California Inland Region of NA

RD Update – March 2019

PLEASE ANNOUNCE AT YOUR ASC

If you don’t talk about anything else from this report, please announce the following items at your ASC:

  1. The Delegate Team wants to hold Workshops in your Area. We can Workshop before/after ASC, at your learning day or event, or another location and date –we need 60-90 minutes and tables for participants.
  2. Mental Health / Mental Illness IPis out for fellowship review / input through May 15at na.org/mhmi
  3. If your Group wants to propose a motion for CIRNA to make in the CAR, get started now.Assume 2-3 months to from Area to Region and 2-3 months to be decided at Region. August 1st Deadline.

Financial Support for WZSF

I was unable to get a check last month because we didn’t have a quorum, but I am reminding the RSC of my request to donate $300 to the WSZF to support our ongoing participation in the Zone.

Workshops

I’m excited about hosting our first Workshop prior to Region and will have more feedback for you after the workshop. I attended Southern California’s Regional Assembly Workshop in February and participated in their SPAD workshop to get ideas for our workshop. At the event I was able to connect with Pam from NAWS who sent us a package of materials for today’s workshop.

Hopefully we will be able to get the meeting room in Greater Mojave at 11am in May so that we can conduct another workshop (we will need tables for participants). I am also willing to create another flyer for that Regional Sunday if I can get the meeting location information before our April meeting.

WSC Participant Web Meeting

I signed on an attended the WSC Participant Web meeting on February 9th. There were 111 Participants including 2 NAWS staff members and a feed from the World Board with approximately 8 of our Board Members in one video.

After some brief introductions and presentation of topics for discussion we were broken out into smaller discussion groups. My group was comprised of 15 members from the US, Australia, England, Iran and a number of US locales.

In these groups we discussed three topics from the WSC of the Future Project:

  1. Making the WSC Effective and Sustainable
  2. Role of Zones
  3. Zonal Collaboration

Our second discussion focused on the role of Zones and Zonal collaboration. One thing that became clear to me as discussion progressed is that in at least some other parts of the world, Zones play a role that is much closer to what our Region fulfills for us.

There was good discussion about the value of Zonal collaboration, including practicing prudence by sharing the cost and burden of providing trusted servants required for specific tasks between zones, even when one zone could potentially provide a service on its own.

Our next web meeting is Saturday, April 13 from 11am to 1pm.

California Collaboration

The California Collaboration has provided the map (view map) they have been working on for review, distinguishing the different regions within California. The intended use of the map is on the Collaboration web site to provide clear information to the public regarding the regions of California. These will be clickable links that will either provide contact information for the Regions and/or allow the visitor to go directly to the Region’s web site.

Environmental Scan for the World Board

As I mentioned in January, we are being asked to participate in a type of survey called an Environmental Scan 
(or SWOT Survey) to help set priorities and goals for the WSC, World Board and NAWS. These answers are due by March 15thand I will be quickly workshopping these questions today.

Topic 1: World Service Conference

Strengths: (internal, positive attributes)
Weaknesses: (internal, challenges or problems)
Opportunities: (external, opportunities or things we should develop)
Threats: (external, risks or challenges from outside the fellowship)
Any other comments or ideas about the WSC?

Topic 2: NAWS

Strengths: (internal, positive attributes)
Weaknesses: (internal, challenges or problems)
Opportunities: (external, opportunities or things we should develop)
Threats: (external, risks or challenges from outside the fellowship)
Any other comments or ideas about NAWS you would like the WB to consider?

Anything else you would like the WB to consider?

WSZF Workgroups and Fellowship Development in Rural Areas

The WSZF Workgroup focused on Fellowship Development in Rural Areas is looking for our feedback. I would like to quickly workshop these questions today as well:

  1. Do you have under-served rural communities in your region?
  2. What support could the Zonal Forum provide that would help your efforts in fellowship development in these rural communities?

Budget and Expenses

I purchased a Flipbook easel, 2 Flipbooks and Markers for a total of $83.91 for use in RD Team Workshops.

  $83.81 Starting Cash (Remaining WSZF funds from Mike)
– $20.44 Copies of Regional Sunday Flyers and WSZF Reports for February
– $83.91 Flipbook/Easel/Markets
= $20.54 Check Request today

To date, I have spent $678.92 of my $1492.38 Budget for 2019.

NAWS

  • Participate in writing content for the Spiritual Principle a Day book at na.org/spad
  • Participate in review and input for the Mental Health / Mental Illness IP at na.org/mhmlthrough May 15.
  • There are web meetings / webinars on multiple topics at na.org/webinar
  • Issue Discussion Topics for 2018 – 2020 are:
  1. Carrying the NA Message and Making NA Attractive
  2. Attracting Members to Service
  3. Drug Replacement Therapy (DRT) and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as It Relates to NA

RD Calendar – Upcoming Dates

  • April 13 – 11am to 1pm – WSC Participant online meeting
  • May 1 – SERVICE DAY(special days were voted in at the last WSC)
  • June 2-8 – PR Week
  • August 1– Regional Motion Deadline. If your Group wants to propose a motion, get started now.
  • November 8-10 – Western Service Learning Days in Seattle.
  • November 26 – Conference Agenda Report available. (CAT available January 26, 2020.)
  • December 1 – SPONSORSHIP DAY

CONTACT ME

Feel free to contact me at mike@theclements.org or by phone at 760-641-0705