California Inland Region of NA

Virtual WSC: Part 2

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Part 2 will take place from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9 with 2 sessions per day: 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Check back for updates each day.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The live feed of the first session, 11am to 1pm, is available at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-fTJy1HY7k

Pre WSC Straw Poll: a straw poll (a non-binding vote to judge the level of support for a motion) was conducted earlier in the week, with the results posted in the attached PDF:

These are the CAR and CAT motions, plus 34-36 from the World Board and 10-A1 a proposed amendment to Motion 10.

Any motion with 80% or greater support may be voted in directly on the floor of the WSC by a straw poll which would converted to a binding vote if enough support exists. If not, the vote will conducted electronically after the close of business on Sunday.

122 Voting Participants are present (including 106 Regional Delegates, 5 Zonal Delegates, and World Board Members). Total attendance at the start was 219. Update: 123 Voting as of 11:50am.

World Board Motion 36:

(All Voting Participants can vote.)

Voted YES on behalf of CIRNA.

Straw Poll results will be reported in the following order (Yes / No / Abstain / Present Not Voting).

First Straw Poll: 120/0/2/1 – strong support
Second Straw Poll: 120/0/0/1 – PASSED w/ unanimous support

World Board Motion 35:

(All Voting Participants can vote.)

Voted Present Not Voting on behalf of CIRNA as I have no knowledge of the accuracy of the minutes from 2018. In hindsight I should have coordinated with the previous RD to review the minutes for accuracy.

First Straw Poll: 107/0/2/10 – consensus support

RD from So Cal spoke as a minority voice (abstain), mentioning that the creation of the Workgroup to review the FIPT was not included in the minutes and should be added.

Second Straw Poll: 98/4/5/12 – PASSED w/ consensus support

CAR Motion 2:

(Only RDs can vote – because literature approval is in the FIPT and must be revised to include the Zonal Delegates.)

Voted YES on behalf of CIRNA.

Second Straw Poll: 104/0/0/1 – PASSED w/ unanimous support

New Motion:

Voted YES as I saw no harm in recording the votes, even if they were not counted in the totals for these 3 motions.

First Straw Poll: 53/24/7/14 – not enough support
Second Straw Poll: 48/23/6/13

CAR Motion 12:

(Only RDs and Zonal Delegates can vote)

Voted YES on behalf of CIRNA.

Second Straw Poll: 56/44/3/7 – not enough support, will be in e-poll

CAR Motion 15:

(Only RDs and Zonal Delegates can vote)

Although CIRNA voted no, I did not provide a dissenting opinion as I did not feel I could accurately elaborate the Region’s reasoning for voting No.

Voted NO on behalf of CIRNA.

Second Straw Poll: 101/6/1/2 – PASSED w/ consensus support

LUNCH BREAK – Back at 2pm.

Motion 10 / 10A1:

(Only RDs and Zonal Delegates can vote)

First decision is whether to consider the motion without the amendment (10A1) – per guidelines.

Voted Present Not Voting on behalf of CIRNA so as not to influence the vote (since our vote is NO in either case, my thinking was to step out of the vote count as to which version of the motion CIRNA votes NO on).

First Straw Poll: 35/72/1/5 – FAILED w/ low support

Voted NO on behalf of CIRNA.

First Straw Poll: 77/29/3/5
Second Straw Poll:
69/36/5/3
Third Straw Poll:
69/37/3/4 – FAILED w no consensus

So 10A1 didn’t pass. Back to Motion 10.

Voted NO on behalf of CIRNA.

Second Straw Poll: 109/1/2/2 PASSED w/ consensus support

CAT Motion 29:

(Only RDs and Zonal Delegates can vote)

Voted YES on behalf of CIRNA.

Second Straw Poll: 104/10/7/4 PASSED w/ consensus support

Saturday, August 8, 2020

CAT Motion 30:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 111/4/3/5 – PASSED w/ consensus support

CAT Motion 31:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 113/3/4/? – PASSED w/ consensus support

CAT Motion 28:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 95/19/8/4
Third Straw Poll: 94/17/9/4 – PASSED w/ strong support

CAT Motion 26:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 111/6/4/3 – PASSED w/ consensus support

CAT Motion 27:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 109/6/3/5 – PASSED w/ consensus support

World Board Motion 34:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 91/12/2/4 – PASSED w/ strong support

CAR Motion 5:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: (need to verify count) – PASSED

CAR Motion 9:

(All participants can vote)

Second Straw Poll: 91/20/2/2

World Board Motion 37:

(All participants can vote)

First Straw Poll: 111/9/5/1
Second Straw Poll: 78/41/2/1
Third Straw Poll: 83/34/1/1

Amendment 37A proposed by Tri-State Region

Amendment accepted (didn’t get the vote).

Business rolled over to Sunday.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

World Board Motion 37A1:

(All participants can vote)

First Straw Poll: 114/6/2/1
Second Straw Poll: 115/7/2/1 – PASSED w/ consensus support

Motion 38:

(All participants can vote)

First Straw Poll: 43/78/2/6
Second Straw Poll: 33/91/2/5
Third Straw Poll: 32/92/1/3 – FAILED w/ strong lack of support

Closing

There were some wrap-up reports and a few videos dedicated to outgoing trusted servants.

Audio translations of the Basic Text into other languages are being made available on NA.org for free as they are completed. Currently, Arabic, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and Thai audio files are available. https://www.na.org/?ID=bt-aud

We closed WSC 2020 for good after the first session for the day.