GOASCNA Hospitals and Institutions Report

ASC Date: 1/14/2018
Meeting Date: 12/19/2017 7:00 PM

Meeting Date: 12/19/2017 7:00 PM

Members Present: 18

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

We opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer. The 12 Traditions and H&I Purpose were both read.

General Report
We held our subcommittee on December 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm. There were 18 returning members present.

We are currently taking in 13 presentations into 7 different clearance facilities and 12 presentations into 10 different non-clearance facilities with a combined total of 30 panel leaders with 34 commitments at this time.  We currently have 10 open commitments at clearance facilities and 8 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, 3 clearance facilities and 6 non-clearance facilities do not have 6 month panel leader commitments. 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.

1 member attended the Orange County Volunteer Orientation on December 16th and now has taken the Orange County Women’s Detention Center commitment that has been vacant for some time.  

We are placing a literature order in the amount of $296.89 to replenish our stock. 

The fully revised proposed H&I guidelines were presented to the body two months ago, but it was not discussed at the last subcommittee meeting.  Members have agreed to review such and discuss any further items at the next subcommittee meeting. 

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.

Our next meeting will be held on the third Tuesday, January 16th, 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,
Nikki R., Chair