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Brisbane Northside GSF Minutes 8/7/18

GSF meeting – July 8th, 2018
Present
Deb (Sandgate), Jackie (Nundah Women’s), Deebs (Deception Bay), Lia (Strathpine Steps),
John (Strathpine Steps)
Apologies : Michele (Caboolture)
Chair: Jackie
Minutes: John
Old business

H and I – Deebs has information on Caboolture Hospital meeting and is wanting to pass this information on to a willing organiser as she is unable to continue to attend the meeting.
Groups are asked to ask their members, if anyone is interested in being the organiser of the meeting. Could the groups pass this information to Deebs?

Meeting details:
Where: Caboolture Hospital Mental Health Unit
When: Last Thursday of the month at 10am
Length of meet: One hour
No. of members needed: 2 (4 is welcome)
Clean time: 6 months for a presentation; all are welcome to observe

Other information
Deebs has a list of names of members who are willing to attend.
Jackie has offered to talk to Drew about the meeting. Drew is the contact at Caboolture Hospital.
Janey (Nundah Women’s) has material (literature) available.
New Business

BBQ – Saturday 21st July, Shorncliffe Pier, 10am – 2pm. All welcome. All food and drink provided.
The event is posted on the NA website.

Catering:
Caboolture – meat
Deception Bay – salads, onions, ice (Bluey + esky)
Strathpine – soft drinks, water, bread rolls
Sandgate – plates, knives, forks, garbage bags, condiments

This event was posted on the NA website and sometime later ‘disappeared.
John to re-post (completed Sunday 8th July)

Group reports
Deception Bay – Literature purchases and donations to Women’s Group and ‘H and I’
Regular attendance of 20 people.
Nundah Women’s – 4 members and regularly has new people attending.
Attendance of 10 – 15 people.
Sandgate – 20 members and purchases of literature. $230 in funds
Caboolture – Regular attendance and meeting is ‘going well’
Strathpine Mon. Steps– 9 members and a regular attendance of 20 – 30 people.
Purchases of literature and approx. $100 in funds. The group intends to fund flow to Brisbane when we have the finances.
Strathpine Tues.Tradition – 6 members and regular attendance of 10 -15 people.

There is a banner of simple NA messages that Deb has accessed.
Please see Deb (Sandgate) for details.

Funds flow of the 7th Tradition was discussed. Some groups are spending funds in their local area (eg literature, meeting lists, events) and are proposing to fund flow directly to the Asia/Pacific or Australian region. One group is directing funds to the Brisbane area. Some groups are undecided.

Agenda items for future meetings are to be requested by the Chair via email prior to the meeting in a draft form. The Chair is to then email members the proposed agenda for the meeting. This is to utilise the time better on the meeting day and to make members aware of the proposed discussions. Members will also be able to raise issues that ‘spring to mind’ on the day.

Funds for GSF – $20 added to funds.
It was decided that only attending groups would contribute $5 to the GSF.

Next meeting – 7th October – John to organise venue. 9.30am – 11.30am
Chair – John
Minutes – Lia

A Concept was read at the start of the meeting and we ended with the Serenity Prayer in the plural.

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.