May 4, 2000

Western States Zonal Forum

Report to the World Service Conference

 

The WSZF has been meeting for about the last 9 years with a meeting at the WSC and a discussion forum meeting in August.  It has been a sharing session type meeting with no written guidelines and a passion for remaining a non deliberative body.

 

The WSZF, until this year, included the regions of the US states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and all states to West of those states.  This year the Rocky Mountain Zonal Forum was formed and Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah are now part of that Zonal Forum.  The Southern Idaho Region is currently planning to attend both Zonal Forums.  There was some concern expressed about whether the NEW Zonal Forum was going to have to wait 6 years to give a report to the WSC but apparently that issue has been resolved for the present.

 

This year a set of Draft Guidelines have been created for the Western States Zonal Forum and will be further reviewed at the August meeting.

 

There will be a sharing session meeting in Tempe AZ on August 4,5 and 6th with topics chosen yesterday to be discussed.

 

Topics: 

1)    WSZF Guidelines

2)    How WSZF is impacted by a 2 yr conference cycle

3)    Drug Court & Surveillance issues

4)    CAR Conscience gathering at Regional Assemblies

5)    Organizing Spanish speaking meetings

6)    Multi-regional workshops

7)    Master calendar of Regional events

8)    Regional inventories

9)    Fund flow

10) Problems with meeting and event facilities

11) NAWS World Wide Workshops

12) Adopting a Guide to Local Services

 

We are requesting participation from World Services and if you would like to attend you may contact the Regional Delegate from the Arizona Region.

 

Thank you,

 

Greg I.  Regional Delegate Alternate

            Pacific Cascade Region