Many area service committees have six administrative officers: a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a treasurer, a secretary, and two regional committee members (RCMs).
These individuals are responsible for administering the general affairs of the entire area committee. Because of that, it's important that great care be taken in their selection. A substantial amount of clean time and personal maturity should be the first consideration, along with experience in the steps, traditions, and concepts of service. Our trusted servants should demonstrate the stability and personal sense of direction that serve as an example to others. They should be capable of serving without attempting to govern. The specific amount of clean time required for each office will vary from area to area according to how long the local NA community has been in existence.
Significant area service background often makes more effective administrative officers. Experience both as a group service representative and an area subcommittee member is helpful. Recent leadership experience as a subcommittee chairperson will prove invaluable.
The Admin Subcommittee is comprised of following service positions:
- Assistant Secretary
- Assistant Treasurer
- Regional Committee Member
- Alternate Regional Committee Member
For more information on this committee's service positions and responsibilities, please see our ASC Policy Manual.
Why Should I Get Involved?
If you are like most of us, you will find that NA service through Area Service involvement is often a challenging yet rewarding experience. As a participating member of an Area Service Committee, you will be directly involved in developing, coordinating and maintaining the services Narcotics Anonymous offers in the Gold Coast Area and worldwide.
At these meetings, the ASC committee and subcommittee members and Group Service Representatives (GSRs) join together in service to develop, coordinate, and maintain the services of Narcotics Anonymous in this area.
Our fellowship's service boards and committees exist to help groups share their experience with one another, provide tools which help groups function better, attract new members to group recovery meetings, and carry the NA message further than any single group could carry it alone. We may recall what we could not do alone; we can do together!
When we decide to serve NA, we make a decision to help ourselves and other addicts find and maintain recovery. We believe that NA Service is a critical element of our recovery. Our primary goal through NA Service is to successfully carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers.
The primary purpose of the ASC is to support and serve the individual autonomous NA groups, group activities, and common group needs. The final responsibility and authority for ASC activity rests with these autonomous NA groups; because the groups have created the service structure, they have the final authority over all its affairs. Therefore, it is extremely important that area groups take an active role in the ASC.
How Do I Get Involved?
Please check the Service Committee Meetings page for meeting times and locations.
For more information, please contact the Area Service Committee Chairperson by email at: chair [at] goldcoastna.org