European Report for July 2017
Our European event is taking place in Madrid this year on the 16th of September. Our website registration page is up and running in both English and Spanish. The program is serious speaker meetings and workshops and can be found at the front page of our EC website; http://acawsoec.com with links to various accommodations and instructions for public transportation and how to get to and from the airport.
We have our monthly teleconference at the
1st Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm CET/ 8:00 am EST
Every month an email is sent out as a reminder of our call to sign up
I would like to take a moment to thank all the people out there who are translating into you own languages, people might not fathom how delicate this really is, to get the right words and keep the spirit of the program alive. So to you I say be bold, be courageous if you need help ask us at email@example.com
This month the MPS requests I have answered has mostly been about members abuse int he meetings , cross-talking, or bulling other members.
The WSO cannot police the groups and we can only apply the traditions which has to be taken up at a group conscious meeting locally. Or our experiences on a personal basis.
The main issue is that the abusive members do not come to the business-/group-conscious meetings. And when members claim they are a member no one can tell them that they are not (Tradition Three)
Also chapter Ten about service in the BRB is somewhat vague when it comes to addressing these issues. And this is not me speaking but members wondering where they can find a solutions to heal the meetings and the hurt caused by other abusive members.
I am following up and these requests by trying to talk to members by a case to case basis to make sure they get heard.
Also more fellowships are asking for support to build solid service structures. And we have to keep in mind that these are fellowships who has been in existence for decades without translated literature. Which goes back to fact that the English literature does not speak to the inner child but to your intellectual mind when English is not the first language