Tuesday, 30 January 2018

January 2018 RCM Blog


Hi everyone,
First allow me to apologize for not keeping up the blog begun by my better organized predecessor up to date. I was a bit overwhelmed with personal stuff throughout the fall and will try to blog more regularly through 2018. 

CAR

One exciting upcoming event in April of 2018 is the World Service Conference. This biannual meeting is where regional representatives  (Regional Delegates and Alternate Delegates) meet together with the World Board to discuss issues  affecting this world-wide fellowship. The full Conference Agenda Report (CAR) came out in November and is available here: https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR/CAR2018_Web.pdf

The CAR lays out 25 motions submitted from regions all over the world that will be discussed at the Conference, as well as some background information on the motions and the World Board’s position on each of them, where they have one. The manner that the Ontario Regional body has decided to collect regional  conscience on these motions is one vote per area per motion, brought to the April Regional meeting. The Golden Triangle Area has decided that it will collect area conscience in much the same way: one vote per group per motion. Groups will decide how they will collect group conscience within the group. Groups may decide to collect conscience from their members on each of the motions or may give their GSR the authority to vote on behalf of the group. The Golden Triangle Area  will collect conscience at the April Area meeting in order to give groups time to first decide how they will collect group conscience and to do so.   

Marc S., the Alternate Delegate and I will be putting on a CAR workshop in our area in order to help people get a better understanding of the motions and the process. We strongly encourage members to attend and at the very least, to send their GSR or other member to carry the information back to their group. We are looking at the beginning of March - likely March 4th for the workshop. We are just in the process of firming up the location. More information on this to follow. Look out for this on the gtascna.org website.   There are also informational videos explaining the motions available here: https://www.na.org/?ID=wsc2018-vids

In addition to the motions in the the CAR the Conference is also looking at input from the fellowship about what new literature and service material people would like to see developed, as well as input on topics they would like to see discussed and workshopped. Individual members can give their input on literature and discussion topics by filling out the online survey found here. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/car18surv
This on line survey will be available until March 15.  A .pdf version of the questionnaire is also available (with the CAR motions) here: https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR/CAR2018_TallySheet.pdf . Copies of this document have also been sent out to GSRs. You can print it and have copies available at your groups for people to complete before the March Area meeting. If you bring completed surveys to the March meeting,  I will make sure they are included. Remember though, that for the motions, the area has decided that it will be one vote per motion per group, so groups will have to determine how to collect group conscience.

CONVENTIONS    CONVENTIONS    CONVENTIONS

TACNA 10

February 16th – 18th, 2018
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
Toronto, Ontario Canada

http://www.torontonaconvention.org/

ORCNA XXXI

May, 18th-20th, 2018

Blue Mountain Resorts
110 Jozo Weider Blvd.
Blue Mountain, Ontario L9Y 3Z2
(705) 445-0231

Accommodation booking available now at convention rates.


Service positions available and if you would like to be a workshop speaker, follow the link above to the convention website to find out how and where to submit your recording.


 https://www.orcna.ca/


WCNA 37
 
The Magic Is Still Real 
30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, FL, USA 


https://www.na.org/?ID=wcna-index 


YOURS IN SERVICE

KATHY T.
rcm@gtascna.org



Saturday, 8 July 2017

JULY 2017 RCM BLOG



ORSCNA Updates

Notes from April 2017 Regional Meeting  (SOME REPEATS FROM LAST MONTH)

  • Toronto is preparing for TACNA 2018 in February 2018 at the Downtown Marriott on Bay Street
  • New alt. Secretary, alt. Treasurer and outreach coordinator elected
  • CAR workshop 2018 - possible 2-day regional meeting in January 2018 and/or a virtual meeting
  • Region is considering ways of electing members without requiring attendance at regional meeting for those who live far away
  • Results from investigation with lawyer about incorporation: Recommendation is that incorporation and registration occur. Treasurer is investigating costs and what other fellowships have done. A proposed plan will be presented at July meeting.
  • ORCNA XXXI need arts & graphics chair, fundraising & entertainment chair, merchandise chair, alt. Secretary and alt. Treasurer. Sub-committees can be filled by an area
  • July elections: RD, AD, H&I coordinator
  • October elections: PI coordinator, Literature coordinator

The July regional meeting will be held July 15-16, 2017 in North Bay:

Canador College Residence and Conference Centre
15 College Drive
North Bay, ON

There will be workshops on Saturday (15th) and dinner and dance in the evening.
Regional Meeting starts at 10:00 AM on Sunday, (16th)

Expected motions/business at July meeting: 

·       Elections (as above)
·       Structure of CAR workshop in January 2018 (as above)
·       New election policy to accommodate nominees who would have to travel a significant distance at their own expense to stand for a position at Region.
·       ORSC incorporation and registration: Information and recommendations from Treasurer and ensuing motions

CANA Updates

·       CCNA XXV to be held in Calgary at the Carriage House Inn on September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017

http://canadianconvention.com/ for more information or to register.

NAWS Updates
·       WCNA 37 - THE MAGIC IS STILL REAL -  will be held in Orlando, Florida,  August 30 through  September 2, 2018. Visit www.na.org/wcna for more information and to subscribe to updates.
·       The 2016 Annual Report (AR) is available for download from www.na.org/ar2016 and also for purchase from NAWS customer services. An AR in brief that you can download and print is also available.
·       A Guide to World Services in NA (GWSNA 2016-2018) has been posted to www.na.org/conference.





Wednesday, 7 June 2017


June 2017 RCM News

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my first RCM blog. I was elected as your RCM at the May area meeting and after serving as alt. RCM with Marc S for the last 2 years I feel I have some big shoes to fill. I welcome your feedback. Also I look forward to working with Jenn G as your Alt. RCM.

I have separated the news into 3 sections – ORSCNA (Region), CANA, and NAWS. Hope it is clear. If you have ideas of what you would like to see in the blog let me know.

ORSCNA Updates

Notes from April 2017 Regional Meeting

  • Toronto is preparing for TACNA 2018 in February 2018 at the Downtown Marriott on Bay Street
  • New alt. Secretary, alt. Treasurer and outreach coordinator elected
  • CAR workshop 2018 - possible 2-day regional meeting in January 2018 and/or a virtual meeting
  • Region is considering how we might elect members without requiring attendance at regional meeting for those who live far away
  • Results from investigation with lawyer about incorporation: Recommendation is that incorporation and registration occur. Treasurer is investigating costs and what other fellowships have done. Will report in July
  • ORCNA XXXI  ( May 2018 Blue Mountain) need arts & graphics chair, fundraising & entertainment chair, merchandise chair, alt. Secretary and alt. Treasurer. Sub-committees can be filled by an area
  • July elections: RD, AD, H&I coordinator
  • October elections: PI coordinator, Literature coordinator
·       The July regional meeting will be held July 15-16, 2017 in North Bay:
Canador College Residence and Conference Centre
15 College Drive
North Bay, ON

There will be workshops on Saturday and dinner and  dance in the evening.
Regional Meeting on the Sunday

CANA Updates
  •        CCNA XXV to be held in Calgary at the Carriage House Inn on  September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017

http://canadianconvention.com/ for more information or to register.

NAWS Updates
  •          WCNA 37 - THE MAGIC IS STILL REAL -  will be held in Orlando, Florida, 30 August through 2 September 2018. Visit www.na.org/wcna for more information and to subscribe to updates.
  •         The 2016 Annual Report (AR) is available for download from www.na.org/ar2016 and also for purchase from NAWS customer services. An AR in brief that you can download and print is also available.
  •         A Guide to World Services in NA (GWSNA 2016-2018) has been posted to www.na.org/conference.
  •          Conventions and Events project is looking for input. Deadline is June 15 – www.na.org/conventions

NAWS web meetings – getting involved without leaving the comfort of your home
  • ·       Local Service web meetings focus on gathering best practices to begin putting together a local services tool box. The first focus will be consensus-based decision making. See www.na.org/tookbox
  • ·       Public Relations web meetings are a gatherine of area and regional PR trusted servants who share their experiences and challenges with PR service; topics are identified by PR trusted servants. Write to PR@na.org for more information.

YILS,

Kathy T.





Sunday, 14 May 2017

MAY 2017 RCM news


Notes from April 2017 Regional Meeting
  • Toronto is preparing for TACNA 2018
  • New alt. Secretary, alt. Treasurer and outreach coordinator elected
  • CAR workshop 2018 - possible 2-day regional meeting in January 2018 and/or a virtual meeting
  • Region is looking into ways of electing members without requiring attendance at regional meeting for those who live far away
  • Results from investigation with lawyer about incorporation: Recommendation is that incorporation and registration occur. Treasurer is looking into costs and what other fellowships have done
  • ORCNA XXXI need arts & graphics chair, fundraising & entertainment chair, merchandise chair, alt. Secretary and alt. Treasurer. Sub-committees can be filled by an area
  • July elections: RD, AD, H&I coordinator
  • October elections: PI coordinator, Literature coordinator

YILS,
Marc S.

RCM

Sunday, 9 April 2017

April 2017 News

April 2017, RCM Report

Not much to report since Regional meeting is coming up this month.

  • Next Regional meeting is on April 23, 2017 which is the 4th Sunday in April. (3rd Sunday is Easter and facility is not available)
  • Open positions: Alt. Secretary/3 yrs.; Outreach Coordinator/4 yrs.; Alt. Chair/3 yrs.
  • Bids for ORCNA XXXII are scheduled to be heard

ORCNA XXX
  • Convention is May 19-21.  Look for registration flyers at your home groups or online at http://www.orcna.ca/
  • Pre-registration deadline is April 9

NAWS News
  • The 37th World Convention of NA will be 30 August–2 September 2018, in Orlando, Florida
  • Subscribe to NA updates like WCNA, NAWS News, NA Way Magazine, and Just for Today daily emails at http://www.na.org/?ID=subscribe

YILS,
Marc S.

RCM

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March 2017 RCM News



  • Next Regional meeting is on April 23, 2017 which is the 4th Sunday in April. (3rd Sunday is Easter and facility is not available)
  • Open positions: Alt. Secretary/3 yrs.; Outreach Coordinator/4 yrs.; Alt. Chair/3 yrs.
  • 2017 copy of insurance policy is available for groups and activities that need it. Please contact rcm@gtascna.org

ORCNA XXX
  • Kick-off event on March 25 from 6 pm - 2 am; karaoke, speaker, dancing, auction, raffle, prizes and more. 25 Cecil St. Toronto (Spadina and College)
  • Convention is May 19-21.  Look for registration flyers at your home groups or online at http://www.orcna.ca/

NAWS News
  • The 37th World Convention of NA will be 30 August–2 September 2018, in Orlando, Florida
  • Subscribe to NA updates like WCNA, NAWS News, NA Way Magazine, and Just for Today daily emails at http://www.na.org/?ID=subscribe

YILS,
Marc S.

RCM