Saturday, October 11, 2014

Area Minutes - September 2014



GTOASC MINUTES- September 21, 2014

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


HOMEGROUPS IN ATTENDANCE 

19 OF 23 Groups represented

SUNDAY
LIVING IN THE SOLUTION- Y
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- Y

WEDNESDAY
 PROCESS OF DISCOVERY -Y
 WOMEN IN NA- Y
 PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION- Y
 AGAINST ALL ODDS- Y
 SMALL TOWN BIG RECOVERY- N

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

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

SATURDAY
SERENITYVILLE- Y
TRUST THE PROCESS- Y

-Quorum established
19 of 23 Home groups represented


GROUP REPORTS

LIVING IN THE SOLUTION
Greetings from Living in the Solution: The rent is paid, doors are open, & the message is being carried. Our group business meeting was held and we vote in favor of monthly schedules and against an area inventory. We have a $10 donation this month. We are asking for support at our meeting from other members. Grateful to Serve, Scott T 

HOPE WITHOUT DOPE
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 NA message is being carried. We have 50-60 in attendance every Sunday. We have no donation to area this month. Our votes on current motions are as follows: YES on the motion brought by the Not High Noon group to have an Area Inventory Ad Hoc. YES on the motion brought by Against All Odds for the area to provide 20 Regional schedules to all homegroups monthly. - Grateful to serve, Jason L.

NO PAIN NO GAIN
Greetings from No pain no gain,
Everything is going well there has been a shift in trusted servants, however we are moving right along with fulfilling our primary purpose. Attendance is steady 10-15 member per week. We do anticipate an influx as the temps begin to fall. Doors are opened on time, coffee made and literature out. We have a 12 year celebration coming up Oct. 5th Lee C. is coming from the FANA Area to speak. No donation for area at this time. - Grateful to Serve, Kristina R.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO LIVE
Monday noon meeting is going well with12-20 in attendance weekly. No problems to report.
Literature is on the table. Open and close on time.... Wednesday men’s noon meeting. 10- 15 attending literature on table no problems. - Grateful to serve Robbie C.

ANOTHER WAY
The Another Way Group of Narcotics Anonymous is successfully carrying the message of recovery. Coffee is made, literature is on the table, and the doors are open on time. We have 4 home group members and around 12 people in attendance per meeting. We are asking for some support from the area for our home group. We have no donation to area at this time.
Grateful to serve, Sarah K.

TOGETHER WE CAN
The Monday night “Together We Can” group is doing well. The doors are open on time, rent is paid, literature is out, and the lifesaving message of Narcotics Anonymous is being shared. We have a new home group member Hannah B. We have no donation for area at this time. Grateful to serve, Wayne M.

NOT HIGH NOON
Hello all from the not high noon group our average attendance is 17 in a week, we have literature available and the doors are open. We have a $10.00 donation at this time. Motion- NO on area inventory, remove from policy. Grateful to serve : Brittany O.

CLEAN POSSIBILITIES
Greetings from Clean Possibilities. All is well. Meeting is starting on time, coffee is on the pot, literature is on the table, and the lifesaving message of recovery is being shared. Our meeting attendance is around fifteen members a week. We have a 25 dollar donation at this time for area. Grateful to serve, Ryan B.


HOPE TURNS TO FAITH
Ola from hope turns to faith. The meeting is going great, the doors are being opened on time, and the coffee is hot, lit. Is on the table and the lifesaving message of NA is being carried. We have an average attendance of 55-70 addicts a week. Brandon G is our new GSR alt. we will be sponsoring someone to go to convention. We have no donation to area this month,
Grateful to serve, Sean H

PROCESS OF DISCOVERY
Process of Discovery group meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8. The doors are open on time coffee served literature is out and the message of NA recovery is being carried. Grateful to serve Bo V

PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION

Greetings from Progress not Perfection. All is going well. Doors are opened, coffee being made, literature on the tables and message being shared. We have double celebration on Oct 15th and Nick P. will be speaking. We will also be sponsoring an addict to send to the NA Ripley convention in, if interested please see a home group member. We have an average attendance of 55-65 addicts per week and a $10 donation to area at this time. Grateful to serve, Megan C.
 
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Dear members of Area Service, I am representing the Wednesday noon meeting against all Odds. Our group consists of recovered men in the area joining together for one purpose and that is to stay clean! September 10th 2014 we had a successful luncheon to reach back and continue unity. The attendance is anywhere between 10-20 guys. Literature is always available and is placed on the tables. I am happy to report that there aren’t any known issues. On behalf of against all odds men’s group I am Rufus. Thank you for your time and support, Rufus
 
HOPE THROUGH SURRENDER
All is well with the Hope through Surrender group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open on time, coffee is in the pot, literature is on the table, and most importantly the message of recovery is being shared. We average about 10 to 15 people per week.
Grateful to serve, Tasha W.

GOD'S WILL CANDLELIGHT
All is well here, coffee is made, doors are opened on time, literature is on the table and the message is being carried. Average meeting attendance is 30-40. Ali S. has been elected as GSR. We would like to thank Scott M. for coming out and sharing his experience, strength and hope. Grateful to serve, Ali S.

FREEDOM FROM SELF
Greetings and salutations from the freedom from self-group!!! Doors have been opening on time and the lifesaving message of coffee and Narcotics Anonymous has been brewing. Chris W. has been elected to GSR. Average attendance of our meeting is 35. We have no $ to donate this month, and will be voting no to the schedule motion and a yes to the ad hoc. Also we are in desperate need of at least one more committed home group member. Happy to serve Chris W.
 
CROSSROADS
Greetings from the Crossroads home group of NA. We would like to announce that the meeting will be moving on Friday the 26th to the Fairfield east on 8th avenue. and 28th street. 12:30p our average attendance is 20-25. We have no donation at this time to area. We need help with home group members. In favor of area inventory, yes on schedule motion. Grateful to serve Josh M.

HIGH ON LIFE
Greetings from the high on life group of Narcotics Anonymous. The meetings are opening on time, the literature is on the tables, message of Narcotics Anonymous is being shared. Our average attendance is 20-25 a week. We have a new homegroup member Jason N. We have recently purchased literature therefore we have no donation to area at this time. Grateful to serve, Andrea W

ANOTHER LOOK
Greetings from another look group of narcotics anonymous. doors are open on time, coffees hot, cookies are fresh, literature is available and the lifesaving message of NA is being offered. We have moved the meeting time from 6 to 630 and are still meeting at the Southside Nazarene church in Catlettsburg, Ky we 3 members in regular attendance and we really could use support. we have no donations to area this month. Grateful to serve James L

SERENITYVILLE
Our meeting is going well and is reaching the newcomer. Doors are open, literature is stocked, rent is current, and the area’s best coffee and homemade donuts are plentiful. Our primary purpose is carrying the message to the still suffering addict, welcoming the newcomer and creating an atmosphere of recovery. We recently had a member celebrate 27years. We are planning another member’s 7yr. celebration on Oct. 18th. As always we celebrate anniversaries with Breakfast 45 minutes before the meeting. All are welcome to join us Saturday AM. Gratefully Scott M

TRUST THE PROCESS
Our meeting continues to be well attended averaging 70 addicts. Our everyday needs are met and the rent is paid. We continue to ponder efforts to address the disruptive children issue. We welcome ideas (other than patience) on how to more effectively address it. We need members and we’d love to have you keep bringing the powerful message that you have. We have a $20 donation to area. Thanks for the opportunity to serve, Joe M


TREASURER’S REPORT

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report, September 21st
Activity recorded 08-17-14 through 09-20-14

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Regular Account
Beginning Balance $ 83.41

Income
08-17-14 Living in the Solution $ 60.00
Hope through Surrender $ 20.00
Progress Not Perfection $ 40.00
Together We Can $ 40.00
Total income $160.00

Expenses
08-17-14 Internal transfer to Public Relations $117.65
08-18-14 Cabell Co Public Lib-Aug ASC ck# 487 $ 15.00
07-21-14 Tom M check card for region July $ 19.05
08-17-14 Internal transfer to Activities $ 91.71
Total Expenses $243.41

Ending Balance $ 0.00


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Public Relations Reserve
Beginning Balance $300.00

Income
08-17-14 Internal transfer from Regular Acct. $117.65
Total Income $117.65

Expenses
08-17-14 Ryan D check# 484-Lit Rack Library $ 66.65
08-17-14 Ryan D check# 485-Schedules $ 18.00
08-17-14 Ryan D check# 486-Lit Rack & IP’s Library $ 33.00
Total Expenses $117.65

Ending Balance $300.00


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Prudent Reserve
Beginning Balance $100.00

Income 
$0.00
Total Income $0.00

Expenses
08-17-14 Internal transfer to Activities $ 8.29
08-19-14 NAWS check card for keytags $ 70.70
(Small Town, Big Recovery)
Total Expenses $ 78.99

Ending Balance $ 21.01


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Activities Reserve
Beginning Balance $400.00

Income
08-17-14 Internal transfer from Regular Acct. $ 91.71
08-17-14 Internal transfer from Prudent Reserve $ 8.29
Total Income $100.00

Expenses
$0.00

Total Expenses $0.00

Ending Balance $500.00


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 As of 09-20-14 the total of all 4 accounts is $ 821.01

Terri M – ASC Treasurer


RCM REPORT

Greetings to all, There are quite a few things going on in the Mountaineer Region worth mentioning. First of all, the next RSC (Regional Service Committee) will be held on October 4th at Cedar Lakes starting at noon. We would like to ask the area for $120 to send both the
RCM and RCM alt. Here is a list of things taking place throughout the region:

• The PR/Phone line/H&I workgroup requested to hold a combined PR/Phone line/H&I and web
servant subcommittee on a trial basis for one year. The intent being: to see how it works out. This motion was tabled back to the Areas.
 
• On September 27th experience on: home groups, sponsorship, and service commitments.
 
• This is concerning the upcoming fall convention. There will be two topic discussions meetings added to the Friday agenda, and six topic discussion meetings added to the Saturday agenda.

• We are growing as a fellowship and reaching areas where NA hasn’t had much of a foothold before! Narcotics Anonymous is now recognized in Afghanistan and they also have a Regional Service Committee there as well.
 
• There was a motion made at the last RSC for the region to purchase a blanket insurance policy which would cover all the meeting in the Mountaineer region, both conventions, and the RSC meetings held every quarter. The motion passed so we will be implementing this blanket policy. It was also decided that the insurance policy will have a $6,000 cap that’s not to be exceeded. The intent for the motion is to cover our asses.

• The minutes from the last RSC have been added to the mrscna.org website. I would
like to encourage all of those who are interested to check them out in case there was something that I may have missed in my reports since then. I want to extend a humble and heartfelt “Thank you” for entrusting me to be our Areas representative. - Thanks for the opportunity to serve - Nick L., GTO RCM

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

WE OPENED WITH PRAYER

12 TRADITIONS AND 12 CONCEPTS OF NA WERE READ

ATTENDANCE: TONY T, TANNER W, SCOTT W, NICK L, RUFUS, ROBBIE C, RACHEL N, LIZ, HANNA, RYAN B, STEVEN J, ANDREA W.

OLD BUSINESS:
WE DISCUSSED THE COOKOUT AT ROTARY PARK, WE HAD A GREAT ATTENDANCE AROUND 125 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. WE ALSO DISCUSSED HOW WELL THE HOME GROUPS PARTICIPATED WITH THE SIDE DISHES AND DESSERTS FOR THE COOKOUT. THE H & I WORKSHOP WAS WELL ATTENDED. AND OUR OWN TOM F. DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE MUSIC. THANKS TOM. IT WAS UNFORTUNATE WE DID NOT RECOUP THE ALLOTTED MONEY THAT WAS GIVEN TO THE ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE. HERE IS THE BREAK DOWN OF SPENDING:

RENT FOR ROTARY PARK: $50.00
MEAT: $109.19
BUNS: $27.98
WALMART: $26.77
WALMART:$9.47
ICE: $6.00
DJ: $50.00
MIS: $15.00
TOTAL SPENT: $294.41

WITH THE $5.59 THAT WAS LEFT AND THE MONEY WE RAISED WITH THE CAKE RAFFLE AND 50/50 WE RETURNED $190.00 TO AREA.

NEW BUSINESS:
WE DISCUSSED THE UPCOMING HALLOWEEN EVENT, IT WILL BE HELD AT FAIR FIELD EAST ON OCTOBER 25, 2014, THERE WILL BE A SPEAKER, H & I WORK SHOP, LIVE DJ, COSTUME CONTEST, CHILLI COOKOFF, WE DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON A $3.00 DONATION AT THE DOOR BUT NO ADDICT TURNED AWAY TO HELP RECOUP SOME OF THE MONEY'S THAT WILL BE SPENT, WE ALSO DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON HAVING T-SHIRTS PRINTED AND SOLD AT THE FUNCTION. BOTH PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. 12 OUT OF 12 THAT WERE PRESENT AT SUBCOMMITTEE. WE ALSO DISCUSSED MAKING A MOTION TO AREA FOR THE FUNDS TO HAVE THE HALLOWEEN FUNCTION. IT WAS ALSO BROUGHT UP THAT WE ASK FOR DESSERTS FROM HOME GROUPS.
WE CLOSED WITH PRAYER,
GRATEFUL TO SERVE TONY T 

PR SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES 

September 21, 2014

Traditions read 

Attendance- Ryan D, Elijah C, Tanner W, Rachel N, Jason L, Josh M,
Concepts read Robbie C, Steven S, Liz, Nick L, Hannah, Scott M

Officer Reports

Schedule Coordinator
Greetings from the schedule day coordinator. Schedules went out to our Wayne contacts at the end of last month and we were able to add 2 more places to the list for there also schedules went out to our Huntington contacts last week. Eli and I had discussed typing up a letter stating That updated schedules could be found on our website because it seems that with some of the contacts that they haven’t gotten that message yet from the people we are leaving the schedules with. Other than that things went great. - Grateful to serve, Tanner W

Webservat
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. Any upcoming announcements, activities, or meeting changes should be emailed to gtowebservant@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please let me know. The logo on the print version of the area schedule has been fixed and should now print without pixelation. - Grateful to serve, Jason L.

Flyer Day Coordinator
Unfortunately the flyer day had to be cancelled and has yet to be rescheduled. I will get with others asap to schedule next event. - Grateful to serve. Steven S

Library Liaison
Hey PR Family, Library materials for Barboursville and Cabell County were received from
world services, and the 8 pocket literature rack and IP’s put up and Barboursville Library to the left of the checkout counter. The location seems to be beneficial to reaching potential members and it was very generous of the Library to give our fellowship this location. The 16 pocket rack that needed refilled at Cabell County is now fully loaded. We are going to look to Wayne county and Guyandotte to make contacts and discuss what literature could benefit in those facilities.
Grateful to be of service. Ryan D 

Communications Follow-up Specialist 
Greetings from communications. Cabell county contacts were called and we are in good standing with them all. A day for schedule distribution was set and our contacts were looking forward to seeing us this month. We will be adding a new contact to Cabell County at Northcott court.

Old Business
Contact Bateman and Psych unit at ST Marys. About literature and contacts for PR Next loved ones group aug 16 Barnett center Stephanie requested 20 schedules, dropped off by Ryan D website logo was voted and updated on.

New Business
Contacts received for Bateman, Scarlett meadows chairperson of MICA 304 525-7801 ext 269 Eli C and Chris W made contact with St Mary’s report follows: Psych Therapist/Treatment team member. She is a valuable contact whose involvement with us reaches further than PR alone. Her occupation puts her in direct contact with addicts and she believes strongly In the NA way of recovery, hence, she sought us out for help. St Mary’s psych unit has no help for addiction recovery past psych/ medical treatment. Our involvement and assistance to St Mary’s is pertinent to our primary purpose. Vicki has requested our help and the most effective way we can do so is to provide her literature other than IP’s and schedules, with a large amount of white booklets, 1 basic text, 1 it works how and why, and 1 step working guide. Grateful to serve Elijah C 

it was discussed and decided that our best solution to reach potential newcomers and ultimately members in the psych unit, was for PR to provide 50 white booklets to Vicki and help her locate basic text and other literature, motion for area to provide 37.50 plus 5 shipping for a total of 42.50 for 50 white booklets for St Mary’s Psych Unit. The next loved ones group has been set with contact: cary for Oct 14thto share in a Loved one’s group please contact Ryan D. 

Jason L reported Another Chance to live requested a new meeting be put on schedule in a different location. PR subcommittee discussed and voted to not add because of new policy changes as of last month, to be further discussed at ASC. Contact for Bus Signs received from Tom M. – Jennifer Woodall 304 529-6094

Nick L brought flyer for VA Homeless Veterans Stand Down September 11th the next year’s event. Grateful to serve, Rachel N.

Scott M brought up that the Herald dispatch meeting schedule is outdated. PR to attempt contact and supply new info per website. Grateful for opportunity to serve, Rachel N and Ryan D

Rebecca Nurse Manager unit 4 Substance abuse unit ext. 294- Eli, Tanner and Ryan to make contact with facility to build relationship.

Public relations met with a new contact at St Mary’s psych unit. The contact is Vicki-Kelly Moore.


OLD BUSINESS

ASC Subcommittee Motions

Date: August 17, 2014 By: PR Subcommittee Chair- Ryan D.

Motion: PR motion to purchase literature rack 300 IPs and 25 white booklets approximate total of 99.65. For Barboursville library and restock of Cabell county library.
PR motion $18.00 to reimburse for purchase of 300 area schedules for upcoming schedule day 8-21-14.
Seconded by______?
For 15
Against 0
Abstained 4
Back to Groups? Yes/ No
Motion passed

Date: August 17, 2014 By: Activities Subcommittee Chair- Tony T.

Motion:Activities Chair request funds for upcoming Halloween Party for facility rental.
Second by Erika P
For 18
Against 0
Abstained 1
Back to Groups? Yes/ No
Motion passed

ASC Home group Motions

Date: August 17, 2014 By: Against All Odds Home group-Robbie C.

For area to provide 20 Regional schedules to all home groups monthly with the intent to further the message by helping newcomers locate meetings and to go into area policy.
Seconded: Tony T. Group/Position ______________________
For 18
Against 0
Abstained 1
Back to Groups? Yes /No

Date: August 17, 2014 By: Not High Noon Home group- Brittany O.

Motion: To have Area Inventory- Ad Hoc
Seconded: Deeidra G.
For 13
Against 0
Abstained 6
Back to Groups? Yes/ No

Date: August 17, 2014 By: Against All Odds Home group- Robbie C.
Motion: Request Area purchase key-tags for new group Small Town Big Recovery.
Second by : Joe M.
For 16
Against 0
Abstained O
Motion Passed

OPEN FORUM
Terri M. discussed new IP from world called An introduction to NA meeting which is now available.


NEW BUSINESS

Subcommittee Motions

Date: September 21, 2014 H and I Subcommittee- Deeidra G.
Motion for $20 to purchase regional schedules for panel members.
For 19
Against 0
Abstained 0

Date: September 21, 2014 Activities Subcommittee-Tony T.
Motion: Activities motion for money for the Halloween Party
For 17
Against 0
Abstained 2
Motion Passed

Date: September 21, 2014 PR subcommittee- Ryan D.
Motion: reimbursement for 150 meeting schedules and 50 white booklets
For 14
Against 0
Abstained 5
Motion Passed

Homegroup Motions

Date: September 21, 2014 By: Another Chance to live-Robbie C.
Motion: We would like to bring to the floor for policy change. The new policy to have new meeting before being put on Area Schedule to be changed to one time. Show up and be put on.
Reason: This policy goes against our primary purpose of carrying the message and seems to govern over scheduling. This policy change would help us carry the message to the addict who still suffers better and would help the new meeting with its attendance. - ILS Robbie C.
For 12
Against 0
Abstained 7
Back to home group Yes

Date: September 21, 2014 By: Hope turns to faith- Nick L.
Motion: III Meetings and Voting procedures
E. Special Meetings and Workshops
1. An area inventory will be conducted at the June ASC meeting and an annual treasurer report to be completed in January, to show how much money our Area spent on PR events, Activities, etc. Amend the policy
Intent: to be more prepared for our annual inventory
Second by Joe M.
Back to home groups Yes


OPEN FORUM

Hope turns to faith home group will be paying to send a newcomer to convention.
A new meeting showed up and requested to be put on schedule. The meeting name is "Out of the Dark and into the Light of the Rainbow." 619 6th. Av.7pm Saturdays.
 
Motion to adjourn
Meeting closed with prayer