Welcome to the Greater Queensland Local Service Page

This site has been developed to enhance NA Service communications in the Queensland Area of Narcotics Anonymous.

Any member can register and contribute.

Please keep in mind that this website is public facing and that content may be read by anyone and content could be seen as a reflection of NA as a whole.  Always be respectful and observe the Steps, Traditions and Concepts when participating.

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To fund flow to the Greater Queensland Area check bank account details here.


Letter to Corrections… NB: needs to be on NA letterhead.

 

To Whom It May Concern:

NA is a fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are a global fellowship based on total abstinence from all drugs including alcohol. We have regularly scheduled meetings in most communities in accessible locations. That is where “The therapeutic value of one addict helping another addict” begins to take place.

 

We carry a message that it is possible to lead a life free from active addiction.

Our program is based on 12 steps and 12 traditions that offer an opportunity to each individual to improve their quality of life, both inside the facility and outside after release.

NA is not a benevolent society. We are not amateur social workers. We do not counsel or educate staff or residents.

We do not provide jobs, housing, money, or letters of reference to judicial systems.

 

We only carry the message of freedom from active addiction.

 

We have a service body that helps run H&I meetings inside correctional facilities and treatment centers. (Hospitals and Institutions).

NA’s H&I presentations have sufficient flexibility to be appropriate for any setting.

 

We can provide the facility with all the necessary literature and banners for running the meetings.

We will adhere to the facility’s rules and all reasonable requests from staff.

 

After attending meetings within the facility, many inmates do continue to attend meetings in the community after release. Thereby receiving the benefits of recovery from active addiction.

 

Yours truly,

 

Greater Queensland Service Board Narcotics Anonymous.

 

 

 

Communication Doc. Board email

February 2018 Greater Queensland Service Board
email procedure

 

 

This document attempts to out line the function of the Greater Queensland Service Board email communication via a central email address.

 

The first thing to say is that marrying the technology available to the philosophical requirements outlined by the board was not a seamless operation. What has been arrived at is not the perfect solution, as I would see it. Familiarity with the system, fresh perspectives and time may yield superior procedures. For now, however we have a system that appears to meet the primary requirements outlined by the Greater Queensland Service Board.

Which were

  1. Greater Queensland Service Board have a central email address
  2. That emails sent to this address are automatically forwarded to the ‘regular emails’ of all board members
  3. That the Greater Queensland Service Board has the ability to reply to such emails sent to the ‘official email address’ from that ‘official email address’

 

Further discussions may be needed in relation to answering emails that have been sent to the boards ‘official email address’

 

I would urge prudence around emails; they may have come through this ‘official email address’ from a non board member. If ‘replying to all’ you may be replying to the person who sent the email as well as the board. May I suggest comments you intend to be seen by the board might not be how you wish the boards’ official reply to be worded; perhaps if we need to discuss an email we start with a fresh email thread to other board members.

 

Our email address is qldserviceboard@na.org.au

Emails sent to this address have been set up to be automatically sent to the email addresses supplied in the board contact list that is stored in drop box.

 

If you are not inclined, technologically speaking, that is probably all you need to know.

 

At some time in the future board members will need to make alterations to the system and will therefore need to

  • How the system is set up
  • How to access various parts of the system

 

So an overview of the set up, an explanation for the set up and access to login and passwords is included.

 

GQ Service Board Minutes May 2018

Date:                 4th June 2018

Time:                7:32pm 

Facilitator:        Tony

Minutes:           Mus

 

Attendees:         Nick, PT, Nathanael, JoyMaree, Tony, Cameron, Jenny, Sonia, Brendan,                                             Mustafa, Patrick

 

Apologies:         Ghemma

 

Housekeeping:

 

  • Meeting Protocol
  • Service Prayer
  • Meeting taker agreed upon

 

Meeting purpose is to discuss Forward Planning Action plan framework from recent Greater Queensland Local Service Conference

 

Item 1 – Resolve Email glitches –

 

Some board members still aren’t receiving board emails, specifically; PT, Nat, Patrick, Tony, and Brendan.

Nick spoke about how he is able to access emails by logging into Microsoft 365 and JoyMaree also stated that she is also doing the same.

JoyMaree noted that they can also be accessed by;

  • going into dropbox
  • click on GQASB 2018
  • click communications document
  • click on first item
  • scroll down to qldserviceboard@na.com.au

Tony asked if anyone was able to walk him through the process offline after the Skype meeting.

ACTION: Mus to contact Bruce to investigate why some members still aren’t receiving emails sent to the board and rectify as soon as possible.

 

Item 2Social Media – Moderated face book group for the purposes of information dissemination

 

Nat has created a Facebook page and has added members of whom he has contact details of. He is the current moderator and suggested that more moderators are required. Open for feedback / suggestions before opening it up more broadly to NA community. Sonia suggested inviting people instead of adding them to protect anonymity.

ACTION: Jenny to work with Nat to create pin post for page rules / guidelines

 

Item 3Website-Pinned Banners

 

Nick noted that Bruce has already created pinned banners on the NA GQ website homepage including instructions on how to use the website, contact GQ Board, and Fund Flow.

 

Item 4Personal Interaction (between the GQSB and GSF s)

 

General discussion held around best way to do this and it was agreed that all board members will make an effort to attend their GSFs in their respective areas / geographical regions

 

Item 5Skype meeting with Board members and GSF representatives every 3 Months & Attendance /invitation to GSF

 

It was proposed at the recent LSC that this would be opened to GSFs to attend with the first one to be on July 2nd 2018. Some concerns were raised around meeting size and whether or not Skype can allow for enough people to attend eg. all board members and GSF representatives. Maximum Skype attendees is capped at 25.

ACTION: Nat to draft up a blurb to invite GSF members & circulate to board members for input before posting onto Facebook Page. Mus to use same wording for consistency and post to NA GQ Website and also work with PT to circulate an email to GSF members. Sonia, JoyMaree, and other board members to update their respective GSFs in there areas.

 

Item 6Board Contact List

 

Discussion held around best approach and it was decided that all Board members who are willing to share their contact details will enter those details into a spreadsheet which will be uploaded onto the website.

ACTION: Brendan will create ‘Contacts’ spreadsheet and upload it into Dropbox for willing Board members to upload contact information into.

 

Item 7 – GSF Contact List (List Server)

 

It was agreed that we will start by compiling the information we have on hand and building on that.

ACTION: PT & Cam to work together to create GSF Contact list

 

Item 8 – Workshops / Learning days / Hyperlinks / Webinars / Videos / How to’s

 

Michelle has created Hyperlink one pager which Jenny has uploaded onto NA GQ Website pending approval.

Discussion held around ideas for first Tutorial / Webinar / How-to video and it was suggested that we start by creating the first one on how to run a GSF.

ACTION: PT, Tony, Cam, Sonia, Jenny & Nick to regroup offline and look at setting up a separate working group to get this off the ground.

 

Item 8 – Human Resources / Skill Data Base (Human resources Pool)

ACTION: Nat has NA member profiles / resumes which he will analyse and create a draft database of willing trusted servants skillsets which he will feedback to the board for comment / feedback.

 

 

Item 9 – Development a manipulative template (candidate profile) online web form

 

ACTION: JoyMaree is to have a go at developing the draft web form / template and circulating back to board for comment / feedback.

 

Item 10LSC Planning

 

Discussion was held around what would be the best way to go out to groups to generate interest. It was agreed that interested GSFs would need to submit a proposal or EOI addressing the following criteria;

  • Dates
  • Cost
  • Catering
  • Saturday night event

 

The EOI for bids will be posted on FaceBook, NA GQ Website, word of mouth, GSFs etc.

ACTION: Jenny will create draft criteria and date claimer, and disseminate to board for comment / feedback.

 

Item 11H&I, Contact List of Panel Leaders

 

Brendan cuurently has a document / map with H&I panel leaders across Queensland which requires updating. There was also some discussion around language and whther ‘Leaders’ is still the approariate terminology for use. No concensus was agreed regarding language and this will be revisited at a later stage.

ACTION: All board members to email Brendan their respective regions H&I Panel Leaders and Brendan will update map as necessary.

 

Item 12 – PR & Skill Data Base (Human resource Pool)

 

General discussion around existing PR resource pool. It was agreed that this will tie into Item 8. It was also noted that Brendan currently has the PR box.

 

 

Item 13 Townsville Community Awareness meeting

 

Patrick provided an update and mentioned that it is still very early in its planning stage. Asked for suggestions as to whether it would be better held on a weekend / weekday and Board members suggested that it would depend on the desired outcome and prospective target audience eg. Parents / family members / AOD workers / frontline staff / consumers / addicts etc. Cam suggested providing Patrick with some helpful PR material from David T.

ACTION: Cam to email Patrick information from David T

 

Item 14Community Service Announcements on face book and alike

 

ACTION: Jenny to investigate cost & reach of Google Ad Words & feedback to Board

 

Item 15 Booking flights early : Joymaree

 

JoyMaree noted that she has seen special deals online for bookings from Cairns to Brisbane.

 

Meeting closed:  9pm with Serenity Prayer at

Next Meeting:    7:30pm on 2nd of July 2018

 

Summary of Actions:

 

ACTION: Mus to contact Bruce to investigate why some members still aren’t receiving emails sent to the board and rectify as soon as possible.

 

ACTION: Jenny to work with Nat to create pin post for page rules / guidelines

 

ACTION: Nat to draft up a blurb to invite GSF members & circulate to board members for input before posting onto Facebook Page. Mus to use same wording for consistency and post to NA GQ Website and also work with PT to circulate an email to GSF members. Sonia, JoyMaree, and other board members to update their respective GSFs in there areas.

 

ACTION: Brendan will create ‘Contacts’ spreadsheet and upload it into Dropbox for willing Board members to upload contact information into.

 

ACTION: PT & Cam to work together to create GSF Contact list

 

ACTION: PT, Tony, Cam, Sonia, Jenny & Nick to regroup offline and look at setting up a separate working group to get this off the ground.

 

ACTION: Nat has NA member profiles / resumes which he will analyse and create a draft database of willing trusted servants skillsets which he will feedback to the board for comment / feedback.

 

ACTION: JoyMaree is to have a go at developing the draft web form / template and circulating back to board for comment / feedback.

 

ACTION: Jenny will create draft criteria and date claimer, and disseminate to board for comment / feedback.

 

ACTION: All board members to email Brendan their respective regions H&I Panel Leaders and Brendan will update map as necessary.

 

ACTION: Cam to email Patrick information from David T.

 

ACTION: Jenny to investigate cost & reach of Google Ad Words & feedback to Board.