NSC Support for New Regions
The NSC would like to support the development of new Regions across the UK so that meetings from all over the UK have a voice and are able to provide a support network to local meetings. If you would like further information or support on how to set up a Region, if one does not currently exist in your area, then please do contact the Midlands Region codamidlandsregion at hotmail.co.uk or the London & South East Region coda.uk.se.region at googlemail.com (Please use the usual @ for email addresses. We have written it as AT to prevent spam trawlers)
CoDA South East - Region/NSC Structure Evaluation
These are the CoDA London & South East Regions findings from the Focus meeting on the NSC/Region Structure on April 20th 2009. However this document is currently being reviewed by the NSC and the Regions and will be discussed at the AGM in February 2012 and the new document posted here once revised.
Please email any feedback or contributions to this document to the main CoDA enquiries email or to coda.uk.se.region at googlemail.com (Please use the usual @ for email addresses. We have written it as AT to prevent spam trawlers)
These are regional groups formed by the meetings in parts of the UK to discuss issues raised by groups before taking them to the NSC, and to organise social events and workshops within their area.
Currently there are two active regions, The London and the South East (LSERC) has been established for several years and meets on the first thursday of every other month. Over the past few years they have provided 2 representatives to the NSC, have reviewed and proposed sharing guidelines, and have organised several successful sponsorship workshops and a variety of social events. All meetings in the London and SE region are encouraged to send along a GSR, or email in a brief report from their meeting to be read out. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the events page. Agendas and minutes from the LSERC meetings are published on the region page.
The newly formed Midlands Region Committee was established in November 2010, and currently consists of two nominated members - Chair, and Treasurer. There is a vacant Secretary position available. They meet three times a year, Since forming in 2010 they have organised workshops on the subject of "Recognising Recovery" and "Forgiveness." All CoDA groups within the Midlands area are encouraged to send along a GSR. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the events page. Agendas and minutes from the Midlands Region meetings are published on the Midlands Region page. Download a copy of a report of how the region was formed.
The Bournemouth group has expressed an interest in forming a South West regional group. More details will appear in due course. Contact the Bournemouth group if you would like to assist with this endeavour.
The region focuses on group issues and projects, group support, promoting events, workshops and sponsorship with the aim of encouraging the continual growth of the fellowship.
Region - examples of Regional Matters
- The Health of Meetings - use of Coda literature, 12 Traditions, group size
- Identifying group issues and requests - the eyes and ears of the groups
- Events - socials/conventions/workshops
NSC - examples of National Matters
- Coda UK Website
- Where to Find - Meeting Lists
- Sponsorship Guidelines
- Service Guidelines
- Group Conscience Guidelines
- Sharing Guidelines
- CoDA Shares
- New Meeting Packs
- Public Information
Regional Approval Process
- An issue/project arises from group or regional level
- Region drafts an initial document or response to the issue/project
- The document/response/project is then sent out to all the groups and posted on the website for feedback by a set deadline - the document is clearly marked as a 'draft' awaiting approval
- The document/response/project is then revised and put forward to the Region for final approval
- The Region decides on a proposal for the use of the document/response/project
- A request is sent to the NSC to approve the document / project etc and the proposal for its use - this is either done by email or through the NSC Regional Liaison or a Regional Representative is sent with the request to the next NSC meeting.