Western States Zonal Forum Meeting Record 

August 2, 3 & 4, 2002   Portland, Oregon

 

Friday 8/2/02

Meeting opened by Michael M. with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity prayer at 5:07 pm.

 

Introduction of the facilitator – Greg I.

 

Introductions of participants and observers.

 

Cathy K. discussed after hours attractions. 

 

Greg I. discussed logistical information (bathrooms, internet, late check-out, etc.)

 

TOPICS:

Added topics:

-        Incorporation of Regions/Areas

-        Taxes

-        Creation of co-op Areas

-        Regional Assemblies

 

Deleted topics:

-        All Texas Convention – Texas State Convention

 

REPORTS:

California Mid-State Region  - Bryan Walker (RD)

                                             Christi Weaver (RDA)

 

Washington-Northern Idaho Region – Rex Smith (RD)

                                                         Franney Jardine (RDA)

 

Southern California Region – Debbie (RD)

 

Arizona Region – Greg (RD)

 

Northern California Region – Roseann Berthron-Arechiga (RD)

                                            Jimmy Lee Provance (RDA)

 

Sierra-Sage Region – Vince P. (RD)

                                  Sarah G. (RDA)

 

Pacific Cascade Region – Michael Miller (RD)

                                        Cathy Klupenger (RDA)

                                        Marisha Johnson (2nd RDA)

 

San Diego Imperial County Region – Pat H. (RD)

 

Southern Idaho Region – Tom W. (RD)

 

Central California Region – George Littleton (RD)

                                         Steve Ferris (RDA)

                                         Angie Young (2nd RDA)

 

Saturday 8/3/02

 

Opened at 8:35am with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.

 

Roll Call.

 

Greg distributed copies of the PCRSC Loss and Recovery of NA funds guidelines and PNWCNA guidelines.

 

GUIDELINES:

Current wording under Functions The summer meeting…

3. Previously submitted topics and any new topics for the weekend are prioritized during the forum on Friday evening.  This will be replaced by 3A below.

 

1. Proposed wording:

-        3A will be added to the guidelines (consensus)

3A. Friday evening of the summer meeting the list of topics that were selected and prioritized in advance of the meeting will be displayed.  Any new suggestions for topics will be added.  Any consensus on combining any of the topics will be gathered by the facilitator.  The topics will then be reprioritized for Saturday morning.

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-        3B will be added to the guidelines (consensus)

-        3B. During the discussion of topics at the summer meeting there will be a 3 minute limit per person and a 1 hour limit per topic. 

2.  Guidelines accepted by consensus

3.  Correction made to wording of guidelines (biannual change to biennial)

 

Discussion regarding who should facilitate the WSZF.  Decided to leave it up to the hosting region as to who would facilitate – RD or outside facilitator.

 

REPORTS CONT’D:

Region 51 – Jeff Horn (RD)

                    Rick Whitman (RDA)

 

Rio Grande Region – Jim Walker (RD)

 

BIDS:

Region 51

Rio Grande Region – Accepted by consensus– will look at holding it the first or fourth weekend in August of 2003.

 

TOPIC #1 (2ND ALTERNATE DELEGATES)

**15 minute break**

 

TOPIC #2 (CONSENSUS – WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE)

 

TOPIC #3 (REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES – OFF WSC YEAR PROGRAM)

 

TOPIC #4 (DELIVERY OF SERVICES BY REGION AND ZONE)

 

**Lunch Break**

 

TOPIC #5 (WESTERN SERVICE LEARNING DAYS)

 

 

 

WORLD BOARD REPORT

 

TOPIC #6 (WSC 2002-2004 ISSUE DISCUSSION TOPICS)

 

TOPIC #7 (TAXES AND INCORPORATION)

 

TOPIC #8 (SPECIFIC NEEDS AND LIT DEVELOPMENT)

 

Start time for 08-04-02 set for 8:30 am.

 

Sunday 8/4/02

 

Meeting resumed at 8:45 am with a moment of silence followed by the serenity prayer.

 

 

TOPIC #9 (INTERNET ISSUES/MEETING LOCATOR)

 

TOPIC #10 (WESTERN STATES UNITY CONVENTION)

 

TOPIC #11 (INCREASING SUBMISSION OF WORLD POOL FORMS)

 

**15 minute break**

 

TOPIC #12 (INSURANCE INFORMATION)

 

TOPIC #13 (FORMATION OF US SERVICE CONFERENCE)

 

 

Vince requests information from Regions/Areas that have experienced growth.

 

Jim suggests 1st or 4th weekend for the 2003 WSZF.

 

Think about whether any of the communities in our zone are interested in hosting a Worldwide Workshop during the 2004-2006 conference cycle.

 

 

Forum was closed at 11:29 with the serenity prayer.