Regional Development Announcements

Region I

Pacific Rim is in full swing designing their Regional Representative election process. Members convened using zoom conference calling and made great headway into discovering how to run a nominations and election process using virtual meeting space. Nomination announcements and criteria will be made available to the public through digital and analog means, and it’s the greatest hope you have interest in participating.
Please share this information with your groups!

Region I will be holding elections for our Regional Representatives in January, 2018 by video conference. Exact date is yet to be determined.

An audio recording of most of the meeting that was held on 9/30/17, as well as the meeting minutes, can be found here.

Our next video conference meeting to continue the discussion on how to elect our regional reps will be held @ 10 a.m-11:30 a.m. Pacific time on 11/5/2017. All members of Refuge Recovery within Region I (Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho,Oregon, Washington) are welcome to attend and participate.

Call-in info for the meeting:
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
or +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 452 722 548

International numbers available.

For questions regarding the upcoming service meetings, we can be reached at:

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Region IX

(Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island)

Had a meeting of 9 people from throughout the region. Every state except CT and RI was represented. Most connected remotely by videoconference, but 4 individuals met in person in lovely Holyoke, MA. We agreed to continue to meet as a body with voluntary membership, accepting group reps as well as individuals interested in service. We agreed to continue to seek to have the most inclusive and democratic process we could manage.
We agreed to meet in October and further discuss group structure and electing regional reps. The doodle poll is still open for the next meeting date, and interested individuals are encouraged to connect through the Facebook page or the Google group. Follow this link to view Region IX’s Google Group

Interested in using zoom as a platform tool for your regional communications? Refuge Recovery HQ has graciously set up a paid account to be shared for free. For account setup and more info email:

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