MidCoast Area of NA Newsletter

 

Serving the areas of Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida

JANUARY 2021

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“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction,
that our lives had become unmanageable.”

STEP OF THE MONTH

STEP ONE

TRADITION OF THE MONTH

TRADITION ONE

“Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on NA unity.”

Spiritual Principle of the Month

HONESTY

Current List of Available Positions

The MidCoast Area need your support. Please consider being of service by taking a commitment. It will be greatly appreciated.

Activities Chairperson

Qualifications

  • 1 year abstinence from all drugs
  • A willingness and desire to serve in that capacity
  • The time and the resources necessary to complete the duties
  • Knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions of NA and the service structure

Responsibilities

  • Attends all applicable Regional Service Committee meetings.
  • submit written plans of its activities for the approval of the ASC as needed
  • hold workshops to promote awareness of how they function within the fellowship
  • maintain communication between Area, Regional and World Chairpersons of these subcommittees
  • Arranges for and presides over weekly meetings.
  • Enforces rules of decorum and discipline.
  • Attempts to be absolutely impartial. Acts as a liaison between neighboring Areas to assure proper coordination and cooperation.
  • To submit budget to Admin by September ASC
Public Information

Qualifications

  • 2 years abstinence from all drugs
  • One year prior P.I. involvement, preferably as a member of the P.I Administrative Committee
  • Six months ASC experience
  • A willingness and desire to serve in that capacity
  • The time and the resources necessary to complete the duties
  • Knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions of NA and the service structure
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Responsibilities

  • Attends all applicable Regional Service Committee meetings.
  • submit written plans of its activities for the approval of the ASC as needed
  • hold workshops to promote awareness of how they function within the fellowship
  • maintain communication between Area, Regional and World Chairpersons of these subcommittees
  • Arranges for and presides over weekly meetings.
  • Enforces rules of decorum and discipline.
  • Attempts to be absolutely impartial. Acts as a liaison between neighboring Areas to assure proper coordination and cooperation.
  • To submit budget to Admin by September ASC
  • Chair shall be responsible for seeing that the P.I. committee maintains and updates the web site in accordance with our guidelines
  • Coordinates the work of all ad-hoc and task forces
  • Can only serve two consecutive terms
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Literature Review

Qualifications

  • 1 year abstinence from all drugs
  • A willingness and desire to serve in that capacity
  • The time and the resources necessary to complete the duties
  • Knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions of NA and the service structure
  • Attends all applicable Regional Service Committee meetings.
  • submit written plans of its activities for the approval of the ASC as needed
  • hold workshops to promote awareness of how they function within the fellowship
  • maintain communication between Area, Regional and World Chairpersons of these subcommittees

Responsibilities

  • Attends all applicable Regional Service Committee meetings.
  • submit written plans of its activities for the approval of the ASC as needed
  • maintain communication between Area, Regional and World Chairpersons of these subcommittees
  • Arranges for and presides over weekly meetings.
  • Attempts to be absolutely impartial. Acts as a liaison between neighboring Areas to assure proper coordination and cooperation.
  • To submit budget to Admin by September ASC
MCCNA Chairperson

Qualifications

  • 5 years abstinence from all drugs
  • one (1) year prior convention experience or other prior experience as a chairperson
  • A willingness and desire to serve in that capacity
  • The time and the resources necessary to complete the duties
  • Knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions of NA and the service structure
  • administrative abilities

Responsibilities

  • Presides over all host committee meetings.
  • Attends all MCASC meetings acting as liaison between the Convention committee and the ASC
  • Only votes in case of a tie.
  • Co-signer on the host Committee bank account.
  • Organizes subcommittees and delegates major tasks to specific subcommittees.
  • Stays informed of the activities of each subcommittee and pro-vide help when needed.
  • Helps resolve personality conflicts
  • Keeps activities within the principles of the Twelve Traditions and in accordance with the purpose of the convention.
  • Allows the subcommittees to do their jobs, while providing guidance and support. Only major issues need to be brought to the Convention Committee meetings.
  • Prepares an agenda for each Convention Committee meeting. Is responsible for all Convention files and archives.
  • To submit budget to Admin by September ASC
Member At Large

Qualifications

  • 5 years abstinence from all drugs.
  • A minimum of one year of involvement on ASC floor and as an admin member.
  • A working knowledge of the 12 steps and traditions and 12 concepts.
  • The ability to give time and resources to fulfill the position.

Responsibilities

  • To be an active member of ASC providing experience and guidance
  • to help ensure the ASC procedures are carried out properly.
  • Also will help fill open positions at the admin level.
Outreach Chairperson

Qualifications

  • 1 year abstinence from all drugs
  • a willingness and desire to serve;
  • service experience on the group level for at least one year;
  • the willingness to give time and resources to the job;
  • a working knowledge of the twelve steps and traditions

Responsibilities

  • To support ASC member groups;
  • give monthly report at monthly ASC,
  • responds directly to the groups and
  • acts on their behalf as their liaison in alignment with the ASC’s purpose to “help groups get started or give aide to floundering groups”
Policy Alternate Chairperson

Qualifications

  • 2 years abstinence from all drugs
  • This is a 2 Year commitment. The first year is a training year.
  • a willingness and desire to serve
  • active for at least 6 months in the NA service structure
  • the willingness to give time and resources to do the job
  • a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts

Responsibilities

  • to aid in providing an updated policy package once a year (in October),
  • to aid in providing addendum on an as needed basis, and
  • to assist in the interpretation of Area policy when needed.
Treasurer Alternate

Qualifications

  • 3 years of continuous abstinence from all drugs.
  • This is a 2 Year commitment. The first year is a training year.
  • a willingness and desire to serve,
  • service experience,
  • active for at least 1 Year in the NA service structure,
  • the willingness to give the time and re-sources to do the job,
  • leadership ability,
  • ability to communicate,
  • ability to organize.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the treasurer at all ASC meetings 
  • filling in for the Treasurer if the Treasurer is absent or for any reason unable to complete their term in office.
  • The Alternate Treasurer is not a co-signer on the Area bank account.
Secretary Alternate

Qualifications

  • 1 year abstinence from all drugs
  • This is a two-year commitment. The first year is a training year.
  • a willingness and desire to serve
  • active for at least 6 months in the NA service structure
  • the willingness to give time and resources to do the job
  • a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps, Traditions, and Concepts

Responsibilities

  • Assists Secretary in keeping an accurate record in each ASC meeting types and distributes copies of the minutes to each GSR, subcommittee chair, and admin member no later than two weeks following the ASC meeting,
  • types and sends any letters and/or correspondence that the committee so dictates, and
  • any job that may be appointed to the secretary during the year.
  • The Alternate Secretary is not a cosigner in the Area Bank account.
RCM Alternate

Qualifications

  • 1 year of continuous abstinence from all drugs.
  • This is a 2 Year commitment. The first year is a training year.
  • a willingness and desire to serve,
  • service experience,
  • active for at least 1 Year in the NA service structure,
  • the willingness to give the time and re-sources to do the job,
  • leadership ability,
  • ability to communicate,
  • ability to organize.

Responsibilities

  • attending all ASC and RSC meetings and
  • filling in for the RCM if the RCM is absent or for any reason unable to complete their term in office

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