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2018 North Carolina Gathering

Announcing and inviting you to:

2nd Annual East Coast M.A. Gathering
October 5-7, 2018
The Renewal Center of the South

Look below for the agenda and other information.

Please bring your LWH book & Your walking/hiking shoes.

Join  us in Madison, NC for the second annual Marijuana Anonymous gathering.
Space is limited so register early.
Registration includes two nights lodging, all meals & snacks.
$115 per person (quad) — $140 per person (double)

There is a day-rate available if lodging elsewhere.
If you have questions email TO:
Darlene@ma-phone.org or Marianne@ma-phone.org

In PayPal, Add note to let Darlene know what you want,
DO NOT CHECK “Paying for goods or a service”
Payment accepted at https://paypal.me/darleneinmd

If you have questions email Darlene@ma-phone.org or Marianne@ma-phone.org


Pictures from the location:

     

        

     


BOOK EXCHANGE

Attendees are encouraged to bring any recovery and empowerment related books that you’re ready to part with for a book exchange. Any left over books will be donated to the Renewal Center of the South’s library. We’d like to stock the library with a copy of Life with Hope if anyone has an extra to donate.


AGENDA

Friday, Oct 5th

3-5:00pm – Arrival/Check-in

5-6:15pm – Registration/Icebreaker

6:15-7:00pm – Dinner

7:15-8:15pm – MA Jeopardy

8:15-10:00pm – Mix/Mingle

10:00pm – meeting

Saturday, Oct 6th

7:30-8am – Meditation

8:15-9:00am – Breakfast

9:15-10:30am – Workshop – Powerlessness

10:30-11am – BREAK

11am–12:15pm – Workshop – Promises of Each Step

12:30-1:15pm – Lunch

1:30–3:00pm – Creativity Workshop – Stones for the Stoners (bring your walking shoes)

3-3:15pm – BREAK

3:15-4:15pm- Workshop – Setting Boundaries

4:20pm – Live Meeting (includes milestone celebrations)

5:30-8:00pm – Nap or Free TimeDinner at 6:30

8:00pm – Saturday night Speaker Night (around the camp fire)

9:00pm – Entertainment (Who’s Got Talent? Prepare to Showcase your Skills)

Sunday, Oct 7th

7:30-8am – Meditation

8:15-8:45am – Continental Breakfast

9-10:15am – Workshop – Finding a Power Greater Than Yourself

10:15-10:30am – BREAK

10:30-11:30am – Workshop – Willingness

11:30-Brunch/Departure (vacate by 3:00pm)

 

Meeting Script MAWPM – Interim

This post begins a discussion in support updating the script we use to guide our meetings.

To view all of the changes individually, please download the document by clicking on the link below. Once you open the document, you will see a red line on the left margin. Clicking on the red line will reveal all of the edits one-by-one.

The current draft version of the interim script is posted as:

 Phone Script MAWPM Jan 2018 BF AM (MS Word docx)

Latest version in PDF format:

Phone Script MAWPM Jan 2018

Below is the list of changes made (PDF):

Bullet list edits Jan 2018

Please send an email To:

Script-MAWPM@ma-phone.org

with your vote to pass or oppose the proposed script (linked below) to begin use on Feb. 1. Please feel free to leave comments with feedback in the body of the email regardless of what you vote. Votes will be collected until Jan. 31 with the majority vote determining the use of the draft.”

More will be revealed as time goes by…


The text below is just parked here waiting for the posting of new set of changes:

Also of special note is that a new version of the script we use to manage MAWPM group meetings is being developed. We want your participation. Please access the website:

MA-Phone.org
select the Meeting Script menu
at the bottom of this menu you’ll find
Meeting Script MAWPM – Interim
to review the current draft.

Please send feedback To: script-mawpm@ma-phone.org  

 

2018 MAWS Convention Panel idea

Dear Members of MA World Phone Meetings groups:

Attached is the Seattle convention panel proposal approved by the convention organizers.  Please review the attached proposal and possibly attend one of these planning workshops: Weds, Jan 17, and next Weds, Jan 24, 8:15 pm EST. To attend, call into the regular phone line, then hit #9 to pass through the meeting into a subconference space.

Approved proposal: MA-Convention-2018-MAWPM-panel

Miriah from Oregon is coordinating the Panel project.

 

WDR Business Meeting Proposal – Upgrading the Service

Proposal to Upgrade the WDR Service

[ed. This proposal/motion is in the New Business section of the  We Do Recover Business Meeting agenda.] [20171116.1040: updated by Micah S.]

I (Micah S.) propose that the advanced web features of the WDR FreeConferenceCall line be enabled and that the login information be kept with (a) our technical coordinator and (b) all current chairpersons of the WDR phone meetings. I further propose that when a chairperson leaves, that the password be changed and shared once again with the technical coordinator and all current chairpersons.

Pros:
– Ability to know how many people are on the call through a visual panel on the app
– Ability to use a web interface to join the call (helpful if you’re in a place with bad cell service)
– Ability to use a mobile app to connect to the meeting.
– Ability of the host to know precisely which caller is not muted and individually mute that person

Cons:
– If people join the meeting via the app instead of phone, they could put in their full name, not realizing that other people would see it. We can mitigate this by coaching people to only use their first name

2017 Marijuana Anonymous TownHall

Greetings MA Service Members and Meeting Contacts!

Thank you all for your continued service to your meetings, Districts and service bodies to help MA remain strong and growing! I am pleased to share with you the following MA World Town Hall Flier. This event is open to the fellowship at large and we hope you will join in by phone or video conference to connect with MA World. This is a time to also share any questions or comments you have with the MA World Trustee Board.

We hope that you will share this Flier widely with your fellows! Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to attending. MA World Outreach is always here to help support your meetings, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help!

Town-Hall-Flier-2017

Link to Town Hall

Saturday,   October   28,   2017
10:00AM–12:00noon    Pacific
1:00PM–3:00PM    Eastern
6:00PM–8:00PM    British

 

Many Meetings in a Variety of Focus & Formats

There are, by last count, 34 phone meetings each week including:

  • women-only meeting
  • guided-meditation meetings
  • LGBTQ focused meeting
  • People of Color meeting
  • late night meetings

 

  • using well-known formats such as speaker meetings, step-studies, and topic discussions. Information on all of the phone meetings including phone number and access code, as well as information for in-person and online meetings, is available at marijuana-anonymous.org and ma-phone.org.