Thursday, November 8, 2012

October, 2012 Minutes


GTOASCNA

October, 2012 Minutes

                                                   


Opened w/ Prayer


Tom M read Twelve Traditions



Will L read the Twelve Concepts


Attendance:

Sun
Living in the Solution: Y
No Pain, No Gain: Y
Mon
Another Way: Y
Together We Can: Y
Tues

Not High Noon: Y
Clean Possibilities: Y
Hope Turns to Faith: Y
Wed
Hope without Dope: N
Progress not Perfection: Y

Thurs
Hope Through Surrender: Y
God’s Will Candlelight: Y
Grateful to serve: N

Fri
High on Life: Y

Sat

The war is over: Y
Serenityville: N

Trust the Process: Y


13 out of 15 active groups represented, quorum established


Last month’s minutes read and accepted by Thomas F







**GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report

10-21-2012

Activity recorded 09-16-12 through 10-20-12




Regular Account


Beginning Balance                                                       $59.89


Income

09-16-12          Hope Without Dope                                $40.00

                    Trust the Process                                     $50.00

                    Hope Turns to Faith                                 $40.00

                    Hope thru Surrender                                $30.00

                                                                                     

                    Total Income                                            $160.00

10-06-12          Dalmac C-RCM ck returned to me          $ 120.00


Expenses

09-16-12          Cabell Co Public Library ck 401                $15.00

09-16-12          Terri M H&I Lit Short-term RP ck 403      $22.50

09-16-12          MRSCNA ck 404                                            $20.00

09-16-12          Dalmas C –RCM (Oct 2012) ck 405   $120.00

10-14-12          City of Hgtn Foundation-H&I ck 407      $20.00

10-14-12          Cabell Co Lib ASC Oct 2012  ck 408      $15.00



Total Expenses                                                           $212.50


Ending Balance                                                                  $127.39





Public Relations Reserve

Beginning Balance                                                       $ 146.48


Income                                                                                $   + .00


Expenses 

09-16-12          Philip D for Flyer Day ck 402                              -40.00


Ending Balance                                                                     $ 106.48

                                                                                                                        

Prudent Reserve              

Beginning Balance                                                          $100.00

Ending Balance                                                             $100.00





Activities Reserve             

Beginning Balance                                                        $400.00


Expenses

09-29-12 Terri M  ck 406                                             $400.00


Ending Balance                                                                    $    0.00              

                                                               


                                                                                      Ending Balance all Accounts                                                   $333.87              As of 10-20-12 the total of all 4 accounts is                 $333.87


ILS Terri M. – ASC Treasurer




                 **Activities Report  10/21/12


Everything is going well in planning the Halloween Extravaganza.  We talked today about the final preparations and how much food to get for the dinner.  We are hopeful for another successful function for the GTO area.  Anyone with willingness to help decorate at 1pm on Sat we would love to have you and then anyone with willingness to help clean up afterwards we would love to have you then as well!   Dalmas C will verify with Joe B that he still has willingness to speak at 8pm.  I will be meeting Wes R later this week to get a key for the gym.  A special thanks to everyone who has showed up, helped out, and provided ideas for this event!!!

The Vice Chair position is open if anyone has a willingness to step up let us know!


ILS


Terri M




                           ** PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT

Flyer day on the 6th of October was a success, we covered most of the Route 60/ Barboursville area. We will be going in this Tuesday October 23 for the loved ones group. The area website was addressed and is currently up to date. We are moving forward with getting on the public access channel and possibly being a part of upcoming drug summit. The subcommittee also passed a motion 2 place the minutes on the area website without editting of names within the minutes, with the understanding of not using last names is in line with our traditions. We are also looking into possibly getting signs in the area for display on the TTA buses.
Grateful 2 serve, 


Phillip D.

 
      **H&I Sub-Committee Report: 8-19-2012


H and I is going well with a lot of willingness. I will gladly report that we have the ok o start a new meeting at river park long term adults unit. That meeting will start as soon as we have elected a panel leader for that meeting. Also the H and I subcommittee would like to thank Amber B for her efforts and

service as H and I secretary and also want to thank Brian C for stepping up and filling that position as our new secretary. Also we would like to announce our next H and I workshop will be held at our Halloween function Saturday the 27th of October starting at 4pm . Nothing more to report at this time.

In living service

Tyler M.

  

                                     **Group Reports:



**Sunday night: No pain No gain:


All is well at the no pain no gain group of narcotics anonymous. Meetings are taking place, message is being shared and literature and coffee is on the table. Our rent is current and will b having. A speaker on traditions on 27th of October. Home group member had no opinions on how the money for our ad-hock meeting was spent considering it was voted on in asc . Although we all expressed concern on having a written report on what was discussed. Due to other obligations with our funds we have no donation to area at this time.

Grateful to serve

Tyler M.



**Sunday Noon: Living in the solution-


Everything is well at the Living In The Solution Home Group of Narcotics Anonymous. Coffee is made, literature is on the table and the message of recovery is being shared. We have an average of 12 addicts in attendance and we have no donation to area at this time.

Grateful to serve, Matt B



**Monday Night: "Together We Can"


The "Together We Can" group of NA is happy to report that our meetings are opening on time at 7pm in our new location at 902 21Street, Huntington, WV 25703 ( The Baptist Temple) with literature on display and coffee available for all those attending. We are carrying the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers and are sponsoring a member of NA to go to the NA Convention in November. We are pleased to report that the new facility is working out wonderfully as we have noticed a few members of the immediate neighborhood attending. Our attendance averages at about 35 members weekly and we currently have 6 Home Group members. We currently do not have a donation for Area Service. 

Grateful to serve,
Terry J



**Monday Night: “Another Way”


The Monday Night Another Way Group of NA was represented by Sara K and a verbal report was given.





** Tuesday Not High Noon:


Everything is well at the “Not” High Noon meeting. We have met for three weeks and have an average meeting attendance of 17 addicts. Coffee is being served and pamphlets and IP’s are out on the table. We have yet to purchase literature because we have just started and would gladly accept any donations from other groups. We do not have a donation to area at this time for the same reason. Rent is paid. We are registered with World Services.  We have, as of now, 4 Home group members… Zack M, Bobby S, David B and Vicki B.  We have had a business meeting and have nominated and elected a GSR, an Alternate GSR and a group secretary/treasurer.  We would like to thank the ‘Hope Through Surrender Group’ and Missy D. from the ‘War is Over’ group and Erica P. for their assistance in starting this meeting.


Grateful to serve, Zack M. GSR


**Tuesday Night: Clean Possibilities:


Doors are open, rent is paid, literature is on the table and the message of recovery is being shared. At this time we have 3 active home group members with an average of 15 in attendance. On Tuesday November, 13th we will have a home group member celebrating 14 years of recovery and on that night we will be having a guest speaker. Also on November, 27th it is rumored that we will be having a guest speaker sharing their experience, strength and hope more will be revealed. We have a $20.00 donation to Area.

Grateful to serve, Marshall W



**Tuesday Night: Hope Turns To Faith:


Things are going well at the Hope Turns to Faith home group; the doors are open, literature is made available, rent is being paid, and the message of recovery is being carried. We have no donation at this time because we plan on buying literature at convention and to buy supplies for an upcoming celebration, and we no motions to bring to Area at this time. In an attempt to better manage our funds, the group voted, un-opposed, to enact a prudent reserve in case something in the meeting facility gets broken. Our home group would like to extend its gratitude to Scott M. for sharing his experience, strength, and hope at out last meeting on October 16th. We would also like to announce that on Tuesday November 13th at 7:00 pm, we will be having a home group member celebrating 2 years of recovery and Wes R. from the NA-NA area will be coming to share his experience, strength, and hope that evening.


In loving service, -Nick L.

           


**Wednesday Night: Hope Without Dope: No Report.


**Wednesday Night: Progress Not Perfection:


All is well at th progress not perfection group of NA. Doors open on time literature on the table. And the message of recovery is being shared. We average 20 addicts per meeting and have no donation to area at this time. We would also like to welcome our newest home group member Billy.


Grateful to serve, -Chris S



**Thursday Noon: Hope Through Surrender Group:


Our meeting is going well and a good message of recovery is being shared. Literature is on the table and coffee in the pot. Our average meeting attendance has grown to around 15 members and we would like to welcome a new home group member Robin N. We would also like to announce that on November first we will be having a home group member celebrate 2 years, we will provide pizza and drinks and have no donation to Area at this time.


Grateful to serve, Tom M.



**Thursday Night: Gods Will Candlelight Group:


The Thursday Night Gods Will Candle Light Meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is doing well with the doors opening on time and the NA message of recovery being shared. Literature is on display, coffee is made and the rent is paid. We currently have 4 home group members with an average attendance of 20-25 addicts per week. We have a $20.00 donation to area and would like to announce we will be sponsoring a new noon meeting to start on November, 5th at Pullman Square in the old Funny Bone building, the group will be called: Another Chance To Live and will be a literature study meeting.


In Loving Service,- Shane E



**Thursday Night: Grateful To Serve Group: No Report


** Friday Night: High on Life Group:


The High On Life Group of Narcotics Anonymous is doing well with coffee being made, literature on the tables and the NA message of recovery being shared. We have an average of 60 addicts in attendance per week and we would like to welcome 3 new home group members Tony T, Alissa V and Steve S. We have no donation to area at this time.


Grateful to serve, - Nate H



**Saturday Morning- Serenityville Group: NO REPORT



**Saturday Night-The War Is Over Group:


The Saturday evening The War is Over meeting of narcotics anonymous is going well. We are averaging 12 addicts in attendance each week. The doors are open on time, coffee is made, and literature is on the table.  The message of recovery

is being shared.  We have five regular home group members and no new ones at this time. We purchased a new Basic Text and two new It Works, How and Why books for our literature study, as well as $5.00 in IPs. After those purchases, we are making a donation of $5.00 to area.


Grateful to serve,

Missy D



 **Saturday Night: Trust The Process:


Saturday night Trust the Process Meetings going great, doors are always open, literature always on table, & message being carried. We are averaging about 25 addicts per meeting. We had our monthly business meeting last night and we have no donation at this time.


Grateful to Serve

Dalmas C





                            **OLD BUSINESS:


At Septembers Area Service we had made and passed 6-0-0 a motion to donate $20.00 to MRSCNA. Also brought forth by several GSR’s was concern about what was discussed at the August 4th Ad-Hock. Also discussed was the need to replace Amber B as Area Treasurer alt as her job at times can interfere with her ability to attend area service, the vote on that matter was 5-0-4. A new Area Treasurer Alt was voted on and Nick and the results were: 8-0-0.





                     **NEW BUSINESS:


Nick P asked if there were any more info on what was discussed in the August Ad-Hock and there was none.


                    Upcoming Celebrations:


November, 1st Thursday @ Noon The Hope Through Surrender Group has a member celebrating 2 years clean.


November, 7th @ 8pm The Wednesday Night Progress Not Perfection Group has a member celebrating 7 years clean.



November, 13th @ 7pm the Tuesday Night Hope Turns To Faith Group of NA has a member celebrating 2 years clean.


November 13th @ 7pm the Tuesday Night Clean Possibilities Group of NA has a member celebrate 14 years clean with a special guest speaker.


                          

                          **Open Forum:

**A motion was brought to area to donate $100.00 to MRSCNA and it was passed: 8-3-1.


**Nick P expressed concern about our area minutes as well as names and initials going on our area website (and also clarified that they had not been) but wanted the Area’s input on the matter.


**The Saturday Trust The Process Group of NA brought forth a motion to nominate Nick L as our Area Treasurer alt and it was passed 13-0-0.


**On Tuesday, November, 27th The Clean Possibilities Group Of NA has stated that they will have a special guest speaker with more to be revealed.


**Minutes read and approved by Robbie C, GTOANA Chair.



Please have all group reports submitted via text, e-mail or hand written. The following is my contact information:


toyotatom1966@aol.com OR text via cell phone- 304-416-4196


Always grateful to serve, GTOANA secretary,  Thomas F.