GOASCNA Hospitals and Institutions Report

ASC Date: 4/8/2018
Meeting Date: 3/20/2018 7:00 PM

Members Present: 24
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 March 20th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. There were 23 returning members and one new member present.

We are currently taking in 13 presentations into 8 different clearance facilities and 14 presentations into 12 different non-clearance facilities with a combined total of 35 panel leaders covering these 27 commitments at this time.  Some commitments have co-chairs so that is why there are more panel leaders than commitments.

We currently have 10 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 3 clearance facilities and 5 non-clearance facilities do not have 6 month panel leader commitments, but one of the clearance facilities has a once a month volunteer in the meantime.  We are hopeful more commitments will be filled in the near future as more and more new members come to our subcommittee and former members return.

One Orange County Clearance Form has been submitted by a member since our last subcommittee meeting.

No members attended orientation.  Three (3) panel leaders were voted in to a new six month commitment, and twelve (12) members recommitted for another six months for their existing commitments.

We discussed having a member volunteer at the John Polk Correctional Facility’s Monthly Symposium and provided literature to assist with stocking this event.

I discussed my concerns with fulfilling my chairperson commitment as my boyfriend is in ICU and has a long road ahead of him that will require my time.  Currently, I will do all that I can to fulfill my commitment as i have never NOT fulfilled any commitment in NA, but I will be stepping up some training with the vice chair in the meantime to ensure that our subcommittee is covered no matter what the future holds with my schedule.

We are placing a literature order today in order to replenish our stock. 

Fortunately, all of our admin team and panel coordinator positions are filled for this fiscal year!  Please keep your mind and hearts open as nominations and elections are coming up really soon!

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, April 17th, 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