Welcome to Area Service
grateful and happy you are here!

The short version of GSR duties:
-Attends the monthly Area Service Committee (ASC)
-Serves as a liaison between the homegroup and the Area
-Reports to the homegroup all Area, Region, NAWS announcements
-Brings any homegroup concerns to the Area
-Brings any Proposals back to the Homegroup for voting
-Carries the Homegroup’s votes back to Area
-Serves on a Subcommittee
-Shares responsibilities and mentors the GSR-Alternate

Link to GSR Basic , PDF by Narcotics Anonymous World Service

  • What Area Service Committee meeting is and isn’t.
    • ASC serves the area groups
      • ASC joins together in service to develop, coordinate and maintain the services of the Western North Carolina Area
      • Coordinate services to help the sick and suffering addict and  bring unity into our area services
        • Hospitals and Institutions 
        • Public Relations
        • Area Anniversary party
        • Unity Day 
        • Volleyball, Bowling 
        • Public Relations 
        • IT 
        • Policy to keep our services within traditions
        • Convention 
        • The Campout
  • If you have never been to an Area Service Meeting (ASC) we are here to help.  If there is something you don’t understand or if you want more information 
    • This month’s Mentor please introduce yourself, and put your contact information in the chat?  
    • Private message your Mentor during the meeting
    •  Contact your Mentor after the meeting
    • or ask any of the Officers  contact information 
  • Your responsibility as a GSR
    • Attending the AREA service committee (ASC) regularly
    • -Serving as a liaison between the homegroup and the Area
    • -Reporting to your home group any Area, Region, and NAWS announcements
    • Brings any homegroup’s concerns to Area
    • Bring any proposals from your home group to ASC
    • -Brings any Proposals back to the Homegroup for voting
      • They will be in the minutes.  
      • But your notes will help clarify any questions they may have.
      • Bring back any additional comments, or concerns regarding Proposals
    • -Carry the Homegroup’s votes back to AREA
    • -Serve on Subcommittees, when possible
    • -Share and train responsibilities with the GSR-Alternate
    • For more information on being a GSR pamphlet  
  • For a better understanding of Proposals and how voting works
  • Proposals are made on all issues
  • In the chat, put your name, your home group name, and your contact information. And fill out the GSR form
  • This way you will be on the ASC email list
    • Monthly minutes
      • Remember they are located on the website also
    • Announcements
      • From the Sec. and any other trusted ASC servant.  
  • Follow Consensus-Based-Decision-Making
    • When the Proposal is being voted on, it will be read, and they will ask are there any dissents, or is anyone opposed to this Proposal.  If the answer is no, the Proposal passes.
    • If there are descents a compromise is tried to be reached.  For more information on Consensus-Based-Decision-Making
  • Some housekeeping issues will be voted on by the members at the meeting.
    • These are usually things that don’t affect policy and have no financial impact