Delegate's report New Mexico-El Paso Area 2018 Spring Assembly
Delegates report New Mexico-El Paso Area 2018 Spring Assembly Stephanie Sample, New Mexico-El Paso, panel 57 delegate 58th World Service Conference 2018 West Harrison, NY. AL-ANON-There Is No Standing Still! Al-ANON- No Hay Razon Para Detenerse! AL-ANON-Il Ny A Pas De Place Pour LImmobilisme!
2018 WSC Motions MOTION #2 (90 YES, 0 no, 0 abstentions, 1 void) CARRIED To end the three-year trial authorizing the use of electronic devices for note-taking starting at the 2015 World Service Conference and adopt the use of electronic devices at this and future World Service Conferences. MOTION #3 (91 YES, 0 no, 0 abstentions, 0 void) CARRIED To approve the 2017 Annual Report. MOTION #4 (91 YES, 0 no, 0 abstentions, 0 void) CARRIED To approve the 2017 Audited Financial Report. MOTION #5 (88 YES, 0 no, 0 abstentions, 3 void) CARRIED To approve the 2018 Finance Committee Report. MOTION #6 (71 YES, 17 no, 2 abstentions, 2 void) CARRIED
That the 2018 World Service Conference give conceptual approval to develop a bookmark based on an August 2016 Forum article titled Just for Tonight using inclusive languag Concept two The Al-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms. The World Service Conference is the active voice and the effective group conscience of our society in world affairs In practice: each and every member of the conference taking an actual and spiritual responsibility for our world services. Stepping Stones Visit
Reflections as I walked through: I never know what a difference I will make in the lives of others How does my home reflect my recovery? Am I proud of my membership in Al-Anon? Lois and Bill were human. Not just in the early stories!
Where it all begana sense of dedication and solitude. Never in my wildest dreams Three
generations of family members at Stepping Stones (and our friend Norm W.!) The feeling that Lois and Bill are family that I never had the chance
to meet. Each Delegate is a small, but integral part of the whole conference. Year Twos How tos: Speak from the podium Participate in a Task Force Presentation Be a Mentor Encourage new Delegates Assembly Application
How is year two in your role different than year one? How can you support those in year one? Group Rep District Rep Area Coordinator Alternate Group Rep Assembly attendee Chosen Agenda Items WSC 2018 CAI: When does group autonomy end and an issue begins affecting another group or Al-Anon or A.A. as a whole?
Service beyond the group level. How do we instill enthusiasm and positivity for leadership positions in our program? What kind of new and ongoing training does your Area have for District Representatives? CAI: Full conference discussion: When does group autonomy end and an issue begins affecting another group or Al-Anon or A.A. as a whole? Scenarios A group conscience for a meeting decides they do not want to have a Group Representative. They tell the current G.R. that they are no longer needed. A group conscience for a meeting decides that they will allow
members to share for as long as they like during meetings. A group decides to have 10 minutes of silent meditation at the beginning of the meeting. A bell is rung to mark this beginning and end of this time. A group decides to pay for a member to attend the International Convention and bring a report back. Service beyond the group level. How do we instill enthusiasm and positivity for
leadership positions in our program? What kind of new and ongoing training does your Area have for District Representatives? Is Service Beyond the Group Level in our Area: Fun? Educational?
Recovery Based? Open to Everyone? Engaging? Group Oriented? Welcoming of new members? Full Conference Discussion: Area Reserve Fund Presentation Many areas have large reserve funds. Some areas have investments in stocks and bonds, and CDs.
Discussion about what constitutes excess funds. Discussion about what a reserve is useful for. Reserve Fund Discussion The spiritual foundation for Al-Anons world services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter. 1. that only sufficient operating funds, including an ample reserve, be its prudent financial principle. All the Warranties counsel prudenceprudence in personal relations, prudence in money matters and prudence in our contacts with the world around us. For Al-Anon, prudence is a middle ground, a channel between fear on the one hand and recklessness on the other. Prudence creates a climate of harmony, effectiveness and consistent spiritual progress. These Warranties express the wisdom of
taking thought for the future based on lessons of the past. They protect us against needless errors and the natural human temptations of wealth, prestige and power. Full Conference Discussion Questions Why was our Area *reserve fund established? When was the last time our Area reviewed the purpose? What is/are the Areas current goal(s) for the *reserve fund? How have Area *reserve funds been utilized in the past? Was there an emergency, a special project, a substantial decline in income, or another reason?
Regional Trustee Process (RT) The Board of Trustees asked the Conference to participate in a conversation related to the current Regional Trustee Process. The goal was to solicit comments and ideas that might lead to revisions/clarifications that would improve the current process. Our ongoing objective is to receive increasing numbers of qualified Regional Trustee candidates.
The Regional Trustee Process: Could YOU be the next Regional Trustee? In our Area, the Assembly makes the decision. Your resume will need to be sent to our Chair around WSC time so that it can be submitted by the August 2019 deadline. January/February 2019 is the time to decide. AWSC presents to the Spring Assembly. If we want to have a nominee for the SW Regional Trustees. 10 continuous Al-Anon Service; No dual
membership. You dont have to be Lois reincarnation to be a trustee ~Norm W. Celebrating Our Differences and Our Common Purpose Task Force PREJUICIO: Es parcialidad o prejuicio, preferencia injusta o
aversin hacia algo o alguien. Estn mis propios prejuiciosos personales impidindome aceptar a quienes son diferentes de m y ser receptivo y acogedor hacia los dems? BIAS is partiality or prejudice, unfair preference for or dislike of something or someone. Are my own personal biases
keeping me from embracing those different from myself and being open and welcoming to all? Taking A Personal Inventory Haciendo un inventario personal How do I feel if I walk into a meeting and everyone looks different from me? How do I feel when a member shares their
experience with a Higher Power different than mine? Where do I usually sit in my home group? How do I feel if someone is in my spot? Do I believe I can learn and grow by listening to someone much older or younger share? Cmo me siento si entro en una reunin y todos se ven diferentes a m? Cmo me siento cuando un miembro comparte su
experiencia con un Poder Superior diferente al mo? Dnde suelo sentarme en mi grupo habitual? Cmo me siento si alguien est en "mi lugar"? Creo que puedo aprender y crecer escuchando a alguien mucho mayor o ms joven? Taking A Personal Inventory Haciendo un inventario personal Cmo me aseguro de que los miembros con discapacidades visibles o no visibles sean bienvenidos en mi reunin? Cul es mi reaccin cuando alguien
nuevo aparece desaliado? Cuando alguien nuevo parece bien vestido? Es importante para m asistir a una reunin diversa o me siento ms cmodo en una reunin en la que todos somos iguales? Cul es mi reaccin cuando alguien nuevo se identifica como miembro de otro programa de doce pasos? Estoy yo dispuesto a ayudarlos a entender el concepto del anonimato? How do I ensure members with visible or
non-visible disabilities are welcome in my meeting? What is my reaction when someone new appears disheveled? When someone new appears well-dressed? Is attending a diverse meeting important to me or am I more comfortable in a meeting where we are all the same? What is my reaction when someone new identifies themselves as a member of another twelve-step program? Am I willing to help them understand the
concept of anonymity? Taking A Personal Inventory Haciendo un inventario personal Would I be comfortable if a member brought a small child to my meeting? How about a teenager? Am I comfortable having a meeting in a mosque, synagogue or church? Do I pay attention to someones grammar and reading skills and
compare them to my own? How do I react when someone new comes to my meeting and shares that a family member or friend is a drug addict? Me sentira cmodo si un miembro trae un nio pequeo a mi reunin? Qu tal un adolescente? Me siento cmodo teniendo una reunin en una mezquita, sinagoga o iglesia?
Presto atencin a la gramtica y las habilidades de lectura de alguien y las comparo con las mas? Cmo reacciono cuando alguien nuevo viene a mi reunin y comparte que un familiar o amigo es un drogadicto? Taking A Personal Inventory Haciendo un inventario personal Am I willing to be a Sponsor/Sponsee to a member in a heterosexual
relationship? Same-sex relationship? Single? Divorced? Am I welcoming to a newcomer who speaks a language different than the primary language of the meeting? Is the closing in my home meeting inclusive to people from diverse backgrounds and experiences? Estoy dispuesto a ser un Madrina/Amadrinada de un miembro en una relacin heterosexual? Una relacin del
mismo sexo? Soltero? Divorciado? Soy receptivo con un recin llegado que habla un idioma diferente al idioma principal de la reunin? El cierre de mi reunin principal, incluye personas de diversos orgenes y experiencias? Using Al-Anons Spiritual Principles Unity and ParticipationHow can I remind myself that our common welfare should come first, as stated in Tradition One?
Respect and Open-MindednessHow can I put principles above personalities and show loving respect to every member? Respeto y mente abierta: cmo puedo poner "principios sobre personalidades" y mostrar respeto amoroso a cada miembro? Compasin y comprensin: cmo puedo apoyar a alguien con caractersticas diferentes a las mas para que puedan sentirse bienvenidos? This Worksheet will be posted online for you to download and use/distribute at Group or District meetings.
Open Policy Committee Meeting: Meditation Meetings When does group autonomy end and an issue begins affecting another group or Al-Anon or A.A. as a whole? Policy Committee Recommendation
Thought Force conduct a KBDM on the topic of Mediation Meetings. Thought Force will discuss parameters. Grey areas: no dispute. 20 seconds and 20 minutes. What effect would it have on the newcomer who walks into a meeting with longer silence? Would it violate Tradition 3, 4 or 5? Is it an endorsement of a certain philosophy that is not Al-Anon? OPEN BOARD MEETING Should the Board Have Virtual Meetings? How will this impact Confidentiality?
Can you perform as effectively virtually? Is a 4 day virtual board meeting effective? More attractive to members who have less travel flexibility. What happens to mentorship after hours? Would you lose cohesiveness and personal relationships? Trustee, Joyce Bush Holds Cassandra during a Finance
Breakout! Delegate, Sarah S. holding Cass during Breakfast The Spiritual Tone of the Conference Laughter Love Acceptance Cooperation
South West Region Sharing dinner on Tuesday night! Dancing and Singing Funny hats Raps Our Board of Trustees!
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