Saturday, January 7, 2017

RCM Interim Report to Ottawa Area - January 8, 2017


ORCNA XXX (2017) Toronto - Updates

  • May 19-21st at the Hilton Meadowvale in Mississauga
  • Registration forms are available here
  • Speaker submissions are requested. Please see the website and submit early to help the committee.
  • Could your Area do a Speaker Jam/Dance or some other ORCNA fundraiser?

  • ORCNA XXXI in Blue Mountain - To see the bid and budget, click on these links: Resort package / Budget
  • ORCNA Area Convention Service Reps - Get your Area involved in ORCNA by electing an ACSR. ACSRs can "attend" ORCNA meetings via Skype or the new GoToMeeting package.

Public Information

  • PR Coordinator does e-mail updates. If you would like to be added to the e-mail blasts and be the first to know what's going on in our Region, send Brian your e-mail address here: PR Coordinator
  • A reminder that Brian created a PR presentation/slideshow in October 2015 to share with all Areas. If you'd like to see it, click here.

Regional Delegate Report

  • NAWS will not be putting together a work group for a literature project this cycle, but plans to collect input for potential future literature projects, as per the following
  • Mental Health IP Project - NAWS needs direction from individual members on how to proceed with this project. Your opinion matters. Please send your input here.
  • Daily Meditation Book Project - NAWS is collecting input from the Fellowship to help develop the focus of a book so that we can frame a project plan for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference. You can help by responding to these questions. 


6-10-15 Consult a tax lawyer re: RCA decision and NA info for discussion and decision on HST status
  • As per January 2016 amendment, Bill K has sent requests for quotes to 3 firms (all in Toronto).
  • Tabled to Oct 2016 while awaiting replies
  • Quotes presented at Oct meeting (info forthcoming when ORSC minutes available on-line) ranged from approx $3000-$8000
  • This motion was GCC'd. RCMs to return with Group Conscience in January 2017


Ottawa Area Discussion paper regarding the issue of who votes at ORSC. Please be prepared for a discussion at the January 2017 meeting. Document is avaialble here.


  • Chairperson - 4 years clean time
  • Alt-Chairperson - 3 years clean time
  • Alt-Secretary - 3 years clean time
  • Ont Convention Resource Committee Coordinator (OCRCC) - 6 years clean
  • Northern Outreach - 4 years clean time

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