NA Northern Australia Service Board Meeting minutes 26/07/2021

NA Northern Australia Service Board Meeting minutes

Location:  Virtual Zoom Meeting ID: 487 569 8440
Pass code 865364
Meeting Link

Date:  26/07/2021
Time:  7:15 pm

Facilitator:  Leah

Minutes: Sami

Attendees: Sami; Leah; Brad N; John C; Michael B; Meredith
Apologies: Jason T; Bonnie


1. OPEN 
1.1. Chair’s welcome.

1.2. Service prayer:
God, grant us the knowledge that we may act according to your divine precepts. Instill in us a sense of your purpose. Make us servants of your will and grant us a bondage of selflessness, that this may truly be your work, not ours – in order that no addict, anywhere, need die from the horrors of addiction.

1.3. ID of those present

1.4. Apologies.


2.1. RCM

2.1.1. Not sure what is happening with Sydney face to face RCM due to covid lockdown;
2.1.2. Positions on the world board are coming up and RCM looking for nominations

2.2. Treasurer
2.2.1. Reports are available on the website;
2.2.2. New accounts have been created that are not affiliated with the FSO; all the funds from the old system have been transferred to the new system; only problem is that details for sub accounts needs to be manually entered which is being done as time permits; downside is getting members awareness of the new bank account details for their group; Michael is contacting the groups to get their details so he can update; the old system will still be there for the time being until everyone is using the new system

2.3. H & I Hub
2.3.1. Meredith’s title to be known as H&I Hub Co-Ordinator
2.3.2. Monthly H&I hub meeting has not been well attended; possibility of changing the night
2.3.3. All the rosters appear to be going well
2.3.4. Michael co-ordinates the Moonyah roster and it is going well; a couple of members are going in to observe;
2.3.5. Just started a correctional meeting at Arthur Gorrie which is up and running;
2.3.6. Need more members for the rosters – 4 men to cover Arthur Gorrie and 8 women to cover 3 women’s prisons;
2.3.7. Sami to ring the Townsville prison to see about getting meetings started there; Meredith is happy to jump on board via Zoom if needed
2.3.8. The H&I Hub was approached by the Caboolture Lives Lived Well requesting NA information sessions. Sessions commenced early July, roster is done till August; sessions are going well with members arranging their own replacement if they can’t make it

2.4. LSC Tasks and Planning
2.4.1. Discuss draft layout of the events of the day

2.5. Website / PR / Outreach
2.5.1. Brisbane South are doing really good things; Chrissy organises that – the minutes are uploaded onto the website;
2.5.2. Brisbane North have a number of members wanting to be involved with
2.5.3. Leah is co-ordinating the Inner City PR and they have their first meeting tomorrow night; have 5 members and looking forward to starting;
2.5.4. Townsville have done a flyer/poster drop
2.5.5. Phone line is an effective form of communication; people are ringing
2.5.6. Roma house has been in contact regarding having a meeting
2.5.7. Minutes from the last PR meeting are up on the website; normally get about 6 people attending;

2.6. Board enquiries and contacts – email/ mail / etc.
2.6.1. Emails:

From: Re;
Matt P. Name of a possible speaker for the LSC speaker Jam
Michele H. Planning for LSC and Speaker Jam
Rainbow Recovery GSF report
Jason Zoom and Eventbrite login details
Australia Post 4 emails advising we have mail
Michele H. LSC Flyer
Morning Miracles Advising of their speaker jam
Eventbrite Advising change of password
Jason T. Advising of minor security breach on Zoom and Eventbrite.
Michele H. Advising resignation from the board
John C. Lead on possible speaker for the LSC speaker jam
Michael Advising that the new bank accounts are up and running
Various Discussion around the speaker jam and the meeting on Sunday 25th July

2.6.2. Mail: no mail to report

2.7. New Items
2.7.1. Rainbow Recovery group has emailed Leah with suggestions of what the board can do for them; Leah is to encourage them to take it to the LSC; Leah will forward the email to Michael and John so they can come up with answers;
2.7.2. Meredith proposed that the meeting starts at 6.30am; Jason advised that this Zoom account is used by another group between 6 and 7; Jason to speak to Bonnie about using Wednesday night zoom account; it will be a different zoom link;
2.7.3. The H&I Hub was contacted by a Member who had a query relating to clean time and doing H&I service. The Member uses an unprescribed drug to manage their mental health. The Board acknowledged the dilemma of observing NA clean time requirements with the need to have experienced members do H&I service. The general consensus reached by the Board was the use of unprescribed medication did not meet H&I clean time requirements.

3.1. Next meeting Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 6.30pm
3.2. Serenity prayer in the plural:
God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change. The courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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