Sunday, December 13, 2015

GTO Area New Year's Eve Party - 7pm, Thursday, 12/31/15



Ring in 2016 at the GTO Area NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY at The Barnett Center, Hal Greer Blvd. and 10th Ave., Huntington, WV.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with the God's Will Candlelight Meeting, featuring a special speaker, Noah B., from the Grassroots Area. Immediately following, the party begins!

Activities include ...
• Telephone Hotline Workshop by Wes R.
• Finger foods and drinks
• 50/50 raffle
• Our very own DJ, Tom F.
• Dancing
• Merry-making... Lots of merry-making.

* A special Party Pack of New Year's goodies will be for sale for $3.00. It includes party favors (noisemakers, confetti, party hats, etc.) to welcome 2016.

* If you can, please bring festive foods or desserts to share.

Start your new year partying with other recovering addicts -- CLEAN.

Area Minutes - November 2015

GTOASCNA November 22nd 2015

1.) Opened with Prayer


2.) 12 Traditions read by Nick C

12 Concepts read by Brian C

3.) October minutes read by Ryan D

Bruce A motion to approve, 2nd by Joe M




Homegroups in Attendance

Sunday
Living in the Solution –Y A GSR- Brian C
Hope without Dope-Y A GSR-Liz H
No Pain No Gain-Y A GSR- Brad D

Monday
Another Chance to Live- Y A GSR Bruce A
Another Way- N I
Together We Can- Y A GSR Cassandra C
Honest Recovery (also meets Fridays)-Y A GSR- Mike

Tuesday
Not High Noon-Y A GSR Josh A
Clean Possibilities- N I
Hope Turns to Faith-Y A GSR JImmy
Another Look-Y A GSR John M
We do Recover-N I
A new Day-Y A GSR- Jason C

Wednesday
Progress Not Perfection-Y A GSR- Nick C
Against All Odds-Y A- GSR- Andrew D
Do or Die-(also meet Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) Y A GSR- Kenny K—added Monday 7-8 pm

Thursday
Hope through Surrender-Y A GSR Arinn B
Gods Will Candlelight-Y A GSR- Tom F removed from schedule FREEDOM FROM SELF (MEETING HAS CLOSED)

Friday
Daily Reprieve-N A
Choose to Live-Y A GSR-DJ B
High on life-N A

Saturday
Serentyville- N I
Trust the Process-Y A GSR- Joe M
Out of the Darkness-Y A GSR – Robbie C
Making Amends-N I

** Y-yes to attendance N-no to attendance/A-active group in quorum I-Inactive group in quorum/ name is indicative of reporting GSR for each group

18 groups of 20 active groups and 25 total groups in attendance – Quorum established

 

4.) Treasurer's Report

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report 11-22-2015

Activity recorded 10-17-2015 through 11-21-2015

Regular Account

Beginning Balance $525.00

Income
10-18-15 Living in the Solution $30.00
10-18-15 Hope Through Surrender $20.00
10-18-15 Another Chance to Live $21.00
11-20-15 Int. Xfer from Activities Reserve $53.01
Total Income $124.01

Expenses
11-13-15 City of Hunt. Fo. Act. Rent Sep-Nov. Ck. 553 $60.00
11-13-15 Void Ck. 554 $0.00
11-13-15 City of Hunt. Fo. H&I Nov-Dec. Ck. 555 $40.00
11-16-15 P.O. Box Rent and Unlock (Credit Card) $62.00
11-18-15 City of Hunt Fo. Lit. Stock. Rent Nov. Ck. 556 $20.00
11-20-15 Int Xfer to PR Reserve $10.00
Total Expense $192.00

Ending Balance $457.01

Public Relations Reserve

Beginning Balance $300.00


Income
11-20-15 Internal X-fer from Reg Acct $10.00
 


Expenses
10-18-15 Rachel N. Schedules/Flyers Ck. 552 $10.00
Total Expenses $10.00 


Ending Balance $300.00

Prudent Reserve

Beginning Balance $100.00

Ending Balance $100.00

Activities Reserve

Beginning Balance $133.01

Expenses
10-18-15 Tom F. Activities Coffee Pot Ck. 551 $130.00
11-20-15 Int. Xfer to Reg. Account $53.01
Total Expenses $183.01

Income
10-18-15 Return From Halloween Function $550.00
Total Income $550.00

Ending Balance $500.00 --------------------

As of 11-21-15 the total of all 4 accounts is $1,357.01
Nick L. – ASC Treasurer


5.) RCM Report

H&I: The committee would like for area H&I subcommittees to know that a printable version of the Institutional Group Guide is available for download on na.org. This guide can be used to aid clients and inmates who wish to form an NA group within their facilities.

The committee is currently doing research to generate a list of all jails and prisons within our region, in order to create a point of contact within each facility. This will better allow the committee to serve the needs of clients and inmates. The committee asks that each area make a list of all jails and prisons located within their respective areas and submit it to the MRSCNA H&I Chairperson. This will help to create a point of contact with any facilities which may have been overlooked by the committee.

Phoneline:
The committee is creating an updated list of people who are eligible to receive calls on the region’s hotline. Please contact the subcommittee if you know of someone on the list who either relapses or is no longer a member.

PR: The Webservant is sending out each area’s meeting info that is listed on naws.org. It needs to be updated, so please check the listing for accuracy, as well as contacting any homegroups within an area who are not listed on naws.org. If such a homegroup grants permission, the region’s Webservant is willing to update the info with World Services on behalf of said homegroup. It is each homegroup’s decision whether or not to be listed on the NAWS website, however, this is the listing which many out-of-towners use to locate meetings when traveling or moving to a new area. Also, if your homegroup makes any changes such as relocating, adopting a new format, etc., please update the info with NAWS. Any homegroup may, again, send this new info via the MRSCNA Webservant, or update with NAWS itself.

The billboard is currently in downtown Beckley, WV, in a visible location. It may eventually move to another area, but due to being in a prime location, it will remain where it is for another twelve weeks. A willing member is currently researching the cost of purchasing billboards in other areas.

Schedules to be distributed to GTO’s H&I Subcommittee, as done each quarter, will be delivered at the Fall Convention.

Other News:
The NANA area will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving It Away event on November 21, 2015 from 6-10p.m. There will be a speaker, an NA auction, food, and fellowship. Please bring drinks, ice, desert, side dishes, or any items you can donate to the auction. This event will be located at 5320 Frontier Dr. in Crosslanes, WV.

The RSC decided to pay $225, as well as send a thank-you letter to the photographer, due to the misunderstanding from the Spring Convention in 2015. The intent is to end this long-standing relationship on good terms, in a professional manner, as well as protect the integrity of our fellowship.

I regret to report that I will no longer be able to fulfill my duties as GTO’s RCM. Although it is not a very demanding position, attending the regional and area subcommittee meetings has clashed with other areas of my life each month. I tried to hang in there, hoping that everything would eventually smooth out, but my life has continued to become more and more hectic over the last few months and is expected to continue for a while. It would not be fair to the committee for me to remain in my position, only to later end up having to resign. I am passing this message along now, in hopes that word will spread to other members who have willingness, in time for someone to be ready to step up at the next MRSCNA committee meeting in January. I deeply regret this decision, as I am not generally one to fail to follow through on my commitments. I understand that it may be tough, due to having to simultaneously fulfill the RCM Alt position and I apologize for the inconvenience this has posed. I am grateful for the opportunity to have served and look forward to being more involved at a later time.

*AMENDMENT* Due to my failure to include this report last month as an attachment in my email to the secretary, I am willing to attend the next RSC in January as GTO’s RCM. This will give our area plenty of time to find my replacement prior to the following RSC. However, I will not be attending our Area Service Committee anytime soon. I will just send my report to the secretary via email. If GTO has any business for me to take to RSC, just send it to me in a Word document. Whether or not the committee is interested in doing it this way for the month of January, or if my replacement is appointed by that time, just let me know. If I do not hear from you, I will assume you have made other arrangements, therefore will not attend RSC in January.

Good luck with your future service efforts, Tom M.

Per Policy, ASC Chair appointed Tom F to temporarily fill position until officer is chosen per proper procedure,

HOMEGROUPS!!! Bring nominations for RCM and RCM alt- the following is from policy regarding the duties and recommended requirements for RCM and RCM alt position:

RCM & RCM-Alternate

A Regional Committee Member (RCM) is to an ASC what a GSR is to a group. As the representative of the area, the RCM speaks to the Regional committee on behalf of the members and groups the area service committee. The primary responsibility of an RCM is to work for the good of NA, providing two-way communication between the area and the rest of NA, particularly neighboring ASCs. They represent the group conscience of an ASC at a regional level and provide the area with the agenda for the RSC at least ten (10) days before the RSC meets. An RCM attends all regional service committee meetings and takes part in any decisions which affect the region, speaking as the voice of the ASC's group conscience. An RCM may serve on one or more of its ASC or RSC committees.

The office of RCM also parallels that of GSR in that it is a two (2) year commitment. The first year of service is spent as an RCM-Alternate, becoming familiar with the job, attending all ASC and RSC meetings, and filling in for the RCM if he/she is absent. If for any reason the RCM is unable to complete the full term, the RCM-Alternate assumes the office of RCM for the remainder of the two-year commitment. A special election shall be held to elect a new RCM-Alternate to serve the remainder of that two-year term, followed by the one-year term as RCM. An RCM must be able to work for the common good, placing principles before personalities at all times. Therefore, in addition to the regular qualifications for GSRs, it is recommended that nominees to the post of RCM also have:

a. Suggested minimum of three (3) years continuous abstinence from all drugs, and working knowledge of NA steps and tradtions.

b. One (1) year service experience as a GSR.

c. The willingness to give the time and resources necessary for the job.

d. To submit a monthly, written report to the ASC.


BRING NOMINATIONS TO DECEMBER ASC!!!


6.) Subcommittee Reports

H&I Subcommittee Report from 11/13/2015

Opened with prayer. Read 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts.

Panel leaders’ reports read:

Greetings from Riverpark Short term. Meetings are opening and closing on time, willingness is fine and a message of hope is being shared. No concerns at this time, grateful to serve, April P.

Greetings from River park longterm. The meetings is going great. We are starting and ending on time. The staff has done better getting clients to the meeting by 7pm. Willingness has been pretty awesome. The message of narcotics anonymous is being cheerfully shared. I apologize for not being able to make it to subcommittee due to a work engagement, but I will see you guys next month. I do have a nomination for river park longterm Christa S. I also would like to nominate Janice E. For river park adult Mon panel Always grateful to serve Deedee B.

The meeting is going well. The census of the facility has been low so there have not been many attending, but the message is being carried. Grateful to serve, Paul M.

Hello Family! I believe we have been able to carry a clear message of recovery into Pinecrest, and we’re grateful to the members who continue to suit up and show up to assist in carrying that message. The staff have seemingly improved their efforts in making sure we get into the facility with enough time to prepare for the meeting. Small improvements are better than no improvements!

With that being said, I believe there are a few things that we may need to address. First off, I believe I may have made a mistake in one of the previous H&I presentations. I think I brought a member in who didn’t have the required clean time to observe, as outlined in our H&I policy. This member had 40 days clean, but I couldn’t remember if it was: 30 days to observe and 60 days to share, or 60 days to observe and 90 days to share. Either way, if a mistake was made on my part by doing this, I want to own up to it and admit to my wrongdoing.

The final thing I would like to address, is that there have been some changes to the clients that attend our H&I presentations. The presentation consists of all male clients on Thursdays. This was a change that I was not aware of, and I had asked two females to be panel members that evening. The one that was able to share, spoke to me about how uncomfortable she was sharing in a room full of men. It seems that we are now presented with an all-male H&I meeting at Pinecrest. No mention has been made as to whether or not a female panel will be made available in the near future. While the facility has the freedom to operate as they see fit, I would like to suggest that we meet regularly with all the facilities and establish better communication with them. I hope I didn’t come across as overly critical or irritated in my report! Thank you for your understanding and support!
In Loving Service, -Nick L.

Hey guys willingness is great, the facility has been all males for 3 weeks and they didn't unlock the door or bring anyone to us on November 5th. I do not have willingness for any panels this go around. Kristen S has willingness for long term Riverpark and pinecrest and Brandon g has willingness for pinecrest. Please nominate in my absence.
your trusted panel leader Ryan D

Hey guys, I am out of town for work. I am at stonewall as a chaperone for a state teen conference. Just wanted to send you my report, I apologize it is late, I was busy and completely forgot. Anyway, things are going well at the tuesday night St. Mary's panel. We have started as close to on time as the facility allows, due to visitation ending and other facility issues. We have arrived each time at 7. Willingness is ok and a message of hope and recovery through NA is being shared. Participation has been low, with only 2 to 3 clients at each meeting the last month. In need of current schedules and more white booklets if possible. Grateful to serve, Cassie C.

Old Business:
Successfully compiled list of points of contact and their phone numbers. Decided in the coming month to contact them all to touch base.
Decided to have H&I Workshop at Halloween Event.
Discussed taking a panel into the Western Regional Jail men's side. Ryan D. said he would make applications for facility available.
Discussed taking panel into Recovery Pointe, decided not to in light of upcoming panel leader nominations at next month's Subcommittee on 11/13/2015.
Closed with prayer.

New Business:
Discussed Pinecrest and option to take a new panel in for women since both Thursday panels there are men only for the time being. Two attempts were made to reach our contact there, Teresa Jackson. Two voicemails were left with no response back. Also discussed possibility of taking a meeting in for Renaissance women in the future. Agreed to follow up with Teresa Jackson to gain clarity and ensure relationship with facility is going smooth.

Agreed to have our next H&I Workshop on 12/04/2015 at 6PM at the Barnett Center.

Voted 13 for 0 against and 3 abstain to elect Tanner as the interim Secretary to replace Ryan B.

Agreed to take a panel into Recovery Pointe every other Thursday effective immediately. Panels every other Thursday at 8PM, starting 11/18/2015. Nick C. to lead panel until elections next month. Agreed to call contact for Recovery Pointe, Seth, and advise.

Took new Panel Leader nominations as follows:

Monday River Park Adult (2 leaders): Janice E., Josh B., Rachel N.

Tuesday St. Mary’s (2 leaders): Robbie C., Nate H.

Tuesday The Farm (1 leader): Nick C., Nick L., Sal C.

Wednesday Riverpark Short Term (1 leader): Terri M., Nick L.

Wednesday Riverpark Long Term (2 leaders): Christa S., Kristen S.

Thursday Pinecrest (2 male leaders): Miles, Dalmas C., Brandon G.

Thursday Recovery Pointe (1 leader): Nick C., Sal C.

Next Subcommittee 12/11/2015 at 6PM at the Barnett Center.

Closed with prayer.

PR Subcommittee

Greetings from the PR Sub-Committee.

The PR subcommittee met this month and has collectively reviewed our last months endeavors. We carried out a schedule day with success, meeting with our contacts and continuance of ongoing relationships with the public. We also had a great flyer day with 15 members showing up to help out. On flyer day we carried our message with no issues. Also, a few of us ended up making a few new contacts to add to our constantly growing list. This month PR has elected a plan to further carry the message as well as establish greater rapport with the community and be a resource to the community. The needle exchange is now in our network, and we have made a face to face contact with the director of nursing of the CHHD. They would like us to supply them with literature to provide still sick and suffering addicts who come to the successful needle exchange. A comprehensive report of that endeavor is provided in detail separately from this report. We have also decided to refill the PR inventory box which has been depleted over the last year. A report is also available including all details for this order. Third, we have made contact with Lily’s Place, a treatment center for babies born addicted to drugs and a resource for those mothers. We intend to provision them with literature as well, and a report is provided. We have planned our next schedule day for December 17th to make a face to face visit with our new contacts in Huntington, as well as meet with some existing contacts. Our next flyer day is planned for December 12th and we will be raching out to the Barboursville area and beyond to the borders of the county. We have provisioned Cabell County I&R with an informational sheet providing up to date meeting info, links to area, regional, and world websites, as well as our hotline number. That info sheet is provided as well. We also drafted a letter this month to be sent to Wayne county contacts via postal service and email. We are requesting funding for all literature and supplies as needed, as that price exceeds the PR reserve fund. We in PR are enthusiastic about carrying the message, making ourselves available to the public, and being a resource to the community as well as maintaining a strong social network with the community. We are thankful and grateful to be a part of the GTO area and look forward to continuing our service.

Grateful to serve, Elijah C., PR Chair


Activities Subcommittee

We met at 6pm on the 20th at the Barnett Center. We discussed having a New Years eve function. We are planning a blow out that will start with the Thursday Night Gods Will meeting and a workshop, fun food and fellowship through the New Year. Having our own New Years eve function will help keep our members off the roads traveling on the holiday and promote unity in our area. So at this time we are requesting 300 of our reserve to do this. We will meet one more time before the function to finalize the event. Please come out and help support the activities committee and we have received our coffee pot! ILS Robbie C


Policy Subcommittee

11/22/2015
In attendance: Bruce A., John M., Nick L., Josh B., Jason C., Brian C.
12 Traditions Read 12 Concepts Read

OLD BUSINESS
Review of Policy Document

NEW BUSINESS
Election of Secretary – Brian C.
Discussion of the priorities of the subcommittee:

1) How to proceed

     A) Focus on the changes already approved by the home groups.

     B) Review and submit the entire document to the home groups for a single vote.

2) How to submit these changes to the ASC.

Subcommittee worked on Section III, C of the Policy Document.

CLOSED WITH PRAYER


Literature Subcommittee

Everyone had a chance to read over the drawn up policy and as a group we discussed and amended some changes and fixed some of the wording.

He discussed an order expeditor. Deciding some of the responsibilities that position will include. Start with one person for the position if we feel it is too much for one person we decide to add another expeditor.

Voted on clean time requirements and discussed for position.

November and May will be reelection and we will be taking nominations for the position. Subcommittee members will be a 6 months commitment. And chair person will be year commitment.

Also discussed and came to a reasonable agreement with our first motion for the budget for this quarter.

Positions voted were as follow:

Vice chair: Amber F
Secretary : Liz H
Order expeditor: Maggie S

Grateful to serve, Rachel N

(please see attachment in email with ASC minutes for literature guidelines)


7.) Home group Reports

Greetings from the Living in the Solution Home Group. Our recovery meeting is taking place every week as scheduled. We have free literature and literature for sale at NAWS cost. Coffee is available and the message is being carried. Our average meeting attendance is 22. We do not have a donation for the ASC this month as we decided instead to send a $50 donation directly to the MRSCNA. Our HG is also seeking a new meeting location as access to the facility has and can be an issue. A lack of access during periods of inclement weather and too much access during events being held near the AD Lewis Center with people entering the building who should not and at times refusing to leave when we are attempting to secure the facility following the meeting.
Grateful to Serve, Living in the Solution Home Group

Greeting from No Pain No Gain. All is well this month, the doors are opening on time and the meeting is beginning and ending on time. Theres literature on the table and the coffee is hot! We average about 20 addicts a week. We have no donation for area at this time. Also we are having a speaker Tonight, Ryan D will be sharing his experience strength and hope at 7pm at campus Christian. Grateful to serve, Brad P

Greetings from Another Chance to Live. All is well and the life saving message of NA is being carried strong. The meeting is starting and closing on time. Coffee is always hot and ready and the literature is readily available. We have an average attendance of 15-20 addicts. We have no donation at this time, however we have two homegroup members who celebrate a year. Nov 30th will be a time to remember. We will have a celebration and Kurt P from Cincinnati will be speaking. Grateful to serve Bruce A

Greetings from Not High Noon. All is well. Meeting is opening regularly on time. Coffee is always hot and strong. We have an average attendance of 18, mainly newcomers. We are excited for our attitude of gratitude function on the 24th, our purpose of the function is to gain support and to buy keytags, literature, and supplies. We have no donation for area at this time. Grateful to serve, Josh A

Hey Family, All is well! We recently had a home group member celebrate 3 years. We continue to carry the NA message at our meetings. No group concerns at this time. No donation. ILS, John

Seasons Greetings from the Progress Not Perfection Group! Things are smooth - we are a week or two away from completing our reading of the Living Clean book. We plan to remain a literature study with material to be determined. We are averaging about 60 people in attendance weekly. We are opening on time with hot coffee and a warm hug available to anyone coming through the door. We have $10 for area and have two new members, Steve T. and Kimberly H. The message of hope is carried! Grateful to Serve, Nick C.

Greetings ASC. The Against All Odds group of NA is pleased to report that, after a setback, we have now grown as a homegroup in experience, members, and responsibility. On Wed, Nov 18th, we had a new group conscience guided by our traditions and literature. Collectively, we read IP #12 The group and utilized it as a tool and format on how this group will operate henceforth. We are pleased to report that our group now consists of four recovering addicts who are enthusiastic about seeing our groups continuance. These members are Christa S- Secretary, Amber F- Treasurer, Andrew V- GSR and Elijah C- GSR Alt. Due to the time of day and variety of recovering addicts in various times of the their process and events prior to the new developments mentioned prior, we are requesting assistance from ASC in the form of literature of all types, as well as keytags. Currently we are incapable of providing a donation to area, however we are opening the doors and carrying out the 5th tradition each Wednesday at noon. Thank you for this opportunity to be of service. Grateful to serve, Against All Odds

Hello from Hope through Surrender. Meeting at Thursday noon, literature study. Please bring your books. The meeting is starting and closing on time. Coffee is always readily available along with literature. We have an average attendance of 10 addicts. We have a $20.00 donation for area today, and also have 2 group members celebrating 2 years, December 13th Arinn B and James C. thank you Grateful to serve, Arinn B

Greetings from the Chose to Live hg. All is well at our facility. The doors are opening and closing on time. Coffee is always hot-n-ready and made with all kinds of Love! Our literature is neatly placed out on time and the life saving message of NA is being carried to all. Our average attendance has been around 30 addicts each week this month. We have a $40.20 donation to area this month. Truly Grateful to serve, DJB!!!!!

Out of the darkness and into the light of the rainbow - Meeting has been open on time, coffee and literature on table weekly. Rent paid no problems to discuss at this time. We need schedules for literature table ILS Robbie C

Trust the Process - Our average attendance is now 15. Attendance is gradually increasing to addicts finding us again. The meeting now starts at 7pm and is a 90 minute meeting. We are studying NA literature, generally related to the JFT. We have no donation at this time. Thanks for letting us serve, T the P

8.) Old business

Subcommittee Motions

Motion #1- PR
Motion: $5.00 out of reserve for 100 flyers, for next flyer day on Nov 2nd at 1:00pm, plus an additional $5.00 for 100 schedules to be dropped at the Huntington City Mission and Project Hope
Intent: To have funding for flyer day and schedules for mission and project hope
Vote: 11 for 0 against 2 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Motion #2- Activities
Motion: We would like to buy a 55 cup coffee pot for our functions. We do not have a pot at this time.
Intent: This will help us be self supporting and keep us from having to borrow one.
Rationale: be self supporting and carry the message
Vote: 12 For 0 against 3 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Home group Motions

Motion #3 – trust the process
Motion: To decrease the PR subcommittee reserve to $100.00
Intent: To reflect the true cost of the PR subcommittee
Rationale: A breakdown of average monthly expenses for PR SC relflects an expenditure of $46.75. this would free up funds for other services and to make donations to RSC, NAWS, etc
Tabled to Homegroups
November ASC vote—9 for 2 against 2 abstaining Motion Passed

Discussion of Regional donation
Living in solution missi c motioned to send $40.00 seconded by Bruce A
Vote: 4 for 6 against 5 abstaining MOTION FAILED

9.) New Business

Subcommittee Motions

Motion #1 – PR
Motion: PR requests a total of $362.27 for literature orders for the needle exchange, lillys place, PR box inventory. $100.00 coming from our reserve and an additional $262.27
Intent: To supply inventory of PR with literature to distribute to our various contacts
Rationale: To further carry the message of NA
Vote: 1 for 9 against 8 abstaining MOTION FAILED

Motion #2 -- PR
Motion: Requesting $36.68 for the purchase of 400 schedules and 9 stamps
Intent: To provision PR contacts w/ schedules, as well as provide PR box schedules, and also carry out a schedule day. The stamps are for mailing an informational letter to Wayne contacts.
Rationale: to further our 5th tradition by making NA available and honor our traditions by not accepting outside donations. Also to maintain our relationships and social network with the community as a resource.
Vote: 18 for 0 against 0 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Motion #3 – Activities
Motion: would like to get $300.00 of our $500.00 reserve to fund our New Years eve function 12-31-15 at Barnett center
Intent: Carry the message of recovery through Holiday functions and to keep members off the roads traveling out of the area
Rationale: Carry message
Vote: 15 for 0 against 3 Abstaining MOTION PASSED

Motion #4 – Literature
Motion: seeking funds in the amount of $501.00 to order literature
Intent: To order sufficient literature for the literature stockpile subcommittee to effectively maintain & distribute literature to the home groups @ each ASC.
Rationale: By ordering $501.00 we receive both a price and shipping discount in an effort to maximize our buying power. To have literature available for purchase @ each ASC to mitigate the delays associated w/ purchases from world and to help the growth and development of our area
Vote: 13 for 2 against 0 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Motion #5 – PR
Motion: Needle Exchange Proposal $139.17
Intent: To provision Needle exchange with NA literature
Rationale: To reach out to the community by providing the Needle Exchange w/ literature to make ourselves available to addicts in need
Vote 15 for 0 against 0 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Home Group Motions

Motion #6—Another chance to live
Seconded by John M
Motion: Requesting $150.00 to order literature for struggling home groups. That would be 2 basic texts, 2 how and why, 2 JFT’s, 2 living clean, 2 SWG’s with the remaining being evenly spent on various IP’s and keytags.
Intent: To provide struggling homegroups with needed literature and supplies. Whatever is not used will be donated to literature supply subcommittee
Rationale: To have the struggling home groups in our area provided with needed literature and supplies so they can further carry the message.
Vote: 14 for 1 against 0 abstaining MOTION PASSED

10.) Open Forum

H and I workshop dec 4th Barnett center 6 pm

11.) Closed with Prayer 


Next ASC is Dec 20th at 3:00 PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Area Minutes - September 2015

GTOASCNA September 20 2015

1.) Open With Prayer

2.) 12 traditions read – Joe M. 12 Concepts read – Chad W

3.) August Minutes read by Ryan D

Homegroups in Attendance:

Sunday
Living in the Solution--N
Hope without Dope--Y
No Pain No Gain--Y

Monday
Another Chance to Live--N
Another Way--Y
Together We Can--N
Shells Hope(also meets Fridays)--N

Tuesday
Not High Noon--Y
Clean Possibilities--N
Hope Turns to Faith--Y
Another Look--Y
We do Recover--N
A New Day--Y

Wednesday
Progress Not Perfection--Y
Against All Odds--N

Thursday
Hope through Surrender--Y
Gods Will Candlelight--Y
Freedom from Self--Y

Friday
Daily Reprieve--N
Choose to Live--Y
High on life--Y

Saturday
Serentyville--N
Trust the Process--Y
Out of the Darkness--Y
Making Amends—N

15 of 25 groups in attendance- Quorum established



4.) Treasurer's Report

TREASURER’S REPORT

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report
09-20-2015
Activity recorded 08-16-2015 through 09-19-2015



Regular Account 

-Beginning Balance $651.13

Income
08-16-15 Living In the Solution $25.00
08-16-15 Hope Without Dope $30.00
08-16-15 Hope Turns to Faith $20.00
08-16-15 A New Day $15.00
08-16-15 Progress Not Perfection $30.00
08-16-15 Making Amends $21.00
08-30-15 Internal X-fer from Activities $135.50
08-30-15 Return from RCM Alt. $23.00
Total Income $299.50

Expenses
08-16-15 Cab. Co. Pub. Library Ck 539 (Sept.) $15.00
08-16-15 Cab. Co. Pub. Library Ck 541 (Aug.) $15.00
08-24-15 Lit. Stockpile Order NAWS $89.04
08-28-15 Key Tag Stockpile Order NAWS $40.80
08-29-15 Lit. Stockpile Order IP’s NAWS $58.76
08-29-15 Internal Xfer to PR $27.50
Total Expense $246.10

-Ending Balance $704.53



Public Relations Reserve

-Beginning Balance $300.00

Expenses
08-16-15 PR White Booklets St. Mary’s Ck. 538 $17.50
08-16-15 PR Flyer Day Supplies Ck. 540 $10.00

Total Expenses $27.50

Income
08-29-15 Internal X-fer from Reg Acct $27.50

-Ending Balance $300.00


Prudent Reserve

-Beginning Balance $100.00

-Ending Balance $100.00



Activities Reserve

-Beginning Balance $500.00

Expenses
08-29-15 Internal X-fer to regular account $135.50
08-29-15 Total Expenses $ 135.50

Income
08-29-15 Return From Picnic $135.50
08-29-15 Total Income $135.50

-Ending Balance $500.00

As of 09-19-15 the total of all 4 accounts is $1,604.53

Nick L. – ASC Treasurer



5.) RCM Report

RCM Report, September 2015

Greetings all. There has not been an RSC meeting since July 2015. Therefore, there is no news to report. The next RSC will be held October 3&4 2015 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley. All members are welcome to attend.



6.) Subcommittee Reports

H&I subcommittee report

Start time- 6:00pm

12 traditions read- Jason R 12 concepts read- Nate H

Attendance- John M, Robbie C, Nick C, Nate H, Ryan D, Brandon, Jenni H, Jason R, Billy P, Ed H, April P, Chad W, Ryan B, Dj B, Eric H, Nick L, Sal C

Group reports

Meeting opening and closing on time. Willingness has be great. Carrying a clear message of NA. Grateful to serve Jenni H

The meeting is going well and the message is being carried. Grateful to serve, Paul M.

Happy September Subcommittee members! Merica. Our 1st Monday of the Month boys' H&I panel was attended this month. We called our point of contact at 15 after the start time and they had forgotten. But we got to carry the message successfully at that point. The group was attentive actually more than usual. I had Jeremiah H. with me. One client became combative with staff which disrupted things further for a moment. We still read from the basic text and shared our experience. There were about 10 clients attending. We exited on time. Sal C. still has the 3rd Monday each month and your willingness to attend these panels is helpful. Grateful to be of service, Nick C.

Greetings to my H&I family from Pressley Ridge. We've become accustomed to the panel starting approximately 10 min late of no fault of our own, however this past month they actually never came down. After 30 min we decided to drive up to the main building and knock on the door. It would appear as though the facility believed we were canceling both the girls and boys panels. We informed them off the apparent miscommunication and promptly began a panel at the upper building. They allowed us to run over in an effort to do a full hour panel.

It is my hope that a clear message of Narcotics Anonymous has been shared and hopefully received by the young men. At minimum, the seed is being planted. Willingness to serve has been lacking. If it wasn't for the usual suspects level of commitment and dedication to serve Narcotics Anonymous, we would not have been able to bring the panel in due to last minute cancellations being the unfortunate norm... Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve. Sal C.

Greetings from the St. Mary's hni panel. All is going well. We have consistently carried the NA message to addicts with limited access to NA meetings every other Tuesday. I would like to thank Ryan D and Robbie C for helping us with that in times when my work schedule interfered with my availability. Grateful to serve, Elijah C

All is well is H&I at St . Marys on Tuesdays. We have started and ended on time, provided schedules, white books and ips. We have carried a strong message of recovery. We have not had a lot of clients attending from the facility. Grateful to serve Cassie C

All is well at my hni for the farm. Willingness has been ok and the message is being carried. Nothing new to report grateful to serve Nate h

Greeting from Riverpark longterm, The meeting is going well, the Meeting is still begimming a few minutes late.but ending on time the message of narcotics anonymous is being shared. A special thanks to Brian C. For taking my panel in due to a family crisis. Sorry I am unable to attend subcommittee due to work. Grateful to be of sevice, DeeDee G.

Greetings from Riverpark short term. Everything is going well, willingness is good, meetings are opening and closing on time and a message of hope is being shared. No concerns at this time. Grateful to serve, April P

Good day message carriers, the Thursday night big monthly Pinecrest panel is going very well. Willingness has been great, sharing of the message has been electric and residents have been very receptive. I'm honored to be the trusted servant for this panel. Thankful for NA service Ryan D

Hello Family! The month of September has been good for myself in the H&I experiences. Hopefully the same can be said for the members who went in with me and the clients of the facility. Seldom have we left and not spoken to anyone after the meeting. Some have even been moved to tears, so I do not doubt that we are carrying a message in some form. I believe it might be a good idea to schedule a time where we could sit down with the facility directors and just touch base. Good house keeping, as it were.  There really hasn’t been anything overly problematic to speak of, other than not getting into the facility on time on a few occasions. We are out of meeting schedules so, if there are any left floating around, we would greatly appreciate whatever can be spared. I would like to extend a special “Thank you” to those members who have attended with me and are helping to spread our message. Thank you all for allowing me to serve! In Loving Service, -Nick L

Old Business

Ed H cant not continue to take the panel into St. Mary’s. Discussed letting Elijah C take the panel in the hospital. Jason H made a motion to elect Elijah C new panel leader. The motion was seconded by Nate H. Voted and passed 8-0-2

Need meeting schedules for panel leaders to take into their panels.

Nick L wanted to change the format of his panel to do an H&I presentation and the committee asked Nick to explain what a presentation would consist of.

Cassie C and Elijah are the panel leaders for the Tuesday Night St. Mary’s panel

There wasn’t a H&I workshop at the campout. Talked about doing a workshop and decided to have one on the 24th of July at 6pm at the Barnett center. Please announce at meetings.

Presley ridge meeting for the female went in this past Friday. Talked to the facility about changing the date to Thursday evenings instead of Friday. Presley ridge was ok with the change of dates and Jenni H will be taking the panel in.

New Business

Pressley Ridge- Concerns for the panel. The facility had thought the male panel was canceled also. Nick C spoke to the facility and let them know we will be continuing to take the panel into Pressley Ridge. Still having issues with the residents getting there on time.

The subcommittee voted to no longer take the panel into Pressley Ridge. Voted passed16-0-0

Need to speak with St. Mary’s to see if there are any issues. The panel leaders are still taking the meeting into the facility.

Need meeting schedules

No information on the possible Recovery Point meeting. We still need more information.

Workshop on August 30th went well. There is a new list of persons available to do H&I.

Nick L brought up the idea of having a sit down with all the facilities. Get contact information for the facilities and possibly have a meeting with the facility. Current panel leaders need to get the name and phone number for the contacts.

The area subcommittee needs to talk with NANA area about taking the jail panel back.

Discussed the idea of taking a panel into Bateman Hospital.

Discussed the issue of panel leaders not attending the subcommittee and not submitting reports on the panel.

Need to figure out what is going on with the female panel at WRJ.

Closed at 7:00


Policy Subcommittee

Hi Family,
Our committee is still a work in progress. ILS, John


Public Relations Subcommittee

Greetings from PR. The month of August went well. We purchased NA schedules for $10, and 20 white booklets for $23. We ended up spending $5 more than what was originally intended on the schedules, and Bruce A took it upon himself to donate flyers for flyer day. We had schedule day on August 21st and visited many Huntington and an OH contact. We also gained a new contact, Christie Hitchcock WV family court. Ashley F and Kristin A accompanied me on this endeavor. Schedule day was carried out in Wayne County on September 13. We had a total of 10 addicts attend and focused on proper PR practice while carrying the message and making NA available to the communities of Wayne county. We are still developing a PR guideline for review. We voted to skip flyer day this month. We have planned the next flyer day for Friday October 16th. We will be focusing on our Wayne county contacts. We are requesting $10 for 100 schedules, and $15 for Introduction to NA ip's. Nothing further to report. Grateful to serve, Elijah C

Activities Subcommittee

Greetings from the Activities Committee, last months picnic was a success. Good food, good music and the message of NA was spread. The budget was 300.00 for the event. Total cost was 328.00, so we will be asking area for the 28.00 to put back in our budget. Coming up is the Halloween Extravaganza. There will be a chili cook off, costume contest, dance, auction, speaker meeting and clean time countdown. Costume contest and chill winners will be announced at the end of the event. Chili cook off contestants can be individuals, or home groups. Bowls and crackers and other materials needed will be provided by area. Asking everyone to bring deserts, side dishes and auction items. Decorations are also needed. There will be an activities subcommittee on oct 11th at 6pm instead of the oct 18th.will be asking area 500.00 for the event.

**We are requesting volunteers for our event, setup d├ęcor and such as well as clean up afterwards**


7.) Homegroup Reports

Greetings from Hope turns to faith, were happy to report that the meeting has been opening on time and that the message of hope is being carried to an average of 60 members per week. We had a successful business meeting this month and we will be having a speaker meeting on October 20th(speaker tentative). We have no donation to area this month and are grateful to serve. Josh B

Hey Family,
All is well. Have home group member celebrating 8 year miracle on 29th. No donation to area ILS John

Greetings from a New Day, I am pleased to report, things have been going pretty smoothly. Doors open on time, coffee hot, literature on the table, and the message in our hearts. We have had an average of 12 people each meeting. We have no donation at this time. Nothing further to report. Greatful to serve, Jason C

Happy September! The Progress Not Perfection group rolls on. We are averaging about 50 people in attendance each week. We have coffee ready and literature available. We meet at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church until further notice. 1338 Enslow Blvd. Members are greeted with a hug upon arrival. We are still progressing through the living clean book. At this time we have no donation. We have a celebration next Wednesday 9/30. We're excited to have Sarah K. sharing her experience at that. In loving service, Nick C

All is well with the Hope Through Surrender group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open, literature is on the table and coffee is in the pot. We have a new home group member, Chad W. Although we have struggled with weekly attendance of other members the message of recovery is still being shared. As a group we have decided to change our format form open discussion to a literature study due to our small turnout of members. We started this past Thursday with step one in It Works How and Why and had a very good meeting. We will continue on in that book until its finished and move on in other pieces of NA literature. We have a 7 year celebration coming up on Oct 8th and it will be a regular meeting, come see who is and support. Grateful to serve, Tasha W 20 donation to area

Gods will Candlelight- Greetings from Gods will candle light meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open and the literature is on the table. The coffee is hot and the message is being spread. Our attendance has fell off, but still have an average of 30. We have no donation for area at this time. Thank you for letting me serve. Tate C

Greetings from Freedom from self. Our doors continue to open and close on time. Literature is available, coffee is hot, and the life saving message of NA is successfully being carried. We have an average meeting attendance of 35 addicts. We are still struggling with keeping key tags stocked due to very low 7th tradition donations. We also struggle with maintaining consistent home group members and would like to thank the fellow addicts in our area that opened the meeting and continued to carry the message in home group members absence. We are considering closing the meeting and possibly trying to replace it with an H&I panel, but ifs only in discussion at this point. In the mean time we’d appreciate any support possible. Unfortunately we have no donation for area at this time. Grateful to serve. Richard S

Greetings from the “High On Life” group of Narcotics Anonymous. Doors are opened on time, coffee prepared, and literature on the table. Our meeting attendance still varies from 20-40 weekly. Once again we are asking more experienced members to please come help carry the message and share experience. We have a lot of newcomers that attend. We are donating 25.00 to area. Also on September 25th our very own Brandon G. will be sharing his experience. Grateful to serve, Scottie Z

Greetings from the Choose to Live hg. All is well at our facility. The doors are opening and closing on time. Coffee is always hot-n-ready and made with true Love! Our literature is neatly placed out on the literature table and the life saving message of NA is being carried to all. Our average attendance is 25 addicts. Unfortunately we have no donations to give Area at this time. Grateful to serve, DJB!

Greetings from trust the process,
Everything is fine our way. We are opening and closing on time, coffee is hot, literature is on the table, and a strong NA message is being carried. We have on average 55 addicts in attendance weekly. In lite of our normal facility being repaired we will be moving to Second Presbyterian church on 901 Jefferson Ave, Huntington, WV.. The time will also be changing to 7 to 830. Also we will be sponsoring one person to go to the upcoming fall convention at the end of next month. We unfortunately have no donation to area at this time.
Grateful to serve, Ashley F

Greetings from Rainbow home group of Narcotics Anonymous. Our meeting has recently moved to the Barnett Center and continues to be on Saturdays at 7pm. Our weekly attendance is approximately 12-15 addicts. There is always literature on the rack, coffee in the pot and the life saving message being shared. We regret to inform you that we do not have a donation this month. Grateful to serve, Tyler B


8.) Old Business

Subcommittee Motions

#1 Motion- Policy Subcommittee
Motion: To allow the Policy Subcommittee secretary access to the ASC area website
Intent: To allow the Policy subcommittee the opportunity to update the ASC policy document as motions affecting policy are passed.
Rationale: So that the ASC policy document can be continuously updated and to remove the necessity of interface with the ASC webservant to keep policy updated
Back to Homegroups for vote
SEPT ASC VOTE- 3 for 6 against 6 abstaining MOTION FAILED

#2 Motion- Policy subcommittee
Motion: To receive $100.00 start-up fund for printing off the finished, updated policy document. To establish a $50.00 reserve to fund future printings and expenses for other activites ( such as subcommittee meetings between the monthly meetings.) This reserve is to be taken from the intial $100 start up
Intent: To print an updated policy document and fund future business of the subcommittee
Rationale: to have and maintain a updated policy document
Back to Home groups for vote
SEPT ASC VOTE- 8 for 4 against 4 abstaining MOTION PASSED

Motion #3 PR Subcommittee
Motion: Request 17.50 for 25 white booklets for St Marys psych unit workers to provide to addicts
Intent: Provide NA materials to addicts to further clarify the NA program to addicts locked down detox there
Motion Passed

Motion #4 PR Subcommittee
Motion: Requesting $10.00 from PR reserve for flyers and schedules
Intent: To purchase flyers and schedules for PR service
Rationale: Carrying the message by posting flyers around the area providing the NA hotline #. To make schedules available to addicts by providing them to facilities in regular contact with addicts
Motion Passed

Homegroup Motions

Motion #5 Another Chance to Live
Motion: We would like to request $150.00 to purchase a stockpile of literature. It would include 2 basic texts, 2 It works how and why, 2 step working guides, 2 JFT’s equaling 95.60 leaving 54.40 to order carrying IP’s for the total of $150.00 ** In the event of the formation of a literature subcommittee, any literature left over from this motion will be passed forward to that committee.
Intent: To have ready and available Literature for struggling homegroups
Rationale: So home groups that need literature that are struggling need not wait to receive it.
Motion Passed

9.)New Business

Subcommittee Motions

#1 Motion – PR
Motion: 10.00 for 100 schedules
Intent: To give up to date schedules to Wayne County contacts
15 for 0 against 0 abstaining Motion Passed

#2 Motion – PR
Motion: requesting 15.00 or order IP’s
Intent: Ordering 50 IPs ( intro to NA ) to pass out on schedule day
Rationale: To provide info to contacts about NA for them to gain clarity and share with others
15 for 0 against 0 abstaining Motion Passed

#3 Motion – Policy
Motion: To reimburse policy sc chair $13.52 for copies of the ASC policy
Intent: To have documents for the mark-up to streamline the document
Rationale: To further business of the subcommittee
12 for 1 against 2 abstaining Motion Passed

#4 Motion – Activities
Motion: $28.00 for picnic reimbursement
Intent: over budget
14 For 0 Against 1 Abstaining Motion Passed

#5 Motion – Activities
Motion: $500.00 for Halloween function
13 For 0 against 2 abstaining Motion Passed


Home Group Motions

#6 Motion – Another Way
Seconded by Ashley F
Motion: We would like to make a motion that the Area Account be spent down to zero each month, barring upcoming expenses
Intent: To use the funds to further the primary purpose; to carry the message to the addict who still suffers
Rationale: In reference to our 11th concept, the funds should be used to further the primary purpose. When the money is just sitting idle it is not being used to carry the life saving message. For example- it could be used to send to world in order to purchase literature for people in 3rd world countries who cant afford it.
Tabled to Home Groups

#7 Motion – Hope without Dope
Seconded by John M
Motion: create a literature subcommittee
Intent: To create and maintain a stockpile of literature available to the home groups to purchase at the monthly ASC.
Rationale: To make it easier for home groups to order literature in- area, and to provide a single point of contact for literature sales. Our area is large enough now that it would be practical and efficient to bring this function into the area. Sal C has willingness to chair this subcommittee.
Tabled to Home Groups

Discussion of Regional Donation
Another Look Motion to send $50.00 second by Tasha W
4 For 4 Against 6 Abstaining Motion Failed

10.) Open Forum/Announcements

-Activites subcommittee discussion of new banking services for our area subcommittees EI- chase liquid card instead of checks and cash dispersed to subcommittee chairs.

-Clean Possibilities format changed 1 speaker meeting each month, starting 9/22

-If you want a copy of convention photo from spring 2015 see Tom M

11.) Closed with Prayer Next ASC Oct 18th 2015 at 3pm

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween Extravaganza - Saturday, 10/17/15

Halloween Extravaganza
Oct. 17, 2015

Barnett Center
1524 10th Ave
Huntington, WV

Doors open - 5pm
Chili Cookoff - 6pm
Eat - 6:15pm
Auction - 7:15pm
Speaker - 8:15pm
Cleantime Countdown - 9:15pm
Dance - 9:30pm

Contest Winners announced for Costumes and Chili cookoff

Chili Cookoff - individuals or homegroups

Area provides crackers, sour cream, cheese, bowls and napkins

Everyone brings auction items, desserts, and side dishes

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Meeting Temporarily Changing Locations - Progress Not Perfection - 8pm, Wednesday

The Progress Not Perfection group that usually meets at Highlawn Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays at 8pm will be temporarily meeting at Community of Grace United Methodist Church. The address for the new meeting location is:

Community of Grace United Methodist Church
225 28th Street
Huntington, WV

Monday, August 31, 2015

Meeting Changing Locations - Out of the Dark and Into the Light of the Rainbow - Saturdays, 7:00pm

The Out of the Dark and Into the Light of the Rainbow group, which meets at 7pm on Saturday night in Huntington, will begin meeting in a new location starting on Saturday, 9/12/15. The address for the new meeting location is:
Barnett Center
1524 10th Ave, Huntington, WV

Friday, August 28, 2015

Meeting Temporarily Changing Locations - Trust The Process - 8pm, Saturday, 8/29/15

The Saturday night Trust the Process will be meeting at Community of Grace United Methodist Church on 9/12/15 @8pm. The address is 225 28th St, Huntington WV.  It will be quite some time before we are back at Highlawn and we will be reaching out to keep everyone informed on location as we find out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Celebration - 8pm, Saturday, 9/05/15

On Saturday, 9/5/15, the Trust The Process group will be hosting a double celebration - eight years and 29 years! Come see who it is - snacks will be provided!

Area Minutes - August 2015



GTOASCNA Aug 16th, 2015


Open with Prayer

12 traditions read-John G

12 concepts read-Tasha W

July Minutes read by Ryan D

Homegroups in attendance

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
Shells Hope(Monday and Friday)-Y

Tuesday
Not High Noon- Y
Clean Possibilities- Y
Hope turns to Faith- Y
Another Look- Y
We do Recover – N
A New Day-Y

Wednesday
Progress Not Perfection-Y
Against  all Odds- N

Thursday
Hope through Surrender-Y
Gods Will Candlelight- N
Freedom from Self- Y

Friday
Daily reprieve- N
Choose to Live- Y
High on Life- N

Saturday
Serenityville-N
Trust the process-Y
Out of the darkness- Y
Making  Amends- Y
Quorum established
19 of 25 groups in attendance

(this color indicates a new group attended ASC to be added to meeting schedule and participate in ASC)

New groups and meetings in attendance

A New day
Tuesday @11:59PM
60 mins Open/Discussion
Broken Chains Recovery House
824 21st Huntington WV 25703

Shells Hope
Monday/Friday 6:15PM-7:15PM
60 Mins Open/Discussion
Saints John and Elizabeth Catholic Church
799 State Highway 1947
Grayson, KY 41143


Treasurers Report

GTOASCNA Treasurer’s Report
08-16-2015
Activity recorded 07-19-2015 through 08-15-2015



Regular Account
Beginning Balance                                                                                          $938.14
Income
07-19-15               Tom M-RSC/RCM July 2015 cash returned            $  35.28
07-19-15               Robbie C additional cash from campout                                $  40.00
07-19-15               Trust The Process                                                            $  40.00
07-19-15               Living In The Solution                                                    $  30.00
07-19-15               Hope Without Dope                                                      $  30.00
07-19-15               Another Chance to Live                                                                $  20.00
07-19-15               Not High Noon                                                                 $  20.00
07-19-15               Clean Possibilities                                                          $  20.00
07-19-15               Progress Not Perfection                                               $  50.00
07-19-15               God’s Will Candlelight                                                  $  20.00
07-19-15               Making Amends                                                               $  20.38
Total Income                                                                                     $325.66
Expenses
07-19-15               Cabell Co Library ck# 534-ASC July                           $  15.00
08-09-15               MRSCNA donation ck# 536                                          $100.00
08-09-15               City Of Hgtn Found.July/Aug Activities ck# 537 $  20.00
08-15-15               Internal X-fer to PR Reserve                                       $  17.67
08-15-15               Internal X-fer to Activities Reserve                         $460.00
Total Expenses                                                                                 $612.67

Ending Balance                                                                                                 $651.13



 Public Relations Reserve
Beginning Balance                                                                                          $300.00
Expenses
07-19-15               Bruce A reimbursed cash for flyer day expense $  17.67
                Total Expenses                                                                                 $  17.67
Income
08-15-15               Internal X-fer from Reg Acct                                       $  17.67
                Total Income                                                                                     $  17.67
Ending Balance                                                                                                                 $300.00



Prudent Reserve
Beginning Balance                                                                                          $  100.00
Ending Balance                                                                                                 $  100.00



Activities Reserve              
Beginning Balance                                                                                          $500.00
Expenses
07-19-15               Tom F-Activities picnic & canopy ck# 535             $460.00
Total Expenses                                                                                 $460.00
Income
08-                                                               
15-15     Internal X-fer from Regular Acct                               $460.00
                Total Income                                                                                     $460.00
Ending Balance                                                                                                 $500.00



As of 08-15-15 the total of all 4 accounts is $1551.13
Terri M – ASC Treasurer


RCM Report

MRSCNA has not met since the report I gave in July, so there is no news to report. The next MRSCNA meeting will be held October 3rd and 4th.

As I mentioned in the last ASC, I would like to take a few minutes, sometime before the next MRSCNA, to discuss how many schedules I should get from the region for each of GTO's homegroups and the H&I Subcommittee.

Happy to Serve,

Tom M, RCM


Subcommittee Reports

H&I Subcommittee

H&I Subcommittee Report
Start time- 6:01pm
12 traditions read by Ryan D
12 concepts read by Nate H
Attendance- Nick C, Nate H, Ryan B, Ryan D, Jason R, Nick L, Brandon C, Dee Dee G, Jenni H

H&I Subcommittee Group Reports

The meeting is going well. The average attendance is only about 6. We are out of meeting schedules. I won't be able to attend sub committee but I spoke with Nick C. about the opportunity for a meeting in a new facility. Grateful to serve, Paul M.

Meeting opening and closing on time. Willingness has be great. Carrying a clear message of NA. Grateful to serve, Jenni H

Greetings homies. Our Monday male H&I panel at Pressley Ridge is moving right along. I'm still going in on the 1st Monday of the month. We struggle with staff and clients talking during the meeting. However we suit up and show up together and on time. The message is being carried. Willingness is sufficient at this time. Thanks! In loving service, Nick C.

Greetings to my H&I family from Pressley Ridge. As we've become accustomed to, the panel is starting approximately 10 min late due to no fault of our own. We've still been ending on time regardless of the young men being brought over late. I believe a clear message of Narcotics Anonymous has been shared and hopefully received by the gents. At minimum, the seed is being planted. Willingness to serve has been moderate. I'm grateful to Wes R. for continually being available to serve and to those who've filled in with last minute notice. I apologize for my inability to make the sub-committee again this month, but I'm going to be in New York for my Grandfather's memorial service and spreading of his ashes. Sometimes the gifts of recovery aren't packaged with pretty bowes... I'm grateful to Narcotics Anonymous for the opportunity to be present for my family during times I would most definitely have ran from, avoided or made all about me in the past. Thank you for your understanding of my absence and the opportunity to serve. Love you all! Sal C


Hello hni subcommittee, all is well at the farm hni. Willingness is fine and the message is being carried. We were not able to attend last week due to the facility canceling on us. First he said the reason was because the house was still torn apart from a bed bug plague they had. Then he got honest and said they had to go to a mandatory church thing. So yea.. Shit is going well.. Very grateful to be of service. NATE H

Greetings from Riverpark longterm,
The meeting is going well. Willingness is good from both women and men. We continue to have issues with staff bringing clients late therefore we have been starting a few minutes after 7 but we do enter and leave the facility on time. The message of narcotics anonymous is being shared. The client's always express their gratitude for this meeting each time we are there. Always an honor to be of service.  DeeDee G.

Greetings - The adolescent long-term meeting is going well. We enter and exit together. Willingness is good. The lifesaving message of NA is being carried. Need meeting schedules. Grateful to serve, Ryan B

Greetings from Riverpark Short term! Meetings are opening and closing on time and a message of recovery is being carried. Willingness is good, no concerns at this time, grateful to serve, April P
Hello Family!

Greetings from the Thursday Pinecrest H&I panel. Things have been going pretty well. There has been no trouble in gathering members to participate or observe. Thank you to all the members who have been willing to share their experiences. Our message is definitely being carried. We’ve been going in together and leaving together, and have hopefully been adhering to the facilities guidelines. With that being said, we’ve had two instances where the doors have not been open on time and the meeting has started 10-15 minutes late. This isn’t a common occurrence, but I felt it was worth mentioning. Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated! We’re also running low on area meeting schedules. I believe we could direct anyone who is interested to our websites should we run out of schedules. Thank you to the H&I subcommittee for entrusting me to serve. Love you!
In Loving Service, Nick L

Hello fellow H&Iers. I regret having to break the news to many of you in this manner but I am going to have to resign from my panel leader position at Pinecrest as I am in the process of moving away from Huntington. I will cherish my time in GTO. I have learned so much and have made some life long friends. I truly appreciate the hospitality and opportunities that were awarded 5o me in my time there. Dee Dee took my panel in for me last week and she said it went well. If any of you have any questions for me or just want to check on me I urge you to call me at 606 253 0833. I love you all and thank you. In loving self-less service Jason H.

Pressley ridge females - Doesn’t have willingness to take the panel into the facility anymore. Went this past week to the facility and didn’t have the meeting because the residents never showed up.

H&I Subcommittee Old Business

Ed H cant not continue to take the panel into St. Mary’s. Discussed letting Elijah C take the panel in the hospital. Jason H made a motion to elect Elijah C new panel leader. The motion was seconded by Nate H. Voted and passed 8-0-2

Need meeting schedules for panel leaders to take into their panels.

Nick L wanted to change the format of his panel to do an H&I presentation and the committee asked Nick to explain what a presentation would consist of.

Cassie C and Elijah are the panel leaders for the Tuesday Night St. Mary’s panel

There wasn’t a H&I workshop at the campout. Talked about doing a workshop and decided to have one on the 24th of July at 6pm at the Barnett center. Please announce at meetings.

Presley ridge meeting for the female went in this past Friday. Talked to the facility about changing the date to Thursday evenings instead of Friday. Presley ridge was ok with the change of dates and Jenni H will be taking the panel in.

H&I Subcommittee New Business

Pressley Ridge female panel. Jenni H went to the facility for the H&I meeting last Thursday. None of the residents showed up for the meeting. Staff told Jenni to go ahead and leave since the residents were there. Jenni no longer has willingness to take the panel to Pressley Ridge. The subcommittee discussed to discontinue the panel for the females at Pressley Ridge

Paul M brought up the idea of an H&I panel to go into Recovery Point. Within the next month the subcommittee needs to get more information from Paul M and the facility on time slots and available days they could have the meeting.

Jenni H is going to get information on a treatment facility in South Point for females for the possibility on taking a panel there.

Jason H resigned from the panel at Pinecrest. Ryan D has the willingness to take the panel in and will be current taking it in.

Discussed the reasoning behind members having to retake the workshop after a relapse.
Closed with prayer at 6:50pm



Public Relations Subcommittee

Greetings from PR. All is going well. We have met our goals for the month as determined last month. Development of a written guideline and description of PR service positions in development now. After review by PR next month it will be submitted to Policy Committee, for review, and then Area for approval. We voted to absolve Library Liaison position. It has served its purpose. We have responsibly scheduled the next flyer day for Sept 13th to go out Wayne. It will also be as educational exercise involving experienced members. Our next schedule day is on Friday august 21st. Ryan D stepped down as vice chair. Ashley F was voted in as vice chair. Ryan D was voted in as Web Servant 2. We are requesting 10.00 from the PR reserve for schedules and flyers. Nothing further to report. Grateful to serve, Elijah C
 
Activities Subcommittee
4 in attendance, Made final plans for picnic, which has been moved to the 30th at Barnett Center, beyond our control.
Robbie C

Policy Subcommittee
Hey Family,
We had a wonderful subcommittee meeting ! Nick L. was elected vice chair. We worked on policy subcommittee policy. Our future focus will be on Area policy. We encourage other members to join us !!  ILS, John
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Old Business

Subcommittee Motions
#1 Motion-PR Subcommittee
Motion: Requesting re-imbursement for money spent by PR on flyer day supplies. Total is a check for $17.67. 100 flyers at .13 per copy=15.79 after taxes plus tape $1.75
Intent: Reimburse Flyer Day Coordinator
For 18
Against 0
Abstained 2
Motion Passed

#2 Motion- Activity Subcommittee
Motion: we are asking for $300.00 of our budget so we can have a picnic. This money will pay for things we need to do the function.
Intent: Carry the message of recovery outside of meetings
For 17
Against 0
Abstained 3
Motion Passed

#3 Motion- Activity Subcommittee
Motion: We need to purchase a canopy for our Subcommittee. So that we don’t have to borrow from others, in the act of self support, and carry the message. We need $160.00 for a 10x20 with wall covered dark blue cloth.
Intent: to carry the message
Rationale: So we can be totally self supporting and to carry the message
For 15
Against 0
Abstained 5
Motion Passed

Homegroup Motions

#4 Motion- Another Look
Motion: To re-vote the RCM-ALT per policy. Back to Homegroups
Seconded by Josh B, Hope turns to Faith
For 3
Against 11
Abstained 5
Motion Failed

#5 Motion- Another Chance to Live
#5 Motion: To send $100.00 to Regional Service Structure
For 16
Against 0
Abstained 2
Motion Passed

#6 Motion-Area
Motion: to spend $40.00 on keytags for groups in need. Freedom from self and Daily Reprieve, groups are struggling to provide newcomer keytags. Need white and orange keytags.
Intent: To carry the message to the newcomer and provide keytags.
Back to Homegroups for vote

New Meeting being added to our schedule
Name:We do Recover
Time: Tues 6pm
Place: Prestera Center, 145 Kenova Ave, Wayne WV 25570, Open, Lit Study
ASC CHAIR is appointing Nick L to Treasurer per current elected Treasurers inability to attend ASC (Please see attachment in email pertaining to current treasurers comments to ASC). New Nominations need to be brought to Next ASC. See requirements per policy below.
Back to Homegroups for Nominations

Group Reports

Living in the Solution
Greetings from Living in the Solution! Things are going well. The door is open and the message is being carried. We have no concerns at this time. We have a $25.00 donation this month alt having some celebration expenses. In Loving Service, Jason

Hope Without Dope
Greetings from the Hope Without Dope group of Narcotics Anonymous. All is well with the meeting. Doors open and close on time, coffee is made, literature is on the table and the life saving message of Narcotics Anonymous is being shared. Unfortunately I am unable to attend area service because of circumstances out of my control. Sal C is going to try to fill in for me if he makes it back from his Grandfather's funeral on time. Our nomination for treasurer is Nick L and our group voted yes to purchase key tags for home groups in need. We have a $30 donation for area this month. Sal and Carrie

No Pain No Gain
Greetings from the No Pain No Gain group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open and closed on time, literature is on the table, and the coffee is high octane and loud. The life saving message of NA is being carried. Our average attendance is 30. WE have no donations to area at this time. 
 Also we will be having a home group member celebrating one year on August 23, Sue C. Will be sharing her experience, strength, and hope. 
Thank you for letting us be of service.

Another Chance to Live
Greetings from Another Chance to Live. All is well, the doors are opening and closing on time. The coffee is hot, literature is on the table and the life saving message of NA is being carried. Average attendance is 10-15 addicts and we welcomed a new homegroup member, Jordan D. We do not have a donation for area at this time. Grateful to serve, Robert F. Gsr/Alt

Another Way
Greetings from the Another Way Group of Narcotics Anonymous.  Our home group is doing well and we would like to welcome two new home group members.  At our last business meeting some home group members expressed concern over what they felt was unnecessary fundraising in our area since our literature states that the primary donations to Area should be from groups rather than from fundraising.  One such instance in our literature is from p. 18, the 11th Concept, in the Guide to Local Services:
    
"When all levels of our service structure receive direct support from the groups, the bonds of mutual responsibility are strengthened between them.  Additionally, by freeing our service boards and committees from the need to engage in fundraising activities, we make it possible for those service units to devote their full energies to the fulfillment of NA's primary purpose."

Another instance comes from the NA World Services Bulletin #21R The Generation of Funds and the 7th Tradition in NA:

"We strongly believe that fundraising activities, which divert us from the spiritual nature of the program, are inappropriate and should not be encouraged within the fellowship."

The Another Way Group discussed that they would like to see the passages from our literature concerning finances and fundraising discussed in the GTO area and that bringing up these segments from our literature is not meant to attack anyone but primarily to foster awareness.  If anyone would like a copy of an outline of literature discussing finances and fundraising, please see me after Area.  
Grateful to serve, Sarah K.  

Together We Can
Greetings from Together We Can, The doors are opening on time, literature and coffee are on the table. The life saving message of NA is being carried. We are averaging a few new comers, actual count unknown. We are averaging 50 members in attendance. We have no donation at this time. We have a celebration on August 31st. grateful to serve, Ed H

Not High Noon
Greetings from Not High Noon, All is well, the meeting is opening on time consistently. The coffee is being made, the door opened and message carried. We have an average attendance of 18 people. Mainly newcomers. We have no donation to area at this time. Nothing further to report.
Grateful to serve, Josh A

Hope turns to Faith
Greetings from Hope turns to Faith. We’re happy to report that the meeting has been opening on time. Literature has been on the table and the message of hope has been carried to an average of 60+ attendees per week.
We have 2 celebrations coming up, one on sept 1st and the other on the 15th. This month after rent and expenses were paid we have a $20.00 donation to area. Grateful to serve, Josh B

Another Look
Hi Family,
All is well !! Meeting is averaging 25-31 addicts. The 2nd Annual speaker jam was fabulous. We have no concerns at this time. No group donation
ILS, John

A New Day 
Greetings from a New Day. We have recently started a midnight meeting at 824 21st street. In order to cater to addicts with work schedules that may not allow them access to other meetings in are area. This meeting takes place on Tuesday at midnight/wed at 12:00 AM. So far we have met one time and had attendance of 11. We also have mailed a new group registration form to world and have provided area service with one as well. We would like to thank another chance to live for their literature donation and out of the dark into the light of the rainbow for donating key tags. To show our gratitude for these donations were donating $15.00 to area to support the next home group in need. Hopefully our meeting will be on the schedule soon so as to become more available to whomever may want to attend.
Thank you, A new day

Progress Not Perfection
Good day friends. The Progress Not Perfection homegroup is rocking and rolling. We are averaging about 50 to 60 people in attendance each week. We have coffee ready and literature available. Each member is greeted with a hug upon arrival. We are still progressing through the living clean book. At this time we have $30 to donate to area.
In Gratitude, Nick C.

Hope Through Surrender
Greetings, All is well with the Hope Through Surrender group of Narcotics Anonymous. The doors are open on time, literature is on the table, coffee in the pot, and most importantly the message of recovery is being shared. We average about 10 addicts per week. No donation to area at this time.
 Grateful to serve, Tasha W.

Freedom from Self
Greetings from freedom from self.  All is well, the doors are opening and closing on time. The coffee is hot, literature is available and the vital message of NA is being carried. Average attendance is 20-25 addicts. We would like to thank Trust the Process group for their generous donation of supplies to further our cause of carrying the message. We are currently struggling for committed homegroup members. We have no donation for Area at this time.
Grateful to Serve, Bruce A GSR Alt

Choose to Live
Greetings from the Chose to Live hg. All is well at our somewhat new facility. The doors are opening and closing on time. Coffee is always hot n ready and made with Love! Our literature is neatly placed out on time and the life saving message of NA is being carried to all. Our average attendance is 25 addicts. Unfortunately at this time we have no donations to give Area. Grateful to serve, DJB.

Trust the Process
Greetings from trust the process - Everything is good. We are opening and closing on time, coffee is hot, literature is on the table, and a strong NA message is being carried. We have on average 65 addicts in attendance weekly. We have a one year miracle on Aug 29 along with a double celebration in September the date is still to be determined. We have no donation to area at this time. Grateful to serve, Ashley F

Making Amends
Hello everyone Sat Morning 10:00 AM (Making Amends) Meeting of NA located at 1015 6th AVE. Huntington.  Parking and entry in the rear alley of church has doors open. Coffee an literature on the table with a message of recovery being provided. We are averaging 12-18 in our meeting always room for more. Everyone is welcome, we are an open meeting. Grateful to be able to say our meeting is growing and our doors have never been shut since we opened them. Vacations are over and everyone has made it back to our homegroup without having to pick up. We have a 21.00 dollar donation to Area and were glad to hear how successful the camp out did. Wanted to thank everyone who worked so hard and for all those that showed up to make it a success. We were glad to help and hope we are able to help with other functions.  Always good to hear no Addict turned away is our motto in the GTO area. In loving service Mark G 304 690-2581

Out of the Darkness
 Greetings from the Rainbow homegroup of NA. we are pleased to report that everything is going exceptionally well. Our meeting is opening on time every week with literature on the rack, coffee in the pot and the life saving message being shared with approximately 12-15 addicts a week. Unfortunately we do not have a donation to area this month.
Grateful and blessed to serve, Tyler B

Old business
Motion for 40.00 Keytags for stuggling groups. Passed
Nick L voted in as ASC Treasurer



New Business

Subcommittee Motions

#1 Motion- Policy Subcommittee

Motion: To allow the Policy Subcommittee secretary access to the ASC area website.

Intent: To allow the Policy subcommittee the opportunity to update the ASC policy document as motions affecting policy are passed.

Rationale: So that the ASC policy document can be continuously updated and to remove the necessity of interface with the ASC webservant to keep policy updated.

Back to Homegroups for vote

#2 Motion- Policy subcommittee

Motion:  To receive $100.00 start-up fund for printing off the finished, updated policy document. To establish a $50.00 reserve to fund future printings and expenses for other activites ( such as subcommittee meetings between the monthly meetings.) This reserve is to be taken from the intial $100 start up

Intent: To print an updated policy document and fund future business of the subcommittee

Rationale: to have and maintain a updated policy document
Back to Home groups for vote

Motion #3 PR Subcommittee

Motion: Request 17.50 for 25 white booklets for St Marys psych unit workers to provide to addicts

Intent: Provide NA materials to addicts to further clarify the NA program to addicts locked down detox there

Motion Passed

Motion #4 PR Subcommittee

Motion: Requesting $10.00 from PR reserve for flyers and schedules

Intent: To purchase flyers and schedules for PR service

Rationale: Carrying the message by posting flyers around the area providing the NA hotline #. To make schedules available to addicts by providing them to facilities in regular contact with addicts

Motion Passed

Homegroup Motions

Motion #5 Another Chance to Live

Motion: We would like to request $150.00  to purchase a stockpile of literature. It would include 2 basic texts, 2 It works how and why, 2 step working guides, 2 JFT’s equaling 95.60 leaving 54.40  to order carrying IP’s for the total of $150.00 ** In the event of the formation of a literature subcommittee, any literature left over from this motion will be passed forward to that committee.

Intent: To have ready and available Literature for struggling homegroups

Rationale: So home groups that need literature that are struggling need not wait to receive it.

Motion Passed

Regional Donation

No discussion

Open Forum

Clean Possibilities having a 29 year homegroup celebration on Tues August 25 starting at 6

Another way GSR has copies of literature pertaining to issue with fundraising, see group report for details

Discussion of forming a Outreach Subcommittee to support new groups and local rogue groups

Closed with Prayer