Meeting Date: 01/16/2018 7:00 PM
Members Present: 20
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.
We held our subcommittee on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm. There were 20 returning members present. Orientation was held for 3 new members!
We are currently taking in 12 presentations into 7 different clearance facilities and 11 presentations into 9 different non-clearance facilities with a combined total of 29 panel leaders with 23 commitments at this time.
We currently have 11 open commitments at clearance facilities and 16 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 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.
We are placing a literature order in the amount of $296.89 to replenish our stock.
The fully revised proposed H&I guidelines were voted on at the subcommittee meeting. The vote was unanimously in agreement of the proposed changes. We are submitting a proposal to the ASC today for the groups to now review and vote on.
One H&I member along with our PR subcommittee attended the John E. Polk Correctional Facility symposium. We are hopeful to have continued support for this monthly function moving forward in order to introduce inmates that are being released soon to our program.
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, February 20th, 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