Hybrid Meetings – An Option for Reopening Face to Face Meetings

With the gradual easing of Covid19 restrictions across Australia, some of our NA groups are reopening face to face meetings or are considering the viability of reopening face to face meetings in the near future.

States and Territories are in different stages of the easing of restrictions, and with the implementation of ‘’safe practice’’ directives there are still some venues not reopening yet, or who can only legally allow a limited number of attendees at the venue.

As such, many groups are choosing to run meetings in “Hybrid mode”. Hybrid meetings include both a physical presence and a virtual or online presence.

Just as the NA website transformed to support virtual meetings, we now have the capability to display meetings with both a physical and virtual presence for a meeting. Whether groups are returning to face to face format, running hybrid mode, or remaining online, we can accommodate your situation.

If groups need to update their meeting for any reason, (EG. Return to face to face, change of venue, hybrid meeting, meeting closure etc), please submit a meeting update and we will respond to your requests in a timely fashion.

Click on the “Meetings” Menu and select “Meeting Update Form” and choose the options that apply for the changes you’d like to make for your group.

How to find the Meeting Update Form

Positions Vacant – June 2020

Australian Regional Service Committee (ARSC) Chair

Snapshot of position:

You will be attending 3 ARSC (virtual or live) meetings, 12 Admin meetings and up to 12 FSO meetings per year, this position requires reading skills, computer skills – email and office 365, communication skills and a knowledge of how NA Australia runs. An understanding of Consensus Based Decision Making (CMDB) is high priority! You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 3 years

Assistant Treasurer

Snapshot of position:

Works closely with the Treasurer and assists the Treasurer both at the ARSC (virtual or live) and between meetings of the ARSC. This position requires knowledge of all things monetary, budgeting, forecasting, banking. You are accountable and committed in your role to be confirmed as Treasurer in the next cycle. You have computer skills in email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 5 years

Outreach Chair

Snapshot of position:

As Chairperson of Outreach you need great communication skills, pulling together a group of likeminded volunteers to help and support members or groups in isolated areas, hear and carry the message of NA. You have computer skills – email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 5 years

Outreach Vice Chair

Snapshot of position:

You support the Chairperson in the subcommittee, learning the role. You need computer skills – email and Office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 4 years

NA Today Vice Chair

Snapshot of position:

Vice Chair positions are there to support the Chairperson and to learn the role. NA Today Vice will need experience or an interest in publishing, communication skills and computer skills – email and office 365 You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 2 years

Policy Subcommittee Member

Snapshot of position:

There are Policy heads and there are not!! This position requires you to attend meetings with like-minded people who enjoy reading and have the ability to proofread documents, so grammar police welcome. Computer skills required – email and Office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 2 years

FSO POOL

Snapshot of position:

Nominees need to fulfil the FSO Management Committees’ obligations under law and are required to follow FSO procedure pertaining to elections including making an employment resume available to the FSO Board prior to the election. Nomination and election procedures are the same as those for the RSC. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 3 years

Applicants should fill in an ARSC Position Nomination form and email it to secretary@na.org.au

service

New NA Today March 2020: Service

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We are all looking to find ways to keep busy inside at the moment. So, kick back and get your spiritual fill with the latest offering from NA Today about service!                                                                           This issue is all about service in NA. We have contributions from members who have served NA at many different levels and in many different capacities. My personal favourite is the article by Janet P, who I had the pleasure to serve with at region, talking about her experience doing service in NA as treasurer. I have an article from a friend of mine, Lucy, about what service in NA has done for her recovery. Plus my own contribution about doing service, and the way it has benefited my recovery. Plus much, much more about service on all different levels.

These are difficult times, and included in this issue is the announcement from region about the COVID – 19 Pandemic and how it affects our fellowship. There is also a flyer directing you to some of the online services offered by NA. I suggest, however, if you want really good information about these things then you look back over the past blogs here https://www.na.org.au/multi/online-meetings-update/, and have a search around the website here https://www.na.org.au/multi/online-meetings/ as our IT subcommittee has been working really hard to provide any assistance you might need in navigating the online recovery world.