I attended the Region Chairs Committee meeting who also met with the Board of Trustees in a strategic planning session. I am happy to report the theme for the World Service Business Conference 2014 is Our Primary Purpose. This will also be the theme of the WSO Strategic Plan for the next three years.
We are going back to the basics.
Goal #1 - Increase focus on actions required for Abstinence
Goal #2 - Increase focus on the necessity of working all 12 Steps
Goal #3 - Increase focus on individual's responsibility to carry the message
I arrived in Cleveland with the beginnings of a bad cold, which progressed quite quickly into a sinus infection...which then became a severe sinus infection and conjunctivitis. Needless to say, I was not up to snuff and spent both days of the Convention in my hotel bed. As I lay in bed I had a long chat with my HP, wondering why I was brought all the way to Cleveland, only to find myself bedridden. The message I received was, It is what it is.
So often I find it is quite easy for me to beat myself up about what I believe are my short-comings. What I realized is that if I had been anywhere else, I would have soldiered on, right through this sickness and probably become much sicker. As it was, I slept. That probably got me through the worst of it and got me back home.
So, it is what it is.
Now, I am comforted with the care of my medical professionals and I am slowly returning to good health, getting ready for Assembly and Convention. I thank my HP, my sponsor and this program....I remain abstinent, joyous and free!
Region I Chair
Beverly M. Region One Chair firstname.lastname@example.org