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Area Minutes - July 2014

GTOANA MINUTES - JULY 20, 2014

-Opened with Prayer
-Twelve concepts read
-Twelve traditions read


ATTENDANCE

16 OF 23 Groups represented

SUNDAY
LIVING IN THE SOLUTION N
HOPE WITHOUT DOPE Y
NO PAIN NO GAIN Y

MONDAY
ANOTHER CHANCE TO LIVE Y
ANOTHER WAY Y
TOGETHER WE CAN Y

TUESDAY
NOT HIGH NOON Y
CLEAN POSSIBILITIES Y
HOPE TURNS TO FAITH N

WEDNESDAY
PROCESS OF DISCOVERY N
WOMEN IN NA Y
PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION Y
AGAINST ALL ODDS Y

THURSDAY
HOPE THROUGH SURRENDER Y
GOD'S WILL CANDLELIGHT Y
FREEDOM FROM SELF N

FRIDAY
CHOOSE TO LIVE Y
HIGH ON LIFE N
ANOTHER LOOK Y
CROSSROADS Y

SATURDAY
SERENITYVILLE N
TRUST THE PROCESS Y


RCM REPORT

Greetings from Regional Service! There is no news that needs to be reported in terms of voting or concerns for areas or homegroups. I learned of a couple functions happening in the near future, such as picnics and a campout. Flyers for these events can be found on mrscna.org. I received an updated list of phoneline participants. It was forwarded to Ryan D., the PR Chair. He has willingness to make copies and distribute them to all GTO members who participate. The most exciting news I learned, in my opinion, is that we are adding 2 workshops on Friday and 6 workshops on Saturday to the upcoming convention in the fall. We are also proud to announce that GTO's very own Dalmas C. will be sharing his experience as the closing speaker on Sunday morning. WOOT! WOOT!  Grateful To Serve, Tom M, RCM Alt


TREASURER'S REPORT

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report
07-20-14

Activity recorded 06-15-14 through 07-19-14

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Regular Account
Beginning Balance $90.00

Income 
06-15-14 
Living In the Solution $20.00
Progress Not Perfection $20.00
Crossroads $15.00
Total income $55.00
Total Balance $145.00

Expenses
06-15-14 
Internal Transfer to Activities Reserve $145.00
Total Expenses $145.00
Ending Balance $0.00

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Public Relations Reserve
Beginning Balance $300.00

Income
Total Income $0.00

Expenses
Total Expenses $0.00

Ending Balance $300.00

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Prudent Reserve 
Beginning Balance $100.00

Income
Total Income $0.00

Expenses
Total Expenses $0.00

Ending Balance $100.00

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Activities Reserve 
Beginning Balance $5.71

Income 
06-15-14 
Internal Transfer from Regular Account - $145.00
Total Income $145.00

Expenses
Total Expenses $0.00

Ending Balance $150.71

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As of 07-19-14 the total of all 4 accounts is $550.71

Terri M – ASC Treasurer
SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

WE OPENED WITH PRAYER
TRADITIONS AND 12 CONCEPTS OF NA WAS READ

ATTENDANCE: TONY T, TANNER W, RACHEL N, ROBBY C, JOSH M, MEGAN C, STEVEN S,

WE OPENED THE COMMITTEE BY VOTING JOSH M AS OUR NEW SECRETARY OF ACTIVITIES, WE WERE TOLD OUR PEOPLE WERE INTERESTED, BUT NO ONE SHOW UP TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN THE POSITION.

OLD BUSINESS:
WE DISCUSSED THE CAMP OUT FROM LAST MONTH, I WENT OVER THE RECEIPTS WITH THE SUBCOMMITTEE, EVERYTHING WAS IN ORDER, I HAD MISS PLACED ONE OF THE RECEIPTS FROM DOLLAR GENERAL. WE SPENT ALL 500.00 DOLLARS THAT AREA HAD GIVEN US, PLUS MORE.
AFTER WE GOT THERE AND SEEN THAT THERE WAS MORE PEOPLE THERE THAN EXPECTED WE HAD TO RENT 2 MORE SITES FOR THE 2 DAYS AND 1 MORE SITE FOR 1 NIGHT. OTHER THAN A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THE CAMP OUT WAS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT THAT HELPED THE UNITY OF NA IN THE GTO AREA.

NEW BUSINESS:
WE DISCUSSED THE PICNIC THAT WE HAVE BEEN PLANNING FOR SEPTEMBER, WE HAVE SET A DATE FOR SEPTEMBER 13, AT ROTARY PARK AT NOON, ROTARY PARK IS LOCATED ON RT 60, WE WILL BE HAVE A SPEAKER, AND A H&I WORKSHOP, AND GOOD FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP. WE ARE ASKING THE HOME GROUPS OF THE GTO AREA TO COMMIT TO BRINGING A SIDE DISH FOR THE COOK OUT, WE ARE ALSO ASKING SOME MEMBER TO BRING A CAKE "YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE" LOL, WE AGREED TO ASK AREA FOR $300.00 FOR THE EVENT

WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE HALLOWEEN PARTY THAT WILL HAPPENING IN OCTOBER WE HAVE NOTE SET A FINAL DATE ON THAT AND WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR ALTERNATE SITES FOR THE HALLOWEEN PARTY. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.

WE ALSO DISCUSSED A MOTION TO PUT IN FRONT OF AREA TO INCREASE OUR STANDING BUDGET OF $400.00 TO BE RAISED TO $500.00, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE COST OF FOOD, RENT FOR FACILITIES HAVE INCREASED OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE VOTED AND IT WAS VOTED UNANIMOUS .

CLOSED WITH PRAYER 
GRATEFUL TO SERVE, TONY T.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

Public Relations minutes for July 20, 2014
Attendance: Jason L. Elijah C. Ryan D. Ryan B. Josh M. James J. Tanner W.
Wayne M. Tasha W. Stephen S. Kristen S. Megan C. Rachel N.

Twelve Traditions read: James J.
Twelve Concepts read: Stephen S
Group reports:
Web servant:
Greetings from the web. Everything is going great ­ both the web and print
versions of the area meeting schedule are up to date, region has been notified of all area
meeting information changes, and all received announcements have been posted to the blog. The
revised H&I Policy was added to the website at the beginning of July, and is now accessible
via the website under the Navigation bar on the left. Any upcoming announcements, activities, or
meeting changes should be emailed to gtowebservant@gmail.com. If you have any questions,
please let me know. I do have a question regarding area policy. I’ve heard conflicting
information about when a new meeting can be added to the area meeting schedule. Some members have told
me it takes attending an ASC meeting two times in a row; however, current policy states
in section C (“Quorum”): “2. A group becomes active by its GSR attending an ASC meeting.”
Any insight would be appreciated.  Grateful to serve, Jason L.

Flyer day coordinator:
Greeting From Flyer Day Coordinator. Flyer day took place on 7-19-2014 we had 14 participants and provided service to the West end of Huntington nearly passing out all material. We plan to coordinate another day asap. Grateful to serve. Steven S

Schedule day coordinator:
Greetings from schedule day coordinator, schedules went out to our Huntington contacts on Monday 7-14-14. The parole office asked if we could bring them regional schedules due to many of there clients being from different counties. The city mission asked if we could bring them a stack of schedules because they run out of them within a few days of dropping them off. I did take a schedule holder to the day report center and the will be printing their own schedules and keeping it stocked. I do have the receipts for the schedules $10.00 for 150 copies and for the holder $6.33. Grateful to serve Tanner W

Library Liaison:
Greetings from the library liaison,due to recent events Sean H will continue filling this position until Kristen S. reaches 90 days. Until then she will be shadowing Sean to gain experience with the position. They are planning to go and check on their contacts on Saturday the 26th.

Communications follow-up:
Greetings from communications, all Cabell county contacts were called and we are in good standing with them. We scheduled a day to provide these contacts with schedules, and have added a few contacts to the list. We plan to come to an agreement on a day for our Wayne county contacts and those places will be called when we have decided on a date. New contacts are Her place, and St. Marys. grateful to serve Rachel N.

No old business.
New business:
Loved ones went in on Tuesday July 8, 2014. The next loved ones will be
September 3 2014 and the literature rack is low for that group. If anything
is happening n home groups please email announcements to

HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES
Opened with prayer
Twelve concepts read
Twelve traditions read

Attendance: Dee Dee G., Nick C., Amber B., Elijah C., Jaymie B., Sue C., Tanner W., Nate H., Chris W., Megan C., April P., Sean H., Dave, Jason P., Brittany O., Bo V., Rachel N., and James J.

Concepts read by Brittany O. Traditions read by James J.

Group reports read.

All is going well. Brian C. And Joe M. Filled in for me while I was on vacation. Anyone with willingness to go in contact Paul M. Or Bo V. Grateful to serve, Paul M.

Riverpark short-term nothing new to report meeting is going well the message of recovery is being carried to those who may think they have a drug problem. We appreciate the willingness. Grateful to serve Jason P
Hello hello! Adolescents panel is doing very well, so much willingness everyone shares reads n participates so beautiful. Also I've reached out and began taking in new cycles of people :)) everything is great. Thank you and very grateful to serve Brittany O.

Hello our Monday night 7:00pm H & I panel at Pressley Ridge is rocking and rolling. Willingness for this all-male panel is high. We are exciting and entering together and on time. As a result of this panel, some clients have begun to share in the limited regular meetings to which they are taken. Clearly the message is being delivered here and our primary purpose is being achieved. So grateful to be a part of something so impactful. In loving service Nick C

Meetings going great there's approximately 4-6 addicts attending and they seem to be very grateful we are there. I have been attempting to rotate addicts to go in with me and have been successful so far. I'm going to attempt to get the H&I more on a presentation level instead of a meeting. The only needs I have for from the subcommittee is a updated workshop list and a format if all possible. I want to apologize to the committee for not attending this subcommittee due to being out of town and express my gratitude for allowing me to serve. 

Grateful to serve, 
Dalmas C.

Greetings bi-weekly Thursday night panel at Pinecrest is going well. I had plenty of requests and willingness by members to go in. Everything has gone smoothly and I have no issues needing addressed. I was asked by a member to curb profanity in my panels and I look forward to cleaning that up and the opportunity for growth therein. Grateful to serve Elijah C.

New Business

Jason P. Made motion to change Subcommittee time from 7pm to 6pm to allow members to attend other meetings and to allow home group which meets in that room to set up. The last H&I policy has not been updates since 2012. Discussed taking motion to area in order for it to be changed. Jason also made motion to change policy from panel members to all elected positions and members be removed if they miss two subcommittees.

Jaymie B discussed the request for St. Mary's to have H&I meeting due to the changes in ownership they are presently undergoing.

Subcommittee discussed previous request from Golden Girls for H&I and also interest from a member to possibly discuss meeting for Bateman.

All new meeting issues were tabled until present meetings are stable.

Discussed Rachel N to go in one more time with Jenny H to Presley Ridge and H&I chair to follow up and assure that residents will attend due to the last two times of residents not showing up.

All panel members request schedules at next Subcommittee.

Subcommittee discussed panel members snatching letters from residents during H&I meeting. Subcommittee discussed if meeting gets out of hand to end meeting and find staff to address problems. All reports are to be to Carrie G. at goodcarrie@ymail.com.

New panel participation lists with names and phone numbers of members who have taken H&I workshop were handed out.

Discussed possible H&I workshop at upcoming September picnic.

Meeting adjourned.
Closed meeting with a group hug and prayer.
Grateful To Serve, Carrie G


GROUP REPORTS

Greetings from Another Chance to live. Our doors are open on time, coffee made, literature out and the message is being delivered. We have a $42 donation to area. 
Grateful to serve,
Brett H

“Hope Without Dope” Group - 7/20/14 - All is well at the Hope Without Dope group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open on time, literature is on the table, coffee is hot, and the life-saving message of Narcotics Anonymous is being carried. We have 30-40 in attendance every Sunday. We have no donation to area this month. - Grateful to serve, Jason L.

Greetings from the God's Will Candlelight Group of Narcotics Anonymous. We have a varying attendance to our homegroup. One week we have 60 people, the next maybe 20. The meeting is set up, coffee made, literature out, and doors open promptly on time so the life saving message of NA can be shared. We would like to thank both last month's speaker, Jackie from NANA, and this month's speaker, Jason L from our very own GTO. God's Will Candlelight Group would also like to welcome our newest homegroup members, Dave W and Christopher. Unfortunately we have no donation to make to Area at this time. Grateful to serve, Jaymie B.

Saturday Night Trust the Process - Group Report 07/20/14 - Meetings are going well and are opened on time each week. Literature is stocked, rent is paid, & the message of NA is being shared. We average 70 people per week. No donation is available this month. - ILS - Terri M.

All is well with the Hope Through Surrender group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open on time, we average about 15 people per week, coffee is in the pot, literature is on the table and most importantly the message of recovery is being shared. We have a $20 donation to area at this time. - Grateful to serve, Tasha W.

Greetings from the Living in the Solution home group. We have an average of 14 addicts per meeting. The rent is paid, literature is stocked, and the doors are open. We have recently lost both our GSR & GSR alt. We will be discussing and voting on those positions at our next group conscience meeting. We have a $30 donation to area this month. We have met with Maria, the AD Lewis contact and are waiting to hear back from her about obtaining a key and a pass code to the facility. - In Loving Service, Missi C, Group Treasurer

Hello hello from the not high noon group! All is well with our meeting, attendance is like always averaging 10-15 a week. Doors are open and the narcotics annonymous message is freely shared. We have a picnic speaker function august 5 starting at 1130 am and speaker Rachel n at noon. - Grateful to serve brittany O.

The Monday Night Together We Can group is going well. Doors are open on time, rent is paid, literature is on the table, and the lifesaving message of NA is being shared. We have a homegroup member celebrating 1 year on July 21st! We have no donation for area at this time. - Grateful to serve, Paul M.

Greetings from another look group of narcotics anonymous coffees hot cookies are fresh oh literature is on the table the life-saving message of narcotics anonymous is being carried we are meeting at the southside Nazarene church in Catlettsburg across from speedway meeting time is 6 PM on Fridays three members in regular attendance and we could really use some support we have a $10 donation to area this month. Another look group is sponsoring a speaker jam on August 23 at 12 PM at Armco Park goes until the park closes see me or John MC for flyers or details grateful to be of service James L

Greetings from women in NA! The meeting is going very well. We have an attendance of 5-8 addicts per week.. Doors are on time, Literature is on the table, coffee in the pot and the message of NA is being carried. We have no donation for area at this time. Our meeting could use more support so please spread the word. - Grateful to serve Alana M.

Doors are open at 11am weekly, literature is on the table, coffee in the pot, circle set up. There are 8-15 in attendance, good narcotics anonymous message is being shared. We would also like to request that the meeting be placed on the area schedule- Robbie C.

Greetings from the crossroads group of NA, The doors are open on time. coffee is in the pot, and the life saving message of NA is being heard. At this time, we don not have a donation for area. We have 10-25 average attendance. we have an addict celebrating 2 years on August 8th.- Thanks Josh M.

Greetings from the clean possibilities group of narcotics anonymous all is well. The doors are opening on time, coffee in the pot, and literature is on the table. The life saving message of NA is being carried. We have no donations to area this month.- Grateful to serve Ryan B.

Greetings from Choose to live group on Narcotics Anonymous, We are now separate from the Monday another chance to live group. Meetings are going well and have been opening and closing on time. We will be placing an order for literature to replenish our stock. Coffee is hot and most importantly the message of NA is being carried. We have an attendance of about 50 addicts. We also have a ten dollar donation for area at this time.- Grateful to serve Jimmy E.

Hello family, Greetings from the Progress Not Perfection group of Narcotics Anonymous. Our doors are opening on time, coffes being made, literature is on the tables and the message is being carried. We have 65 to 75 addicts in attendance each week and we have a $40 donation to area at this time. Grateful to serve Megan C.


OLD BUSINESS

Voting for GTOASC Positions:

ASC Chair:
Tom F: 13
2 abstaining

ASC Vice-Chair:
Nick L: 1
Tony T: 12
2 abstaining

ASC Secretary:
Deeidra G: 12
Nick L: 0
3 abstaining

ASC Treasurer:
Terri M: 13
Nick L: 0
2 abstaining

ASC Treasurer Alt:
Elijah C: 3
Sean H: 10
2 abstaining

RCM:
Nick L: 13
2 abstaining

RCM Alt:
Brittany O: 6
Tom M: 7
2 abstaining

PR Chair:
Ryan D: 13
Deeidra G: 0
2 abstaining

H and I Chair:
Deeidra G: 9
Amber B: 4
2 abstaining


NEW BUSINESS
There was a request made for $300 from activities fund for upcoming picnic.
Motions
Date: July 20, 2014 By: Trust the Process Group Terri M.
Motion: For a Narcotics Anonymous meeting to be added to the GTO Area Schedule a GSR or other representative must be present at 2 consecutive area service meetings and express the desire to be added.
Intent: To have a set standard of how new meetings are added to our schedule.
To be added to section III. Meetings & Voting Procedures, C.Quorum, as #3.

Seconded: ___Deeidra G_____________________ Group/Position ______________________

Back to Groups? Yes / No
-or-
Results of Vote:

# Carrying Group Conscience ____10___ Yes _________ No __6__ Abstain _____ Passed Yes / No
Date: July 20, 2014  By: Activities Subcommittee Chair Tony T.
Motion: To have budget raised from $400 to $500 due to increased food cost and activites fees 
Seconded: ___Ryan D._____________________ Group/Position ______________________

Back to Groups? Yes /No
-or-
Results of Vote:

# Carrying Group Conscience ____13___ Yes _____0____ No __3__ Abstain _____ Passed Yes / No
Date: July 20, 2014 By: Together We Can Homegroup Paul M.
Motion: Requested $22 to go to RCM for reimbursement for regional schedules.

Seconded: _____Josh M.___________________ Group/Position ______________________


Back to Groups? Yes /No
-or-
Results of Vote:

# Carrying Group Conscience ____15___ Yes _____0____ No __1__ Abstain _____ Passed Yes / No


Date: July 20, 2014 Hospitals and Institutions Subcommittee
Motion: Requested money to purchase two H and I handbooks for panel members.
Seconded: _____.___________________ Group/Position ______________________

Back to Groups? Yes /No
-or-
Results of Vote:

# Carrying Group Conscience ____16___ Yes _____0____ No __0__ Abstain _____ Passed Yes / No

Date: July 20, 2014 By: Hospital and Institutions Subcommitte Deeidra G.
Motion: To change time in H and I policy for subcommittee monthly meeting from 7:00 pm to 6:00 pm to allow attending members to attend other NA meetings.

Seconded: _____.___________________ Group/Position ______________________

Back to Groups? Yes /No
-or-
Results of Vote:

# Carrying Group Conscience ____13___ Yes _____0____ No __3__ Abstain _____ Passed Yes / No


Open Forum
James L. - Another Look Homegroup, Cattlesburg, KY requested support for meeting.

Kristin S. - No Pain No Gain Homegroup is in need of keytags and support for the meeting.

Two members of the Small Town Big Recovery Homegroup in Ironton, OH. attended Area and are requesting to be added to GTO area schedule.

Activities Subcommittee requested homegroup donate side dishes for upcoming picnic on September 13th.

Closed with prayer in hug
- Grateful to serve Deeidra G. -