Western North Carolina 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 is taken in their selection. With that in mind, when we choose leaders we should pay special attention to leadership qualities based on our principles, such as integrity and humility, as well as communication and organizational skills. Our trusted servants should demonstrate the stability and personal sense of direction that serves 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. Please refer to the Policy Manual for more information.
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.
- Assistant Secretary
- Assistant Treasurer
- Regional Committee Member
- Alternate Regional Committee Member
- Group Service Representative
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 Western North Carolina 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 rest 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.