Monday, November 10, 2014

Area Minutes - October 2014

GTO- ASC MINUTES OCTOBER 19, 2014
Twelve concepts- read
Twelve traditions-read

SUNDAY

LIVING IN THE SOLUTION-Y

HOPE WITHOUT DOPE-Y

NO PAIN NO GAIN-Y

MONDAY

ANOTHER CHANCE TO LIVE-N

ANOTHER WAY-Y

TOGETHER WE CAN-Y

TUESDAY

NOT HIGH NOON-Y

CLEAN POSSIBILITIES-Y

HOPE TURNS TO FAITH-Y

WEDNESDAY

PROCESS OF DISCOVERY-N

WOMEN IN NA=Y

PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION-Y

THURSDAY

AGAINST ALL ODDS-Y

SMALL TOWN BIG RECOVERY-N

HOPE THRU SURRENDER -Y

GODS WILL CANDLELIGHT- Y

FREEDOM FROM SELF- Y

FRIDAY

CHOOSE TO LIVE- Y

HIGH ON LIFE- Y

ANOTHER LOOK- Y

CROSSROADS- Y

SATURDAY

SERENITYVILLE- N

TRUST THE PROCESS- Y

OUT OF THE DARKNESS-Y

QUORUM ESTABLISHED 20 of 24 Home groups represented

SEPTEMBER MINUTES READ

GROUP REPORTS


Living in the Solution

Greetings from Living in the Solution,

Our average attendance is about 14 addicts per mtg.  The literature is stocked, the doors are open, & the life saving message is being carried.  We have a $20 donation to area this month.  We are asking for support for the meeting & are always looking for new home group members.

Grateful to Serve,

Matt B


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 35­-45 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 Another Chance to Live group to change language in policy to reflect the need for new meetings to attend one (1) area service committee meeting in order to be added to the schedule. YES on the motion brought by Hope Turns to Faith for the area to add language to policy stating that an area inventory is required each year at the June ASC meeting, as well as language stating that a treasurer’s report should be forthcoming at the January ASC meeting. We are proposing a friendly amendment to the motion brought by Hope Turns to Faith – the friendly amendment would change the month designated for area inventory to the March ASC meeting, since June is such a bad month to get anything done (Father’s Day, campouts, activities, etc.)

Grateful to serve, Jason L.



Together We Can

The Monday Night Meetings Together We Can is going well. The doors are open on time, literature on the table, coffee is hot and the lifesaving message of Narcotics Anonymous is being shared. We have welcomed a new homegroup member Dustin K. At this time we have no donation for area.

Grateful to serve, Wayne M.


Another Way

The Another Way Group of Narcotics Anonymous is doing well.  The life-saving message of Narcotics Anonymous is being shared.  Our attendance is up slightly.  Were grateful for support from the area and continue to ask for support.  We've had an average of around 15 per meeting.  Literature is on the table and the doors are open on time.  

 Grateful to serve,

Sarah K.  


Not High Noon

Greetings from Not High Noon,

Our meeting has been opening regularly with no issues. Coffee, addicts, etc. have been present each week, and the lifesaving message of NA has been carried. We have no donation to Area at this time. We have approximately 20 people attending each meeting,

Grateful to serve, Elijah C.


Clean Possibilities

Greetings from clean possibilities, all is well the doors are opened on time, coffee is being made, literature is on the table, and the lifesaving message of recovery is being shared. Our weekly attendance is around 10-15 a week. We have choose Allyson L. to sponsor to go to convention. We have no donation for area at this time. Grateful to serve, Ryan B,


Hope turns to faith

Saludos from hope turns to faith. The meeting is going well. The doors are being opened on time, the coffee is Caliente', literature is on the table and the life saving message of NA is being carried. We have a weekly average of 65-70 addicts. We would like to welcome Britney to our homegroup. Grateful to serve, Sean H Also DD I'm not sure Britney's last initial or if we have a donation to area this month so you'll have to add that in. That's some Spanish I threw in there since you'll most likely be reading this out loud ;) your welcome. Love ya

Grateful to serve, Sean H



Greetings from Progress not Perfection

Our homegroup is doing well. Attendance is high. We are stocking up on literature and key tags in Ripley. We are sending a member to convention, so we don’t have a donation at this time. We continue with our format out of the living clean book. We have had quite a few celebrations and we have a 9 year celebration on Nov. 5th

Grateful to serve, Erica P.


Against all Odds

Meeting is going well, literature is on the table, the message is being shared. No problems at this time. Rent is paid- Robbie C.


 Hope through Surrender

Greetings from the Hope Through Surrender group. Our rent has been paid for this month, literature is made available, and the message of hope is being shared. We do not have any new home group members to mention of at this time, but we will be having a home group member celebrating 4 years clean on Thursday November 6th. The celebration will be a regular meeting and we will have a cake. We want to invite everyone to come and celebrate this miracle with us!

 Regarding the motions that were tabled to home groups, the Hope Through Surrender group voted unanimously in favor of the motion made by the Against All Odds group to have Area provide 20 schedules to each home group. Our home group voted unanimously to not change policy and have a home group to attend one ASC and be placed on our meeting schedule. Our home group also voted in favor of the motion brought by the Hope Turns to Faith group to change policy and have an annual treasurers report provided in January for the Area Inventory that will take place in June. Three members were for this motion, one member was opposed.

In loving service,

-Hope Through Surrender home group



Gods Will Candlelight

All is well here, the doors are opened on time, coffee is made, literature on the table and the message is being carried. Average meeting attendance is 35. Grateful to serve, Ali S.

Freedom from self

Greetings from the freedom of self group! Things are on the up and up here. We now have 8 homegroup members. Doors are open on time message of recovery is being shared. Average attendance is 49. Sadly we have no money to donate this month. Happy to serve Chris W.


Choose to live

Greetings and salutations from the choose to live group of NA. Our meeting is going well. Meetings have opened and closed on time. We have literature available, hugs and recovery being shared openly and freely in a atmosphere of NA recovery. We have a 30 dollar donation to area. We also have a homegroup member celebrating 1 year on November 7th. Our group conscience decided on abstaining for the policy change to add a new meeting to schedule. And yes to the area inventory motion.

Grateful to be of service, Ryan D



Crossroads

Greetings from the Crossroads meeting of NA, the literature is on the table, the lifesaving message of NA is being shared. There is an average attendance of 15, There is a new homegroup member Paul T, we have no donation to area this month.

Grateful to serve Tony T.


High on life

Greetings from High on Life the homegroup has been open every week with literature on the table, attendance is well with 40-50 addicts in attendance weekly but we could use some support from more experienced members. We have a $20.00 donation to area. We have 3 current active homegroup members and could use help in that aspect.

Grateful to serve, James A.


Another look

Another Look Group is alive and well! We recently opened on Tuesday night 7pm@ Tristate Worship Center 901 Solidia Rd. South Point. We still meet @ 7pm on Friday night in Cattlesburg. We have an addict celebrating 2 years on November 7th.  Our group is asking area fir support in carrying the message in these cities where NA has never had meetings. No donation at this time.  ILS John M.


Out of the Darkness into the light of the Rainbow

Saturday 7pm 619 6th Aveenue This is our second month requesting to be put on the area schedule, the message is being shared no problems to report at this time. Rent paid, literature on the table and new homegroup members Gordon A and Tyler B – Robbie C.


Trust the Process

The group continues to keep the meeting running with all necessities addressed. Average attendance has decreased to approximately 65 which makes the meeting more manageable. The disruptive children issue has improved considerably with a change to the format and and perhaps self- correction. We have two $20 donation to area. We have two new homegroup members  (whose names escape me). We may have a motion regarding adding new meeting of existing groups to the meeting schedule.      Thanks for the opportunity to serve, T the P

TREASURER’S REPORT

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report

10-19-14

Activity recorded 09-21-14 through 10-18-14

Regular Account

Beginning Balance $ 0.00

Income

09-21-14 Living in the Solution $ 10.00

Not High Noon $ 10.00

Clean Possibilities $ 25.00

Progress not Perfection $ 10.00

Trust the Process $ 20.00

Tony T-Activities/Picnic returned $190.00

Total income $265.00

Expenses

09-21-14 Cabell Co Public Lib-Sept ASC ck# 488 $ 15.00

09-21-14 DeeDee G -H&I schedules ck# 489 $ 20.00

09-30-14 Nick L -Region ck # 490 $120.00

09-25-14 Walmart Checks-elec ck for 2 boxes dups $ 26.13

09-25-14 Internal x-fer to Prudent Reserve $ 78.99

09-25-14 Internal x-fer to Public Relations $ 4.88

Total Expenses $265.00

Ending Balance $ 0.00

Public Relations Reserve

Beginning Balance $300.00

Income

09-25-14 Internal x-fer from Reg Acct $ 4.88

Total Income $ 4.88

Expenses

09-21-14 Ryan D –reimburse for Library

Schedules /Lit rack/IP’s - ck# 490 $ 66.65

Total Expenses $ 66.65

Ending Balance $238.23

Prudent Reserve

Beginning Balance $ 21.01

Income Internal x-fer from Reg Acct $ 78.99

Expenses $ 0.00

Total Expenses $ 0.00

Ending Balance $100.00

Activities Reserve



Beginning Balance $500.00

Total Income

09-21-14 Tony T –Halloween Function ck# 491 $500.00

Total Income $ 0.00

Total Expenses $500.00

Ending Balance $ 0.00

As of 10-18-14 the total of all 4 accounts is $ 338.23

Terri M – ASC Treasurer



RCM REPORT  

October RCM report (see attachment)


SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

Attendance: Josh B; Tony T; Nick L; Tom M; Robbie C; Tanner W; Ryan B; Rachel N



12 concepts: Nick L



Secretary was absent again and Rachel N expressed willingness to take the responsibilities.  



Halloween extravaganza itinerary was discussed and is as follows:

5:00 Doors open

5:30-6:30 H&I workshop

Vote for chilli closes at 6:30

6:45-7:45 Dinner and NA auction

Costume voting will close at 9:00p

9:00 speaker Tillman R from Portsmouth

D.J will be there all night 



There was an issue at the facility and we made contact with the main guy at Fairfield east. From now on all events NA wants to have at this facility will cost $75 and we go to him directly. 



We are having an auction so we are asking for donations for that and people may bring a dessert. Literature will be give for prizes of the costume contests. 



Closed with a hug and a prayer

Grateful to serve, Rachel N

PR SUBCOMMITTEE MINUTES

Open serenity prayer



Attendance: Liz H; Kristen A; Ryan D; Elijah C; Nick L; Chris W; Tom M; Tanner W; Richard S; Josh B; Rachel N



12 Traditions: Kristen A

12 concepts: Tanner W



Officer reports:

Schedule day coordinator :Greetings from schedule day coordinator. We are planning on taking schedules to our Wayne county contacts on Monday ct 27th. Im going to get with Elijah C this week to get the letter written for the contacts stating the schedules are online on our website and can be printed from there. Grateful to serve.  Tanner W 

Webservant:10/19/14
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.

There was a request to put the new meeting in South Point (Another Look group) on the schedule, and I haven't yet updated the schedule to include that meeting because of the recent language added to policy requiring two attendances by a group's GSR for any new meeting. An announcement about the new meeting was, however, added to the blog. If you have any questions, please let me know.

-Grateful to serve, Jason L.

Old business

New business: Flyer day coordinator step down from the position due to personal reason. Our group conscience decided to plan a flyer day for November 15 at 1:00pm 10th st enterence to harris riverfront park. We will be covering South Point, Barboursville,  and the East end of Huntington areas. Following will be fellowshipping and pizza. 

White booklets are in for St. Marys. Kristen A will be touching base with our contact there to schedule a visit. 

NA literature and information presentations look great at her place and Erica P will be taking new regional schedules to them. 

Loved ones group was taken in by Nick C and Carrie G due to Ryan D being called out of town. Thank you for showing up and helping on last minute. 

A motion was made to start a new position for loved ones, by Elijah. Seconded by Tanner. Vote was: infavor 7, against 2, obstaining 2. And we discussed what all that position would be responsible for. And that person will need to get literature rack.

Also a motion for schedule holder position was made by Ryan D seconded by Rachel N. Vote was unanimous. This person will hold and keep schedules on hand for h&i, for the home groups and for the schedule day coordinator. 

Liz H was voted in for our new library liaison and Ryan D will go to the marshall drinko library with her to help and discuss her responsibilities. 

PR has a few open positions and ask for support and suggestions. 

Grateful to serve, Rachel N.

H AND I SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT

Attendance: Carrie G, Dee Dee G, James A, Tanner w, Ryan D, Jason P,
Dalmas C,Elijah C, Nate H.

12 Concepts read by Dalmas C.
12 Traditions read by James A.

Reports read.

 Monday Night Presley Ridge H&I
Meetings going good there's approximately 4-6 addicts attending and
they seem to be very grateful we are there. I want to express my
gratitude for allowing me to serve.  Grateful to serve, Dalmas C
 
Hey everyone,
 Riverpark adolescents 3N is doing amazing. Our panel members bring a
 message of hope and freedom while the clients work steps and participate as
 well. There was a situation where two staff members fell asleep during our
 meeting and im not sure what to do about that if its my place to say
 something. I want to let subcommittee know I now have a second job and will
 be working every friday therefore missing sub committee meetings. If this
 needs addressed just let me know thank you.
 Grateful to serve Brittany O

Greetings and TGIF Subcommittee members, happy October! Our Monday night
 boys' 7PM H&I Panel at Pressley Ridge is still truckin'. We are exiting and
 entering together and on time Many of the clients are receptive despite
 distractions created by clients and staff not in attendance. Willingness is
 strong among our members but some can't attend due to ride issues. The
 message of hope is being carried!  In Loving Service, Nick C.

 P.S. I may not make it tonight to the subcommittee meeting as I work until
 6:30, though I'm trying my best to get off early if possible.

The River Park Adult Short Term Unit is going well. Bo V. Has had an
opportunity to move to day shifts so I have been taking the meeting in
each week with the help of Ryan B, Joe M, and David B as of late. Bo
has informed me that with his job change he will have to be of service
at other panels. I just want to thank him for his service. I am able
to attend each week if there is no willingness, but I would love for
someone else to have the opportunity to share the panel with me. I
will be unable to attend subcommittee but I support the subcommittees
decision either way. Grateful to serve, Paul M.

 Friday night Pressley Ridge girls H&I mtg is going well. The facility is trying to help with the previous noise problems. Last time we went in a girl tried to escape so it made it distracting for yhe girls attending but the staff moved us to a quite location. Willingness is good. Grateful to serve. Jenni H

Greetings from pinecrest Saturday. The meeting is going well. The
problem we were having with the doors not being opened on time seems
to have been fixed, thankfully. The willingness from members has been
ok but could always use more willingness. The life saving message of
NA is being carried. Grateful to serve, Sean H

Greetings,
The Thursday evening hni panel at pinecrest is going well. We have
made it in and carried the message successfully each time. I do need
schedules. My cussing is getting better. I had an issue arise Sept 25.
A conflict of interest between a panel member and resident arose. I
addressed it in detail at the hni subcommittee. Otherwise all has been
fantastic. Grateful to serve, Elijah C.

Hello Fellow Drug Addicts,
Things are swell at my Thursday pinecrest meeting. Willingness us
fine. The message is being shared loudly and with overwhelming
enthusiasm. I've personally seen several newcomers attending meetings
their first day out of treatment, getting sponsors and kicking much
ass. Grateful to serve, Nate H.

Old Business:
Motion made by Kristin A for a panel to be taken into St Marys. She
showed willingness to lead said panel.

Motion made to get all information needed to seriously take in the h&I
panel. Elijah C showed willingness to get this information and bring
it to the next subcommittee, then vote.

New Business

Discussed writing apology letter to pinecrest regarding the incident
that happened during Elijah C panel. Dee Dee G is going to write said
letter.

Discussed talking to Teresa about allowing renaissance girls to attend h&I.

Elijah C and another member spoke to staff at St Marys. A panel leader
will be voted on at next subcommittee and the meeting will follow that
Saturday.

We voted unanimously to end the Saturday meeting at pinecrest to make
room for willingness for St Marys.

Not in attendance:
Nick C, Btitany O, Paul M, Jenni H, Sean H.

Grateful to Serve,

RT

 
OLD BUSINESS

Date: September 21, 2014 By: Not High Noon Home group- Brittany O.

Motion: To have Area Inventory- Ad Hoc

For 14

Against 3

Abstained 2

Motion passed



Date: September 21, 2014 By:  Against All Odds Home group-Robbie C.

For area to provide 20 Area schedules to all home groups monthly with the intent to further the message by helping newcomers locate meetings and to go into area policy.

For 14

Against 2

Abstained 3

Motion passed

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


 

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

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 duffers 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



NEW BUSINESS



Date: October 19, 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.



Intent: 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 duffers better and would help the new meeting with its attendance.



ILS Robbie C.

 For 10

Against 7

Abstained 3



Date: October 19, 2014 Hope turns to faith Homegroup- Nick L.

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

For 15

Against 0

Abstained 3

Motion Passed



Date: October 19, 2014 By: Trust the Process

Motion: To allow area webmaster to immediately add new meeting of existing groups to be added to the meeting schedule. without waiting to attend next ASC meeting.

Intent: To allow new meetings of existing groups to be added to the meeting schedule without waiting to attend next ASC meeting.

Seconded: John M.

Back to homegroups



Date: October 19, 2014 By: Another Look

Motion: to implement standing policy subcommittee

Intent: Define standing policy to ensure its needs serve groups and area service. Reference 12th concept.

Seconded: Joe M.

Back to homegroups



Date: October 19, 2014 By: Another Look

Motion: Area to have service workshop for all trusted servants.

Intent: Provide learning for more effective leadership. Reference 4th tradition

Seconded: Joe M.

Back to homegroups



Date: October 19, 2014 By: Gods will Candlelight

Motion: Request for special needs literature to be taken to region.

Intent: to better carry the message to those with special needs.

Seconded: Ryan D.

For 16

Against 0

Abstained 0

Motion passed



OPEN FORUM

Meeting called Making Amends attended ASC to be placed on the area schedule after their second attendance. First Presbyteraian church of Huntington 6th Ave. and 10th St. meeting has been open for 8 years.

Erika discussed informed area about an article from World Service regarding the importance of protecting Narcotics Anonymous literature copyrights

Motion to Adjourn

Closed with Prayer