Members Present: 29 (20 Voting)
Opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer. The 12 Traditions were read.
Discussion ensued concerning anonymity in our reports. Consensus of the body was not to use specific names in our reports.
Chair: There was an error in our contact sheet which lists the facility information. As a result I have not posted the specfics of our open facilities.
Member for Crossroads, voted in.
Member for Maxwell Terrace voted in.
Concerns or Needs
Chair: This is the letter I wrote and submitted to the H&I Vice Chair, Secretary, and Panel Coordinator for approval. A final copy will be put on H&I letterhead and mailed to the facility. I have put it in my report for the ASC to review before it is sent. Thank you.
To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of the Hospitals & Institutions Subcommittee as well as the Greater Orlando Area of Narcotics Anonymous I would like to apologize for the behavior of our Panel Leader. The goal of Narcotics Anonymous is to share a message of hope and recovery from drug addiction. Our cooperation, respect, and adherence to the rules of the facilities that allow us to bring this message are of the utmost importance. Unfortunately we have fallen short.
Our Panel Leaders carry a great responsibility, as they are often seen as a representative of Narcotics Anonymous. Their behavior can reflect what Narcotics Anonymous has to offer. In many cases this is a great benefit as we have an excellent relationship with the majority of facilities that we visit. However, it also means that one person’s actions can tarnish the reputation of the entire fellowship. The use of profanity is strictly forbidden as a policy of the Hospitals & Institutions Subcommittee. Prior to becoming a Panel Leader and being elected to carry a presentation into a facility each person is required to attend an orientation to ensure that they are aware of our policies. They are also required to attend several presentations with current Panel Leaders in other facilities to show how they are to conduct themselves. We stress the importance of our conduct, as we are guests.
We hope that in the future Narcotics Anonymous will have the opportunity to be a guest of yours again.
In Loving Service,