GOASCNA Hospitals and Institutions Report

ASC Date: 4/9/2017
Meeting Date: 3/17/2017 7:05 PM

Members Present: 17

Location: St Stephens lutheran church

Opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.  The 12 Traditions and H&I purpose were read.

General Report

Afternoon family, last month our subcommittee carried on business as usual and discussed presenting the body with the policy changes that our ad-hoc has been making to our policy to get a group consience approval. We currently have presentations being brought into 7 correctional/clearance facilities, and 31 commitments open and 23 commitments filled. Our vice chair Nikki created a flyer to pass out to groups to spread the word of H&I. Our members have been trying different methods to attract new members to carry the message of recovery into our facilities. Last month we had a smaller attendance due to people still getting used to our new change in schedule, and I had members reach out and apoligize for for their absence. We placed a literature order for $298.75 for last month as well. Also, I received an email forwarded to me from a transitional program in Apopka called the St. Peter Claver Prison Ministry requesting information and assistance, expressing a need for meetings. I gathered information from their program director and unfortunately their facility would not be something necessarily for H&I. I made a suggestion that they could find a member of Narcotics Anonymous that would have the desire to start an NA meeting at the St. Pete Claver facility as they would like their residents to have a mandatory meeting required for them. I will remain in contact with them to keep them updated on any way myself or our subcommittee can assist them.

Elections

We had 3 people elected into panel leader positions for the facilities of their choosing.

Concerns or Needs

Members to apply for clearance for facilities that require it. Please note: a record does not automatically disbar you from getting approval for clearance, BUT if you don't apply at all then it is an automatic 'no'. 

Upcoming Events

None

In Loving Service,
Joey P, Chair