tradition Twelve, and the conclusion is 30 September. You are encouraged to send your input in as early as possible—there’s no need to hold your input until you’ve read the entire batch; a chapter at a time (or even a section at a time) is actually preferable. The sooner they receive your input, the more time they will have to incorporate your ideas into the revisions. An approval form will be published in November 2015 as an addendum to the C​onference Agenda Report​(C​AR)​.

PLANNING OUR FUTURE:

We will be doing a Planning our Future workshop in October; this is the discussion regarding the future of our WSC and world services; what it will look like as far as seating and overall operation. It is important that we try to get as much information regarding these discussions to as many members as possible in order to avoid past difficulties like the one we had with the SSP where many members said they never heard of it even though it had been being discussed for many years. I will do my best and hope the RCMs will so the same.

In service,
Dave T. RD (858) 380­9345 Don S. RDA (619) 792­8542

RD Report 4/11/15

RD Report 4/11/15

Our RD Support Team met yesterday and discussed the upcoming workshop at the SEBANA Unity Day next Saturday 4/18/15. We would like to encourage participation from all areas in the workshop on Collaboration; especially Beach, Central and South Bay. This is an opportunity to possibly find some solutions to the problems that have been plaguing our areas for years now; such as the lack of trusted servants and subcommittee members needed to provide services.I would like to thank those members who are working with us on planning our workshops and providing us with feedback and ideas to help serve the Fellowship better.

Don is continuing to work with the North Coastal area on the idea of having one of our workshops in their Area. We are planning a workshop there in July. The workshop will of course be for anyone, not just their ASC.

Happenings in World Service

TRADITIONS WORKBOOK PROJECT:

The review and input drafts of Traditions 2 through 6 are now online and the deadline for input is May 31, 2015.

SSP

NAWS is hosting a series of webinars and will be creating three pamphlets for members focused on a brief overview of the core principles of the Service System, Group Support Basics, and Local Service Basics. Please continue to visit www.na.org/servicesystem or send your name, trusted servant position, and region and/or area to servicesystem@na.org to sign up for the webinars.

NA Copyrights:

NAWS is asking for your help protecting NA’s property and keeping it safe for the future of our Fellowship. Please join us in taking a stand against illicit production and distribution of our literature. For more information see “NA Literature and Copyrights” posted online at www.na.org/FIPT.​

WCNA: T​he world convention is in Rio de Janeiro during June 2015 for more info go to na.org.

As always any input is welcome and anyone is welcome to join our RD Support Team, next meeting is Friday May 8th at 8:00 pm at the RSO.

In service, Dave T.

RD Report – 12/13/14

This past month I attended the PI subcommittee and discussed drug court issues with members from Central area and other PI members. I was unable to attend this months meeting but will present ideas for a presentation and contact info at the next PI meeting.I also participated in my first cyber workgroup meeting on Planning Our Future. It was pretty much a “getting to know you” kind of meeting. We did decide that communication with the Fellowship and getting more information on what each zone actually does are our priorities for now. We also decided to create a workshop session to discuss this locally and involve the Fellowship from the start. The meeting went well and I am looking forward to future meetings.

Don and I will be putting on a workshop in the UEC area in February; it is our hope that members from all areas will attend and so we have fliers here for you today. The topics are ones that UEC requested but I’m sure we all could benefit from participating in.

I will be requesting checks for our room at the WSZF and rent for the Feb. workshop today.

We would like to start our RD Support Team up again so if you would like to participate in helping us plan and put on our workshops and get the word out please let us know.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve, Dave T.

RD (858) 380­9345 davet.91977@gmail.com

Don S.
RDA (619) 792­8542 sddon12087@gmail.com

RD Report – 9/13/14

RD Report – 9/13/14

In the last month I have participated on the WSC Participants discussion board on na.org on the topic of a US service body. I think some form of cooperative coordinating body is probably a good idea; the ideas discussed range from the simple idea I like to a full blown US service conference every 2 yrs; during the year that WSC doesn’t meet. If you have any input on this discussion please let myself or Don know.

I received an email from the World Board asking me if I would serve on a “virtual” work group to continue the discussion we started at the conference regarding the future of the WSC; I agreed to participate. At the WSC we went thru small group discussions regarding this and it seemed that the consensus, at the time, leaned towards zonal representation in the future at the WSC; we talked about this topic somewhat at the Post Conference Assembly but some regions are doing the workshop with its members to involve them in the discussion; I would like to do that in our region if there is interest in doing it. Again if you have any input on this topic please let us know.

The Traditions book project is moving along and still seeking input from the Fellowship. The deadlines for initial input are as follows:

31 July 2014 Tradition One
31 NovemberTraditions Two 2014 through Seven
31 March 2015 Traditions Eight through Twelve

Since we do not have any Literature Review committees in our region providing an opportunity for members to collectively give input Don and I will include a Traditions Book Workshop in our plan for next year for Traditions 8-12 and any drafts that are out by the time of our workshop.

In the next couple of months Don and I will be reviewing the changes to the Guide to World Services that we had talked about at the conference; regarding how the conference operates and regional motions/proposals in the CAR; if you have any input on this please let us know.

We also will be reviewing the draft of the conference record for WSC 2014.

We will be working on our work plan and budget for next year and would appreciate any input on workshops you would like us to do, the IDTs (Issue Discussion Topics) for this conference cycle are the same as last cycle:

Collaboration Group Conscience Supporting Our Vision Third Tradition

Please let us know which topics you think our region would benefit the most from workshopping.

We will be attending the Western States Zonal Forum in January and will soon begin making our arrangements. One of the things we will discuss there will be the idea of collaboration and cooperation among the CA regions.

During an email discussion regarding this I was informed the PR Coordinator from NAWS that N. Cal’s H&I and NAWS were to do a presentation to all the county sheriffs in CA here in San Diego last month; I found about it a week and a half before the event.Needless to say I was a little upset that we were not informed earlier and said so to our NAWS PR Coordinator, only to find out that we had been informed. N. Cal’s H&I chair said he told our regional Outreach chair about it.

I immediately informed our Vice chair and PI, Outreach, H&I and BTW chairs. Everyone said they would be there, including myself. Greg was unable to attend due to work and I couldn’t go at the last minute due to a plumbing emergency at the house I manage. I was later informed by the NAWS PR Coordinator that no one from our region was there. This was a great opportunity we missed to meet the sheriffs in our region; especially the Imperial County Sheriff who has been denying NA into his jail.

Anyway N. Cal and NAWS have been doing these type of presentations without our involvement for a long time and that brings us back to why we need a collaborative/ coordinating committee or body for the regions in CA so we can all participate and benefit from the information from these type of events and work together on other issues.

Any questions or comments would be appreciated, report will be on RD Corner soon.

Dave Tynes-RD (858) 380-9345 Don Sturtevant RDA (619) 792-8542

CAR – POST CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY

POST CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY

Click for >>> WSC2014 Draft Summary of Decisions

Come find out the results of what we voted on in the CAR and what is going on in NA worldwide. The World Service Conference was very exciting this year with discussions on the future of the WSC and reports of the growth of NA in places like Africa, Russia and Afghanistan. We will be showing videos of our Fellowship Development in those places and having a discussion of about the future of NA world services.

GSRs it is important that you attend in order to inform your groups and and have them be able to participate in the important matters that will be discussed this cycle. Hope to see you all there!

All interested members welcome!
WHEN: June 21, 2014 12:00pm to 3:00pm
WHERE: Mira Mesa Alano Club* 9535 Kearny Villa Road
Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92126

For more information contact;
Dave T. / Regional Delegate @ 858­380­9345
Don S. / Regional Delegate Alternate @ 619­792­8542
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