Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Sat night trust the process celebrates a 1 year miracle Aug 10,2013. Everyone come and witness!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Celebration & Speaker

1 yr celebration - Wednesday, 8/7/13 @ Hope Without Dope group - speaker is Amber B.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

June Minutes

Opened w/ Prayer


Dalmas C read Twelve Traditions


Elijah C read the Twelve Concepts



Living in the Solution:  Y
No Pain, No Gain: Y


Another Chance to live: Y
Another Way: N
Together We Can: N


Not High Noon: Y
Clean Possibilities: Y
Hope Turns to Faith: Y

Wednesday/SundayHope without Dope: N

Progress not Perfection: Y


Hope Through Surrender: Y
God’s Will Candlelight: Y


High on Life: Y



The war is over: N

Serenityville: N

Trust the Process: Y


10 out of 17 active groups represented, quorum established


Wes R sat in as acting GTOANA chair in the absence of Robbie C.

Last month’s minutes read and accepted by Thomas F


**Regional Committee Members Report,





Nothing new to report at this time as we have not met since last area.  I have forwarded the full region reports for Tom to forward on to all GSRs for anyone interested.  I plan on attending the upcoming Regional Service meetings on July 20-21, so I'll need the money to do so.  Also, this will be my last Regional Service meeting as RCM.  I will be more than happy to attend one more Region if the area can find another RCM who needs me to go along to assist in the transition.  If there is not another RCM elected by the time the October Region occurs, I will not be attending. 


Grateful to Serve- Nick P







                                GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report


Activity recorded 04-21-13 through 06-22-13


Regular Account
Beginning Balance                                                        $   0.00
04-21-13            Living In The Solution                                $ 20.00
                        Hope Through Surrender                             $ 20.00
                        The War Is Over                                     $ 20.00
                        Trust the Process                                     $ 40.00
Total income                                                                      $100.00
04-21-13            Cabell Co Pub Lib ASC(April)ck 430  $ 15.00
04-21-13            City of Hgtn Foundation ck 431
                        Barnett Ctr March & April H&I               $ 20.00
06-20-13            City of Hgtn Foundation ck 433
                        Barnett Ctr May & June H&I                   $ 20.00
Total Expenses                                                              $ 55.00 
Internal Transfer to Public Relations                              $ 45.00
Ending Balance                                                                     $    0.00


Public Relations Reserve
Beginning Balance                                                              $230.21
04-21-13            Philip D pr display(total $121.26)       
Already had $100.00 from ck 427& gave cash   $  21.26
Total Expenses                                                                 $  21.26
Loved ones Group sold 2 BT                                       $  22.00
Internal transfer from Reg Acct                                        $  45.00
Ending Balance                                                                     $275.95


Prudent Reserve              
Beginning Balance                                                          $100.00
Ending Balance                                                             $100.00




Activities Reserve                
Beginning Balance                                                      $400.00
04-21-13            Nick P for Campout ck 432                 $400.00
Ending Balance                                                                     $    0.00


As of 06-22-13 the total of all 4 accounts is $375.95 

Terri M. – ASC Treasurer









                                             ACTIVITIES REPORT


Hello Family


The campout went very well!  We had a very high percentage of newcomers in attendance, which I was very pleased with.  In the end, we're returning $428.00 to area, and that is with a large portion of the campers not contributing cash.  Most, if not all campers did, however, contribute in some way whether by food donations or paying.  Either way we made our money back and everyone had a great time!  While Tony and I didn't manage to get an exact head count, I would estimate that we had approximately 35 campers with another 15-20 people showing up during the course of the weekend to hang out for the day.  The breakdown for how the money was spent is as follows:


$252.00 campsites

$71.85 Burgers and hotdogs

$72.25 Sam's Club

$71.18 Walmart

$2.72 Grill Gas


$470.00 Total Spent

$498.00 Paying Campers/ Auction/ 7th Tradition


I've given the cash ($428) to Tony to turn over to the treasurer, along with all the receipts. 


Grateful to Serve- Nick P




                          **Public Relations Report


The subcommittee would like to congratulate members on their new positions: Travis A- Vice Chair, DeeDee G.- Secretary, Webmaster 1- Dalmas C., and Webmaster 2- Tony T. We are still trying to get involved with the CCSAPP, but we have not gotten a reply from the organization. Our next Loved Ones group is July 16. We have a flyer day scheduled at 1p.m. Saturday, July 13.


You Got Served, Tom M.



                                          **H&I SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT

H and I is going great with a lot of willingness from all members as week as new members. We want to thank everyone who showed up to the camp out workshop and participated. During our last sub committee meeting we had a successful voting process and all our new panel leaders and subcommittee positions will b attached  to the area minutes. Also the area will be voting on Tom F as our new chair of H&I.
Grateful to serve. Tyler M.




**Sunday night: No pain No gain:


Greetings from no pain no gain. All is well , meetings are picking up and the 
Message is being shared. We want to welcome our newest hg member Eric H.  Also rent is current and at this time we want to donate $20 to the area service structure. Looking forward to seeing you all there. 
In loving service Tyler M.



**Sunday Noon: Living in the solution:


Greetings from the Living in the Solution Group of NA. The doors are open on time and the message of recovery is being carried. We were unable to meet on 4-28-13 due to the gym floor being refinished. We have a $50 donation to area this month and we would like to welcome our newest home group members Matt B, Stephen S, John R, David W and Phillip D. Our average attendance is 20 and we have the following nominations for service positions: Wes R for chair, Phillip D for vice chair, Brian C for secretary, Nick L for treasurer, Tom F for H&I subcommittee chair and Tom M for PR chair. We abstain from nominations for all other service positions. Our rent is paid for 3 months and literature in on the table.


In Loving Service, Dave H





**Monday Noon: Another chance to live:


We would like to report that the meetings are going well. The coffee is made, Jolly Pirate Doughnuts are present, and most importantly the message of recovery is being shared. The average meeting attendance is between 15-20. We would like to welcome Ryan D who was added as a home group member. We have no donation to area at this time.


In Loving Service, Travis Anderson



** Monday Night: "Together We Can" No Report



**Monday Night: “Another Way”:  No Report


** Tuesday Not High Noon:No Report:


Greetings from the Not High Noon Group of NA. The meeting is going weel with the doors open on time, coffee being served and the message of NA is being carried. Our average attendance is 25 and we would like to welcome Debbie S and Erica B to our home group. We are getting our funds built back up and plan on making a literature order soon. We have no donation to area at this time and have invited Nick L to share his experience on July 9, 2013.


Grateful to serve, Elijah C


**Tuesday Night: Clean Possibilities:


The meeting is going great. Coffee is in the pot, literature is on the table, and recovery is being shared. We would like to welcome new home group member Gregg L. We have been fortunate enough to have out of town members and clients of a treatment facility attend our meeting the last couple weeks. Our average attendance is roughly 15 members each week. We have a $20 donation for the area at this time.


Grateful To Serve, Tom M.









**Tuesday Night: Hope Turns To Faith:


Greetings from the Hope Turns To Faith Group of NA. Things are going well at our new location, rent is paid, literature is being made available, doors are being open on time and an atmosphere of recovery is being provided. We would like to welcome new home group members Michelle L and Mark   G. At our last business meeting our group responsibilities were changed to the following: GSR Michelle L, GSR alt Mark G, Treasurer Nick L and Secretary Wes R. On July 16th we elected to have our next speaker meeting and it will be Chris S and our meeting will continue to be as follows : 1st week open topic, 2nd week literature study, 3rd week speaker meeting. We would like to extend a special thank you to Matt B for coming to share his experience on June 18th. We have a $40 donation to area at this time.


Grateful to be of service, Hope Turns To Faith Group.



**Wednesday Night/Sunday Night: Hope Without Dope: No Report



**Wednesday Night: Progress Not Perfection:

Greetings from Progress Not Perfection. Meetings are going well literature on the table and the message is being shared with an average attendance of 30 to 40 people. This we'd June 26th we will b having an addict celebrate 1 year and it will b a speaker meeting. And also we have no donations at this time. 
Grateful to serve Kayla M.





**Thursday Noon: Hope Through Surrender Group:

Greetings from the Hope through Surrender HG .  Everything is going 
Very well.  The meeting is taking place as scheduled and the message 
of recovery is being shared.  There is coffee and literature available 
at every meeting.  Our home group has two new members:  Morgan H and 
Sean H and we would like to welcome them and thank them for their 
support.  We have a twenty dollar donation for the area committee.  
Grateful to be of service:  Hope through Surrender home group.




**Thursday Night: Gods Will Candlelight Group:


The Thursday night Gods Will Candle Light meeting is doing well with the doors open on time, coffee made, literature on display and the message of recovery being shared. We have no donation to area at this time and our attendance has grown to 30 to 40 per week. The only service positions we have nominations for at this time is Wes R for Chair and Tom F for Vice Chair.


Grateful to serve, Tom F




** Friday Night: High on Life Group:


Tony T gave a report verbally but it was not handed to or forwarded to me the Secretary.



**Saturday Morning- Serenityville Group: No Report


**Saturday Night-The War Is Over Group:


The Saturday evening The War is Over meeting of narcotics anonymous continues to go well.  We are averaging 10-12 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 no new home group members at this time. We continue to purchase Basic Texts, Living Clean books, and it Works How and Why to stock the library for our literature study.  We have no donation for area at this time.  

Grateful to serve, Missy D




**Saturday Night: Trust The Process:


Meeting is going great. Doors always open, literature on the table, message is being carried. We had a 6 year celebration this month 6/15. We have 2 new have group members that we would like welcome Mia & Chelsea. We had Our Business meeting on 5/22 and we have a $50 at this time.
Grateful to serve, Dalmas C.



                                   **OLD BUSINESS:


1-Will L mad a motion (seconded by Nick A) that passed by a vote of 8-4-1 to have no area service in May due to the fact that the second Sunday was Father’s Day, the third Sunday was spring convention and the last Sunday in May is NANA’s annual camp out. A decision was made to hold GTOANA’s next area service on June 23rd. 


2-Up for discussion in June’s will be nominations for trusted servant’s positions in GTOANA to be voted on in August. With all elected candidates taking over in the month of August.


Position’s to be filled will be:

Area Chair

Area Vice Chair

Area Secretary

Area PR Chair


3- A motion was made and passed 12-0-0 by the PR chair to reimburse him the amount of $21.26 for supplies not covered during the building of our area’s new PR display.





The subcommittee is having a flyer day Saturday, July 13. We have plenty of supplies, but we would like to request that the area allocate us $30 for pizza to help us further carry the message.


You Got Served, Tom M.


**Motion from Trust The Process Group.
To remove the dates and times out of area policy for the committees meetings. Intent: so we don't break policy when we have to adjust the times or dates of committee meetings.
Trust the Process GSR Dalmas C


H&I Subcommittee chair Tyler M made a motion for $50 for literature for the women’s jail. Motion passed 10-0-0


PR Chair Tom M asked for $30 for pizza for the upcoming flyer day and it was passed 10-0-0


RCM alt Dalmas C made a motion for $120 to be released to Nick P for the upcoming Regional Committee meeting in Ripley, it was passed 10-0-0.



**Brian C mentioned that in the future whenever there is no Area Service it’s a decision that should go back to home groups for a vote instead of being tabled and the final decision being made in area service.


Nominations for service positions:


Area Chair, Wes R


Area Vice Chair, Tom F, Phillip D and Chris S.


Secretary, Brian C


Treasurer, Nick L and Alt Travis A


RCM, Tyler M and alt Nick L


PR Chair, Tom M


H&I subcommittee Chair, Tom F




Friday July 5th at 7 pm at the Barnett Center an H&I workshop.


Saturday, July 13 at the Saturday morning Serenityville meeting an addict will be celebrating 27 years clean, Breakfast will be served.


Saturday, July 13 at 10 am PR flyer day at Harris Riverfront Park, 10th Street entrance.


Sunday night July 21st the “No Pain No Gain” home group will be having a member celebrate 1 year, John S.





Tom M encouraged the GSR’s to check out our GTO website

And any questions may be addressed at



Please have all group reports submitted via text, e-mail or hand written.


Always grateful to serve, GTOANA secretary,  Thomas F.



This is my last set of minutes for the GTO area and I want to thank you the groups for allowing me to be of service. It has been a learning experience and an honor.


I truly love you all but : YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS”.