The NLA Welcomes its Group Service Representatives
Welcome, Kick Back, Relax and Don’t Take Anything Too Personally
· Welcome to the Northern Lights Area Service Committee (NLASC) of Narcotics Anonymous, open to any NA member. If you have never attended an Area Service Committee meeting before, you may be feeling a bit confused. You may be asking yourself questions like: "What is going on here?" and "What am I supposed to do?" At this point, we suggest you sit back, relax, and take a deep breath.
· It may take you some time and effort to digest the information in this packet. NA service is a growing and learning experience for all who perform it. No one learned how to be an effective GSR all at once. So, easy does it! At first, you may find it helpful to sit with a more experienced GSR so that, as the meeting progresses, you can get immediate answers to your questions. You may also raise your hand and ask the ASC Chairperson to assign an experienced GSR to guide you.
· An Area Service Committee (ASC) meeting is nothing more (and nothing less) than a business meeting that can sometimes be complicated, sometimes be fun and most times quite productive. Once you become familiar with the meeting format and procedural guidelines what is happening here should soon start to make sense.
· Don’t let the process overwhelm you. Some of these procedures might sound complicated, but they do become simpler with practice. Show up at the ASC meeting, ask questions (we never stop learning), share what you have learned and enjoy your term as Group Service Representative. Remember that the ASC is here to be of service to you and your group. Without your active participation, this cannot happen. IT WORKS!
Northern Lights Area Service Committee (NLASC)
The ASC conducts the business of the Area. Meets from 12:30 to 4:30 on the 1st Saturday of the even months: February, April, June, August, October, and December. Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N 11th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805. This is a potluck event. GSRs will receive a copy of the Agenda and the previous meeting meetings via email no later than 2 weeks before each ASC meeting. Those who do not have email access can request USPS delivery by notifying the Area Secretary.