GOASCNA Chair Report

ASC Date: 2018-06-10
Meeting Date: 2018-06-10 12:30:00

GOASCNA Chair Report ASC Meeting Date: 6/10/2018 12:30 PM

Welcome to all new and returning Greater Orlando Area Members! We're glad you're here!

I want to remind all GSR’s that because of our new format/agenda, this is not an excuse for you to leave early. Please be respectful and find out what is going on with your Subcommittees. It was good to see you all sticking around … thank you!

· I ask that subcommittee reports be limited on minutia and more on the overall status of your subcommittee and if there are any issues and how we can help

· When Reports are being presented, keep your questions limited to what was reported ONLY. If you have a comment, please speak to the Chair or Vice Chair of that committee during the break.

· For Proposal discussions, please keep comments concise and to the point; try not to repeat something you’ve already heard or I will ask if you have another question or comment that is new.

· PLEASE be considerate and refrain from sharing for excessively long periods of time so that everyone who wants to participate has the opportunity to do so. I will help in moving this along.

Elections by acclimation will be today and other elections will be happening in July!! Please be mindful that we will have new Admin positions available: Vice Chair, Alternate Secretary, RCM 2, Treasurer and Alternate Treasurer, and numerous other open service positions waiting to be filled, so please consider the fourth concept when nominating people for those positions.


In Loving Service, Terri, G.O.A.S.C.N.A. Chair                                                           

GOASCNA Hospitals and Institutions Report

ASC Date: 2018-06-10
Meeting Date: 2018-05-15 19:00:00

Members Present: 28

Location: United Against Poverty located at 150 W. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806

Opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.  The 12 Traditions were read.

General Report We held our subcommittee on May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm. There were 28 members present, including 4 new members. The new members all attended orientation as well.
We are currently taking in 14 presentations into 8 different clearance facilities and 14 presentations into
12 different non-clearance facilities with a combined total of 29 panel leaders with commitments at this time.
We currently have 9 open commitments at clearance facilities and 14 open commitments at non-clearance facilities. Please keep in mind that most of these facilities have multiple presentations on our listing as some facilities request more than one weekly meeting from our H&I subcommittee. With that being said, only 4 clearance facilities and 7 non-clearance facilities are not being serviced at all at this time. We are hopeful that this can be changed in the near future as more and more new members come to our subcommittee and former members return.
2 Clearance Forms and one Letters of Recommendation have been submitted since our last subcommittee meeting. We are placing a literature order in the amount of $288.98 at Area to replenish our stock.

Elections We will hold nominations in June for all of our admin positions; followed by election in July. We elected three new panel leaders to 6 month commitments. 

Concerns or Needs We need more NA members with clearance to be support to our existing panel leaders at Osceola, Orange and Seminole county jails and other correctional facilities so that there are more speaker options and panel opportunities for these facilities. Please spread the word that just because someone has a record, this does not guarantee denial for approval by the County Volunteer Coordinators.

Upcoming Events Our next meeting will be held on the third Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with orientation being held promptly beforehand at 6:30 p.m. at United Against Poverty located at 150 W. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806.


In Loving Service,

Joe P. Vice Chair

GOASCNA Literature Report

ASC Date: 2018-06-10
Meeting Date: 2018-06-10 13:04:00

Literature Report 

June   2018 ASC
When Orders were placed: 05/07/18
Literature for May 2018 subtotal: $1087.21
Discount at 7% -$71.10
Shipping Cost: $79.50
Total: $1,087.21
ILS, Miranda W
Literature Distributor 


ASC Date: 2018-06-10
Meeting Date: 2018-05-20 09:00:00

Greetings Greater Orlando! RSC Weekend in Tampa was spectacular. Thanks for allowing me to serve and be a part of our wonderful Florida Regional weekend. Thank you!

Our Next Regional Service Conference Weekend will be July 13-15th, 2018 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando 32819. Phone # 407.996.6338, 866.996.6338. Self-parking fee is $7.

The Florida Regional minutes are online at www.naflorida.org – please let me know if you need assistance with accessing them.


~ I brought up the question a GSR asked me to ask regarding whether a 501C3 (GOASCNA) can write a check to a group. Discussion occurred (refer to the minutes). The answer is yes, legally they can.

~ Members absconding with money

~ Areas providing rooms for RSC weekend

~ Liability insurance for events

~ Should an Area be listed in a local directory of services or is that affiliation?

~ Greater Orlando’s PR subcommittee members presented our QR Code posters

FD Bermuda Travel Report

INFO RE: World Service Conference 2018

•Of 118 seated regions, there were 114 RDs participating. •One of the 118 delegates, Iran, joined the Conference through an internet connection because he was unable to obtain a visa •Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, and France were not in attendance. •Of the 114 regional delegates from seated regions participating, 65 were from the US, 5 from Canada, and 44 from outside the US and Canada •We had 89 alternate delegates from seated regions participating, 63 from the US, 4 from Canada, and 22 from outside of the US or Canada. •Two of the 89 alternate delegates, Iran and Australia, joined the Conference through an internet connection because they were unable to obtain visas •There were 154 men and 67 women among the Conference participants—delegates, alternates, World Board members, and zonal delegates (who were non-voting participants for WSC 2018). •This year’s Conference participants were from 39 countries and we spoke 25 languages (based on Serenity Prayer languages at the close of the First Things First session). •There were 127 voting members participating at this WSC—114 delegates and 13 World Board members. •In addition, there were 89 alternate delegates, 5 zonal delegates, plus 4 HRP members, 2 cofacilitators, 3 translators, and 1 parliamentarian. •This was the first WSC that Grande São Paulo Region, HOW Region, and Rio de Janeiro Region participated as seated members. ¨This Conference made the decision to seat 3 regions: Netherlands, Mexico/Occidente, and Ukraine.

WSC MOTIONS: ADOPTED→ 1, 5, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

For additional info go to: https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/WSC%202018%20First%20Draft%20Summary%20of%20Decisions.pdf


(1) Facilitator (4 years clean time requirement)

(2) Co-Facilitator (4 years clean time requirement)

(3) HRP Member Acclamation (William W)

(4) HRP Member (8 years clean time requirement)

(5) H&I Resource Coordinator (3 years clean time requirement)

(6) Corrections Resource Coordinator to be elected in September (3 years clean time requirement)

(7) Public Relations Resource Coordinator to be elected in September (3 years clean time requirement)



Proposal to accept the Florida Regional Service Committee Proposed 2018-2019 Budget (included in the GOASCNA February minutes).

Outcome: Consensus Reached

UPDATE:  Florida Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous – FRCNA37

The Courage To Change

UPDATE: World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous - WCNA37

The Magic Is Still Real!

There are many events taking place throughout our Florida Region. Please visit www.naflorida.org so you can see all of the choices!

Would you like to be chosen for a Workgroup or a future Position at the Florida Region? Create or update your volunteer form at www.NAFlorida.org to be considered for a position/interview.

Would you like to be chosen for a Workgroup at the World Level? Create or update your volunteer form at https://www.na.org/?ID=HRP-wpif-default&ID=HRP-wpif-default  to be considered for a position on a workgroup.


Thank you Greater Orlando Area for allowing me to serve!

With gratitude, Dennisse R. RCM 1

GOASCNA Webpage Report

ASC Date: 2018-06-10
Meeting Date: 2018-05-07 18:30:00

Members Present: 3                

Location: Prince of Peace Church - 1515 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822

General Report:

Recited Serenity Prayer, then read the 4th concept. Read minutes from previous meeting.


2018 Budget

Total Budget: $500.00

Expenses: Rent 5 months - $125

Remaining Balance: $375.00



Concerns or Needs


Upcoming Events

Next subcommittee meeting: 6/11/2018 @ 6:30 PM

Prince of Peace Church - 1515 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822

In Loving Service,

Seth K

Webpage Secretary