Wednesday, November 2, 2011

GTOASCNA October 2011 minutes

October 2011 Minutes

Opened with Serenity Prayer.  **** read the 12 Traditions and **** read the 12 Concepts.

Living in the Solution: Y
Hope at the End of the Rainbow: N
No Pain, No Gain: Y
Another Way: N
Together We Can: Y
Clean Possibilities: N
Hope Turns to Faith: Y
Hope without Dope: N
Progress not Perfection: Y
Hope Through Surrender: Y
God’s Will Candlelight:  N
Grateful to Serve: Y
High on Life: Y
Serenityville: N
Trust the Process: Y
*9 out of 15 active groups represented, quorum established

Last month’s minutes read and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report
GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report

Activity recorded 9-18-11 through 10-16-11

Regular Account

Beginning Balance                                                                                                                                               + 56.30

9-18-11 Grateful To Serve Group donation                           25.00
9-18-11            Trust the Process Group donation                  75.00
10-12-11          Transfer from Activities Account                 256.35

                                Total Income                                                                                                                       + 356.35

9-19-11            RSM meeting expenses Oct.                                     -  120.00 (ch.# 359)

                                Total Expenses                                                                                                 -   120.00

Ending Balance                                                                                                                $ 292.65

Public Relations Reserve     remains unchanged at                                                     $ 80.67

Prudent Reserve remains unchanged at                                                                     $ 100.00

Activities Reserve           Beginning Balance                                                                                        $ 400.00
        Halloween Function    Expenses                                                                          -  241.65
        Halloween Function    Income                                                                            + 498.00
        Transfer to Regular Account                                                                               -  256.35
 Ending Balance                                                                                                          $  400.00

                                                                                    Ending Balance            $873.32

 As of  10-16-11 the total of all accounts is $ 873.32, obtained by totaling the four accounts above.

**** – ASC Treasurer
RCM Report – ****will give report next month, as we are waiting on minutes from Region.
H&I Report
H&I subcommittee Mtg Report

Group Reports:
·         Pinecrest – Mtgs are going well.  Had a lot of addicts with willingness to go in.  Thank you to them.  We have plenty of schedules.  No issues. 
·         Riverpark Long term – Mtgs going on with no peoblems.
·         Riverpark Short Term – All is well residents are very attentive and the Na msg is being shared. 
·         Woman’s Jail – All is well. 
·         Shell Center – No mtg taken in.  Currently finding willingness for panel leader.

Old Business:
·         Shell Center – Anyone interested in panel member get with panel leader.
·         Mtg at Marcum Terrace – Deemed as a PR issue.
New Business:
·         Next workshop will be on the 15th of November at 8 pm after the Hope turns to Faith mtg located at 26th street Baptist church.
·         Put forth motion to area for forty dollars for literature order at convention.
·         We are going to set up a mtg with the new administrator at Pinecrest.  
·         We voted in a second H&I mtg at Pinecrest .  It will be every other Thursday from 7:30 – 8:30.  Starting November 3rd.  **** was voted in as new Panel member.

Thank you for allowing me to be of service,
PR Report
October PR Report
Attendance is still lacking in the PR committee meetings. 
The PR flyer day is next Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm.  We will be meeting at the 10th street entrance of Harris Riverfront Park.  From there we will make a plan to cover the GTO area with flyers.  Anyone and everyone are encouraged to attend as this has proven to be an effective means to reach out to the still-suffering addict.
**** attended the Western Regional Jail Event with **** and ****.  Special thanks to them all for helping out with this PR function.  In the future we will be providing “An Introductory Guide to Narcotics Anonymous” for this type of event. 
The website has been in somewhat of a “holding pattern” waiting on feedback.  We are going live today with the address.  As soon as the area debit card is in the treasurer’s possession, we will be going live at the address. 
CAUTION:  If you have NA related material, NA or Narcotics Anonymous in your posts, have “liked” any NA related pages, or anything along those line your personal information may pop up during NA related searches.  There is currently a service pamphlet under review from World Service Committee.  It is available at:
The Loved One’s Group will be meeting again on November 8th at 6pm.  If anyone is interested in attending please see me. 
We are still in need of experience and guidance regarding a letter to medical professionals in the area if there is anyone that can help.
Grateful to Serve,
Activities Report
Activities Sub Committee
Oct 2011

The “HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA” was a success.  We had a wonderful turn out from all over the state, and even several people from ****. 
Everyone seemed to Enjoy our speaker, **** from ****.  Activities Committee would like to thank all who helped with decorating, chairing, bringing their home group chili, cleanup, and most of all just showing up to participate.
The “Hope through Surrender” home group won the chili cook-off with their “flaming hottttt” chili.
We tried the Chinese auction for the first time and it was also a great success.  (Thanks **** for selling all those tickets)
The auction was also a success, thanks to the “****” and our captain ****.
Grateful to Serve,
Group Reports
Living in the Solution – Everything is going very well at the Living in the Solution home group.  The doors are always open, comma is being served, but most importantly the message of recovery is being delivered.  Average attendance has grown to 10-12 people.  We are still waiting on our literature and pamphlet order that **** made.  At this time we would like to announce that **** will be taking over the position of GSR ALT.  At this time we have a $20 donation to give to Area.  Very blessed and grateful to serve****. (Given in person by ****)
Hope at the End of the Rainbow – No report.
No Pain No Gain – The Sunday No Pain No Gain Group of Narcotics Anonymous is going well.  The doors are open, rent is paid, and recovery is being shared.  We are averaging about 40 addicts per week in attendance.  We have no donation to Area at this time, due to us sponsoring an addict for convention.  ****.  will be speaking on the 30th.  Grateful to serve, **** (Given in person by ****)
Another Way – No report.
Together We Can – All is well.  The doors are open.  Literature is on the table.  Recovery is being shared.  Average attendance 40.  Sponsoring an addict to go to convention.  Also getting literature at convention.  No donation.  Grateful to serve, **** (Given in person by ****)
Clean Possibilities -  Our mtg is going well, avg attendance is 24, recovery being shared. 3 active homegroup members, rent is paid, and food is on the table. Grateful to be clean, ****. (**** sent report via email)
Hope Turns to Faith – Narcotics Anonymous, Recovery Home Group of Hope Turns to Faith, is going good.  Doors open, coffee made, literature on table, and message of recovery being shared.  Average attendance is 40.  We want to welcome **** and **** as new home group members.  Do not have donation for Area because getting literature at convention.  **** one year celebration November 15th, speaker ****.  In loving service, ****.  (Given in person by ****)
Hope Without Dope – No report.
Progress Not Perfection – Meetings are going well.  Doors are open on time and the message is being carried.  Attendance is approximately 40 addicts per week.  We would like to welcome new home group member ****.  We will be having a 6 year celebration for **** on November 9.  In loving Service, ****.  (Given in person by ****.)
Hope Through Surrender –All is going well with the message of recovery being shared.  We made a $25 donation to the facility and have nothing to donate to Area at this time.  Currently have 6 home group members.  Our business meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Our average meeting attendance is 20.  We also recently welcomed a new home group member****.  GSR is ****, ALT GSR is ****, members ****, ****, ****, and **** and ****.  Grateful to serve, Hope Through Surrender Group of NA, and by the way we also donated the winning pot of chili.  **** one year celebration on November 3.  (Given in person by ****)
God’s Will Candlelight – No report.
Grateful to Serve - Nothing new to report, meetings are happening, doors open on time and literature on the table. We have been steady at about 15 addicts in attendance the last month.
We are planning on buying more literature for the group at the convention.
We have a $25.00 donation at this time.  Grateful to Serve,  ****. (Given in person by ****)
High on Life – The Friday night High on Life group is doing well.  As always, the doors are open on time and recovery is being shared.  Rent is paid, literature is on the table, and delicious coffee is being made.  Our attendance is staying strong at about 45 addicts.  We don’t have a donation for Area at this time.  Grateful to serve, ****. (Given in person by ****.)
Serenityville - The group is doing good. Lit. on the table, rent paid, recovery being shared. Love ya **** (Sent via email by ****.)
Trust the Process – The Saturday night 8pm Trust the Process group is going well.  Doors are open, literature is on the table, coffee is in the pot, and the message is being carried.  Average 40 people.  We had a monthly business meeting on October 15.  Rent is paid and we have a $20 donation to Area.  Grateful to serve, ****. (Given in person by ****.)

Old Business

New Business
H&I requested $40 for literature order at convention.  Passed.

Motion to send $250 to WSO.  Did not pass.

Motion to donate $140 to convention for indigent packages.  Passed.

We discussed talking to ****, Region Phoneline Chair, to have the phoneline list updated.  Asking GSRs to come up with a list of people in each home group who have willingness and have had the workshop.

Open Forum
**** shared link for new IP regarding Social Media.

****.  One Year Celebration on November 3, at Hope Through Surrender.
****.  One Year Celebration on November 15, at Hope Turns to Faith.
****.  Six Year Celebration on November 9, at Progress Not Perfection.
Next H&I Subcommittee meets on 11-11-11 at 7pm at Barnett Center.
Next H&I Workshop will be 11-15-11 at 8pm at 26th Street Baptist Church.
NANA hosting Thanksgiving it Away on 11-19-11 at 6pm at 5320 Frontier Drive in Cross Lanes.

In Loving Service,
GTO Area Secretary,