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The following are policies and guidelines guide NORM meetings and
contact between members:
The founders and coordinators will not,
under any circumstances, reveal or provide the names of participants to
anyone for any purpose without the specific permission of the
The founders and coordinators observe
confidentiality: no members' names will be used when the group is
discussed outside of meetings.
Individuals may share information
(their own name and address) with others at their discretion.
No sexual activity is allowed during
group meetings. (NORM is not a J/O club.)
There are no set dues. Funds to cover
expenses (rent of meeting places, refreshments, postage and
publications) to be donated by members within their own abilities.
There are no elected officers in this
program. The founders will appoint leadership for each participating
groups and will maintain oversight of its activities within these
Consensus of those who regularly attend
meetings will, in general, determine the agenda for scheduled
meetings and the means by which to best accomplish the purposes and
goals of this program.
Due to the sense of woundedness of many
of the men who participate in these groups and out of a sense of
modesty, women will not be invited to attend the regular meetings.
Some NORM branches may have additional policies in
Contact your local coordinator for more information.